IV nutritional therapy is a safe and effective method for replenishing the body’s vitamins and nutrients. It can be used to treat a variety of symptoms and conditions.
What is IV Nutritional Therapy?
Intravenous (IV) nutritional therapy is the process of administering a collection of vitamins, electrolytes, amino acids, and nutrients directly into the bloodstream through a vein. IVs have long been a part of medical treatment since they became a common solution for patient care during the mid-1800s. In the 1940s, modern IV treatment as seen today came into view.
IV nutritional therapy has gained significant attention in the last few years as more individuals are seeking out these infusions. As a low-risk therapy, IV nutrition affords people a treatment that is safe, low-time consuming, and beneficial to their health in a variety of ways. Unfortunately today, many of us do not have diets that contain the right amount of nutrients and vitamins. We lack adequate sleep, have high stress levels, and do not get enough physical exercise. Lifestyle concerns like these lead many individuals to have a weakened immune system, become nutrient deficient, and develop illness and/or chronic fatigue.
As a fast and efficient way to replenish chronically depleted nutrient reserves, IV nutritional therapy has shown signs of being an effective method for treating a wide variety of conditions such as flu-like symptoms and jet lag, all the way to more serious health issues like fibromyalgia and Parkinson’s Disease. The body requires a certain level of vitamins and nutrients to properly function, and when starved of these vital minerals the body begins to experience breakdowns. Therefore, many individuals are seeking out IV nutrition as a part of their own personal wellness routine. Additionally, due to the holistic benefits of IV nutritional therapy more healthcare providers are recommending the treatment to their patients.
How Does it Work?
IV nutritional therapy works by introducing nutrients directly into the bloodstream, avoiding the gastrointestinal system, allowing higher volumes of the nutrients to be absorbed by cells. For example, vitamins consumed via diet or pill introduce is not absorbed at 100% and may not be absorbed at all depending on the health of the intestines. Whereas IVs can provide the body with higher quantities of nutrients needed to properly replenish the body’s deficiencies or assist the body in functioning at 100% every time.
Commonly, the body will lack proper levels of nutrients like vitamin C, D, B12, magnesium, and more. These compromised nutrient levels can lead to individuals becoming more susceptible to disease, fatigue, and other health ailments. Through IV treatments, an individual’s health can be optimized and restored to proper vitamin levels.
A nutritional therapy session involves a consultation with our Nurse Practitioner who will review your medical health history and goals and then will select the right IV option for your specific condition. This is a significant piece to IV therapy being successful as not just any nutrient cocktail can work for every condition or group of symptoms. Depending on the IV and the condition, an infusion can last anywhere from 20 minutes to several hours.
Based on the individual, some people receive an IV treatment weekly to best maintain their vitamin levels, stay hydrated, and protect their overall wellbeing. On the other hand, some may only seek IV nutritional therapy when they are experiencing illness. Either way, it is important to consult with a medical professional regarding your nutrient and vitamin levels as excessive mineral amounts can also pose danger and illness to you
Benefits of IV Therapy
Nutritional therapy is designed to allow for highly specific patient care. Depending on a patient’s symptoms and/or condition, we can determine the right vitamins and nutrients to introduce to their system. IV nutritional therapy cocktails are used for multiple reasons including:
- Stress reduction
- Brain function-boosting
IV nutritional therapy is also commonly used for several chronic and acute conditions to help alleviate symptoms and pain associated with it. Some conditions that may see benefits from this therapy include:
- Macular Degeneration
- Heavy Metal Detoxification
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Muscle Cramps/Spasms
- Immune System Boost
- Nerve repair
- High Blood Pressure
Types of IV Therapy
NAD+ IV Therapy
Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide, more commonly referred to as NAD+, is found in every cell in the body and is essential to life. As a coenzyme to Vitamin B3, NAD+ participates in more reactions than any other vitamin-derived molecule. It helps transfer the energy we get from food to the rest of our body and is a cornerstone to maintaining healthy internal organs and neurological systems. Research has shown that NAD+ IV therapy has a unique ability to protect tissues, induce DNA repair, and help increase lifespan. NAD iv therapy benefits include, but are not limited to, supporting cellular energy production, aiding brain function, encouraging healthy metabolic function, improving normal liver function, and promoting healthy aging.
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MAX IMMUNITY Vitamin C IV Therapy
Vitamin C is an essential water-soluble nutrient needed for growth and repair of all the tissues of the body. This super-nutrient boosts antioxidant levels so your immune system is better at fighting inflammation and oxidative stress. Vitamin C is also important for healthy skin and can give you a quick pick-me-up when you are feeling a little run down. If you feel run down, get sick often, and want to prevent disease, then vitamin C IV therapy is the infusion for you.
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The Anti-Viral Bag has all the infection-fighting power of the High Dose Vitamin C IV plus specific anti-viral nutrition to combat both acute and chronic infections.
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Myers Cocktail IV Therapy
Myers Cocktail is a carefully crafted formulation of essential nutrients known to support various health functions in the body. A Myers Cocktail IV infusion floods your body with a combination of vitamin C, magnesium, and B-vitamins which boosts your immune system and energy levels, improves nerve function, and provides overall disease prevention. Myers cocktail iv therapy is currently used for patients experiencing asthma, migraines, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, sinus infections, muscle spasms, allergies, mood disorders, and chronic pain.
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Glutathione is called the “Master Antioxidant” due to its detoxifying, immune-supporting, and anti-aging properties. Glutathione does this by binding to and eliminating free radicals from the body. In doing so, glutathione supports your immune health and your energy levels and can also improve the strength and appearance of your hair, skin, and nails. By increasing your levels of glutathione, you can increase your overall health and wellness. Glutathione can also be used as skin lightening iv therapy and by increasing your levels of glutathione, you can increase your overall skin’s appearance, health, and wellness.
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Alpha Lipoic Acid
Alpha Lipoic Acid is called the “Universal Antioxidant” due to its water-soluble and fat-soluble properties allowing it to detoxify every cell of the body. This potent antioxidant detoxifies the liver, improves blood sugar utilization, and increases the levels of other antioxidants such as Vitamins C and E, glutathione, and coenzyme Q10.
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Disodium EDTA Chelation
Chelation therapy is a process in which EDTA binds to heavy metals and minerals from the blood, such as lead, iron, copper, and calcium. Heavy metal toxicity has been related to neurological deterioration and cardiovascular disease. If you suffer from cardiovascular disease, known heavy metal exposure, tremors, irritability, or body hair loss then EDTA Chelation Therapy is for you.
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MIC Injections are a combination of compounds (Methionine, Inositol, and Choline) that work synergistically to mobilize and process fat in the liver to be used as energy. MIC Injections increase metabolism, reduce stored body fat, increase energy, and maintain a healthy liver.
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Vitamin B12 is essential in the building of blood cells, maintaining healthy nerve cells, and the formation of DNA in the body. B12 Injections rapidly elevate Vitamin B12 levels in the body giving you more energy, improved concentration and mood, better sleep patterns, and increased metabolism.
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Schedule an IV Therapy Session
IV Nutritional Therapy is a safe and effective treatment for a variety of symptoms and conditions. The first step to begin IV Nutritional Therapy is to meet with our nurse practitioner to let her know your goals and discuss what is best to help you reach them. Together, you will then create a customized protocol for your specific needs. The consultation is 30 minutes long and can be done in person or on zoom. Contact The Epigenetics Healing Center to find out if it’s right for you.
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