IV Nutritional Infusions2019-04-11T14:47:03-05:00

IV Nutritional Infusions

The Benefits of IV Nutritional Infusion

Optimal nutrition is essential for achieving and maintaining balanced mind-body health. When health is compromised, there are often accompanying issues associated with the cellular absorption of essential nutrients. People with stomach/intestinal malabsorption problems from such things as H.Pylori infections, gastric bypass surgery or inflammatory bowel syndrome (IBS) can find intravenous administration of nutrients therapeutically beneficial because they can achieve high blood nutrient concentrations not obtainable with oral supplements. With some health challenges, the ability of nutrients to get into cells and stay there may be diminished. IV administration provides high nutrient concentrations to the extracellular fluid. This increases the probability of cellular absorption and utilization.

Master Antioxidant. Intracelluar antioxidant. Chelator of lead, mercury cadmium and arsenic. Lowers oxidative stress in the body. Reduces alcohol induced liver damage. Antiaging “fountain of youth”. Glutathione levels diminish with age. Low-levels are also associated with Parkinsons Disease.

Water soluble. Antioxidant in lower doses and a pro-oxidant, immune booster in higher doses. It’s a co-factor in many enzyme reactions needed for a healthy functioning body. High doses taken orally can cause diarrhea and frequent urination. High doses given intravenously avoid that side-effect. Cautions: Glutathione is needed for proper processing. Antioxidants can create MORE oxidants! Vitamin C potentiates the effects of some chemotherapy drugs. Vitamin C infusions are not given in the presence of any kidney disease.

High dose IV vitamin C, is a valuable therapeutically because it has been shown to exert effects similar to prescription antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, anti-histamines and smooth muscle relaxants without many side effects or toxicity. An IV treatment of vitamin C can raise the blood levels 50 – 100 times higher than oral supplementation. Therefore, the common side effect of diarrhea, normally associated with high dose ORAL vitamin C, can be avoided.

Energy metabolism. Alcohol depletes thiamine

Antioxidant/energy metabolism. Deficiency is rare
Important for maintaining a healthy heart. Helps reduce skin inflammation. Side-effects: flushing, headaches
Critical for energy production and acetylcholine synthesis. Gastro-Intestinal stimulant for post-op ileus. Toxicity = edema
Essential for GABA synthesis (our “relaxing” neurotransmitter), hemoglobin synthesis and protein metabolism. Improves GI problems. Aids the immune system Toxicity = neuropathy, seizures, hypoglycemia, palpitations, and Ca/Mg imbalances that can lead to cramps or cardiac issues.
Needed for nerve and cell growth and blood cell formation. Homocysteine metabolism.
Needed for cell growth, nucleoprotein and myelin synthesis – good for fatigue, anemia, neuropathy, depression and memory deficits. Contraindications: cobalt sensitivity, Leber’s disease (optic nerve atropy) Use hydroxycobalamin.
IV infusion

All of our nutritional infusions are variations of the original Myers Cocktail. IV Infusions are administered in a private infusion room, lasting from 30 – 90 minutes, depending on chosen treatments. Different additives are used in various concentrations to achieve Anti-Inflammatory and Immune Boosting Effects along with hydration and an energy boost.

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FAQs

Why do we need a G6PD test for High Dose Vitamin C?2019-04-03T22:51:54-05:00

G6PD is an X-linked gene that provides instructions for making an enzyme called glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase. This enzyme, which is active in virtually all types of cells, is involved in the normal processing of carbohydrates. It plays a critical role in red blood cells. This enzyme helps protect red blood cells from damage and premature destruction.
Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase is responsible for the first step in a series of chemical reactions that convert glucose to ribose-5-phosphate. This chemical reaction produces a molecule called NADPH, which plays a role in protecting cells from potentially harmful reactive oxygen molecules. Reactions involving NADPH produce compounds that prevent reactive oxygen species from building up to toxic levels within cells. The production of NADPH by glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase is essential in red blood cells, which are particularly susceptible to damage by reactive oxygen species because they lack other NADPH-producing enzymes.

Who needs this test?

Anyone receiving high dose Vitamin C or who has never had high dose Vit C. Males are at greater risk than females because it is carried on the X gene. Required if Male AND of African, Asian or Middle Eastern descent.

When is it advisable not to get an IV Infusion?2019-04-03T22:51:54-05:00

Contraindications (a condition which makes a particular treatment or procedure possibly inadvisable):

  • Allergy to any of the additives
  • Anemia
  • End stage Renal disease
  • G6PD deficiency
  • Uncontrolled serum glucose above 300 mg/dL (16.7 mmol/L)

Precautions:

  • Cardiac arrhythimias
  • Decreased renal function
  • Metal storage diseases: In the presence of hemochromatosis or Wilson disease, regular monitoring is recommended. Exacerbation of those conditions might necessitate discontinuation of IV C.
  • Iron overload because of a history of frequent transfusion.
How long do the treatments take?2019-04-03T22:51:54-05:00

IV Infusions are administered in a private infusion room, lasting from 30 – 90 minutes, depending on chosen treatments.

Are there any side effects?2019-04-03T22:51:54-05:00

Possible side effects include:

  • Finger-stick glucose monitoring could be abnormal for 1–6 hours after IV C.
  • Side effects reported in clinical trials providing high-dose IV C have included nausea, dizziness, dry mouth, fatigue, perspiration, and weakness. Such effects are not likely to occur with 5–25 g (low-dose) IV C; however, caution is advised.

High dose IV vitamin C, in particular, is a valuable therapeutically because it has been shown to exert effects similar to prescription antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, anti-histamines and smooth muscle relaxants without many side effects or toxicity. An IV treatment of vitamin C can raise the blood levels 50 – 100 times higher than oral supplementation. Therefore, the common side effect of diarrhea, normally associated with high dose ORAL vitamin C, can be avoided.

How often will I need an infusion?2019-04-03T22:51:54-05:00

Most people will improve after a brief series of treatments. Others need regular infusions to control their symptoms to support their medical conditions. Continued IV therapy may be indicated when an illness has advanced past the cure phase onto a more chronic state. In these cases, quality of life can usually be optimized with ongoing IV nutritional infusion therapy.

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