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.
Water soluble. Antioxidant in lower doses and a pro-oxidant, immune booster in higher doses. Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) is a co-factor in many enzyme reactions needed for healthy functioning of the body. Humans only obtain Vitamin C through our diets. We do not synthesize it like other animals do. We lost this ability thousanads of years ago. High doses given intravenously yield maximal bioavailability without the side effect of diarrhea that can occur with high oral doses. Glutathione is needed for proper processing. High dose Vitamin C infusions are not given in the presence of kidney disease.
High dose IV vitamin C, is 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. IV Vitamin C treatment can raise blood levels much higher than oral supplementation, while avoiding the common side effect of diarrhea, normally associated with high dose ORAL Vitamin C.
Energy metabolism. Alcohol depletes thiamine
All of our nutritional infusions are variations of the original Myers Cocktail. IV Infusions are administered in a private infusion room, lasting from 30 minutes to 3 hours, depending on the infusion. Different additives are used in various concentrations to achieve Anti-Inflammatory and Immune Boosting Effects along with hydration and an energy boost.
to help your body heal
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.
Contraindications (a condition which makes a particular treatment or procedure possibly inadvisable):
- Allergy to any of the additives
- End stage Renal disease
- G6PD deficiency
- Uncontrolled serum glucose above 300 mg/dL (16.7 mmol/L)
- 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.
IV Infusions are administered in a private infusion room, lasting from 30 – 90 minutes, depending on chosen treatments.
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.
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.