THERAPEUTICS | INJECTIONS & INFUSIONS
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Whether you’re just looking for a little pick me up or have a specific issue you are looking to address, IV fluids, vitamins and minerals may be able to get you the lift you are looking for. IV and IM administrations of vitamins and minerals bypass the limitations of the GI tract. In some people GI absorption can be suboptimal. Getting things administered through an IV or as an IM shot can allow for vitamins and minerals to be directly available to the body’s tissues.
We have the widest possible available options in IV fluids (Normal Saline, Lactated Ringers, Dextrose containing fluids, among others) and one of the broadest vitamin, mineral and amino acid menus available anywhere. We are confident that our board certified medical professionals can find the right infusion for you.
Amino Acids (AAs) are the building blocks of proteins including neurotransmitters and hormones, and even in isolation, serve important physiologic processes. AAs can be added to infusions for a variety of reasons: workout recovery, as part of a protocol for gut repair, and to help boost immune function. With IV infusion, the AAs become readily available to the body for use at high doses, this is especially crucial in the case of AAs that are poorly absorbed from the gut or those that are made in inadequate amounts by the body.
B-complex vitamins are essential for many physiologic processes including blood cell production, hormone production, and cognitive function to name a few. B-vitamins are also important for things such as hair and skin health, muscle tone and energy levels. Absorption of these vitamins from the gut can be quite variable and there are even some conditions where oral supplementation is inadequate. Infusions can be a good way to support those biological functions that rely on B-vitamins.
Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body, and it is vital for bone health. It is also necessary for maintaining healthy communication between the brain and other parts of the body, and plays a role in muscle movement and cardiovascular function
Chelators are charged particles that have been used intravenously for decades to bind toxic metals that have entered our bodies primarily through environmental exposure. They are then eliminated from the body by filtration through the kidneys. These toxic metals contribute adversely to inflammation, diabetes, hypertension, plaque deposition in various parts of the body including the tiny coronary vessels of the heart, ultimately placing these patients at risk for another heart attack, stroke, or even death.
We can give glutathione alone or in combination with other vitamins and minerals.
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IV Hydration we offer the widest available menu of IV fluids which we taylor specifically for your needs and goals. Examples include normal saline, lactated ringers, half normal saline, D5NS, and more.
Magnesium plays many crucial roles in the body, such as supporting muscle and nerve function, and energy production. Low magnesium levels usually don’t cause symptoms. However, chronically low levels can increase the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and osteoporosis.
Myers Cocktail consists of a vitamin and mineral formula including Vitamin C, B Complex, B12, Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc and more. It has been found to be effective for asthma, migranes, fatigue (including chronic fatigue syndrome), fibromyalgia, and other disorders. (Gaby, Alan. Alternative Medicine Review. Oct 2002)
Vitamin B12, also known as cobalamin, is an essential vitamin that your body needs but cannot produce. It’s found naturally in animal products, but also added to certain foods and available as an oral supplement or injection. Vitamin B12 supports the normal function of your nerve cells and is needed for red blood cell formation and DNA synthesis. It may benefit your body in impressive ways, such as by boosting your energy, improving your memory and helping prevent heart disease.
Vitamin C is a well known antioxidant. High dose vitamin C has been studied in a variety of disease states including flu-like-illness, pneumonia, sepsis, cancer, and even post-cardiac-arrest. Although not curative, high dose vitamin C may be a good supportive intervention as it clearly decreases some of the complications stemming from the aforementioned disease processes.
Vitamin D3 is produced by your body naturally when it’s directly exposed to sunlight. You can also get vitamin D from certain foods and supplements to ensure adequate levels of the vitamin in your blood. The most vital functions of D3 are regulating the absorption of calcium and phosphorus and facilitating normal immune system function. Getting enough vitamin D3 is important for typical growth and development of bones and teeth, as well as improved resistance to certain diseases. Research suggests that D3 may regulate mood and reduce depression, fight disease, and support weight loss.
What to expect: Come in, get an IV and relax while you have your infusion. Leave feeling better and live happily ever after.