What is IV therapy?
IV nutritional therapy is simply the process of administering vitamins, minerals and nutrients directly into the bloodstream via an intravenous line (called the IV). IV nutritional therapy bypasses the gut and the liver, delivering 100% of the nutrient directly into the bloodstream. IV is the most efficient way to introduce any medication or compound.
First Pass Metabolism.
Most of us take vitamins or supplements orally. But even with a healthy intestinal tract, ingesting vitamins allows only 10% to 25% absorption of nutrients, minerals and vitamins. In addition, once the dosage is absorbed, the liver processes and destroys many of the orally ingested vitamins in a process called “first pass metabolism.”
The Myers’ cocktail is named after its originator, the late John Myers, M.D. The Myer’s cocktail contains vitamin C, magnesium, minerals, nutrients and B vitamins. It is administered intravenously and promoted as an alternative treatment for a broad range of conditions including asthma, arrhythmias, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.* Many patients swear it is the ultimate cure for the “hangover.” Read more.
Your Myers’ cocktail can be administered right here in our clinic in about 20 minutes. It works fast as it restores and rehydrates the body.
Unfortunately, the consumer market is flooded with low-quality and ineffective supplements. Many of the vitamins and nutrients we need only reach their peak effectiveness at very high blood concentrations. For example, Vitamin C can preferentially kill cancer cells, but only if the concentrations can reach 120 – 200 mg/Dl. The maximum Vitamin C level we can achieve by oral intake is only 9.5 mg/Dl (a dose of 2500 mg of oral Vitamin C will reach approximately 2 mg/Dl).* So an individually-designed IV program is the most efficient way to deliver nutrition.
Oxidative damage is responsible for aging, systemic inflammation, cancer, the altherosclerotic plaques of heart disease and stroke. Regular IV infusions of antioxidants such as Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Glutathione and others, can prevent and even reverse oxidative damage to cells and the body.* Again, high concentrations of antioxidants cannot be attained by oral intake.
All of the IV therapies delivered at Praxis Wellness Center are specifically tailored to each individual patient following a thorough medical history, physical and laboratory examination.
INDICATIONS FOR IV NUTRITIONAL THERAPY
- Chronic Fatigue
- Bacterial and Viral Infections (acute & chronic)
- Flu symptoms
- Herpes virus
- EBV, CMV, etc.
- Enhanced Athletic Performance and Recovery
- Anti-Aging & Preventative
- Chronic Stress
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Autoimmune Disorders: Multiple Sclerosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus
- Peripheral Neuropathy
- Vitamin Deficiencies
- Pre- and Post-Operatively wound healing
- Macular Degeneration
- Heavy Metal Toxicity
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Malabsorptive Syndromes (IBS, Crohn’s)
- And many others..