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Patient Education – What Is IV Nutritional Therapy?

IV nutritional therapy (a.k.a intravenous therapy, IV nutrition, IV therapy or IV nutrient therapy) is a type of therapy commonly used for more efficient nutritional support and wellness, beyond the treatment of hangover symptoms! The therapies deliver hydration and a specific blend of vitamin, antioxidant, mineral and amino acid nutrients directly into a patient’s vein to directly support cellular health. Although many may believe that specific nutrient deficiencies are less common, in a busy modern world with reported decreases in nutrient density of food, there are still many individuals who may not be getting optimal levels of the essential nutrients their bodies need to perform best. When used in the right situation and because IV treatment is administered directly into the veins, the results may be faster than those of oral supplements. IV Therapies are a supportive treatment to our cellular therapies and in combination with a sound diet, lifestyle and exercise plan. For long term nutritional support, we still recommend oral supplements as part of a daily wellness regimen. To address more immediate, injury or procedural related nutritional needs, IV therapies represent another useful tool in the toolbelt.

Potential Benefits of IV Nutritional Therapy:
  • Boosts energy and alertness
  • Detoxifies the body
  • Supports the immune system
  • Helps prevent/treat illness
  • Combats chronic fatigue
  • Supports rapid exercise/training or procedural recovery and tissue repair
  • Reverses symptoms of malnutrition
For healthy adults with no know allergies or sensitivities to such therapies, there are no specific contraindications. Patients with known kidney disease or renal failure, serious heart disease or failure or high blood pressure may not be appropriate candidates for IV Nutritional therapy. This is primarily related to the risk of fluid overload or electrolyte imbalance from not being able to clear the fluid or nutrients from the body quickly enough.

Meyer’s Cocktail
Magnesium Chloride
B-Complex Vitamins
Hydroxo B-12
Calcium Gluconate
Vitamin C

Immune Support
Vitamin C
Zinc Sulfate

Performance & Recovery
Vitamin C
Multivitamin Complex
Essential Amino Acid Blend
Mineral Complex

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