IV Therapy FAQ
Restoring Nutrition and Balance to the Body
Known as intravenous (IV) therapy, infusion, hydration, and drip therapy it is a treatment
that delivers fluid by way of injection with a syringe or via infusion into the body.
It is the fastest way to deliver medications, blood products, and more into
the bloodstream to help with various health conditions, dehydration, and blood transfusions.
At Advanced Integrative Care, IV therapy is a highly personalized experience.
Based on the patient's needs, health goals and concerns, or underlying conditions,
we prepare the formulation on-site and ever mindful of the experience and safety--
we monitor the patient throughout the process.
For more about IV Therapy in general, read more here.
Types of IV Therapies
Have you ever heard the term “you are what you eat”? In reality, you are what you absorb.
Due to low mineral and vitamin content in our food, combined with a poor American diet,
many of us struggle with proper digestion and assimilation.
In the natural health field, nutrition makes the world go round. Without it, any number of
symptoms or issues can manifest themselves.
Fortunately, nutritional IV therapy is an effective alternative for getting nutrition into the body. By bypassing the stomach and producing an instant and significant increase in concentration, Nutritional IV Therapy presents nutrients to every cell in the human biome.
Amino acid supplementation may benefit those whose bodies are lacking in one or more of the essential amino acids. Additional amino acids may be recommended when receiving treatment for diseases such as cancer or while under excessive stress. Other benefits can include muscle function, sports performance, blood glucose levels, and skin conditions.
Myers' cocktail provides the body with an energy boost using a fast infusion of vitamins and minerals similar to the nutritional IV. This therapy can be effective for patients suffering from the flu, fatigue, colds, and gastric illness.
Nutritional IV Therapy can be effective in treating conditions such as vitamin and mineral deficiencies, chronic fatigue, depression, allergies, and as a supportive therapy during cancer care. The therapy provides a high concentration of nutrients that enables the body to reach high levels of vitamins and minerals not attainable via oral supplements.
Vitamin C therapy provides the body with a high dose of Vitamin C. A Vitamin C deficiency can lead to serious medical conditions such as strokes, heart attacks, and cancer. Generally, Vitamin C, which is a powerful antioxidant, can only be tolerated in small doses orally as it can affect the GI tract. Vitamin C IV Therapy contains a high dose of vitamin C while bypassing the GI irritation. This therapy can be effective in treating medical conditions such as heart disease, immune conditions, and as a supportive therapy during cancer care.
Oxidative therapy is designed to mirror the body's oxidative process using a solution containing pharmaceutical-grade Hydrogen Peroxide. The solution creates a chemical reaction in the body promoting the destruction of viruses, harmful bacteria, parasites, and fungus.
Ozone? Like the atmospheric layer that protects us from the sun's rays? Yes, as the “ozone” layer of our Earth is made up of ozone gas, a colorless gas made up of three oxygen atoms (O3). But did you know is this gas has the medical potential to stop the growth of bacteria, boost your immune system, and disrupt unhealthy processes in your body? Learn more here.
Chelation therapy is designed to reduce the levels of toxic heavy metals in the body. High levels of toxic metals in the body can be caused by environmental factors such as poor air quality, or even some medical procedures, and can lead to illness and degenerative conditions. The IV solution contains a synthetic amino acid (EDTA) blended with vitamins and minerals.
For more about the natural process, the need for Chelation, and its benefits, read more here.
DMPS is a synthetic amino acid chelating agent of toxic heavy metals, which forms a water-soluble complex with toxic heavy metals and is believed by many to lead to their removal through the kidneys, liver, and gastrointestinal tract.
What Are The Benefits of IV Therapy?
IV treatments are composed of a variety of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. They are the fastest way to replenish depleted nutrient reserves. The benefits of IV treatments include:
Helping the Body Detoxify
Promoting Better Sleep
Improving the Immune System
Combatting Acute and Chronic Infections
What Conditions Can IV Therapy Treat?
IV treatments can be used to treat a variety of medical conditions including:
Bacterial and Viral Infections
IV Therapies are also used by:
Athletes as a pre and post-competition energy, recovery, and immunity boost
Pre-Pregnancy, Pregnant and Post Partum women for and nutrition and postpartum recovery, breastfeeding, boosting immunity. Here's an article about the supporting science.
What Ingredients Do IV Treatments Contain?
IV treatments are composed of a variety of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids including:
Vitamins May Include: K, C, B Complex, B-12
Minerals May Include: Magnesium, Calcium, Selenium, Zinc Manganese
Amino Acids May Include: Taurine
Detoxification Nutrients May Include: Glutathione, EDTA
Eager for a midday boost, that's our very own Sherry Verostko-Slazak enjoying a Myers' Cocktail with lunch!