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 are ever mindful of the experience and safety--
we monitor the patient throughout the process.
Please note, some treatments require a consult before we can begin. Others do not, they
are indicated by .
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.
Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) is a powerful antioxidant made by your body that works on the cellular level to help convert glucose into energy. Although ALA is found in some foods (spinach, broccoli, yams, potatoes, yeast, tomatoes, brussels sprouts, carrots, beets, and rice bran as well as red meat and particularly organ meat ) and our bodies naturally synthesize it, it is only in small amounts so a boost of alpha-lipoic acid of ALA in IV form can give your body the nutrients it needs to stay well and for you to feel better.
Helps to boost metabolism, prevent inflammation, eliminate toxins and reverse some of the oxidant (free radical) damage related to aging.
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.
Muscle function, sports performance, blood glucose levels, and skin conditions.
Living your best life requires proper hydration. Dehydration sneaks up on us and is often ignored. IV hydration can replace fluids lost during intense sports performance, cold and flu, excessive alcohol consumption, and GI ailments. It has also been found to help relieve migraines.
Myers' cocktail provides the body with an energy boost using a fast infusion of vitamins and minerals similar to the nutritional IV.
Although ALA is found in some foods (spinach, broccoli, yams, potatoes, yeast, tomatoes, brussels sprouts, carrots, beets, and rice bran as well as red meat and particularly organ meat ) and our bodies naturally synthesize it, it is only in small amounts so a boost of alpha-lipoic acid of ALA in IV form can give your body the nutrients it needs to stay well and for you to feel better.
An instant energy boost or suffering from the flu, fatigue, colds, sinus inflammation, or gastric illness.
Combined benefits of the Myers' Cocktail AND amino acids.
Our Myers' Cocktail specially formulated with a blend of multi-trace minerals including chromium, zinc, copper, manganese, and selenium.
Nutritional IV Therapy can effectively treat conditions such as vitamin and mineral deficiencies, chronic fatigue, depression, and 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.
Effective for treating vitamin and mineral deficiency, chronic fatigue, depression, chronic sinusitis, seasonal allergies, adrenal fatigue, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and immune system disorders.
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.
Can support heart disease treatments, immune conditions, and cancer care.
Aids in an anti-aging regimen, the formation of collagen, and improvement of the body’s health and well-being.
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.
A key component of your body’s antioxidant system, Glutathione protects the body against harmful toxins in the environment. Glutathione can be given alone or added to any of the IV therapies, most popularly with Myers' Cocktails.
Helps to detoxify the liver, kidneys, lungs, intestinal epithelia, and many other organs.
Also improves immune function.
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 postpartum women for nutrition and postpartum recovery, breastfeeding, and 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!