INTRAVENOUS (IV) therapy is a method of feeding vitamins, minerals, and amino acids directly into the bloodstream used to correct intracellular nutrient deficiencies. Oral intake of such high doses is simply not possible due to absorption limitations from the digestive process. Patients can get up to 10 times the nutrients in one treatment as they could get orally in one day.
A good example of this is the use of Vitamin C when trying to overcome a cold due to some sort of virus. The antiviral effects of Vitamin C are seen when blood levels are around 10-15 mg/dL. This level is achievable with IV therapy but not orally. Oral dosage typically peaks with blood levels around 1.2-4.0 mg/dL vs. IV therapy of 50-90 mg/dL
Scientific evidence has demonstrated that a variety of conditions can benefit from the use of IV nutrition. A few of the conditions that may be helped include:
poor detoxification can did a hypertension poor circulation COPD post-gastric by pass neuropathy increased stress cardiovascular disease Epstein Barr Hepatitis heavy metal toxicity influenzapre/post surgery Crohn’s Disease Ulcerative Colitis cancer asthma weakened immune system fibromyalgia chronic fatigue syndrome diabetes migraine supper respiratory tract infections depression athletic performance recovery and even the common cold.
IV therapies are also useful in nutritional detoxification programs, immune stimulation or, simply, because of depletion of your body
IV nutritional therapy infusions that include high dosage pharmaceutical grade Vitamin C found to be helpful for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease, chronic infections, Hepatitis, and Cancer.
ALPHA LIPOIC ACID (ALA) IV:
WHAT IS ALA?
Alpha-lipoic acid is an antioxidant that is made by the body and is found in every cell, where it helps turn glucose into energy. Antioxidants are substances that attack “free radicals,” waste products created when the body turns food into energy. Free radicals cause harmful chemical reactions that can damage cells in the body, making it harder for the body to fight off infections. They also damage organs and tissues.
Unlike other antioxidants, which work only in water (such as vitamin C) or fatty tissues (such as vitamin E), alpha-lipoic acid is both fat- and water-soluble. That means it can work throughout the body. In addition, antioxidants are depleted as they attack free radicals, but evidence suggests alpha-lipoic acid may help regenerate these other antioxidants and make them active again.
Orally, ALA is used for diabetes, peripheral neuropathy, cardiac autonomic neuropathy, retinopathy, cataracts, and glaucoma. Alpha-lipoic acid is also used orally for dementia, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), HIV/AIDS, cancer, liver disease, Wilson’s disease, cardiovascular disease, peripheral arterial disease (PAD), intermittent claudication, Lyme disease, and lactic acidosis caused by inborn errors of metabolism.
Alpha-lipoic acid can lower blood sugar levels, and its ability to kill free radicals may help reduce pain, burning, itching, tingling, and numbness in people who have nerve damage caused by diabetes (called peripheral neuropathy). Alpha-lipoic acid has been used for years for this purpose in Europe, and at least one study found that intravenous (IV) doses of alpha-lipoic acid helped reduce symptoms.
Alpha-lipoic acid has been proposed as a treatment for alcohol-related liver disease, but so far there is no evidence that it works. Alpha-lipoic acid has been administered by IV along with silymarin to treat people who have eaten the poisonous mushroom Amanita, which causes liver damage.
BRAIN FUNCTION AND STROKE
Because alpha-lipoic acid can pass easily into the brain, it has protective effects on brain and nerve tissue. Scientists are investigating it as a potential treatment for stroke and other brain disorders involving free radical damage. Animals treated with alpha-lipoic acid, for example, suffered less brain damage and had a four times greater survival rate after a stroke than animals who did not receive this supplement. More research is needed to understand whether this benefit applies to people as well.
WHAT IS GLUTATHIONE?
It is the primary antioxidant (Tri-peptide) produced by all the cells, especially the brain, liver, intestine and kidney. It regulates Nitric Oxide (dilates arteries) which is crucial for life. It directly detoxifies carcinogens, toxins, poisons, drugs, alcohol, and heavy metals such as mercury, lead, and arsenic. It activates the Immune System and enhances the response of cytokines, lymphocytes, T cells and NK cells. It plays a fundamental role in DNA synthesis and repair.
Powerful anti-oxidant found predominately in the brain and liver. When given intravenously improves liver and brain function. Often used for memory enhancement, Dementia, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Neuropathy and Liver Disease.
Cataracts Glaucoma Preventing aging Treating or preventing alcoholism Asthma Cancer Heart disease High cholesterol levels AIDS Chronic fatigue syndrome. Memory loss. Alzheimer’s disease.Osteoarthritis. Parkinson’s disease.DiabetesCOPDAllergiesChemical SensitivitiesIrritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn’s DiseaseImpaired Liver Function (Hepatitis, Liver disease, etc.)
High blood pressure is often associated with mineral deficiencies and heavy metal burden. Intravenous nutritional therapy can rapidly lower blood pressure, and when used in conjunction with other lifestyle measures can reduce heart disease risk.