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INTRAVENOUS NUTRITIONAL THERAPIES

Why IV Nutritional Therapies?

      Painless and extremely effective, IV therapies deliver necessary nutrition directly to the body, bypassing any and all barriers to optimal absorption.  This is important for many patients because the severity of their illness leads to inadequate nutrition from oral intake alone.  It is also important for individuals who are less ill but who wish for optimal nutritional conditioning in order to maximize mental or physical functionality for an improved quality of life.  Patients receive adequate and therapeutic levels of antioxidants, vitamins, and supplements that improve their energy, help fight infections, fight off free radicals (in cancer or pre-cancer states), and more.  Most vitamin supplements cannot be taken orally in high enough doses as required by the body to achieve these benefits, either due to side effects or metabolic breakdown – when the body eliminates much of the material before it gets delivered to the cells that so badly need them.  An example of this is that oral doses of vitamin C greater then 2 grams often cause diarrhea, but IV doses of vitamin C of 25 grams or more have no reaction. 

     IV nutritional therapy is especially effective for patients with gastrointestinal disorders, poor immune systems, cancer, chronic fatigue, adrenal fatigue (adrenal insufficiency), and many neurological disorders (migraine headaches, Parkinson’s Disease, etc).  

What to Expect

     IV therapies at The Sante Center are no different than receiving IV therapies in any other hospital or emergency room setting.  Our IV’s are placed by the highest quality licensed and practicing nurses who utilize best practice protocols for sanitation, safety, and comfort.  Upon completion of treatment, patients receive routine care of the IV site to minimize the potential for any minor complications.  Supervision is present on-site throughout each and every IV therapy session.

 

COMMON QUESTIONS

What’s so special about IV vitamin C?

     Vitamin C is one of nature’s greatest anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal treatments.  It is one of nature’s best detoxifiers, boosts and restores immune system functions, and can be as effective as a flu vaccine.  It increases energy and appetite (great for those whose illness has lead to anorexia and nausea, leading to further nutritional deficiencies), and also:

stimulates collagen formation (healthier and rejuvenated skin, better healing in general), 

improves circulation, 

helps to remove heavy metals (in metal poisoning states), and 

has multiple benefits for cancer especially – it can potentiate chemo and radiation, relieve pain, induces tumor cell death, and inhibits hyaluronidase which can prevent metastasis.  

     Most if not all of these benefits are unobtainable with oral vitamin C, due to the inability to absorb anywhere near the necessary dosing.  IV administration allows for greater tissue saturation, avoids side effects, and can be provided in isolation or in conjunction with traditional medical therapies.  This intervention can also be used as a form of treatment for specific disease conditions, or as a proactive means of disease prevention. 

What’s so special about IV glutathione?

     This powerful antioxidant is present in every cell in the human body. Glutathione is primarily made in the liver, where it plays a crucial role in the liver’s function to metabolize and convert ingested healthy substances into other nutrients vital to life, and other toxic substances into less toxic derivatives ready for proper elimination.  

     In particular, glutathione is the brain’s most foundational antioxidant, and protects the brain on multiple levels, including from free radical and oxidative neuron damages which are the primary causes of degenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s disease (vitamins C and E can remove the damaging free radicals produced by amyloid plaques in this condition, while glutathione prevents brain cell death induced by those same plaques), and play important roles in the development and progression of many other brain disorders such as Down Syndrome, schizophrenia, and brain injury.  

     Taking glutathione as an oral supplement does not increase cellular glutathione levels, because it is degraded in the digestive tract before it reaches the cells.  But IV glutathione is plenty effective in boosting intracellular levels of glutathione.     

What is a Myers’ Cocktail?

     This natural IV treatment consists of magnesium, calcium, B vitamins, and vitamin C, and has been found to be effective for acute asthma attacks, migraines, fatigue (including chronic fatigue syndrome), fibromyalgia, acute muscle spasms, upper respiratory tract infections (“colds”), chronic sinusitis, seasonal allergies, cardiovascular disease, and other disorders, especially autoimmune inflammatory disorders.  Countless numbers of patients have been treated with this beneficial treatment since thte 1970’s, and we are proud to make this available to our patients as an all-natural alternative or adjunct for a variety of conditions.

Additional Resources and Links

http://www.orthomolecular.org/library/ivccancerpt.shtml

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCBRMFBVzi0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mL_g5-6DCVQ&feature=related

http://www.ivcinfusions.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycT6mI3SAi4&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6PbmmItT6E&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=of1YXprhYak&feature=related

http://www.medpagetoday.com/HematologyOncology/OtherCancers/2938

http://intravenousvitaminc.blogspot.com

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-mark-hyman/glutathione-the-mother-of_b_530494.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eh2PYQBICWs

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12410623

http://www.seanet.com/~alexs/ascorbate/199x/riordan-nh-etal-med_hypotheses_1995-v44-p207.htm (’95 journal article: IVVC for cancer)

http://www.denvernaturopathic.com/news/glutathione.html (glutathione review: PD’s, CA adjunct, etc)

http://fasting.ws/cancer/intravenous-glutathione-cancer-treatment 

Our IV Nutrition Therapies can be provided independently, but we highly advocate our patients have a comprehensive intake and evaluation consultation with our doctors to determine whether a more comprehensive treatment program is warranted or would be more helpful to our patients’ needs, in order to improve their qualities of life.