What is Supportive IV Nutrition?
Intravenous IV nutrition is a method of feeding vitamins, minerals, and other natural substances directly into a patient’s bloodstream. Bypassing the digestive system is the main advantage of IV nutrition. When substances are given orally they must be processed through the stomach and the intestines. Many substances may be rendered inactive in the digestive tract, or may not be well absorbed due to poor intestinal function. By directly administering nutrients to the body higher than normal blood levels can be achieved. These increased levels can provide an immediate therapeutic response by correcting deficiencies that may arise from a disease state.
Scientific research has demonstrated that a variety of conditions can benefit from the use of IV nutrition. A few of the conditions that may be helped using IV nutrition techniques include hypertension, COPD, asthma, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, diabetes, hepatitis, and even the common cold.
All of the intravenous protocols used at StemCells21 have been thoroughly researched and have been shown to be effective in the treatment of certain conditions. By practicing this type of “evidence-based medicine” we can custom tailor our IV infusions to ensure maximal effectiveness combined with minimal side effects.
The reasons to have IV nutritions infusions:
1. Most people are not eating a diet rich in vitamins and minerals on a daily basis. Did you eat your 13 cups of spinach today? That is how much you would need to get your recommended daily allowance (RDA) of Magnesium, a common mineral added to IV therapy. The reality is that the quality of our food sources is rapidly declining, and so too the density of nutrients. Added to that is a collective diet that is consistently moving towards decreased fruits and vegetable and we find ourselves in need of more aggressive ways to get nutrients into our bodies.
2. Many people have compromised digestion and cannot properly absorb nutrients from food. Anyone that is under stress of any kind is going to have a more difficult time digesting their food. When our nervous system perceives stress, it causes us to operate under our sympathetic branch, which is programed to re-allocate blood out of our digestive tract and into our brain and muscles. Since the beginning, humans have evolved this way so that we could effectively survive the prehistoric world. You do not want to have to deal with digesting food when you have to run away from a lion. So, even if you did eat 13 cups of spinach, you probably did not absorb all the magnesium you needed!
3. Many vitamins and minerals act as pharmaceuticals at higher doses. There are a number of conditions that have been shown to improve with treatment of vitamins and minerals that are given in higher amounts than the typical RDA. For example, Vitamin C is a potent antiviral and antihistamine but to see dramatic effects you require a plasma concentration that is simply not reachable with oral supplementation. Magnesium given intravenously promotes relaxation of smooth muscle, which can be useful in the treatment of angina and asthma. IV nutrient therapy does come with some risk, but it is in general much safer than traditional drug therapy.
A boost of energy from extra B12, B5 and B6 to get you through the week. Feel better doing your day-to-day activities without that wired feeling from adrenal fatigue.
The ultimate combination of Vitamin C, Biotin, CoQ10 and Glutathione to plump and smooth your skin. Lightens and brightens and helps turn back time from the inside out!
AKA ‘the liquid lunch’ this drip has all the nutrition without the calories! Packed with amino acids and electrolytes to supplement any low-calorie diet, fast or cleanse.
This drip provides benefits of alkaline-rich foods lacking in the typical American diet. Designed to balance the gut, alkaline environment deters cancer growth and decreases the body’s need to steal calcium from our bones.
This drip acts as a mild chelator. Think of it like a little magnet that goes through the body and attracts the toxins and heavy metals like lead and mercury and draws them out.
The vitamin cocktail that started it all! Just the right mix of vitamins and minerals for overall wellness. Great for maintenance and keeps our bodies in balance.
Vitamin C Drip
We use IV vitamin C for cancer, immune support, surgical healing, sports injury repair and more.
Athlete Recovery Drip
A combination of Vitamins and Minerals to aid in rapid healing, diminish soreness and increase energy.
Armed with high doses of Vitamin C, Lysine and Zinc this drip will have you feeling better in no time. It will shorten the duration of illness by attacking the problem not just the symptoms.
Weight Loss Drip
Three ways to help you shed pounds. Vitamins and minerals help boost metabolism and suppress appetite. 3 fat burners and L-Carnitine to help use stored fat and build lean muscle.
Hang Over Recovery
If you’ve overindulged this drip will get you back on track. Rehydration with fluids, vitamins, anti-nausea, anti-inflammatory medications and provides relief fast!
Inflammation is linked to diagnoses like Leaky Gut, Gluten Sensitivity and Fibromyalgia. This drip is designed to decrease generalized inflammation related to anything from sports recovery to chronic conditions.
This versatile drip is good for breaking down fatty cholesterol, regulating neurotransmitters to improve depression and decrease anxiety. A triple threat!
Improved skin pigmentation, minimizing the appearance of age spots, and the prevention of future age spots.
Glutathione strengthens the immune system, & reduces risks for cancer and heart disease. Glutathione can result in healthier, brighter, smoother skin, and a reduction in skin pigmentation and blemishes.