The use of vitamins is commonplace in our society. IV nutritional therapy is the process of administering vitamins, minerals and nutrients directly into the bloodstream via an intravenous line (IV). This is the most efficient way of administration for any compound or medication (think of IV antibiotics and how much better they work than oral antibiotics). IV nutritional therapy bypasses the gut and the liver, administering 100% of the nutrient directly into the bloodstream. It is the most efficient method of delivery.
Many of the vitamins and nutrients we need only reach their peak effect at very high blood concentrations. Vitamin C, for example, can preferentially kill cancer cells, but only if the concentrations can reach 120-200 mg/dl. The maximum Vitamin C level we can reach by oral intake is only 9.5 mg/dl. This effect is due in part to an osmotic gradient: high concentrations of a vitamin in the blood causes more of that vitamin to enter a cell, the site of its action. Most of the vitamins and nutrients we infuse have been shown in numerous studies in the scientific literature to be very useful in a wide variety of medical conditions at higher blood concentrations (see below).
In addition to treating existing medical conditions, regular infusions of antioxidants such as Vitamin C, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Glutathione and others, can be used to simply prevent and even reverse oxidative damage to cells and the body. The process of oxidative damage is responsible for aging, systemic inflammation, the atherosclerotic plaques of heart disease and stroke, and cancer.
All of the IV therapies delivered are specifically tailored to each individual patient after a thorough history, physical and laboratory examination.
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