IV Infusions Offered at IFCS

Theoretical Basis for IV Therapy:

Absorption of nutrients taken orally can be impeded by health conditions that compromise the digestive system and by certain pharmaceutical products. By administering nutrients intravenously the GI tract is bypassed and 100% of the nutrients are directly available in the blood supply to all the cells in the body. Serum blood concentrations are achieved that cannot be obtained by oral administration.

Myer’s Cocktail:

Originally developed over 40 years ago by John Myers, MD and later modified by Alan Gaby, MD the Myer’s cocktail contains a blend of vitamins and minerals designed to optimize health and promote wellness. The ingredients include: Magnesium, calcium, Vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 & B12, selenium and Vitamin C.

Potential health benefits include an increase in energy, improved mental clarity, overall sense of wellbeing, quicker recovery, improved mood and better health.

Research suggests that the Myer’s infusion can have potential health benefits for the following conditions: Migraines, asthma, fatigue, fibromyalgia, depression, cardiovascular disease, upper respiratory infections, allergies and narcotic withdrawal.

Recommended dosing is 1-2 infusions per week over 1-3 months to assist in specific health conditions. Myer’s infusions can be used preventatively, ie before traveling, cold/flu season or once a month for optimal health, and/or when dealing with a stressful life event.

IV Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid):

Vitamin C has long been known for its positive effects on the immune system. Vitamin C works in over 300 pathways in the human body; as a powerful antioxidant; stimulating collagen synthesis; and as a strong antihistamine. IV administration of vitamin C can achieve serum blood concentrations 100 times greater than oral administration.

Potential health benefits include reducing oxidative stress to the body, boosting the immune system, stronger connective tissues, prevention and treatment of scurvy, better wound healing and faster recovery from injury. Vitamin C may play an important role in the adjunct treatment of Cancer, lyme disease, cardiovascular disease, cold/flu, and Crohn’s disease.

Recommend dosing is 25-50 grams per infusion and frequency is specific to health condition. High-dose vitamin C administration in combination with chemotherapy and radiation significantly improves the effectiveness of these treatments. [1]Vitamin C also lowers inflammation.[2,3] High doses of vitamin C help kill and eliminate colorectal cancer cells with certain genetic mutations. [4] Other studies[5] have shown high-dose vitamin C can help slow the growth of prostate, pancreatic, liver and colon cancer cells. IV vitamin C can also help improve symptoms associated with cancer and cancer treatment, such as fatigue, nausea, vomiting, pain, loss of appetite and overall quality of life.

  1. Cancer Cell, DOI
  2. Journal of Translational Medicine 2012; 10: 189.
  3. Naturalhealth365.com November 22, 2016
  4. Science November 5, 2015 DOI: 10.1126/science.aaa5004
  5. National Cancer Institute High Dose Vitamin C
IV Glutathione:

Known as the mother of all antioxidants, some would say it’s the most important molecule your body needs to stay healthy and prevent disease. The good news is that your body makes its own glutathione but the bad news is that poor diet, environmental exposures, medications, stress, trauma, infections and aging all deplete it.

Potential health benefits include slowing of aging, support of phase 2 liver detoxification, immune support, and reduced oxidative stress.

Research suggests glutathione may help in the following conditions: Cancer, heart disease, dementia, Alzheimers, chronic fatigue, diabetes, arthritis, kidney disease, and liver disease.

Recommended dose is 2000mg 1-3 times per week for 1-3 months depending on specific health conditions.

Aesthetic Medicine

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