Nutrient IVs & Myer's Cocktails
What is it?
Nutrient Ivs are a super potent blend of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, trace elements and electrolytes delivered directly into your blood stream. Bypassing your liver and GI tract allows blood concentrations more than 50 times greater than what can be given orally without all of the side effects.
What are the benefits?
IV administration is exceptionally powerful because a very large dose can be given without a decrease in absorption (Your body gets 100%) and without a decrease in potency (unlike oral routes which decrease potency to around 25%). IV therapy also eliminates the GI side effects such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
What Conditions are treated with Nutrient IV Therapy?
EVERYTHING!! Nutrient therapy is beneficial for autoimmune conditions, neurological conditions, chronic fatigue, anxiety, asthma, skin conditions, ADHD, fibromyalgia, chronic pain, MS, mold exposure, detox, decreased immune function, cancer, dementia, obesity, addictions, cold/flu, viral infections, and pre and post athletic competitions. Nutrient IVs are exceptionally beneficial in conditions involving poor digestion and absorption of nutrients such as Celiac, Chron's, Ulcerative Colitis, certain anemias, hypothyroid, dysautonomias, and intestinal permeability) as well as conditions in which nutrients are used up at a faster than normal rate (athletes, cancer, autoimmunity, ADHD, hyperthyroid).
How Long will it Last?
This is a hard question to answer because there are so many variables. Some patients feel more energy and a decrease in symptoms for days, and some for weeks. In conditions where metabolism is increased (such as those listed above), these nutrients are depleted at a much faster rate. Those patients often do smaller amounts more frequently. Nutrients may last a bit longer in those with less physical activity and those already consuming a nutrient rich diet.
Can I obtain these nutrients from food?
You can, and you should….the problem is that we don’t. It is recommended that we get 9 servings of vegetables and 2-3 servings of fruit PER day. For optimal health and disease prevention, our plates should consist mostly of plant based foods. Most people don’t come close to that number in a whole week! And some don’t come close to that number in a month. Another thing to consider is the steady decline of nutrients due to newer agricultural practices.
According to the Organic Consumers Association, loss of nutrients in plants include: protein, calcium phosphorus, iron, riboflavin, Vitamin C, magnesium, zinc, B6 and E. One study concluded that you would have to eat eight oranges today to derive the same amount of Vitamin A as our grandparents would have gotten from one. If you are not eating organic plant foods, you are ingesting toxic pesticides that also wreak havoc on several organs including liver and thyroid. Pesticides, mercury and other toxins inhibit the conversion of thyroid hormones which may lead to autoimmunity or toxicity. Nutrient IVs do not contain these harmful substances.
Trigger Point, Prolotherapy and PRP Injections
What is it?
These are different types of injection therapies knows as Regenerative Injection Therapy, or RIT. These injections stimulate the body’s natural healing mechanisms to regenerate tissues such as muscles, ligaments and tendons. RIT is a safe option for managing chronic pain, degenerative and overuse syndromes.
What conditions respond to RIT?
Some conditions are osteoarthritis, strains, sprains, muscle, ligament and tendon tears, tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, peripheral neuropathy, post surgical pain, TMJ, head and neck pain.
What else should I know?
PRP injections require a longer visit because this procedure requires drawing the patient’s blood, centrifuging the blood and collecting the platelet rich portion of the plasma. The smaller the joint, the less amount of time. Injections involving the ribs and spine also take additional time.