Nutritional IV Therapy
Most of you reading this have taken a multiple vitamin mineral supplement. Nutritional IV’s are simply a more efficient way to get these nutrients into your body. Even the most high-quality supplements with a healthy intestinal tract only allow for 10-25% absorption. Once absorbed, these nutrients go straight to the liver, which processes and destroys another fraction of orally ingested supplements in a process called “first pass metabolism.” But IV nutrition bypasses the gut and the liver, providing 100% absorption!
IV’s also make it easier to reach therapeutic levels in which the nutrients delivered have their greatest effect. This often requires high concentrations that are only achievable intravenously. Vitamin C is a great example, in which the highest oral dose only provides a concentration of 9.5 mg/dL. At concentrations of 200 mg/dL, Vitamin C can preferentially kill cancer cells. This concentration is easily reached with IV in a safe and nontoxic manner.
Antioxidant therapy is another great reason to consider IV treatments. Perhaps you’ve already heard of the powerful anti-aging effects of antioxidants like glutathione or alpha lipoic acid. These nutrients reverse oxidative damage, which is the number one cause of aging. This is why they add Vitamin C to skin products. Antioxidant IV’s access the deepest parts of the body and restore vitality.
All IV’s provided at the Nature Cures Clinic are formulated for the individual by Dr. Greg Eckel. Patients will complete a thorough history, physical exam and any lab studies necessary to assure the utmost safety.
Partial List of Indications for Nature Cures Clinic Nutritional IV therapy:
- Energy support
- Pre- and Post-Surgical Wound Healing
- Anti-aging, Preventative
- Chronic Stress
- Brain Health
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Depression, Anxiety
- Intestinal Malabsorption
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Immune Enhancement
- Herpes virus
- Heart Disease
- Autoimmune Disease
Will It Hurt? I’m scared of needles.
Dr. Eckel has performed thousands of IV’s and have it down to an art. Oftentimes, people do not feel even the needle insertion. There are many ways to make an IV comfortable, all of which will be employed to make your experience a positive one.
Is there a way for me to know my Nutritional Status?
Yes. Our cells are involved in a very complex dance of nutrients and enzymes designed to support all the processes necessary for life. Any nutrient deficiencies can limit your capacity to thrive. There are lab tests that track these nutrients and allow us to assess where your imbalances lie. We also can use these tests to track improvement along the course of treatment.
How often do I need treatment?
IV’s are best when provided as a series. It is difficult to restore nutrient deficiencies in one treatment. Many conditions require 1-2 months of treatment on a weekly or biweekly basis. The doctors at Nature Cures Clinic will assess your needs bases on a thorough evaluation. Preventative or anti-aging protocols are best delivered 1-2 times a month.