Intravenous Therapy is the method of getting nutraceuticals directly into the blood stream, which means that almost all of it is being absorbed.  When nutrients are taken through the mouth (via food or supplement), they are only partially absorbed, especially during times of high stress.

EDTA Chelation

What is it for?  A chelating substance, EDTA is given intravenously to remove heavy metals, such as mercury, cadmium, lead, aluminum, and arsenic from the body. High build ups of these metals can cause a multitude of problems ranging from acute lead poisoning to chronic disease.

How does it work? The chelating agent, EDTA, “grasps” on to heavy metals by forming a water-soluble complex with the metals, which is then removed through the kidneys into your urine.

What is the protocol? Once per week; may increase to twice per week under physician supervision. Each infusion takes approximately 3 hours. (EKG and lab work needed before beginning).

Myer’s Cocktail

What is it for? This vitamin and mineral combination (magnesium, calcium, B vitamins, and vitamin C) has been found to be effective in many conditions, as well as in boosting the immune system before travel, during flu season, and prior to other medical treatments.

How does it work? By administering these vitamins/minerals through IV, absorption issues are bypassed and patients are able to achieve blood levels of the nutrients which are 10 times the amount of that achieved through oral administration.

What is the protocol? Once per week for 4 weeks; may then use every 2-4 weeks as needed. Each infusion takes approximately 30-60 minutes.

IV Push Glutathione

What is it for?  Glutathione is the primary cellular antioxidant. In humans, glutathione deficiency is linked to a number of disease states including pancreatic inflammation, diabetes, HIV, liver cirrhosis, pulmonary disease, Crohn’s disease, and neurodegeneration.

How does it work?  Among other things, glutathione participates in liver detoxification and tissue repair and has proven beneficial in reducing free radical damage due to radiation. It is considered to be the most potent detox and antioxidant agent made by the body.

What is the protocol?  It is infused one to three times per week through an IV drip or IV push.

Edetate Calcium Disodium (Calcium EDTA)

What is it for?  Used in treatment of symptomatic acute and chronic lead poisoning or for symptomatic patients with high blood levels of lead. It is also useful in poisoning by zinc, manganese, and certain heavy radioisotopes.

How does it work? The chelating agent, EDTA, “grasps” on to heavy metals by forming a water-soluble complex with the metals, which is then removed through the kidneys into your urine.

What is the protocol?  It is infused through an IV push once per week. It may be increased to twice per week under the direction of a physician.

Dimercaptopropane-1-sulfonic Acid (DMPS)

What is it for?  DMPS has been used in acute and chronic poisoning with inorganic and organic mercury as well as mercury vapors, metallic mercury, lead, arsenic, copper, antimony, chromium, and cobalt.

How does it work?  DMPS has two vicinal thiol-groups that form stable complexes with a variety of heavy metals.

What is the protocol?  Infused once per week.

Hydrogen Peroxide IV Therapy

What is it for?  Hydrogen peroxide kills, or severely inhibits the growth of anaerobic organisms (bacteria and viruses that use carbon dioxide for fuel and leave oxygen as a by-product) which cause disease.

How does it work?  When a healthy cell encounters peroxide, the high amounts of the catalase enzyme contained in the cell converts the peroxide to hydrogen and water. Unhealthy cells don’t have enough catalase and are therefore killed by the peroxide.

What is the protocol?  May be used once per week on an as needed basis under physician supervision.

High Dose IV Vitamin C

What is it for?  In addition to the possibility of high dose vitamin C being cytotoxic (causing death) to tumor cells it has also been beneficial for treatment of viruses and bacterial infections and helps boost the immune system.

How does it work?  IV administration can produce plasma concentrations as high as 26,000 micromol/L (as opposed to a maximum of only 220 micromol/L when taken orally). Vitamin C is known to induce peroxide formation in human cells. Peroxide is known to kill unhealthy human cells.

What is the protocol?  May be infused once to twice weekly under the care of a physician.

Magnesium Sulfate

What is it for?  In addition to its beneficial effects for asthma sufferers, magnesium sulfate has been found to be effective for migraine headaches, neuropathic pain, and heart arrhythmias.

How does it work?  Magnesium sulfate can help to reduce spasms which can occur throughout the body in areas such as muscles, vessels, and airways.

What is the protocol?  Infusion is given over 1 hour (may be followed by 25 grams of vitamin C in the case of acute illness of viral origin.)

If you are interested in any of our IV Therapy services, we encourage you to call (941-926-4905), email ([email protected]), or fill out the contact form on the website.