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- IV Vitamin C "IVC"
- IV Mistletoe
- IV Curcumin
- IV Alpha Lipoic Acid "ALA"
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IV Therapy FAQ
Why IV Therapy? - Can't I just take Vitamins orally?
IV administration of nutrients can achieve serum concentrations that are not obtainable with oral administration. For example, the highest serum vitamin C level observed after oral administration of high doses of Vitamin C (to bowel tolerance) was 9.3 mg/dl. In contrast, IV administration of 50 g (a moderate IV dose) of vitamin C resulted in a plasma level of 80 mg/dl or about 9 times higher.
Similarly, oral administration of magnesium results in only a small increase in serum magnesium concentrations, whereas IV administration can double or triple the serum levels.
At TruMed Naturopathic Clinic and IV Therapy - we have extensive IV therapy experience. We've administered thousands of Vitamin and Nutrient therapy IVs and have seen much more robust results from the IV route than oral administration of the same vitamins.
How does IV Therapy work?
IV therapy works through multiple mechanisms. First and foremost, when you give a nutrient intravenously, the absorption is 100% whereas absorption of nutrients through oral administration varies greatly depending on the form and dose of the nutrients amongst other factors. Famously, Vitamin C taken orally is usually limited to 10 grams in a single dose due to diarrhea from an osmotic gradient in the bowel.
Certain nutrients have been shown to exert pharmacological effects, that is, effects that are different or beyond their functional uses in body biochemistry, for example, in large doses (upwards of 10 grams) Vitamin C has antiviral effects or with higher doses (upwards of 50 grams) Vitamin C can have anti-Cancer effects. Simply put, IV administration allows for dramatically high blood levels where nutrients can exert their pharmacologic effects.
In addition to having pharmacological effects, IV nutrient therapy is more effective than oral for correcting intracellular nutrient deficits. IV administration produces a marked increase in the serum concentration, and provides a window of opportunity for deficient cells to take up magnesium against a concentration gradient: the cells are repeatedly “flooded” with nutrients, so that they have the necessary substances for optimal function.
How much does an IV cost?
IV therapy costs range from $125-$250 on average per treatment. Our most popular Vitamin IVs for energy and mood, variations of the "Myers" cocktail are usually around $145.
How often do I have to come for an IV?
IV therapy frequency depends on the condition being treated. Most commonly we are using IV therapy for energy. Typically we administer one IV therapy treatment per week (administration time is usually less than 20 minutes) for 3-4 consecutive weeks to achieve sustained cellular and blood levels. Then they are done every 4-8 weeks to maintain effect.
How quickly do you feel better after a Vitamin IV?
IV therapy can give extremely rapid results. For energy, for most patients we see positive effects within 24 hours and some patients with severe deficiencies can feel a robust effect within hours. Acute treatment of migraines or menstrual cramps with IV magnesium can give immediate relief even before the treatment is over.
What ingredients are in the IV bags?
IV Vitamin therapy often involves B Vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12), Magnesium, and Vitamin C. However, we often add additional nutrients (Selenium, Zinc, Calcium, Folate) depending on an individual's unique needs.