Advances in IV Therapy Offerings at NaturoMedica
Last month I had the privilege of attending a conference with some of the nation’s top IV therapy physicians to learn about new offerings in IV nutrient therapy. These doctors are truly on the cutting edge of IV nutrient therapy and their applications for IV treatments are groundbreaking for our medical community. It was an inspiring conference to attend, and we are thrilled to pass on these exciting new treatment options to all of you!
Below you will find the highlights from that conference and a sampling of the brand new IV therapy offerings we now have at NaturoMedica. As we further develop our IV offerings, we are beginning to focus on IV options for those of you with healthy, active, lifestyles who are interested in optimizing your health by reducing the effects of aging, promoting quick recovery from intense physical activity, and keeping your immune system in tip-top shape. Our new IV offerings are excellent options for maintaining and building vitality by promoting optimal immune function, reducing inflammation, and providing antioxidant support.
Optimal Wellness IV:
Our Nutrient Replenisher IV was originally formulated to address nutrient deficiencies – to restore healthy levels of vitamins, minerals and amino-acids that had been depleted in the body. Incidentally, it has become very popular for its effectiveness in promoting immune function because it includes high-dose vitamin C, zinc, selenium, B vitamins, and N-acetyl cysteine. We decided to design a formula that was particularly focused on optimizing immune function with nutrients that are on the cutting-edge of immune-supportive IV therapy. We created the Optimal Wellness IV, which builds on the Nutrient Replenisher formula, including vitamin C, zinc, selenium, and B vitamins, but also adding in brand new nutrients for an IV formula that will jumpstart your body’s immune function, naturally:
- Germanium: this trace mineral has powerful immune-promoting properties and is even being used in cancer research to help support the body’s own immune-fighting power.
- Glutamine: this amino acid is the primary fuel source for your body’s immune system and gastrointestinal cells. In particular, glutamine is extremely helpful for repairing damaged tissue – either from illness, injury, or during recovery from surgery.
- Glycyrrhizin: an extract from licorice. Glycyrrhizin is important for supporting healthy adrenal function, and in doing so, it also appears to help boost your body’s production of immune cells.
- Molybdenum: an often overlooked micronutrient that we are beginning to learn plays a critical role in proper mitochondrial function as well as proper detoxification. If you are one of those people who tends to be “sensitive to everything” you may be low in molybdenum, and IV supplementation is the most effective way to reverse the deficiency.
- Threonine: an essential amino acid that supports thymus gland functions. The thymus produces T-cells, which are a vital part of our immune system.
Our Optimal Wellness IV is ideal for preventing illness and for promoting a quick recovery when recuperating from an illness, injury, or surgical procedure. This new formula is strategically formulated to optimize immune function and can be used acutely or preventatively. It is helpful for those recovering from surgery and for healthy tissue repair as well as for those who have been dealing with a cold or flu. The Optimal Wellness IV is a powerful IV formula that will accelerate recovery time and get you back on your feet as quickly as possible!
This specially formulated antioxidant formula contains a unique form of alpha-lipoic acid – a very powerful anti-oxidant – that is bound to palladium and vitamin B1 in a formula called “PolyMVA.” Our Longevity IV is formulated to help maintain healthy cells for a lifetime by promoting the body’s natural anti-oxidant function. If you are active but notice you need more time to recover after rigorous exercise, if you are less energetic than you would like, or if you feel healthy but want to slow the effects of aging in your body, focusing on anti-oxidant support with the Longevity IV is ideal for you.
Antioxidants have the ability to reduce free radical damage in the body. For some people, this is extremely important when oxidation from environmental toxins is of concern. Reducing free radical damage can help slow the effects of aging which, in turn, can help protect against heart disease, reduce cancer risk, and provide the body with more available energy. For those with chronic illnesses such as fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue, reducing free-radical damage can greatly promote the body’s natural immune function and help boost energy.
Additionally, our Longevity IV contains vitamin B2, vitamin B12, molybdenum, N-acetyl cysteine, and methionine. These ingredients work together synergistically in assisting your body to produce energy, reduce tissue and cellular damage, support nerve and neurotransmitter function, and enhance white blood cell function.
Anti-Inflammatory Support IV:
The Anti-inflammatory Support IV is a specialized preparation of the Indian spice, curcumin, which can be administered at very high doses in IV form to reduce inflammation naturally. For hundreds of years, curcumin has been used to address inflammation. Curcumin is commonly used to help people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and musculoskeletal injuries. It can also be effective for other conditions that involve inflammation like eczema and psoriasis, as well as cardiovascular concerns such as high cholesterol.
Additionally, our Anti-inflammatory Support IV is ideal for athletes either during times of rigorous training or as recovery support after an event or race. It is a great alternative to using NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen, which can be harmful to the digestive tract and burdensome to the liver.
Our Anti-viral IV utilizes an extract from the Artemesia annua plant that is known throughout the world for its powerful anti-viral effects. In fact, in many countries, this extract – called Artesunate - it is the first line of treatment for malaria: a viral infection. Viral infections can be acute – such as the common “flu,” they can be slightly longer lasting – such as mononucleosis (which is caused by the Epstein Barr virus), or they may even be chronic infections. – such as hepatitis. Unlike bacterial infections - for which we have a wide array of treatments: from herbs and vitamins to antibiotics - viral infections can be more difficult to treat. That is why we are so excited to be offering our Anti-viral IV to help reduce viral infections – both acute and chronic.
We are thrilled to be adding these cutting-edge IVs to our list of IV therapy options at NaturoMedica. If you think one of these treatments may be helpful for you, be sure to check-in with your NaturoMedica doctor to discuss it. As always, we look forward to introducing additional IV options as this exciting area of medicine continues to grow.