IV Nutrition

IV nutrition is the administration of potent blends of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants directly into the bloodstream.  In terms of bioavailability and bodily absorption, IV nutrition outperforms any oral vitamin therapy.  IV nutrients have a variety of uses including but not limited to energy and immune boosting, detoxification, improving athletic performance, and age management.  The various components of the pre-formulated nutrient cocktails were specifically designed to serve different purposes.  Below is an overview of how each individual element functions.

  • B-Complex (B1, B2, & B3) – Thiamine, Riboflavin, and Niacin: The adrenal glands are extremely metabolically active due to the constant production of hormones – B vitamins regulate and support this process.
  • Carnitine: Building block for proteins, helps body burn fat as fuel. It transports long-chain fatty acids into the mitochondria so they can be oxidized (“burned”) to produce energy. May reduce cortisol levels by keeping the stress response (also known as HPA activation*) in check. *HPA: hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal.
  • Choline: Healthy nerve cells, cuts muscle recovery time, helps convert fat to energy.
  • Chromium: Known to enhance the action of insulin and appears to be directly involved in carbohydrate, fat, and protein metabolism.
  • Copper: an essential nutrient for the body. Together with iron, it enables the body to form red blood cells. It helps maintain healthy bones, blood vessels, nerves, and immune function, and it contributes to iron absorption. Sufficient copper in the diet may help prevent cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis
  • Cyanocobalamin B12: Energy, healthy nerve cells.
  • Glutamine: An amino acid and the main function of amino acids is to serve as building blocks for proteins. It is also important to the immune system and for intestinal health.
  • Glutathione: A powerful antioxidant that helps the liver filter heavy metals and other toxins from the blood. Enhances immune system. Adrenal glands need high amounts of this antioxidant (and its precursor cysteine) to prevent stress-induced or age-related adrenal fatigue. Overall glutathione prevents and reverses the effects of free radicals, rejuvenates your skin, and cleanses vital organs. It is best for cosmetic rejuvenation, detox from free radicals, anti-aging, and improves hair, skin, & nails.
  • Hydroxocobalamin B12: Energy, healthy nerve cells. More bio available than cyanocobalamin.
  • Inositol: Converts food to energy. Sometimes called vitamin B8, inositol regulates adrenaline-induced stress responses; cortisol increases the body’s inositol requirement.
  • Isoleucine: One of nine essential amino acids in humans (present in dietary proteins), which aids in wound healing, detoxification of nitrogenous wastes, stimulating immune function, and promoting secretion of several hormones. It is necessary for hemoglobin formation, regulating blood sugar and energy levels. Isoleucine is concentrated in muscle tissues in humans. Isoleucine is found especially in meats, fish, cheese, eggs, and most seeds and nuts.
  • L-arginine: Converted in the body into a chemical called nitric oxide. Nitric oxide causes blood vessels to open wider for improved blood flow. L-arginine also stimulates the release of growth hormone, insulin, and other substances in the body.
  • L-Citrulline: One of the three dietary amino acids in the urea cycle and is associated with lowering blood pressure and increasing blood flow. After citrulline is consumed, some of the metabolized citrulline is converted to arginine, and arginine is converted into nitric oxide; a potent vasodilator. The increase in nitric oxide and blood flow may be one of the processes involved in citrulline’s beneficial effects on exercise performance. L-Citrulline supplementation results in reduced fatigue and improved endurance for both aerobic and anaerobic prolonged exercise.
  • Leucine: is the most abundant of the three branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) in muscles. It is especially useful in preventing protein breakdown and muscle loss. Leucine is used by the body mainly for building muscle and providing energy.
  • Magnesium: Regulates the system (called the HPA axis) that controls physical and psychological reactions to stress.
  • Manganese: A trace mineral. It is vital for the human body, but people only need it in small amounts. Manganese contributes to many bodily functions, including the metabolism of amino acids, cholesterol, glucose, and carbohydrates. It also plays a role in bone formation, blood clotting, and reducing inflammation
  • Methionine: Helps break down sugars & carbohydrates and convert to energy.
  • Niacin (B3): Niacin may help lower cholesterol, ease arthritis and boost brain function, among other benefits.
  • Pyridoxine (B6): Promotes red blood cell production and converts food to energy. Chronic stress can deplete B6, which is an important cofactor to several enzymes found in healthy adrenal glands. Vitamin B6 is also needed for proper brain function. It helps the body make the hormones serotonin (which regulates mood) and norepinephrine (which helps your body cope with stress).
  • Riboflavin (B2): Increases metabolism, supports the immune system.
  • Selenium: Cofactor to a very potent enzyme (glutathione peroxidase) that restores adrenal function.
  • Sodium Selenite: Is an inorganic form of the trace element selenium with potential antineoplastic activity. Selenium, administered in the form of sodium selenite, is reduced and subsequently generates superoxide radicals upon reaction with oxygen. This may inhibit the expression and activity of certain transcription factors which result in the down-regulation of androgen receptor (AR) expression and block AR signaling. Eventually, selenium may induce apoptosis in prostate cancer cells and inhibit tumor cell proliferation.
  • Taurine: supplementation can mitigate the damaging effects of fat, glucose, and excess insulin. Taurine strengthens and protects heart muscle cells and the system of blood vessels that supplies blood throughout the body, helping to protect against atherosclerosis, heart attacks, and strokes.
  • Thiamine (B1): Improves immune system, helps convert fat and carbohydrates into energy.
  • Valine: is a branch chain amino acid which helps recover tissues damaged during physical activity. Athletes commonly know that valine is vital for the muscle metabolism and the growth of muscle tissue as it assists in maintaining the proper amount of nitrogen in the body
  • Vitamin C: A strong antioxidant. Adrenal glands have the highest vitamin C of any tissue in the body. Vitamin C supports adrenals and reduces cortisol. Systemic depletion of vitamin C is very common in adrenal fatigue.
  • Vitamin D: A hormone that is the precursor to steroid hormones which is made by adrenals such as DHEA, cortisol, and aldosterone.
  • Vitamin D3: A fat-soluble vitamin that helps your body absorb calcium and phosphorus. It also encourages the kidneys to recycle phosphate back into the blood, which helps to maintain normal blood pH and aids in digestion.
  • Zinc: Found in cells throughout the body. It helps the immune system fight off invading bacteria and viruses. The body also needs zinc to make proteins and DNA, the genetic material in all cells Zinc also helps wounds heal and is important for proper senses of taste and smell.