- Injected directly into veins
- Much more effective than oral ingestion in terms of absorption
- IV protocol can be tailored
IV Therapy Services For:
- Muscle spasm
- Chronic fatigue
- Upper respiratory infection
- Parkinson’s disease
- Allergic rhinitis
- Chronic sinusitis
- Acute viral illness
- Herpes outbreaks
- Acute strain or injury
- Coronary artery disease (hypertension)
- Detoxification (including heavy metals)
- High cholesterol
- High blood pressure
IV Therapy Services
At Vida, we take IV Therapy very seriously – it is another medical approach that can make a profound difference, not just in your overall well-being, but greatly aid in various conditions. An IV Therapy is a direct injection of substances into the vein. This is the most effective treatment when one needs optimal absorption of nutrients through the bloodstream. Another highlight of Vida’s IV Therapy program is the professional medical administration that provides a doctor’s prescription in the particular IV therapy protocol. You are given the best possible combination of nutrients. At Vida Health Clinic, we offer a number of targeted IV therapies, which are particularly effective when used along with our other modalities as part of a comprehensive treatment program. Vitamins and minerals provide the raw materials necessary for our cells to function properly. Usually we can get these nutrients through our diet if we are conscientious of what we eat. However, sometimes even a great diet may not translate to proper nutrition at the cellular level. There can be many causes of this, which may include poor digestion, food sensitivities, chronic inflammation, poor immune function, or any sickness. A vicious cycle ensues. Our cells are not healthy and they need nutrients to heal, but the nutrients are not available because our cells are too weak to transport the vitamins and minerals to where they are needed. This scenario describes a typical situation in which intravenous vitamin (IV) therapy would be indicated. Intravenous therapy takes place when medicine is injected directly into the veins and often works more swiftly and successfully than medicine given through the stomach. In the past, a very limited amount drugs could be administered intravenously; but in today’s health care world, the number has been greatly extended with applications for many additional disease treatments. Especially in cases of pneumonia and diphtheria, the rapid passage of the medicine through the body using intravenous therapy gives it an advantage over the much slower process of ingesting medication orally.
Nutrients for Vision Disorders Vision problems can often be slowed or eradicated with IV infusions of targeted antioxidants, amino acids, and minerals, thus arresting vision loss in patients with macular degeneration, retinopathy, and cataracts.
Magnesium for Heart, Respiratory Problems, and More IV magnesium is an excellent therapy for patients with heart disease, respiratory problems, and more. Studies demonstrate that infusions of this mineral improve outcomes of patients who have recently had a heart attack. It also smoothes out arrhythmias and is beneficial for patients who have undergone angioplasty with stent placement. IV infusions of this mineral can stop an acute asthma attack in its tracks, and by replenishing magnesium stores, it helps relax the airways for ongoing support. Additionally, IV magnesium is beneficial for patients with chronic migraines and those with diabetes, as it improves insulin sensitivity, helps blood sugar control, and reduces risk of retinopathy.
Vitamins and Minerals for Chronic Fatigue/Fibromyalgia People suffering with fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue are believed to have impaired cellular function, which stimulates painful contractions and muscle spasms. To address these problems, we prescribe a full regimen of therapies, including intravenous B vitamins, magnesium, vitamin C, and other nutrients proven to boost energy, improve tissue repair, and relieve stress.
Vida Drip for Immune Function, Energy, and More A number of nutrients play well-defined roles in the maintenance of a robust immune response, optimal energy, and overall health. Our “Vida Drip” is very popular among patients who want to get well, stay well, increase their energy, and perhaps turn back the aging clock. This unique IV “cocktail” contains high doses of B-complex vitamins along with vitamin C, beta-carotene, selenium, and zinc, all of which are vital for optimal health. This nutrient mix has also been demonstrated to help patients dealing with addiction to overcome cravings.
Chelation for Cardiovascular and Circulation Problems EDTA chelation therapy helps clear heavy metals, excess calcium, and artery-damaging toxins from the bloodstream. In addition to being the go-to therapy for lead and other heavy metal poisoning, chelation is an invaluable treatment for heart disease, neuropathy, peripheral vascular disease, and several other circulatory disorders.
Regardless of your health concern, our IV nutrient protocols work synergistically with the other innovative therapies and nutritional supplements your Vida physician will prescribe for you. This multi-pronged approach to Vida has allowed several of our patients to avoid invasive procedures and reduce or eliminate their reliance on prescription drugs.
IV Therapy at Vida Health
When vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients are infused intravenously (IV), meaning directly into the bloodstream, they bypass the potential loss of potency and poor absorption in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, a characteristic of oral nutrients. This makes IV administration a powerful, yet overlooked, therapy for numerous health concerns, ranging from fatigue and viral infections, to heart disease and cancer. IV therapies, such as our “wellness drip,” which provides a wide range of vitamins and minerals, are also effective at boosting nutritional status and preventing illness in healthy individuals. The IV administration staff at Vida Health Clinic, which is overseen by our physicians, registered nurses, and nursing assistants, is nothing like a hospital facility, where most IVs are given. Rather, it is a large, pleasant room, full of comfortable recliners where patients sit during treatments and read, chat with other patients, nap, or simply relax. Individual treatments last half an hour to three hours, depending on the specific protocol being administered. A complete treatment course usually consists of multiple sessions.