Nutrition and Intravenous Therapies

There exists extensive literature supporting the value of nutritional therapy.  Dr. DeSylvia works extensively to detect hidden allergens and causes of inflammation in your diet to ensure optimal nutrient states.  In addition she utilizes IV therapies to support and enhance your health.  The use of Intravenous (IV) nutrients has been shown to be vital in the treatment of numerous disease process as well as offering patients increased energy and metabolism.

The science behind our bodies optimal function, involves optimal levels of vitamins, nutrients and minerals. These serve as co-factors for all the biologic and chemical processes inside our cells. It is known that these co-factors are deficient in many acute and chronic illnesses, and growing research shows why IV therapies are required to restore optimal levels.


Why IV nutrients are important:

Even in the healthiest of GI tracts, it is impossible to achieve serum concentrations required to produce pharmacologic effects by oral or even intramuscular administration.

In addition, it is estimated that at least 70% of the population has impaired GI absorption due to inflammation or other GI problems, leading to even greater need for IV therapy in order to obtain cellular levels required for proper metabolism, immune function, and cancer prevention. And there are other treatments such as Glutathione, which is referred to as the master anti-oxidant in the body, which has very poor oral absorption at all, and there fore must be given IV to produce desired effect.

In order to obtain levels high enough to enter the cells and create desired effects, we must obtain a pharmacologic dose in the blood that can only be reached by IV administration. Vitamin C and Magnesium are both good examples.

When oral doses of Vitamin C are increased 12 fold, the plasma concentration only increases from 1.2mg/dL to 1.5mg/dL. In contrast IV administration of high dose Vitamin C yielded a peak plasma level of 80mg/dL. It has been shown that these high plasma (blood) levels are required in order for the nutrients to enter the cells where they can do there work as co-factors to increase energy formation, stimulate immune function, and affect expression of our DNA.

Many of our most commonly prescribed drugs are causing severe nutrient deficiencies. Antacids, High Blood Pressure medicines and birth control pills are just a few.

Environmental Toxins have lead to impaired nutrient absorption.

Even with small doses of vitamins and nutrients patients will often experience heartburn, abdominal discomfort, or diarrhea.

These are eliminated through IV administration. The side effects of IV administration are extremely rare and in comparison, much less than oral side effects.

This all will be reviewed at the time of your visit.

Below is a partial list of conditions known to benefit with IV therapy:

  • Fibromylagia
  • Allergies and Asthma
  • Migraines
  • Fatigue
  • Athletic Performance Enhancement
  • Gastrointestinal problems (IBS and IBD)
  • Nausea/Vomiting
  • Morning sickness
  • Acute Viral and Bacterial Infections
  • Immune support before/after travel
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Neuropathy
  • Detoxification
  • Mental Clarity and Focus
  • Menopausal Symptoms

Before starting IV therapy, you will receive a consultation to assess, which protocol and nutrients are specific to you. Call us today for your consultation, and be on your way to increased energy and health!

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