Intravenous (IV) therapy can be used to support health in a variety of ways.
IV nutrients go directly to the bloodstream, bypassing the digestive tract and any potential issues with reduced absorption. The nutrients given are preservative free and allow for higher doses than what can typically be tolerated orally.
The IV protocols commonly used include:
Myers Cocktail – a blend of vitamins and minerals tailored to the individual; generally includes B vitamins, magnesium, vitamin c, zinc, and selenium; given to boost energy and promote optimal wellness; ideal for anyone suffering from high levels of stress, fatigue, digestive issues, and overall feel run down and in need of a boost.
EDTA – used for chelation (key-lation) therapy which targets heavy metal toxicity and cardiovascular disease.
High dose Vitamin C – used to support immune function; may be effective as part of an integrative approach to cancer.
Magnesium therapy – delivers therapeutic doses of this magnificent mineral which is involved in over 300 chemical reactions in the body; magnesium deficiency can cause muscle cramps, restless legs, anxiety, high blood pressure, sleep disturbances, pain, headaches, PMS, and more.
Hydration – dehydration is a common cause of fatigue, muscle cramps and weakness, low blood pressure, and headaches. To support proper hydration, we administer saline with supportive nutrients such as B vitamins to reduce symptoms and improve overall health.
What to Expect for Your IV Treatment
Before you arrive:
Hydrate yourself well prior to your visit. You will be seated for an extended period of time during your treatment so you may want to bring a snack or make sure you’ve eaten recently. You may choose to bring a book, tablet, etc. to pass the time. Headphones are required if your device emits sound. Perfumes MUST NOT be worn out of consideration for the safety of our other patients.
During your appointment:
We encourage a peaceful, healing environment in our IV Community Room. You can relax in our comfortable reclining chairs during your treatment. Because others may be receiving treatments in the same room it is important to stress that privacy is not guaranteed. If you need a follow-up to discuss anything with Dr. Blake please call ahead to see if an appointment time is available around your treatment.
We provide a selection of herbal teas, filtered water, blankets, and some books and periodicals to which you may help yourself. Wifi is also available.
Your IV formula is custom-prepared for you at the beginning of the day. 24 hours’ notice is required if you need to cancel, otherwise you will be billed for your IV formula as it will be rendered unusable.