Alpha Lipoic Acid IV
Alpha lipoic acid (ALA) is a naturally occurring fat and water-soluble antioxidant, which plays a significant role in several metabolic processes in the body. It is considered a “universal antioxidant” since it demonstrates antioxidant function as well as contributes in the production of other important antioxidants such as glutathione and several vitamins. ALA is essential for cell metabolism through its effects on mitochondria (power sources of cells) and cellular energy production. Because ALA can pass easily into the brain, it may help protect the brain and nerve tissue. Researchers are investigating it as a potential treatment for stroke and other brain problems involving free radical damage, such as dementia. Studies also support that ALA helps lower blood sugar levels. It improves insulin sensitivity and lowers blood sugar, helping diabetics by aiding in damaged nerves and arteries. Its ability to eliminate free radicals may help people with diabetic peripheral neuropathy, who have pain, burning, itching, tingling, and numbness in arms and legs from nerve damage.
IV therapy allows much higher doses of ALA to be administered, as opposed to oral administration, and research has found that higher doses seem to have an anti-cancer effect.
This intravenous therapy is a strong blend of vitamins and antioxidants that support strong cognition and healthy aging. This IV should be used in a in a series of ten IV’s to help support the repair mechanism in the body while strengthening brain function, bones, connective tissue and energy. Age adjusted telomere length is the best method to assess biological age using structural analysis of chromosomal age change in the telomere. Telomeres are the little caps on the end of the chromosomes that carry our DNA. Many think of them as the tips of the shoelaces that keep everything from unraveling. Telomeres get shorter with age and several other environmental and lifestyle influences can speed up telomere shortening, speeding up the aging process. Therapies directed at slowing the loss of telomere length may slow aging and age-related diseases.
Increases energy levels, stamina and supports optimal wellness.
Choose this IV if you are feeling fatigued and looking for a potent boost. Our instant Energy IV has all the great components of our Standard IV, with the additions of NADH, Ribose, Myoden (Adenosine), and DMG. These components take the already energy supportive IV and makes it a superior metabolic mix. This is a great selection if you have to put in extra hours on the job, suffering from energy loss, or just looking for a metabolic boost.This IV can be used as a single use for a “pick me up”, or in a series of 6-8 IVs to help boost metabolism for periods of athletic training, weight loss or any need for improved metabolic output. We add B-complex vitamins because of their need to produce energy from carbohydrates. More aggressive exercise may have higher requirements for some of the B vitamins, including vitamins B2, B6, and B5, athletic performance be affected if these needs are not met. With the B complex and the addition of the other highlighted ingredients makes this an excellent combination for maximal physical output.
Glutathione is the body’s most powerful natural antioxidant and is found in every cell in the body. Glutathione is a tri-peptide (composed of three amino acids, Glutamic Acid, Cysteine, and Glycine) that bolsters the immune system and also helps neutralize damaging free radicals. Antioxidants can even help your body repair free radical damage caused by such things as stress, radiation, infections, drugs, medications, malnutrition, and aging.Animal and laboratory studies have demonstrated that glutathione has the potential to fight almost any disease, particularly those associated with aging, since free radical damage is the cause of many of the diseases of old age. Some of the best studies done on glutathione have been conducted in cancer. One study involved women with ovarian cancer who were being treated with chemotherapy. Some of the women were also treated with intravenous glutathione. Those given the glutathione not only had fewer side effects from the chemotherapy but also had better overall survival rates.The Glutathione stores decrease as we age and with exposure to drugs, environmental toxins, Cigarette smoke, and poor diets. When a deficiency in Glutathione develops, oral supplements do not offer an answer because the absorption in the gut is extremely poor. Injection or Intravenous administration is really the gold standard to really maximize the antioxidant effects of Glutathione.
Increases energy levels, stamina and supports optimal wellness.
This IV formula battles oxidative stress and free radical damage to prevent and diminish signs of aging, with added Biotin for healthy hair and nails. Choose this IV if you are seeking anti-aging benefits and want to achieve a healthy glow.This IV is to enhance the skin, the body’s biggest organ. Vitamin C can help keep skin smooth and firm because it helps with collagen production. Vitamin C also helps repair the damage that sunburns can cause and aid in the reduction of damage from pollution. Several B vitamins are necessary for healthy skin, Biotin helps produce proteins that form skin while niacin is essential for the oil producing glands to keep skin moisturized.Zinc has been shown to be good for the skin and can help prevent acne. Alpha-Lipoic Acid, powerful antioxidant may turn out to be a super boost for aging skin. It has the ability to penetrate both oil and water, affecting skin cells from both the inside and the outside of the body.
Hydrogen Peroxide IV
The theory behind hydrogen peroxide treatment is that it releases extra oxygen inside the body, killing viruses, bacteria, yeast, and fungi. At Metabolix Wellness, we have seen improved outcomes for our patients when using hydrogen peroxide as an aid to conventional treatments for chronic illnesses such as Lyme Disease, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Viral infections including Herpes and Shingles, HIV, Environmental Allergies/Sensitivities. We also use hydrogen peroxide to help treat influenza, common cold, sinus infections, stomach viruses, bacterial infections, fungal infections, and more!
Immune Booster IV
Boosts immune function to prevent and speed recovery from illness.
Ideal at the onset of a cold or flu and an essential IV when preparing for travel. Our Immune Booster IV uses the combination of our Complete™ Nutrient formula with the addition of Taurine, Dimethylglycine (DMG), Zinc and Lysine. With these additions, this is also a great choice for general nutritional supplementation and immune system optimization during the cold season. It has important B vitamins and lipotropics for a metabolic boost. Also, if you suffer from aphthous ulcers or cold sores, this will aid in the reduction of outbreaks. The B vitamin group helps support the immune system, while Thiamine (vitamin B1) and Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) have specifically been shown to play a role in wound healing.
Greater than twenty million Americans suffer from migraines, a vascular headache that can cause a disabling cascade of symptoms. Magnesium levels affect serotonin receptors, and also have an effect on nitric oxide synthesis and release, as well as on NMDA (N-methyl-D-aspartic acid)receptors—all brain structures and chemicals suspected to be important in migraines do to their role on blood vessels. In the brain, fluctuating serotonin levels can send blood vessels into spasm and aggravating the symptoms of a migraine. There is scientific evidence that supports magnesium can aid in the prevention and treatment of migraine and cluster headaches.Magnesium is a safe alternative to try for those suffering from recurrent or disabling migraines or other types of headaches. Riboflavin is vitamin B2 and in super-high doses, it can help reduce the incidence of migraines by helping the brain cells utilize energy. Researchers have found that some people who get migraines may not have enough energy stored in their brain cells. Riboflavin helps the enzymes in the body tap into the energy stored in those cells.***In a Belgian study of 49 people who frequently got migraines, researchers got good results with daily doses of 400 milligrams of riboflavin. At that dose, about half of the people in the study became migraine-free. Among the others, the intensity of pain was reduced by about 70 percent***
Immune Booster IV
NAD (nicotinamide adenosine dinucleotide) is a molecule that occurs naturally in every cell of our body. Compelling research has shown that supplementing with NAD may help patients withdraw from addictive substances safely, overcome anxiety and depression, handle acute and chronic stress more effectively, and cope better with PTSD. Modern research shows that NAD may actually prolong life, protect DNA, slow down aging and help restore function in neurodegenerative illness due to its effects on the genes that govern aging. Unfortunately, drugs, alcohol, stress, medications, chronic illness and age all contribute to a decrease in our NAD stores. As NAD goes down, so does our energy. Cells age and deteriorate, and health falls apart at the very root. This IV aims to undo that process by replenishing NAD. Using IV infusion therapy we administer this anti-aging compound directly into the blood circulation, bypassing the gut, so cells have access to as much as they need. Between 3-14 consecutive days of NAD+ therapy combined with other nutrient infusions are typically recommended for full effect. Length of treatment is dependent on your individual needs and what you are trying to accomplish.
Pain Relief IV
Chronic pain may originate with an initial trauma/injury or infection, or there may be an ongoing cause of pain. Some people suffer chronic pain in the absence of any past injury or evidence of body damage. With chronic pain, signals of pain remain active in the nervous system for months or even years. This can be both physically and emotionally taxing on a person. The most frequent sources of pain come from headaches, joint pain, injury, and backaches. Generalized muscle or nerve pain can also develop into a chronic condition. The emotional toll of chronic pain also can make pain worse. Anxiety,
stress, depression, anger, and fatigue interact in complex ways with chronic pain and may decrease the body’s production of natural painkillers; moreover, such negative feelings may increase the level of substances that amplify sensations of pain, causing a vicious cycle of pain for the person. Even the body’s most basic defenses may be compromised: There is considerable evidence that unrelenting pain can suppress the immune system. The Pain Relief IV helps to replace some of the key nutrients, such as B vitamins, magnesium, and glutathione that can help with pain perception, plus the addition of lidocaine for more immediate pain relief.
Pre & Post Surgery IV
Helps heal and repair tissue damage from surgery.
This is the best choice for you if you are preparing for or recovering from surgery.
If you are having an elective surgical procedure in the future you should consider preparing the body for surgery 4-8 weeks prior to your surgery date. Surgery can be a heavy stress on the body and proper preparation can reduce the effects of stress on the body before and after surgery. The body has an incredible, innate ability to heal itself, but there are many factors that unfortunate contribute to less than optimal recovery.
Age, daily stressors, hormone and micro nutrient deficiencies, environmental toxins, poor diet, lack of exercise and tobacco abuse can all have an impact on how well you heal. Just smoking alone will often require twice the healing time when compared to a non-smoker. One way to improve your recovery is to get more of the important nutrients than your diet alone provides. There are many nutrients that are important for the body’s stress reaction and wound healing. Take healing steps before and after surgery to strengthen your immune system and alleviate body stress, which can help improve your recovery and healing time.
Supercharged Meyer’s Cocktail IV
Our Super Charged Myers’ IV is based off the well-known original Myers’ Cocktail, but we have added much higher doses of nutrients. This IV contains several high dose vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants that are great for general nutritional supplementation, as well as an aide in the treatment of chronic illnesses. John Myer, MD was a well- known doctor from Boston that is one of the pioneers of Nutritional IV therapies and researched outcomes using many of the ingredients in our standard IV. His research found medical benefits for so many different conditions that his work has continued past his death in 1984. We also use our Supercharged IV in the treatment and support of depression, drug detox, inflammatory conditions, chronic syndromes, athletic training, and cardiovascular disease.
Vitamin C IV
This is a high concentration of Vitamin C that is designed to boost the immune system through it’s antioxidant function.Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin. Unlike most mammals and other animals, humans do not have the ability to make their own vitamin C. Therefore, we must obtain vitamin C through our diet. Vitamin C is required for the synthesis of collagen, an important structural component of blood vessels, tendons, ligaments, and bone. Vitamin C also plays an important role in the synthesis of Neurotransmitters, which are critical for brain function. In addition, vitamin C is involved in the process of transporting fat into cellular organelles called mitochondria, where the fat is converted to energy. Vitamin C is also a highly effective antioxidant and in small amounts can effectively protect important cells from free radical damage.
With the current obesity epidemic we are excited for the weight loss IV series. This is not a magical IV drip that will burn away fat, but rather an adjuvant to a healthy diet and exercise regimen. The IV ingredients were selected for their role in the fat burning process (lypolysis), metabolism, and food cravings. This combination will help keep the energy up during the detox phase of our Carb Revolution Diet, while also aiding in weight reduction and appetite suppression throughout the remaining phases. We recommend our Weight Loss IV to any patient beginning a diet, maintaining weight goals, or those who are trying to lose weight but having trouble with a plateau.
The Wellness IV is comparable to the well-known Myers’ Cocktail, and has multiple uses. This IV contains a balance of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids that are great for general nutritional supplementation for all. John Myer, MD was a well known doctor from Boston that is one of the pioneers of Nutritional IV therapies and researched outcomes using many of the ingredients in our standard IV.His research found medical benefits for so many different conditions that his work has continued past his death in 1984. Most Infusion use a variation of the Myers’ IV in their clinics. This is a great choice for maintenance therapy, but has shown benefit for a multitude of ailments.