What is it?
IV Nutrient Therapy is when vitamins, minerals and other nutrients are administered directly into the bloodstream (intravenously infused) through an IV drip. It is a safe, powerful and innovative therapy that supports the resolution of numerous health problems.
Why do it?
IV Nutrient Therapy quickly delivers accurate therapeutic doses of vitamins, amino acids, minerals, and other nutrients into the bloodstream. This takes no work on the part of the digestive system, an immense benefit for those who have digestive issues or who cannot tolerate oral supplementation. It allows tissues and cells to become super-saturated more quickly than what is possible via the oral route.
What health conditions does it benefit?
Given our increasingly toxic world, along with the calorically dense, nutrient deficient diets of many Americans, almost anyone may benefit from IV Nutrient Therapies. The following conditions may experience the most benefit:
- Irritable Bowel Disease (Crohn’s, Ulcerative colitis)
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Chronic Fatigue
- Chronic Infections
- Malabsorption syndromes like Celiac disease
- Neurological disorders like Parkinson’s, ALS, MS
- Post Stroke and MI’s
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Sports Nutrition and High Endurance Athletes
- Chronic Pain
- Autoimmune Disease
- Environmental Illness
- Chemical Sensitivities
- Many more
Is it safe?
The majority of people tolerate most IV nutrient therapies well. Occasionally, an individual may have an allergy to a specific nutrient and therefore should not receive infusions containing that nutrient (as with any oral agent). Kidney disease, heart disease, and high blood pressure are conditions that may preclude the use of some of the nutrients in the IV’s. Generally, these therapies are very safe.
You can be assured that the ingredients used in the IV nutritional therapies at Born Naturopathic Associates, Inc. are only the highest purity and quality.
What can I expect?
At your first appointment, you will be fully evaluated by one our Naturopathic Doctors. We will determine whether you are a good candidate for an IV, as well as which nutrients, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and herbs should be custom tailored to you. Our doctors will conduct a thorough history and physical exam; some blood tests may need to be ordered.
Typically, there is very little pain involved. We use small butterfly needles. The infusion is more comfortable than an ordinary blood draw. Depending on the infusion, you may experience local warmth and either an increase in energy or a relaxation effect. An improved sense of calm and well-being accompanies many infusions, especially vitamin C or magnesium. Many people report improved sleep after a few treatments.
The length of treatment depends on the nutrient mix and concentration being infused. “Pushes” such as Myers Cocktail take about 20 minutes. Longer infusions that include high-dose vitamin C, may take one to three hours.
Is Intravenous Nutrient Therapy covered by medical Insurance?
IV Nutrient Therapy is generally not covered by medical insurance. Most flexible medical savings accounts reimburse for these therapies. A medical invoice (superbill) or medical necessity letter will be provided upon request.
What IV’s do you currently offer?
- Warrior 25 & 50 (high dose IVC—typically used with cancer patients)
- Nourish (BNA’s twist on the conventional Myers Cocktail)
- Wellness (Immune Support)
- Breathe Easy (Allergies and Asthma)
- Zen (Anxiety and Insomnia)
- Pain-Less (Chronic Pain)
- Custom blends per needs of the patient