IV infusion therapy is pretty mainstream these days. Cruise the internet and there's probably a local site promising just about every health benefit imaginable for a sometimes hefty fee. Is it worth it? Do the benefits justify the cost?
So what's the truth and the myth about Intra Venous Fluid (IVF) therapy? There are two purposes of IVF. First,is to act as a hydrator to increase fluid volume. Second, is to act as a courier or transporter for various minerals vitamins, nutrients, and medication's. In the acute care setting, IVF hydration can be life-saving. However if used incorrectly it can cause more harm than good, and if given too much, too quickly, it can overwork a weak heart and cause congestive heart failure (CHF). It is unlikely that the average person going to the local "IV Bar" would have such a dire outcome but it's worth noting that IV fluid hydration should be taken seriously and administered cautiously. Now to the second, and more exciting use, which is IVF as a transporter! There are amazing supplements and nutrients that can be delivered directly to the body, bypassing the the stomach and liver, meaning that there is 100% absorption, unlike the pill you take which is probably closer to 20% absorbed.
At Invigorate Med Spa, our infusion therapies and supplements are compounded individually for each clients' unique needs on the morning of the infusion. Some infusions are mainstream but others are "all our own", and you will not find anywhere else. The procedure is simple. Choose your infusion needs, from our list of treatments below, and call our office to make an appointment. We will start your IV quickly and painlessly. Depending on your treatment, your infusion may take from 15 minutes to several hours. Lay back in our comfortable recliners, watch TV, listen to music and relax.
This powerhouse multi-vitamin in a bag is perfect for whatever is ailing you. Packed with B-Complex vitamins, B-12, vitamin C, Calcium, and Magnesium, infused into one liter of hydration. The Myers' is also great for Jet Lag!
NAD+ has often been referred to as the "fountain of youth in IV form". NAD+ is known for its regenerative capability with DNA, general wellness, protecting brain cells, & energy production, & much more.
With a combination of calming amino acids and the relaxation mineral, magnesium, this multi-purpose injection may help people suffering from anxiety, migraines and muscle tension.
Lipotropic compounds are a combination of amino acids, vitamins, and minerals that help metabolize fat in the body. Combined with diet and exercise, lipotropic injections can speed up the process of fat breakdown and enhance your weight loss results. Lipotropic injections are supplements used for fat loss. These are intended to complement other aspects of a weight loss regimen, including exercise and a low-calorie diet.
The Thermal injection utilizes a strong combination of co-enzymes, B vitamins and amino acids to generate energy at the cellular level, improve mental clarity and increase blood flow to the brain and muscles, while restoring the body's core energy. This formula contains Acetyl-L-Carnitine which delivers increased Nitric Oxide supplies to the vascular system, allowing for increased blood flow to both the brain and body. Supplementation with Thermal optimizes energy production and transport in the body, helping to raise overall exercise capacity.
Anti-Aging Health Extension Infusion
NAD+ is the second most popular cofactor in the human body. Anti-aging
therapies becoming more mainstream as aging is now more often being viewed as
a disease. Now that this transition is happening, the ability for NAD+ to activate
PARPS, Sirtuins, and help with immune dysregulation has been thoroughly
investigated and NAD+ and its precursors have been highly popularized.
The clinical importance of maintaining cellular NAD+ levels was established early
in the last century with the finding that pellagra, a disease characterized by
diarrhea, dermatitis, dementia and death, could be cured with foods containing the
NAD+ precursor niacin. Additionally, cellular concentrations of NAD+ have been
shown to decrease under conditions of increased oxidative damage such as occur
during aging phosphoribosyltransferase (NAMPT), and SIRT1 function together to regulate metabolism and circadian rhythm. NAD+ levels decline during the aging process and may be an Achilles’ heel, causing defects in nuclear and mitochondrial functions and resulting in many age-associated pathologies. Restoring NAD+ by supplementing NAD+ intermediates can dramatically ameliorate these age-associated functional defects, counteracting many diseases
of aging, including neurodegenerative diseases. Thus, the combination of sirtuin activation and NAD+ intermediate Altered levels of NAD+ have been found to accompany several disorders associated with increased oxidative/free radical damage including diabetes, heart disease, age-related vascular dysfunction, ischemic brain injury, misfolded neuronal proteins, and Alzheimer’s dementia .
Interventions targeted at restoring NAD+ have been shown in animal models to
support healthy aging and improve metabolic function, and dementia as well.
Methylene blue (MB), is a bioactive substance and a blue dye. It was FDA approved for its treatment of methemoglobinemia but has been used for decades for a variety of purposes. One of the major purposes in anti-aging is sirtuin activation. Sirtuin activation is now being seen as one of the major ways to increase healthspan. In clinical trials we see that Methylene Blue treatment can help activate sirtuins. In one trial it increased NAD(+)/NADH ratio in hepatocytes, up-regulated SIRT1, and thereby decreased PGC-1α acetylation. In addition, hepatic mitochondrial DNA contents and oxygen consumption rates were enhanced. Methylene Bluetreatment also notably activated AMPK, CPT-1 and PPARα: the AMPK activation relied on SIRT1. Some researchers believe that it can also directly improve cellular and mitochondrial function and decrease the production of proteins linked to Alzheimer’s. It helps with dementia and has a host of other benefits in addition to dementia help. It is also being studied for its potential to inhibit monoamine oxidase (MAO), nitric oxide (NO) synthase, and guanylate cyclase.
We use IV Fluid in the hospital setting to increase intravascular volume and to treat dehydration. It would be impossible for someone to drink a liter of normal saline. By giving it intravenously, there is 100% absorption quickly. Consider this to replace fluid loss through strenuous activities and rigorous sports. It is also very effective in treating hangovers, or even before heading out for a long night of partying. People with certain underlying heart and kidney diseases should not receive IV Fluid unless under the setting of a physician.
The Vitamin infusion that started it all. Named after Dr. Myers
back in the 1960's. He started intravenous vitamin therapy more than 50 years ago. The idea was IV vitamin infusion could reach levels that oral vitamins couldn't come close. And as such could treat many common diseases. Magnesium Chloride: This supplement helps in the prevention of inflammation. Calcium Gluconate: This supplement helps to boost blood calcium. B Complex: The eight B vitamins in B complex are crucial for promoting healthy hair and skin, preventing memory loss, and managing stress. Vitamin C: This vitamin has long been prized as an antioxidant.
Lipotropic Injections can help dissolve fat in parts of the body that are resistant to conventional approaches. When combined with nutritious diet and exercise program, this may help accelerate the rate of weight loss. Our ICB-Complex contains contains Inositol, Choline, Vitamin B1,B2,B3,B4,B5,B6,B12, Leucine, L-Carnitine.
Inositol metabolizes fat and cholesterol. Choline essential element, vital in controlling fat build up. B-Vitamins aid in fat and carbohydrate metabolism and increased energy. Leucine helps prevent muscle loss during dieting, helps build new muscle. L-Carnitine amino acid that plays vital role in fat metabolism; transporter of fatty acids into the mitochondria, the metabolic furnace of cells.
Performance and Recovery
Who doesn't want more energy these days? Our infusion contains Vitamin C, B Complex, Calcium, Glutamine, Taurine, Selenium, and our Amino blend consisting of Ornithine/Arginine/Lysine/Ornithine buffers ammonia, reduces fatigue associated with exercise. Arginine is essential for the muscle cells to produce creatine needed for muscle contraction. Lysine makes bone building cells more active and enhances production of collagen.