Intravenous Nutrient Therapy

Intravenous nutrient therapy involves combining vitamins, minerals and other nutrients into a carrier solution and administering them directly into the bloodstream through an IV “drip”. Therapeutic agents may also be “pushed” through the IV catheter over a shorter span of time. These innovative, safe, and powerful therapies support the resolution of numerous health problems. Nutrient depletions can be caused by poor diet, consumption of excessive amount of sugar or alcohol, smoking, stress, etc. and IV infusion can quickly rectify imbalances. The Wildwood Integrative Healthcare team offers various IV nutrient therapies including high dose Vitamin C, Alpha Lipoic Acid, B Vitamins, Myers’ Cocktail and other formulations.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is uniquely suited to kill pathogens, neutralize toxins, build collagen and boost the activity of the immune system. Vitamin C has antioxidant, antiviral and antihistaminic properties. In high doses, it also has pro-oxidant, anti-cancer properties. It is often used as an adjunct in cancer treatment, as an alternative to antibiotic therapy and for its wound healing properties.

Vitamin C is essential for:

  • Healthy teeth, gums & bones
  • Healing wounds, scar tissue & fractures
  • Preventing scurvy
  • Resisting infection
  • Preventing & treating the common cold
  • Strengthening blood vessels
  • Iron absorption

Vitamin C is required for the synthesis of collagen, the intercellular “cement” which holds tissues together. It is also one of the major antioxidant nutrients which neutralize free radicals & prevent cell damage.

Vitamin C prevents the conversion of nitrates (from tobacco smoke, smog, lunch meats, & some vegetables) into cancer-causing substances.

The National Institutes of Health has published evidence demonstrating Vitamin C’s anti-cancer properties.

Alpha Lipoic Acid

Often called the “master antioxidant” because it works synergistically with other nutrients. It is vital to cellular energy production and helps to neutralize the damage caused by free radicals. It is used in the treatment of diabetic neuropathy, liver ailments and insulin resistance. ALA by IV drip is neuro-protective and acts as chelating agent.

Myers’ Cocktail

Combines magnesium, calcium, B vitamins and vitamin C for their immune system and adrenal support characteristics. This unique blend of nutrients was created by Baltimore physician, Dr. John Myers, during the 1960s. It has been studied and used since to treat a variety of conditions including chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, asthma, migraines, and chronic pain. Additionally, it speeds recovery from colds and flu and aids in quick physical recovery for athletes during training.

To establish the proper intravenous nutrient therapy for your condition the healthcare practitioners at Wildwood Integrative Healthcare will spend time with you discussing your individual needs and charting a course for your treatment.