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How IV Infusion Treatments Play a Role in Recovery: PART VI of The Road to Recovery

Updated: Dec 31, 2022

What are the benefits of IV Therapy treatments for detox and recovery? Which vitamins, minerals, and amino acids support SUD rehab?

We can not heal if our bodies do not have the elements necessary for its recovery. IV Infusion Treatments nourish our bodies with the right kind and amount of nutrients for optimal function

Vitamins & Minerals in an IB bag.
IV Vitamin Infusion Therapy

A brief history of IV Vitamin infusion therapy

In 1954, Dr, John Myers was the first to create an IV infusion recipe of vitamins and minerals tailored to each patient's needs. The original "cocktail" which has become ubiquitous over the decades as a potent enhancer of overall wellness consists of B12, B complex, Vit C, Calcium, and Magnesium. These substances help regulate the optimal function of nerves and muscles, aid metabolism, prevent cell damage, and improve the immune system. In the 1970s, Dr. Myer's Cocktail had become a staple of the rich and famous.

IV Therapy infusions generally take anywhere from 20 minutes to several hours, and can take place in a medical office or in the comfort of your home with a licensed medical professional observing the infusion.

Our bodies are limited in how much can be absorbed through oral supplements and ingested nutrients (up 50 percent). However, the body absorbs vitamins, amino acids, and minerals given through an IV drip at a much higher rate (90 percent).

Today, Infusion Therapy has earned a place in alternative medicine and among rehab patients making it an alternative medicine option not just for millionaires, movie stars, and athletes, but also to treat the side effects of cancer treatments and addiction patients, among other conditions such as asthma, fatigue, low immunity.


IV THERAPY METHODS

IV Push

IV push is when the vitamins and nutrients are injected directly into the IV line. This method is usually used for smaller doses of vitamins and nutrients.

IV Drip

IV drip is when the vitamins and nutrients slowly drip into the IV line over time. This method is often used for larger doses of vitamins and nutrients, allowing the body to absorb them better.

Hope always finds a way, reason why HEALING from addiction MOTIVATES patients and family to look for alternative medicine options and wholesome treatments. IV Infusion therapy is not a new kid on the block such as Ketamine for Depression is. And it is now more affordable than ever.


This book provides a practical introduction to the use of intravenous vitamin and supplement infusions to support cellular vitality with the goal of reversing many common conditions and making disease less likely to occur. Vitamized health supports the body's incredible self-healing power.


Everyone deserves a Tune Up!

Addiction recovery is not a myth! There is hope; when you start to see the light at the end of the tunnel, it gives you more impetus to keep trying. Once the patient is ready for change and has taken the first step in the 12 step program , opportunities to heal show up in many forms.

Addiction recovery patients in an outpatient or inpatient program can and do benefit from NAD+, Vitamin and Amino Acids treatments before, during, and after detox and beyond recovery.NAD+, VITAMIN, AND AMINO ACID Infusion Treatments are an integral part of a healthy lifestyle among athletes, movie stars, millionaires, and baby boomers. However, IV Treatments ALSO have a history of helping addiction recovery patients recover wellness.

IV Therapy with vitamins and or amino acids are trending but how much do they mitigate the effects caused by aging, chronic illness, daily stress, alcohol and substance abuse taxing your body’s natural RENEWAL processes.

IV Therapy offers additional support to rehabilitation efforts. Detoxing from substances take a take a toll in your organism can be doubly taxing, why not invest in your overall health with infusion therapy cocktails that boost your metabolic rate.


TYPES OF VITAMIN IV TREATMENTS

  1. AMINO ACIDS

Alpha Lipoic Acid - A potent antioxidant useful in enhancing mental functions.

Arginine - converts to nitric oxide, vasodilator improves blood flow and oxygen/nutrient delivery to muscles.


NAD+ - Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) is found in every living cell, as a compound necessary for molecular machines (enzymes) involved in fundamental biological processes. Initially discovered in 1906, NAD+ has seen a resurgence in research continually showing that NAD+ is critical for maintaining the health of our cells, tissues, and bodies.


Several things can decrease the levels of NAD in your body, especially work burnout, and addiction. When you have low levels of NAD, your body has a harder time repairing damage and functioning on a cellular level. By raising your NAD levels, you can support your body, so it can heal more effectively.

As we age, we see a gradual decline in cellular NAD+ levels. This decline in NAD+ is linked to numerous age-associated diseases, including cognitive decline, cancer, metabolic disease, sarcopenia (age-related loss of muscle mass and strength), and frailty. Many of these diseases can be slowed down or even reversed by restoring NAD+ levels.

Glutathione - An antioxidant consisting of L-glutamic acid, L-cysteine, and glycine which combat oxygen free radicals and peroxide. Glutathione depletion is present in neurodegenerative disorders and aging.

Taurine - an amino acid that supports physical function and performance with anti-oxidant properties that protect the body from oxygen free radicals.


2. VITAMINS & MINERALS:

B-complex - B1, B2,B3, B5, B6. All B Vitamins assist in converting carbohydrates to glucose, help metabolize fats and proteins, necessary for the synthesis of melatonin, B5 or dexpanthenol, is also an important sleep and anti-aging agent.

Biotine - Vit 7, needed for energy, skin, hair, and nails.

Calcium - maintains the hardness of teeth and bones, aids in muscle function ans helps release hormones and enzymes involved in all body processes.

Choline - promotes lipolysis, helps transport fat to cells for energy .

Inositol - Vit. B 8 helps the liver break down fat when combined with other B vitamins.

Magnesium - involved in 350 enzyme systems , needed to keep metabolized Vitamin D in circulation, helps maintain muscle and nerve function, preserves immunity and heart rhythm.

Riboflavin - Vitamin B2 may prevent migraines.

Vitamin B6 - known as pyridoxine, produces energy, helps synthesize serotonin and norepinephrine while influencing mood. Melatonin, derived from Serotonin regulates circadium rhythm and sleep.

Vitamin B12 - cobalamin plays a key role in brain function and red blood cell metabolism which produces energy.

Vitamin C - ascorbic acid is necessary for collagen formation and tissue repair, promotes infection resistance and vessel integrity, prevents osteoporosis, reduces incidence of coronary heart disease in women, and prevents Alzheimers.

Vitamin D - is a fat soluble vitamin which helps the body absorb calcium, magnesium, and phosphate; it modulates cell growth and neuromuscular and immune function as well as reduces inflammation.

Zinc - vital to cellular and immune functions.


OTHER

Toradol - non steroid anti inflammatory drug (NSAID)

Pepcid - a histamine blocker that relieves heartburn and allergy symptoms.


Benefits of Intra Venous (IV) Vitamin Therapy

Anyone who wants to feel and look their best can benefit from a Vitamin and amino acids boost. IV infusion treatments are the The benefits are numerous:

  • improved mental clarity,

  • immune-boosting,

  • defense against viruses and flu,

  • body and mind fine-tuning, and even

  • clearer, smoother skin.

  • Other reported benefits of IV vitamin drips include burning fat, fighting jet lag, and getting rid of a hangover.

Get Back to Feeling Good Again

If you are suffering from age-related diseases, addiction, chronic fatigue, or metabolism issues. NAD+ and other IV infusion therapies that can help you on your road to recovery and wellness.

Contact a highly experienced team in IV therapy treatments that provides a safe, private, and nurturing environment that know how to create custom IV therapy solutions that address your specific needs and ailments.

Be aware of the Potential Risks of Vitamin Therapy IV

  • In 2018, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charged iV Bars, a chain of IV cocktail clinics, with making false and deceptive claims about its products, including the Myers Cocktail, could treat serious conditions like cancer, multiple sclerosis, and congestive heart failure.

  • By taking IV vitamins, you bypass your body's normal digestive process that has built-in safeguards for absorption, meaning you could end up with too much of some substance which you might urinate excess of

  • There's a slight risk of infection whenever the skin is broken—a risk that's increased when an unqualified person is administering the dp.

  • Treatment is costly and not covered by insurance. Prices vary greatly depending on the clinic and the location and can cost hundreds of dollars.

  • The effects of IV vitamin therapy can be expected to last up to two weeks.

Other Considerations Before Trying Vitamin Therapy IV

Even if you don't experience any complications, IV vitamin therapy might not offer any more benefits than a sports drink with fluid and electrolytes. A diet rich in vitamins and minerals prevents illness. Foods that contain lots of vitamins and minerals are also rich in antioxidants and phytochemicals, which help support the immune system better than vitamins alone.

On the other hand, if you have a digestive disorder that prevents proper absorption of nutrients, IV vitamin therapy can be a great thing—but it's something to be discussed with a doctor. Naturopathic doctors always begin with the least invasive treatments but don't hesitate to recommend it when a patient presents lower than adequate nutrient reserves.

We cannot heal when we don't have the materials we need to be healthy, however, IV Therapy should always be done carefully and correctly by suitably qualified experts. Properly administered vitamin therapy is quite safe. In rare cases, an allergic reaction may occur, but those trained in administering nutrient therapy should also be trained in quickly responding in such scenarios, and have the appropriate supplies to manage such a reaction immediately accessible.

There are times when our bodies need more than the typical amount of a given nutrient. For example, when we come down with a cold, our bodies burn through much more vitamin C than they do when we're in a healthier state.

Vitamin infusion should provide what you need and nothing else. Injections should consist of just the nutrient or nutrients required and sometimes a saline solution, all carefully blended to ensure safe dosing and osmolarity.

Most doctors will require results of a micronutrient analysis before initiating vitamin therapy. This typically consists of a bloodwork panel which will spell out specific quantities of individual nutrients already in a person's system so that the need for nutrient therapy can be accurately determined.

For starters, the vitamins that pose a risk of overdose (such as the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K) are much less commonly given via shot or IV, which drastically reduces the risk of toxicity due to overdose.

Like anything to do with your health, the best starting point is a chat with your healthcare provider who can advise whether vitamin therapy is safe—and necessary—for you.


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What can I expect during my NAD+ Infusion Therapy?

Each patient receiving treatment for NAD+ infusion therapy needs a preliminary valuation by a trained clinician. NAD+ formula is customized to a treatment plan. It is very important that patient does not interrupt treatment. Once the NAD+ IV has begun, it is slowly administered over the course of 4-8hrs. The prolonged exposure to specific amino acids combined with NAD+ bathes the damaged nervous system in an abundance of repair materials. The brain is then able to rapidly employ these natural materials to speed up healing, repair damaged neurons, and replenish depleted neurotransmitters.

The total treatment time varies for each patient. A general course of addiction treatment is approximately 10 days (administered over 2 weeks). Longer treatments are sometimes required for more severe patients.

What Results Can I expect? NAD+ Infusion therapy assists neurological repair of the addicted brain. It is designed to rapidly assist the addicted brain in restoring neuro receptor function to normal levels. The patient’s cravings, anxiety, and depression are reduced or eliminated, once the body’s neuro receptor functions have been healed. This allows the physician to remediate any underlying conditions that may have led to the substance abuse to begin with.


Mind, Mood, or Sleep altering substances damage the nervous system by artificially stimulating the neurotransmitter receptors. Constant stimulation will dull the receptors and cause a need to maintain the use of substances in order to feel normal. When one tapers off from a substance or stops completely, the receptors may heal with time, but that is often not the case. This may lead to symptoms such as anxiety, emptiness, brain fog, physical pain, depression, lack of motivation and/or insomnia.


After completing NAD+ infusion therapy, patients report improved sleep, increased mental clarity, little to no cravings, elevated mood and boosted energy levels.


NAD+ infusion therapy was pioneered by Dr. William Hitt in the 1980s. Research using NAD+ show SPECT brain scans performed before and after treatment, showing significant improvement in the function of the damaged brain.

NAD+ Infusion therapy assists neurological repair of the addicted brain. It is designed to rapidly assist the addicted brain in restoring neuro receptor function to normal levels.


The patient’s cravings, anxiety, and depression are reduced or eliminated, once the body’s neuro receptor functions have been healed. This allows the physician to remediate any underlying conditions that may have led to the substance abuse to begin with. Mind, Mood, or Sleep altering substances damage the nervous system by artificially stimulating the neurotransmitter receptors.

Constant stimulation will dull the receptors and cause a need to maintain the use of substances in order to feel normal. When one tapers off from a substance or stops completely, the receptors may heal with time, but that is often not the case. This may lead to symptoms such as anxiety, emptiness, brain fog, physical pain, depression, lack of motivation and/or insomnia. After completing NAD+ infusion therapy, patients report improved sleep, increased mental clarity, little to no cravings, elevated mood and boosted energy levels.

Author's note:

In providing information about Vitamin IV Treatments I did not find any government or Pub Med studies or statistics to cite. I did find articles and blogs written by IV Therapy providers which are not covered by Medicare or any other type of insurance. Therefore, patients are on their own. The risks are low and there are few vitamins that can be overdosed on. If it doesn't help, at least it won't hurt. You may end up spending an unnecessary amount of money for vitamins that you can ingest in regular diet and supplement with capsules and powders. sports drinks, and such. However, if tailored to the patient, I am willing to bet on its benefits by tryin a cocktail myself at any of the IV Therapy centers near me.


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