IV Therapy & Injectables

About IV Therapies

IV Nutrition Therapy Patients should consider IV Therapies for either acute cough/cold/flu/sinus/bronchitis issues, or for our more comprehensive wellness programs where the IV therapy is a part of the overall plan for those with immune/auto-immune conditions, (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / Fibromyalgia, Lyme Disease, Chronic Hepatitis C, Rheumatoid conditions, etc.), cancers, neuro-degenerative diseases, heavy metal toxicities and more.

Intravenous (IV) Therapy is a method of feeding vitamins, minerals, and other natural substances directly into a patient’s bloodstream for absorption at a cellular level, bypassing the digestive system is the main advantage of IV Therapy.

When substances are given orally, they must be processed through the stomach and the intestines. Many substances may be rendered inactive in the digestive tract or may not be well absorbed due to poor intestinal function.

By directly administering nutrients to the body higher than normal blood levels can be achieved. These increased levels can provide an immediate therapeutic response by correcting deficiencies that may arise from a disease state.

Vitamin C IVs

Ascorbate therapy involves the administration of a high dose of Vitamin C through intravenous application.
*High-Dose Vitamin C (PDQ®)–Health Professional Version was originally published by the National Cancer Institute.

Vitamin C (also called L-ascorbic acid or ascorbate) is a nutrient that humans must get from food or dietary supplements since it cannot be made in the body. Vitamin C is an antioxidant and helps prevent oxidative stress. It also works with enzymes to play a key role in making collagen.

When taken by intravenous (IV) infusion, vitamin C can reach much higher levels in the blood than when it is taken by mouth. Studies suggest that these higher levels of vitamin C may cause the death of cancer cells in the laboratory. A severe deficiency (lack) of vitamin C in the diet causes scurvy, a disease with symptoms of extreme weakness, lethargy, easy bruising, and bleeding. The lack of vitamin C in patients with scurvy makes collagen thinner in texture; when vitamin C is given, collagen becomes thicker again.

High-dose vitamin C has been studied as a treatment for patients with cancer since the 1970s. A Scottish surgeon named Ewan Cameron worked with Nobel Prize-winning chemist Linus Pauling to study the possible benefits of vitamin C therapy in clinical trials of cancer patients in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Surveys of healthcare practitioners at United States CAM conferences in recent years have shown that high-dose IV vitamin C is frequently given to patients as a treatment for infections, fatigue, and cancers, including breast cancer. More than fifty years ago, a study suggested that cancer was a disease of changes in connective tissue caused by a lack of vitamin C. In the 1970s, it was proposed that high-dose ascorbic acid could help build resistance to disease or infection and possibly treat cancer.

Intravenous high-dose ascorbic acid has caused very few side effects in clinical trials. However, high-dose vitamin C may be harmful in patients with certain risk factors. In patients with a history of kidney disorders, kidney failure has been reported after ascorbic acid treatment. Patients with a tendency to develop kidney stones should not be treated with high-dose vitamin C. Case reports have shown that patients with an inherited disorder called G-6-PD deficiency should not be given high doses of vitamin C, due to the risk of hemolysis (a condition in which red blood cells are destroyed). Since vitamin C may make iron more easily absorbed and used by the body, high doses of the vitamin are not recommended for patients with hemochromatosis (a condition in which the body takes up and stores more iron than it needs).

A drug interaction is a change in the way a drug acts in the body when taken with certain other drugs. High-dose vitamin C, when combined with some anticancer drugs, may cause them to be less effective. So far, these effects have been seen only in some laboratory and animal studies.

No clinical trials have been done to further research these drug interactions in humans. Combining vitamin C with an anticancer drug called bortezomib has been studied in cell cultures and in animal models. Bortezomib is a targeted therapy that blocks several molecular pathways in a cell, causing cancer cells to die. Several studies showed that vitamin C given by mouth made bortezomib less effective, including in multiple myeloma cells. A study in mice transplanted with human prostate cancer cells, however, did not show that giving the mice different doses of vitamin C by mouth made bortezomib therapy less effective. An oxidized form of vitamin C called dehydroascorbic acid has been studied in cell cultures and in animals with tumors. Several studies have found that high doses of dehydroascorbic acid can interfere with the anticancer effects of several chemotherapy drugs. Dehydroascorbic acid is found in only small amounts in dietary supplements and in fresh foods.

Several studies of high-dose vitamin C in patients with cancer have been done in recent years, including the following:
 Intravenous (IV) vitamin C was studied in patients with breast cancer who were treated with adjuvant chemotherapy and radiation therapy. The study found that patients who received IV vitamin C had better quality of life and fewer side effects than those who did not.

 A study of IV vitamin C and high doses of vitamin C taken by mouth was done in patients with cancer that could not be cured. Vitamin C was shown to be a safe and effective therapy to improve quality of life in these patients, including physical, mental, and emotional functions, symptoms of fatigue, nausea and vomiting, pain, and appetite loss.

 Vitamin C has been shown to be safe when given to healthy volunteers and cancer patients at doses up to 1.5 g/kg, while screening out patients with certain risk factors who should avoid vitamin C. Studies have also shown that Vitamin C levels in the blood are higher when taken by IV than when taken by mouth, and last for more than 4 hours.
 Studies of vitamin C combined with other drugs
 Studies of vitamin C combined with other drugs have shown mixed results:
 In a small study of 14 patients with advanced pancreatic cancer, IV vitamin C was given
along with chemotherapy and treatment with a targeted therapy. Patients had very few bad side effects from the vitamin C treatment. The nine patients who completed the treatment had stable disease as shown by imaging studies.
 In another small study of 9 patients with advanced pancreatic cancer, patients were
given chemotherapy in treatment cycles of once per week for 3 weeks along with IV vitamin C twice per week for 4 weeks. These patients had disease that did not progress for a period of months. The combined treatment was well tolerated, and no serious side effects were reported.
 In a 2014 study of 27 patients with advanced ovarian cancer, treatment with chemotherapy alone was compared to chemotherapy along with IV vitamin C. Patients who received IV vitamin C along with chemotherapy had fewer serious side effects from
the chemotherapy.
 Patients with refractory metastatic colorectal cancer or metastatic melanoma treated with IV vitamin C combined with other drugs had serious side effects, the disease got worse, and there was no anticancer effect. These studies were not controlled with a comparison group, so it is unclear how much the IV vitamin C contributed to the side effects.
More studies of combining high-dose IV vitamin C with other drugs are in progress.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not approved the use of high-dose vitamin C
as a treatment for cancer or any other medical condition.

Myers Cocktail IVs

Infusing various vitamins or antioxidants directly into the bloodstream will achieve blood levels as
much as ten times higher than possible with oral vitamin intake. This makes intravenous (IV)
infusions effective in treating a wide range of medical issues, from chronic conditions such as
fatigue, Lyme disease, or any serious illness, to acute conditions such as infections, migraines,
asthma or muscle spasms.

The idea of infusing high doses of vitamins intravenously was pioneered by the late Dr. John Myers,
a physician from Baltimore, Maryland, who up until his passing in 1984 infused 1000’s of patients
with his unique formulation of vitamins. Since that time his original formula has been modified and
other formulas created for a wide variety of diseases – but the basic formula has remained, used
successfully by hundreds of physicians, and is known as the “Myer’s cocktail”.

The key ingredients for the Myer’s cocktail are vitamin C, numerous B vitamins, calcium and
magnesium. The IV infusion is mixed under sterile conditions and given over a period of 15-30
minutes in the comfort of the office. The high levels of vitamins and minerals in the blood will “force”
the nutrients into cells that may be depleted. The only common side effect is mild vein irritation
during the infusion, which is relieved by simply infusing slower or adjusting the concentration.
Vitamin C has been shown to have an anti-viral effect, but only at higher concentrations, making it
especially valuable in treating acute viral respiratory infections. It can also destroy histamine thus its
role in treating allergies, asthma and hives. At the highest doses vitamin C has been shown to
generate the production of hydrogen peroxide, which is toxic to cancer cells while normal cells have
the ability to resist harm.

We routinely use the Meyer’s cocktail in cases of stress and adrenal fatigue. The highest
concentration of vitamin C in the body is found within the adrenal gland and giving general support to
the adrenals seems to help the system cope with everyday stressors. This supportive role may be
another reason people with viral infections improve quicker with a Meyer’s cocktail. Cancer and
severe chronic illnesses are both good indications for Meyer’s cocktail to help with nutrition and
immune function.

The B vitamins are involved in just about every metabolic pathway in the body and are particularly
important for detoxification and cellular energy. Just two examples where IV infusion of B vitamins
are especially helpful include a common genetic defect involving enzymes that require B12 which
can be “over-ridden” with high doses of B12, and adrenal fatigue in which Pantetheine, or B5, is
crucial to assist adrenal hormone production.

Magnesium will promote the relaxation of smooth muscle around blood vessels and bronchial
airways. This makes magnesium helpful in treating asthma attacks. Several double-blind studies
have shown IV magnesium treatment for severe asthmatics lowered the hospitalization rate by about

50%. A meta-analysis of seven studies concluded that IV magnesium for severe asthma attacks
reduced hospitalization by 90%. Calcium infusions have a similar effect and the addition of vitamin C
and the B vitamins seems to improve and extend the benefits of magnesium alone. The concentration of magnesium is very high in heart muscle cells and several studies show patients with heart disease have lower levels of magnesium in heart muscle cells. As magnesium plays a key role in energy production it makes sense why it seems to help diseases such as heart failure as well
as overall energy and stamina.

Migraine headaches respond well to IV magnesium infusions with several clinical trials showing
complete relief in most patients. Even the migraine-associated symptoms of nausea, vomiting and
sensitivity to light resolved.
Who Should get a Myers?
Most patients with fatigue or even chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) will benefit from Myer’s cocktail
infusions, often within the first few treatments. Ongoing maintenance infusions every few weeks are
usually necessary to maintain good results, but some patients improve enough that further
treatments are not necessary. There are a few research studies showing patients with CFS have
magnesium deficiency, either in the bloodstream or only inside the red blood cells despite normal
blood levels.
Chronic pain, including that from relapsing injury or fibromyalgia, has been shown to improve with
Myer’s cocktails. One study showed 74% of patients improved while 64% only required four or fewer
injections. Some practitioners report success using Myer’s cocktail for acute muscle spasms.
Upper respiratory infections caused by viral invaders often respond dramatically with Myer’s cocktail
infusions. Within minutes symptoms improve in about 1/3 of patients while about ½ of patients note
the overall course of illness shortens considerably. People who don’t seem to respond just don’t ever
respond, while those who do respond do well with repeated treatments. Even chronic sinusitis has
consistent reports of responding to Myer’s infusions.
The typical patient receiving a Myer’s will experience an increase in energy, improved mind clarity,
decreased depression and anxiety, improved mood, faster recovery times, and less illness. We have
athletes who benefit from a Myer’s before and after strenuous events.
The intravenous nutrient therapy provided with Meyer’s cocktail has been found by hundreds of
practitioners to be a safe and effective treatment for a wide variety of conditions. Although most
evidence in favor of Meyer’s is anecdotal from the experience of providers there are some published
research studies that demonstrate the effectiveness of the Meyer’s or some of its ingredients.

Skinny Shot (Lipotropic Injection)

Lipotropic Injection
Methionine Inositol Choline (MIC) Injections, also referred to as Lipotropic Injections, are used to help release fat throughout the body by specifically targeting its primary fatty deposits. Lipotropic, or fat burning substances include inositol, which helps the liver remove fat; choline, which distributes cholesterol and prevents it from getting deposited in one part of the body; and methionine, which is similar to inositol, but also amplifies the combination. Injections can be administered up to twice a week, and vitamin B-12 is purported by practitioners and users to help accelerate metabolic processes, while creating a greater feeling of overall energy. Since lipotropics directly aid in the breakdown of fatty tissue, and are also closely related to B vitamins, when used together, they are thought to intensify each other’s effects and are usually injected together as part of the same treatment injection cycle.

The amino acids that are injected into the body stimulate the liver into optimizing the process of metabolism. These injections boost the body’s metabolic power by providing a highly effective temporary increase of normal metabolic functions. As soon as the effect of these substances wears off, the body begins to gradually return to its normal metabolic rate. When administered in combination with a low-calorie diet and regular exercise, our lipotropic formulas can help your body to rid itself of fat, while simultaneously increasing your energy levels both via the fat released energy and the energy promoting properties of vitamin B-12. The formula used in theMIC Injectionspecially blends the following important ingredients:
Methion- The “M”in MIC Injection, is an essential amino acid, which means that it is not synthesized in humans. This amino acid acts as a lipotropic agent which: assists in the breakdown of fats within the liver; helps to lower cholesterol thereby preventing excess fat buildup in the liver and throughout your body’s circulatory system; is helpful in preventing and relieving fatigue; and is useful in some cases of allergies by virtue of its ability to reduce histamine release.
One of the sulfur-containing amino acids (along with cysteine and cystine), methionine is important (essential) to many bodily functions and must be directly consumed through supplementation or methionine-containing proteins. Foods which contain high levels of methionine include cheese, eggs, fish, meats, spinach, potatoes, Brazil nuts, sesame seeds, and select other plant seeds. However, by injecting methionine into your muscles you can rapidly achieve high concentrations which many researchers and physicians believe results in more effective mobilization and elimination of abnormal fatty deposits. Other reported benefits of methionine include improvement of liver disease; skin tone and elasticity; nails; hair; and cardiovascular and muscular functions, through its role in the production of creatine. It has also been used to treat premature ejaculation, chronic depression, pancreatitis, Parkinson’s disease, and AIDS myelopathy. More specifically, clinical research has clearly demonstrated methionine’s ability to “…strongly improve the alcohol-induced histological changes in the liver. Triglyceride content of the liver was found to decrease in a dose-dependent manner with increasing methionine ingestion.
Inositol- The”I”inMIC Injection, is a B-vitamin that promotes: the health of cell structures and nerve synapses; aids in the metabolism of fats; helps reduce blood cholesterol; and participates in the action of serotonin, a neurotransmitter known to control mood and appetite. Also known as myo-inositol, inositol is best described as a carbocyclic polyol, which forms the basis for many signaling and secondary messenger molecules. As such, it is involved in many biological processes, including the breakdown of fats, the reduction of serum cholesterol, serotonin activity modulation, gene expression, and insulin signal transduction. It is not considered a vitamin because your body is unable to synthesize it. However, it has been shown to be helpful for the treatment of depression, panic disorder, polycystic ovarian syndrome, and fatty liver. It also important for optimal brain function.
Inositol deficiency may manifest as symptoms of constipation, high cholesterol, vision problems, and hair loss. Although it is naturally found in certain foods such as nuts, beans especially red beans and kidney beans), grains, cantaloupe melons, and oranges, it is more effective in breaking down fat when given as an intramuscular injection.
Choline- The”C”inMIC Injection, is an essential nutrient that helps to support the liver in its processing and excretion of chemical waste products. Moreover, it is required for the transport and metabolism of fats and cholesterol, which is important for the healthy support of the endocrine, cardiovascular, and hepatic systems.

A few specific studies have clearly demonstrated:
 “Choline supplementation normalized cholesterol metabolism, which was sufficient to prevent nonalcoholic steatohepatitis development and improve liver function. Our data suggest that choline can promote liver health by maintaining cholesterol homeostasis.”
 “Choline induces glucose and insulin intolerance in Pemt (-/-) mice through modulating plasma glucagon and its action in liver.”
 Choline supplementation decreased the concentration of liver triacylglycerol during the first 4 wks. after parturition. Results from this study suggest that hepatic fat export in periparturient dairy cows is improved by choline supplementation during the transition period and this may potentially decrease the risk for metabolic disorders in the periparturient dairy cow.”
 Choline is also known to be involved in the synthesis of carnitine, cell membrane phospholipids, and the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. It is a major source for methyl groups via its metabolite trimethylglycine (betaine) that participates in the S-adenosylmethionine synthesis pathways. Lastly, choline has also been shown to specifically aid with memory, and to support the maintenance of a healthy nervous system. Food sources of choline include peanuts, soybeans, wheat, chicken, fish, beef, cauliflower, eggs, and lettuce.

Cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B-12)- This form of B-12 vitamin is used in our Lipo-B injectionand plays a significant role in the replication of DNA, the normal functioning of the nervous system, and the formation of blood cells. The vitamin B-12 injection has been shown to provide these key benefits: boosts energy and overall metabolic rate; assists in the burning of stored body fat; detoxifies the body; increases red blood cell production; maintains a healthy liver; helps regulate sleep, mood, appetite and energy; works synergistically with other nutrients to improve health; and slows aging.
Vitamin B-12 is frequently used in combination with other B vitamins in a vitamin B-complex formulation. Important in DNA synthesis, vitamin B-12 is bound to the protein in food and is released by stomach acids during digestion. Once released, B-12 combines with a substance called intrinsic factor (IF) before it is absorbed into the bloodstream. Essentially water-soluble this vitamin is commonly found in a variety of foods such as fish, shellfish, meat, eggs, and dairy products. Read more about Vitamin B-12 Injections.
L-Carnitine- Carnitine is an amino acid which is required for the transport and breakdown of body fat for the generation of metabolic energy. Studies show that oral L-Carnitine supplementation can decrease fat mass, preserve muscle during exercise, and reduce muscle fatigue.https://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/carnitine-lcarnitine”
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Carnitine are completely absorbed by the body. Source: https://www.empowerpharmacy.com/lipotropic-injection.html


B12 Shot

Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin that is naturally present in some foods, added to others, and available
as a dietary supplement and a prescription medication. It plays an essential role in the production of your red
blood cells and DNA, as well as the proper functioning of your nervous system.
Vitamin B12 exists in several forms and contains the mineral cobalt, so compounds with vitamin B12 activity
are collectively called “cobalamins”. Methylcobalamin and 5-deoxyadenosylcobalamin are the forms of vitamin
B12 that are active in human metabolism. Vitamin B12 is naturally found in animal foods, including meats, fish,
poultry, eggs and dairy. However, it can also be found in products fortified with B12, such as some varieties of
bread and plant-based milk.
Vitamin B12 deficiency can be slow to develop, causing symptoms to appear gradually and intensify over time.
It can also come on relatively quickly. Given the array of symptoms a vitamin B12 deficiency can cause, the
condition can be overlooked or confused with something else. Vitamin B12 deficiency symptoms may include:
 strange sensations, numbness, or tingling in the hands, legs, or feet
 difficulty walking (staggering, balance problems)
 anemia
 a swollen, inflamed tongue
 difficulty thinking and reasoning (cognitive difficulties), or memory loss
 weakness
 fatigue
Unfortunately, B12 deficiency is common, especially in the elderly. You’re at risk of deficiency if you don’t get
enough from your diet or aren’t able to absorb enough from the food you eat.
People at risk of a B12 deficiency include:
 The elderly
 Those who’ve had surgery that removes the part of the bowel that absorbs B12
 People on the drug metformin for diabetes
 People following a strict vegan diet
 Those taking long-term antacid drugs for heartburn
Unfortunately, symptoms of a vitamin B12 deficiency can take years to show up and diagnosing it can be
complex. A B12 deficiency can sometimes be mistaken for a folate deficiency.
Low levels of B12 cause your folate levels to drop. However, if you have a B12 deficiency, correcting low folate
levels may simply mask the deficiency and fail to fix the underlying problem.


Glutathione offers a wide spectrum of health benefits, including:
Low levels of glutathione are associated with oxidative damage, which, in turn, results in various serious health conditions, such as atherosclerosis, neurodegenerative diseases, or cancer. Therefore, it is essential to maintain normal glutathione levels, as it has a prophylactic effect against oxidative stress. [3]
According to several studies, glutathione plays a key role in the modulation of inflammation by regulating the immune response of the body. [4]
The researchers found that the increased cysteine intake, even though diet, promotes the production of glutathione, which leads, in turn, to reduced risk of age-related health problems,
since it preserves the health of musculoskeletal and vascular systems, as well as brain function. [5]
It is proven that oxidative damage and low levels of glutathione contribute to the development of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease.
On the contrary, high levels of this antioxidant are linked to a delay of the progression to these neurodegenerative diseases. [6],[7]
According to a recent review, glutathione has significant both protective and therapeutic effects against infections, as it has the ability to regulate the immune system.
It is also suggested that glutathione supplementation may help to prevent certain infections, like HIV and tuberculosis, especially in people that are more susceptible to such diseases. [8]
Research has shown that glutathione deficiency is associated with a higher risk of autism, as the regulation of the antioxidant is affected in this neurodevelopmental disorder. [9]
However, maintaining the normal levels of glutathione helps to prevent or even reverse abnormalities that are related to autism. [10]
Glutathione has various beneficial effects on skin properties and is an effective anti-aging agent, at least in middle-aged women, by preventing lines and wrinkles and improving skin elasticity. [11]
Studies show that the deficit of glutathione affects the function of the heart and may cause abnormalities to the structure of the cardiovascular system. It is also evident that an increase in the glutathione levels minimizes the risk of heart attack and other cardiovascular diseases, since it acts against oxidative damage.

Source: https://www.healthline.com/health/glutathione-benefits