Arcanum Medical Spa Canon City & Colorado Springs, Colorado
Sometimes we do not get adequate levels of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients from the foods that we eat or the supplements we take.
Intravenous (IV) nutrient therapy has come to the forefront as an exciting new paradigm in integrative and functional medicine, allowing us to both prevent and help treat a wide variety of conditions safely and effectively. But why IV therapies instead of oral? There are numerous answers to that question. Oral supplements are minimally and incompletely absorbed and having to pass through the digestive tract, the efficacy of the nutrient or vitamin is reduced.
IV therapies administration allows minerals and vitamins and nutrients to rapidly enter the bloodstream, bypass the digestive tract and liver then circulate throughout the body. People with food intolerance or allergies or other medical conditions often have considerable intestinal irritation at the cellular level. This means that malabsorption and loss of nutrients occur. In order for nutrients to be pharmacologically active, certain levels of blood and tissue concentrations must be achieved, and only through IV therapies can this be done.
We Offer IV Therapy for Many Health Concerns:
High dose oral supplementation is not only less effective as compared to IV, but it can result in GI distress such as diarrhea or nausea. To summarize, IV therapies provides instantaneous therapeutic effects and direct cellular nutrition, bypasses intestinal malabsorption, enables high serum concentrations to be achieved and is extremely safe.
There are many conditions that can be treated with nutrient IV therapies as an alternative to pharmaceuticals: migraines, chronic fatigue syndrome, low energy, immune deficiencies, allergies, flu, colds, dehydration, menstrual cramps, post-surgical wound healing, and memory loss. IV therapies are also used for athletic performance enhancement, hangover cures and detoxification.
Some Key Ingredients:
IV Alpha Lipoic Acid: ALA is a powerful antioxidant and can help your body restore or regenerate other antioxidants.
IV Vitamin B Complexes: B vitamins power the chemical reactions needed for many different bodily functions including making/repairing immune system antibodies and DNA.
B Vitamins play an important part in your overall health including:
- Cellular metabolism and energy production
- Making new red blood cells
- Proper functioning of the brain and nervous system
- A healthy appetite and digestion
- Heart health
B Vitamins are crucial for optimal energy levels, but they don’t directly supply your body with fuel. They enable your body to use the energy found in macronutrients (fat, carbs, and protein).
IV Vitamin B1 (Thiamine): Thiamine is an essential nutrient & can be used to treat digestive issues & signs of aging.
IV Vitamin B5 (Dexapanethol): Vitamin B5 has been used to treat arthritis pain, skin conditions and muscle cramps.
IV Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine): Vitamin B6 deficiency can cause anemia, depression and compromised immunity.
IV Vitamin B7 (Biotin): Biotin helps your body metabolize fat, carbs and amino acids and improves hair, skin and nails.
IV Vitamin B9 (Folic Acid): Folic acid (folate) can treat anemia and helps the body produce new cells.
IV Vitamin B12: Vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin) is a fast, natural treatment for low energy, stubborn weight & much more.
IV Vitamin C: Vitamin C is an essential nutrient for growth and repair of all the tissues in your body. Additionally, Vitamin C is beneficial in treating acute viral infections, depression, wounds, allergies, and chronic fatigue syndrome.
IV L-Carnitine: Carnitine helps with energy and fat-burning and promotes healthy aging.
IV Coenzyme Q10: Beneficial in patients with congestive heart failure and those taking statins, lipid-lowering drugs. Also shown to protect myocardium during cardiac valve replacement surgery.
IV Glutathione: It is a protein composed of three amino acids- cysteine, glycine, glutamic acid. It is a potent antioxidant and binds to dangerous toxins like pesticides and heavy metals through a process called conjugation which allows for safe elimination from the body. In studies, it has been shown to inhibit cancer cell growth and has shown promise in treating symptoms of Parkinson’s and MS (multiple sclerosis). Other conditions that benefit from IV glutathione include stroke, depression, Alzheimer’s and asthma. It is used for athletic performance enhancement and treatment of certain liver diseases such as cirrhosis, hepatitis and fatty liver. It is the Mother of all Antioxidants!
IV Glycine: Glycine helps balance the digestive system and regulate blood sugar levels.
IV Hydrochloric Acid: HCL aids digestion and helps the body absorb other nutrients more effectively.
IV Inositol: Inositol has been used to treat depression, anxiety and conditions related to diabetes.
IV L-Lysine: Lysine supports the immune system, is used in collagen production & has several health benefits.
IV Magnesium: Magnesium therapy may prevent or relieve migraines, PMS, muscle cramps, anxiety and other conditions. Magnesium relaxes the smooth muscle and heart muscle and has vasodilatory effects on blood vessels, thus reducing arrhythmias and blood pressure. It is critical in preventing ischemia, which is lack of oxygen to tissues and vital organs such as the brain and heart. Magnesium naturally antagonizes calcium, so it essentially functions as a calcium- channel blocker which reduces the workload of the heart.
IV Myer’s Cocktail: This is a powerful blend of minerals and vitamins which include magnesium, calcium, vitamin C and B vitamins (calcium can be removed for hyper- calcemic or certain cardiac patients). It is used to treat a broad spectrum of conditions: flu, cold, migraines, fatigue, allergies, asthma, hypertension, fibromyalgia, chronic viral infections, depression. It has been shown to enhance athletic performance as well
IV NAC: NAC (N-acetyl cysteine) is used in the body to regenerate antioxidant levels including glutathione & helps protect the liver. It also improves brain function & memory loss.
IV Potassium: Potassium is an electrolyte and helps with nerve function, kidney function and fluid retention.
IV L-Proline: Proline supports heart health by helping balance blood pressure & blood vessel elasticity.
IV Sodium Bicarbonate: Sodium bicarbonate has been shown to improve athletic performance and can improve digestion.
IV Taurine: Taurine helps improve glucose tolerance & heart health and has many other benefits including athletic performance, stress relief & enhancing cognitive function.
IV L-Tryptophan: Tryptophan is converted to serotonin in the body and can help with mood and sleep issues.
IV Zinc: Zinc plays an important role in immune function and can help heal skin, reduce inflammation & more.
Why choose IV therapy over pills and powders?
Nutrients you eat or drink take time to process and aren’t fully absorbed in the digestive system. IV drip vitamins absorb quickly and completely for faster results.
- When you eat or drink your supplements, factors like your age, overall health, metabolism, DNA and other substances you consume can affect your body’s ability to effectively absorb nutrients in the stomach.
- When you choose IV vitamin therapy, you’re getting a higher concentration of the vitamins, antioxidants and essential nutrients you need.
IV Vitamin Therapy has many benefits, it can help you detox, relieve stress, improve immunity, enhance athletic performance, improve cognitive function and so much more.
Experience with IV Nutritional Therapy
Why choose us for your IV Therapy? Our IV’s are the highest quality and are all custom made by a pharmacist in a licensed local compounding pharmacy. They use pharmaceutical grade nutraceuticals, so our solutions are made with the purest ingredients and adequate amounts of it! They are also formulated in a sterile environment so there is no room for cross contamination or risk of infection. Each Intravenous solution is custom made and securely shipped directly to us for you within 24 hours. Yes, we do keep our classic drips in stock, but all custom drips will need to be scheduled in advance after your initial consultation.