What Are IV Nutrients?
When vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients are infused intravenously (IV), or directly into the bloodstream, they bypass the potential loss of potency and poor absorption in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract characteristic of oral nutrients. This makes IV administration a powerful, yet overlooked, therapy for numerous health concerns, ranging from fatigue and viral infections to heart disease and cancer. IV therapies such as our “wellness drip,” which provides a wide range of vitamins and minerals, are also effective at boosting nutritional status and preventing illness in healthy individuals.
The IV department at the Whitaker Wellness Institute, which is overseen by our physicians,registered nurses, and nursing assistants, is nothing like a hospital facility, where most IVs are given. Rather, it is a large, pleasant room, full of comfortable recliners where patients sit during treatments and read, chat with other patients, nap, or simply relax.
Individual treatments last half an hour to three hours, depending on the specific protocol being administered, and a complete treatment course usually consists of multiple IV sessions. For this reason, most patients who don’t live locally enroll in our Back to Health Program.
How IV Therapies Can Help You
At the Whitaker Wellness Institute, we offer a number of targeted IV therapies, which are particularly effective when used along with our other modalities as part of a comprehensive treatment program.
Vitamin C and Cancer
Studies conducted at the National Institutes of Health revealed that when blood concentrations of vitamin C reach target levels—which is only possible through IV administration—it becomes a potent chemotherapeutic agent that kills cancer cells but, unlike chemo drugs, leaves healthy cells intact. IV vitamin C is a central component of the Whitaker Wellness protocols for providing nutritional and immune support for patients who have cancer. IV vitamin C is even more effective when used in conjunction with hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
Glutathione for Parkinson’s Disease
The Whitaker Wellness physicians use a remarkable therapy called IV glutathione to help slow the degenerative processes involved in Parkinson’s disease. This naturally occurring, brain-protecting antioxidant has proven to be an effective therapy for retarding this progressive disorder. Effects are often rapid and dramatic, with improvements in rigidity, tremors, and gait.
Nutrients for Vision Disorders
Vision problems can often be slowed or eradicated with IV infusions of targeted antioxidants, amino acids, and minerals, thus arresting vision loss in patients with macular degeneration, retinopathy, and cataracts.
Magnesium for Heart, Respiratory Problems, and More
IV magnesium is an excellent therapy for patients with heart disease, respiratory problems, and more. Studies demonstrate that infusions of this mineral improve outcomes of patients who have recently had a heart attack. It also smoothes out arrhythmias and is beneficial for patients who have undergone angioplasty with stent placement. IV infusions of this mineral can stop an acute asthma attack in its tracks, and by replenishing magnesium stores, it helps relax the airways for ongoing support. Additionally, IV magnesium is beneficial for patients with chronic migraines and those with diabetes, as it improves insulin sensitivity, helps blood sugar control, and reduces risk of retinopathy.
Vitamins and Minerals for Chronic Fatigue/Fibromyalgia
People suffering with fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue are believed to have impaired cellular function, which stimulates painful contractions and muscle spasms. To address these problems, we prescribe a full regimen of therapies, including intravenous B vitamins, magnesium, vitamin C, and other nutrients proven to boost energy, improve tissue repair, and relieve stress.
Wellness Drip for Immune Function, Energy, and More
A number of nutrients play well-defined roles in the maintenance of a robust immune response, optimal energy, and overall health. Our “wellness drip” is very popular among patients who want to get well, stay well, increase their energy, and perhaps turn back the aging clock. This unique IV “cocktail” contains high doses of B-complex vitamins along with vitamin C, beta-carotene, selenium, and zinc, all of which are vital for optimal health. This nutrient mix has also been demonstrated to help patients dealing with addictions overcome cravings.
Chelation for Cardiovascular and Circulation Problems
EDTA chelation therapy helps clear heavy metals, excess calcium, and artery-damaging toxins from the bloodstream. In addition to being the go-to therapy for lead and other heavy metal poisoning, chelation is an invaluable treatment for heart disease, neuropathy, peripheral vascular disease, and several other circulatory disorders.
Regardless of your health concern, our IV nutrient protocols work synergistically with the other innovative therapies and nutritional supplements your Whitaker Wellness physician will prescribe for you. This multi-pronged approach to wellness has allowed several of our patients to avoid invasive procedures and reduce or eliminate their reliance on prescription drugs.
What Conditions Benefit?
Intravenous nutrients benefit a wide variety of health concerns. Here’s just a partial list of conditions for which we use IV therapies at the Whitaker Wellness Institute:
- Addiction control
- Chronic fatigue
- Disease prevention
- Heart disease
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Macular degeneration
- Parkinson’s disease
- Smoking cessation
- Stroke rehabilitation
- Viral and bacterial infections
Our Patient Success Stories
Click the links below to read about how treatment with IV nutrients at the Whitaker Wellness Institute helped other people just like you get back on the road to health.
Additional Articles on IV Nutrients
One-Stop Shop for Wellness
Renowned physician, author, and speaker, Julian Whitaker, MD, opened the doors of the Whitaker Wellness Institute in 1979. Since then, our clinic has helped more than 45,000 patients overcome serious health challenges and get back on the road to healthy living. We’re proud to offer nearly two dozen safe, innovative, healing therapies under one roof—that’s more than any other facility in the northern hemisphere. Just think of us as your “one-stop shop for wellness.”
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