IV (intravenous) therapy can give your system a fast nutrient and fluid boost when you’re feeling run down or unwell. If you could use some help regaining your zest for life, Denise Bogard, MD, FAARFM, ABAARM, of Well Aging Med in Roseville, California, can help. Dr. Bogard is an experienced internist and expert in anti-aging medicine, including IV therapy. She and her team provide a range of effective IV blends to suit your needs. Call Well Aging Med today to find out more.
IV therapy is a way of giving your body essential vitamins, minerals, and fluids directly into your bloodstream.
The IV (intravenous) blends available at Well Aging Med consist of carefully selected combinations of micronutrients that Dr. Bogard chooses to suit your specific needs. They go straight into your bloodstream through a line (catheter) into a blood vessel in your arm.
Some of the blends available at Well Aging Med include:
Myers’ Cocktail is the original IV therapy, named after the doctor who created it. It has the optimum combination of vitamins and minerals, including B vitamins, magnesium, calcium, and vitamin C. Myers’ Cocktail can help with fatigue, chronic pain, migraine, depression, asthma, and many other common conditions. These cocktails can be customized by adding more of specific vitamins and minerals that you may be low in or that can help treat your symptoms. IV therapy is highly advised for anyone who is fighting an illness, needs extra hydration, or wants and immune system boost during flu season or before travel.
Chelation is the treatment of heavy metal toxicity. It uses a special drug that binds with toxins such as lead, mercury, copper, iron, arsenic, aluminum, and calcium and removes them from the body. This is done alongside remineralization because it can sometimes bind with and remove essential vitamins as well. The specific ingredients in the chelation IV are dependent on what kind of toxin you are hoping to remove. Ask us about heavy metal testing!
You could get all the ingredients in an IV blend in pill form, as a medicine, or through food. However, there’s a problem with anything that goes through your digestive system. Although your body tries to extract all the nutrients from the food you eat, it doesn’t always succeed.
You might not have all the nutrients available to you because of your diet, which you could change by eating a more well-balanced, varied menu. But even when you do consume all the micronutrients you need, your body might not be extracting them very efficiently, even from supplements. In some instances, your digestive system might not be able to absorb everything it extracts.
With IV therapy, you bypass the digestive system altogether and introduce the micronutrients straight into your blood. Nothing gets wasted, and you can benefit from having the nutrients and fluids you need almost instantly.
If you’re interested in benefiting from IV therapy, call Well Aging Med today or book an appointment online.