WHAT IS IV THERAPY?
Intravenous (IV) Therapy is the administration of fluids, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and other nutrients and medications through a catheter placed into a vein. IV administration allows for 100% absorption of nutrients, and thus increased efficacy, as they are placed directly into the blood. All IVs at Ohio Restorative Medicine are initiated, administered, and monitored by an experienced critical care (ER & ICU) Registered Nurse.
Our IVs are all prescribed based upon the patient's desired result and health status. Prior to administration of an IV patients must participate in a no-charge telehealth consultation with our physician. He may require blood work be performed based upon existing health conditions and other indications.
BASE IV FORMULATIONS
Alleviate: Minimize bloating, irritability, and abdominal discomfort during premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Contents: Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 & B12; calcium chloride; and, magnesium chloride.
Get Up & Go: Burn fat, feel energized, and boost your metabolism. Contents: Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, & B6; arginine, carnitine, citrulline, glutamine, lysine, and ornithine.
Immunity Boost: Boost your immune system, feel better faster. Contents: Vitamin C; Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, & B6; and, Zinc.
Inner Beauty: Fortify your hair, skin, and nails. Fight acne, wrinkles, and tired skin from the inside out. Contents: Vitamin C; Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, & B6; and, biotin.
Quench: Hydrate and combat fatigue from dehydration. Contents: Vitamin C; Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, & B6; copper, magnesium, manganese, selenium, and zinc.
Recovery & Performance: Decrease recovery time and enhance your performance. Contents: Vitamin C; Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, & B6; copper, magnesium, manganese, selenium, & zinc; arginine, carnitine, citrulline, glutamine, lysine, and ornithine.
Cost: All base IV formulations are $125 each.
VITAMIN C ONLY IVS
Vitamin C is an essential nutrient in humans, meaning it cannot be made by the body, and thus must be ingested. It plays several important roles in the body, including:
Collagen formation. Collagen is the most abundant protein the body. It comprises ligaments, tendons, and muscle coverings, much of the dermis of the skin, the sclera (white) of the eye, bone and teeth scaffolding, and most protein-based connective tissues.
Energy production. Vitamin C is a cofactor in the biosynthesis of carnitine. Carnitine plays an important role in energy production. It transports long-chain fatty acids into the energy-producing cellular mitochondria so they can be oxidized to produce energy. It also transports the toxic compounds generated out of this cellular organelle to prevent their accumulation.
Immune function. Vitamin C is an antioxidant, meaning it binds free radicals, which are charged species that cause damage to the body’s cells and tissues. It also has a positive influence on lymphocyte (T cell) development and function. Helper T cells play a critically important role in recognition of infection and cytotoxic T cells actively destroy infected and cancerous cells.
Iron absorption. Heme iron, derived from hemoglobin and myoglobin, is well absorbed and relatively little affected by other foods eaten in the same meal. On the other hand, the absorption of nonheme iron, the major dietary pool, is greatly influenced by meal composition. Vitamin C is a powerful enhancer of nonheme iron absorption and can reverse the inhibiting effect of such substances as tea and calcium/phosphate.
Neurotransmitter regulation. Vitamin C plays a role in regulation of neurotransmitter biosynthesis, including that of the catecholamines dopamine, norepinephrine, and epinephrine, as well as, the conversion of dopamine to serotonin.
Neuron maturation. Vitamin C plays a role in the differentiation and maturation of neurons and in the formation of the myelin sheath that protects them and speeds impulse transmission, making the vitamin crucial to cognitive performance.
2,500 mg | $59
5,000 mg | $115
7,500 mg | $189
10,000 mg | $224
> 10K mg | Call office
Glutathione is a popular add-on to all of our IV formulations. It has been called the mother of all antioxidants due to its important role in recycling other antioxidants like vitamins C and E, and alpha-lipoic acid, and CoQ10. It is critically important in aging defense, antioxidant protection, detoxification, and energy production. Glutathione levels typically decrease with aging. A low level of glutathione is an indicator for cells to undergo apoptosis or programmed cell death. Persons who have lived into their 80s and beyond have been shown to have naturally higher glutathione levels.
Free radicals (highly reactive oxygen species missing an electron) try to stabilize themselves by binding to cell membranes and genetic material, damaging both. Imagine a sunburn. The UV radiation caused free radical production in skin cells, leading to their death and sloughing off (peeling). Glutathione not only binds free radicals directly, it removes bound free radicals from other antioxidants (Vitamin C, etc.) allowing them to continue their antioxidant roles.
Liver detoxification occurs in two phases. Phase 1 detoxification is the initial step in the breakdown of toxins. However, some the breakdown products are themselves toxic free radicals. In phase 2 detoxification, liver enzymes add glutathione to these reactive free radicals, negating their toxic properties.
When free radicals outnumber antioxidants the body experiences oxidative stress. The energy producing mitochondria found in your cells are especially sensitive to oxidative stress. Prolonged oxidative stress will damage mitochondria, decreasing their energy producing capability. Think of that glaring red “E” just prior to your car grinding to a halt – the same concept applies to your cells! Like elsewhere in the body, glutathione’s role in protecting mitochondria from oxidative stress is paramount. Low levels of glutathione are thus associated with low levels of energy manifested as fatigue, lack of mental focus, brain fog, muscle fatigue, and aches and pains.
Prolonged oxidative stress (low levels of glutathione) triggers an inflammatory response from the immune system. Diseases associated with glutathione depletion include diabetes, neurodegenerative diseases, pulmonary diseases (ex. asthma), immune disorders (autoimmune diseases), cardiovascular disease, liver disease, stroke, and the aging process itself, among others.
Cost: Administered in 1-2 gram doses at $40 per gram.
NAD+ (Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide)
NAD+ is a naturally occurring co-enzyme of niacin. It plays a major role in the chemical process of generating energy in the form of adenosine triphosphate (ATP). ATP serves as the energy molecule that powers nearly all of the body's processes. In addition to its role in energy production, NAD+ functions in repairing and protecting DNA, gene expression, chromosomal integrity preservation, & epigenetic and post-translational modifications. In essence, we need NAD+ to live! However, as we get older, our bodies generate less and less of it. This is one reason why we begin to feel the effects of aging and become more prone to age-related illnesses as the years pass by.
Benefits of NAD+ Therapy:
Maximize Brain Function: Cognitive decline is one of the most common effects of aging. Neurodegeneration, or the loss of neuron function and structure, causes our mind to work slower and our memories to become fuzzy. NAD+ IV serves as a brain restoration that increases neuron function, protects cells from toxins and damage, and promotes the process of mitochondrial biogenesis. This translates to increased mental clarity, improved concentration, sharpened memory, and a healthy mood boost.
Cell Regeneration: Increasing the levels of NAD+ throughout your body allows it to better heal itself from injury. Research shows that ATP and NAD+ may alert the body’s natural immune response when the cell is under stress or where inflammation is present. In addition to this, NAD+ is crucial to the activation of poly ADP-ribose polymerases (PARPs), which repair damaged DNA.
Beat Fatigue: Chronic fatigue can be a debilitating condition, and experts aren’t exactly clear on the root cause of the problem. Oftentimes, doctors prescribe a combination of sleep medication and antidepressants, which may not actually improve chronic fatigue. IV NAD+ therapy works by supplying energy that is needed on the cellular level in order to heal.
Slow Aging: Enzymes known as sirtuins play a major role in the body’s aging process through DNA protection and inflammation regulation. Sirtuins are dependent on NAD+ to stop and start the protective pathways that have links to the pathologies of age-related diseases. This means that sirtuins and NAD+ are able to turn certain genes off, almost like a light switch, that promote aging, fat storage, and blood sugar management issues.
Cost: Administered in 250 mg (anti-aging) & 500 mg (neurogenerative) doses at $249 & $499, respectively
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