Intravenous (IV) Therapy

Fruit IV HeaderIntravenous (IV) vitamin drip therapy is a safe and effective way to deliver nutrients, vitamins and amino acids directly to your bloodstream. This technique bypasses the digestive system and delivers supplements for immediate use.

IV vitamin drips can improve physical wellness and may improve aspects of emotional wellness.  Vitamin drips give your body the tools it needs to stay in optimal condition.

Intravenous therapy is best used as a tool in combination with an exercise program and balanced nutritional approach.

Intravenous(IV)​Frequently asked questions

Q: What are potential benefits of Intravenous(IV) Vitamin, Mineral and Amino Acid therapy?

A: Because Vitamins and Minerals are involved in all aspects of cellular function, IV therapy can:

  • Provide fast and effective hydration
  • Improve athletic performance and endurance
  • Reduce recovery time and support muscle recovery
  • Flush out free radicals naturally produced by exercise
  • Boost energy levels
  • Improve anxiety and relieve symptoms of depression
  • Improve mental clarity and cognitive function
  • Combat fatigue
  • Support the immune system
  • Slow the aging process
  • Strengthen hair, nails, skin, and eyes
Q: What is required before my Intravenous infusion?

 A:  Before your first IV infusion, you will need to answer a questionnaire regarding your health history.  This will include documenting any medication you are taking, allergies and significant medical history. A brief exam and discussion will be undertaken by a Physician or Nurse Practitioner.

It is recommended you eat a light meal several hours before your infusion.  You may want to bring a snack to eat during your IV infusion.  You can bring a book to read or your phone and headphones in order to listen to music or watch videos.

Q: What effect can IV therapy have on the immune system?

A: Proper immune function can be optimized with Intravenous administration of key vitamins and minerals including Vitamin C, Zinc and a B-complex formula. This ensures your body has the nutrients for optimal immune function.

Q:  What are free radicals?

A:  Free radicals are the natural byproducts of many chemical reactions, including metabolism. In biologic systems, they refer to an Oxygen molecule with an unpaired electron.  They are formed as necessary intermediates in a variety of normal biochemical reactions.

But, when generated in excess or not appropriately controlled, free radicals can wreak havoc on a broad range of macromolecules including lipids, proteins and nucleic acids(DNA). The term oxidative stress refers to cellular damage cause by an excess of free radicals.

Exposure to toxic chemicals from pesticides, smoking, alcohol, fried foods and air pollution can increase oxidative stress.  These environmental factors have been linked to diseases such as cancer and cardiovascular disease. Oxidative stress might be a reason why exposure to these substances causes disease.

Chemicals that may reduce the detrimental effects of free radicals are called antioxidants.  Examples include Glutathione, Vitamin C and E and beta carotene.  Antioxidants are important components in protecting against oxidative stress and helping to ensure healthy cell function.

Q: How can IV therapy enhance appearance and beauty?

A: IV therapy drips can be formulated with a special mix of vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants that may improve the health and strength of your skin, hair, and nails. Our formulas are designed to detoxify your body and rejuvenate your appearance from the inside out.

Q: Can IV therapy have an effect on athletic performance?

A: Intensive physical training is demanding on the body, depleting the vital machinery of energy production requiring more nutrients and vitamins to maintain peak performance. Intense exercise may also lead to the gradual build-up of free radicals.

IV drips for athletes are designed to neutralize free radicals, promote recovery, provide fast and thorough rehydration, and maintain muscle and tissues. IV therapy drips for athletic performance also contain amino acids, the building blocks of proteins that help the body during the recovery and the muscle building process.

The powerful combination of rehydration and essential nutrients helps the body prepare for a challenging workout or competition and recover more quickly after crossing the finish line.

Q: What are the IV formulas that Benessere Clinic Provides?

A: Benessere Clinic IV Infusion Menu

  1. Get Up and Go

-B-complex (B1/Thiamin, B2/Riboflavin, B3/Niacin, B5/Pantothenic acid, B6/Pyrixodine)
-Amino blend (Glutamine, Arginine, Ornithine, Lysine, Citrulline, Carnitine)
-B12

  1. Immune Boost.

-Vitamin C
-B-complex (B1/Thiamin, B2/Riboflavin, B3/Niacin, B5/Pantothenic acid, B6/Pyrixodine)
-Zinc

  1. Quench.

-Vitamin C
-B-complex (B1/Thiamin, B2/Riboflavin, B3/Niacin, B5/Pantothenic acid, B6/Pyrixodine)
-Mineral Complex (magnesium, manganese, copper, selenium and zinc) 

  1. Recovery and Performance

-Vitamin C
-B-complex (B1/Thiamin, B2/Riboflavin, B3/Niacin, B5/Pantothenic acid, B6/Pyrixodine)
-Mineral Complex (magnesium, manganese, copper, selenium and zinc)
-Amino Blend (Glutamine, Arginine, Ornithine, Lysine, Citrulline, Carnitine)

Q: Can I get more information about the various vitamins, minerals and amino acids used in IV therapy?

A:  Here is additional information of some components of IV therapy

  1. Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid)

Vitamin C is an essential nutrient with several roles in your body. It is a potent antioxidant, meaning it can neutralize unstable compounds in your body called free radicals and help prevent or reverse cellular damage caused by these compounds.

Vitamin C promotes the biosynthesis of collagen, which is a fundamental part of connective tissues. In this capacity, Vitamin C may reduce stretch marks and is an essential component of healing wounds.

It is also involved in a number of biochemical processes, many of which are related to immune health.

Vitamin C promotes the growth and spread of lymphocytes, a type of immune cell that increases your circulating antibodies, proteins that can attack foreign or harmful substances in your blood.

In studies of its effectiveness against viruses that cause the common cold, vitamin C doesn’t appear to make you any less likely to get a cold — but it may help you get over a cold faster and make the symptoms less severe

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29099763

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27375360

  1. Zinc

Zinc is an essential mineral required for the synthesis of hundreds of proteins required for normal cell growth and development. Zinc helps facilitate oxygen transport and storage and is necessary for the normal function of antioxidant enzymes.

Zinc is required for the growth and development  of immune cells and serves functions in the synthesis of antibodies.  Zinc is important in the function of superoxide dismutase.  This enzyme protects immune cells from reactive oxygen species (ROS) which are generated to kill invading pathogens.

There is evidence both zinc lozenges and oral zinc, taken within 24 hours of the onset of cold symptoms may reduce the duration of common cold symptoms in healthy adults.

https://annals.org/aim/article-abstract/713795

https://annals.org/aim/article-abstract/709805/zinc-gluconate-lozenges-treating-common-cold-randomized-double-blind-placebo

https://www.cochranelibrary.com/cdsr/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD001364.pub4/full

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20219962

https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1533210110392952

  1. Selenium

Selenium is an essential mineral that is a component of several antioxidant enzymes.

Oxidative stress and the production of free radicals if left unchecked, can damage healthy cells. Selenium increases levels of a powerful antioxidant, glutathione.

A diet rich in selenium may help keep your heart healthy, as low selenium levels have been linked to an increased risk of heart disease.

One analysis indicated a 50% increase in blood selenium levels was associated with a 24% reduction in the risk of heart disease. Selenium may also lower markers of inflammation in your body which may contribute to heart disease.

A review of 16 controlled studies including over 433,000 people with heart disease showed that taking selenium supplements decreased levels of the inflammatory marker C-reactive protein (CRP).

Additionally, it increased levels of glutathione peroxidase, a powerful antioxidant.  This indicates that selenium may help lower heart disease risk by reducing inflammation and oxidative stress in your body. Oxidative stress and inflammation have been linked to atherosclerosis, or the buildup of plaque in arteries.

A review of 69 studies that included over 350,000 people found that having a high blood level of selenium from dietary sources was associated with a lower risk of certain types of cancer, including breast, lung, colon, and prostate cancers.

Selenium is also important for proper thyroid function.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19033020

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4726178/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17023702

  1. B-complex

The B-vitamins comprise a group of water soluble vitamins that perform essential, closely inter-related roles in cellular functioning, acting as co-enzymes in a vast array of catabolic and anabolic enzymatic reactions.

Evidence suggests that adequate levels of all members of this group of micronutrients are essential for optimal physiological and neurological functioning.

*Vitamin B1-thiamine

Vitamin B1-Thiamine used by nearly all your cells and responsible for helping convert food into energy.  Deficiency can be manifested in many ways including irritability, fatigue, muscle weakness and delirium.

*Vitamin B2-Riboflavin

Vitamin B-2 helps your body build red blood cells and supports other cellular functions that give you energy. These functions include the breakdown of fats, proteins, and carbohydrates.

*Vitamin B3-Niacin

Vitamin B3, also known as Niacin, is an important nutrient. In fact, every part of your body needs it to function properly.

Specifically, Niacin is a major component of NAD and NADP, two coenzymes involved in cellular metabolism.

Furthermore, it plays a role in cell signaling and making and repairing DNA, in addition to acting as an antioxidant.

As a supplement, Niacin may help lower cholesterol, ease arthritis and boost brain function, among other benefits.

*Vitamin B5-Pantothenic acid

Vitamin B5, also called Pantothenic acid, is one of the most important vitamins for human life. It’s necessary for making blood cells, and it helps you convert the food you eat into energy.

*Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)

In addition to its role in protein, fat and carbohydrate metabolism, Vitamin B6 is a potent antioxidant. It is important for the cellular metabolism and well-being of all living organisms.

It performs many functions in the formation of neurotransmitters, red blood cells, protein and DNA.

Research shows that people with low blood levels of vitamin B6 have almost double the risk of getting heart disease compared to those with higher B6 levels.

This is likely due to the role of B6 in decreasing elevated homocysteine levels associated with several disease processes, including heart disease.

*Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin)

Vitamin B12 helps convert food into usable energy, is required for proper nerve function and assists in the formation of red blood cells, proteins and DNA.

Vitamin B6 works with Vitamin B12 and Vitamin B9 (folate) to metabolize Homocysteine.  Elevated Homocysteine levels seen with B vitamin deficiency is related to increased risks of heart disease, stroke, and cognitive decline (Alzheimers).

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26828517

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20110903

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10683000

  1. Magnesium

Magnesium is a mineral required as a cofactor for hundreds of enzymatic reactions and is necessary for the functioning of numerous metabolic pathways. Nearly two-thirds of the population in the western world is not achieving the recommended daily allowance for magnesium, a deficiency problem contributing to various health conditions.

https://www.hindawi.com/journals/scientifica/2017/4179326/

  1. Amino Acids

*L-Carnitine

L-Carnitine is a naturally occurring amino acid.

It plays a crucial role in the production of energy by transporting fatty acids into your cells’ mitochondria.

Activation of fatty acid oxidation has considerable clinical promise for the treatment of obesity, type 2 diabetes, steatohepatitis, and lipotoxic damage to the heart.

L-Carnitine has been recognized as a nutritional supplement in cardiovascular disease and there is increasing evidence that  supplementation may be beneficial in treating obesity, improving glucose intolerance and total energy expenditure.

It has demonstrated beneficial effects compared to androgen administration in the treatment of sexual dysfunction, depressed mood, and fatigue associated with male aging.

It may help increase mitochondrial function, which plays a key role in disease and healthy aging.

Some studies have suggested a benefit in reducing systolic blood pressure and better clinical outcomes inn people with heart disease.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19720100

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15590999

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2861661/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15072869

*L-Taurine

Taurine is one of the most abundant amino acids in the brain, retina, muscle tissue, and organs throughout the body.  It is one of few amino acids not incorporated into proteins.   It has been called the “wonder molecule”.

Studies have demonstrated lower Taurine levels are associated with an increased risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes or insulin resistance.  Taurine appears to act as an antioxidant in Mitochondria.

Taurine supplementation produces a beneficial effect on lipid metabolism.

What’s more, it increases fat burning during exercise. It has been shown in cyclist and runners to improve performance.

It is often added to Sports Performance formulas because of it ability to limit oxidative damage and improve performance and recovery after exercise.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20804626

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3325402/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15221507

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20739720

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12107759

https://www.lifeextension.com/magazine/2013/6/the-forgotten-longevity-benefits-of-taurine

*L-Glutamine

L-Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in the blood and other body fluids However, there are times when the glutamine needs of your body are greater than its ability to produce it.

It is a critical fuel source for immune cells, including white blood cells and certain intestinal cells.

Studies have also reported that glutamine supplements may improve health, decrease infections and lead to shorter hospital stays after surgery.  What’s more, they have been shown to improve survival and reduce medical costs in critically ill patients.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2642618/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19382426

*L-Ornithine

L-Ornithine is also a non-protein amino acid.  It is the rate limiting step in the urea cycle, involved in the conversion of ammonia into L-citrulline and urea.

Studies suggest that L-ornithine has an antifatigue effect by increasing the efficiency of energy consumption and promoting the excretion of ammonia.

L-ornithine supplementation has the potential to relieve stress and improve sleep quality related to fatigue, both objectively and subjectively.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19083482

https://nutritionj.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1475-2891-13-53

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0271531708001929?via%3Dihub

*L-Citrulline/L-Arginine

The main benefits of L-Citrulline appear to be its conversion to another amino acid, L-Arginine.

L-arginine improves blood flow. It does so by creating nitric oxide (NO), a gas that helps dilate blood vessels. L-arginine has been shown to help people with heart disease or clogged arteries because of its vessel-widening abilities.  The same effect on blood vessels helps improve symptoms of erectile dysfunction (ED).

Your body uses arginine to synthesize nitric oxide (NO). Nitric oxide helps your blood vessels relax and expand. This is important for regulating your blood flow.

L-Arginine supplements are sometimes used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED) and  improve symptoms of cardiovascular and vascular disease.

Research has shown an improved immune response and decreased infections with supplementation.

Research has also demonstrated and increased time to exhaustion in elite athletes (wrestlers).

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25164444?report=abstract

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25177096

*L-Lysine

IL-Lysine is important for normal growth and muscle turnover. What’s more, it helps transport fats across your cells to be burned for energy.

It has been found to be beneficial in reducing outbreaks of cold sores in patients with Herpes simplex (HSV-1).

L-Lysine may help to reduce stress cortisol levels and reduce stress related anxiety.

L-Lysine is required for the formation of collagen and appears to be important in the wound repair process.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6438572

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17510493

  1. Glutathione

Glutathione is a tri-peptide composed of Cysteine,Glycine and Glutamine.  It is present in high concentrations in every cell with the man function of reducing free radicals.  Free radicals are unstable molecules formed during normal metabolism and in response to enviromental toxins including pollutants and tobacco smoke.  Free radicals can damage not only DNA, but proteins, lipids and cell membranes.  High oxidative stress may be related to may disease processes.

Glutathione is the “master antioxidant” in the body and is a key supplement for anti-aging benefits. It plays a crucial role in the immune response, DNA repair and the detoxification of waste and toxins. Adequate glutathione levels may slow the speed of aging and may be effective in reducing insulin resistance and preventing cell damage in the liver.

The amount of glutathione in cellular fluids naturally decreases over time, which in turn reduces the effectiveness of the body’s natural ability to remove free radicals.

https://www.bcm.edu/news/geriatrics/glutathione-deficiency-fat-insulin-aging

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5549431/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4684116/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14988435

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