What is IV Vitamin Therapy?
IV Vitamin therapy is a method of infusing vitamins, minerals, amino acids, chelating agents, and antioxidants directly into the vein. It iis a quick, efficient, safe, and powerful way of administering vital nutrients into the body.
Is IV Vitamin Therapy Effective?
Administering vitamins intravenously is the most effective way of getting vitamins in your body. When injected, you receive an immediate benefit from taking the vitamins. If you receive, a drip for energy, you will feel the effects of the vitamins with minutes. It can take days to start feeling the effects of vitamins taken orally.
When you take oral vitamins, most of the vitamins are digested by the acid in your stomach and very little are absorbed and used by your body. This is true even if you are using high quality supplements. That’s because a large percentage of the vitamin is metabolized by the acids in your stomach. Additionally, many vitamins breakdown or oxidize very quickly when they enter the body. This is similar to how an apple browns when you leave it on the table. For many important antioxidants like glutathione, this happens very rapidly- faster than absorption- which means that there is a good chance if you take it orally, by the time it reaches your bloodstream, it won’t provide you with any benefit.
When you inject the vitamins directly into the bloodstream, you get the maximum absorption. There is no risk of vitamins breaking down before you get to use them. Not a single drop is wasted.
What are the Benefits of Vitamin Drips?
IV Vitamin therapy is well established and researched practice. Research demonstrates IV Vitamins can:
Give you more energy,
Improve your skin, hair and nails,
Combat the signs of age,
Detoxify your body,
Enhance your mood,
Enhance your athleticism,
Help you heal from injury faster,
Boost your immune system and so much more!
Research also proves IV Vitamins may be effective complementary treatment for many diseases including cancer, Alzheimer's disease, asthma, multiple sclerosis, lupus, Lyme's disease, Parkinson's disease and many others.
Wondering if you would benefit from IV Vitamin Therapy? Contact our office for a free consultation: Give us a call at 203.292.9154 or Click Here to Book a Free 15 Minute Phone Consultation.
Is IV Vitamin Therapy Safe?
IV therapy is extremely safe and well established. Before an individual receives any treatment whatsoever, vital signs are tested, blood pressure is monitored, and health history is carefully evaluated. If the individual is sensitive, alternative nutrients can be administered, as well as at lower doses and ranges. Every IV therapy session is performed under strict medical supervision. After the treatment ends, patients can resume their activities and daily responsibilities immediately.
Ali, A., Njike, V. Y., Northrup, V., Sabina, A. B., Williams, A. L., Liberti, L. S., Perlman, A. I., Adelson, H., … Katz, D. L. (2009). Intravenous micronutrient therapy (Myers' Cocktail) for fibromyalgia: a placebo-controlled pilot study. Journal of alternative and complementary medicine (New York, N.Y.), 15(3), 247-57.
Balendiran GK, Dabur R, Fraser D. The role of glutathione in cancer. Cell Biochem Funct. 2004 Nov-Dec;22(6) 343-352. doi:10.1002/cbf.1149. PMID: 15386533.
Blanchard J, Tozer TN, Rowland M. Pharmacokinetic perspectives on megadoses of ascorbic acid. Am J Clin Nutr 1997;66:1165- 1171.
Carr, A. C., & McCall, C. (2017). The role of vitamin C in the treatment of pain: new insights. Journal of translational medicine, 15(1), 77. doi:10.1186/s12967-017-1179-7
Clague JE, Edwards RH, Jackson MJ. Intravenous magnesium loading in chronic fatigue syndrome. Lancet 1992;340:124-125.
Covarrubias-Pinto, A., Acuña, A. I., Beltrán, F. A., Torres-Díaz, L., & Castro, M. A. (2015). Old Things New View: Ascorbic Acid Protects the Brain in Neurodegenerative Disorders. International journal of molecular sciences, 16(12), 28194-217. doi:10.3390/ijms161226095
Cox IM, Campbell MJ, Dowson D. Red blood cell magnesium and chronic fatigue syndrome. Lancet 1991;337:757-760.
El Halabi, I., Bejjany, R., Nasr, R., Mukherji, D., Temraz, S., Nassar, F. J., El Darsa, H., … Shamseddine, A. (2018). Ascorbic Acid in Colon Cancer: From the Basic to the Clinical Applications. International journal of molecular sciences, 19(9), 2752. doi:10.3390/ijms19092752
Ellis FR, Nasser S. A pilot study of vitamin B12 in the treatment of tiredness. Br J Nutr 1973;30:277-283.
Green SM, Rothrock SG. Intravenous magnesium for acute asthma: failure to decrease emergency treatment duration or need for hospitalization. Ann Emerg Med 1992;21:260- 265.
Harrison F. E. (2012). A critical review of vitamin C for the prevention of age-related cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease. Journal of Alzheimer's disease : JAD, 29(4), 711-26.
Howard JM, Davies S, Hunnisett A. Magnesium and chronic fatigue syndrome. Lancet 1992;340:426.
Lapp CW, Cheney PR. The rationale for using high-dose cobalamin (vitamin B12). CFIDS Chronicle Physicians’ Forum 1993 (Fall):19- 20.
Manuel y Keenoy B, Moorkens G, Vertommen J, et al. Magnesium status and parameters of the oxidant-antioxidant balance in patients with chronic fatigue: effects of supplementation with magnesium.
Okayama H, Aikawa T, Okayama M, et al. Bronchodilating effect of intravenous magnesium sulfate in bronchial asthma. JAMA 1987;257:1076-1078.
Reed JC. Magnesium therapy in musculoskeletal pain syndromes — retrospective review of clinical results. Magnes Trace Elem 1990;9:330.
Rowe BH, Bretzlaff JA, Bourdon C, et al. Intravenous magnesium sulfate treatment for acute asthma in the emergency department: a systematic review of the literature. Ann Emerg Med 2000;36:181-190.
Shealy CN, Cady RK, Veehoff D, et al. Magnesium deficiency in depression and chronic pain. Magnes Trace Elem 1990;9:333.
Sato, T., Kinoshita, M., Yamamoto, T., Ito, M., Nishida, T., Takeuchi, M., Saitoh, D., Seki, S., … Mukai, Y. (2015). Treatment of irradiated mice with high-dose ascorbic acid reduced lethality. PloS one, 10(2), e0117020. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0117020
Sydow M, Crozier TA, Zielmann S, et al. High-dose intravenous magnesium sulfate in the management of life-threatening status asthmaticus. Intensive Care Med 1993;19:467- 471
Vitamin C: Intravenous Use by Complementary and Alternative Medicine Practitioners and Adverse Effects by Sebastian J. Padayatty http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0011414
One of the things that sets LIVenup apart from other IV vitamin centers is at LiVenup, our patients have the option of receiving IV vitamins while using a BEMER.
BEMER is an FDA approved class 1 medical device and the leading pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMF) device available. Simply put, it increases circulation by 38% for 12 hours.
There are other PEMF devices and they do work, but they only increase blood flow on average 5 percent for 8 minutes.
BEMER far surpasses its competitors in the industry due to the unique and patented signal BEMER uses.
BEMER effects our bodies circulatory system. To understand the benefits of BEMER, you must first understand how our circulatory system works. The circulatory system is comprised of veins, arteries and capillaries or microvessels. Our microvessels are vital to our health. They perform the role of supplying nutrients and oxygen to all of our cells. If you were to line up all of the microvessels in your body, it would be greater in length than two football fields!
BEMER works by increasing our blood flow in our microvessels. In doing so, it increases the delivery of nutrients and oxygen to cells while accelerating the disposal of waste products. This process has profound effects on all of the cells of our body.
See The Results For Yourself!
Increased blood flow allows all of cells to function more optimally and as a result the effects of BEMER on the body are numerous.
There is ample published medical research to support the use of PEMF to treat:
MS Related Fatigue
Pain From Fibromyalgia
Accelerates Wound Healing
Sports Related Injury
Increased Recovery From Endurance Sports
Chronic Lower Back Pain
Osteoarthritis of the Knee
And so much more.
There is no downside to increasing blood flow and as a result, anyone can benefit from a BEMER session.
In addition to receiving an IV on the BEMER, at LiVenup you can book an appointment just to use the BEMER! This is a huge value that makes the use of the BEMER accessible to anyone without a large upfront investment.
We believe in the BEMER so much, when you book an appointment for IV vitamins at LiVenup, you first BEMER session is on us. Click Here to Schedule Your First Appointment Today.
Athanasiou, Athanasios & Karkambounas, Spiridon & Batistatou, Anna & Lykoudis, Efstathios & Katsaraki, Afroditi & Kartsiouni, Theodora & Papalois, Apostolos & Evangelou, Angelos. (2007). The effect of pulsed electromagnetic fields on secondary skin wound healing: An experimental study. Bioelectromagnetics. 28. 362-8. 10.1002/bem.20303.
Bassett C. A. The development and application of pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMFs) for ununited fractures and arthrodeses. Orthopedic Clinics of North America. 1984;15(1):61–87.
Callaghan MJ, Chang EI, Seiser N, Aarabi S, Ghali S, Kinnucan ER, et al. Pulsede electromagnetic fields accelerate normal and diabetic wound healing by increasing endogenous FGF-2 release. Plast Reconstr Surg 2008;121:130–41.
Joachim Piatkowski, Simone Kern, and Tjalf Ziemssen.The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.May 2009.ahead of print http://doi.org/10.1089/acm.2008.0501
Mrozkowiak M., Posłuszny M. The effect of BEMER therapy on selected blood indicators in the process of biological restitution after exercise endurance. A case study. Journal of Education, Health and Sport. 2017;7(7):703-722.
Özgüçlü E., Çetin A., Çetin M., Calp E. Additional effect of pulsed electromagnetic field therapy on knee osteoarthritis treatment: a randomized, placebo-controlled study. Clinical Rheumatology. 2010;29(8):927–931. doi: 10.1007/s10067-010-1453-z.
Piatkowski J., Kern S., Ziemssen T., Effect of BEMER magnetic field therapy on the level of fatigue in patients with multiple sclerosis: a randomized, double-blind controlled trial, J. Altern Komplement Med., 2009, May, 15 (5), 507-11, DOI 10.1089/ACM, 2008.0501.
Vavken P., Arrich F., Schuhfried O., Dorotka R. Effectiveness of pulsed electromagnetic field therapy in the management of osteoarthritis of the knee: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine. 2009;41(6):406–411. doi: 10.2340/16501977-0374.
We S. R., Koog Y. H., Jeong K.-I., Wi H. Effects of pulsed electromagnetic field on knee osteoarthritis: a systematic review. Rheumatology. 2013;52(5):815–824. doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/kes063.
Ziemssen T., Piatkowski J., Haase R., Long-term effects of bio-electromagnetic-energy. Regulation therapy on fatigue in patients with multiple sclerosis, Altern Ther Health. Med. 2011, Nov - Dec, 17 (6), 22-28.
Zorzi C, Dall`Oca C, Cadossi R, Setti S. Effects of pulsed magnetic fields on patients recovery after arthroscopic surgery: a prospective, randomized and double-blind study. Offic J ESSKA 2007;15:830–4.
Photos taken from: https://www.bmruniversity.com/whatisbemer/.
You may have heard of red light therapy! It seems to be the trend in spas and salons. It’s popping into Saunas and facial treatments left and right. Many people know that red light therapy boosts collagen production and has amazing benefits for the skin. But, it can do so much more than that!
We all know that plants use light to make energy. But what most people don’t know is - so do we! Light is simply energy! Obviously, we are not plants! We need to eat. But at a cellular level our bodies use light to function.
Most of us take multivitamins. A multivitamin is comprised of all of the vitamins our bodies need to keep us healthy. Consider sunlight to be like a multivitamin. Sunlight is white light. But it is actually comprised of all of the colors is the visible light spectrum: Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. When we go outside into the sun, we absorb all the rays of light and our body benefits. For example, it is common knowledge our body’s vitamin D levels increase when we go out in the sun.
Just like each individual vitamin has its own functions, so does light! Similarly, just like sometimes, you may take a little extra vitamin C, D or E, sometimes our bodies need a little extra of one kind of light and going into the sun is just not enough. We need a more concentrated dose of one of the specific lights.
Red light is one of the most powerful lights in the visible spectrum. That’s because it enhances the cellular functions of ALL of our bodies’ cells.
To understand why, I am going to take you on a trip back to eighth grade biology.
Our cells our comprised of lots of important organelles. One of them is mitochondria. The job of mitochondria is to produce adenosine triphosphate (ATP). ATP is basically the energy that all of our cells to perform their specific jobs. Red light therapy helps our mitochondria to produce more ATP which basically helps all of our cells do a better job,
Here are just some of the benefits of red light therapy:
Improved Muscle Recovery
Increase in Collagen Production
Decrease in Inflammation
Increase in Circulation
At LiVenup, we are offering a complimentary red light therapy session with any drip. For more information or to book you drip today, simply click here!
Baroni BM, Rodrigues R, Freire BB, Franke Rde A, Geremia JM, Vaz MA. Effect of
low-level laser therapy on muscle adaptation to knee extensor eccentric training. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2015 Mar;115(3):639-47.
Chen TC, Lu Z, and Holick MF. Photobiology of Vitamin D. In Vitamin D: Physiology,
Molecular Biology and Clinical Applications by Holick MF. Humana Press, 2010.
Emília de Abreu Chaves M, Rodrigues de Araújo A, Piancastelli ACC, and Pinotti M.
“Effects of low-power light therapy on wound healing: LASER x LED.” An Bras Dermatol. 2014 Jul-Aug; 89(4): 616–623.
Mitchell UH, Mack GL. “Low-level laser treatment with near-infrared light increases
venous nitric oxide levels acutely: a single-blind, randomized clinical trial of efficacy.” Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2013 Feb;92(2):151-6.
Michael R. Hamblin. Mechanisms and applications of the anti-inflammatory effects of
photobiomodulation. AIMS Biophys. 2017; 4(3): 337–361
Ferraresi C, Hamblin M, and Parizotto N. “Low-level laser (light) therapy (LLLT) on
muscle tissue: performance, fatigue and repair benefited by the power of light.” Photonics Lasers Med. 2012 November 1; 1(4): 267–286. doi:10.1515/plm-2012-0032.
Lurshin VV, Sergienko NF, Illarionov VE. [Etiopathogenetic basis for using magnetolaser
therapy in the complex treatment of male infertility]. Urologiia. 2003 Mar-Apr;(2):23-5.
We all know vitamin C is the best home remedy for colds and flus. There is a good reason for it! Vitamin C is the undisputed most powerful antioxidant for boosting the immune system.
However, vitamin C has some other benefits that just may surprise you!
Vitamin C can help reduce anxiety. It is known that vitamin C can help flush oxidative stress out of the body which can both improve mental clarity and slow down age related memory loss. But did you know that vitamin C has also been shown to reduce anxiety and improve mood? According to a study in the Journal of Biological Science, when a group of students were given vitamin C to treat anxiety before exams, it was found to reduce their anxiety and improve their academic performance.
Are you feeling the pressure at work to meet a deadline? Does anxiety keep you feeling stuck? Vitamin C just might be your solution!
Vitamin C can save your sex life! Did you know that 50 percent of men have some form of mild to moderate erectile dysfunction by the age 50. Vitamin C may offer some relief. It is well accepted the the breakdown of nitrous oxide is responsible for a man’s inability to have an erection. Along with exercise, and reduced alcohol consumption vitamin C has been shown to help boost nitrous oxide production and reduce its breakdown in the blood.
Your sex life does not have to decline as you age if you support your body with vitamin and nutrients it needs. If you are among the many men hesitant to ask that woman or man out for fear of being unable to perform - Vitamin C just might help you get back in the game!
Vitamin C can help lower blood pressure! Are you like the many people who bought into the story that it is normal to have high blood pressure as you age? The two main home treatments for reducing blood pressure are to avoid the “two S’s” - Salt and Stress! That’s easier said than done!
But, Vitamin C might help make it a little easier. Vitamin C relaxes the blood vessels that carry blood to the heart. This can have direct effect on lowering blood pressure! If you are suffering from high blood pressure and don’t want to sit around meditating eating lettuce all day- why not grab some vitamin C to support your efforts?
As you can see from the examples above Vitamin C is more than your grandma’s solution to the flu! It has powerful benefits that can affect many aspects of our health.
At LiVenup a vitamin C boost can be added to any of our standard drips!
Click here to learn more and start getting some relief today!
Dr. Dan Williams . Erectile Dysfunction
Ettarh, R., Odigie, I.P., Adigun, S.A. (2002) Vitamin C lowers blood pressure and alters vascular
responsiveness in salt-induced hypertension.
Can J Physiol Pharmacol. 80(12):1199-202. Retrieved from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12564647#.
Meldrum, D., Gambone J.C., Morris M.A., and Ignarro L.J. (2010) A multifaceted approach to
maximize erectile function and vascular health.Fertil Steril. 94(7):2514-20. Retrieved from
Oliveria, J. De Souza, V. Motta, V. and Da-Silva, S. (2015) Effects of Oral Vitamin C
Supplementation on Anxiety in Students: A Double-Blind, Randomized,
Placebo-Controlled Trial. Pak J Biol Sci. 18(1):11-8. Retrieved from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26353411