One of the big misconceptions about getting an IV vitamin drip is that you have to be sick to get a vitamin drip. You may have even seen our posts about the benefits of receiving IV vitamins and thought if you feel okay, this information doesn’t apply to you.
There is a good reason for that. In western culture, traditionally people only go to the doctor when they are feeling sick. The problem is, by the time you decide to something about how you feel -- you already have a problem. That’s why many people joke that in the United States, we have “sick care” not “healthcare.”
Fortunately today, many people like you and I, are starting to realize that creating optimal health isn’t something you should do when you are sick. It is a lifestyle that is centered around staying healthy. This may seem new to us living in the United States but in fact, preventative medicine is the core principle of Eastern medicine. Hundreds of millions of people having been practicing preventative medical treatments like vitamin IVs for thousands of years.
The bottom line is we all lead busy lives. While technology has done amazing things for society, there are more pressures on us than ever. Our busy lifestyles lead all of us to consume a less than ideal diet. Even those of us who try to eat healthy, don’t often know what is in our food when we are eating out. On top of, there is all the toxicity we are exposed to everyday simply as a result in living in an industrialized society.
The result is all of us seem to be experiencing more stress than our bodies can handle. The result is we are overweight, have no energy and just don’t feel ourselves. Inside our bodies, all of this compounding and the results is disease. The statistics tell it all. Today, it is estimated that 38.4 percent of people will get cancer sometimes in their lifetime. Even if we think we feel okay, if we do not take measures to stay healthy, eventually if will catch up with us.
To some degree all of us are nutritionally deplete. IV Vitamin therapy is the most effective way for quickly replenishing the body's’ vitamin stores.
IV Vitamin therapy can boost the immune system, help you gain energy and reverse the effects of aging at a cellular level.
Don’t wait until you get sick to start thinking of taking care of your body. Staying healthy is so much more pleasant!
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Glutathione is inarguably the most powerful antioxidant on the planet. It is often referred to as the mother of all antioxidants. In fact, the doctor who discovered glutathione was awarded the nobel peace prize. Why all the hype?
Glutathione is required, created and used by EVERY cell in our body. It is one of the only antioxidants that can cross the blood and brain barrier and is often referred to as the “anti-aging antioxidant!”
So many people just like you who are looking to gain more energy, mental clarity and age backwards are adding a glutathione boost to their iv vitamin drips at LiVenUp!
By now, you may be asking, if my cells already make glutathione, why do I need to take extra? The reality is that as we age, our glutathione levels start to deplete. By taking glutathione intravenously, we can reverse the effects of aging on our glutathione levels which by consequence can reverse so many of the physical effects of aging that we can both see and feel.
You may also be wondering why you can’t just take a glutathione tablet from your local drug store. The truth is, while glutathione is one of the most powerful antioxidants, it is also one of the most unstable. It is very sensitive to temperature, light and has a notoriously short shelf life.
This problem is further compounded by taking it orally. When we take it orally, it mostly broken down by the acids in our stomach. What little is absorbed by our bodies oxidizes very quickly making it almost useless.
At LiVenup, we solve both of these problems for you. The glutathione we use is created specifically for us at a local compounding pharmacy we have researched and trust. We pay careful attention to ensuring it is transported and stored properly and is never administered past its expiration date. You are getting the best quality glutathione possible and by administering it directly in the bloodstream you are getting the best possible benefits.
Speaking of the benefits of glutathione- Here are our favorite 4!
Glutathione Reduces Oxidative Stress!
Every day our body is exposed to physical stress. This can come in the form of pollution, heavy metals, vaccinations, antibiotics, disease, poor diet, illness, emotional stress and so many more. But, it can also come from a lot of things that may seem very positive like sunlight, buying a new home, starting a new relationship or exercise. When our bodies are exposed to stress, it creates free radicals. Most people know that free radicals cause many diseases including cancer, but few people understand why.
Free radicals are caused when our cells replicate under stress. They are free radicals because they are missing an electron and are essentially floating around the body free of any specific purpose. The missing electron makes them unstable. So, they take an electron from another cell in our body. A free radical may borrow an electron from any healthy cell in our body. Then our healthy cells become unstable. This is called oxidative stress.
It is the same process that causes a cut apple to brown when you leave it exposed to the air. An apple has enzymes called phenols. When exposed to the air, they bond with oxygen electrons and the apple cells start to break down. That is why they turn brown.
Free radicals cause our cells to break down and oxidize in exactly the same way. We may not be able to see our cells turn brown; however, the physical symptoms we can feel are very real -- cancer, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, chronic fatigue- just to name a few. In fact, free radicals are linked to almost every single disease in our bodies.
If you are still reading, you probably understand oxidative stress is a huge problem. Fortunately, glutathione can reduce oxidative stress in our body.
Glutathione is an enzyme comprised of three amino acids: glutamine, glycine and cysteine. During a complex chemical process, they bind with the extra electron in free radicals and convert free radicals to water so you can easily eliminate it from your body. This protects your healthy cells by shielding them from the harmful effects of free radicals
Proactively adding a glutathione boost to your iv vitamin drip can reduce the number of free radicals in your body and reduce your risk of the diseases they cause.
Glutathione Reduces Inflammation!
To understand how glutathione can help us release inflammation, we must first understand exactly what it is. Everybody knows when they feel inflamed! Our skin may be red, tender to the touch, swollen or warm. Our stomachs may feel bloated and our joints achy. But many people don’t know why.
On a biological level, inflammation occurs when our bodies release our white blood cells into our bloodstreams in order to protect our tissues from foreign substances. The white blood cells attack the foreign substances and destroy them so they can be eliminated from our body.
In order to make white blood cells, our bodies require glutathione. Often our bodies are over taxed and can’t make enough glutathione to fight off diseases. As a result, our bodies remain in a chronic state of inflammation. Even something as simple as a workout can be difficult to recover from when are bodies are not producing enough glutathione to adequately support our white blood cells.
When we supplement with glutathione, it boosts our immune system to make more white blood cells. This allows our bodies to more effectively fight off the foreign substances keeping our bodies’ in a chronic state of inflammation.
Glutathione Can Reverse Some of the Visible Effects of Aging!
By now you probably understand why glutathione is called the mother of all antioxidants. A mother can make dinner, change a diaper and negotiate a contract. A mother is a protector, provider, friend and lover at all once! Like a mother glutathione can simultaneously perform many different functions. In fact, it is the only antioxidant that can be recycled and reused by our bodies.
We just learned above that glutathione assists with oxidative stress by preventing cells from breaking down in the body. We talked about oxidative stress and inflammation causing disease and discomfort.
It is also responsible for all of the symptoms we call aging. The truth is we have really just assigned the term aging to the cellular breakdown of our bodies that we can see and feel in the absence of disease.
The story we tell is as we get older, our skin begins to wrinkle, we get aging spots on our skin, our hair turns grey hair, we have aches and pains because our bones and muscles start to break down, we gain wait and have less energy. But this is just a story we tell ourselves. These symptoms are not a result of getting older, they are a result of oxidative stress causing our cells to break down.
Glutathione doesn’t prevent you from getting older. But, it will alleviate a lot of the unpleasant symptoms associated with aging. In fact, glutathione can help make sure you continue aging for a long time to come while looking and feeling incredible in the process.
The fact that we have to slow down, experience aches and pains and turn into prunes as we age is simply not true. Glutathione help us both look and feel more youthful. It can improve our skin, hair and nails on the outside while making us feel amazing on the inside.
How incredible would it be if at 55 you can feel as youthful and free as you did at 25? Glutathione can make that possible.
Glutathione is Powerful Detoxifier
There should be no surprise that we are exposed to way more toxins than is good for our bodies. There are toxins in the air we breath food, we eat and water we drink. Even when we make good choices, we can only reduce and not eliminate our exposure to toxins. We cannot control the pollutants in the air we breath, the types of cleaning products the stores and restaurants we frequent use, whether our local communities decide to drop pesticides for mosquitoes via airplane and sometimes even how clean the water is that we have access to for bathing and brushing our teeth.
No matter what we do, we will be exposed the toxins. Our bodies are equipped with systems for getting the toxins out of our body through our kidneys, liver, small intestines and large intestines. Our bodies release the toxins through our urine, fecal matter and sweat.The problem is we are inundating bodies with toxins and they just can’t keep up. The toxins begin to accumulate. Traditional blood test may even miss them because they tend to hide in our fat, organs and even bones.
One of the most prevalent forms of toxicity in the body is heavy metal toxicity.
Many people suffer from symptoms of heavy metal toxicity and just don’t realize it. Symptoms include:
If you are suffering from any of the symptoms above, heavy metal toxicity could be a contributing factor.
Glutathione can help support your body to release toxins including heavy metals when your body is exposed to more than it can handle.
Glutathione binds with the heavy metals allowing your body to excrete them more easily. Many times, once the toxins are out of your body, the symptoms are reversed.
Glutathione truly can be the answer to almost any problem. No matter what iv drip you choose to get, adding glutathione as a boost can significantly boost the benefit you receive.
When booking your appointment at LiVenUp or when receiving your IV drip, simply ask one of our nurses about our glutathione boost.
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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.
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.
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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.
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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!
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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!
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If you are watching the news you have most likely heard the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions FluView report indicating elevated cases of the flu nationally with a continued threat of increase through the winter. We are sure you are desperately hoping the flu virus won't make its way into your family’s home.
Most people get sick and then run to the doctor only to hear they have contracted a virus and have to just let it run its course.
That doesn’t have to be true.
True, there is no cure for viruses but when you boost your immune system and body’s natural defenses, you can significantly reduce cold and flu symptoms.
More importantly, by boosting your immune system you can often naturally fight off viruses that otherwise would make you sick before symptoms even occur when using IV Vitamin Therapy.
According to a study published in J Manipulative Physiol Ther. when vitamin C is given intravenously in megadoses cold and flu symptoms are greatly reduced 85 percent of the time.
At LIVenup we offer megadose IV Vitamin C Therapy with a high quality tapioca based vitamin that surpasses what most of our competitors use. It’s just what you need to keep your family healthy this winter.
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