What Is IV Nutrient Therapy?
Intravenous Nutrient Therapy (IVNT) is a way to introduce nutrients and therapeutic agents directly into the bloodstream to correct deficiencies, enhance immune system function, increase energy, reduce inflammation, and assist in maintaining optimal health. In our IV infusion suite, we utilize the FastVitamin Push from Koniver Wellness, which is the elite IV nutrient product. IV vitamin and nutrient therapy is significantly more effective than oral vitamins/supplements, due to increased bioavailability and absorption.
Why is IV nutrient therapy better than oral supplementation?
Many nutrients have poor absorption when taken orally, resulting in little or no absorption of nutrients and therapeutic supplements. IV nutrient therapy in the form of the FastVitamin creates an environment of higher than normal levels of specific vitamins, minerals, and amino acids that have been shown in scientific literature to be effective in the treatment of a wide variety of symptoms and conditions. that nutrients bypass the digestive system, allowing them to be absorbed in high concentrations to optimally nourish the body’s cells and tissues.
Intravenous treatments involve injecting vitamins, minerals, amino acids, antioxidants, and other natural biologic compounds directly into the bloodstream. It is the safest, fastest, most effective way to deliver critical nutrients into your body. While oral vitamins and supplements can be effective at boosting nutrient levels in your body, they must go through your digestive system before being absorbed into your body and going to work. During this process, up to 80% can be lost.
On the other hand, nutrients delivered through an IV are absorbed directly into your bloodstream and are 100% bioavailable. This delivery method helps your body achieve optimum concentrations of key nutrients that cannot be attained through oral supplements.
In addition, by delivering nutrients directly into your bloodstream, the rate of absorption is much faster. That means you feel the effects almost immediately, and distribution through your body is more efficient. IV treatments have also been shown to kick-start your metabolism, break down fat and help your body process nutrients more effectively.
People who are sensitive to oral vitamins and minerals can also experience a variety of digestive issues. IV administration can prevent many of these issues. IV treatments deliver unparalleled purity, potency, and results.
The FastVitamin Push from Koniver Wellness contains an innovative and proprietary blend of 19 vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. Vitamin deficiencies are particularly detrimental for those recovering from brain injury or stroke. By pushing the FastVitamin blend in 60 seconds or less, your body quickly gets what it needs. You may feel what people describe as an “amazing” rush as every cell in your body sucks in the bounty of undiluted vitamins, minerals and amino acids.
All of our patients will receive a FastVitamin Push with every NAD+, PC, ALA, or Glutathione infusion.
Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol)
Vitamin D3, also known as cholecalciferol, is a fat-soluble vitamin that is involved in bone health, immune function, cell growth, and more. It’s one of the few nutrients that your body can produce on its own through the skin cells in response to sun exposure. It can also be obtained through several food sources and supplements, as well as injections when particularly deficient.
A large percentage of the population is deficient in vitamin D, which plays a central role in everything from regulating mood to modulating immune cells in the body and beyond. Not only that, but it’s one of the few nutrients that’s difficult to get from food sources alone, making supplementation absolutely necessary in many cases.
One of the most impressive benefits of vitamin D3 is its ability to enhance immunity and protect against infection. Not only can a deficiency in this important micronutrient slow wound healing and increase the risk of infection, but vitamin D3 is also integral to the function of immune cells in the body. Other Vitamin D benefits include supporting bone health, managing blood sugar, protecting against cancer and heart disease, boosting immunity, regulating hormones, improving mood, and helping with concentration, learning and memory.
The most common vitamin D deficiency symptoms include weakness, chronic fatigue, depression, anxiety, trouble sleeping, weak bones, and weak immune system.
Vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin)
METABOLISM / ENERGY
Vitamin B12 is needed to convert carbohydrates into glucose in the body. This helps energy production and decreases fatigue. Restoring B12 to healthy levels can help with the conversion of macronutrients (for building muscle) and reduce muscle weakness.
BRAIN HEALTH & MOOD
Because of its role in nerve health and neurotransmitter signaling, vitamin B12 is crucial for neurological function. Maintaining a high level of B12 promotes a healthy regulation of the nervous system and improves concentration, memory, and cognitive function. Vitamin B12 has been shown to lower the risk of neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s and dementia. Vitamin B12, along with folate, is needed in the production of the compound called SAM, which is crucial for regulating mood by reducing depression and stress.
Vitamin B12 helps maintain a healthy digestive system, specifically by helping to foster healthy bacteria within the gut environment. B12 helps with the elimination of harmful bacteria and the protection of beneficial bacteria in the digestive tract.
Vitamin B12 is needed for the conversion of homocysteine and therefore can prevent conditions or complications like heart attack, stroke, or coronary heart disease. Many of our patients show high homocysteine levels in their blood work, which must be addressed immediately. B12 also protects against heart disease by curbing and improving unhealthy cholesterol levels, protecting against stroke and high blood pressure.
Vitamin B12 is involved in red blood cell formation. When B12 levels are too low, the production of red blood cells is altered, causing megaloblastic anemia. Symptoms of megaloblastic anemia include chronic fatigue and weakness.
Vitamin B12 plays a vital role in bone health. Low levels of this vitamin in blood have been associated with an increased risk of osteoporosis.
SKIN / HAIR / NAILS
Vitamin B12 is essential for healthy skin, hair, and nails. It promotes cell reproduction and cell renewal, keeping your skin, hair, and nails healthy. Vitamin B12 helps the skin by reducing redness, blemishes, and acne. For nails and hair, vitamin B12 is the strengthening agent that prevents easy breakage.
CoQ10 (short for Coenzyme Q10) is an essential element for many daily functions and is needed by every single cell in the body. CoQ10 is synthesized within the body naturally and is used for important functions such as supplying cells with energy, transporting electrons, and regulating blood pressure levels. As a “coenzyme,” CoQ10 also helps other enzymes to work properly.
CoQ10 is the primary antioxidant the human cell provides to protect and support mitochondria. Without this vital molecule, the level of ATP that the mitochondria produce drops, the energy that is available to that tissue decreases, and dysfunction and health conditions can potentially develop.
Oxidative damage (or free radical damage) of cell structures plays an important role in the functional declines that accompany stroke, TBI, and aging. CoQ10, as one of the main antioxidants in the human body, plays a key role in cell protection. Studies show that increased levels of CoQ10 also contribute to increased activity of other antioxidants glutathione and catalase.
In fact, when LDL is oxidized, CoQ10 is one of the first antioxidants used to help offset the effects. Within mitochondria, coenzyme Q10 has been found to protect membrane proteins and DNA from the oxidative damage. Within cells, CoQ10 helps transport proteins across membranes and separate certain digestive enzymes from the rest of the cell, which helps maintain optimal pH levels.