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IV Therapy or Nutrient Drip Therapy

IV Therapy is an intravenous therapy that enhances a patient’s health or well being. It includes the administration of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, antioxidants, and other essential micronutrients by intravenous infusion. IV nutrition has the ability to treat a number of disorders, especially in patients suffering from malabsorption symptoms. Cell function is a symphony of coordinated effort to keep a living organism alive and healthy. This is why it is so vital that each of the 200 trillion cells in our body has the nutrients it needs to support optimal tissue, organ, and organ system function. Modern IV nutrition therapies have potent proactive aspects that act at the cellular level to support and enhance a patient’s overall health. Advantages of IV Therapy include:

Replace Nutritional Deficiencies

According to the World Health Organization, every country in the world is affected by one or more forms of malnutrition. The term malnutrition addresses 3 broad groups of conditions.

  • Undernutrition (wasting, stunting, underweight)
  • Micronutrient – related malnutrition from inadequate or excess vitamins or minerals
  • Overconsumption – Overweight, obesity, and diet-related diseases (such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes)

The primary forms of malnutrition in the United States are micronutrient deficiencies and overconsumption. Intravenous therapy focuses on micronutrient replacement. Due to the abundance of processed foods that we consume in our diets many of us do not have the right balance of fluids, vitamins, minerals, and electrolytes in our bodies. Through millions of years of evolution, we have developed nutritional needs that our diets no longer contain. From a historical perspective, we have inhabited the planet for 2 million years, but have only been eating a diet based on farming for 10,000 years. Many of the nutrition we would gain from traditional hunting and foraging has been lost. The goal of IV Therapy is to provide our ancestral bodies with what the modern world no longer provides.

Boost Immune System

As a biological organism, the human body is constantly repairing injury to itself from infectious disease, free radicals, radiation, and pollutants. The natural process of aging decreases the efficacy of the body’s natural repair mechanisms. IV nutrition presents as a powerful tool capable of enhancing the body’s ability to repair and regenerate cellular and system injuries. Modern science has substantiated the advantages of supplementing substances like B vitamins for brain and nerve function, Taurine for muscle recovery, and High Dose Vitamin C for the immune system and skin. With ever-evolving and difficult to treat threats such as Coronavirus, or COVID-19, it is more important than ever to optimize our bodies’ defenses.

Anti-Aging Properties

As we age the body’s ability to repair itself becomes compromised. Our bodies repair mechanisms slow or begin to breakdown. We become more susceptible to free radical damage and nutrient deficiencies. For instance, we lose the activity of our most potent free radical scavengers, which serve to protect against skin and neurological damage. By replacing these antioxidants, such as glutathione, we can slow, and possibly even reverse some of the signs of aging.

IV Drips We Offer

Plant Based – $175

IV Therapy designed to supplement those who live a vegan lifestyle, or adhere to plant based or vegetarian diets. It is also perfect those who have problems absorbing nutrients from their diet or patients who have had bariatric surgery.

  • Vitamin C – A powerful antioxidant and immune system booster
  • Magnesium and Calcium – Electrolytes essential for nerve and muscle function
  • B Vitamin Complex – Essential for energy production, cell formation, and protein metabolism
  • Pyridoxine (B6) and Methylcobalamin (B12) – Reduces pain, increases energy, and improves nervous system function
  • Dexpanthenol – Critical for energy production

Jet Lag – $225

IV Therapy for both the frequent and occasional traveler.   An immune system and energy boost for those exposed to the elements of travel and time zone changes.

  • Vitamin C – Antioxidant and immune system booster
  • Magnesium and Calcium – Electrolytes essential for nerve and muscle function
  • B Vitamin Complex – Essential for energy production, new cell formation, and protein metabolism
  • Pyridoxine (B6) – Reduces pain, increases energy, and improves nervous system function
  • Dexpanthenol – Critical for energy production, sex drive, and skin health

Wellness Complex – $225

Immune Boosting, High Dose Vitamin C specifically formulated to kick the immune system into high gear. High Dose Vitamin C is the major component, which has been proven to shorten the length and decrease the severity of viral illnesses.  Multiple hospitals around the world are currently using High Dose Vitamin C to combat Coronavirus. *Our therapies are not intended for the treatment of active infections or illness*

  • Vitamin C – Antioxidant and immune system booster
  • Magnesium and Calcium – Essential for optimal nerve and muscle function
  • B Vitamin Complex – Essential for energy production, new cell formation, and protein metabolism
  • Pyridoxine (B6) – Reduces pain, increases energy, and improves nervous system function
  • Dexpanthenol – Critical for energy production, sex drive, and skin health

Free Your Mind- $250

IV Therapy for those with difficult to manage headaches.  This infusion formula specifically targets migraine headaches.

  • High Dose Magnesium – Treats neurovascular elements of migraines
  • Pyridoxine (B6) – Reduces pain, increases energy, and improves nervous system function
  • Ketorolac – Powerful anti-inflammatory and pain reliever

One Too Many – $150

The ultimate Hangover Cure for the morning after.  When you need to get back to your “A game” quickly.  This drip will rapidly hydrate, restore energy and cure your headache.

  • Normal Saline – Natural rehydration for what your body needs most
  • Ketorolac – Powerful anti-inflammatory and pain reliever

Mind, Body and Soul – $175

IV Therapy designed to treat depression and anxiety, but also improves chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia.

  • Vitamin C – Powerful antioxidant to combat free radical damage
  • Magnesium and Calcium – Essential for nerve and muscle function
  • B Vitamin Complex – Essential for energy production, cell formation, and protein metabolism
  • Pyridoxine (B6) and Methylcobalamin (B12) – Reduces pain, increases energy, and improves nervous system function
  • Dexpanthenol – Critical for energy production

Peak Performance – $225

Infusion therapy designed for the elite athlete, marathoner and weekend warrior.  This IV Therapy is specifically formulated to maximize energy, muscle performance, and muscle recovery.  This drip is composed of a complex mixture of:

  • Vitamin C and Glutathione – Antioxidants to combat free radical damage
  • Magnesium and Calcium – Essential for nerve and muscle function
  • B Vitamin Complex – Essential for energy production, cell formation, and protein metabolism
  • Taurine – Associated with improved muscle recovery and fatigue reduction
  • Dexpanthenol – Critical for energy production

Youth Cocktail – $250

The ultimate anti-aging infusion formula for youthful, healthy, glowing skin.  This Modified Myer’s Cocktail formula is designed to replace the micronutrients and antioxidants that naturally decrease with age. Vitamins are added to optimize skin health and immune function. This combination can slow, and sometimes reverse part of the aging process.

  • Vitamin C – Antioxidant and immune system booster
  • Magnesium and Calcium – Essential for nerve and muscle function
  • B Vitamin Complex – Essential for energy production, new cell formation, and protein metabolism
  • Pyridoxine (B6) – Reduces pain, increases energy, and improves nervous system function
  • Dexpanthenol – Critical for energy production, sex drive, and skin health
  • Hydroxycobalamin (B12) – Critical for cell formation, oxygen-carrying capacity, and immune function
  • Glutathione – Replenish this potent antioxidant known to deplete with aging.  Protects from free radical damage.

IV Infusions at Graham Plastic Surgery

Dr. Graham is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, but also has extensive training in Critical Care Medicine. During his time running a Burn ICU he spent significant amount of time researching Vitamin C and it’s effects on inflammation and tissue damage. In particular, he conducted a study on the usage of high dose Vitamin C and severe burn resuscitation. He has also undergone further education on IV therapy and is certified by the IV Therapy Academy of New Mexico. Our registered nurses also have Critical Care and medical formulary experience, ensuring safety of our products and of intravenous therapy application. All products are formulated under an ISO 5 laminar flow hood apparatus to ensure sterility. We also adhere to USP(United States Pharmacopoeia) recommendations regarding compounding safety. We are the best quality in the Rochester region.

Who is a good candidate for IV Therapy?

Almost any individual is a good candidate for IV Therapy. Specific conditions associated with nutrient imbalances include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Insulin Resistance/DM
  • Autism
  • Fatigue
  • Maldigestion/Malabsorption
  • Increased nutrient demand in trauma/healing after surgery
  • Compromised Immune System (Can affect response to viral illnesses, such as Coronavirus)
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Athletic Recovery and Performance

What are the risks associated with IV therapy?

IV Therapy is extremely safe however, as with any procedure, large or small, there are some uncommon complications. We are well versed in all of these possible issues and have very specific protocols in place to address any possible issues. Safety is always our first priority. Although extremely rare, the list of possible complications includes:

  • Allergic Reactions
  • Electrolyte Imbalances
  • Fluid Overload
  • Cerebral Edema
  • Heart Arrhythmias
  • Low Blood Pressure
  • Fainting
  • Blood Clotting of Veins
  • Infection
  • Nausea/Cramping
  • Hemolysis/Hematuria

Will I need to get lab testing?

Depending on genetic background and medical history, laboratory testing may be necessary. In order for some individuals to receive Vitamin C infusions, G6PD (Glucose-6-Phosphate-Dehydrogenase) Deficiency testing must be performed. Males of African, Middle Eastern, and Asian descent can carry this gene that causes destruction of red blood cells when exposed to high dose Vitamin C. This population will require testing prior to Vitamin C infusion. This is a test that generally costs less than $30.

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