IV (Intravenous) Therapy is a new service offered by the HCIM. IV Therapy is the fastest way to deliver vitamins, minerals, fluids, and more into the bloodstream. On top of its speed, it boasts a 100% delivery rate. Due to the digestive process, a much smaller percentage of vitamins taken orally make it into the bloodstream. In contrast, IV’s are injected directly into the vein, bypassing the digestive system altogether. This ensures that you will receive all of the benefits of your treatment.
Named after Dr. Myers who pioneered intravenous nutrient therapy in the 1960’s, this IV is the gold standard for overall wellness. It includes vitamins such as magnesium chloride, B vitamins, vitamin C, calcium gluconate, and more. This is a great option for treating symptoms of illnesses and aids in recovery. Also assists in fatigue reduction resulting from illness or physical activity.
Vitamin B12, also known as cobalamin, is an important water-soluble vitamin involved in cell metabolism, nerve function, red blood cell formation, brain health, and the production of DNA. A deficiency of this vitamin can cause fatigue, nerve damage, digestive issues, and neurologic problems such as memory loss and depression. The most common form of vitamin B12 is cyanocobalamin which is a synthetic form of B12 not found in nature. Methylated B12 or cobalamin is the naturally occurring form of B12 that is particularly important for anyone that has a methylation defect such as MTHFR. For some people, it may be better absorbed than the synthetic form. This B12 shot delivers this essential vitamin into the bloodstream, increasing energy and overall health.
Vitamin D deficiency affects roughly 50% of the population worldwide. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that has long been known to help the body absorb and retain calcium and phosphorus. Both nutrients are critical for building and maintaining healthy bones. It has also been shown to help reduce cancer cell growth, help control infections, aid in immune function, reduce inflammation, and help improve mood.
All products used in IV Therapy at the Health Center for Integrative Medicine are from Olympia Compounding Pharmacy, an FDA approved facility.