Micronutrient Infusion Therapy
Micronutrient infusion treatment is a powerful modality. Many nutrients can have lasting effects when administered intravenously (I.V.). Infused nutrients achieve significantly higher blood levels than what are needed to prevent deﬁciencies. Used in this way, the nutrient is acting more like a medicine, and these medicinal levels relieve symptoms.
Oral supplementation is very important. It is, however, limited by the rate the gut can absorb nutrients. Chronic gut problems such as IBS, food allergies, and gut infections/inﬂammation further limit gut absorption. I.V. micronutrient infusion treatment overcomes these limitations. Infusions allow for rapid and complete assimilation of nutrients.
The goal of I.V. Micronutrient Therapy is to achieve a therapeutic level of nutrients intravenously, then graduate to oral supplementation. It is safe and recommended to take the same nutrients orally throughout the infusion course.
To establish the right I.V. micronutrient program for you, make an appointment with a Helios Practitioner.
Infusion Therapy Menu
The Myers’ Cocktail combines magnesium, calcium, B vitamins, and vitamin C. This combination of nutrients is versatile for immune boosting, and adrenal support. Myers’ cocktails have been found effective against a variety of conditions including chronic fatigue, depression, fibromyalgia, muscle spasms, asthma, seasonal allergic rhinitis, sinusitis, cardiovascular disease, adrenal fatigue, acute/chronic infections, chronic pain, migraines and quick recovery for athletes. Nutrient depletion can be caused by poor diet, refined foods, alcohol, smoking, chronic illness and emotional & physical stress. Stress “eats up” nutrients, especially B vitamins and magnesium.
Vitamin C has antioxidant, antiviral, antihistamine and, in high doses, pro-oxidant anti-cancer properties. I.V. Vitamin C is indicated for immune support, allergies, wound healing, viral conditions and in some cases acute bacterial infections. Vitamin C can also be given to cancer patients with approval from an oncologist.
Magnesium deficiency is common, which may result in muscle spasms and fatigue. Replenishing this mineral is especially useful to treat asthma (bronchial spasms), high blood pressure (spasm of blood vessels), menstrual cramps (spasm of the uterus), migraines (spasm of blood vessels), and adrenal fatigue.
Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant which neutralizes free radicals, enhances the immune system, and improves liver detoxification. It also improves symptoms related to neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, and nerve tissue damage from chemotherapy and diabetes. Glutathione is also highly effective to speed recovery from respiratory & sinus infections.
Alpha-Lipoic Acid (ALA) is a key antioxidant possessing neuroprotective and anti-aging properties. ALA is both water and fat soluble, allowing it to eliminate free radicals throughout the body including the brain. ALA enhances the activity of vitamins C and E, Co-Q 10 and increases levels of glutathione in the cells. ALA is effective for conditions such as asthma, cataracts, metal poisoning, radiation exposure, heart and liver disease, diabetic neuropathy, autoimmune diseases, inflammation and rheumatoid arthritis.
Folate Given to treat and prevent migraines. Often infused following a Myers’ Cocktail.