Intravenous (IV) therapy is a method of feeding vitamins, minerals, and amino acids directly into the bloodstream used for correcting intracellular nutrient deficiencies. Oral intake of such high doses is simply not possible due to absorption limitations from the digestive process. Patients can get up to 10 times the nutrients in one treatment as they could get orally in one day.

A good example of this is the use of Vitamin C when trying to overcome a cold due to some sort of virus. The antiviral effects of Vitamin C are seen when blood levels are around 10-15 mg/dL. This level is achievable with IV therapy but not orally. Oral dosage typically peaks with blood levels around 1.2-4.0 mg/dL vs. IV therapy of 50-90 mg/dL. Scientific evidence has demonstrated that a variety of conditions can benefit from the use of IV nutrition. A few of the conditions that may be helped include:


  • poor detoxification
  • candida
  • hypertension
  • poor circulation
  • COPD
  • post-gastric bypass
  • neuropathy
  • increased stress
  • cardiovascular disease
  • Hepatitis
  • heavy metal toxicity
  • influenza
  • pre/post surgery
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • cancer
  • asthma

IV therapies are also useful in nutritional detoxification programs, immune stimulation or, simply, because of depletion of your body stores.