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Additional Infusion & Injection Info

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What makes up a Myers' Cocktail?

  • Vitamins: Vitamin CB-Complex vitaminsVitamin B12

  • Calcium: Calcium aids bone formation and strength. It also can help control irregular heartbeats.  

  • Magnesium: Generally stored in bones, muscles, and soft tissues. It has been found to reduce fatigue, migraines, muscle spasms and may even help those at risk of cardiovascular diseases.3  

  • Zinc: Zinc has been proven to help regulate the immune system. Zinc is not naturally created in the body. Deficiency of zinc can lead to subsequent health issues. 

  • Glutathione: Glutathione is a potent antioxidant that naturally occurs in the body. Glutathione aids the immune system and has been found to help in the prevention of cancer, cystic fibrosis, HIV, and the normal aging process.  

  • Saline Solution: All ingredients for the Myers’ cocktail are combined in an IV bag usually consisting of normal saline. 

  • Myer's Cocktail has been shown to be helpful for strengthening long-term immunity and helping resolve LONG-HAUL COVID symptoms

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What makes up a MIC Injection?

  • Methionine: it supports the digestive system by helping to remove heavy metals within the body while breaking down fat deposits thus preventing the possible build-up of fat in arteries. Methionine can also be converted to cytosine, the precursor of glutathione, which is essential in detoxification of the liver.

  • Inositol: supports the transfer of nutrients at the cellular level and to help maintain proper electrical energy across the cell membrane. In addition, Inositol converts fats into other useful forms of energy and assists in establishing healthy cell membranes thus facilitating nerve impulses.

  • Choline: assists in controlling cholesterol levels in the blood and in controlling weight gain by maintaining healthy cell membranes. Choline has been linked to and directly associated in the maintenance of the nervous system, assisting memory, and is critical for normal cell membrane structure and function. Choline is the precursor of betaine which is helps in liver function and in the formation of the neurotransmitter

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NAD+Boost Benefits

  •  NAD+ is crucial for a number of key physiological processes within the human body. A deficiency in NAD+, or a disruption in NAD+ homeostasis in the body, may impair these physiologic processes, which may result in different illnesses or disease conditions.

  • NAD+ levels steadily fall as we age, leading to a decline in the function of cells and organs. By raising NAD+, NAD+ boosters can have profound effects on the health. Increases in NAD+ promote cognitive and sensory function, glucose breakdown in liver, lipogenesis in adipose tissue, insulin secretion in pancreas, and insulin sensitivity in muscle. NAD+ also promotes endothelial cell repair and protects against cardio- and cerebrovascular disease. NAD regulates immune function and inflammation and, protects against acute injury in kidney. NAD promotes and extends fertility in both males and females.

  • Important for proper neurological, liver, kidney and pancreas function

  • For more information: https://www.empowerpharmacy.com/benefits-nad-iv-therapy 

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Vitamin Component Info

  •  Dexpanthenol (Vitamin B5)

    • A synthetic derivative of pantothenic acid, a B complex vitamin that is widely distributed in plants and animals

    • Is used as a gastrointestinal stimulant to treat and prevent ileus after GI surgery and in other conditions with impaired GI activity. Was approved by the FDA in 1948.

    • A precursor needed for acetylcholine synthesis, which in turn causes parasympathetic activity to maintain normal GI activity

    • Is an essential component of Coenzyme A that acts as a cofactor in many enzymatic reactions that are important for protein metabolism

    • Aids in the production of energy, for the body cells to perform better, also strengthens the scar tissues

    • Study shows combination of dexpanthenol and biotin was successful at helping with hair loss: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35791704/

  • Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6)

    • An important coenzyme for synthesis of amino acids, neurotransmitters (serotonin, norepinephrine), sphingolipids, and aminolevulinic acid

    • Is involved in a wide range of biochemical reactions, including the metabolism of amino acids and glycogen, the synthesis of nucleic acids, hemoglobin, sphingomyelin and other sphingolipids, and the synthesis of the neurotransmitters serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA)

    • Has been found to lower systolic and diastolic blood pressure in a small group of subjects with essential hypertension

    • Shown to lower total cholesterol levels and increase HDL-cholesterol levels

    • Important for normal brain development and for keeping the nervous system and immune system healthy

  • Taurine

    • Reduces inflammation and lowering blood pressure. Some research suggests that taurine may calm the nervous system and even improve the function of the heart

    • May reduce triglycerides, prevent obesity, improving insulin resistance, regulate glucose metabolism, lower cholesterol, and reduce blood pressure

    • Might also help heal the damage from periodontal disease

    • A study conducted at the University of Stirling evaluated athletes who ran middle distance races before and after they consumed supplemental taurine. The test-subjects consumed 1,000 milligrams of taurine two hours before running, and they were checked to confirm that there was no effect on the athlete’s respiratory system, heart rate or blood lactate levels. Afterward, 90% of the runners showed faster times. According to this research; there is a 99.3% chance that taurine was responsible for the improved performance of the athletes during the time trial

    • Strong evidence that a combination of taurine and caffeine may improve mood and possibly boost cognitive performance

  • Glutathione

    • Considered one of the most important antioxidants in the human body

    • Composed of three amino acids combined to produce a peptide that is both a powerful antioxidant and performs several critical roles in the body

    • Plays a crucial role in a detoxification system

    • Vitally essential to maintaining a healthy immune system

    • Helps maintain good physical health by neutralizing free radicals, which can cause cellular damage through oxidation

  • Acetylcysteine

    • An antioxidant that might play a role in preventing cancer

    • Indicated to prevent or reduce the severity of liver damage

    • Might help with long-haul COVID symptoms

  • Zinc

    • The second most abundant trace element in the human body, Being an essential element, it is not synthesized by the human body but must be ingested through food or mineral supplements

    • Assists in the synthesis of RNA and DNA, cell proliferation and differentiation, and the stabilization of cell membranes and cell structures

    • Plays a role in the regulation of the immune system, assists in wound healing, works as an anti-inflammatory

  • Magnesium Chloride

    • Second most common intracellular vitamin in the body after potassium, plays a fundamental role in a significant number of enzymatic reactions pertaining to nucleic acid synthesis and energy metabolism

    • Plays an essential role in maintaining the integrity of the musculoskeletal system

    • Promotes bone mineralization through the activation of vitamin D

    • Several studies that have been conducted which demonstrate that hypomagnesemia is associated with increased incidence of wheezing, airway hyper-reactivity, and impaired lung function

  • Sodium Ascorbate

  • Vitamin B-Complex (B1 (Thiamine HCl), B2 (Riboflavin-5-Phosphate Sodium), B3 (Niacinamide), B5 (Dexpanthenol), B6 (Pyridoxine HCl)

    • B vitamins also help to maintain the health of nervous system by playing a crucial role in the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system functions

    • Help boost metabolism, helps with energy, important for proper neurologic functioning

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IV Vitamin C Benefits

  • Benefits

    • Wound Healing: Tissue repair and regeneration within the body are influenced by Vitamin C. More specifically, Vitamin C helps the body form collagen, an important protein used to make skin, cartilage, connective tissue, bones, and blood vessels therefore aiding in healing.​

    • Immune System Support: Vitamin C contributes to immune defenses by supporting various cellular functions of the immune system. Vitamin C supports the immune system by encouraging the production of White Blood Cells which helps protect the body against infection

    • Improved Mood: People with Vitamin C deficiency often feel fatigued or depressed. Use of IV Vitamin C therapy can help improve mood, lower anxiety levels and decrease fatigue

    • Reduction in High Blood Pressure: By acting as a diuretic, Vitamin C can cause the kidneys to remove excess sodium and water from the body; therefore, causing the blood vessel walls to relax which lowers blood pressure

    • Cancer Therapy Aid: Using Vitamin C therapy in combination with cancer treatments, like chemotherapy and radiation, has been shown to improve quality of life in cancer patients by minimizing pain and protecting healthy tissues from toxicity caused by chemotherapy. Moreover, IV Vitamin C therapy infusions can be used as an adjunct to traditional therapies as studies show that 100 g of Vitamin C infusions kill cancer for up to 4-6 hours

  • IV Vitamin C therapy requires healthy kidney function and ruling out a G6PD deficiency. Before therapy can be completed, proof of kidney function (GFR) and G6PD deficiency gene testing must be obtained. These can be completed through Ulta Labs here in Brookings and provided to clinic when desiring therapy-https://www.ultalabtests.com/partners/convelabs

FAQs

Do you take insurance?

Unfortunately, since most of our therapies are deemed elective and focus on quality of health/life instead of being "medically necessary", so many insurance companies do not cover IV vitamin infusions. If you would like to submit to your insurance, we would be happy to provide you with an itemized bill. We do accept HSA, cash, check, credit or debit card. 

Are your treatments FDA approved?

Like all vitamins and supplements, IV Vitamin therapy is not FDA approved and we can not make any claims about IV Vitamin therapy treating any conditions, but instead use therapies to relieve symptoms and improve quality of life

Why not just take these vitamins orally?

When taken orally, these same types of vitamins may not be fully absorbed by the digestive system, so IV therapy can be helpful for those with malabsorption issues. Many of these vitamins may also upset the digestive tract and can only be taken in small doses orally, limiting the amount of vitamins available for absorption. 

Is there anyone that should not get IV therapy?

Pregnant and breastfeeding women and people with kidney disease, uncontroled high blood pressure, or a heart condition, such as CHF, should avoid high-dose IV vitamin therapy.

People who do not have a vitamin or mineral deficiency and those who take certain drugs (including drugs to stimulate red blood cell production and ceftriaxone) should talk to their doctor before using high-dose IV vitamin therapy.

We do not do IV vitamin therapy on anyone under 18 years of age.

Are there any side effects?

Side effects are non-existent or very mild. Occasionally, you may experience mild discomfort, bruising, redness, itching, inflammation, or redness around the site of injection that could last from a few minutes to several days. True allergic reactions are extremely rare.

How long until I notice a difference?

You can experience benefits after even the first session, and with continuing treatments, lasting effects can be achieved. You can consult with one of our nurses to create a routine that will best meet your desired outcome.

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