IV VITAMINS & INFUSIONS
IV VITAMIN THERAPY
The Myers’ Cocktail is named for the late John Myers, M.D., a Maryland physician who used intravenous injections of nutrients to treat many chronic conditions. Currently, the nutrient cocktail has been popularized by Alan Gaby, M.D., a physician who often writes about nutrition in medicine. He has treated thousands of patients with the Myers’ Cocktail over many years. Conditions which he found to be responded well by this treatment include acute asthma attacks, migraines, fatigue, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, acute muscle spasm, upper respiratory tract infections, chronic sinusitis, seasonal allergies and cardiovascular disease.
The Myers’ Cocktail works by increasing the blood concentration of several essential vitamins and minerals beyond that which can be achieved when taken orally. For example, Vitamin C given intravenously has been found to reach blood concentrations more than 50 times greater than what can be achieved when given orally. With our Myers Cocktail we use approximately 5000 mg of ascorbic acid or Vitamin C. Many illnesses and conditions are associated with digestive disturbances such as bloating, indigestion and food sensitivities so therefore people with such conditions may not absorb many of the nutrients needed to return them to good health. Also, many diseases and inflammation cause the body to use nutrients at a faster rate, or to require higher amounts for proper healing. When nutrients are given intravenously, the digestion is bypassed. ADDITIONALLY the levels in the bloodstream are temporarily increased so that the nutrients are “coaxed” into the cells, and frequently into the mitochondria where they are active. This temporary boost frequently “kick-starts” the cells, so that energy is produced more efficiently in them.
Some patients feel an energy boost lasting days or weeks. In the case of fibromyalgia, decreased pain can be observed. In other chronic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and ulcerative colitis, because the “leaky” nature of the gut, the infusion helps get necessary nutrients into the cells. Chronic asthma and other lung disease, congestive heart failure, and chronic allergic problems may respond with more energy and less symptoms. Patients who get sick often with infections may find an improved immune response, with less susceptibility to viral illnesses.
At Ageless MD we give you a topical numbing cream as well as use a small IV catheter similar to what is used to give little newborn babies IV, so therefore the experience is virtually painless. You can either get the Myers cocktail in a bag of normal saline (salt water-isotonic or the same concentration as your blood) or opt for the slow push where the ingredients are administered slowly without the iv fluids over 10-12 minutes. Side effects are remarkably rare and almost always are limited to local irritation of the vein. The most common sensations are heat and flushing (a magnesium effect), and the taste of vitamins soon after the infusion begins. The cocktail is usually given 1-2 times per week, and the energy improvement is felt within a few hours . Many patients with chronic conditions choose to continue the infusions every 1-4 weeks or when they feel their fatigue or symptoms are returning.
Our hair, nails, and skin revitalizing package is the perfect way to hydrate from the inside out and shine on the outside. This blend of vitamins including Vitamin C, Biotin, Folic acid, B vitamins and glutathione can give you extra raw ingredients for your hair, skin and nails as well as give you a beautiful glow from the glutathione. This is not to be confused with the skin lightening infusion which specifically works to lighten the skin.
Flu & Immunity Drip
Fighting off disease and keeping tissues healthy is your body’s full-time job. The immunity drip possesses magnificent fighting skills. Vitamin C is a powerful weapon for fighting inflammation, enhancing collagen for tissues (bones, discs, tendons, skin), and keeping the immune system battle-ready. Nutrients, like vitamin C, help your body work smarter so you can enjoy life!
Executive Metabolic Anti-Stress Formula
Our executive metabolic drip can best be described as the protector of all life. These ingredients help our body fight unceasingly to defeat the would be villains i.e. virus’ & bacteria, that lurk about us waiting to cause illness and infections.
Ideal for extremely high levels of stress. For the busy executive, or the hip hop artist that is touring and doesnt even have time to breath, or the soccer mom or dad that is constantly on the move and driving their kids around to all their busy scheduled activities. This blend of vitamins and antioxidants can help clean up all the oxidative damage caused by the stress and help jumpstart your body to a new energized level of functioning.
Do you have that major hangover where your world is spinning, you are vomiting, your friends have to carry you out of your favorite pub or bar, and you are negotiating with your deity of choice to allow you to live in exchange for not drinking this much again?! Or you had a little too many Jägermeister shots the night before and you need to be functional at a major event or need to give an important presentation.
We have the cure for you! After this cocktail (not the kind of cocktail you think) which takes 30-45 minutes to infuse, you will for sure feel whole again and not have slurred speech talking to your next client. Other ingredients can be added into the IV if you have a severe headahe or nausea (remember Dr. Tsay worked as a board certified ER doctor for almost 20 years) as needed.
Skin Lightening Infusion
Our skin lightening infusion uses glutathione that is administered through an IV drip and combined with Vitamin C to help make it even more powerful. Glutathione is a potent antioxidant that aids in cellular health and detoxifying the body of free radicals and toxins. The IV drip helps lighten skin tone, promotes a glowing, even skin tone, and eliminates hyper-pigmented skin. Oral glutathione isn’t as effective as glutathione taken intravenously since this is absorbed into the bloodstream immediately for maximum cell absorption. It helps to lighten the skin by replacing the oxidative damaged cells in a natural and healthy manner. Oxidative damage occurs from diseases such as ALS, multiple sclerosis, autism, cancer, diabetes, chronic fatigue syndrome, lung disease and numerous others. By using this treatment, not only do you increase the radiance of your skin, but you are also preventing the preceding disease and increasing the lifespan of your body’s cells.
Our skin color is determined by the amount of melanin produced. The more melanin there is, the darker the skin will be. IV Glutathione at certain dosage works to inhibit the melanin production and minimize the concentration of pigmentation. It helps to slow the rate of free radicals that will damage collagen and lead to dryness, fine lines and wrinkles. The benefits include whiter skin, production of collagen, suppression of acne, enhanced immune system, reduction of wrinkles and fine lines, reduction of fatigue, improvement in quality, texture, radiance and moisture, and reduction of skin blemishes such as scars, pigmentation and uneven skin tones.
The amount of treatments or sessions needed depends on the individual and their desired shade of lightness. One round of ten sessions can lighten the skin from 1 to 2 shades lighter. If a lighter shade is desired, more rounds of treatment can be administered. The results will last depending on maintenance and can be impeded by smoking, alcohol, poor diet, environmental toxins, poor sleep and stress. In general, the IV drip is required once a month to maintain results, but it all depends on anti-oxidant levels and your overall health. Before the treatment, make sure to be well hydrated and eat a full meal in order to minimize any chances of hypoglycemia since high dose vitamin C can act like insulin to lower you blood sugar levels. During the treatment, the doctor will review your medical history and take your vital signs in order to ensure the treatment is viable. The mixture is pushed via 2 syringes and a butterfly needle that goes directly into your veins. The infusion takes approximately 5-10 minutes and you can resume your days activities after that.