Benefits of IV Vitamin Therapy
Intravenous (IV) Vitamin Therapy is a way of getting the vitamins, minerals and antioxidants required to feel better and to keep your body functioning properly. At Wellmed, our experienced nurses provide an intravenous drip containing doctor-prescribed vitamins, minerals and nutrients individually formulated for the needs of each patient. In addition to providing you with essential nutrients, IV Vitamin Therapy can also cleanse your body of toxins and free radicals that can damage cells and DNA and promote aging.
How does it work?
With a vitamin infusion, your body receives nutrients directly into the bloodstream. This bypasses the digestive system, which would otherwise lower the amount of vitamins your body can absorb. With IV therapy, nutrients are instantly available, so your body can maximise absorption before passing along the rest to your kidneys to be flushed out.
What do you use it for?
IV Vitamin Therapy can provide potential benefits in:
- Reducing the symptoms of viral infections such as Covid-19, colds, flu and shingles
- Redressing vitamin deficiencies
- Providing support to the immune system
- Reducing inflammation
- Overcoming fatigue
What IV therapies does Wellmed provide?
We provide a range of IV therapies including:
- Vitamin C IV Therapy
The Vitamin C IV Therapy also contains other nutrients such as Vitamin B, Magnesium, Glutathione, Alpha Lipoic Acid and Zinc. Vitamin C is an essential antioxidant that protects your overall wellbeing and immune system. It helps protect your body from free radicals by neutralising them before they have the chance to damage cells. Vitamin C may also reduce the symptoms and severity of viral infections such as Covid-19, the common cold, flu, glandular fever and shingles. It also assists in dealing with fatigue and provides support to the immune system while undertaking cancer therapies. When dealing with illness or disease, additional Vitamin C can help speed up the healing process.Vitamin B includes a range of vitamins that all work differently in your body. Some are antioxidants that blunt the free radicals that cause damage to cells and lead to disease. Others boost immune system function or create blood cells. Alpha-lipoic acid is an antioxidant that is made naturally in the body and also found in foods. It is used to break down carbohydrates and to make energy.
- Myers Cocktail
The Myers Cocktail is named after the late Dr John Myers, who developed the therapy in the 1960s. It contains an infusion of multiple vitamins and minerals, including B Vitamins, Vitamin C, Calcium and Magnesium. Both Magnesium and Calcium assist with muscle and nerve function and are often given together as Magnesium can assist with the bioavailability of Calcium. Without Magnesium, the Calcium you absorb will be much lower regardless of how much you take.Magnesium deficiency can be associated with many symptoms of fibromyalgia like sleep troubles, muscle cramps, and muscle weakness. Calcium deficiency, on the other hand, is associated with conditions like osteoporosis and a variety of other symptoms.
- Chelation Therapy
The term “chelation”, pronounced “kee-lay-shun”, comes from the Greek word chelos, literally meaning “claw”. It refers to the molecular properties of the chelating agents to grab or bond with certain heavy metals and toxic chemicals in the body such as Lead, Mercury and Arsenic.Administration of chelating agents can also help lower blood pressure, reduce the risk of heart attack, combat inflammation and reduce fatigue. Chelation therapy may also be useful in treating and preventing serious health conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease and some forms of cancer.
- NAD IV Therapy
Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) IV therapy is a type of intravenous treatment that can stimulate cell regeneration in your body. NAD is a coenzyme that binds with elements in your body, offering a host of benefits like reduced withdrawal symptoms during addiction recovery and enhanced cognitive processing.The NAD coenzyme plays an essential role in activating antioxidants and reducing inflammation, which both work to reduce pain. NAD therapy can be a beneficial treatment for people with chronic pain and it can reduce symptoms of diabetes. The therapy also increases serotonin levels which acts as a mood stabiliser and can be helpful for people suffering from depression.
To undertake IV Therapies at our clinic, you must first be prescribed the therapy by a Wellmed Doctor. We will work with you to determine if IV Therapy is appropriate for your individual needs. To make an appointment, please contact Wellmed reception on (03) 9510 7700.