Did you know that when you introduce nutrients to the body via an intravenous route those nutrients are almost 100% bioavailable? That means, unlike when you take vitamin pills and you maybe actually absorb 20%, when you use nutrition IV therapy your body can make use of nearly all of the nutrition you're providing it. On top of that, even with the best intentions, almost all of us remain chronically dehydrated throughout every day. Nutrition IV Therapy can help overcome these two common issues. A nutrition IV infusion at Body and Sport can not only address dehydration and cell nutrient absorption but in the process, boost energy and fight the effects of toxins and free radicals. If you’re depleted from the daily demands of life, traveling or perhaps stayed out too late last night, a nutrition IV from Body and Sport is the help you're looking for.
Nutritional IV Add-Ins
Biotin- Benefits Hair, Skin and Nail growth
B-12- Boosts Energy
LipoB12- Boosts energy and helps with weight loss
Glutathione- Help slow aging, and benefits liver detox and immune system
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)- Supports growth, development and repair of all body tissues
Amino Blend- Boosts athletic performance, improves sleep, aids weight loss and enhances focus.
Mineral Complex- Aides in the digestion of sugars, increases alertness and improves the body's response time to external stimuli.
Ondansetron- Prevents nausea and vomiting
Vita Complex- Vitamin B's play a vital role in maintaining good health and well-being.
Zinc- Improves Immune System and Metabolism
Biotin is vital for the production and function of enzymes that metabolize carbs, fats and protein. Biotin Supports metabolic function and increases your metabolic rate. It plays an important role in converting food into energy and causes food to break down faster. It increases your metabolism and helps your body break down fats faster, leading to weight loss.
Biotin supports the health of your digestive system
Biotin helps to regulate your cholesterol and blood sugar levels. The digestive system also supports biotin. Biotin supports the health of your digestive system and helps it to function optimally.
It improves the health of your hair
Biotin deficiency can cause hair thinning and hair loss. Biotin is often recommended for hair health. Taking biotin in high doses intravenously can improve the health of your hair. It can help to thicken your hair and stimulate hair growth.
It improves the health of your nails
Biotin deficiency can cause brittle nails. High doses of biotin can make your nails stronger and less likely to brittle. It allows you to grow your nails without them breaking.
It improves the health of your skin
Biotin deficiency can lead to psoriasis. Psoriasis is a condition whereby skin cells build up and form scales and itchy, dry patches. Biotin can help stop psoriasis and improve the health of your skin.
Biotin in combination with other vitamins can be used as an anti-aging agent. It works from the inside out and helps to keep your skin looking young and radiant.
Biotin helps to convert food into energy. It boosts your energy levels by converting the foods you eat into energy.
Vitamin injections can boost your body functions and benefit your health. Because B12 is necessary for so many body processes, getting a vitamin injection has many different benefits. However, it is important that you also do what you can to receive the maximum boost from your injection. Here are seven benefits you may experience.
Balance or Increase in Your Metabolism
Vitamin B12 plays an important part in your metabolism. Metabolism is the group of chemical reactions in your cells that sustain life. You may notice your metabolism by how quickly you burn what you eat. When these reactions occur at a slower rate, your body functions are slower. This can cause weight gain and fatigue. With a balanced B12 level, you can boost your metabolism and help it to function better.
A higher, more balanced metabolism will make your body burn calories faster, creating potential weight loss benefits and allowing more food to be converted to energy. While all B vitamins are important for energy production, vitamin B12 is especially important. One of the first symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency is a lack of energy and fatigue. Boosting your vitamin B12 with an injection will boost your energy if you are significantly deficient. A balanced metabolism may also help other gastrointestinal problems or appetite loss.
Prevent Anemia by Increasing Red Blood Cells
Vitamin B12 is also a key vitamin for your body to create new red blood cells. Red blood cells transport oxygen and other nutrients around to all of your other cells. With a low red blood cell count, you can experience anemia, a condition that causes your body to feel fatigued. It may also cause lightheadedness and dizziness. Vitamin B12 can prevent anemia by helping your body produce enough red blood cells, thus boosting your energy.
Increasing your vitamin B12 will also help your red blood cells to develop properly. In cases of vitamin B12 deficiency, the blood cells become deformed and do not properly move into the bloodstream from your bone marrow. A vitamin B12 injection prevents you from becoming deficient or boosts deficient levels back to normal. Healthy, properly formed red blood cells mean your body is getting the proper oxygen and nutrients. Keep Your Brain Healthy
Your brain needs a lot of different vitamins and minerals to stay healthy. Vitamin B12 is an important vitamin for brain health because of its function in cell metabolism and formation. Vitamin B12 helps your neurons to create and regenerate the nerve fiber sheaths that protect the neuron and speed up brain processes.
The stronger your myelin sheaths are, the faster your neurons fire, meaning you think, remember and recall faster. Because of this, vitamin B12 deficiency has been linked to memory loss in older adults.
There is evidence that boosting your vitamin B12 will improve your memory. It may even slow the decline for people with early-stage dementia. Giving your body the vitamin B12 it needs will make sure your neurons can regenerate their sheaths properly and create new ones as they grow.
Benefit Your Mood
As we mentioned above, vitamin B12 is vital for your brain function. Your brain is also in control of your mood. Emotions are controlled via chemicals released in your brain that trigger neurons to send messages that communicate how you are feeling. Making sure your neurons are firing properly will improve your emotional balance.
Vitamin B12 also plays a role in the creation of serotonin. While this relationship is not fully understood, researchers agree that the two are undoubtedly linked. This means that if you are experiencing a vitamin B12 deficiency, you may be producing low doses of serotonin, a chemical vital in boosting your mood. Decreased serotonin can lead to feelings of depression.
One study suggests that vitamin B12 deficiency is related to a higher risk for a person becoming depressed. Getting the proper amount of vitamin B12 into your body will help lift your mood and may lessen feelings of depression. Some research suggests that antidepressants work better when a patient also receives added vitamin B12.
Support Healthy Bones and Prevent Osteoporosis
Women and men with vitamin B12 deficiency tend to have significantly lower bone density. This is especially true for women. Lower bone density can lead to weaker bones and even osteoporosis, a condition most people are unaware they have until they break a bone. Osteoporosis can make bone breakage difficult to heal. Researchers don’t understand how vitamin B12 interacts with bone tissue to strengthen it, but studies have shown a clear link between the two.
While they don’t reveal the details of how vitamin B12 improves bone health, they do show that boosting your vitamin B12 will prevent your bones from losing density and weakening. If your family has a history of osteoporosis, you may consider getting a vitamin B12 injection to help keep your bones strong.
Get Healthy Hair, Nails, and Skin
New cells need vitamin B12 to form properly. Without enough of the vitamin, the cell may become deformed and unstable. Skin, hair, and nails are all places where cell production happens rapidly. Not having normal vitamin B12 levels makes a visible impact. Vitamin B12 deficiency can cause different dermatologic symptoms. These may range from hyperpigmentation to nail discoloration to inflamed and cracked corners of your mouth.
Making sure your body has the proper levels of vitamin B12 will keep your skin, hair, and nails healthy. If you are already experiencing any of the dermatologic symptoms, boosting your vitamin B12 has been shown to improve and ease those symptoms. Improving any visible symptoms will also improve your self-esteem and mood.
Glutathione is a peptide that is naturally produced and found in every cell of the human body, including immune cells. Made up of three essential amino acids (cysteine, glutamate, and glycine), it is often referred to as the master detoxéifier for its incredible ability to promote skin health, body function, overall mood and well-being. While it is found naturally within the body, we offer IV infusion therapies to increase glutathione levels and promote our patients’ overall health.
What is Glutathione used for?
Glutathione is an extremely powerful antioxidant that is key to almost all body functions, including:
-Improving immune function and helping to fight disease
-Lightening and brightening skin by erasing hyper-pigmentation and inhibiting melanin production in cells
-Helping your body break down and purge fat
-Keeping your body from becoming resistant to drugs
-Promoting high energy and mental clarity
-Providing anti-aging properties
-Improving quality of sleep and combating stress from sleep apnea
-Detoxifying and fighting oxidative stress
Vitamin C is an essential component of your health and wellness. Unfortunately, your body can’t produce Vitamin C on its own. Foods like oranges, lemons, and red bell peppers are rich in Vitamin C and should be a part of your diet.
Unfortunately, only a small percentage of consumed Vitamin C can be absorbed by our bodies. High doses of Vitamin C can cause gastrointestinal (Gl) discomfort. The best way to combat this issue and maximize the benefits of Vitamin C is through Vitamin C IV Therapy.
Research shows that Vitamin C IV Therapy is highly beneficial for your body. Vitamin C IV Therapy allows you to bypass your GI tract and take full advantage of high doses of Vitamin C.
Vitamin C plays an important role in the maintenance of collagen throughout your body.
Collagen is the primary structural protein found in your connective tissue. In fact, collagen represents about one third of total body protein. Think: skin, bones, teeth, cartilage, tendons, blood vessels, heart valves and more. Collagen is particularly important to the health of your heart.
Taking Vitamin C intravenously is a great way to ensure your collagen remains in healthy condition and help prevent cardiovascular disease.
When used alongside traditional chemotherapy treatments, studies show Vitamin C can effectively assist in the treatment of many types of cancer by: Reducing toxicity levels in your body
Vitamin C can help you tolerate higher doses of chemotherapy. It does this by reducing toxicity levels within your body. Vitamin C allows chemotherapy drugs to attack cancer cells while simultaneously shielding those drugs from the rest of your body. Fighting off cancer cells
Vitamin C does more than just protect your body-- it can even help you fight cancer. Vitamin C is great for your immune system. When administered intravenously, high doses of Vitamin C will exclusively attack cancer cells, leaving healthy tissue unharmed.
Suffer from spring-time allergies? Experience frequent asthma attacks? A lack of Vitamin C can lead to an increase in both these issues.
Vitamin C has been shown to have a general antihistaminic effect and decrease bronchial responsiveness overall. Free radicals contribute to the cause of airway obstruction-- like in asthma patients. Vitamin C is known to be a “radical scavenger’ that doesn't hurt the body.
Upping your Vitamin C intake through IV therapy is a huge benefit for those who frequently battle allergies and asthma.
Oxidation is a normal chemical process that happens in your body. Disruptions in this process through things like stress, alcohol consumption, and smoking, cause highly unstable and damaging molecules to form. These molecules are called “free radicals” and can harm your DNA, leading to health issues like cancer and cholesterol buildup on your blood vessels.
Research shows that Vitamin C acts as an effective antioxidant. Taking high doses of Vitamin C can help prevent this chemical process from occurring and stop free radicals from developing in your body and causing damage.
You've probably heard taking Vitamin C--whether through a supplement or immune support drink--is a great way to combat a cold. It’s true! Vitamin C is one of the best antiviral agents for your body.
Amino acids are included in many sports drinks such as Gatorade, Powerade, protein powders, and other healthy drink mixes. But amino acids are more than just an added drink ingredient—they are vital for proper muscle growth, maintaining tone and tissue strength, and providing energy for your body.
What are Amino Acids?
Researchers have grouped amino acids into three categories: essential, nonessential, and conditional.
-Essential Amino Acids: These amino acids are the most important of the three. They cannot be self-produced, so they are only available through food or supplementation. Most people get enough of this amino acid through their diet. The essential amino acids are histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, and valine.
-Nonessential Amino Acids: Nonessential amino acids are self-produced by the body. They include alanine, asparagine, aspartic acid, and glutamic acid.
-Conditional Amino Acids: These amino acids become most apparent under very particular conditions, like when the body is fighting off an illness or under stress. The conditional amino acids are arginine, cysteine, glutamine, tyrosine, glycine, ornithine, proline, and serine.
What Happens when we are Amino Acid Deficient?
Our body’s essential amino acids cannot be self-produced, meaning we need to obtain them through food and supplementation. But sometimes, our diet doesn’t quite do the job, and part of that has to do with how our bodies break down and assimilate the protein we eat. This concept is called “malabsorption.” Other conditions such as “mal-digestion” and intestinal inflammation can cause our bodies to reject essential amino acids as well.
Amino acid deficiency can affect our body in a variety of ways. It can result in decreased immunity, fatigue, digestive problems, fertility issues, lowered mental alertness, depression, and many other mental health issues. Luckily, treatments such as amino acid IV therapy can help heal and resolve mal-digestion and intestinal inflammation.
Why add Amino Blend to my IV session?
A standard diet should supply your body with enough amino acids, but sometimes that isn’t enough. Consequently, your body cannot replenish the materials needed to build itself or repair damaged tissue—two processes required to keep you healthy. Amino acid IV treatment can help resolve this issue. IV's, in general, are the most efficient way to transport nutrients to the body due to their high bioavailability. Oral supplements lose much of what they provide through digestion, so by the time the nutrients enter the bloodstream, they are much less abundant than when first consumed.
Minerals are an essential part of health, with roles in all cellular and biochemical aspects of the body. Minerals are as important as vitamins, and like vitamins, most people with North American diets have borderline deficiencies of these nutrients.
Depletion of minerals is a main cause of poor health. Many minerals are recognized as essential, including zinc, calcium, and magnesium. Other minerals appear to be essential based on current research, including chromium, boron and silicon. Minerals have important roles in every area of health. For instance, calcium and magnesium are essential for bone health and muscle function. lodine is required for thyroid function. Zinc is essential for good immunity, and copper and zinc must be balanced. Potassium is essential for proper nerve function and helps regulate blood pressure. But trace minerals are just as important for good health in smaller quantities.
Adding our Mineral Complex blend will help you maintain the minerals essential to maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle.
B complex vitamins usually deliver seven of the B vitamins: B1 (thiamin), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B5 (pantothenic acid), B6 (pyridoxine), B7 (biotin), B9 (folate). Found naturally in meat, leafy greens, dairy, beans, peas, and whole or fortified grains, B complex vitamins are water-soluble and play an essential role in certain bodily functions including helping your body make energy from the food you eat and forming red blood cells.
Each of the seven B vitamins in the Vita Complex comes with its own unique set of health benefits. For instance, vitamin B1 is critical for the growth, development, and function of cells in the body. Other vitamins, such as B2, work cooperatively in the body with other B vitamins to convert food into energy. B2 converts B6 into a usable form and aids in niacin production.
Vitamin B5 breaks down fats and carbohydrates for energy and helps the body use other vitamins, such as riboflavin (found in B2). B6 is involved in immune function and needed by the body to use and store protein and carbohydrates from food in the form of glycogen. B7 also helps the body convert the fats, carbohydrates, and proteins in the food you eat into energy. It is needed to make fatty acids and also maintains bone and hair health. Vitamin B9 is required to help cells produce and maintain DNA (the genetic material found in all body cells).
All Combined, the Vita Complex can help in all of the following functions:
-Convert Food into Energy
-Support Brain Health
-Produce Red Blood Cells
-Promote Nervous System Health
-Support Hormone Production
-Help Reduce Stress
Zinc is an essential nutrient that plays many vital roles in the body. Zinc can be found in foods and supplements in moderate quantities. Zinc is the second most abundant mineral found in the body. It is present in every cell, however, the body can’t produce zinc naturally.
Severe zinc deficiency can cause impaired growth and development, delayed sexual maturity, skin rashes, chronic diarrhea, delayed wound healing and behavioral issues Taking zinc in high doses intravenously can significantly increase the levels of zinc in your body. There are several benefits that having zinc IV infusion can provide to your body.
Zinc is important for the activity of over 300 enzymes that aid in metabolism, and many other processes in your body. Studies have shown that zinc plays a substantial role in the development of metabolic syndrome, suppressing inflammation, and is also required to activate antioxidant enzymes.
It boosts the immune system
Zinc boosts your immune system and helps it fight off bacteria and viruses. It boosts the immune system to help fight off cold and flu to keep you healthy and strong.
It aids the production of proteins and DNA in the body
The body needs high levels of zinc to make proteins and DNA. Zinc is involved in many processes of cellular metabolism and cell division. It plays a major role in DNA synthesis and protein synthesis.
It is vital for the development of a fetus
Zinc is vital for the development of a fetus during pregnancy. It is also vital during childhood and adolescence. The body needs zinc to grow and develop properly because of its role in cell growth and development.
Accelerates wound healing
Zinc is used as a treatment for burns, certain ulcers and other skin injuries. It plays a major role in collagen synthesis, immune function and inflammatory response. Taking zinc IV can speed up wound healing.
Zinc reduces levels of certain inflammatory proteins and also reduces oxidative stress. Oxidative stress leads to chronic inflammation. Reduction in oxidative stress helps to reduce inflammation throughout the body.
Help with acne treatment
Acne is usually caused by obstruction of oil-producing glands, bacteria, and inflammation. People with acne tend to have low levels of zinc in their bodies. Studies suggest that topical and oral zinc treatments can treat acne by reducing inflammation, preventing the growth of acne bacteria, and suppressing oily gland activity
Help to reduce the risk of certain age-related diseases
Zinc may help to reduce the risk of age-related diseases, such as pneumonia, infection and age-related macular degeneration. It helps to boost immune function to fight against diseases and infections.