IV Therapy (Intravenous Nutrition)
Boca Raton, Palm Beach Florida
The absence of toxins is a prerequisite for health, but so is the presence of nutrients. Eating the right foods isn’t always possible and does not guarantee that you are getting everything your body needs. IV nutrition therapy feeds amino acids, vitamins, minerals directly into the blood stream, by-passing the digestive tract where much of the nutritional value of foods and supplements can be lost. Unlike oral supplements, IV therapy delivers concentrated amounts of nutrients that would otherwise cause digestive discomfort or even illness.
IV nutritional therapy is perfect for individuals looking to improve their overall health, improve athletic performance, reduce the effects of aging, manage stress, and enhance physical appearance.
Specific treatment goals typically include any one or combination of the following:
- desire to maintain or improve their current state of good health
- desire to prevent or minimize effects of colds or the flu or other viral illness
- desire to either prepare for, or recover from, a surgical procedure
- desire to improve athletic performance
- desire to slow the effects of aging and the aging process
- desire to better manage stress and its effects on the body
- desire to enhance the appearance of hair, nails and skin
What to Expect with IV Therapy
All IV therapy treatments begin with an individual consultation with a functional medicine clinician. In this consultation, potential patients can discuss their concerns, goals and desires for IV nutritional therapy. Each patient will meet with our wellness doctor to review general health questions and determine the best course of treatment. All patients undergo a baseline blood test to ensure tolerance for all vitamins and minerals, as well as to establish a thorough understanding of physiologic needs.
Some patients may want further testing to include food tolerance screening and nutritional analysis. This screening can reveal potential toxin exposure and give a more comprehensive overview of a patient’s state of health. Treatment typically includes a weekly regimen to ensure that the body is getting adequate vitamins and minerals to support activity, wellness, and health.
At Boca Plastic Surgery & Age Management, we utilize a comfortable butterfly needle with a micro-catheter to administer the nutritional therapy. Some individuals report feeling a warmth and flushing sensation as the IV is given. During your IV Nutritional Therapy session, soothing music, computer access, massage chair and current reading materials are all available.
IV nutritional therapy is a minimally invasive treatment that is well tolerated by most people. It has a low risk of serious side effects, which may include discomfort at the injection site or a slight after-taste of supplements after the infusion. Urine may have a strong color or odor due to the supplements.
IV nutritional Therapy Treatments
The recovery cocktail is meant to cure the poor decisions of the weekend. It focuses on maximizing hydration, flushing toxins and restoring energy. Many people enjoy the Recovery Cocktail as a Monday morning ritual, for a fresh start to the week.
Myer’s General Health Cocktail
The Myer’s General Health Cocktail is a quick and comprehensive IV treatment mix of essential vitamins, minerals and amino acids. It works wonders as a weekly treatment, helping to maintain health, wellness and optimal physiologic function.
The Anti-Viral Cocktail treatment is meant to combat the symptoms of a cold or flu before they get you down. It is designed as a treatment to be utilized at the first sign of illness and has been shown to reduce the duration and intensity of symptoms. It is made with anti-viral nutrients like vitamin D and selenium.
Super Immune Cocktail
For individuals who are prone to infections or exposed to germs and illnesses (think teachers, airline workers and healthcare professionals), the Super Immune cocktail is designed to keep you well. It offers a mix of nutrients to enhance the body’s natural immunity. It is recommended as a weekly treatment for boosted immunity.
Executive Stress Cocktail
The Executive Stress Cocktail uses antioxidants to fight stress-induced illness and conditions, combating the effects of prolonged cortisol elevation. B vitamins restore energy, leading to greater attention and problem solving. This is designed to keep successful executives at peak performance.
Weight Loss Cocktail
The Weight Loss Cocktail treatment gives your body the needed vitamins, minerals, and amino acids needed to keep your body healthy while losing weight. Successful weight loss typically involves reducing calories or even food groups from the diet during the weight loss phase. This IV cocktail ensures that your caloric restrictions do not negatively impact your health, giving you all the necessary nutrients.
Healthy Hair/Skin/Nails Cocktail
The Healthy Hair, Skin, Nails Cocktail treatment is great for individuals with thinning hair or those who have undergone hair transplant procedures. It provides essential nutrition to support the fast-growing cells that are found within hair, skin and nails. This option follows a specific option that is enhanced with oral supplements.
Adjunctive therapies including:
- Vitamin Booster Shots: Vitamin D can stop cold and flu symptoms, while Vitamin B12 and B-complex are known to boost energy
- Phospholipid-Plaquex Therapy: This treatment decreases plaque deposits, leading to improved arterial health and circulation
- Glutathione Push: Powerful anti-oxidant eliminates free-radicals and supports the effectiveness of traditional treatments in those with chronic conditions
Getting Started with IV Therapy
Before any IV therapy treatment begins, every patient will have a baseline blood test to ensure tolerances to all vitamins and minerals and meet with our wellness doctor to go over general health questions to determine the best course of IV treatment.
For patients wanting to fully integrate IV therapy into their personal wellness plan, adding a comprehensive blood panel and food tolerance testing will provide a complete nutritional analysis and reveal any exposure to toxins for a more detailed analysis of each patient’s current state of health. A weekly regimen is an excellent way to assure your body is getting all the vitamins and minerals it needs to support your healthy lifestyle.
The Boca Plastic Surgery & Age Management Difference
Boca Plastic Surgery & Age Management specializes in treatments which PREVENT, MANAGE, REDUCE and REVERSE the effects of aging. We are proud to offer such innovate medical treatments that are natural and yet so often overlooked in the medical community. IV nutritional therapy boosts your body’s own physiologic processes by providing it with all the needed nutrients.
The functional medicine team at Boca Plastic Surgery & Age Management provides comprehensive medical care with a focus on optimal health and wellness. We are pleased to offer IV Nutritional Therapy to assist our patients in optimizing their health and vitality. The doctor believes there is a connection between feeling well, being well, and living a full and vibrant life. He believes that this outlook should be a consistent and normal part of the aging journey. He is an expert in restoring balance to aging bodies, and one of the way he does this is with IV Nutritional Therapy.