Intravenous (IV) Nutrients are beneficial for both acute and chronic health concerns. The body absorbs 100% of the nutrients via IV, which is much more efficient than oral supplementation. Oral supplements are great for day-to-day wellness, therapy, and prevention, however to get maximum nutrient benefit, IVs are the way to go. Below is a list of some of wellness and therapeutic IVs available by Dr. Hayman.
Dr. Hayman loves using IV glutathione, which is the most important anti-oxidant produced by the liver. Glutathione is used in many chronic and acute disease processes. It is the the most important amino acid used in the body's own detoxification process. Most patients are depleted in this essential nutrient, as Glutathione is the strongest anti-cancer agent that progressively decreases with age. IV Glutathione helps the body remove toxic free radicals, which can contribute to chronic diseases such as cancer, autoimmune conditions, chronic fatigue, rheumatologic conditions, and more. Glutathione has been used for the following conditions: prevention and reversal of Alcohol Induced Fatty Liver, Cirrhosis, Hepatitis, Liver Tumors, Cancer, Stroke (improves prognosis if used promptly), Parkinson's, and Anti-Aging.
Alpha Lipoic Acid
Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) is a naturally occurring compound found in plants, animals, and humans. ALA is a fat and water soluble antioxidant, chelator of heavy metals, co-factor in energy production, and increases glutathione in red blood cells. ALA has been known to help with the following conditions: Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy, Glaucoma, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), HIV, Hepatitis C, and Heavy Metal Exposure.
Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2)
Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2) when administered in an IV behaves as an oxidative therapy. Hydrogen Peroxide that acts as a free radical scavenger with a singlet of Oxygen providing the ability to bind foreign materials in the body, such as toxins, bacterias, and viruses. Intravenous Hydrogen Peroxide helps with eliminating and metabolizing out these harmful constituents in a safe, effective manner. Our body innately makes Hydrogen Peroxide "peroxisomes" for this purpose through the white blood cells.
Intravenous (IV) Hydrogen Peroxide has been used to help with many different disease processes, from leukemias to COPD (emphysema, chronic bronchitis, asthma) to colds and flus.
Vitamin C / Ascorbic Acid
Like most nutrient IVs, Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) is beneficial to the body for both chronic and acute disease processes. Vitamin C behaves differently in the body depending on the dose given. Myers' cocktails contain a low dose Vitamin C (under 15 grams), whereas higher doses of IV Vitamin C contain amounts greater than 20 grams. Lower dose Vitamin C is helpful in treating acute infections, such as colds and flus, respiratory infections, even post-surgical immune system building.
Typically High Dose IV Vitamin C (HDIVC) is used in cancer patients seeking restorative benefits in their search to protect and heal the body from conventional oncology treatments of radiation, chemotherapy, and surgery. There is ongoing research suggesting the use of High Dose IV Vitamin C has anti-cancer effects. Respected Physician Jeanne Drisko, M.D. is currently conducting HDIVC research at The University of Kansas Medical Center primarily focusing on High Dose IV Vitamin C and its ability to impede cancer cell growth in the human body.
The most popular IV is one for general wellness, known as the Myers' Cocktail, which was developed by Baltimore Physician John Myers. Dr. Hayman administers a modified Myers' Cocktail that includes additional nutrients to help with liver detoxification and function. Myers' cocktails are beneficial for those with chronic and acute conditions alike. During cold and flu season, IV therapies can help boost the immune system and give the body important supportive and regenerative nutrients, which includes Vitamin C, Magnesium, B vitamins, Selenium, and Zinc.