Do you feel like you eat a healthy diet, but are concerned you are not getting all of the nutrients you need? Are you tired of juggling bottles of supplements to attempt to provide your body with the proper vitamins and minerals? Nourishing your body may feel like a hassle, but it does not have to! IV infusion therapy and vitamin injections are easy methods for directly providing your with the vitamins and minerals you need. Explore the benefits of these simple treatments during a consultation with Dr. Jason Carter and his team at Nourished MedSpa & Wellness Center in Sherman, TX!
What Are IV Infusion Therapy and Vitamin Injections?
IV infusion therapy and vitamin injections are nutrient delivery methods that allow nutrients to be administered directly into the bloodstream. While it is important to choose foods that are rich in nutrients, this does not guarantee your body gets all of the vitamins and minerals from these foods.
B12 shots are a popular form of vitamin injections. These injections can provide your body with a boost of energy and enhance your metabolism. Not only do they help promote wellness, but they may also assist with encouraging weight loss.
What Could I Expect from a Treatment Session?
IV infusion therapy and vitamin injections are both administered in the comfort of our Sherman office. While vitamin injections are administered relatively quickly, IV infusion therapy may take a bit more time. The specific length of treatment will vary depending on the specific drip used or how many injections are administered.
There is no pain associated with treatment aside from the discomfort or pinching from the use of the needle. The needle used, though, is the same as those used for traditional medical IVs or shots. You should be able to return to your normal daily activities after a treatment session.
Results achieved with IV infusion therapy and vitamin injections will vary for each person and the specific drips used. However, you may enjoy benefits shortly after a session as your body immediately absorbs the nutrients. A series of treatments may help you achieve and maintain the best results.
Replenish, restore and revitalize your body from the cellular level. Improve hair, skin and nails
Glutathione, B-complex, Vitamin C, Alpha Lipoic Acid
Increase your energy and endurance; improve athletic performance and muscle recovery
Carnitine, B-12, B-complex, Taurine, Amino Acids
Improves your metabolic function; provides coenzymes to help liver process fat breakdown
B-complex, B-12, MIC, Carnitine
Helps you to recover from consumption of alcohol more quickly; improves hydration
B-complex, B-12, Magnesium, Thiamine, Zofran, Toradol
Helps boost your immune system; expedites healing
High-dose Vitamin C, B-complex, High-dose B-12, Multitrace-5
Helps to hydrate, improve muscle recovery, dizziness, hangovers and dry skin
1000mL 0.9% normal saline
Upgrade by adding an oxygen bar treatment during your infusion
Iron deficiency is very common, especially among women and in people who have a diet that is low in iron. The following groups of people are at highest risk for iron-deficiency anemia:
- Vegetarians, vegans, and other people whose diets do not include iron-rich foods (Iron from vegetables, even those that are iron-rich, is not absorbed as well as iron from meat, poultry, and fish.)
- People with peptic ulcer disease
- Women who menstruate heavily
- People who have undergone major surgery or physical trauma
- People with gastrointestinal diseases such as celiac disease (sprue), inflammatory bowel diseases such as ulcerative colitis, or Crohn disease
- People who have undergone bariatric procedures, especially gastric bypass operations
IV iron may be necessary to treat iron deficiency in patients who do not absorb iron well in the gastrointestinal tract, patients with severe iron deficiency or chronic blood loss, patients who are receiving supplemental erythropoietin, a hormone that stimulates blood production, or patients who cannot tolerate oral iron. IV iron comes in different preparations:
- Iron dextran
- Iron sucrose
- Ferric gluconate
At Nourished MedSpa and Wellness Center, we use the iron sucrose formulation. Large doses of iron can be given at one time when using iron dextran. Iron sucrose and ferric gluconate require more frequent doses spread over several weeks. Some patients may have an allergic reaction to IV iron, so a test dose may be administered before the first infusion. Allergic reactions are more common with iron dextran and may necessitate switching to a different preparation. Severe side effects other than allergic reactions are rare and include urticaria (hives), pruritus (itching), and muscle and joint pain.
Which forms of intravenous iron will be offered to me?
Iron sucrose (Venofer®) is used at Nourished MedSpa and Wellness Center
What if I’m scheduled to undergo an MRI while being treated with intravenous iron?
Venofer® does NOT affect MRI imaging.
How much intravenous iron do I need?
Patients may require one to three doses one week apart, or longer, depending on the degree of iron deficiency anemia. Each Venofer® infusion is given over a period of 2 hours.
You do not need to take your oral iron pills on the day you receive the intravenous iron.
Intravenous Vitamin D
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble co-factor that helps with immune system health, heart health, proper blood circulation, as well as helping healthy bone growth and overall skeletal health. It is also important in helping the intestines absorb other essential vitamins and nutrients like zinc, iron, magnesium and calcium.
Vitamin D is obtained through various sources like milk, egg, fish, beef, fish liver oil, etc. One of the best natural sources of vitamin D is sunlight. Daily exposure to sunlight helps the skin in synthesis of vitamin D. Failing to get exposure to the sunlight and having a diet lacking in any of the vitamin D sources leads to its deficiency. People living in cold climatic countries that are near the North pole do not get exposure to sunlight daily; and people who follow a strict vegetarian diet fail to gain sufficient amounts of vitamin D. Dark skinned and obese people also have a difficulty in synthesizing vitamin D, leading to its deficiency. Osteoporosis is a condition characterized by loss of bone tissue which is caused due to low levels of vitamin D and hormonal changes. This condition is commonly found in women during menopausal phase. Osteoporosis also increases the risk of bone fracture due to the loss of bone density.
IV Vitamin D drip is an easy way to increase vitamin D levels effectively and quickly. New research shows that there is an increased risk of alzheimers and dementia in patients with vitamin D deficiency.
Ariel Whitworth, Press Release: Low Vitamin D Levels Associated with Increased Total Cancer Incidence, JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Volume 98, Issue 7, 5 April 2006, Page 425, https://doi.org/10.1093/jnci/djj181
Giovannucci E, Liu Y, Hollis BW, Rimm EB. 25-Hydroxyvitamin D and Risk of Myocardial Infarction in Men: A Prospective Study. Arch Intern Med. 2008;168(11):1174–1180. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/fullarticle/414285
Wehr, E. , Pilz, S. , Boehm, B. O., März, W. and Obermayer‐Pietsch, B. (2010), Association of vitamin D status with serum androgen levels in men. Clinical Endocrinology, 73: 243-248. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1365-2265.2009.03777.x
Vitamin D deficiency causes?
- Little to no sun exposure
- Excessive use of sunscreen
- A poor diet
- High body mass
- Skin coloring
Symptoms of Vitamin D deficiency can include
- Weight Gain
- Depression or decrease mood
- Difficulty sleeping or insomnia
- Worsening of psoriasis
- Worsening of asthma
- Worsening of diabetes
- And more
Am I a Good Candidate?
Most adults with generally healthy lifestyles may benefit from IV infusion therapy and vitamin injections. While these treatments may help supplement a healthy lifestyle, they do not completely replace choosing nutrient-rich foods and other healthy lifestyle choices.
A consultation with our team in Texas is the best way to understand how these vitamin therapy methods may benefit you. Nutrient and vitamin testing may be performed to best identify your unique nutritional needs.
Schedule Your Consultation!
Interested to see if these delivery methods could help you receive all of the nutrients you need? Contact us today at Nourished MedSpa & Wellness Center and schedule your consultation to learn more about IV infusion therapy and vitamin injections! Dr. Jason Carter and his team proudly serve you from Sherman, Texas. We look forward to helping promote your overall health and wellness.
IV vitamin references
Intravenous Nutrient therapy: the “Myers’ Cocktail” by Alan R. Gaby, MD
Intravenous micronutrient Therapy (Myers’ cocktail) for fibromyalgia: a placeb-controlled pilot study by Ather Ali, ND MPH
Short and long term treatment of asthma with intravenous nutrients by Welman A Shrader Jr
Vitamin C: Intravenous Use by Complementary and Alternative Medicine Practitioners and Adverse Effects by Sebastian J. Padayatty
What’s a Banana Bag? Myroslava Sharabun, PharmD Candidate