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What is IV Therapy?

Boost your boost immune system and stimulate healing with...

IV Therapy

Amber Belt, ND, Paul Despres, NMD, and Alexandra Mele, ND, at Aspen Integrative Medical Center in Flagstaff, Arizona, frequently recommend intravenous (IV) and intramuscular (IM) therapy to deliver nutrients quickly into the bloodstream to enhance healing and recovery. This therapy allows our naturopathic physicians to provide a high dose of nutrients with immediate health benefits. 

What is IV therapy?

Intravenous therapy is the delivery of nutrients directly into your body through a vein in the arm (IV) or an injection into the muscle (IM). Aspen Integrative Medical Center offers IV therapy as a powerful method to enhance nutrient levels and upregulate healing biochemical processes in the body. 

With IV therapy, our providers can give you higher doses of the nutrients without risk of causing gastrointestinal problems. IV therapy also ensures your body gets exactly what it needs since it bypasses the digestive tract, eliminating concerns about poor absorption.

What conditions benefit from IV therapy?

Aspen Integrative Medical Center uses IV therapy as part of a comprehensive plan to boost health and wellness. We may recommend IV therapy as part of the treatment for:

    • Acute and chronic fatigue
    • Cognitive decline
    • Cancer
    • Chronic pain
    • Autoimmune disorders
    • Acute and chronic infections
    • Nutrient deficiencies
    • Post-injury or surgical recovery
    • Dehydration
    • Gastrointestinal disorders
    • Traumatic brain injuries and concussions
    • Heavy metal toxicity

IV therapy isn’t meant to replace the foundational naturopathic treatments, like a nutrient-rich diet and healthy lifestyle, but can serve as a powerful tool for supporting the healing process.

What types of IVs do we offer?

Aspen Integrative Medical Center offers a wide variety of custom IVs formulated by our physicians, but we also accept standing order prescriptions from other providers.

Our unique enhanced Meyer’s cocktail containing a large amount of vitamin c, magnesium, calcium, zinc, selenium, and B vitamins.

Similar to our “Enhanced Nutrient IV,” but with larger amount of vitamin C, zinc, selenium, and B vitamins to support your immune system. Also contains N-acetyl cysteine and L-Lysine to help fight infection.

Strong immune stimulant for fighting acute and chronic infections like EBV and Lyme Disease. Well-established research shows anti-cancer actions when administered at high doses.

A special formula of vitamin c, B vitamins, and amino acids to stimulate tissue repair and increase healing. It is very helpful if you’ve had surgery and/or an injury that you want to heal properly and quickly.

Stimulates your immune system, helps detoxify your body, reduces inflammation, and fights infection. A go-to IV for many of our patients in Flagstaff to fight off infection, keep energy levels high, and feel their best.

Resveratrol is a potent antioxidant with antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory actions to help you heal fully and quickly from illness. It is very helpful for recovery from acute and/or chronic Covid-19, but also can increase energy production, so helpful for chronic fatigue and respiratory issues.

NAD is the premier nutrient to stimulate mitochondrial function which boosts energy levels for people struggling with fatigue. It helps repair tissue if you are suffering from neuropathy and other cellular or tissue damage.

Our strongest IV ozone therapy treatment for persistent, chronic infections like Lyme disease. Helps reduce inflammation, detoxify the body, regenerate tissue, and increases energy.

EGCG is a strong antioxidant from green tea with antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory actions to help you heal fully and quickly from illness. It is very helpful for recovery from acute and/or chronic Covid-19.

IV consists of EDTA and other vital ingredients to chelate heavy metals out of the body. Often followed by a DMPS push, which further supports the detoxification process.

For patients with severely low levels of iron that require immediate support.

Quercetin is a potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and has anti-cancer properties as well. Also helps stabilize mast cells, so helpful for acute/chronic allergies as well.

Curcumin is a very strong anti-inflammatory and analgesic to help you reduce inflammation and pain levels. Also has anti-cancer properties as adjunctive oncology treatment.

Phosphatidylcholine enhances mitochondria function and stimulates cellular repair. It helps improve energy levels, detoxify the body, and repair from injury. Especially helpful for Autism, brain injuries, stroke, and detoxification.

Glutathione is one of the body’s most powerful antioxidant supporting detoxification pathways, while also offering anti-inflammatory and cellular repair properties.

Administering a variety of B vitamin IM shots for a quick and easy way to increase energy levels, support detoxification, and support your immune system.

What can I expect during an IV therapy treatment?

Aspen Integrative Medical Center customizes your IV therapy ingredients to match your specific needs. We review the details of your treatment at your consultation, so you know what to expect. 

You may receive your IV therapy through an IV line in the arm or by muscular injection. For IV therapy into a vein, your doctor or nurse will sit in one of our treatment chairs and insert a small needle into a vein in your arm to and then starts the infusion.

IV therapy typically takes about 30 to 60 minutes, but higher doses of nutrients can take up to 2 hours. An injection takes only a few minutes. 

What happens after an IV therapy treatment?

Unless otherwise directed, you can resume your usual routine following your IV therapy.

Results from IV therapy vary, depending on the type of nutrients you received and your health issues. However, you may feel a boost in energy, improved mental clarity, and be more relaxed after IV therapy.

Aspen Integrative Medical Center may recommend regular IV therapy sessions to meet your wellness goals.

Aspen Integrative Medical Center’s IV Suite

Our goal is to make you as comfortable as possible during your treatment. We have very soft reclining chairs and offer complimentary hot tea, cold beverages, and snacks during your visit.

We are “your home for healing,” so we do our best to make you feel right at home.

To learn more about IV therapy or schedule a treatment, please call our office today.