The Science Behind IV Therapy at Infuze MD

Science-Backed Vitamin Drips & IV Therapy in San Jose, CA

At Infuze MD, we specialize in providing high-quality vitamin drips & IV therapy services to patients in Milpitas and the greater San Jose, CA area. Dr. Abellera has been studying infusion medicine for almost a decade, and she uses her wealth of experience and expertise to create proprietary, highly effective blends of vitamins, nutrients, and minerals for each one of our vitamin and anti-aging drips. If you’re skeptical of infusion medicine, we understand – but the science doesn’t lie. A growing collection of evidence is proving once and for all that vitamin drips, IV therapy, and infusion medicine are a highly effective way to enhance vitality and improve overall health.

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Why Intravenous Vitamins Are More Effective Than Oral Supplements

You’ve heard the expression before: take your vitamins. But how, exactly, are you taking them? For years, oral vitamin supplements have been the gold standard in medicine – but they come with a big problem. Taking a vitamin pill or multivitamin orally only allows your body to metabolize 15% of the active ingredients (the vitamins themselves) – the remaining 85% is rendered useless.

An “IV” vitamin drip puts the vitamins and nutrients directly into your bloodstream, bypassing the stomach and the inefficient metabolizing process entirely. This allows for much higher concentrations of nutrients and vitamins delivered directly to the body’s cells, allowing them to provide more benefit and help you stay healthier.

What is Intravenous (IV) Therapy

Vitamin Intravenous (IV) Therapy is a medical treatment method that delivers vitamins, minerals, and nutrients directly to the bloodstream through an IV, usually placed into a vein in the arm. This form of delivery enhances the efficacy of the nutrients, providing several benefits:

  • Injecting directly into the bloodstream eliminates the alterations that occur as a result of digestive enzymes. You get the pure, unfiltered vitamin – allowing unparalleled nutrition.
  • Because IV Therapy bypasses the stomach and digestive process, we can achieve much higher, more therapeutic levels of vitamins than is possible with oral administration. This is doubly important for patients suffering from a GI system disorder which inhibits nutrient absorption. Often, we can reach higher concentration levels through IV Therapy even if the patient has a normal, healthy GI system.
  • IV Therapy is an effective, repeatable, and convenient way to achieve therapeutic doses of crucial vitamins and nutrients. Without direct delivery to the bloodstream, these dosages are virtually impossible to achieve – making IV Therapy a uniquely effective treatment.
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What Does IV Therapy Treat?

The vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that we use in IV Therapy are co-factors in biochemical reactions taking place in every single cell in our bodies. This means IV Therapy doesn’t just treat one specific condition – it helps the body function better as a whole, even if the patient is otherwise healthy. That said, we can use IV Therapy to treat or support treatment for anti-aging, athletic performance, allergies, immune support, depression, hormonal imbalance, migraines, chronic fatigue, inflammatory GI conditions, fibromyalgia, and much more. IV Therapy is a highly flexible treatment that can be effective for a number of conditions.

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Is IV Therapy Safe?

We use only naturally occurring vitamins and minerals in our IV Therapy treatments, all of which are categorized as “Essential Nutrients.” Quite literally, these are nutrients our bodies need to survive and cannot synthesize from raw materials.

Traditionally, we obtain Essential Nutrients orally, from the foods we eat. This is an important component to health, but a plethora of over-processed, low-quality foods means that most of us are seriously deficient in most Essential Nutrients – and many chronic illnesses can be traced back to these deficiencies. Providing high doses of these Essential Nutrients through the bloodstream is a safe, effective way to reverse nutrient deficiencies, helping patients return to total health.

There’s always a small risk to any intravenous injection, which usually amounts to little more than bruising around the site of the injection – about the same thing you’d expect from having your blood drawn for a lab test. Some patients may have vascular fragility, which can cause a phenomenon called “infiltration.” This occurs when the walls of the vein rupture during injection and the IV fluid leaks into surrounding tissue, causing a localized burning sensation. While uncomfortable, this dissipates shortly after moving the injection site to another vein. Some patients have small, hard-to-find veins, which may result in multiple needle sticks to find the vein, causing discomfort.

In rare cases, your veins may be difficult enough to disqualify you from IV Therapy. If this applies to you, we may be able to use high dose oral nutrients for a short time to help strengthen your veins so you can receive IV Therapy safely.

Scientific Evidence for IV Therapy

Some of the most extensive evidence for the effectiveness of IV Therapy is based on the Myers’ Cocktail, named after Dr. John Myers, M.D., who practiced in Baltimore during the mid 20th century and was one of the founders of modern IV Therapy. Alan Gaby, M.D., who also practiced in Baltimore and took over many of Dr. Myers’ patients after his death in 1984, administered more than 15,000 Myers’ injections to about 1000 patients over an 11 year period in an outpatient setting. A summary of this work was published in Alternative Medicine Review, Vol 7, No. 5, 2002. Dr. Gaby found the Myers Cocktail was effective for Asthma, Migraines, Chronic Fatigue, Acute Muscle Spasms, Upper Respiratory Tract Infections, Chronic Sinusitis, Seasonal Allergies, Cardiovascular Disease, Mental Depression, Urticaria and various other disorders. You can learn more by reading Dr. Gaby’s article here.

Schedule an Appointment for Your First Vitamin Drip

A growing base of evidence supports the use of IV Therapy, and at Infuze MD, we’ve seen it work time and time again on countless conditions and patients. If you’d like to experience the difference that IV Therapy and vitamin drip treatments can make in your own life, we would be thrilled to help you. Feel free to request an appointment online at our Milpitas, CA office, or if you still have questions about IV Therapy, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We look forward to helping you discover how IV Therapy can make you a happier, healthier, and more vibrant person – no matter what condition you’re fighting.

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