The advantage of intravenous nutrients over oral supplementation is that doses are limited to what is tolerated by our stomach and gastrointestinal tract, but more importantly oral vitamins and nutrients have to go through the “first pass effect”. That means anything that goes through your stomach, has to survive the acidity of the stomach, then survive the massive array of enzyme systems in your liver.
This often reduces the actual vitamins and nutrients entering your system to miniscule amounts, versus the intravenous, intramuscular, or subcutaneous administration routes, where the veins bring the vitamins and nutrients immediately back to your heart, where they are evenly distributed throughout your body, without having to pass through the liver initially. The amount you administer is actually the amount your body REALLY gets.
Intravenous Vitamin C has been used extensively, and has been shown to be very safe at dose up to 50 -150 grams ( 50,000- 150,000 mg) a day. I very seldom exceed 100,000 mg at one administration, more commonly infusing 25,000- 50,000 mg. The benefits of intravenous Vitamin C administration include reduced risks of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and cataracts.
Doses higher than RDA of vitamin C have been associated with increases in HDL cholesterol, decreases in LDL cholesterol oxidation, decreased blood pressure, and decreased cardiovascular mortality. It has also been described as very effective in reducing symptoms of a “hang-over” after drinking too much alcohol, improvement in your immune system, and reduction in symptoms and the duration of the flu or common cold. Vitamin C is a powerful anti-oxidant, reducing damaging free radicals in your body. Often Vitamin C infusions are given in conjunction with B-vitamin infusions and the Myers cocktail.
Myers Cocktail Infusions promote healing and replenishes energy – The Myers’ cocktail is composed of nutrients that are recognized to be deficient or involved in a variety of pathologies. This potent solution contains a specially balanced combination of vitamin and minerals and is administer intravenously to help the treatment of a range of ailments and increase energy. Ingredients in the Myers’ Cocktail include: Magnesium, Calcium, Vitamin B-12, Vitamin B-6, Vitamin B-5, Vitamin B-Complex, and Vitamin C. Myers’ cocktail has been used to relieve respiratory symptoms of upper respiratory tract infections, chronic sinusitis, and seasonal allergies, migraines headaches, fibromyalgia and the chronic fatigue syndrome.
Our body is constantly fighting the insult caused by toxins and chemicals that we are exposed to through the environment, our diets, our personal care products and the overall lifestyles that we live. Unfortunately these toxins will accelerate the aging process; increase our vulnerability toward sickness, and will disrupt our bodies ability to function optimally.
Our body may create various substances to help counteract the effects of these harmful toxins. One of the most potent substance our body produces to neutralize these toxins is Glutathione or GSH. The effects of glutathione as the body’s defender are unparalleled. When our levels of GHS are depleted, there is an increased susceptibility to chronic illness, and the level of glutathione complex within an individual serves as an indicator to reflect overall health and longevity.
Within the human body, there are three critical functions of glutathione:
- Acts as an immune system booster
- It aids in systemic detoxification
- It possesses an amazing antioxidant capacity.
Glutathione has the ability to naturally shield our body from the long-term dangers posed by dangerous disease causing free radicals, while simultaneously removing hazardous waste and toxins from our body. So maximizing Glutathione levels seems to be of critical importance, however our body’s ability to produce GHS decreases incrementally as we age.
The benefits of Glutathione to the body cannot be questioned. It is called the Master Antioxidant because it helps boost the immune system as it removes excess free radicals thus gives resistance in fighting common diseases and even cancer. Intravenous administration of Glutathione has demonstrated numerous beneficial roles including the maximization of a powerful anti-oxidant, binding of toxins that accumulate in the body like mercury and lead, and it aids in rapid expulsion through the urine and feces.
But what has made Glutathione famous is its positive side effects on the skin. Glutathione when given intravenously causes whitening of the skin all over, reduction in acne, age spots and other skin blemishes — resulting in flawless, radiant and youthful looking skin. Truly a no downtime procedure, injectable glutathione only takes 30 minutes or less to perform and you can go back to your usual activities after the session. The effects of injectable glutathione are a lot faster compared to the oral one.
The procedure is relatively simple and involves injection of pure injectable glutathione directly into your system via the intravenous route. Each session takes about 30 minutes and there is no downtime. To achieve maximum results, Glutathione should be administered at one or two week intervals, although some request it be performed every 3 days to speed the results. To achieve the objectives of skin whitening, we recommend at least 5 to 10 sessions to achieve optimal results.
Benefits of Glutathione on Neurologic Disorders
Intravenous administration of Glutathione has demonstrated numerous beneficial roles associated with its amazingly powerful anti-oxidant properties. We now know that one of the most prominent features in Parkinson’s Disease or most neurologic disorders is the destruction of neurons by free radicals.
So using Glutathione to neutralize and reduce these free-radicals has been shown by Dr. Perlmutter to have significant benefits in managing neurologic conditions associated with inflammatory disease processes promoted by excessive free radical activity. The primary role of glutathione is not necessarily in preventing symptoms, but in slowing the disease by limiting free radical activity.