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IV Therapy

Medical Institute of Healthy Aging

Healthy Aging Medicine Clinic & Alternative Medicine located in Walnut Creek, CA & Napa, CA

A deficiency in certain nutrients or healing factors can make you feel lethargic, foggy, and unwell. At the Medical Institute of Healthy Aging, with offices in Napa, Walnut Creek, and San Francisco, California, regenerative medicine and anti-aging specialist Paul H. Kim, MD offers IV therapy to restore your nutrient levels so you regain energy and boost your immune system. Call one of the offices or book an appointment online to learn more about how IV therapy quickly and effectively delivers healing.

IV Therapy

What is IV therapy?

Intravenous therapy, or IV therapy, involves the administration of high-quality minerals, stem cells, vitamins, and other healing factors through a catheter placed directly into your vein. This administration allows for the nutrients to avoid your digestive tract, where they may be decreased absorption as we age. When directed right to your bloodstream, the nutrients can get to work right away at helping boost organ function, repair tissues, and improve your overall well-being.

What types of healing factors are delivered with IV therapy?

IV therapy includes energy-boosting vitamins, such as vitamin B-12 as well as magnesium, calcium, and other B vitamins. You may also get an immune system boost from vitamin C.

You may also benefit from IV Glutathione.  Glutathione is one of the predominant antioxidant systems in our body. By scavenging free radicals it is believed that antioxidants contribute to your energy levels, detoxification, skin health, and metabolic function. It can also boost mental clarity and fight the effects of aging.

IV bag containing fruit

Who is a candidate for IV therapy?

The physicians at MIHA carefully review your symptoms and quality of life concerns to determine if you’re a candidate for IV therapy. If you’re feeling generally fatigued, experiencing poor quality sleep, and overall depleted health, a vitamin and mineral IV therapy drip may be the best way to boost your energy and wellness.

IV therapy can also be effective for people suffering from autoimmune disease or other systemic issues. IV therapy can:

  • Combat fatigue
  • Help symptoms of fibromyalgia
  • Boost heart health
  • Aid cancer effective therapies

Patients with cancer may benefit from high dose vitamin C intravenous therapy. IV infusion allows for faster delivery of vitamin C and helps cancer patients achieve a higher blood concentration of nutrients than do oral supplements. Research has shown many patients with cancer experience improved quality of life when provided with a high dose of intravenous vitamin C.

What happens during IV therapy?

You relax in a calming room where you can nap, play on your phone, read, or watch a movie during treatment. The IV catheter is inserted into your vein as you relax so the contents can drip into your bloodstream. Most people find the procedure is relaxing and pain-free.

To learn more about how IV therapy delivers quick, effective health and immune-boosting, call one of the Medical Institute of Healthy Aging offices or book an appointment online.