IV Drip Ingredients
Intravenous vitamin C infusion
Vitamin C is a vital nutrient for health and wellbeing that our body does not produce. It is an antioxidant (https://www.nccih.nih.gov/health/antioxidants-in-depth) and helps form and maintain bones, skin, and blood vessels. Our IV drip vitamin therapy infusions deliver the benefits of this powerful antioxidant directly into your body for optimal absorption.
Vitamin C is found in many fruits and vegetables, such as strawberries, oranges, lemon, grapefruit, spinach, and kale. It prevents damage to cells by free radicals. Our body does not produce vitamin C, so it can only be absorbed in our body via food or supplements. Our intravenous Vitamin C infusions provide direct absorption into your body for maximum benefit. A vitamin C intravenous infusion provides the most direct way to give your body these vital nutrients for your bones, skin, blood vessels and to help boost your immune system.
Vitamin C supports the adrenaline glands, which means it can help fight the harmful effects of chemotherapy and radiation. As vitamin C can only be found in fruits and vegetables, a high dose delivered either orally or by an IV infusion (https://manzilhealth.com/articles-blogs/) results direct benefit to your body.
The IV La Vie intravenous vitamin C therapy ensures these nutrients are delivered directly to the bloodstream of your body via the veins. Our IV vitamin therapy infusions are absorbed directly compared to oral intake of vitamin C.
Vitamin C intravenous infusion has been associated with reducing the risk of heart disease. Studies suggest that 500 mg of vitamin C absorbed daily will help reduce the risk of heart disease. It has also been found that conditions, such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol can be significantly reduced. Another benefit not widely known is that vitamin C helps in reducing daily stress. It has been reported that vitamin C reduces the level of stress hormones in the blood system, along with other indicators of stress.
Vitamin C is essential to produce collagen. It is the main structural protein in various connective tissues of the body and lack of collagen can lead to thickening of skin and weakening of blood vessels, bones, and joints. A vitamin C intravenous infusion assists in delivering this essential nutrient direct to the body to produce collagen. An IV drip vitamin C infusion can aid in healing the skin and connective tissue in the body.
If you are looking to shred or lose some excess kg, vitamin C is necessary to breakdown excess fat in your body. An IV drip vitamin C infusion can assist in shredding belly fat and losing weight due to its role in the metabolization of fat molecules. It can also reduce fatigue and raises energy levels.
Vitamin C is also known to assist with protecting against colds, flus, and viruses. An intravenous vitamin C infusion can increase the production and function of white blood cells which are required for the body’s immune system to work at its best.
G6PD Deficiency, or Glucose‐6‐Phosphate
Dehydrogenase Deficiency is a genetic disorder. It is more common in people of African, Asian, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean decent. Cells that make energy use the enzyme G6PD. This process produces glutathione, which protects the cell from oxidative stress. In Red Blood Cells this is critical because they have no other means of protection. So when RBC’s are exposed to oxidative stress they can burst and die—called hemolysis.
Because high doses of Vitamin C can be a pro‐oxidant, those with G6PD Deficiency may have a haemolytic reaction to high dose vitamin C.
Many people are unaware they have this deficiency so it is necessary that we test for it prior to administering some oxidative therapies, including high dose vitamin C therapy and others. Therefore MWA tests for this deficiency prior to administering IV
Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA)
Intravenous ALA infusion
IV alpha lipoic acid (ALA) is a powerful antioxidant that can assist in the treatment of cancer, neuropathy and chronic liver disease. Like vitamin C and E, this fatty acid is a natural and powerful antioxidant, that helps protect cells from oxidative damage. ALA is found mainly in plant oils, such as flaxseed, soybean and canola oils. It is not produced naturally in the body.
Intravenous alpha lipoic acid infusions can assist with weight loss in combination with other supplements, hormones and lifestyle changes. It can reduce inflammation and activates mitochondrial energy production to burn fat.
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)
Intravenous CoQ10 infusion
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is an antioxidant that your body produces naturally, but this decreases with age. It is used for health conditions, such as heart disease, brain disorders, diabetes, and cancer. Your cells use CoQ10 for growth and maintenance. An IV CoQ10 infusion can protect cells from damage and plays an important role in metabolism.
Intravenous B complex infusion
B vitamins are widely recognised as the building blocks of a healthy body, having a direct impact on your energy levels, brain function, nervous system, and red blood cells. Vitamin B complex helps prevent infections; an intravenous B complex infusion is delivered directly into the body, so as best to gain these benefits.
Vitamin B deficiencies have been associated with severe neurological disorders such as numbness, tingling in fingers and toes; and can also be the cause of fatigue, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and anaemia.
The IV La Vie vitamin B complex infusion contains a potent dose of B vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, and B6.
Intravenous Biotin infusion
Biotin, also known as vitamin H, plays an important role in the health of your hair, skin and nails while also converting certain nutrients into energy. This crystalline heterocyclic acid is an important component of enzymes that metabolise fats and carbohydrates, influencing cell growth, and affecting amino acids involved in protein synthesis. It is found naturally in foods, such as liver, eggs, and yeast. An IV biotin infusion will assist in various metabolic reactions to transfer carbon dioxide and may also be helpful in maintaining a steady blood sugar level.
Intravenous Dexpanthenol infusion
Dexpanthenol is a B complex vitamin, a synthetic byproduct of pantothenic acid, that is found in plants and animals. An intravenous dexpanthenol infusion is used as a gastrointestinal (GI) stimulant to treat and prevent ileus (intestinal obstruction) after stomach surgery and in other conditions with impaired GI activity. Dexpanthenol was approved by the FDA in 1948.
An IV dexpanthenol infusion can help get the bowels moving following surgery and also help maintain normal GI activity.
IV folic acid infusion
Folic acid is vitamin B9/folate with folate being found naturally in foods, such as dried legumes, like chickpeas, beans and lentils, and also dark green vegetables like broccoli and spinach.
An IV folic acid infusion can assist with mental and emotional health and is essential for optimal brain function.
Intravenous hydrochloric acid infusion
Hydrochloric acid (HCl) is secreted by the stomach to improve the breakdown and absorption of food and nutrients. It also kills pathogenic microorganisms that can cause infection in the gastrointestinal tract. Our intravenous HCI infusion is buffered and diluted, so acts as an immune stimulant, increasing white cell count and red cell oxygenation. It is useful for fighting acute or chronic infection, and has been successful in aiding cancer recovery .
Intravenous hydroxocobalamin infusion
Hydroxocobalamin, also known as, methylcobalamin and Vitamin B12, is found in food and is used to treat vitamin B12 deficiency. It is produced naturally as a therapeutic agent with the help of your gut bacteria. Our IV hydroxocobalamin infusion is beneficial when B12 is not being properly absorbed into the gut.
Hydroxocobalamin is also used to treat cyanide poisoning and is red in colour. It plays an integral role in DNA replication and synthesis, optimal function of the nervous system, cellular energy, as well as converting homocysteine into methionine. The IV La Vie hydroxocobalamin infusion can help with B12 deficiency, including pernicious anaemia.
Intravenous manganese infusion
Manganese helps activate many enzymes in metabolism, including for cholesterol and carbohydrates and is required to assist in brain function, nervous system processes and a variety of chemical processes in your body. An intravenous manganese infusion can assist with manganese deficiency which features symptoms, such as poor bone growth, skeletal defects, low fertility and impaired growth and glucose intolerance plus abnormal metabolism of carbohydrate and fat.
Manganese can be found in foods, such as seeds, whole grains, legumes, nuts, leafy green vegetables, and tea. Although your body can store up to 20mg of manganese, an IV manganese infusion will ensure the benefits of this essential nutrient is delivered directly into the body.
Intravenous methylcobalamin infusion
If you are suffering from a vitamin B12 deficiency (https://www.drugs.com/cg/vitamin-b12-deficiency.html), consider an intravenous methylcobalamin infusion to treat it. Vitamin B12 (https://www.drugs.com/mtm/vitamin-b-12-injection.html) is an important nutrient that helps keep the body’s nerve and blood cells healthy.
Methylcobalamin is reportedly utilised for people with pernicious anaemia (https://www.drugs.com/cg/vitamin-b12-deficiency.html), diabetes, and various conditions; an IV infusion will be delivered directly to the body for an instant outcome.
Intravenous NAD+ infusion
Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) is a coenzyme found in all living cells. Widely known as an anti-ageing molecule due to its many important roles that promote health and potentially prolong lifespan. Our IV NAD+ infusion is the most direct way of this powerful molecule being delivered to your body.
Studies have shown that a NAD+ infusion can help battle various effects of ageing and chronic conditions on the body and brain. Due to its part in so many biological processes; scientists and doctors are researching how it can be used to maintain healthy organs and neural systems in the body.
NAD+ is also known as a “helper molecule” as it connects to other enzymes in the body to activate molecular reactions. For example, a class of proteins, sirtuins, are responsible for numerous biological processes within the body, and requires NAD+ to function properly. An intravenous NAD+ infusion will assist with:
- restoring and defending DNA
- gene expression
- extracting cellular energy from nutrition
- sustaining mitochondrial function
- chromosomal integrity protection
- calcium signalling
- epigenetic and posttranslational adaptations.
Simply, NAD+ is a coenzyme that we need for our body to function. As we age, our bodies generate less of it; an IV NAD+ infusion can assist in combating the effects of ageing and age-related illness. NAD+ IV therapy is a holistic, all-natural way to help your body fight ageing and illness for optimal health and wellbeing.
Intravenous niacinamide infusion
Niacinamide, also known as vitamin B3 and nicotinamide, is a water-soluble vitamin that works with the natural substances in your skin. An intravenous niacinamide infusion can help to minimise and tighten pores, enhance irregular skin tone, soften fine lines and wrinkles, reduce dullness, and improve a weakened surface; basically give your skin a natural, healthy glow.
An IV niacinamide infusion, also can assist in preventing B3 deficiency (https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/pellagra), which can lead to disorders of the skin, kidneys, and brain.
Intravenous procaine infusion
If pain and inflammation is your biggest concern, an IV procaine therapy may help. It is based on a certain type of infusion used to reduce pain with the active ingredient procaine, an anaesthetic agent, that has been widely used for many years in neural therapy. Procaine eliminates the pain receptors and improves blood circulation in the smallest vessels; thus, diminishing pain with an anti-inflammatory effect.
Intravenous Pyridoxine infusion
Pyridoxine, known as vitamin B6 (https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-934/pyridoxine-vitamin-b6), is a type of B vitamin found in certain foods such as cereals, beans, vegetables, liver (https://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/picture-of-the-liver#1), meat, and eggs. It can also be produced in a laboratory. An IV vitamin B6 infusion can help prevent and treat pyridoxine deficiency and anemia (https://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/understanding-anemia-basics#1).
It can also assist with treating heart disease (https://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/default.htm), premenstrual syndrome (PMS https://www.webmd.com/women/pms/default.htm), depression (https://www.webmd.com/depression/default.htm), and many other conditions.
Vitamin B6 is a common vitamin (https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/index) in vitamin B complex products.
Pyridoxine/vitamin B6 is needed to assist with the proper function of sugars, fats, and proteins in the body. Intravenous B6 therapy can assist with this function. It is also required for optimal growth and development of the brain, nerves, skin, and many other parts of the body.
IV selenium infusion
An intravenous selenium Infusion (https://www.tabletwise.net/uk/selenium-infusion) is used to treat, control, prevent, & improve the outcome of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
- slows ageing (https://www.tabletwise.net/health/aging)
- arthritis (https://www.tabletwise.com/health/arthritis)
- heart disease (https://www.tabletwise.net/health/heart-disease)
- virulence of viruses
- HIV infection
- autoimmune thyroiditis (https://www.tabletwise.com/health/autoimmune-thyroiditis)
IV selenium infusion (https://www.tabletwise.net/uk/selenium-infusion) can also be used for functions not listed.
Vitamin D helps the body absorb the calcium it requires to keep the muscles and bones strong and healthy. Australians favourite source of vitamin D is exposing bare skin to ultraviolet B (UVB) light from the sun.
Intravenous Arginine infusion
Arginine injection is used to assess the function of the pituitary gland. It stimulates the pituitary gland to produce growth hormone for the diagnosis of certain conditions.
Intravenous carnitine infusion
If you regularly workout, you have no doubt heard of L-carnitine, which is essential for energy production in the body. Intravenous L-carnitine therapy can increase energy supply, improve the use of fatty acids as an energy source, decrease lactate build up, and significantly increase your work output. L-carnitine is essential for normal heart function and improves both sprint and endurance performance.
Intravenous choline infusion
Choline is an essential nutrient that your brain and nervous system needs to regulate memory, mood, muscle control and other functions. It is naturally found in many vegetables, fruits, whole grains and dairy products. An IV choline infusion can support your body’s requirements for choline and is delivered directly to your body. Choline is also a source of methyl groups, which is needed for metabolism. The body needs choline to synthesise phosphatidylcholine and sphingomyelin, vital for cell membranes.
Intravenous GABA infusion
GABA is an inhibitory neurotransmitter that is known to assist in treating numerous conditions, such as depression, ADHD, insomnia, anxiety, inflammation, and premenstrual syndrome. It has also been reported to help increase levels of human growth hormone. An intravenous GABA infusion delivered directly to your body can assist with these conditions and general feelings of anxiety and fear.
As a natural chemical the body produces, GABA’s main role is to reduce the activity of neurons in the brain and central nervous system, which in turn, creates a greater state of relaxation and alleviates stress and anxiety. An IV GABA infusion can also improve any sleep issues by aiding relaxation and relief from anxiety and stress. There is debate with researchers about supplemental GABA’s efficiency in lowering anxiety and stress due to established queries about its proficiency entering the brain from the bloodstream. (It’s also important to note that supplemental GABA, in supplement, may relax the body using different processes, such as via GABA’s activity in the gut microbiome.)
While the scientific debate continues, some studies have shown GABA to be effective in lowering anxiety and boosting relaxation. One study of 13 adults resulted in slowed brain wave within 1 hour of taking the GABA supplement, confirming it to be effective as a relaxant and anxiety reliever. The study also found that a boost to the immune system occurred when taking supplemental GABA, suggesting it may enhance immunity for people suffering mental stress.
Another study with a larger group of participants, examined the effects of 100 milligrams of GABA after they had just undertaken a stressful mental task. Scientists measured a slowing down of brain waves in those who had taken GABA, indicating an improvement of mental stress. Another study tested the effects of GABA on participants who were about to take a stressful (https://www.psychologytoday.com/au/basics/stress) math test. Those who ate chocolate infused with GABA bounced back from test-related stress, including stress-lowering changes to heart-rate variability.
GABA supplements are sometimes used as a natural way to lower blood pressure. In one study, participants with borderline high blood pressure, took supplement chlorella, a type of algae rich in GABA for 12 weeks, which resulted in significantly lowered blood pressure. Maintaining healthy blood pressure can also help protect your sleep. High blood pressure can be a sign of hyperarousal, a state of physical alertness, that can make it difficult to fall and stay asleep. Poor sleep and sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea (https://www.psychologytoday.com/au/conditions/sleep-apnea), contribute to high blood pressure, and can lead to hypertension that is difficult to treat.
The body’s own GABA activity is vital for sleep. GABA allows the body and mind to relax and fall asleep, for a restful sleep. Low GABA activity is linked to insomnia and disrupted sleep. In one study, GABA levels in participants with insomnia were nearly 30 per cent lower than in those that don’t suffer from the disorder (https://www.psychologytoday.com/au/basics/insomnia). Sleep medications including those with zolpidem (Ambien and others) and eszopiclone (Lunesta and others) target the body’s GABA system to improve sedation and sleep. Research indicates that one negative side effect of these sleep medications — hallucinations (https://www.psychologytoday.com/au/conditions/hallucinogen-persisting-perception-disorder) — may result from their alterations to GABA activity. While an IV GABA infusion direct to the body may assist in combating any sleep issues or disorders.
However, there’s limited research on the direct benefits of supplemental GABA for sleep. Some recent research suggests that GABA produced in fermented food may improve sleep time and reduce the time it takes to fall asleep. Another recent study found that a combination of GABA and 5-HTP may improve sleep quality and enhance sleep time. Further research into the effects of GABA supplements on sleep is definitely required.
IV glutamine infusion
Glutamine is an amino acid naturally produced in the body. L-glutamine is essential for protein metabolism, it’s a building block of protein, and has been an important nutrient for bodybuilders. After an intense training session, glutamine levels in the body are almost halved. An IV glutamine infusion can be used to assist to maintain optimal performance.
L-glutamine was firstly used in its powder form by the fitness industry, including bodybuilders to preserve muscle tissue, it is needed by your body in large amounts. Its most common use is to lose weight (https://draxe.com/health/lose-weight-fast/), burn fat, build muscle and boost athletic performance. However, in recent years, it has become apparent that it also promotes digestive and brain health and can assist with treating leaky gut and improving your overall health and wellbeing.
It is reported as being one of the top three recommended supplements for treating leaky gut and building a lean body.
What is Glutamine?
Glutamine is one of 20 naturally occurring amino acids in dietary protein; it makes up 30–35 per cent of the amino acid nitrogen in your blood and is used by your body in large amounts.
It is a conditionally essential amino acid, which means it becomes essential when facing certain diseases or even physical trauma, especially when there is muscle wastage. It also becomes a conditionally essential nutrient during certain catabolic states, such as following a bone marrow transplantation.
In its supplement form it has been widely popular in the fitness industry for decades; it is found in both animal and plant proteins, such as casein and whey protein (https://draxe.com/nutrition/whey-protein/).
Due to the body using it in such large amounts, most people don’t get enough L-glutamine from their food alone. An IV L-glutamine infusion to supplement your diet is an excellent way to boost your immune system (https://draxe.com/health/how-to-boost-your-immune-system/) and improve your ability to fight infection and illness. It’s become a common supplement for critically ill patients.
Approximately, 60 per cent of your skeletal muscle is comprised of glutamine – and supplementing with this amino acid can aid protein synthesis and help naturally balance your pH levels (https://draxe.com/health/ph-balance/).
Types of L-glutamine
There are two forms of L-glutamine; free form, to ideally be taken with food and Trans-Alanyl-Glutamine (TAG) or Alanyl-L-Glutamine — an amino acid attached to another amino acid, making it easier to digest.
For optimal use, both forms are best absorbed directly before or following a workout with TAG best taken with a small meal for it to best support your metabolism and weight loss, as well as for building muscle. Intravenous L-glutamine therapy can assist with weight loss and muscle building, recovery, and preservation.
7 proven L-glutamine benefits
New research has reported that L-glutamine benefits the body in numerous ways, including:
1. Improves gastrointestinal health
If you suffer from any type of digestive issue, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis (https://draxe.com/health/ulcerative-colitis-diet/), diverticulosis, diverticulitis, leaky gut or any of the associated issues with leaky gut (like joint pain, rosacea or any type of autoimmune response) L-glutamine can assist. Due to it being a vital nutrient for the intestines to rebuild and repair, you need this amino acid in your diet on a regular basis.
2. Helps leaky gut and ulcers
Leaky gut syndrome (https://draxe.com/health/7-signs-symptoms-you-have-leaky-gut/) impacts millions of people across the world and is basically the major cause of autoimmune disease. Leaky gut can also cause thyroid issues like Hashimoto’s disease, and contributes to arthritis, skin issues like psoriasis, and other serious health issues.
3. Boosts brain health
Glutamine is key to boosting your brain health, as a precursor to the neurotransmitter glutamate in your brain. A disruption of the glutamine-glutamate cycle can result in all kinds of neural issues, such as Reye’s Syndrome (https://draxe.com/health/reyes-syndrome/), epilepsy, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety, depression, and alcohol addiction.
Glutamine can also assist in slowing down an ageing brain. Mitochondrial dysfunction causes abnormal increases in the neurotransmitter glutamate and puts the brain at risk for developing those neural issues previously cited.
4. Improves IBS and diarrhoea
Glutamine helps to improve IBS and diarrhoea (https://draxe.com/health/how-to-stop-diarrhea/) by balancing mucus production, which results in healthy bowel movements. If you have Hashimoto’s (https://draxe.com/health/hashimotos-disease/)or an underactive thyroid, it should be a part of your hypothyroidism diet. If you suffer from IBS symptoms, such as persistent diarrhoea or ulcerations, glutamine needs to be part of your IBS diet.
5. Promotes muscle growth and decreases muscle wasting
There’s a reason that bodybuilders have been using L-glutamine for such a long time. An essential nutrient to increase athletic performance, boost metabolism, improve recovery and build muscle (https://draxe.com/nutrition/eat-gain-muscle/), research shows that L-glutamine can significantly assist with these goals. During an intense workout, your body becomes stressed and your muscles and tendons require more glutamine than the amount supplied by a normal diet; an IV L-glutamine infusion can help.
After an intense workout, the levels of cellular glutamine can drop by 50 per cent and plasma levels by 30 per cent. This muscle-wasting state is an opportunity for the body to use your muscle for energy rather than carbohydrates; glutamine can prevent this from happening.
Supplementing with L-glutamine allows your muscles to fight and recover quicker, which boosts your strength and helps repair your skeletal muscles. A study found that glutamine supplementation makes it possible to bounce back from an intense weight training session, as it improves muscle hydration. This aids the muscle recovery process (https://draxe.com/fitness/muscle-recovery/)and reduces recovery time for wounds and burns, which is why glutamine supplementation is not only common for bodybuilders in the bodybuilding industry, but in nearly every athletic pursuit.
Replenishing glutamine levels after an intense session can take up to five days, thus regular absorption will help with optimal performance if you are undertaking intense exercise. It has been reported from bodybuilders that glutamine works best when combined with certain branched chain amino acids (BCAAs), especially leucine. Bodybuilders, athletes and those working on their fitness consume it post-workout with creatine to improve muscle recovery and restore the body’s energy stores.
6. Improves athletic performance and recovery from endurance exercise
One of L-glutamine’s main roles in the body is to cleanse the body of high levels of ammonia to support detoxification. It acts as a buffer and converts excess ammonia into other amino acids, amino sugars, and urea.
Approximately one hour of exercise can cause a 40 per cent reduction of glutamine in the body. It can also cause suppressed immune function. This has a negative impact on your resistance training and may lead to overtraining syndrome (https://draxe.com/fitness/overtraining/). An intravenous L-glutamine infusion can assist replacing this essential nutrient for its benefits.
7. Burns fat and improves diabetes
Research has indicated that human growth hormone (HGH) levels increase by nearly 400 per cent after glutamine supplementation, such as an IV glutamine infusion. The hormonal response leads to an improvement in resting metabolic rate and enhances the after-burn effect or EPOC post-exercise. This afterburn effect (https://draxe.com/fitness/afterburn-effect/)is essential for burning fat, weight loss, and building lean muscle mass.
L-glutamine also helps to suppress insulin levels and stabilise blood glucose, which helps to burn fat and build lean muscle mass. This allows the body to utilise less muscle mass to maintain blood sugar and insulin sensitivity in the cells. Six weeks of supplementation with 30 grams per day of glutamine powder can improve some cardiovascular risk factors, as well as body composition, in patients with type 2 diabetes. For this reason, L-glutamine benefits diabetics and those with sugar and carb cravings as well.
Intravenous glutathione infusion
Glutathione is one of the body’s most powerful antioxidant, also known as ‘The Mother of Antioxidants’, as it’s also a detoxifying agent which protects our DNA from damage. It also fights free radicals and reduces inflammation while promoting next level cellular repair.
An IV glutathione infusion can potentially improve:
- the immune system
- energy levels
- reducing oxidative stress
- skin health, such as acne, wrinkles, dryness and puffy eyes
- brain function
- mental health
- heart health
- reducing inflammation and many other benefits.
Intravenous glycine infusion
Glycine is an amino acid that your body naturally produces and is also found in protein-rich foods; it’s obtainable as a dietary supplement. Your body uses it to create proteins, which it needs for the growth and maintenance of tissue and for generating vital substances, such as hormones and enzymes.
As well as being a component of protein, glycine has several other impressive health benefits which can be delivered directly to your body via an IV glycine infusion. Benefits include:
- helps to produce a powerful antioxidant ‘glutathione’
- aids people with type 2 diabetes
- is the main amino acid in collagen
- improve quality of sleep
- a component of creatine
- may protect your heart
- may protect your liver from alcohol-induced damage.
Intravenous inositol infusion
Inositol is widely known to improve depression, anxiety, and other neural disorders by stimulating the production of serotonin and dopamine – the ‘feel good’ hormones. Research has found that the myo-inositol concentrations in blood is a reliable marker for clinical depression. An intravenous inositol infusion can assist by being absorbed directly into the body.
Intravenous isoleucine infusion
Isoleucine is an amino acid (https://draxe.com/nutrition/essential-amino-acids/ )or a ‘building block of life’, which is essential in forming proteins, breaking down food, and providing energy while also promoting growth and healing processes. It also plays a key role in blood sugar regulation.
Isoleucine is not naturally made by the body, so when ageing, adults can experience isoleucine deficiency with symptoms including muscle wasting and muscle tremors. IV isoleucine therapy can assist to combat this deficiency.
Intravenous leucine infusion
Leucine is an essential amino acid that is key to supporting numerous processes in our body. It is also considered the primary (https://community.bulksupplements.com/bcaa-supplements/ )BCAA (Branched Chain Amino Acid).
L-leucine performs myriad roles and is present in every cell in our body. It is a key component of mitochondria, the energy regulators of the body. It is engaged with the regulation of blood sugar and energy levels and is also crucial for growing and repairing bones and muscles. It’s vital for healing wounds and is a key element in the production of growth hormones. Intravenous leucine therapy delivered directly to your body, can assist in promoting these benefits.
Intravenous lysine infusion
Lysine is one of the eight essential amino acids (https://aminoacidstudies.org/)and one of the 22 proteinogenic amino acids and the body can’t naturally produce these essential amino acids. It is, therefore, essential to include in our diet. It can be found in meat, fish, dairy, eggs and some plants like legumes, such as soy.
Lysine helps in the production of carnitine, which helps convert fatty acid into energy and reduces cholesterol; it can also help improve calcium and collagen production which helps with bone, muscle and skin health. An IV lysine infusion absorbed directly into your body can help facilitate these benefits.
Methionine is an essential amino acid (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Essential_amino_acid) for your body. As the substrate for other amino acids such as cysteine (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cysteine) and taurine (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taurine), versatile compounds such as SAM-e (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S-Adenosyl_methionine), and the important antioxidant glutathione (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glutathione), methionine plays a critical role in the metabolism and health of the body. It is encoded (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genetic_code) by the codon AUG.
Methionine is also an important part of angiogenesis (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angiogenesis), the growth of new blood vessels. An IV methionine infusion can assist with absorbing this essential nutrient for your health and wellbeing.
Intravenous ornithine infusion
In the world of amino acids, ornithine is unusual. It doesn’t directly make proteins, and you don’t need to eat it in your diet, but it’s absolutely necessary for you to stay alive. Good news is it can be made in your body and in a laboratory. An intravenous ornithine infusion is one way of directly delivering it to your body.
Ornithine is important for life because it helps detoxify ammonia before it leaves the body. High levels of ammonia in the blood can cause various health problems, including cognitive defects and personality changes. Other benefits include:
- accelerates recovery times after exercise
- helps manage chronic liver disease
- improves wound and burn healing
- may improve hangover recovery.
It is also considered safe to supplement and easy to increase with diet choices.
Intravenous proline infusion
Proline is an amino acid essential for producing collagen and cartilage in the body. It keeps muscles and joints flexible and helps to reduce sagging and wrinkling caused by ageing and UV exposure.
Proline helps the body break down proteins for use in creating healthy cells in the body. It is vital to develop and maintain healthy skin and connective tissues, especially at the site of traumatic tissue injury. Proline and lysine (another amino acid (http://www.vitaminstuff.com/amino-acids.html) that is necessary for protein synthesis) are both needed to make hydroxyproline and hydroxylysine, two amino acids that form collagen. Collagen helps to heal cartilage and to cushion the joints and vertebrae. For this reason, proline supplementation may prove beneficial for treatment of conditions, such as osteoarthritis, persistent soft tissue strains, and chronic back pain. An intravenous proline infusion is a direct way of delivering it to your body.
Although proline is a nonessential amino acid, the body needs it to maintain muscle tissue, also. Decreases in proline levels have been found in endurance runners and others that regularly exercise. Serious athletes that subject their body to routine, rigorous workouts may want to take a supplement containing proline to avoid losing muscle mass—the body begins to strip its muscle for energy when glucose supplies are low. The body makes proline from glutamic acid (http://www.vitaminstuff.com/amino-acid-glutamic-acid.html); deficiency is rare in healthy individuals with a healthy diet. However, if recovering from traumatic injury, especially skin injuries such as severe burns, a proline supplement may help. If you suffer from insufficient cartilage or collagen formation, extra proline in your diet, may help.
Intravenous serine infusion
Serine is a non-essential amino acid, formed from another amino acid called glycine. Serine is important for both mental and physical health. It has a major role in safeguarding that the central nervous system and the brain are functioning properly. IV serine therapy can assist in enabling optimal health and wellbeing.
Serine helps form the phospholipids needed to make every cell in your body. It is also involved in:
- the function of RNA and DNA
- fat and fatty acid metabolism
- muscle formation
- the maintenance of a healthy immune system.
The proteins used to form the brain, as well as the protective myelin sheaths that cover the nerves, contain serine. Without serine, the myelin coverings could fray and become less efficient at delivering messages between the brain and nerve endings, short-circuiting mental function.
Serine is also needed to produce tryptophan, an amino acid that is used to make the mood-determining brain chemical, serotonin. Both serotonin and tryptophan shortages have been linked to depression, insomnia, confusion, and anxiety. Research suggests that low levels of serine may contribute to (http://www.vitaminstuff.com/articles/alternativemedicine/articles-alternative-medicine-chronic-fatigue-1.html) chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and fibromyalgia (http://www.vitaminstuff.com/articles/alternativemedicine/articles-alternative-medicine-fibromyalgia-1.html) (FM).
Serine helps to enable a strong immune system, by producing immunoglobulins and antibodies. It also aids in the absorption of creatine (http://www.vitaminstuff.com/supplements-creatine.html), a substance made from amino acids that helps build and maintain all the muscles in the body, including the heart.
For serine to be manufactured in the body, enough amounts of vitamin B3 (http://www.vitaminstuff.com/vitamin-b3-niacin.html )and vitamin B6 (http://www.vitaminstuff.com/vitamin-b6-pyrodoxine.html), and folic acid (http://www.vitaminstuff.com/vitamin-b9-folic-acid.html )must be present. Serine is present in many foods, including meat and soy foods, dairy products, wheat gluten, and peanuts, however, our modern-day diet includes too much processed convenience food. An amino acid supplementation may be needed more often than considered; IV serine infusion can assist in delivering serine directly to the body.
Serine supplementation is available in capsule, tablet, and powder forms. It can be purchased as a stand-alone supplement or, more commonly, in combination amino acid supplements (http://www.vitaminstuff.com/amino-acids.html ) and sports drinks. Serine is a component of phospholipids, which help seal in moisture, so it is often included as a natural moisturising agent in many cosmetics and skin care preparations.
Intravenous taurine infusion
Taurine is an amino acid, which is a building block of proteins in the body. Researchers have found (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3501277/pdf/mv-v18-2673.pdf ) taurine in the brain, spinal cord, heart and muscle cells, skeletal muscle tissue, and retinas. Taurine is also present in white blood cells, that reside in the immune system.
Taurine is involved (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3501277/pdf/mv-v18-2673.pdf ) in a number of processes in the body, including:
- regulating the volume of body cells
- stabilising cell membranes
- adjusting the amount of calcium (https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/248958 ) inside cells
- producing bile salts.
The body can produce taurine, however, obtaining it from dietary sources or supplements is necessary to maintain optimum levels. An intravenous taurine infusion can assist in delivering this amino acid directly to the body.
For vegetarians and vegans, it is important to acknowledge that taurine supplements might be required for optimal health and wellbeing.
Intravenous valine infusion
Valine is one of the three (https://examine.com/supplements/branched-chain-amino-acids/ ) branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) combined with leucine (https://examine.com/supplements/leucine/ ) and isoleucine.
There is currently no significant benefit absorbing valine supplementation that cannot be duplicated by either leucine or isoleucine supplementation. As the possession of a ‘branched chain’ itself presents some bioactivity, this is shared between all of the BCAAs. That significant benefit hasn’t been identified, may simply be due to lack of research specifically into valine and the bioactivities of valine.
It seems to be similar to leucine, than it is to isoleucine, however, the transient state of insulin resistance occurs faster than with leucine, while the muscle building effects of valine are likely less than both leucine and isoleucine.
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