Medical research demonstrates that chronically ill individuals often are deficient in essential vitamins and nutrients that if replaced play a role in recovery. Our modern Standard American Diet or SAD is notoriously deficient in essential vitamins and nutrients. Oral vitamin and nutrient supplements may not accomplish the desired replacement due to absorption and delivery issues and may, in fact, cause undesirable side effects and changes to the intestinal microbiome.
Many medical studies have shown that IV Nutrients administration may deliver more of these essential vitamins to the target cells where they are needed such as brain cells, heart cells, immune cells and the like.
Texas Integrative Medicine offers a number of IV Nutrients options to safely and affordably provide these essential vitamins and other nutrients intravenously based on each individual’s unique need as assessed by careful medical evaluation and laboratory testing. These vitamins and nutrients are administered by a licensed registered nurse who has received training in IV nutrient therapy and under the supervision of a physician. At Texas Integrative Medicine we offer several special IV Nutrients in addition to the “standard” mix of hydration, vitamins and minerals offered by many other IV Vitamin centers.
NAD or NAD+ is a coenzyme derived from Vitamin B3/Niacin that is required by the mitochondria in order to burn sugars, fats and proteins in the body to produce ATP for energy. NAD is also critical for normal DNA expression and repair. Scientific research has shown that NAD declines as we age. NAD IV treatments have been shown to:
Alpha Lipoic Acid which is both water and fat soluble is one of our body’s most important anti-oxidants. It can neutralize and eliminate free radicals which are molecules capable of damaging our cells and tissures. Anti-oxidants such as ALA are used up as they neutralize free radicals and may become depleted in situations of free radical excess as exists in many inflammation-based chronic diseases.
Studies have shown that ALA has shown benefit in diabetic neuropathy, degenerative brain disorders like dementia, certain cancers and to reverse the effects of environmental toxins.
Glutathione is a tripeptide containing glycine, cysteine and glutamate. It is the primary antioxidant produced by all cells especially the brain and liver. Glutathione is critical for elimination of a wide variety of toxins that may build up in your body and it is important for the maintenance of normal immune function. It has been shown to play a critical role in DNA synthesis and repair. Levels of glutathione has been shown in many scientific studies to be often deficient in many chronic, complex illness conditions. IV Glutathione replacement of bioidentical glutathione may reverse many of the disease-causing effects associated with this deficiency of glutathione.