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Oral and IV Nutraceuticals

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Nutraceuticals offered at IM of CNY and their ingredients:

  • High Dose Vitamin C: (Ascorbic Acid-may be sourced from corn) HDVC has been used in therapies for bacterial infections, a variety of viral infections, and as a therapy for cancer (mainly to improve quality of life, to slow cancer progression, and to reduce cancer treatment related side effects).

  • Glutathione:   Master antioxidant that decreases with age. Glutathione is one of the most important elements in the body. It protects us from oxidative stress, helps us detoxify, and plays a key role in the regulation of our neurotransmitters.

  • Basic Myers (Special Order):  Magnesium, Calcium Gluconate, Potassium, Sodium Bicarbonate, Zinc, B complex, B6, Ascorbic acid in 250 ml of Normal Saline. Typical time in the infusion room is less than one hour. The Myers cocktail is an intravenous vitamin and mineral formula for the treatment of a wide range of clinical conditions. It has been found to be effective against asthma attacks, migraines, fatigue (including chronic fatigue syndrome), fibromyalgia, acute muscle spasms, upper respiratory tract infections, chronic sinusitis, seasonal allergic rhinitis, cardiovascular disease, and other disorders.

  • Super Myers (Special Order):  Same ingredients as Basic Myers with higher amounts of Magnesium, Potassium, Zinc, and Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), in 500 ml of Normal Saline. Typical time in the infusion room is less than 1 ½ hours.

  • Immune Resilience (Special Order):  Magnesium, Tralement, Zinc, B complex, B6, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) in Normal Saline. Typical time in the infusion room is less than 1 ½ hours. Having a healthy immune system is vital in fighting off illnesses, recovering from illnesses, injuries, and recovery from cancer treatment. An infusion for optimal energy and a healthy immune system. This drip includes powerful antioxidants which rev-up your metabolic processes, enhance energy production, reduce the effects of stress, help your body “bounce back”, improve quality of sleep, maintain healthy nervous system, and will fuel your body and support resilience. 

  • Restore (Special Order): Amino Acids, Magnesium, Potassium, Sodium Bicarbonate, B complex, B6, Ascorbic Acid, NAC in Lactated Ringers. Intravenous solution of amino acids (the building blocks that make up all the proteins in our bodies) enhance athletic performance and decrease muscle loss. Not only do these building blocks account for the essential amino acids in muscle proteins, but they also work together to promote the building, healing, and repair of muscle tissue. These basic amino acids are specially formulated to be able to penetrate and positively influence the brain, by decreasing cravings, reducing stress levels, and improving clarity of mind.  

  • Flare Repair (Special Order):  Magnesium, Calcium Gluconate, Potassium, B Complex, B6, Ascorbic Acid, NAC in Lactated Ringers.  Typical time in the infusion room is less than 1 ½ hours. Flare Repair is designed to reduce symptoms of migraines, detoxify your immune system, and provide support in recovery from Herxheimer reactions.

  • Energize (Special Order):  Magnesium, Calcium gluconate, Zinc, Tralement, B6, B Complex, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) in Normal Saline.  Typical time in the infusion room is less than one hour. High levels of stress may cause trouble sleeping, high blood pressure, anxiety, and decreased energy. Your body’s immune system slows down when under stress which can lead to adrenal fatigue. Energize infusion has ingredients to support your adrenal glands, increase energy levels and combat feelings of fatigue.

  • Alpha Lipoic Acid (Special Order):  Typical time in the infusion room is less than 1 ½ hours. Alpha lipoic acid is a powerful antioxidant recognized for its many benefits including better health. ALA is found in every cell of your body and is produced in your cells. However, stress, disease, medications, toxins and aging can lead to reduced levels of alpha lipoic acid.

  • Infuvite: Ascorbic acid (corn source), Vitamins: A, K, D3, B1, B2, B6, B12, E. Niacinamide, Dexpanthenol, Biotin, Folic acid, in Dextrose water solution. Infuvite can support the body’s normal resistance and repair processes.

 
Injections Offered:
  • Methylcobalamine (Natural form) B 12 injections: Benefits include: Improved energy and stamina, Improved sleep quality and duration, higher metabolism, improved mental clarity, balanced immune system.

  • CoQ10 (Coenzyme Q10 Ubiquinone) injections:  Benefits include: Supports cardiovascular health, promotes healthy energy production at the cellular level, provides powerful antioxidant support. Patients who have the following conditions may benefit from CoQ10: Parkinson’s disease, heart conditions, statin myopathy and migraines.

IV Antibiotics Offered:

  • Ceftriaxone (Rocephin): Per Physician order-labs will be required.

  • Azithromycin (Zithromax): Per Physician Order-labs and EKG’s will be required.

Ingredients at a Glance:

  • Magnesium Sulfate/Chloride: Magnesium helps the body keep a regular heartbeat, ensures proper muscle and nerve function, and ensures the body can make enough energy. It has a relaxing, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effect on our body. It is critical for metabolic processes, cell growth and reproduction and is involved in hundreds of enzyme processes affecting every aspect of life. It is not only essential for maintaining good health, but also for detoxification and the treatment of numerous diseases.

  • Calcium Gluconate: added to treat or prevent low calcium levels. In addition to strong bones, calcium is important for the muscles to work properly, nervous system communication, blood clotting, and normal heartbeat control.

  • Zinc: works to ensure proper thyroid function, providing energy and cell strength. Zinc also strengthens the immune system and helps with wound healing. It helps with the senses of taste and smell and can help provide proper sleep.

  • Sodium Ascorbate (Vitamin C): a six-carbon compound related to glucose. It is naturally in citrus fruits and many vegetables. Ascorbic acid is an essential nutrient in human diets and is necessary to maintain connective tissue and bone. Its biologically active form, vitamin C, functions as a reducing agent and coenzyme in several metabolic pathways. Vitamin C is considered an antioxidant when given in low doses and a pro-oxidant at high doses.

  • B-complex: a combination of B vitamins used to treat or prevent vitamin deficiency due to poor diet, certain illnesses, alcoholism, or during pregnancy. B Vitamins are important building blocks of the body and body systems. B-complex includes thiamine, riboflavin, niacin/niacinamide, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, and pantothenic acid.

  • Pyridoxine (Vitamin B-6): is needed by your body to get the energy from the foods you eat, produce red blood cells, and for proper nerve function. It is used to treat and prevent vitamin B-6 deficiency that could occur from certain medications, medical conditions, or diet.

  • Methylcobalamine (Vitamin B-12): works with the other B vitamins to help proper nerve function and communication, along with proper red blood cell production.

  • Sodium Bicarbonate: Used as a pH buffering agent, and as an electrolyte replenisher, systemic alkalizer. Upon dissociation, sodium bicarbonate forms sodium and bicarbonate ions. Ion formation increases plasma bicarbonate and buffers excess hydrogen ion concentration, resulting in increased blood ph.

  • Potassium Chloride: Potassium maintains intracellular tonicity, is required for nerve conduction, cardiac, skeletal, and smooth muscle contraction, production of energy, the synthesis of nucleic acids, maintenance of blood pressure and normal kidney function.

  • Tralement: A multiple mineral solution that provides Zinc, Copper, Manganese, and Selenium. Minerals are essential for many body systems.

  • Amino Acids: the building blocks that make up all the proteins in our bodies including leucine, isoleucine, lysine, valine, phenylalanine, histidine, threonine, methionine, tryptophan, alanine, arginine, glycine, proline, serine, and tyrosine.

  • NAC: N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) is used by the body to build antioxidants. It helps with detoxification, supportive to the liver, lungs, and the brain.

  • Vitamin A: a collective name for a group of fat-soluble compounds involved in immune function, vision, reproduction, and cellular communication.

  • Vitamin D3: A fat-soluble vitamin that helps your body absorb calcium and phosphorus.

  • Niacinamide: A form of vitamin B3, an essential nutrient that supports immunity skin health and protects against oxidative stress.

  • Dexpanthenol: a derivative of pantothenic acid, a B complex vitamin, helps with the body’s energy generation by assisting with the production and use of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats.

  • Vitamin E: A collective name for a group of fat-soluble compounds with distinctive antioxidant properties. It is involved in immune function, regulation of gene expression and other metabolic processes.

  • Vitamin K: A group of fat-soluble vitamins that play a role in blood clotting, bone metabolism and regulating blood calcium levels. The body needs vitamin K to produce prothrombin.

  • Folic Acid: (Vitamin B9) Helps the body make new cells, including proteins and DNA. It can also help make blood cells properly and prevent too much blood cell breakdown (known as anemia).

  • Biotin: (Vitamin H) A water soluble vitamin involved in a wide range of metabolic processes related to utilization of fats, carbohydrates, and amino acids. Commonly used for hair loss, brittle nails, and other conditions.

  • Normal Saline: An isotonic solution, a mixture of salt(sodium) and water used as a fluid replacement. Used in many nutraceutical infusions.  

  • Lactated Ringers: An isotonic fluid containing sodium chloride, potassium chloride, calcium chloride and sodium lactate in sterile water. Used in many nutraceutical infusions. 

Potential Side Effects:

 

Your IM of CNY Provider will discuss the specialty infusion ordered for you at your consult. There are potential side effects involved in using IV nutraceuticals most of which are mild and transient, including but not limited to an unforeseen allergic reaction, rash, nausea, dizziness, fatigue, abnormal blood sugar levels, fever and chills, possible pain and discomfort at the injection site, thrombophlebitis, headaches, and abdominal discomfort. Extremely rare but potential side effects may include temporary abnormality of kidney and liver function tests.

Before Starting Nutraceutical Infusions:

 

Inform your IM of CNY provider of any prescribed medications, over the counter medicines, vitamins, or herbal supplements you are taking.  Let your doctor know of any current or past medical conditions. If receiving any infusion with high dose vitamin C, please inform staff or your provider if you have any corn allergies.

Other items to inform your doctor about: 

  • If you have potassium deficiency

 

  • If you are currently taking digoxin

 

  • If you have hypercalcemia

 

  • If you are known to be allergic to any of the ingredients

 

  • If you have severe liver problems

 

  • If you have kidney problems

 

  • If you have edema (swelling of the arms or legs)

 

  • If you are pregnant or intend to become pregnant

 

  • If you are breastfeeding

  • If you have an allergy to corn.

Keep in mind:

 

  • Many of these supplements help regulate heart rate and lower blood pressure.

 

  • Watch for signs of low blood pressure which can be dizziness, fatigue, and light headedness.

 

  • Inform your healthcare provider of any infusion site reactions or any other adverse reactions.  Higher doses of Sodium Ascorbate can lead to mild hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and thirst (dehydration).

Additional Information:

 

  • Dr. Heidi Puc and/or her associate(s) will review and decide if the infusion/injection is appropriate for you.

 

  • Labs may be required to be ordered and checked before infusions as well as periodically during nutraceutical infusion treatment.

 

  • Special Order Infusions will need to be prepaid before ordering and scheduled with Nursing (please note-we can only schedule when any lab requirements are satisfied, and prepayment has been completed).

 

  • Your first infusion of a specific nutraceutical will be a little longer appointment as your Infusion nurse will provide education, obtain consent, and check your vital signs before and after your initial infusion.

 

  • Please check with team members for current pricing.