What is IV Nutritional Therapy?

IV Nutritional Therapy (Intravenous Nutritional Therapy) is the process of administering nutrients into a vein directly into your bloodstream.  Nutrients consist of a variety of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids.

Depending on the IV, infusion rates vary from 30 minutes to 4 hours.

To ensure the proper safety of each patient, individuals interested and/or seeking IV therapy must first meet with a doctor, then undergo blood work evaluation.  Following initial workup, a patient may then schedule an IV appointment.  This is to make the doctor aware of any health concerns or underlying conditions, so that appropriate doses and drip rates are used.


What are the benefits?

IV nutrition is the fastest way available to replenish chronically depleted nutrient reserves. By infusing directly into a vein and bypassing the gastro-intestional system, the nutrients are delivered directly to the cell.  This way one can achieve vastly higher concentrations of nutrients without upsetting the stomach.
For example, you may be only able to take 2 or 3 grams of vitamin C by mouth, but we commonly infuse 40 to 50 grams of Vitamin C without digestive upset.  Another example is iron.  Oral iron is poorly absorbed, interacts with other nutrients and medications, and causes constipation.  IV iron take 20 minutes to infuse, is extremely well tolerated and most women need only 4 infusions.

Is IV Therapy Safe?

We have been administering Intravenous and Intramuscular Nutritional Therapy to our patients for over 15 years.  We can say it is a safe and effective way to deliver high levels of  nutrients directly to your cells.

What kinds of substances do we use?

  • Vitamins (example – Vitamin A, C, B complex, B-12)
  • Minerals (example – Magnesium, Calcium, Selenium, iron)
  • Amino acids (example – Tryptophan, Tyrosine)
  • Detoxification nutrients (example – Glutathione, EDTA)
  • Nerve repair nutrients (example – Vitamin B12, Llipoic acid, Phosphotidyl Choline)
  • Anti-Inflammation (Lipoic Acid)
  • Immune Enhancement (Vitamin C, B complex)

What is it used for?

We use IV treatments to boost energy, help the body detoxify, promote better sleep, enhance our immune system, decrease inflammation, support the liver, help combat chronic infections like Lyme Disease and cold viruses, enhance tissue repair in conditions such as macular degeneration (we call it  Macular Regeneration) and others.  Occasional blood testing ensures the safety of this valuable therapy.

Atherosclerosis Cancer – Adjunctive Treatment
Fatigue Inflammatory Disorders
Arthritis Immune System Boost
Hepatitis Liver Support
Macular Degeneration Relaxation
Detoxification Nerve Repair
Heavy Metal Detoxification Lyme Disease Nutritional Support
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Allergy
Depression Anxiety
Fatty Liver High Blood Pressure
Insomnia Migraine Headaches
PMS Respiratory Infections
Muscle Spasms and Cramps

IV Menu

Descriptions of the different IV Nutritional Therapy available at North Coast Family Health

Slow down the aging process, gain more energy, and take back some of those youthful years. The main molecule in this infusion, NAD+, promotes the protection of DNA and mitochondrial productivity. Compelling studies also reveal the effectiveness of NAD+ in reducing addictions.

Replete important co-factors and nutrients vital to recovery and performance. This “Sprint” formula offers a quick burst of nutrients in a small bag for athletes/individuals short on time.

Workouts and athletic performances, utilize of great amounts of nutrient reserves. This “Ultra” bag offers high amounts of amino acids, vitamins, and minerals crucial for immune function, cellular damage prevention, tissue repair, and optimal physiological performance.

Get ready for that big exam, presentation, or project with this small bag of nutrients, formulated with B-vitamins, taurine, and other mitochondrial nutrients, to provide quick mental energy and the focus you need.

Nutrition aimed at increasing serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine, and acetylcholine to improve attention, focus, and mental stamina. This IV combines the Baby Genius IV with a separate bag of Phosphatidyl choline.Best with Glutathione push following IV drip.

Through the use of a highly specialized micronutrient test, assessing both intracellular and extracellular nutrients, we are able to determine your individual bio-physiological needs. Once the results are obtained, we will make a custom IV bag unique to you.

We are surrounded by stress. Stress has far-reaching effects on our physiology. While there are many stress management techniques, this IV provides another tool to help quickly manage stress. Formulated with minerals, vitamins, and specialized amino acids to promote relaxation.

Our bodies are constantly detoxifying. In addition to external toxic exposures such as smoke, alcohol consumption, pumping gas, stepping in to a new car, our bodies are also detoxifying from metabolites produced normal metabolic processes. This IV helps aid the detoxification process and promote healthy liver function. Following the IV, a glutathione push will be administered.

If there was ever one, this may be it! This lipoic acid complex has many powerful benefits to offset abnormal cell growth, support metabolism and cellular function, raise energy levels, protect cellular DNA, and provide multi-minerals and anti-oxidants.

Glutathione is the most potent antioxidantthe body synthesizes and is critical for protecting against oxidative stress, inflammation, and cardiovascular disease. Glutathione trials also show neuro-protective properties, in addition to immune function, and efficient detoxification pathways.

A healthy digestive tract (aka “gut) is paramount in maintaining overall good health. The ingredients in this formula promote a healthy intestinal lining. In addition, this IV provides high doses of amino acids, vitamins, and minerals, which is particularly therapeutic in individuals with malabsorption disorders.

Water accounts for 60% of the total body weight – and for good reason. Oftentimes, many conditions are the result of poor cellular hydration leading to mineral imbalances, reduced nerve conduction, poor nutrient transport, and diminished metabolic processes. This IV has added nutrients to enhance the hydration process.

This IV will help you get over the “hump” with that illness or fatigue that is slowing you down. Formulated with nutrients to boost white blood cell production, enhance immune function, and promote antioxidant activity.

Whether you love it or not, there’s no denying, traveling can take it out of you. Circadian rhythm disruption combined with dehydration as a result of travel can leave you reeling like you need another vacation. Luckily this IV can promote restorative sleep, hydrate your cells, and get you the nourishment you need.

Sometimes the grip of a migraine headache is just too much to bear. The nutrients in this IV will help promote nerve relaxation, and pain relief.

This supercharged nutrient bag restores nutrient stores needed for optimal functioning. If you’re looking for a general, broad-spectrum nutrient bag to boost overall nutrient stores, then this is the one for you!

The day following a night of letting loose can have its consequences. Headache, dehydration, oxidative stress, and loss of nutrients all play a role in “acute alcohol withdrawal”. With this IV, those symptoms won’t last too long.

Burnout, fatigue, rundown, frequent infections…sound familiar? Most likely due to chronic stress, malnourishment, and poor sleep, this IV offers great support to help you restore and recharge. Formulated with targeted nutrients in a “small” bag to get you going.

Glycine, proline, biotin, taurine, and manganese are a few of the nutrients in this formulation, targeted to promote healthy skin and connective tissue. When combined with a healthy diet and proper hydration, your skin and ligaments will be resilient and healthy.

Whether you are planning for a surgical procedure or have already had one, this IV will provide tissue support, and promote healing. Formulated with amino acids, minerals, and vitamins for optimal healing time.

Case Studies: Patients Responding to IV Nutrition Therapy


Rosalie came to our clinic because she was tired on a beautiful summer day. In fact, she had been tired for six months and was now getting worse. She seemed to be extremely susceptible to any virus as she frequently caught bronchitis and was the first to become ill at her school. She needed help.

We began nutritional supplementation and IV nutrition to address her allergies and fatigue. After three IV treatments Rosalie reported that her energy was “100% better” and that she’d been preparing herself for the coming school year. The following fall she did catch a virus, which promptly resolved without complication, and is maintaining her energy at levels adequate for her busy schedule.


We are pleased to report that another patient with macular degeneration had vision improvement with intravenous nutritional therapy.

His father went blind from the disease, and our patient wanted to reverse the degeneration that was occurring in one of his eyes. At the beginning of IV treatment, we tested him with an Amsler Grid to determine the extent of vision loss. After receiving five IV’s, he was tested again and showed a dramatic improvement of his peripheral vision loss!

This proves once again when given the proper building blocks, the body is supported in to heal.

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