IV Nutritional Therapies

If you are suffering from the following:

Or if you are an athlete in need of faster healing and recovery…

Then IV Nutritional Therapy may help to rejuvenate your body by replenishing nutrients that have been depleted by viruses or disease processes and help you to feel better again. For example, in the case of AMD (Macular Degeneration), we know from the AREDS2 study and other similar studies that increasing the intake of certain nutrients may slow the progression of the disease. In the case of influeza type illnesses, numerous studies have shown that high doses of Vitamin C given intravenously signficantly mitegates flu symptoms and shortens the duration of influenza type illnesses.



Adrenal Essence™ is a comprehensive blend of standardized extracts of highest quality adaptogenic herbs and three relevant B vitamins. These ingredients support the body’s stress response by aiding in adrenal hormone production and assisting in stress adaptation. The formula is designed to reduce stress-induced fatigue and exhaustion, protect tissues from free radicals and may aid in stimulating the body’s immune system.

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What is Intravenous Nutritional Therapy?

Intravenous (IV) nutritional therapy is a method of delivering vitamins, minerals and other vital nutrients to the body directly into the bloodstream. A small intravenous catheter is temporarily placed into a vein, and the nutrients can be administered slowly over a period of time that is dependent upon the nutrients that are used. For example, some nutrients can be administered over a 5 to 15 minute period; however, most intravenous infusions last approximately 30 to 45 minutes. In effect, IV Nutritional Therapy floods the cells with nutrients and can increase and optimize cellular health.

IV nutritional therapy is particularly relevant since many vitamin and mineral supplements are not well absorbed by the body. For some people, barriers exist in the gastrointestinal tract that prevent adequate absorption. But with IV nutritional therapy, we can safely deliver large doses of nutrients into a vein that would otherwise not be tolerated if administered orally. This is what we mean by flooding the cells with nutrients. Vitamins, minerals, amino acids and certain other nutrients can have an incredibly potent drug-like effect when given directly into a vein, but without the side effects of many prescription medications. All of the nutrients we use are natural and safe to be administered intravenously.

IV nutritional therapy may be needed only a few times, or needed periodically for an extended period of time. The benefits and specific protocols are dependent on the individual patient and the problems being treated.

What are the benefits of Intravenous Nutritional Therapy?

IV nutritional therapy can provide enormous health benefits depending on the conditions being treated, the specific protocols used, the number of treatments and the overall health of the patient being treated. In many respects, IV nutritional therapy is a preventive aging measure since it improves the nutritional content inside of the cells. Some of the specific benefits that patients may experience include: (1) Increased energy, (2) An overall sense of well being, (3) Improved sports performance, (4) Improved healing and recovery from sports “wear and tear” or even surgical procedures (5) Enhanced immune support, and (6) Stress relief. IV therapy is so powerful that many patients report many of these benefits within hours of receiving the treatment. Some conditions including chronic diseases like Fibromyalgia require periodic treatments in order to maintain the benefits.

Watch and learn how one patient benefitted from our customized IV Nutritional Therapy Program.

Protocols offered at Proactive Wellness include:

  • Myers’™ Cocktail
  • Glutathione
  • High Dose Vitamin C
  • Phosphatidyl Choline
  • Ultra High-Dose Vitamin C (Supportive Cancer Therapy)
  • Poly-MVA supportive therapy for cancer patients
  • Anti-Viral (chronic and acute)
  • PlacqueX therapy
  • Macular Degeneration Support Formula
  • NEW! Athletic Formula — specially formulated for increased endurance and faster recovery!
  • Glutathione/Vitamin C skin lightening formula

Pricing varies depending on the specific protocol and the number of treatments purchased and ranges from $150 per treatment to $350 per treatment for our core treatments. Some specialty IVs are more.

*Does not include the cost of an Initial Assessment, which is the first step for new patients interested in IV nutritional therapy.

What is the Myers’™ cocktail?

The Myers’™ cocktail is one of the more commonly known vitamin therapies and is sometimes referred to as the “Wellness” cocktail. It consists of Magnesium, Calcium, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B Complex and Vitamin C. People who feel run down, stressed out and fatigued may benefit tremendously from the Myers’™ cocktail. Many report that they feel completely rejuvenated after a single treatment, and the results can last from several days to several months.

What are the side effects of Intravenous Nutritional Therapy?

The most common complications of IV nutritional therapy include pain, irritation, inflammation or bruising at the injection site. Systemic complications such as an allergy to a substance can occur, but this is rare and is associated when using a solution that contains preservatives. The ingredients used in the IV nutritional therapies at Proactive Wellness Centers do not contain any preservatives. In general, these therapies are very safe, well tolerated and pose minimal if any negative side effects.

Is Intravenous Nutritional Therapy covered by medical insurance?

Most of the time IV nutritional therapy is not covered by medical insurance. However, many flexible spending accounts will reimburse for these therapies. A medical invoice or medical necessity letter will be provided upon request.

How do I get started?

The first step in considering IV nutritional therapy is to schedule  a 30 minute consult with one our providers. With your health goals combined with your detailed health history and specific issues, your doctor will outline the specific treatment plan that is most likely to help you improve your health. Ready to get started? Click here to begin our easy online registration process. In step 4, please choose either the Mini visit or Short Initial Consult with first IV.  In most cases, you can receive your first IV on the same day as your consult

Watch and learn how one patient benefitted from our customized IV Nutritional Therapy Program.

Helpful Resources for IV Therapy Patients

Proactive Wellness is not an alternative treatment center for cancer, but we do provide some supportive therapies for cancer patients.  Ultra high dose vitamin C has been shown in multiple studies to selectively be able to kill cancer cells. It is best if your oncologist is in agreement with the treatment, but ultimately it is your decision if you want to get the benefits of high dose vitamin c to help in your battle with cancer.  Read below to better understand some of the research supporting this approach.

High-Dose Vitamin C IV as adjunctive treatment for cancer patients — National Cancer Institute Reference

Here is an additional research article that provides details on the mechanism of action showing that pharmacologic concentrations (achieved only via IV) selective kills cancer cells.