What is IV Therapy?
IV Therapy is a medical technique used to administer nutrients, medications
and fluids when rapid distribution and increased absorption is the goal. IV
access avoids the first-pass metabolism in the liver. IVs are safe and are
commonly used to provide nutrients for those who are unable to consume food or
water by mouth (e.g., coma patients). IV Therapy can also be used to correct
electrolyte imbalances and rehydrate the body. At Synergy Medical, IV Therapy
is used to deliver nutrients.
The delivery of nutrients via intravenous access can be one of the most
powerful tools for transforming your health, especially if you are suffering
from a chronic condition.
Beginning in the 1900s, intravenous therapy (IV Therapy) was used in
hospitals, and later in ambulances and doctors’ offices, because it was the
fastest way to deliver medications and replace fluids throughout the human
body as they are introduced directly into the circulatory system and thus
quickly absorbed. More recently, providers have employed IV therapy as a
method for delivering vitamins, amino acids, and other essential nutrients to
With IV Therapy, the bioavailability and concentration of nutrients is higher
in the body, making absorption much easier and quicker. When nutrients are
given via IV therapy, the rate of absorption is approximately 92% vs. only 45%
(or less) when supplements are taken orally. This is a tremendous difference,
especially when you have a specific concern you are trying to address.
IV Therapy Options at Synergy Medical
At Synergy Medical in Northside Columbus, we have introduced multiple new
infusions in our practice that can be immensely helpful for patients. There
are, however, some stipulations and precautions with IV therapy. For that
reason, we will collect a health history from patients and discuss their IV
Therapy options, based on their needs and health goals.
While many IV bars have a "menu" and the client chooses what they want, we
want our patients to understand all the options while also relying on our
medical knowledge of their conditions and precautions to help them choose the
Here are some of our IV Therapy options:
Mini-Myers & Standard Myers - Once someone has tolerated
the Mini-Myers, their second infusion can be a traditional Myers cocktail.
The traditional Myers offers higher concentrations of vitamin C (ascorbic
acid), magnesium chloride, and calcium gluconate. This combination can be
great for overall wellness, improving fatigue, sleep, headaches and even
fibromyalgia. Generally, people begin to feel better after this infusion,
improving their energy levels that day and the day after and their sleep. To
notice a difference in the symptoms of a chronic disease state, at least
three infusions are normally necessary.
Get up and Go - Provides an energy boost and can improve
your metabolism. After six weeks of weekly infusions, most people feel
noticeably better and see a difference in overall energy levels. Some even
experience weight loss.
Immunity Boost is very popular in the fall and winter and
brings excellent results. It has helped to prevent worsening illness, speed
up recovery, improve energy levels and sleep during illness, and provide
protection for those around others who are sick. The Immunity Boost is not
an instant fix, so it is offered as a package of 3 to be administered a week
apart during a peak illness. Some of our patients have great results getting
it monthly during cold/flu season or during allergy season as a
Alpha- lipoic acid (ALA) is a tremendously powerful
antioxidant. It is an essential fatty acid found in every cell of the body.
It is a free-radical scavenger, which means that it finds all of the
oxidizing stressors in the body (those that cause inflammation, aging, and
deterioration of the body) and helps to get rid of them. It is incredibly
effective in decreasing inflammation for chronic diseases such as diabetes,
fibromyalgia, headaches/migraines, and heart disease. ALA can be used as an
intensive therapy to combat neuropathy, neuro-degenerative disorders
(Alzheimer’s dementia, Parkinson’s), chronic disease progression, and
Glutathione or L-Glutathione, is a powerful antioxidant,
comprised of amino acids, cysteine, glycine, and glutamic acid, that has
many functions in the body. Glutathione levels naturally decline as we age,
especially if stress, malnutrition and environmental toxins are factors in
your life. Vital to mitochondrial function, glutathione is necessary for the
production of DNA. Its unique ability to cross the blood-brain barrier means
it plays an important role in removing toxins like mercury from the brain
and other areas of the body. It is key in supporting immune function,
metabolism, forming sperm cells, tissue building and repair, and certain
enzyme functions. Because it is poorly absorbed in oral form, It can be
added in a “push” at the end of an IV session. It can help boost your
results by helping drive out toxins and decreasing oxidative stressors that
damage healthy cells and contribute to aging and certain degenerative
*Both ALA and glutathione patients can have a sickly after-effect due to
the body flushing out toxins but usually does not last more than 1-2
Vitamin-D IM (intramuscular) shot - is a great essential
nutrient for our patients living in Ohio because most of us are deficient in
Vitamin D due to lack of proper nutrition and lack of exposure to sunlight .
This injection can help combat fatigue. Your Vitamin D levels will be
monitored with labs. This is a shot that can be administered even if you are
doing infusions as well. It is a quick five-minute procedure and a good
introduction to experiencing how nutrients in forms other than oral can be
helpful. Vitamin D is also a good immune booster. Some studies have shown an
increase in the severity of flu and covid symptoms in patients whose vitamin
D levels are low.
B-12 IM shot -This injection can be great for energy and
boosting metabolism. B-12 is a water-soluble nutrient, so if you have more
than your body needs, it will simply excrete the excess in your urine – with
little to no risk of overdose.
Lipo-Mino Shot - Includes a special lipotropic fat burning
combination of methionine, inositol, choline and B12. Each of these
ingredients help the body transform fat into energy. In addition to the
lipotropic blend, Lipo-Mino also contains a mixture of B vitamins which
further helps to facilitate fat loss and increased energy. The formula is
made complete with the addition of ingredients to reduce appetite, build
muscle, and promote a healthy immune system. We use this injection with our
Healthy Habits patients, and is a powerful way to introduce people to our IV
therapy by giving them this metabolism-boosting shot.
What Conditions Can IV Therapy Help?
IV Therapy will impact everyone differently but there are some common results
people typically see. From promoting weight loss and increasing energy levels
to curing a hangover or detoxing your body, IV Therapy can be a very effective
tool for wellness. It is often used to address specific conditions, including:
- Decreased energy levels
- Weight gain
- Chronic pain
- Nutritional deficiencies
- Cardiovascular conditions
- Mental conditions like anxiety or depression
- Chronic illness
- Neuropathy and many others
How IV Therapy Works
Because illness or chronic conditions can be caused by numerous factors, there
is no one-size-fits-all approach with IV Therapy. The first step to any
treatment is to come to an accurate diagnosis. Then we can target which type
of IV Therapy is right for you.
Your provider will provide instructions on how to prepare for your
appointment. Some medications like anticoagulants or NSAIDs may need to be
The entire IV Therapy process, which includes preparation and infusion, takes
approximately 1 to 1.5 hours. Because IV Therapy delivers nutrients that may
trigger a cascade of biological responses, you may experience some soreness or
swelling in the infusion area. This heightened discomfort is normal. We
recommend taking it easy for a few days after your treatment.
Is IV Therapy Safe?
IV Therapy has an outstanding safety profile. There is no risk of disease
transmission. Talk to your provider before the procedure if you're taking any
medications that may be an issue or if you experience any severe discomfort
after your treatment.
IV Therapy in Marysville, OH
If you're in the Marysville, OH area, and you want to experience the benefits
of IV Therapy, we are here to help. Call
(937) 400-2011 today to learn what IV Therapy can do