When I think about the transformative results of hyperbaric and IV vitamin therapy, it reminds me of my favorite childhood show, Batman and Robin. They were the crime fighting duo that always delivered the effective 1-2 punch that took out the villians. Though they got a lot accomplished on their own, their combined power was no match for the bad guys. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) and IV vitamin therapy work together much in the same way, delivering a 1-2 punch to disease, chronic illness and aging. This powerful combination of therapies should be strongly considered if you are concerned about your longevity.
Just to explain HBOT briefly, it essentially down regulates inflammation and helps clean out the cellular “trash”. At the cellular level, HBOT reduces swelling and accelerates tissue repair and healing. It also improves organ functionality. In this way, HBOT creates the perfect environment for your body to receive the nutritional IV therapy so that you can reap the most benefit from your vitamins and minerals. Simply put, hyperbaric oxygen therapy prepares your cells to optimally receive the IV therapy.
All treatment protocols are customized with your specific health condition or concerns in mind, but here are just some of the IV therapies that we use in the office in conjunction with hyperbaric oxygen therapy:
Glutathione – “The Mother of All Antioxidants”
Although it is found naturally in your body, some of us do not produce enough glutathione. Known as the most powerful antioxidant available, glutathione is an important immune system stimulator. Maintaining optimal levels of glutathione are critical to good health as deficiency results in oxidative stress. Oxidative stress leads to the development of many diseases such as dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, liver disease, cystic fibrosis, sickle cell anemia, cancer, heart attack, stroke and diabetes. While research is still ongoing, glutathione is reported to reverse the aging process, prevent cancer, and preserve memory. The list of conditions helped with glutathione is far too much to list here because it is such an effective immune system stimulator and therefore applicable in many health concerns. I previously wrote an article “Glutathione: The Anti-Aging IV Therapy Your Body Needs” because I feel so strongly about the beneficial effects of glutathione IV therapy.
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
We all know that a strong immune system is critical to fighting disease. IV Vitamin C has been proven to be a powerful immune system booster and has shown excellent benefits in cancer therapy treatment, both as a support during chemotherapy and as a natural therapy for those seeking an alternative cancer treatment protocol. IV Vitamin C is also widely using in my practice for those suffering from Lyme disease, fighting viruses or bacteria, as well as overall immune system support.
When given intravenously, high levels of vitamin C in the blood generate the production of hydrogen peroxide, a known toxin to cancer cells. The production of hydrogen peroxide acts as a pro-oxidant. A pro-oxidant is a substance that triggers oxidative stress by increasing free radicals, reactive molecules known to damage cells. Pro-oxidants cause cancer cell death due to the low levels of anti-oxidant properties present in tumor cells. This cell death mechanism is similar to some cancer medication therapies but without the toxic side effects.
Don’t get excited that I am recommending a prescription for Happy Hour, because this cocktail is very different. Formulated more than 30 years ago by John Myers, MD, the Myers cocktail is the most common nutrition IV therapy. This potent solution contains a specially balanced combination of vitamin and minerals including magnesium, calcium, B vitamins and vitamin C. It is given intravenously to aid in the treatment of a range of ailments and increase energy.
Poly MVA is widely popular as a cancer therapy that works by destroying cells with an altered cellular metabolism such as those found in malignant cancer cells. Poly MVA also increases energy, reduces fatigue, reduces brain fog, decreases neuropathy pain, enhances overall health, promotes well being and provides nutritional support for those with nutrient depletion caused during chemotherapy or radiation treatments. Impossible for most drugs, Poly MVA crosses the blood brain barrier making it an excellent choice when no other options are available.
Initially developed as a treatment for malaria, Artesunate is now being found to be an effective cancer fighting tool when used in conjunction with IV Vitamin C. The synergystic effect of Artesunate administered with IV vitamin C provides significant advantages for improved survival, increased tumor sensitivity to chemotherapy, reduced side effects of chemo, and improved energy, appetite, and quality of life. We also use Artesunate as a treatment option for our Lyme disease patients due to it’s strong antiviral and parasite killing properties.
Know better as the traditional Indian spice, turmeric, curcumin has been shown to have incredible health benefits for centuries as an inflammation fighter. People with chronic pain or neuropathy respond very well to curcumin treatment. IV Curcumin therapy is also being used as an effective cancer therapy and liver disease treatment. Curcumin has the ability to regulate the production of blood vessels which cancers require to maintain their high sugar and amino acid fuel needs.
These are just a few of the powerful, all-natural IV therapies that we use in cominbation with hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Chelation is another tool we use to remove toxic heavy metals from the body which we are finding to be much more prevalent in our patient population than just a few years ago. I will discuss chelation in more detail in an upcoming article, but the most effective treatment protocol can only be determined after a complete workup including laboratory studies and a thorough medical history review and examination. Make an appointment with me today to figure out what your 1-2 punch combination is to knock out the bad guys in your body.