IV Therapy Specialist
Daniel Lebowitz, MD, welcomes you to schedule a nutritional IV therapy consultation at World Wellness Health Institute in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania. He reviews your medical history, talks about intravenous therapy, and works together with you to determine whether you may need a boost of nutrients and antioxidants to support your immune system, improve healing, or increase sports performance.
IV Therapy Q & A
What’s IV Therapy?
Intravenous (IV) therapy gives your body the optimal amount of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other supplements by delivering them directly into your bloodstream. Bypassing the small intestine means you can quickly get a higher dose of nutrients to your body’s cells.
All of the nutrients you need can be combined in 1 dose, and administered through the IV at 1 time. Some of the benefits gained from IV therapy include:
- Increased energy
- Improved healing and recovery from sports injuries
- Immune support
- Stress relief
- Increase sports performance
What nutrients are administered using IV therapy?
IV therapy can be individualized to meet each person’s nutritional needs, but Dr. Lebowitz often administers 3 types of IV therapy:
Myers cocktail: The Myers cocktail contains a diverse range of nutrients designed to promote overall wellness, increase metabolism, and support the immune system. This cocktail contains magnesium, calcium, selenium, manganese, zinc, vitamin C, vitamin B complex, and vitamins B12, B5, and B6. The procedures takes about 20-30 minutes as the infusion is pumped into your bloodstream slowly.
Glutathione: Glutathione is 1 of the body’s most powerful antioxidants. It’s essential for detoxifying your body, keeping your metabolism working, and preventing cell damage. Glutathione deficiency contributes to aging and chronic disease. IV therapy with glutathione supports the immune system and boosts healing and recovery in people who are sick.
Vitamin C: Ascorbic acid, or vitamin C, is well known as an important antioxidant. In addition to fighting free radicals (reactive molecules that harm healthy cells), vitamin C administered intravenously can help support the immune system, assist wound healing, improve skin, and lower the risk of heart disease and stroke.
What health conditions benefit from IV therapy?
Your body needs a specific amount of all the essential vitamins and minerals to work properly and keep you healthy. As a result, being low in nutrients leads to diverse health problems. If blood tests show you have any deficiencies, IV therapy offers an excellent treatment method.
Some of the most common health problems that may benefit from IV therapy include:
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Inflammatory disorders
- Lyme disease
- Respiratory infections
- Nutritional support during chemotherapy
Dr. Lebowitz takes time to talk with you about your medical history and to learn about your symptoms. Blood tests to screen for nutrient levels help decide on the best therapy. While it sounds harmless to inject nutrients, IV therapy is approached like any medical treatment, with the goal of improving your health.
*Individual results may vary