Good Health in a Bag!
We offer a wide variety of IV therapies such as, ozone, ultraviolet light, nutritional, and stem cell. This will help us address immune function, deficiencies, and work to enhance natural function as well as treatments such as stem cells for a more targeted and comprehensive approach to health and anti-aging.
Full-Service IV Therapy
IV Therapy is the concept of introducing high doses of nutritional components such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids, anti-oxidants, and other compounds, as well as oxygen and light, into the circulatory system via intravenous infusion.
Essential nutrition such as B vitamins, magnesium, glutathione and more, are depleted in our food and the soil to which our food is grown; yet are responsible for thousands and thousands of processes in the body. Replenishing these vital components allow for efficiency upgrades at a cellular level effecting foundational cellular pieces such as cell membrane, mitochondria, ATP production, RNA, DNA, etc., and furthermore help to boost the immune system and repair natural exposure or damage through things such as free radicals, the sun, athletic performance, injury, and medications or substance abuse. These boosts also simultaneously help the body to fight pathogenic invaders such as viruses, bacteria, yeast and fungus.
- How IV Therapy Works
- Benefits of IV Therapy
- Ozone and Chelation Therapy
- Ultraviolet Light Therapy
- Our Nutritive
- Amino Acids
- Glutathione + NAC
How IV Therapy Works
The circulatory system is responsible for delivering oxygen and nutrition through the body. Hence, low circulation or low levels of nutrition and oxygen deprive the body of essential building blocks required to not only live healthy, but to prevent and fight disease. Every day we are bombarded with variables that may make it difficult to consume proper nutrition; making IV therapy a great resource and method to maintaining or regaining health.
Even for those of us who make huge efforts to be active and healthy though lifestyle and diet are either:
- Not able to get a variety or absorb large amounts of what we take in, or
- Unable to “beat” the aging process.
This means that even if you are not sick or low in energy, you can use Nutritional IV Therapy as an anti-aging approach. Many of the ingredients in IV Therapy, help diminish the natural breakdown and depletion we all face as we age.
Benefits of IV Therapy
There are two main benefits to doing it this way:
- IV bypasses the gut for a much higher and quicker, assimilation or absorption rate. The circulatory system carries the nutrition throughout the body and into tissues and organs at a faster rate, also absorbing a higher percentage of the nutrition versus eating the food orally, then waiting for the gut to process the food and then deliver it’s benefits.
- Using intravenous methods allow practitioners to administer much greater doses of nutrition. For example, one might be able to take 1-5 grams of Vitamin C orally through a supplement but a practitioner can deliver up to 150 grams intravenously. This provides a greater opportunity to create change in the body and to do it more rapidly. Therefore not only delivering nutrition for a therapeutic effect but to treat disease.
Nutritional IV Therapy is very easy to administer with little to no risk. We always evaluate each of our patients and do proper testing and examination to determine which IV ingredients would best serve you and your health care needs and health goals. Whether looking to continue on as a healthy, active athlete or worried your health has taken a turn for the worst, Nutritional IV Therapy could be a great option for you.
Ozone and Chelation Therapy
Decreased oxygen utilization and resulting mitochondrial decay appears to be the single most important determinant of health, aging and degenerative disease. Decreased oxygen utilization causes degenerative disease through the combined action of increased free radical formation and decreased anti-oxidant buffering capacity. These factors ultimately destroy the mitochondria through a process referred to as mitochondrial decay. Oxygen deficiency can be toxic to the cell by exacerbating free radical generation in mitochondrial membranes at the site of electron transport.
Ozone in biological systems interacts with double bonds found in amino acids and lipids to form peroxides called ozonides, not free radicals, which is one of the advantages that ozone therapy has over other oxidative therapies such as hyperbaric oxygen or hydrogen peroxide. Ozonides are able to penetrate cell membranes and increase oxygen utilization by increasing the production of NAD+, a critical molecule involved in cellular respiration.
A significant advantage of chelation therapy with EDTA is that it improves the circulation to vital organs of the body. It is also an excellent preventive treatment for those who have had angioplasty, stents or bypass surgery. Abnormal tissue calcium deposition, impaired circulation and free radical oxidative damage are inevitable consequences of aging. EDTA decreases the formation of free radicals by altering the ferric/ferrous ratio and has been identified as a specific anti-aging therapy by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.
Additional benefit of chelation therapy is the removal of heavy metals, a common environmental toxin. Arsenic, lead, mercury, cadmium, nickel and aluminum are major heavy metals that are known to cause a variety of diseases. Heavy metals decrease oxygen utilization by interrupting hemoglobin synthesis which causes functional anemia, bind to hemoglobin to decrease oxygen carrying capacity and also bind to various cytochromes which critical for mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation.
Ultraviolet Light Ultraviolet (UV) light therapy is yet another potent immunomodulatory treatment we use here at Anatara Medicine. Even dating back to the 1870s, it was understood that UV light was extremely efficient at eliminating bacteria. A number of prominent physicians of that era recommended using UV light to destroy infectious organisms in the blood. Finsen was one of the first researchers to irradiate blood with UV light, and in 1903, he won the Nobel Prize in Medicine for his work in treating the blood of three hundred lupus patients with ultraviolet light.
he next major innovation in the therapy came in 1928, when American researchers E. Knott and V. Hancock used a device that made extracorporeal ultraviolet blood irradiation (UVBI) possible. They conducted the first successful treatment of septic infection with the therapy. Later work revealed that UV light has a positive influence on the immune, respiratory, and hormonal systems.
During the early years of UVBI therapy, Dr. E. K. Knott and his associates sought to explain how the treatment obtains its therapeutic effects. Research has identified two probable modes:
- The first explanation is that the ultraviolet irradiation destroys bacteria and viruses in the extracted blood and creates a kind of “vaccination effect.” In other words, when the irradiated blood returns to the body, the immune system identifies the dead bacteria and viruses in it. It then seeks out and destroys the same bacteria and viruses in the non-irradiated blood in the rest of the body.
- The second explanation is that when the small fraction of irradiated blood is reinfused, it begins to spread throughout the entire volume of blood in the body. These irradiated blood cells give off secondary radiation destroys viruses, bacteria, and toxins. In addition, it activates white blood cells. Strong evidence strongly suggests that UVBI therapy has a prophylactic action against cancer. A study in East Germany measured the number of mutations produced by chromosomes. After six sessions of UVBI therapy, researchers found that the number of chromosomal mutations diminished. These doctors believe that UVBI therapy can actually stimulate DNA repair.
So why has UV light treatment been regarded as a new therapy? A host of new antibiotics and vaccines were introduced in the 1950s, and the medical industry was so enthusiastic to use these products because for many illnesses, such as hepatitis and pneumonia, although UVBI treatment was clearly superior. Thankfully, interest in UVBI therapy was rekindled two decades later in Russia.
The Nutritive IV contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents which work to help:
- Tissue recovery and repair
- Increase immunity
- Enhance overall functioning
- Vitamins B-5, B-6, B-12, C
- B Complex
Our Nutritive formula helps to alleviate conditions such as:
- Muscle Cramps
Our Nutritive is especially effective as an adjunctive feature our longevity treatment plans for:
- Prepping the body for additional therapies such as stem cells
- Activating stem cells
- Fighting disease
- Dealing with infections
- Rebuilding bioavailable nutrition
Provides the building blocks for protein synthesis, which promotes wound healing and reduces the rate of protein breakdown in the body. This IV can be used for patients requiring short-term nutritional therapy who cannot receive adequate nutrients through diet. By providing an outside source of protein, patients can maintain or gain weight. Therefore, this IV is indicated for individuals with significant unintentional weight loss resulting from cancer, impaired gastrointestinal absorption or other causes.
Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide (NAD+)
Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) is an important coenzyme found naturally within the living cells of all mammals. NAD+ is actually the oxidized form of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide. It is derived from Vitamin B3 or Niacin and is essential for cells to make energy.
NAD+ plays a crucial role in the cellular metabolism. Without taking you too far back to high school chemistry class, NAD+ helps to transfer energy from the foods you eat into usable cellular energy called ATP. All cells need ATP energy to function at optimum capacity. ATP is fuel for the body, especially heart and skeletal muscle and brain function.
By the way… NADH is also known as “CoEnzyme 1” and is necessary to convert CoEnzyme Q10 into an antioxidant. Taking CoQ supplements without adequate NADH misses the full potential of CoQ.
The enzymes that catalyze energy production as well as the mitochondria itself can be damaged by numerous toxins that cause oxidative or free radical damage, including cigarette smoke, drugs, electromagnetic waves from cell phones and wi-fi, and a plethora of chemicals including pthalates, parabens, pesticides, benzene, styrene, toluene, and more. Even the normal production of energy naturally produces free radicals that can cause oxidative damage to the mitochondria.
Nutritional deficiencies, lack of exercise and chronic stress are also issues that can impair mitochondrial energy production.
The bottom line is that NAD+ levels within the body gradually decrease as we age. The result? Less efficient metabolism on a cellular level. Decreased NAD+ levels can have a devastating effect on all areas of the body and contributes to the common telltale signs of aging, such as:
- Age spots
- Brain Fog
- Dry Skin
- Fine Lines
- Forgetfulness or Memory Loss
- Hearing loss
- Increased Fat Storage (especially dangerous liver and belly fat)
- Insulin Resistance
- Loss of Muscle
- Sagging Skin
- Thinning Hair
- Vascular Inflammation
- Visual loss
- Whitening or Graying of the Hair
NAD+ in a nutshell:
- Over 150+ scientific studies published
- Cofactor found in all living cells essential for cellular metabolism
- Redox molecule
- Necessary to produce ATP
- Many anti-aging properties
- Supports healthy brain function (i.e. clarity, concentration, brain fog, disease)
What if there was a way to get a compound that could turn back time, restore energy, improve athletic performance, bring back clarity of thought, reverse depression and help cure cravings for alcohol and drugs even in the most addicted individuals into your system most efficiently?
NAD IV has been used since the 1960s to help individuals detoxify from alcohol and opioid dependencies. Compelling research has shown that supplementing with NAD+ may help you withdraw from addictive substances safely, overcome anxiety and depression, handle acute and chronic stress more effectively, and cope better with PTSD.
Clinics across the US including Anatara Medicine and SF Stem Cell Center are starting to use IV infusions of NAD+ to help people withdraw from drug and alcohol addiction with minimal symptoms in as little as 7-14 days of treatment. These individuals report feeling calm and content and say they lost their “cravings” after a full course of treatment.
And NAD+ may actually prolong life, protect DNA, slow down aging and help restore function in neurodegenerative illness due to its effects on the genes that govern aging.
This IV aims to undo that process by replenishing NAD+. Using IV infusion therapy we administer this anti-aging compound directly into your blood circulation so your cells have access to as much as they need.
Between 3-14 consecutive days of NAD+ therapy combined with amino acid infusions, minerals, and B-Vitamins are typically recommended for full effect. Treatment is tailored to your individual needs after a detailed consultation.
The human brain is nearly 60 percent fat. We’ve learned in recent years that fatty acids are among the most crucial molecules that determine your brain’s integrity and ability to perform.
A fatty tissue called the myelin sheath protects nerve cells. This sheath is much like insulation around an electrical wire. Neurological diseases occur when this protective myelin sheath is damaged and nerve cells are exposed and malfunctioning, or not communicating the way they should.
This means that fat is essential to keeping our brain and nervous system functioning well not only now but as we age. Eating essential fatty acids and omega fats is crucial to preventing diseases such as MS, ALS, and Parkinson’s.
Fat is also an essential component to improving cellular uptake of other nutrients as well as detox cells of unwanted substances.
Phosphatidylcholines (PC) are a class of phospholipids (lipid = fatty acid), which are incorporated into cell membranes, and improves its integrity and serves to improve the transport of nutrients and export toxins across the cell membrane. It is also a precursor to acetylcholine, a major neurotransmitter, via its intermediary choline.
The “PK Protocol” named after originator Patricia Kane PhD, involves IV push of lower doses of stabilized PC known as Essentiale–N.
Essentiale-N has been applied clinically for neurodetoxification and for the treatment of neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s, MS, and ALS, as well as Lymes, CFIDS, fibromyalgia, autism, hepatitis, and mood disorders.
Yet on another level, Essentiale-N can also be give as a “precursor” to any other nutrient IVs in order to help the cellular absorption of those specific nutrients such as Vitamin C, minerals, curcumin, and B vitamins.
Used as an anti-aging strategy, this potent substance can slow down the degenerative process on many levels and keep our most precious assets, our brains and nerves, from degrading and leading to unwanted devastating disorders. Consider Essentiale-N as one of your regular IV choices for anti-aging.
Glutathione + NAC
Glutathione is one of the most abundant anti-oxidants in the body. At certain times and at certain ages, we possibly make ample amounts. As we age and become exposed to poor diet, chronic disease, infections and external stressors and toxins, it is likely our natural glutathione levels decrease. Yet, we need it – it is vitally important to our body’s ability to manage oxidative stress among other things. Glutathione is naturally found in foods like broccoli, avocado, okra, asparagus, melon, kale, and sweet potatoes.
Glutathione is known to protect against many diseases and conditions, in part due to its ability to reduce oxidative stress, such as alcoholism, Alzheimer’s disease, asthma, atherosclerosis, cataracts, chronic fatigue syndrome, colitis, diabetes, glaucoma, heart disease, hepatitis, high cholesterol, liver disease, osteoarthritis, Lyme disease, and Parkinson’s disease.
Glutathione is especially known to support immune function as well as brain function. Patients with Parkinson’s show depleted levels of Glutathione and also show improvement in their symptoms and cognition when they take Glutathione. As an anti-oxidant it can reduce free radical and heavy metal damage in the body.
Glutathione is not simple to manufacture in a good bioavailable form. Many oral supplements on the market do not deliver enough glutathione to be effective unless the Glutathione is encapsulated in lipids or fat – allowing it to permeate the cell membrane. Administered, as an IV treatment becomes the top way to deliver highly absorbed, significant doses. Given after ozone IV treatment it can be especially productive since the two have a synergistic and balancing effect.
We often follow Glutathione IV with N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC), an amino acid, which takes the process a step further, allowing the effects of Glutathione to be active for up to, an additional 12 hours. Amino acids in general are crucial to the production of Glutathione and are important to consider when trying to increase Glutathione levels.
Glutathione is also known to “open up” Phase II detox pathways in the liver. Essential to our existence, is the ability to process and eliminate unwanted substances from the body – the liver is one of the body’s main elimination organs.
Research suggests that Glutathione plays a role in metabolizing alcohol and may protect the liver and kidneys by breaking down foreign substances such as drugs like acetaminophen into soluble forms more easily excreted.
Glutathione is also used as an anti-aging tool to lighten skin tones or diminish aging spots especially in countries such as the Philippines where lighter skin is culturally favored.
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