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What is IV Therapy?

What is IV Therapy?IV therapy or intravenous therapy is a medspa procedure designed to deliver the required supply of vitamins and minerals in the body to boost cell function. The necessary intake of essential nutrients can be fulfilled through a balanced diet, but metabolic disorders and other factors may prevent the cells from obtaining the vital nutrition.
Cells with inadequate nutrition will gradually become weak and damaged, and the treatment provider may recommend supplemental nutrition through IV therapy. Motykie medical spa, led by board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie, provides IV therapy to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding communities.

Need for IV Therapy

A simple medspa IV therapy procedure involves injecting the essential nutrients directly into the veins. Unlike oral intake, in this case, the nutrients do not have to first pass through the digestive system. They directly get into the bloodstream for faster and easier absorption into the cells.
The rate of absorption with IV therapy becomes higher and the patient will achieve maximum benefit in the shortest possible time. Some of the most commonly injected nutrients using IV therapy include calcium, zinc, magnesium, selenium, biotin, folic acid, glutathione, and vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, and C.

Conditions Address with IV Therapy

A wide range of medical conditions can be addressed with varying degree of success by using IV therapy. These include:

  • Acute strain or injury
  • Acute viral illness
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Aging
  • Asthma
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Chronic sinusitis
  • Coronary artery disease (hypertension)
  • Depression
  • Detoxification (including heavy metals)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Hepatitis
  • Herpes outbreaks
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Malnutrition
  • Migraines
  • Muscle spasm
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Upper respiratory infection

Types of IV Therapy

Chelation Therapy
This IV therapy is designed to eliminate heavy metals from the bloodstream. This will reduce free radical damage and cut down the risk of arteriosclerosis. This therapy is useful in the prevention of strokes, heart attacks, senility, and certain types of cancers.

High Dose Vitamin C
Conditions such as fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome can be effectively treated with high doses of vitamin C administered through IV therapy. Compared to the oral vitamin C supplementation, IV therapy delivers a much strong effect on immune enhancement.

This amino acid is naturally received from fresh veggies and fruits. But in case of stressful conditions or poor diet, the levels of glutathione can go down and lead to various aging symptoms. This amino acid has a poor absorption when taken orally, which makes IV administration as the preferred choice.

Myers’ Cocktail
This is a popular IV therapy, which combines multiple vitamins and minerals to strengthen the immune system, help with allergies, fight fatigue, and mitigate symptoms of asthma and fibromyalgia. Motykie medical spa receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for IV therapy.

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