Optimal hydration and micronutrient status can support healthy cellular metabolism, detoxification, and immune health, as well as decrease tissue inflammation and oxidative stress. Parenteral therapies bypass the digestive tract and can be helpful to deliver nutrients and medicines efficiently, especially for those with digestive tract issues.
For example, Vitamin C is limited in how well it can be absorbed when given orally. Patients with cancer may have reduced levels of vitamin C (Riordan, et al., 2005). When vitamin C is given by intravenous infusion, it can be provided independent of absorption in the GI tract and peak concentrations can be attained. While IVC may have a variety of possible applications, such as supporting immune health and improving other chronic conditions, it has generated the most interest for its potential use in adjunctive cancer care.
Vitamin C has been shown to be safe alone and in combination with many different chemotherapies and might offer benefit with regard to prolonging survival and improving quality of life. Several studies suggest that high dose IVC may decrease adverse events from chemotherapy and improve symptoms such as fatigue, insomnia, loss of appetite, nausea, pain, cognitive performance, emotional wellness, and social functioning.
Other therapies that you may discuss during your consultation are
- Intravenous nutrient therapy
- Intravenous Hydration Therapy
- Intravenous Vitamin C Therapy
- Intravenous DCA
- Intravenous Lipoic Acid Mineral Complex
- Intravenous Alpha Lipoic Acid
- Intravenous Mistletoe
For more information please speak with your doctor during your consultation.