What is IV therapy?
Intravenous (IV) therapy is designed to quickly deliver fluids and medications throughout the body at higher levels than are possible through oral or other routes of administration. Virtually 100% of nutrients administered intravenously are available for use by cells. Other therapies lose potency because they must pass through the digestive tract or elsewhere before reaching the blood stream.
At Grossman Wellness, we have a dedicated IV room (with 14 chairs) designed to provide our patients with a variety of IV therapies in comfort (along with a beautiful view of the Rocky Mountains.)
What can IV therapy help?
In our experience, IV therapies can be of benefit to individuals with low energy, auto-immune conditions, heavy metal toxicity, chronic pain, depression, brain fog, atherosclerotic vascular disease, cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome and more.
What is the GWC process?
You will begin by having a consultation with one of our practitioners to review your health history, physical exam and evaluation of laboratory testing.We will then be able to provide a treatment plan to pinpoint the best medical and/or nutritional IVs for you! To ensure optimal medical care, all patients must be seen by a provider before IV treatment can begin even if you have been receiving IVs at another facility.
What is the difference between medical and nutritional IVs?
At GWC we offer both medical and nutritional IVs under the auspices of a physician certified by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) and the American Board of Heavy Metal Toxicology. Medical IVs are provided at therapeutic doses while nutritional IVs are at lower doses and are frequently offered at non-medical facilities. Visits with our healthcare practitioners are part of the process to facilitate the therapeutic effect.
What we offer?
MEDICAL (Therapeutic) IVs
- Sodium EDTA Chelation
- Calcium EDTA Chelation
- High Dose Vitamin C (>25 gm)
- Glutathione (>800 mg)
- NAD (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide)
- Poly MVA
- Myer’s Cocktail
- Immune Formula
- Vitamin C (<25 gm)
- Glutathione (<800 mg)
High Dose IV Vitamin C – Nutritional IV Vitamin C
While low doses of vitamin C serve as an antioxidant, when given intravenously at high doses, vitamin C changes to a pro-oxidant meaning that it can oxidize or destroy cells. All normal, healthy cells in the body possess enzymes that can neutralize these pro-oxidant effects and are not harmed. Cancer cells lack these enzymes and are killed. We provide high-dose IV vitamin C therapy as an add-on to standard cancer therapies. Studies have shown that high doses of vitamin C administered intravenously can destroy cancer cells while leaving healthy cells in the body unharmed. We have seen high dose IV vitamin C help with a wide variety of stage III and stage IV malignancies including cancers of the colon, breast, prostate, ovary, and others. We measure levels of vitamin C in the bloodstream as we titrate up to a dose that will provide maximal benefit. High dose IV vitamin C is meant to be used in conjunction with conventional cancer therapies.
The word “chelation” comes from the Greek word chele meaning the claw of a crab. Chelation therapy grabs onto toxic heavy metals such as lead, aluminum, mercury and cadmium to facilitate their removal from the body. Many people are increasingly exposed to these toxic heavy metals as part of “modern” life. These toxic heavy metals can disrupt the nervous system, cardiovascular system and digestive system as they accumulate in the body over time. They can displace healthful minerals such as magnesium and copper from their designated locations as part of our enzyme system, which can lead to a host of health conditions including cardiovascular disease.
Grossman Wellness has been providing patients with chelation therapy for over 25 years and participated in the federal TACT trial (Trial to Assess Chelation Therapy) funded by the National Institute of Health. The study found EDTA chelation therapy to be statistically superior to placebo in the treatment of cardiovascular disease in patients with previous heart attacks. As a result of these encouraging findings, the government has funded TACT II, which is currently underway to establish if these positive findings can be verified.
Poly-MVA is a uniquely formulated dietary supplement. It combines minerals, vitamins, and amino acids (MVA) to provide energy for compromised body systems. Poly-MVA has been shown to help cells produce energy. It may also help reduce free radical damage and can help replace nutrients that have become depleted due to chronic illness or certain health therapies. Poly-MVA is ideal for anyone wanting to improve their energy and enhance their quality of life.
NAD has been hailed by Harvard Medicine as being able to reverse aging markers of the brain by up to 20 years. When your NAD+ levels are increased, your cells are able to produce more energy and your beneficial genes are “turned on.” Many of our patients claim increased mental clarity and energy and an improved sense of overall wellness. NAD is short for nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide. It is a coenzyme that is found in all living cells and is responsible for regulating cellular aging and maintaining proper energy generation. This treatment is for people looking to increase energy and halt (even reverse) signs of aging.
Studies have shown NAD can help improve mental clarity and energy as well as assist in the treatment of health issues including addictions, Lyme Disease, fibromyalgia and many others.
Many illnesses and conditions associated with digestive disturbances prevent the absorption via the digestive tract of nutrients needed to maintain good health. Myers’ Cocktail (originally pioneered by Dr. John Myers of Johns Hopkins) provides patients with a vitamin and mineral formulation that includes magnesium, calcium, B vitamins and vitamin C. Studies have shown Myers’ cocktails may benefit patients with chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, acute muscle spasm, upper respiratory tract infections, migraines, chronic sinusitis, seasonal allergies, acute asthma attacks and cardiovascular disease. Myers’ cocktails have a long safety record and can be completed in less than 30 minutes.
Sometimes people require a greater degree of nutrient support than can be achieved with a Myers’ cocktail. Perhaps they are fighting an acute infection or feel run down or have been exposed to some potentially harmful environmental or infectious toxins. In these cases, our Immune Formulas can be of benefit. They include many of the same ingredients as are found in Myers’ cocktails, but in greater amounts to provide enhanced support. These IVs typically require 90 minutes.
Glutathione is the premiere antioxidant molecule in the body. While vitamin C is regarded as the most important water-soluble antioxidant and vitamin E occupies the same role as a fat-soluble antioxidant, both these vitamins rely upon glutathione to reinvigorate them. Whenever vitamin C or E neutralizes a free radical, molecules at the root of damage to the body, these vitamins are spent and out of commission – at least until glutathione comes along and essentially resuscitates them so they can spring back to life.
We routinely add moderate doses of glutathione to other IVs such as Myers’ cocktails and chelation therapy to enhance the benefits of these IVs. Larger doses of IV glutathione have been found of benefit in Parkinson’s Disease, hepatitis, chronic obstructive lung disease and several other conditions.
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