On average the vitamins remain in your system and maintain high levels for 2 – 3 weeks.
Intravenous (IV) therapy delivers essential nutrients including vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and amino acids directly into your bloodstream to receive maximum benefits. When taking vitamins orally, it is impossible to achieve the same high dose that IV therapy provides.
It has been scientifically proven that IV therapies can assist in replenishing the lack of nutrients your body stores due to inadequate nutritional intake. IV therapies may be beneficial for:
- treating symptoms of physical and mental stress
- increasing energy production
- recovering from the common cold
- muscle recovery
- detoxification programs
- stimulating the immune system
- assisting with many chronic health conditions.
Nicotinamide Adenosine Dinucleotide (NAD+) is a secret weapon included in our arsenal of IV therapies. NAD+ is a naturally occurring coenzyme in your body that decreases as we age. It is vital for metabolic function and energy production in every single cell of your body. This makes NAD+ a biological rocket fuel for energy production. It can be used to treat the conditions above, as well as for treating:
- post-traumatic stress disorder
- weight loss and obesity
- different forms of addiction.
Here is a list of our most common IV cockatails (as we like to call them). At The Life Enhancement Clinic, we pride ourselves on tailoring treatments to meet your individual needs and budget. Anything from preconception packages, specific chronic illnesses, to chemotherapy symptom relief.
If you do not see what you think you need here, talk to us about your needs or concerns.
The Recover infusion is formulated to target the symptoms associated with the common cold and flu, hangovers, headaches and seasonal allergies. Recover also includes ingredients that may assist with nausea, pain and inflammation.
- rehydration of fluids and electrolytes in the body
- delivers an energy boost
- relieves pain and nausea
- decreases inflammation
- hangover relief.
The Revive infusion is formulated to specifically target athletes and active individuals, pre and post strenuous physical activity. Our mix of vitamins and antioxidants helps not only rehydration, but allows for a faster recovery from physical exertion and flushes out lactic acid.
- restores hydration
- rebalances body salts
- promotes optimal athletic performance
- aids recovery post exercise
- flushes out lactic acid.
Restore is specifically formulated to boost your immune system with high doses of vitamin C and other selected vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. This infusion is great as a preventive measure and aids recovery when a cold or infection occurs. An added bonus of Restore is increased vitality, and your skin and hair will be glowing.
- boosts and strengthens your immune system
- fights viral illnesses
- allergy relief
- regulates sleep patterns
- lowers the risk of heart disease and stroke
- improved memory function
- increased vitality
- improved tone and texture of the skin.
Our Radiate infusion is specifically formulated for its anti-ageing properties. This combination of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants assists the body to rid itself of damaging free radicals. Radiate enhances the appearance of hair, skin and nails, and lightens pigmentation.
- may prevent and reverse the effects of damaging free radicals as it detoxifies vital organs and tissues
- may rejuvenates skin, hair and nails
- may lighten skin and reduces the visible appearance of pigmentation and sun damage
- cellular repair and increased collagen production.
The Myers Cocktail was created more than 50 years ago by Dr John Myer to treat fatigue. This cocktail assists with symptoms of highly stressful situations including work, and in the lead up to a wedding or big event. This infusion also boosts the immune system, detoxifies the body, and increases strength and energy levels.
- maintains good health and wellbeing
- gives you an energy boost
- strengthens the immune system
- detoxifies your system
- increases vitality
- assists with symptoms of jet lag.
Our Immortal infusion, as the name suggests, offers your mind and body an opportunity to be reborn by awakening feelings of immortality. The Immortal infusion is designed to target cellular regeneration, and may slow the ageing process to keep your mind and body young, fresh and vitalised. This treatment introduces NAD+, (referred to as a ‘biological rocket fuel’) to our vitamins and antioxidants in this prescription IV. NAD+ is responsible for energy production, cellular rejuvenation, improvement in cognitive function and much more. The Immortal infusion is your go-to treatment for anti-ageing, for maintaining good health and wellness, strengthening your immune system, improving cognitive function, increasing cellular youth and vitality, jet lag and exhaustion, detoxification and the maintenance of sobriety.
- replenishes vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, and is a great therapy for introducing NAD+
- rapid injury repair and decreased recovery times
- sharper cognitive function
- cellular repair
- detoxification of the body
- increased energy.
The Immortal IV is an all-time favourite! It is the ultimate vitamin infusion that contains the most studied vitamin mixture created by Dr. John Meyer (The Myer's Cocktail) in the 1950s. It is a special formula of vitamins combined with NAD+. Immortal IV is designed to optimise your immunity, neuro-functions, metabolic energy and cell recovery.
Studies show the nutrients in Immortal IV may helps treat symptoms related to chronic fatigue and life debilitating disorders such as Parkinson's disease, fibromyalgia and dementia, just to name a few. It contains high dose glutathione, which is a master detoxifier, along with NAD+ that is recommended for its benefits. Included in this mix are vitamin C and B complex to help boost your immune system as well as promoting DNA replication and repair.
IV Vitamin therapy administers vitamins and nutrients directly into the bloodstream bypassing the digestive system. This provides increased cell absorption and makes the vitamins 100% available to your system instantly. Booster shots are administered using an intramuscular injection so there is no GI metabolism, which also allows for increased absorption. When you take oral supplements, there is approximately a 20% absorption rate after filtering through your digestive system in comparison to 100% absorption rate using IV vitamin therapy.
IV treatments are administered by our registered nurses and medical practitioner.
Everyone is different so the frequency of IV drip therapy is determined on an individual basis. We take a customised approach to suit every patient. For preventive health and wellness, we recommend two IV drips per month to help balance any vitamin deficiencies.
People who suffer from advanced stages of autoimmune diseases or cancer may need continued IV therapy for nutritional support. Some patients progressively improve and can change from ongoing weekly IV therapy to monthly to maintain the nutritional balance. Other patients need regular vitamin infusions to help alleviate the symptoms of chronic or common medical conditions.
Diagnostic tests are available to better determine how often a person should receive treatment.
IV vitamin therapy is not a trend. It is a therapy that promotes a new advancement in overall health and wellness. Many people accept the benefits of IV vitamin therapy, and no longer do you need hospitalisation for IV treatment.
The concentration of vitamins received in IV therapy means you do not need to ingest vitamin supplements daily to stay healthy. As we continue to promote health and wellness through our IV therapy services, the awareness of its benefits for preventive health will grow .
There are infrequent complications but there may be bruising, swelling or pain at the injection site. This is minimised following proper post care instructions.
Rare complications can include vein inflammation or damage to the anatomical structure at the injection site. A blood clot can occur in extremely rare cases along with minor side affects associated with individual infusions.
We always ask for allergy information before providing any treatments. Allergic reactions to IV vitamin therapy are rare but can occur if a patient has an unknown allergy to one of the nutrients used. All nutrient information about IV drips is provided during consultation. Reactions to the vitamins themselves are unlikely as they are all naturally occurring in your body.
Bruising is a known side effect that occurs rarely in a minority of peripheral IVs. Due to the cannula insertion into a vein, the venepuncture itself can cause bruising for a few reasons including a patient’s vein anatomy such as angle, size, venous wall fragility and previous scarring. We minimise this by using highly skilled medical professionals with ER and ICU experience using advanced IV techniques. We also provide standard aftercare instructions to prevent bruising.
There are many conditions IV vitamin therapy can assist in symptom relief and
treating autoimmune diseases, chronic ailments and common vitamin deficiencies. While it is most commonly used for detoxification and hydration to treat hangovers, it can treat so much more.
IV Vitamin Therapy can be used to aid in the treatment of:
- critical illnesses
- malabsorption digestive diseases
- auto-immune diseases such as Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis
- chronic fatigue syndrome
- IV Vitamin Therapy has been used as an effective therapy in preventative and anti-aging medicine to improve physical and mental performance, DNA replication, immune support, and to reduce inflammation or oxidative stress at a cellular level.
Yes, our IV drips can be customised based on individual needs. Each drip will be targeted to support your immune system, cellular inflammation, adrenal stress, mental function or physical health based on known biological mechanisms. We also provide micronutrient testing to help pinpoint any vitamin deficiencies and customise treatment plans to restore your body’s natural balance.
An IV vitamin therapy using high dose vitamin C has been shown to have a positive to neutral effect in patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiation. We recommend IV treatments in combination with current cancer therapy to help improve treatment results and overall quality of life. There have been case studies where high doses of vitamin C administered by IV can cause remission, and there are theories it can kill cancer cells. Results depend on individual cases, the type of cancer and at what stage it is at. Consult your oncologist before having a high dose of vitamin C using IV therapy to make sure there will be no adverse interactions with your specific chemotherapy agents.
Most IV treatments are not recommended more than twice a month because of the highly concentrated doses provided. The vitamins remain in your system and help maintain levels for 2 to 3 weeks. However, this is not the case with NAD IV Therapy as your body stores the coenzyme and maintains healthy cellular function along with an oral supplement called NR. NR maintains and increases NAD levels pre and post IV NAD+ therapy.
Please consult our doctor to determine which IV Vitamin Therapy is right for you.