The Science Behind Integrative, Oxidative, & IV Therapy At Infuze MD

Science-Backed Vitamin Drips & IV Therapy In Milpitas, CA

At Infuze MD, we specialize in providing high-quality IV therapy treatments, ozone therapy, and other integrative medicine treatments to patients in Milpitas and the greater San Jose, CA area. Dr. Abellera has been practicing integrative medicine for almost a decade and uses her wealth of experience and expertise to create proprietary, highly effective blends of vitamins, nutrients, and minerals for each one of our vitamin and anti-aging drips. A growing collection of evidence is proving once and for all that vitamin drips, IV therapy, and infusion medicine are a highly effective way to enhance vitality and improve overall health, and at our Milpitas and Pleasant Hill integrative medicine clinics, we’re proud to be leading the way.

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Why IV Vitamin Drips Are More Effective Than Oral Vitamins

You’ve heard the expression before: take your vitamins. But how, exactly, are you taking them? For years, oral vitamin supplements have been the gold standard in medicine – but they come with a big problem. Taking a vitamin pill or multivitamin orally only allows your body to metabolize 15% of the active ingredients (the vitamins themselves). The remaining 85%? It passes through your digestive system entirely, rendering it completely useless.

An IV vitamin drip, on the other hand, injects the vitamins and nutrients directly into your bloodstream, bypassing the stomach and the inefficient process of metabolization entirely. This allows for much higher concentrations of nutrients and vitamins delivered directly to the body’s cells, allowing them to provide more benefit and help you stay healthier.

What Is Intravenous (IV) Therapy?

Intravenous (IV) Vitamin Therapy is a medical treatment method that delivers vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients directly to the bloodstream through an IV, usually placed into a vein in the arm. This form of delivery enhances the efficacy of the nutrients, providing several benefits:

  • Injecting directly into the bloodstream eliminates the alterations that occur as a result of digestive enzymes. You get the pure, unfiltered vitamin, which means unparalleled nutrition.
  • Because IV Vitamin Therapy bypasses the stomach and digestive process, we can achieve much higher, more therapeutic dosages of vitamins than is possible with oral administration. This is doubly important for patients suffering from a GI system disorder which inhibits nutrient absorption. Often, we can reach higher concentration levels through IV Therapy even if the patient has a normal, healthy GI system.
  • IV Therapy is an effective, repeatable, and convenient way to achieve therapeutic doses of crucial vitamins and nutrients. Without direct delivery to the bloodstream, these dosages are virtually impossible to achieve, making IV Vitamin Therapy a uniquely effective treatment.
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What Does IV Therapy Treat?

The vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that we use at our Milpitas and Pleasant Hill vitamin drip clinics are cofactors in biochemical reactions taking place in every single cell in our bodies. This means IV Therapy doesn’t just treat one specific condition: it helps the body function better as a whole, even if the patient is otherwise healthy. That said, we can use IV Therapy to treat or support treatment for anti-aging, athletic performance, allergies, immune support, depression, hormonal imbalance, migraines, chronic fatigue, inflammatory GI conditions, fibromyalgia, and much more. IV Therapy is a highly flexible treatment that can be effective for a number of conditions.

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Is IV Therapy Safe?

At Infuze MD, we strive to use integrative medicine treatments that work with the body, meaning we use only naturally occurring vitamins and minerals in our IV Therapy treatments. All of these are categorized as “Essential Nutrients”: quite literally, these are nutrients our bodies need to survive and cannot synthesize from raw materials.

Traditionally, we obtain Essential Nutrients orally, from the foods we eat. This is an important component to health, but the proliferation of over-processed, low-quality foods means that most of us are seriously deficient in most Essential Nutrients – and many chronic illnesses can be traced back to these deficiencies. Using IV vitamin drips to deliver therapeutic doses of these Essential Nutrients directly into the bloodstream is a safe, effective way to reverse nutrient deficiencies, helping patients return to total health.

There’s always a small risk to any intravenous injection, which usually amounts to little more than bruising around the site of the injection – about the same thing you’d expect from having your blood drawn for a lab test. Some patients may have vascular fragility, which can cause a phenomenon called “infiltration.” This occurs when the walls of the vein rupture during injection and the IV fluid leaks into surrounding tissue, causing a localized burning sensation. While uncomfortable, this dissipates shortly after moving the injection site to another vein. Some patients have small, hard-to-find veins, which may result in multiple needle sticks to find the vein, causing discomfort.

In rare cases, your veins may be difficult enough to disqualify you from IV Therapy. If this applies to you, we may be able to use high dose oral nutrients for a short time to help strengthen your veins so you can receive IV Therapy safely.

Scientific Evidence For IV Therapy

Some of the most extensive evidence for the effectiveness of IV Therapy is based on the Myers’ Cocktail, named after Dr. John Myers, M.D., who practiced in Baltimore during the mid 20th century and was one of the founders of modern IV Therapy. Alan Gaby, M.D., who also practiced in Baltimore and took over many of Dr. Myers’ patients after his death in 1984, administered more than 15,000 Myers’ injections to about 1000 patients over an 11 year period in an outpatient setting. A summary of this work was published in Alternative Medicine Review, Vol 7, No. 5, 2002. Dr. Gaby found the Myers Cocktail was effective for Asthma, Migraines, Chronic Fatigue, Acute Muscle Spasms, Upper Respiratory Tract Infections, Chronic Sinusitis, Seasonal Allergies, Cardiovascular Disease, Mental Depression, Urticaria and various other disorders. You can learn more by reading Dr. Gaby’s article here.

Ozone Therapy

While we specialize in IV vitamin drips, we’re proud to be a comprehensive integrative medicine clinic serving the greater San Jose area. That means we offer a wide range of treatments for conditions of all kinds – including ozone therapy.

Ozone therapy is a medical treatment that uses pure, medical-grade ozone (O3), which is a kind of supercharged form of pure oxygen. The process involves removing blood from the body, then passing it through a specialized filter that exposes the blood to ozone gas, thereby ozonating the blood, before returning the ozonated blood to the body. The oxygenation process results in a wide range of benefits that can help to combat the effects of a multitude of conditions, but the simplest way to think about it is that ozone helps to stimulate the curative, regenerative capabilities of the blood and the body. Ozone therapy has virtually no side effects, and it can create a variety of benefits including killing pathogens, stimulating an enzyme (diphosphoglycerate) that improves oxygen uptake, and improving the health of the immune system. Ozone therapy can have curative effects on conditions ranging from skin and autoimmune disorders to cancer, so no matter what you’re battling, we encourage you to schedule a consultation.

Stem Cell Therapy

In addition to ozone therapy, we also offer IV stem cell therapy at our Milpitas integrative medicine clinic. Stem cell therapy involves removing stem cells from your own bone marrow or another source, then reinjecting these stem cells directly into the bloodstream. This effectively releases a massive burst of stem cells that circulate throughout the body, allowing them to find and integrate with damaged tissue and stimulate the body’s own natural healing process. Stem cell therapy can help a variety of systemic (whole-body) conditions, particularly in cases of neurological disorders like Parkinson’s Disease, damage to nerve tissue or the spinal cord, or other conditions like autoimmune diseases.

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A growing base of evidence supports the use of integrative medicine to treat a variety of issues including autoimmune diseases, anxiety and depression, and even cancer. If you’d like to experience the difference that integrative medicine can make in your own life, we would be thrilled to help you. Feel free to request an appointment online at one of our Milpitas, CA or Pleasant Hill, CA offices. We look forward to helping you discover how integrative medicine can make you a happier, healthier, and more vibrant person – no matter what condition you’re fighting.