IV therapy, short for intravenous therapy, is a treatment that supplies your body with nutrients and vitamins by injecting them straight into your bloodstream or infusing them through an IV drip method. IV therapy can be used to treat several conditions or just help maintain a healthy level of essential fluids.
- 1 Infuse Your Life
- 2 What Is IV Therapy?
- 3 Our IV Therapy Menu
- 4 What Are the Benefits of IV Therapy
- 5 Suitable Candidates
- 6 Personal Consultation
- 7 How to Prepare for IV Therapy
- 8 What Types of IV Therapies Are Available?
- 9 Results
- 10 How Much Does IV Therapy Cost?
- 11 FAQ
- 12 References
Infuse Your Life
Are you getting all the vitamins and nutrients you need? In today’s busy and active world, it’s all too easy to neglect essential aspects of our health. You might forgo a healthy meal for a quick to-go order. You might neglect to take vitamin supplements recommended by nutritionists. Maybe a medical condition prevents you from maintaining a healthy homeostasis. Or maybe an athletic injury or activity frequently leaves you physically depleted.
For those who have trouble sustaining enough nutrients, Dr. Patricia Guevara-Channell offers IV therapy. Channell Wellness & Aesthetics in Rancho Cucamonga, California, will help you feel more energized. Intravenous therapy constitutes an efficient means for providing your body with the nourishment it needs. Book online or call now to schedule a consultation to find out whether IV nutritional treatment is right for you.
You can reach our Rancho Cucamonga office at 909-483-1236.
What Is IV Therapy?
A diet full of vitamins and minerals is the best way to stay healthy and give your body what it needs to thrive. But, sometimes the body has trouble processing these nutrients through natural digestive functions alone. Essential substances like calcium, magnesium, zinc, selenium, folic acid, glutathione, and vitamins (such as B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, and C) may not be adequately absorbed, which leads to health problems.
When this happens, injecting those nutrients directly into the bloodstream can help ensure that your body gets what it needs to function. IV nutritional therapy can help you feel better by supplementing your normal nutrient intake.
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Enhances immune system, reduces fatigue, helps with seasonal allergies, reduces symptoms of fibromyalgia and asthma.
Replenish electrolytes and fluids. The end result will leave you feeling revitalized and refreshed.
Enhance your body’s immune system with Vitamin C, essential minerals, and B Vitamins.
Post Party IV
Quickly recover from the symptoms of a classic hangover.
High Dose Vitamin C IV
Helps the body heal faster. Improves energy levels/fatigue. Resiliency to infections like colds/flu or other viral/bacterial infections in cancer patients. IVC is known to improve the response to cancer therapies.
Delivers essential nutrients directly into your bloodstream for maximum absorption to calm the body and eliminate moodiness, irritability, and other signs of stress.
Boost your hair, skin, and nails with this restorative infusion of powerful antioxidants
Super-powered antioxidant with free-radical scavenging activity that protects your body from disease and the effects of aging.
Specifically designed to help speed up your metabolism. Lipotropics are fat burning amino acids, substances that are naturally produced by the body. These chemicals help to remove toxins and waste from the liver, prevent cholesterol build up, & metabolize fats.
Increases energy levels and concentration. Improves metabolism, helps with weight loss, boosts the immune system, helps improve sleep patterns, and helps stop certain types of hair loss.
What Are the Benefits of IV Therapy
IV therapy helps keep your body robust and flourishing. By bypassing the gastro-intestinal system, IV therapy sends the nutrients directly into your blood for immediate absorption. This means patients receive the optimal benefits. It can improve your health in the following ways:
IV therapy can provide nutrients that help your body remove toxins that harm organs. Our bodies come into contact with toxic molecules daily. From alcohol to heavy metals to pesticides to air pollution, our bodies must constantly process these toxic elements that invade our bloodstream. Our livers can get overworked when processing these harmful molecules for excretion. IV therapy can help cleanse our bodies of toxic substances by assisting our livers and energizing our mood.
When we age, our eyesight can deteriorate. Free radicals are harmful atoms or molecules that can affect the healthy functioning of our cells. They can damage eyesight and contribute to conditions such as macular degeneration, cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy. Fortunately, we can boost our body’s resistance to free radicals that damage our eyesight with an antioxidant injection. Antioxidants form a biological defense against free radicals by neutralizing their ability to wreak havoc on a molecular level.
High carbohydrate, high sugar diets can inhibit optimal health by limiting the key nutrients the body needs for sustenance. This can place unwanted stress on your heart. Your arteries need nutrients to perform at their highest capacity. IV nutrient therapy can make it easier for the heart to circulate blood through your body by enriching your blood with what it needs.
IV therapy can provide nutrients to combat problems that arise as you age, such as weight gain, chronic fatigue, and skin elasticity. Antioxidants have proven benefits at neutralizing free radicals and protecting your body against toxic elements. Topical treatments such as creams and lotions are often equipped with antioxidants, but absorbing antioxidants into the skin is an inefficient approach to rejuvenation. IV therapy provides a much more efficient means of delivery.
It’s important to see a doctor, such as Dr. Guevara-Channell, who specializes in anti-aging treatments to ensure IV therapy is right for you.
Candidates that can benefit from IV therapy are people of all ages that live diverse lifestyles. Anyone can experience a dearth in the nourishment they need to feel healthy and hearty. Diet, aging, environmental factors, and circumstances can all affect our ability to maximize the nourishment we need. IV therapy can also provide immediate treatment for dehydration.
IV Therapy Can Help Patients Who Experience:
- Poor memory
Dr. Guevara-Channell values communication above all else.
While experience and knowledge are crucial ingredients in any doctor, without open and transparent communication with patients, that experience and knowledge will go to waste. Dr. Guevara-Channell wants to get to know her patients as individuals, not just an ID number. She wants to understand your medical history, your goals, and your expectations. By building a rapport with each patient, she can best determine which treatments best match each individual. Not everyone will receive the same benefits from IV therapy. If Dr. Guevara-Channell determines that IV therapy doesn’t suit your needs and medical history, she will recommend the best alternative.
Schedule an appointment online or by phone today with Dr. Patricia Guevara-Channell to discuss your nutrient needs. You can reach Channell Wellness & Aesthetics in Rancho Cucamonga, California at 909-483-1236.
If you are considering IV therapy, you don’t want to visit a makeshift clinic that might disappear overnight. Instead, you should attend a professional clinic with the expertise necessary to keep you safe. Dr. Guevara-Channel is a double board-certified by the American Academy of Family Practitioners and the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and Functional Medicine. She teaches in the Department of Family Medicine at Loma Linda University and she maintains membership in the Institute of Functional Medicine. With Dr. Guevara-Channell, you receive care from a verified expert on anti-aging.
How to Prepare for IV Therapy
The preparation is very simple. The best course of action is to simply stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water in the days leading up to your treatment. Medical professionals recommend at least 3.7 liters of water per day for men and 2.7 liters for women.
What Types of IV Therapies Are Available?
There are many IV therapies designed either to treat specific conditions or simply to promote overall wellness. The most common IV therapies used are:
Dr. John Myers developed this nutrient blend at Johns Hopkins University in the 1970s. A Myers Cocktail features vitamin C, magnesium, B vitamins, and calcium.
It is widely used to help treat several conditions:
- Chronic fatigue
- Muscle spasms
- Congestive heart failure
- Chest pain
- Senile dementia
Quickly replenishes electrolytes and other essential fluids. A hydration IV is the best way to treat dehydration. Especially useful for those with an active lifestyle or anyone ailing from a heatwave, illness, fatigue, excessive alcohol use, or other chronic and acute conditions. IV therapy provides ten times the nutrients as oral supplements. Oral supplements cannot match the quick, efficient relief from dehydration that IV therapy provides.
Glutathione Push Add-On
Liver and brain function improves when you undergo glutathione therapy. Glutathione is an antioxidant that helps protect the body from free radicals that can cause cellular damage. Glutathione therapy lowers the risk of developing neurological diseases, such as dementia and Parkinson’s, and can prevent physical illnesses, such as liver disease.
Lipo Shot Add-On
Designed to help you burn fat faster, this shot supplies your body with an influx of lipotropics that increase your metabolism. Lipotropics burn adipose (fat) tissue and also neutralize toxins. A lipo shot can benefit your skin, hair, and nails and help your body convert carbohydrates into energy. They can also help suppress your appetite.
Professional athletes have been using IV therapy to treat dehydration and depletion of nutrients for years. If you experience negative effects from the lack of proper fluids, you can also benefit from these advanced treatments to restore optimal function to your body. Patients who live active lifestyles can also benefit greatly from IV therapy. Many people – especially those who frequently exercise or participate in sporting activities – experience dehydration, and nutrient deficiencies which they may not even be aware of. You might just think you’re extra tired or need more naps, but you need more fluid volume in your system. An infusion of nutrients shows measurable improvements in sick patients.
How Much Does IV Therapy Cost?
IV therapies are customized treatments that differ from patient to patient. The solution that will work best for one patient will not necessarily work the best for another patient. During your consultation, Dr. Guevara-Channell will devise a treatment plan personalized for your case, and then she can provide you with a complete set of prices.
Is IV therapy safe?
When conducted by an ethical, medical professional, IV therapy is a safe and effective procedure. It’s important to visit a clinic with verified doctors that specialize in nutrient therapies. Don’t trust an unprofessional makeshift clinic.
How often should I get IV therapy?
How often you should receive IV therapy depends on your lifestyle, metabolism, and schedule of activities. Professional athletes might need IV therapy much more regularly than the average person. Typically, the extra nutrients will stay in your system for 2-3 weeks. But this doesn’t mean everyone should receive IV therapy every 3 weeks. It’s important to consult with a specialist in enhancement therapies who can analyze your medical history and unique circumstances to construct the best timetable personalized for you.
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