IV Nutrient Therapy

What is IV Nutrient Therapy?

IV nutrient therapy is the process of giving vital nutrients to the body via the bloodstream. The nutrients can be pushed slowly through a syringe for five to fifteen minutes or by a bag that is slowly dripped into the bloodstream over a thirty to sixty minute period.

Why give IV Nutrient Therapy?

IV nutrient therapy delivers vitamins, amino acids, minerals and other nutrients into the bloodstream quickly without needing or taxing the digestive system. Using an IV to administer nutrients allows the maximum concentration of essential nutrients to reach tissues that need it the most. In some cases, the body is so deficient of what it needs, oral supplementation is not adequate to restore the body to optimal levels of functioning. Furthermore, IV therapy is able to reach nutrient-starved organs, like the brain, when other methods of ingestion are not effective. Patients frequently report high levels of clarity for days after treatment when the brain is properly restored.

What are the benefits?

IV nutrient therapy has been prescribed for decades for people with many illnesses and ailments, including: heavy metal toxicity, malabsorbtion syndromes (gastritis, ulcers, IBS, Crohn’s and colitis), post traumatic/post operative wound healing, viral infections heart disease, Lyme disease, Epstein-Barr, Hepatitis, arthritis, fibromyalgia, diabetes and cancer. Often depression, anxiety, insomnia, chronic fatigue syndrome and other neurological disorders are helped immeasurably by this type of therapy.

How does it work?

The nutrients in the IV solutions are absorbed directly by your cells without having to go through the digestive process. This means that nutrients are absorbed more rapidly and at higher concentrations than oral supplementation. Due to the high concentration of nutrients in the IV solution compared to the cells in your body, the “concentration gradient” allows active transport of the nutrients into every cell rapidly and efficiently, thus stimulating your cells to perform at peak levels. Undergoing IV nutrient therapy leads to a rapid increase in the nutrient levels in the center of the cells where they are most needed. This can “kick start” the metabolism. Cells now have enough energy to eliminate accumulated toxins. Cellular healing at the root level starts happening when the cells have the nutrients they need to function properly. Homeostasis (a balance of nutrients inside the cells and toxins out of the cells) is achieved quickly and effectively with IV nutrient therapy.

Are there any complications from IV therapy?

The overwhelming majority of people can tolerate most IV Nutrient Therapies. Occasionally, an individual may have an allergy to a nutrient and therefore should not receive the injection with that nutrient. If you suffer from kidney or heart disease or high blood pressure, some of the nutrient IV’s may not be right for you. In these cases, CORE Medical New York can customize an IV therapy for patients with specific needs or allergies. The physicians and medical team at CORE Medical New have had extensive training in the use and administration of IV Nutrient Therapy. Your physician will decide which, if any, of the protocols are right for you.

Generally, IV Nutrient Therapy is well tolerated with minimal occurrences of complications. Local complications such as pain or bruising at the site of injection can occur. In rare cases, swelling occurs if the IV fluid has leaked into the surrounding injection site tissue. Occasionally, a vein may become irritated or inflamed. This is called phlebitis. If there is pain, fever and redness streaking up from the site of injection within a few hours after the injection therapy, there may be an infection and your physician should be notified immediately. Most other local complications will resolve quickly with very little intervention.

Is IV Therapy covered by my medical insurance?

Most medical insurances do not cover IV Nutrient Therapy. However, medical flex plans do often reimburse you for IV therapy. Fees for IV Nutrient Therapy are variable depending on the substance and amount of time involved in dispensing these therapies. Therefore, payment at time of service is expected. A superbill receipt will be given to you for you to send to your insurance for reimbursement.

CORE IV Cocktail Menu

Core Platinum Cocktail

Our most popular IV Nutrient Therapy, created by Dr. Mario Manna, Core Platinum Cocktail (similar but not identical to the Myers Cocktail developed by Dr. John Myers) is a proprietary combination of magnesium, calcium, Super – B complex, glutathione, zinc and vitamin C. Core Platinum is a 30 minute therapy designed to significantly improve energy levels and cell function. When energy levels are high and cells can function at their best, patients are more likely to recover from acute and chronic conditions. Patients report high levels of energy, mental clarity and improved sleep. This energy boost and overall sense of well-being can last for several days or weeks and can significantly improve a patient’s quality of life. Core Platinum can help strengthen the immune system as well, allowing patients who constantly get sick to effectively fight off viral or bacterial illnesses. Our Platinum therapy has been found to be a safe and effective treatment for a wide range of clinical conditions such as:

  • Asthma
  • Migraines
  • Allergies
  • Chronic Pain
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Acute Muscle Spasms
  • Boosts the Immune System
  • Rapid Recovery Assistance
  • Sleep Abnormalities
  • Hydration Deficiencies

Peak Performance Cocktail

Perfect for our ultra-active patients in need of immediate recovery or an endurance boost for competitive activities. Peak Performance Cocktail contains all the nutrients in our Platinum Cocktail, as well as chromium, folic acid, vitamin D, and taurine. A favorite of cyclists, marathon/long distance runners, mixed-martial artists, and our Cross-Fitters.

Rapid Rejuvenation Cocktail

Receive instant hydration and a high concentration blast of Super B-Complex vitamins from our Rapid Rejuvenation drip. Great for a mid-day energy boost that can linger for days.

Hangover Blaster

Though CORE Medical New York does not advocate high consumption of alcohol, our Hangover Blaster is perhaps the only proven remedy for immediate relief after a long night of over-indulgence. Providing rapid hydration and immediate replenishment of electrolytes through the bloodstream is typically enough to eliminate hangover symptoms. In severe cases, our physician may prescribe both anti-naseau and anti-inflammatory medications to be included in our standard IV Hangover Blaster therapy.