Welcome to Black Bear Naturopathic & IV Therapy Clinic
Nutritional IV Therapies fro our IV Therapy Clinic. IV nutrients can be more effective than oral supplementation for many people and for many conditions. Intravenous administration allows us to target your cells directly; bypassing your digestive tract which can often block or inhibit full absorption. For example, people with low stomach acid production, either by genetics, age, or acid blocking medications, are not able to fully absorb certain vitamins and many minerals. Using IV nutrients allows us to bypass this problem, correct the deficiencies and when paired with other naturopathic therapies that improve digestive function, get patients feeling better more quickly.
IV nutrients are given in what we call therapeutic or pharmacological doses—we are using nutrients as medicine, not just to provide you with minimal or recommended daily allowances that prevent deficiencies. Because nutrients are familiar to the body, not foreign like drugs, they are readily utilized by the body, even if we are utilizing high doses.
IV therapy is also often just easier than doing oral supplementation. For example, in our patients with a zinc deficiency, it is often very hard to treat this with oral supplementation—they can’t take enough orally to correct the problem. Often the reasons for the zinc deficiency are not yet fully treated, and yet treating them requires improved zinc status. Thus, doing regular infusions with zinc allows us to correct the deficiency, and when combined with other naturopathic therapies, optimal health can be achieved more quickly. Another example is that of vitamin C. We can give far higher and thus, far more therapeutic doses of Vitamin C intravenously than we can orally. High doses of oral vitamin C cause digestive system upset. This is not the case with IV vitamin C.
What do we treat with IV Therapy? IV Micronutrient therapy supports the following conditions and many others: Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Cancer, Asthma, Autoimmune Disease, Lyme disease, Chronic Pain, IBS, PMS, Infections of a Bacterial, Viral, or Fungal origin, Mercury and lead Toxicity, Hypertension, Atherosclerosis, Macular Degeneration and Parkinson’s Disease. These are only a few of the conditions we can treat with IV therapy. The following link is an article by Dr. Alan Gaby, regarding a common formula called a Myer’s Cocktail, and the reasons for and efficacy of this therapy.