As experts in sterile compounding (nutritional IV therapy), our certified team members prepare medications for intravenous (IV) infusions including a variety of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and essential amino acids. All of our medications are prepared in our state-of-the-art sterile compounding lab that follows industry-leading safety and quality standards in accordance with our status as a 503A pharmacy.
From the traditional Myers’ Cocktail to glutathione, nutritional IV therapy boasts multiple patient benefits by maximizing absorption and delivering key micronutrients that can address vitamin deficiencies, malabsorption, energy restoration, detoxification, or jumpstart the metabolism.
All of our sterile compounded medication prescriptions are customized by a prescriber to an individual patient, providing a holistic approach to patient wellness. Nutritional IV therapy can help patient concerns and needs including:
- Vitamin supplementation and energy
- Pain relief
- Chelation and detoxification
- Hormone replacement
- Immune support
Request a ‘getting started’ kit to learn more about our most common infusions, access resources, best practices and more!
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Nutritional IV Therapy
What Is Nutritional IV Therapy?
It has been well documented that our bodies are under assault from external environmental factors that cause inflammation and oxidative stress. Everything from nutrient-poor food to over-scheduled calendars elevates stress response. This toxic burden hinders the body’s ability to properly absorb essential vitamins and minerals. When nutrients are delivered to the body intravenously, they bypass the digestive system and head to the bloodstream and organs. This allows for faster delivery, better absorption and improved nutrient bioavailability than tablets, topical creams or liquid formulas.
What are the Benefits of IV Vitamin Therapy?
From helping patients with chronic disease to boosting energy and the metabolism, the benefits of iv vitamin therapy are far-reaching. Some examples include:
- Energy and metabolism boosting treatments that offset seasonal affect disorder, depression and to expedite weight loss efforts
- Magnesium to prevent eclampsia and premature labor
- Short-term intravenous therapy with deoxycholic acid to help dissolve cardiac and carotid plaques and improve lipid profiles
- Vitamin and mineral combinations helping to address post-surgical malnutrition (particularly where sleeve gastrectomy, banding or gastric bypass has been performed)
- Sodium edetate being used intravenously to aid in detox from heavy metals L-carnitine and other nutrients being used to successfully decrease post-workout soreness and muscle fatigue for elite athletes
What is the Cost of IV Vitamin Therapy Formulations?
When it comes to nutritional IV therapy, we believe that there are no shortcuts. As a 503A compounding pharmacy, we produce custom formulas for individual patients with a valid prescription. We do not compound bulk, one-size- fits all formulations. We believe that you ‘get what you pay for’ and at VLS Pharmacy, you pay for top quality, rigorous safety standards, and personalized customer service from start to finish, so you can be sure that your patients receive the best treatment for their needs, every time.
Starting an IV Vitamin Therapy Business or Services?
We have supported dozens of medical practices, medical spas, and integrative Medical practices get started with IV vitamin therapy services. Connect with our team to learn about best practices and to partner with our experts on custom IV infusion treatments for your patients.
Expert Webinar Recording: Nutritional IV Therapy
On October 26th, 2017 we recorded a webinar with PCCA expert, Don Bottoni, RPh., on Nutritional IV Therapy. It covered common infusions, best practices, and patient profiling. Register now to receive a recording of the webinar and a comprehensive ‘getting started’ handout from VLS Pharmacy.