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What is IV Vitamin Therapy?

Intravenous (IV) therapy can trace its origins to the middle-ages when the first experiments were conducted on animals with blood transfusions. Without contemporary knowledge of physiology, these experiments almost always resulted in grave morbidity and were consequently banned by the church. Advances in the field of science as a result of war and epidemics in the subsequent centuries eventually gave birth to the rudimentary roots of what is today known as IV therapy in the 1800s.

Modern days IV nutritional therapy was pioneered by Dr. John Myers MD, over 50 years ago. Since then it has become a mainstay of treatment for many medical and naturopathic doctors and its use has been expanded to treat a variety of conditions. Myers formula provides the basis for many of the treatments that are used in the clinics today. Modern research and clinical experience have opened the doors for a wide variety of formulations.

IV Nutritional therapy infuses vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and other natural therapeutic substances directly into the body’s bloodstream through a vein. Clinical studies continue to show that IV nutritional therapy not only improves general health and overall well-being, but can also help in the prevention and treatment of a wide variety of diseases.

What diseases or conditions can be treated with IV Vitamin Therapy?

  • Allergies
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Disease
  • Anxiety
  • Cancer Therapy Support
  • Celiac Disease
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Hives
  • Depression
  • Eczema
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Hypertension
  • IBS
  • Infectious Liver Diseases
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Migraines
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neuropathy
  • Narcotic withdrawal
  • Overall Well Being
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Scleroderma

What are overall IV nutrition benefits?

  • More energy,
  • Faster recovery,
  • Sharper mind,
  • Improved Muscle Function
  • Improved Athletic Performance
  • Optimal Hydration
  • Improved resistance to infections
  • Better visual acuity and retinal health
  • Detoxification
  • Smoother skin


Intravenous Vitamins or the most common IV Drips available through doctor’s offices are:

  • Myers Cocktail
  • Vitamin C
  • High Dose Vitamin C
  • Glutathione
  • B Complex
  • Vitamin B12
  • MSM (Methyl Sulfonyl Methane)
  • Phosphatidylcholine
  • Folic Acid
  • Magnesium
  • IV NAD

IV Myers Cocktail

Originally developed in the 70’s by Dr. John Myers, the Myers cocktail has become a powerful blend of vitamins and minerals used to treat and prevent a variety of illnesses. Myers cocktail includes magnesium, vitamin C, vitamin B-12, vitamin B-6, vitamin B-5, vitamin B-1, vitamin B-2, Vitamin B-3 and

Benefits of IV Myers Cocktail

  • Energy increased
  • Mood
  • Migraines and headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Chronic Pain
  • Pain in muscles
  • Immunity
  • Allergies
  • Depression
  • Infections
  • Asthma
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Anti-oxidant

High Dose Intravenous Vitamin C Therapy

Vitamin C also called Ascorbic Acid is an antioxidant that helps prevent oxidative stress. Vitamin C when taken by IV reached much higher levels in the blood rather than when taken by mouth. High dose vitamin C has been studied as a treatment for a variety of illnesses and by Noble Prize winning chemist Linus Pauling since the 1970s.

Benefits of Intravenous Vitamin C Therapy

  • Potent Anti-oxidant
  • Immune Boost
  • Energy
  • Infections bacterial and viral
  • Skin benefits
  • Collagen production
  • Increase mood and decrease depression symptoms
  • Allergies
  • Wound healing
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Detoxification
  • And more

IV Glutathione

Glutathione a protein is a powerful antioxidant used to protect against oxidation by free radicals. Intravenous glutathione is usually added to the end of Myers cocktail but can be given by itself.

Benefits of IV Glutathione

  • Anti-oxidant
  • Treatment of liver diseases
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Boost immune system
  • Skin health
  • Skin whitening
  • Chronic infections
  • Chronic inflammation
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Asthma
  • Cerebral vascular accidents
  • Depression
  • Autoimmune illnesses
  • Heart disease


NAD or Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide is a coenzyme and it and other amino acids have been shown to help with addiction and replenishing, restoring cells, hormones, neuropathways that have changed with addiction. It has been used to treat addiction and help with cravings and withdrawal symptoms.

Benefits of IV NAD therapy

  • Higher levels of cellular energy production
  • Increase in neurotransmitters
  • Increase energy
  • Increase clarity
  • Shortening of withdrawal symptoms
  • Decreasing and eliminating withdrawal symptoms
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Increase immune system
  • Lowering of cholesterol
  • Increase in dopamine


IV MSM or Methylsulfonylmethane is naturally occurring molecule which is found in many organs in the body. MSM is an organic sulfure and is found in many fruits and vegetables. MSM has been found to have potent anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant effects and has been used effectively for many joint and muscle conditions as well as autoimmune illnesses, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue and more.

Benefits of IV MSM

  • Improving chronic pain conditions
  • A variety of headaches
  • Joint pain and joint issues
  • Auto-immune conditions
  • Allergies and allergic conditions
  • Circulatory conditions
  • Decrease hair and hair loss
  • Wound healing

IV Magnesium

Magnesium plays many important roles in our bodies. It is used to produce energy and the functioning of cells. Magnesium deficiency can cause many symptoms including muscle weakness and cramping of muscles, restless leg syndrome, headaches, constipation, weakness and more.

IV Magnesium benefits

  • Decrease in migraine headaches
  • Improvement in muscle cramps and pain
  • Improvement in constipation
  • Improvement in anxiety
  • Relaxation
  • Stress relief
  • Decreasing in asthma attacks and more.
  • Improving restless leg syndrome
  • Decreasing mood swings
  • Increase in energy
  • Improve sleep and falling sleep
  • Improvement in aches and pains
  • Prevent osteoporosis


Beside IV therapy some vitamins can be given intramuscularly. Let’s name few.

  • Vitamin B12
  • B-Complex Vitamins
  • Lipotropic
  • Vitamin C
  • Glutathione
  • Vitamin D
  • Biotin
  • Co-Enzyme Q10
  • Folic Acid
  • MIC (Methionine, Inositol, Choline
  • And More..

IM Vitamin D

Vitamin D mostly obtained from the sun is a very important vitamin that plays many roles in our bodies and health. Vitamin D obtained from the sun and food undergoes hydroxylation in our bodies for activation. Vitamin D plays a major role in absorption of calcium and phosphate and healthy bones in addition to many other health benefits. Many people are deficient in vitamin D even though they live in sunny states. IV Vitamin D replacement can boost deficient levels efficiently.

Benefits of IM Vitamin D

  • Energy
  • Better sleep
  • Weight loss
  • Better mood
  • Decreasing risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia
  • Migraine headaches
  • Decreasing risk of breast cancer
  • Decreasing risk of osteopenia and osteoporosis
  • Improving sleep
  • Asthma control
  • Improvement in psoriasis

What if I am healthy, can I still use IV Vitamin Therapy?

Absolutely! IV Vitamin Therapy is beneficial to everyone. It works as a great prevention tool and aids in maintaining a healthy and balanced life.

What is the difference between IV Vitamin Therapy and taking oral vitamins?

When we take vitamins orally, only a small amount of that vitamin is actually absorbed. In fact, due to the acids in our stomach, we actually only consume about 5% of the given vitamin. Merely raising the dosage of vitamins taken orally does not increase the amount our body absorbs due to the absorption capacity of the stomach – it can only take so much. High doses of vitamins can also leave your stomach irritated and sensitive.

How is IV Vitamin Therapy provided?

IV Vitamin Therapy treatment is done under the doctor’s supervision. The treatment can last from 20 to 60 minutes depending on the amount of nutrients needed. During this time there is minimal discomfort and you can immediately resume your normal activities as soon as the treatment is completed.

In Galena Pharm we have an extensive compounding experience in preparing IV/IM injections. Our staff members are highly trained in aseptic techniques and are continually evaluated.

Call Galena Pharm today to speak to our team in person and get answers to any questions you may have.

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