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WHAT’S IN OUR IV DRIP TREATMENTS?

The body needs many different types of vitamins and nutrients to maintain normal function throughout day to day life. However, the body cannot create these vitamins on its own. Most vitamins and nutrients come from external sources, mostly from what we eat and drink. However, as efficient as the metabolic process is, the body does not absorb all the nutrients. IV therapy circumvents this problem and ensures 100% absorption because the nutrients are delivered directly into the bloodstream.

The effectiveness of IV drip therapy is especially valuable during illness, when the body’s demand for nutrients is greater than usual. Supplements are invaluable to the healing process and helping the body recover more quickly.

Exuberance offers many IV drip therapy options to quickly and effectively improve the symptoms of a wide variety of conditions. We also custom-blend formulas upon request. Each of our treatments contain a unique combination of ingredients. Learn more about the ingredients in Exuberance’s formulas below.

 

IV Fluids

IV fluids are also known as a saline solution. This sterile solution is made of sodium chloride and water. This liquid is the foundation of every IV solution, providing essential hydration, diluting medications, and facilitating the delivery of vitamins throughout the body.

The human body is composed of 60% water, which means that staying hydrated is essential to every system.

Proper hydration provides the following health benefits:

  • Cushions joints

  • Maintains cardiovascular health

  • Improves endurance

  • Boosts mood

  • Promotes and improves energy production

  • Boosts concentration and focus

  • Helps provide mental clarity


In addition to these benefits, IV solutions ensure a 100% absorption rate, giving your body the maximum effect of the nutrients and medications in the IV formula.

 

Vitamin C

Also known as Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin that plays many essential roles throughout the body, helping to maintain systems such as muscles, bones, immune support, and the circulatory system.

Vitamin C promotes the biosynthesis of collagen, which is a fundamental part of connective tissues. In this capacity, Vitamin C reduces stretch marks and is an essential component of healing wounds.

Vitamin C is an antioxidant that also helps regenerate other antioxidants within the body. This vitamin reduces the damaging effects of free radicals, which are unstable molecules that contribute to tissue damage and ageing.

Studies have shown that high doses of Vitamin C can slow the formation of carcinogens, regulate immune response, and reduce redox reactions that can lead to the formation of cancer. When administered intravenously, high doses of Vitamin C can produce hydrogen peroxide that causes DNA damage to cancer cells necessary to cause cell death. These doses of Vitamin C do not cause damage to healthy cells as cancer cells are less efficient at removing hydrogen peroxide.

 

Glutathione

Glutathione is an antioxidant that plays a crucial role in preventing cellular damage. This antioxidant binds with toxins in the body and facilitates their removal from the body. Glutathione is involved in many metabolic processes and biochemical reactions, as well as DNA repair and synthesis. Studies suggest that it also slows the speed of ageing.

Glutathione shields cellular macromolecules from redox reactions and mitigates oxidative stress on the body by detoxifying the body, neutralizing free radicals and facilitating cell excretion. Glutathione also recycles vitamins C and E to protect cells from damaging oxidants. The amount of glutathione in cellular fluids naturally decreases over time, which in turn reduces the effectiveness of the body’s natural ability to remove free radicals.

A deficiency in glutathione can contribute to increased oxidative stress on the body, so supplementation is especially valuable in preventing the damaging effects of free radicals and reducing oxidative stress at the cellular level. Because glutathione is not well absorbed by the body when taken by mouth, it is ideal when administered in IV solutions.

 

B-Complex

B complex vitamins refer to several different vitamins which are part of the same family. Together, these water-soluble vitamins perform a range of vital functions including cardiovascular support, helping the body convert food into energy, immune function, and more.


In addition to these, B complex vitamins are most notable for their role in promoting healthy skin, hair, and nails. They reduce free radicals in the body that contribute to ageing, resulting in an overall healthier and younger appearance.

The B Complex Vitamins Are:

  • B1 - Thiamine

  • B2 - Riboflavin

  • B3 - Niacin

  • B5 - Pantothenic Acid

  • B6 - Pyridoxine

Because the B vitamin complex is so versatile and performs so many functions throughout the body, it is featured in many of Exuberance’s IV drip formulas.

 

Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin)

Vitamin B12 is associated with preventing memory loss and improving concentration, as well as boosting energy levels.

Vitamin B12 has a large role in DNA synthesis and metabolizing amino acids. B12 is essential to ensuring the proper formation of red blood cells; low levels of B12 can result in anaemia.

Some individuals have increased difficulty absorbing B12 due to an underlying medical condition. These individuals are at an increased risk of developing vitamin B12 deficiency. Symptoms of B12 deficiency include anaemia, fatigue, and neurological changes such as memory problems, depression, and dementia.

B12 absorption is less effective when supplemented orally, so IV injection is an alternative and more effective way to correct B12 deficiency.

Studies suggest an association between low levels of vitamin B12 in the body and cognitive impairment, neurodegenerative disease, and dementia.

 

Glutathione

Amino acids are a group of organic compounds that form the building blocks of proteins that make up 75% of the body. Being foundational to normal chemical reactions, amino acids are involved in almost every body function, including:

  • Growth and development

  • Healing and repair

  • Normal digestion

  • Providing energy for the body

  • Regulating moods by producing hormones

  • Producing neurotransmitters

  • Assisting in the creation of muscles and connective tissue

  • Assisting in the synthesis of skin

Amino acids are classified into three categories – Essential, Nonessential, and Conditional. Each group has its own role and set of functions.

  • Essential amino acids cannot be produced by the body and must be ingested from an outside source. Regular meals will provide enough for normal function.

  • Nonessential amino acids are naturally produced by the body throughout the day.

  • Conditional amino acids are beneficial when the body is fighting off an illness or coping with stress.

A balance of essential and nonessential amino acids are required for optimal health and well being. The body does not store amino acids, so they must be ingested or produced daily, otherwise the proteins in muscle and tissue will start to degrade.

Top athletic performance relies on proteins to help maintain muscle and tissue strength. Studies suggest that amino acids enhance the body’s endurance and capacity for exercise. Amino acids may modify athletic performance in several different ways, including increasing the amount of anabolic hormones in the body to boost metabolism, changing the way the body utilises energy during exercise, and delaying the onset of mental and physical fatigue by altering the rate at which serotonin is created.

 

Magnesium

Magnesium is a mineral that is involved in over 300 biochemical reactions and enzyme systems that regulate various functions in the body. This mineral is found in many types of food.

Healthy Levels of Magnesium:

  • Maintains nerve and muscle function

  • Maintains bone strength

  • Provides immune system support

  • Regulates heartbeat

  • Regulates blood glucose (blood sugar) levels

  • Regulates blood pressure

  • Boosts energy levels

  • Aids in the production of proteins


Because magnesium is involved in so many functions throughout the body, this mineral is included in many of Exuberance’s IV therapies.

Magnesium plays a large part in energy production and protein synthesis. Supplementation can help improve fatigue and energy levels. Magnesium also provides cardiovascular support and helps regulates blood glucose and blood pressure.

Studies suggest that magnesium supplementation can improve the symptoms of major depression due to the correlation between low serotonin and magnesium deficiency.

Low levels of magnesium can cause a variety of symptoms including fatigue, cramps, muscle weakness, or numbness. Magnesium deficiency may also be associated with diseases such as Alzheimer’s, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, and diabetes.

Athletes who have low levels of magnesium in the body may benefit from supplementation to improve muscle function, energy production, and improve physical performance.

IV therapy can quickly and efficiently correct the levels of magnesium in the body and prevent health complications caused by prolonged deficiency.

 

Taurine

Taurine is an essential amino acid that plays a role in many systems throughout the body. Concentrations mainly occur in the heart, muscles, brain, and eyes.

Deficiency in taurine is rare because most individuals ingest sufficient amounts of taurine through meat, fish, and dairy consumption, where this amino acid naturally occurs. Vegetarians and vegans may benefit from taurine supplements, as vegetarian sources may contain a sufficient amount of the body’s daily required value.

Taurine deficiency is rare and is generally characterised by changes in vision, anxiety, depression, weight gain, and kidney problems.

Taurine has many functions in the body, including:

  • Regulating certain minerals in the cells

  • Supporting immune function

  • Supporting muscle growth and development

  • Regulating immune system health

  • Regulating antioxidant function

  • Regulating anti-inflammatory function

  • Maintaining electrolyte function and balance

  • Maintaining nervous system function

  • Maintaining metabolic function

Taurine is often associated with enhancing sports performance. This antioxidant prevents the oxidative stress caused by exercise and may be beneficial to reducing fatigue and optimising muscle function and health.

 

Zinc

Zinc is a metal that is found in trace amounts throughout the body. It is essential in supporting immune system functions and necessary for human health. On a cellular level, it helps prevent the invasion of unknown pathogens into the cell. Zinc is good for you because it is a necessary essential mineral to maintain a healthy body. Zinc supplementation will aide in decreasing the amount of pro inflammatory cytokines which aggravate the body when it is stressed, like during flu season. It also aides in gastric health and restoring healthy bacteria levels after gastric flu and diarrhoea.

Some benefits of Zinc include:

·      Boosts immune system

·      Improves libido

·      Reduces acne

·      Aides in treating eczema

·      Improves wound healing

·      Fight depression

·      Involved in collagen production

·      Boosts reproductive health

·      Stimulates protein synthesis

·      Aides in controlling bone loss


Decreased levels or deficiency of this essential trace mineral can cause a multitude of unpleasant symptoms which include decreased libido, stunted growth and compromised immunity. Because our body has no formal zinc storage system, exogenous zinc is necessary and should be taken regularly. It plays a vital part in cell growth and reproduction; especially white and red blood cells.

 

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