IV Vitamin Therapy in Los Altos, CA

Now offering IV vitamin infusion at Bay Area Ketamine Center! IV vitamin therapy distributes vitamins, minerals and other nutrients into your body through the bloodstream. Call us today or request an appointment online.

IV Vitamin Therapy in Los Altos, CA
IV Vitamin Therapy in Los Altos, CA

DISCLAIMER: The information contained herein should NOT be used as a substitute for the advice of an appropriately qualified and licensed physician or other health care provider. The information provided here is for informational purposes only. This tool may not cover all possible drug interactions or all warnings or alerts. Please check with a physician if you have health  questions or concerns about the interactions.

Proper Training for Administration of IV Fluids

Proper administration of an IV should be done by a certified trained RN, Nurse Practitioner, PA or MD depending on each states regulations and scope of practice. Certifications can be accomplished through didactic or on-line courses, however there must be hands on direct supervision and hands on experiential training with a certified IV instructor. Courses range from 28 hours to 30+ hours for certification. This is all regulated at the state level. For example, California regulations may differ from those of Florida. Check with your state regulatory board.

Evaluation of The Patient

A physical history must be completed to essentially determine if IV vitamin/nutrient replenishment is safe for the patient. This history will provide risk assessment of the patient as well as a list of the medications the patient is currently taking. This also is indicative of disease states. You should know who is ineligible for this type of therapy. Because nutrient and vitamin infusions are used for variety of ailments from chronic fatigue to a night of excessive drinking, you should know who should not be treated or treated with extreme caution.

Patients with kidney and active liver disease should be treated with extreme caution.
Patients with congestive heart failure or end stage renal disease have potential for serious harm from receiving fluids.
Patients with milk allergies or lactose intolerance, and sulfa allergies should NOT receive glutathione.

Active monitoring as drug is infusing is recommended. We also recommend taking blood pressure both prior to and post infusion. We recommend labs are performed to determine the patient’s BUN (A blood urea nitrogen (BUN) test is used to determine how well your kidneys are working. It does this by measuring the amount of urea nitrogen in the blood. Urea nitrogen is a waste product that’s created in the liver when the body breaks down proteins.) and a BMP (Basic Metabolic Panel) completed. This is primarily done for liability reasons. The healthcare provider MD, Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant will determine what lab work is required for the infusion. Done correctly this is safe procedure. Some formulations have been around since the mid 1950’s

Side Effects

Bruising at the site of injection may occur
Infection at site of infection if sterile technique is not properly used
Rash
Dizziness

NAD+ Administration

We also recommend taking blood pressure both prior to and post infusion. We recommend labs are performed to determine the patient’s BUN (A blood urea nitrogen (BUN) test is used to determine how well your kidneys are working. It does this by measuring the amount of urea nitrogen in the blood. Urea nitrogen is a waste product that’s created in the liver when the body breaks down proteins.) and a BMP (Basic Metabolic Panel) completed. This is primarily done for liability reasons. The healthcare provider MD, Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant will determine what lab work is required for the infusion. Done correctly this is safe procedure. Some formulations have been around since the mid 1950’s.

NAD+ 500mg Lyophilized Vial Reconstitution

Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide (Suggested Reconstitution)- Draw up 10ml of bacteriostatic water. Inject the water into the vial of powder, aiming the liquid against the vial’s inner wall. Gently roll the vial between palms of the hands up to 90 seconds until the drug dissolves completely. Do not use if particles are visible. The reconstituted solution yields a final concentration of 50mg/ml of NAD+ solution .*500ml normal saline, Suggested infusion rate of 125mg/hour:

  • Neurogenerative: 500mg over 4 hours
  • Wellness/Antiaging: 250mg over 2 hours

Common NAD Side Effects

  • Flushing
  • Chills
  • Stomach pain
  • Heaviness in chest

Bay Area Ketamine Center’s IV Kits were developed so that each kit would yield a minimum of 6 patient IV’s.

Glutathione Administration

To minimize the number of potential vial punctures and potential oxidation to IV-use Glutathione vials, Bay Area Ketamine Center has created a 5ml, single-use vial specifically designed for IV administration. While Glutathione can be administered via an IV push, Bay Area Ketamine Center recommends that Glutathione for IV be administered as a separate IV drip and not combined with other preparations in the same IV bag. Glutathione can also be administered as an IM Injection.

Kit Administration

  • Each vial in the kit is 30ml’s, 10ml’s or a combination of both sizes
  • Once a vial is penetrated it must be used within 28 days or discarded.
  • Kits contain either two, three or four vials, depending on the kit

To administer the kit as intended, refer to the Recommended Preparation instructions on the following Page. This information will also be included within the kit itself. Patients new to IV therapy should start off with a 1 – 2ml draw from each vial to ensure IV therapy will be well tolerated. Patient maximum ingredient intake vs body mass should always be considered before administering a multi ingredient / nutrient infusion. Patients with lower body mass should generally receive lower dosing. Patients with liver or kidney function impairment should avoid IV therapy.

If mixing customized / personalized IV infusion combinations it is imperative to follow all of the above mentioned cautions. Patient allergies must also be taken into consideration. It is also important to not draw out of more than 4 separate vials to ensure maximum safe endotoxin levels are not exceeded. Bay Area Ketamine Center recommends administering personnel to complete an accredited IV nutrition training course.

IV Administration Supplies

Bay Area Ketamine Center does not sell IV administration medical supplies, however, we have developed a relationship with MedOfficeDirect for purchasing these items. Their contact information is on the attached page, along with a list of items needed to complete an IV administration kit.

Recommended Supplies:

  • IV Starter Kit 50Kt/Ca
  • 60 ML Syringe LuerLock Tip Monoject (100/BX)
  • IV Admin Set 20 Drop/ml 25/CS
  • Mini-Spike® Dispensing Pin B. Braun ( 50/CS)
  • 18G Gauge Needles 18 x 1 (100/BX)
  • 22 gauge x 1″ Jelco® ViaValve® Safety IV Catheter (50/BX)

Pointers

Many people know of Vitamin Cocktails with Myers- the best known of them. It consists of a mixture of Vitamin C, B-Complex and Magnesium with a few variations to it depending on where the stock comes from. Most practitioners work with the basic Myers first before adding other additives to the Myers bag or use of other kit combinations. Experience is the best teacher when expanding beyond the scope of a single dose Myers Cocktail. Other frequently used products are glutathione (a powerful antioxidant), high dose vitamin C, amino acids amongst others (Taurine, L-Carnitine, L-Lysine, Acetylcysteine, L-Arginine) and minerals. Practitioners who are experienced will know what to add to benefit the issue that the patient is interested in improving. Most people feel very good on Myers and IV therapies in general. However, a few patients do feel worse after a session.

Symptoms Summary

  • Headache
  • General unwellness
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Sinus congestion or flu-like symptoms
  • Body aches

Secondly and naturally, expected negative-like symptoms that may arise from IV therapies that yield bad outcomes can be summarized as follows:

  • They got dumped; their cells dumped stored wastes and toxins into the blood stream to be excreted via urine, feces or sweat.
  • Occasionally, the innate metabolic pathways are stagnant or are already overworked. In this instance, the symptoms can also feel bad
  • Their detox organs are being overworked. These are your liver, skin, lymphatic system, kidney, colon and lungs
  • Their detox capacity is good or has improved

These should immediately be reported to the physician and product provider (the pharmacy) for appropriate consultation. The first set of symptoms and even some of the second batch described above are not bad, they are natural, although not comfortable to go through. At the very least, it means that stored toxins are being released and cells are now cleaner. There are a few things that can be done to decrease the effects of this happening.

Post IV

After an IV therapy, it is usually a good idea to:

  • Avoid alcohol for a while to allow your liver to recover from the toxin load from your cells
  • Drinks lots of water to flush things out
  • If you have diarrhea like symptoms, do not take anti-diarrheal but let the body dispose of as much poo as it needs to
  • If you have constipation type symptoms, take high dose oral vitamin C and magnesium which can cause loose motion (a good thing here)
  • Try a colonic if you’re up for it
  • Take a magnesium salt bath. The magnesium can help draw out more toxins from your skin, speeding up the process of toxin extraction.
  • If you are familiar with intermittent fasting, it’s a good thing to try to let your digestive system take a break. Alternatively, consider going on a bone broth day. The fat and protein in the broth should keep you satiated. If you would like to do a juice fast instead, do include lots of vegetables in it as a fruit only juice can make you feel worse (due to its effect on insulin). Add some coconut oil to it to slow down absorption of glucose.

In a nutshell, keep going with the cocktails and make sure that you inform the clinic you had your IVs regarding side effects, if any. Most these should pass and in the long run, you will have healthier cells.

RECOMMENDED PREPARATION

QUENCH - Bay Area Ketamine Center in Los Angeles, CA

QUENCH

TO PREPARE THE KIT AS INTENDED:

– Draw 1-5ml’s from each vial
– Inject into a 500ml Normal Saline (NS) IV bag

RECOVERY & PERFORMANCE - Bay Area Ketamine Center in Los Angeles, CA

RECOVERY & PERFORMANCE

TO PREPARE THE KIT AS INTENDED:

– Daw 1-5ml’s from each vial
– Inject into a 500ml Normal Saline (NS) IV bag

GET-UP-AND-GO - Bay Area Ketamine Center in Los Angeles, CA

GET-UP-AND-GO

TO PREPARE THE KIT AS INTENDED:

– Draw 1-5ml’s from each vial
– Inject into a 500ml Normal Saline (NS) IV bag

IMMUNITY - Bay Area Ketamine Center in Los Angeles, CA

IMMUNITY

TO PREPARE THE KIT AS INTENDED

– Draw 1-5ml’s from each vial
– Inject into a 500ml Normal Saline (NS) IV bag

ALLEVIATE - Bay Area Ketamine Center in Los Angeles, CA

ALLEVIATE

TO PREPARE THE KIT AS INTENDED:

– Draw 4ml’s from the Calcium vial and 1ml for each other vial
– Inject into a 500ml Normal Saline (NS) IV bag

INNER BEAUTY - Bay Area Ketamine Center in Los Angeles, CA

INNER BEAUTY

TO PREPARE THE KIT AS INTENDED:

– Draw 5ml’s from each vial
– Inject into a 500ml Normal Saline (NS) IV bag

IV Vitamin Therapy in Los Altos, CA