IV Vitamin C (IVC)
A foundational treatment provided at the Riordan Clinic is the use of high-dose Intravenous Vitamin C (IVC) to treat a wide variety of conditions and promote wellness. Our approach provides help and hope to individuals struggling with a long-term illness, while focusing on getting and staying healthy, rather than only addressing symptoms. There are many conditions that may benefit from IVC therapy. Arthritis, Lyme disease, bacterial infections, viral infections, pain after injury, and more.
There is a great deal of medical research to support the use of IV Vitamin C therapy. It is one of the best antiviral agents available, with the ability to neutralize and eliminate a wide range of toxins. Vitamin C will enhance host resistance, greatly augmenting the immune system’s ability to neutralize bacterial and fungal infections. The National Institutes of Health has published evidence confirming Vitamin C’s anti-cancer properties.
We have found that when cancer patients receive IV Vitamin C they report a reduction in their pain level and they are better able to tolerate chemotherapy.
IV Vitamin C Therapy Benefits
- Lessens pain after injuries
- Helps the body heal faster
- Improves energy levels/fatigue
- Resiliency to infections like colds/flu or other viral/bacterial infections
- In cancer patients, IVC is known to improve the response to cancer therapies because it alleviates the effects of traditional therapies, improves appetite and helps patients remain more active
With rising concerns regarding the purity and sources of the foods in our diets, it is also important to be aware of the nutrients sourced for your daily vitamins, IVs, and injections. Our staff is constantly working with vendors to make sure that we offer only the highest quality services and nutrients for our co-learners.
Everyone can benefit from an increase in their glutathione levels. Glutathione is aid to protect against a wide range of health problems, including alcoholism, Alzheimer disease, asthma, atherosclerosis, cataracts, chronic fatigue syndrome, colitis, diabetes, glaucoma, heart disease, hepatitis, high cholesterol, liver disease, osteoarthritis, Lyme disease, and Parkinson disease. In addition, glutathione is purported to reverse the aging process, prevent cancer, and preserve memory.
Glutathione has outstanding and far-reaching benefits for health, beauty and longevity.
- Glutathione improves immune function and helps fight and prevent disease
- Glutathione lightens and brightens skin by inhibiting melanin production in cells
- Glutathione reduces inflammation
- Glutathione helps your body break down and purge fat
- Glutathione keeps your body from becoming resistant to drugs
- Glutathione promotes high energy and mental clarity
- Glutathione has anti-aging properties
- Glutathione can improve quality of sleep and combat stress from sleep apnea
- Glutathione is the ultimate detoxifier and fights oxidative stress
An intravenous vitamin infusion which enhances immune system, reduces fatigue, helps with seasonal allergies, reduces symptoms of fibromyalgia and asthma.
The Myers’ Cocktail is named for the late John Myers, M.D., a Maryland physician who used intravenous injections of nutrients to treat many chronic conditions. Currently, the nutrient cocktail has been popularized by Alan Gaby, M.D., a physician who often writes about nutrition in medicine. He has treated thousands of patients with the Myers’ Cocktail over many years. Conditions which he found to be responded well by this treatment include acute asthma attacks, migraines, fatigue, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, acute muscle spasm, upper respiratory tract infections, chronic sinusitis, seasonal allergies and cardiovascular disease. He also observed improvements in athletic performance.
The Myers’ Cocktail works by increasing the blood concentration of several essential vitamins and minerals beyond that which can be achieved when supplementing orally. For example, Vitamin C given intravenously has been found to reach blood concentrations more than 50 times greater than what can be achieved when given orally.
This temporary boost frequently “kick-starts” the cells, so that energy is produced more efficiently in them.
Some patients feel an energy boost lasting days or weeks. In the case of fibromyalgia, decreased pain can be observed. In other chronic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and ulcerative colitis, because the “leaky” nature of the gut, the infusion helps get necessary nutrients into the cells. Chronic asthma and other lung disease, congestive heart failure, and chronic allergic problems may respond with more energy and less symptoms. Patients who get sick often with infections may find an improved immune response, with less susceptibility to viral illnesses.
Plaquex is a compounded medicine that contains polyunsaturated phosphatidylcholine (PC). PC makes up all the cell membranes in the body as well as the transport vehicles for cholesterol, such as HDL and LDL. Cell membranes consist of a double layer of PC molecules.
Embedded in between these molecules are receptors for signaling proteins such as hormones, neurotransmitters and many more. Cholesterol molecules are also embedded in this layer to give the cell its stability.
As we age, the PC in the cell membranes becomes damaged by toxins, detergents, free radicals, heavy metals, smoking, hypertension, high blood sugar as well as high levels of stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenalin.
With aging, the body is no longer able to produce enough PC to repair this damage. Consequences of this damage are cardiovascular disease with plaque deposits in the blood vessels, liver damage, kidney damage, and brain damage.
Besides making up all the cell membranes, PC also has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. Lowering chronic inflammation allows the body’s natural healing and repair processes to take place and is the first step in recovering from many chronic health conditions.
Effects of Plaquex
Plaquex therapy restores cell membrane integrity and cell membrane function which normalizes the cell metabolism. This in turn helps to clear out plaque deposits and improve the function of all organs, including liver and kidneys. It also improves the blood flow properties so blood can flow more easily without the use of blood thinners. It also has an effect on important enzymes involved with blood lipids. It thereby reduces LDL cholesterol and triglycerides and increases HDL cholesterol.
Plaquex has been studied in many countries since the 1950s. Plaquex is used to treat atherosclerosis. It is given to patients suffering from angina pectoris whose coronary arteries contain plaque deposits, but also in patients with carotid artery plaque and peripheral plaque in the legs causing claudication pain when walking.
Because of its effect on the liver and the kidneys, it is also used to improve the function of both these organs. It can also improves skin texture and helps with a more youthful appearance.
Before the first Plaquex treatment is given, blood samples are taken for determination of important serum parameters of organ function, which will be monitored during the course of the Plaquex treatment.
A check-up is usually done by the treating physician, who will discuss your present use of medications such as Beta-Blockers, Nitroglycerin and also supplements, diet and exercise with you.
How is Plaquex Administered?
It is administered intravenously over a period of 90 minutes. A minimum of 20-40 Plaquex infusions is suggested. In severe cases of heart disease (By- pass and Angioplasty candidates) up to 45 or more treatments with Plaquex may be required.
Plaquex can be alternated with classical Chelation treatments.
The Importance of Maintenance Therapy
Following completion of the treatment, it is highly recommended that you see your provider regularly. As Plaquex does not treat the underlying cause of plaque deposits, it is recommended to undergo a maintenance program of 10 –12 treatments every year as a prophylactic measure. Should symptoms start returning you may require another small series.
Ask Us About Our IV Therapy Protocols!
• Ascorbic Acid
• Vitamin B-Complex
• Osmolarity in 1000ml SW = ~284mOsm/L
• Osmolarity in 1000ml NS = ~579mOsm/L
• Can also add 1ml vial of Thymosin Alpha-1 to maximize results!
Performance and Recovery:
• Amino Acids
• Ascorbic Acid
• Osmolarity in 1000ml SW = ~302mOsm/L
• Osmolarity in 1000ml NS = ~591mOsm/L
• Methylene Blue
• MIC + B12
• BCAA (ISO-Leucine, Leucine, Valine)
• Methylene Blue