What are your IV Infusion Therapy Options?
For many years, IV infusions were typically seen in intensive care settings to help patients after trauma or surgery. Recently, providers have realized the added potential of IV infusion therapy for wellness and preventative care.
More and more, people are seeking out IV infusion therapy because it’s very effective at delivering high doses of nutrients, which can help with overall wellness, immune health, athletic recovery, pain management, detoxification, and more.
What is an IV infusion?
An IV infusion is a treatment that administers nutrients intravenously, or into the vein.
Typically, IV therapy includes a saline base along with other nutrients, like Vitamin C, which can be added to create an infusion that has many health benefits.
Saline helps hydrate and replenish fluids, while the added vitamins and minerals are delivered directly to the bloodstream for better bioavailability and absorption.
At the Defy Medical Tampa clinic, we make IV infusion therapy a relaxing and spa-like experience where you can prioritize your wellness. And if you’re on a time-crunch, we offer a special IV process that shortens standard IV appointments to around half the usual time for most IV infusions.
Keep reading to learn more about your IV therapy options at the Defy Medical Tampa clinic.
Anti-Viral Immune Booster IV Infusion
One of the most popular IV infusions is the Anti-Viral Immune Booster IV Infusion. This IV therapy includes:
- 500mL of saline
- 60mL of Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)
Vitamin C has been shown to play a key role in the immune system, including immune response and the creation of white blood cells. It has also shown promise in reducing the length and severity of the common cold when people supplement vitamin C consistently over time.
Additionally, Vitamin C has antioxidant properties, which means it protects the body from damaging free radicals and oxidative stress. High doses of Vitamin C may also help with symptoms of fatigue and chronic illness depending on their cause.
Vitamin C plays a key role in the absorption of iron, as well, which in turn assists with the creation of hemoglobin in red blood cells. This vitamin plays a role in wound healing and recovery, too.
With the Anti-Viral Immune Booster IV Infusion, all of the Vitamin C is delivered to the bloodstream for better absorption. This means your body can access the nutrients immediately and use it more easily than through oral dietary supplements, which have to pass through the digestive tract to reach the blood.
For ongoing immune support, the Anti-Viral Immune Booster IV Infusion is typically recommended weekly. The higher dosage allows for Vitamin C levels to stay elevated over longer periods of time.
Many patients report feeling better, having more energy, and conquering their cold symptoms faster with consistent Vitamin C IV infusion therapy (results vary by patient).
Myers Cocktail IV Infusion
The Myers Cocktail is one of the most utilized IV infusion therapies in medicine. Originally created by Dr. John Myers in the 1960s, the formula has been updated to meet modern nutritional and hydration needs, so it’s often called the Modified Myers Cocktail.
The Myers Cocktail IV infusion typically includes:
- Vitamin C – 2000 mg
- B6 (Pyridoxine) – 100 mg
- B12 (Methylcobalamin) – 5mg
- Calcium Gluconate – 500 mg
- Magnesium Sulfate – 1000 mg
- B-Complex – 2ml per 30mL
This combination of nutrients has shown to be effective in easing the symptoms of:
- Acute asthma
- Muscle spasms
- Upper respiratory infections
- Chronic sinusitis
- Cardiovascular disease and more
Magnesium and calcium play a role in the nervous system and can help with conditions that cause muscle spasms and muscle pain. Vitamin C supports the immune system and acts as a potent antioxidant that fights against free radicals.
Vitamin B6 has been shown to help protect the coverings of nerve endings, making it effective for pain management, including migraines. B12 and B-complex facilitate many bodily functions and help boost mood and energy levels. B vitamins also have anti-inflammatory properties that can help with allergies and inflammatory diseases.
Because of the all-around benefits of these essential vitamins and nutrients, the Myers Cocktail can be administered on its own or as a base combined with other IV infusion therapies.
Pain/Migraine/Anxiety Management IV Infusion
If you’re experiencing ongoing pain, including muscle pain or migraines, this IV infusion therapy can provide nutrient support.
Chronic pain is often exhausting. Providing your body with the right nutrition can help you feel replenished along with potentially easing the pain itself. This combination of nutrients has been shown to help alleviate anxiety and provide a sense of calm, as well.
The Pain/Migraine/Anxiety Management IV Infusion includes:
- 500 mL saline
- 30 mL of the Myers Cocktail base (Vitamin C, B6, B12, Calcium Gluconate, Magnesium Sulfate and B-Complex)
- Additional 5 mL Magnesium Sulfate
- 10 mL of L-Taurine
- Additional 3 mL B-Complex
- 10 mL of L-Glycine
- 3 mL of Bi-Amino
The Myers Cocktail combination supports muscle and nerve health, the metabolism, energy levels, the immune system, and anti-inflammatory response.
This IV provides additional Magnesium because this mineral is well-established as a pain preventative. For anxiety, magnesium can help regulate stress hormones and bind to calming receptors for a more relaxed mood.
Taurine can help with inflammation, a common cause of pain, and act as an antioxidant. B-Complex has anti-inflammatory properties and can help ease anxiety symptoms by improving mood and boosting energy.
Glycine is one of three amino acids that the body uses to form the antioxidant L-Glutathione, the muscle energy source Creatine, and the structural protein Collagen. All of these compounds can have pain-relieving and energy-boosting effects. Glycine can also help improve sleep quality, which gives the body more time to repair itself. Better sleep can help ease anxiety, as well.
Bi-Amino includes L-Arginine and L-Citrulline, which can help with migraine management, wound healing, and pain management.
If you’re experiencing ongoing pain and anxiety, this IV therapy may be able to help you regain your quality of life. Many patients with chronic pain conditions or acute anxiety book regular IV therapy appointments for continual support.
Hangover Recovery IV Infusion
Sometimes you overindulge, and the consequences are inevitable. You wake up feeling rundown with a headache, sour stomach and no appetite, and usually you just have to sleep it off and get through it. But with this IV infusion, you can rehydrate and get support for your hangover symptoms.
This IV infusion therapy includes:
- 1,000 mL saline
- 30 mL of the Myers’ Cocktail Base (Vitamin C, B6, B12, Calcium Gluconate, Magnesium Sulfate and B-Complex)
- 1 additional mL B12 (Methycobalamin)
- 2 additional mL Magnesium
- 10 mL L-Glycine
- 1 mL Trace Mineral-4
- 3 mL Glutathione
- 2 mL Zofran
Alcohol is a diuretic, which means it causes your body to remove excess fluids. This depletes the body of water as well as vital nutrients and minerals, which can cause dizziness, fatigue, and electrolyte imbalance.
Hangover symptoms like nausea and upset stomach are typically caused by an increased production of acid in the stomach, along with alcohol-driven changes in how your food is digested. Nausea can also be caused by vertigo, or a sense that the room is spinning.
Additionally, alcohol consumption can cause low blood sugar, negatively impact the immune system, and make it difficult to achieve restful sleep which can worsen hangover symptoms.
All of this adds up to why you feel terrible after a night spent drinking. You may feel exhausted, achy, sick to your stomach, with a headache and overall body fatigue.
The Hangover Recovery IV infusion aims to replenish necessary vitamins and nutrients you may have lost, plus help you rehydrate with 1,000 mL of saline.
Vitamin C, B-Complex, and B12 can help support the immune system, boost mood, and decrease inflammation caused by alcohol. Calcium, magnesium, and trace minerals can help restore electrolyte and mineral balance in your body. Zofran is an anti-nausea medication that can temporarily relieve upset stomach.
All of these are delivered to your bloodstream for maximum use by your body. It’s important to note that nothing can cure hangover symptoms completely, but replenishing your fluids, vitamins, and nutrients can help you feel better faster.
Athletic Performance IV Infusion
The goal of this IV therapy is to enhance muscular performance, increase blood flow, improve endurance, and boost hydration.
Intensive workouts, especially those designed for sports conditioning or body building, can cause damage to the muscles, along with oxidative stress and free radicals. Sore muscles and recovery are a part of training, but you can utilize this IV infusion to reduce the negative effects and pursue better athletic performance.
The Athletic Performance IV Infusion includes:
- 500 – 1,000 mL saline
- 30 mL Myer’s Cocktail base
- 10 mL Bi-Amino
- 3 mL Glutathione
- 10 mL L-Taurine
- 10 mL L-Glycine
- 5 mL L-Carnitine
Saline offers hydration, while the Myers cocktail formula provides immune, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant support, among other benefits.
Bi-Amino includes the amino acids L-Arginine and L-Citrulline. These amino acids can help your muscles recover more effectively while pushing you to perform better and put on more lean body mass naturally.
L- Glutathione can help combat the oxidative stress and free radicals created by intensive exercise, as well as ease inflammation. L-Taurine has shown promise in improving muscle recovery after strenuous exercise. L-Glycine can help encourage the body to build muscle mass and promote the production of Human Growth Hormone (hGH) which plays an important role in recovery and healing.
L-Carnitine is an amino acid that helps the body convert fat into energy, which can encourage fat burn to improve body composition and discourage the breakdown of muscle tissue for energy. L-carnitine has also shown success in reducing the buildup of lactic acid in the muscles, which is a major cause of soreness after intense workouts.
The ingredients in this IV therapy are natural vitamins, nutrients, and amino acids. They can help you reach your best performance, safely and legally.
Many athletes book IV infusion appointments weekly or monthly at the Defy Medical Tampa clinic to help get an edge over the competition (whether that’s a rival team or the guy next to you on the gym treadmill).
Athletic Recovery IV Infusion
This IV therapy can help your muscles recover after intense exercise or sports training. The nutrients also work to reverse the catabolic breakdown of muscle tissue, so you lose less muscle and feel less soreness and muscle fatigue.
The Athletic Recovery IV Infusion includes:
- 500 mL saline
- 30 mL BCAA (Branched-Chain Amino Acids)
- 10 mL L-Glutathione
- 5 mL Bi-Amino
Saline helps you rehydrate after a workout, which is key to avoiding fatigue and decreased physical ability.
Branched-Chain Amino Acids, often shortened to BCAA, are a combination of Leucine, Isoleucine, and Valine. “Branched-chain” refers to the chemical makeup of the amino acids. BCAAs have been shown to increase protein synthesis which helps build muscles, decrease muscle soreness and muscle damage after workouts, and reduce fatigue during workouts or game training.
L-Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant that helps counteract free radicals and protect from oxidative stress. It also shows promise in repairing cell damage and assisting with the metabolism of toxins. L-Glutathione can assist with the stress, cell damage, and creation of free radicals that intense exercise regimens often cause.
Bi-Amino is a combination of the amino acids L-Arginine and L-Citrulline. Bi-Amino performs many functions, including naturally encouraging the production of Human Growth Hormone (hGH). hGH is responsible for wound healing and recovery among other things, so it can assist with muscle rebuilding after intense workouts. Bi-Amino can also help enhance athletic performance and improve lean body mass.
Delivering these nutrients to the bloodstream allows for maximum absorption and usage by the body, when and where you need it most.
If you’re a serious athlete or bodybuilder who puts time and dedication into your physical fitness, the Athletic Performance and Athletic Recovery IV infusions can help give you the edge you need to reach your goals.
You can consult with a knowledgeable provider at the Defy Medical Tampa clinic about which IV works best for you.
Executive Stress IV Infusion
This IV infusion is designed for high-performing professionals who are looking for nutritional support to offset the stress of heavy workloads, travel, and other facets of their work life.
If you’re a career-driven person who regularly deals with high levels of job-related stress and pressure, this IV can give you the boost you need to meet your next challenge head-on.
This IV therapy includes:
- 500 mL of saline for hydration
- 30 mL of Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)
- 5 mL B5 (Dexpanthenol)
- 3 mL B6 (Pyridoxine)
- 5 mL B12 (Methylcobalamin)
- 5 mL B3 (Niacin)
- 6 mL Magnesium
- 10 mL Calcium Gluconate
- 5 mL Zinc
- 10 mL L-Glutathione
- 3 mL Bi-Amino
- 5ml Alpha Lipoic Acid
Chronic stress and its hormone, cortisol, can take a toll on the immune system over time. Vitamin C provides immune support as well as anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.
Vitamin B5 is known as the “anti-stress vitamin” because it can help regulate the amount of cortisol in the blood and repair damage to cells and tissues caused by ongoing stress. Meanwhile, vitamin B6 helps regulate serotonin levels in the body. Serotonin is the hormone responsible for making us feel happy and at peace. Elevated cortisol levels can interrupt the function of serotonin, leading to more anxiety and fewer positive feelings. B6 is also involved in the production of the calming neurotransmitter GABA and the pleasure hormone Dopamine.
Chronic stress can cause a decrease in B5 and B6 levels, which means supplementation is more important during these times to avoid a deficiency. Supplementing Vitamin B5 and B6 together can help rebalance cortisol and serotonin levels, for better moods and less anxiety.
Vitamin B12 can help improve your mood and provide antioxidant effects. It can also help ease inflammation caused by ongoing stress. Vitamin B3 has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, as well, along with improving circulation.
Replenishing trace minerals and electrolytes like magnesium, calcium, and zinc help with your body’s overall function. Magnesium also plays a role in the body’s stress response as well as regulating neurotransmitters, which can help ease stress and anxiety symptoms. Supplementing with zinc can help support your immune system, and zinc can also temporarily inhibit adrenal production of cortisol.
L-Glutathione has powerful antioxidant properties and can repair the cellular damage caused by stress as well as support the immune system.
Bi-Amino consists of L-Arginine and L-Citrulline, amino acids that have many positive effects. These include acting as an antioxidant, improving circulation, naturally lowering blood pressure, encouraging the production of Human Growth Hormone (the hormone responsible for wound healing and recovery), supporting kidney function, and more.
Alpha Lipoic Acid is an antioxidant that can fight free radicals and oxidative stress while reducing inflammation and protecting cells.
If you’re a busy professional, you’re likely looking for the most efficient and effective way to get the nutritional support you need. Look no further than this IV infusion designed specifically for your lifestyle. The Executive Stress IV Infusion delivers all these nutrients directly to the bloodstream for immediate use by the body.
IV therapy at Defy Medical takes place in a spa-like environment, so you feel relaxed and able to focus on your wellness. We can administer IVs in about half the time compared to other clinics, as well, which makes our IV infusions convenient for busy professionals who have places to be.
Additional Vitamin Shots
During your appointment at the Defy Medical Tampa clinic, you can request additional injectable nutrition based on what you’re hoping to achieve with your treatment.
Our knowledgeable clinic staff will let you know which injections work well with your chosen IV therapy, and if there are any you should avoid based on the contents of your IV infusion.
Available Injectable nutrients include:
- Vitamin D3
- B12 (Methylcobalamin)
- Vitamin D3
- Bi-Amino (L-Arginine, L-Citrulline)
- Trace Minerals (Zinc, Copper, Selenium, Manganese)
Customized IV Infusions
Not seeing anything that meets your needs in the list of IV infusions we offer? You can also create your own customized IV infusion based on your goals for therapy. This IV can include any of the ingredients listed in the established IV infusions above.
When you visit the Tampa clinic, you’ll be able to consult with our clinic staff to come up with a customized IV for you. You’ll be provided a menu of options and an explanation of each nutrient’s benefits.
Our patients find this option useful if they’ve tried injectable nutrition and IV therapy before and know which combinations work best for them. If it’s your first time trying IV therapy, we typically recommend going with our specially formulated IV infusions.
The Defy Medical Tampa Clinic: Integrative Wellness Therapies
The Defy Medical Tampa clinic offers treatments that help you prioritize your health and wellness.
Nutrition is a big part of your overall quality of life, and deficiencies can cause fatigue, lowered immune system, general malaise, headaches and migraines, difficulty recovering after exercise, and other negative effects.
With IV infusion therapy and injectable nutrition, you can take control of your nutrition for better health and performance. Optimizing your nutrition can also help support your body if you’re a high-performing athlete or professional who wants to be at the top of your game.
In addition to IV therapy and injectable nutrition, the Defy Medical Tampa Clinic also offers:
- Ketamine Therapy
- PRP Injections for Hair Loss, Joint Pain, Male Sexual Health, and Female Sexual Health
- Shockwave Therapy
- Aesthetic Injections
- Physical Exams and Blood Draws for HRT Patients