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IV Nutrition

IV nutrition is a therapy that is becoming increasingly popular. It is a method of administering vitamins and minerals directly to the bloodstream. This technique allows us to achieve higher than normal blood levels of nutrients and these increased levels can provide an immediate therapeutic response by correcting deficiencies.

Possible effects:

  • Enhancement of general wellbeing
  • Anti-ageing
  • Detoxifying
  • Fat burning
  • Immune system boost
  • Improving energy levels
  • Mood support
  • Improving the health of hair
  • Increase athletic ability
  • Skin lightening
  • Sleep Improvement

Fast acting with long lasting effects

At Skin Cliniq our intra-muscular boosters take just seconds and IV infusions take 30-60 minutes. Many patients begin to feel the effects during the treatment which then continues over the following hours and days. It doesn’t take long to start feeling refreshed, re-energised, and revitalized.

A formula that’s right for you:

Whether you are male or female, young or old, have an active lifestyle or are chained to a desk, everyone is unique and so are their nutrient requirements. There are many different treatment options for IV therapy depending on individual goals. At Skin Cliniq, our treatments are tailor-made for each patient in order to meet a range of different health and well-being needs.

At Skin Cliniq, all of the intravenous protocols we use have been thoroughly researched and developed by a team of leading doctors, naturopathic doctors and nutritionists.

Is intravenous nutrition therapy safe?

Side effects are extremely rare, and almost always are limited to local irritation of the vein. Most commonly, patients can feel a minor sensation of heat and flushing (a magnesium effect), and the taste of vitamins soon after the infusion begins.

Some patients even experience a feeling of relaxation when the infusion begins. Rarely, some patients can feel nauseous, so it is always best to eat just prior to your appointment, and bring some snacks with you to your appointment.

Why intravenous nutrition over oral supplements?

The substances used in IV therapy are vitamins, minerals and water, all of which are classified as “essential nutrients”. It’s an apt name, as they are “essential” for life, however there are also nutrients that the body cannot synthesise on its own. Traditionally they were obtained from food we eat, but modern food is often modified and over processed, leaving many of us severely deficient in these essential nutrients.

IV nutrition delivers high levels of nutrients directly into the bloodstream. Oral supplements of vitamins and minerals can only do so much because our digestive system blocks high levels of nutrition consumed orally.

IV therapy also avoid side effects like upset stomach and diarrhoea that can occur with high dose oral vitamins.

How is IV therapy delivered?

There is minimal discomfort during the procedure as a 23 guage needle is used – the same as for a blood test, and the infusion is given very slowly over 20minutes to an hour.

Vitamin Cocktail Menu:

IV Wellness Drip (Myers’ Cocktail)

The Wellness Drip (Myers’ cocktail) is named after the late Dr. John Myers. It works as a natural antihistamine and whether you are generally healthy or searching for complementary therapy for a wide range of health concerns. This cocktail helps promote overall rejuvenation and well-being.

The Myers’ Cocktail contains:

  • Vitamin C – Vitamin B1 (Thiamine-HCL)
  • Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin-5-phosphate) – Vitamin B3 (Nicotinamide)
  • Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine-HCL) – Vitamin B5 (D-Panthenol)
  • Magnesium Chloride – Vitamin B12 (Hydroxocobalamin)
  • Folic Acid

We recommend a course of 6 treatments spread over 6-8 weeks.

Anti-ageing Formula IV

Being IV, unlike most anti-ageing treatments, this formula works at a cellular level. This can help to fight free radicals and combat the signs of ageing and can give the appearance of younger looking skin with a healthy glow from the inside out.

Jam packed with vitamins, minerals and amino-acids and the ultimate mother of all antioxidants (glutathione), this drip is aimed to stimulate your elastin production and may restore your collagen, hydrate and rejuvenate your skin and even out your skin tone.

IV Detox Fat Burning

The IV diet and detox drip burns body fat, enhances energy levels and reduces the body’s toxic load.  The diet and detox drip combines a blend of vitamins, minerals and amino acids to help you achieve your ideal body – by reducing toxic load and helping the body function effectively in order to burn off stubborn body fat.
Amino acids like taurine boost the benefits of the drip – it’s a detoxifier and digestion aid, and even helps improve athletic performance – while minerals like Zinc affect the regulation of blood sugar. Everything combines to help you look and feel great.

  • Vitamin C –  Vitamin B-12 (Hydroxycobalamin)
  • Vitamin B5 (Dexpanthenol) – Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)
  • B Complex – Magnesium Sulphate
  • Calcium Gluconate                                 – Selenium
  • Zinc – Glutathione
  • Arginine             – Carnitine
  • Glutamine – Methionine
  • Ornithine – Phenylalanine
  • Taurine

We recommend a course of 6 treatments spread over 6-8 weeks.

Fat Burn IM Shot

Intramuscular injections are given when a slower effect or a prolonged effect (depot effect) is required versus a rapid intravenous effect.

  • Methionine –  Inositol
  • Thiamine – Riboflavin
  • Niacin – Vitamin B5 (Dexpanthenol)
  • Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) – Hydroxycobalamin
  • Zinc – Glutathione
  • Leucine – L – Carnitine
  • Vitamin C

We recommend a course of 6 treatments spread over 6-8 weeks.

IV Immuno Booster

The IV solution is for those needing a bit of a boost with the drip fighting off radical damage and oxidative stress and feeling better faster. As you would expect, Vitamin C is present in high doses, but it’s also combined with Zinc, B Vitamins and powerful antioxidants to maximise its effect on the immune response. The B vitamins also help to increase energy levels and fight the sluggishness that comes from feeling off colour.

  • Vitamin C –  Vitamin B-12 (Hydroxycobalamin)
  • Vitamin B5 (Dexpanthenol) – Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)
  • B Complex – Magnesium Sulphate
  • Calcium Gluconate – Selenium
  • Zinc – Arginine                                                                                          –
  • Glutamine – Lysine
  • Taurine – Glutathione push

We recommend a course of 6 treatments spread over 6-8 weeks.

IV ATP Energiser

With higher doses of the energy-boosting B Vitamins than the other IVs combined with Magnesium, this drip helps your body to create and use its energy more efficiently, making you feel healthier and more alert

But that’s not all, these essential nutrients will also help detox your body, lift your mood and boost your energy too!

  • Vitamin C –  Magnesium DL hydrogenaspartate
  • Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) – Vitamin B-12 (Hydroxycobalamin)
  • Vitamin B5 (Dexpanthenol) – Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)
  • Thiamine – Adenocylcobalamine
  • Taurin – Arginine
  • Glycine – Carnetine                                                                                            –
  • Magnesium sulfate – Glutathione push

We recommend a course of 6 treatments spread over 6-8 weeks.

IV Mood Support

Many people feel the need to relax more, and our specially formulated drip is designed to help relax the mind and body. It combines the ultimate classic drip – for overall wellbeing – with a formula designed to support and enhance the mental faculties. High dose glutamine, carnitine and ornithine have a positive impact on peace of mind, balance in stressful situations, and improved concentration.

  • Vitamin C – Vitamin B5 (Dexpanthenol)
  • Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) – Glutathione
  • Vitamin B12 (Hydroxycobalamin) – B Complex
  • Magnesium Chloride                – B3 (Niacin)
  • Selenium – Zinc
  • Calcium Chloride – Potassium chloride
  • GlutathioneWe recommend a course of 6 treatments spread over 6-8 weeks.
IV Hair Tonic

A combination of high grade vitamins and anti-oxidants reaches the cellular level to optimise hair health and hormonal balance within the body.

  • Vitamin C – Magnesium Chloride
  • Calcium Chloride – Selenium
  • Zinc – Vitamin B Complex
  • Vitamin B5 (Dexpanthenol) – Methylcobalamin
  • Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) – Potassium
  • Arginine – Cysteine                                                                              –
  • Methionine – Lysine
  • Glutathione push
IV Athlete and Sports Drip

This drip is designed to give you the energy you need without resorting to sugar packed and unhealthy drinks. This drip will help deliver the energy you need just when it matters.

IV therapy can provide sustainable energy lifts that avoid the precipitous crashes caused by energy drinks, giving you a boost to your peak performance.

Packed with high concentrations of the energy-boosting B vitamins, plus powerful amino acids including taurine, glutamine and carnitine, the athletic drip is a popular choice for enhancing performance and improving recovery times.

  • Vitamin C – Vitamin B-12 (Hydroxycobalamin)
  • Vitamin B5 (Dexpanthenol) – Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)
  • B Complex – Magnesium Sulphate
  • Calcium Gluconate – Arginine
  • Carnitine – Glutamine
  • Taurine

Why would this benefit me?

  • Vitamin C
    Every cell and tissue needs this antioxidant nutrient for healthy growth, development and repair. It is involved in many body functions, including: Skin, wound healing, blood flow, lowering cholesterol protecting against harmful effects of stress.
  • The B Vitamins: B12, B5, B6 and B Complex
    Help convert food into energy, involved in cell metabolism, promote cell growth, form red blood cells, enhance the immune system, maintain healthy skin and muscle tone.
  • Magnesium Sulphate
    Essential for healthy bones, teeth, heart tissue and brain. Critical for energy production at the cellular level.
  • Calcium Gluconate
    Is especially essential for athletes who are more likely to lose calcium. Calcium is important for strong bones and muscle contraction. Reduced levels of calcium can result in muscle cramps.

The Amino acids – the building blocks of Protein

  • Arginine
    Performs many vital functions, it has significant effect on the regulation and tone of the blood vessels.
    Improves: Cardiovascular health, immune system, insulin resistance, collagen production and excess fat burning.
  • Carnitine
    Exercise and training can lead to a deficiency. It performs many essential functions, including energy metabolism. Improves: The immune system, fat burning and supports the heart.
  • Glutamine
    The demand increases in physical and mental stress and the production slows down with age.
    This amino acid is integral to a whole host of systems in the body.
    Involved in the immune system, antioxidant production and a major component of muscle tissue and metabolism, therefore an important aid to recuperation.
  • Taurine – Perform better and recover faster
    One of its many benefits are supporting improved endurance and performance in both aerobic and anaerobic systems sports.

Taurine can increase total fat oxidation, improving fat burning thereby improving performance and time to exhaustion via better fat burning. It also help fast-twitch muscle peak force by supporting contractile properties and countering fatigue.

We recommend a course of 6 treatments spread over 6-8 weeks.

IV Skin Lightening (IV Glutathione)

IV skin lightening with glutathione injections involve directly delivering glutathione, vitamin C and alpha lipoic acid into the bloodstream. Regular injections speed up cell turnover and generate permanent and long-lasting skin lightening results.

Glutathione works by inhibiting the production of tyrosine, the enzyme which is responsible for the production of melanin (pigment) in our skin. Aside from cosmetically lightening the skin, glutathione is a natural antioxidant which cleanses the liver and eliminates scavenging free radicals that contribute to a number of degenerative medical conditions.

Additionally, IV skin lightening with glutathione injections treat a number of dermatological conditions that are most prevalent in darker skin types. Oily skin, enlarged pores and hyperpigmentation can all be addressed with a professional course of IV Infusion treatments.

The duration of skin lightening depends very much on your skin tone. If you have medium brown skin, then we wold expect up to 6 months of weekly skin brightening drips. If you have dark brown skin, we would expect up to 12 months of weekly skin brightening drips. The result is patient dependent. One or two drips in clinic a week are advised, and for optimal results, at home use of suppositories.

Indications for IV Skin Lightening

  • Cosmetic skin lightening
  • Skin discolouration and acne scarring
  • Enlarged pores
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Various forms of hyperpigmentation, including melisma and UV damage in fairer skin types
Glutathione Suppositories

An optional, but recommended protocol in addition to IV Skin Lightening with glutathione to optimize skin lightening effects.

Vitamin B-12 Intra venous / Intra Muscular Booster shot

BENEFITS

  • Increases Natural Energy Levels
  • Augments Red Blood Cell Production
  • Helps Regulate Sleep, Mood and Appetite Cycles
  • Boosts Immune System

BEST FOR

  • Natural Energy Boost
  • Vegans
  • Athletes

Vitamin B12 injections are traditionally popular with athletes for its energy boosting effects and people with low B12 intake such as Vegans.

Vitamin B12 converts carbohydrates into glucose in the body, thus leading to energy production and a decrease in fatigue and lethargy. Vitamin B12 is also used for various health and wellness applications like boosting red blood cell production, and helping to regulate sleep, mood, and appetite cycles.

Experience natural energy lasting for days from a Vitamin B12 shot as opposed to short energy bursts with stimulants like caffeine.

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