Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA)
Uses: Antioxidant that is commonly used for neuropathies and other nerve-related symptoms, along with improving blood sugar levels in patients with Diabetes mellitus or insulin resistance. It can be used to help prevent cell damage in the body and restore other vitamin levels. It may also be helpful in certain liver diseases.
Uses: These are the building blocks of the body and are a source of energy. Nine out of the 20 amino acids are not made by the body and must come from diet. We can now give patients these amino acids intravenously. They regulate various processes within the body and help forms organs and other tissues, including muscle. They can be used for pre- and post-surgical patients to help reduce loss of hormones, detox from medications/drugs, and improve recovery rates. May also help with anxiety, sleep, and healing.
Uses: Made up of 3 amino acids, glutathione is one of the most powerful antioxidants and can help with detoxification and preventing damage to many cell types. It can help boost your immune system, reduce oxidative stress, increase tissue building and repair, and improve various conditions, such as fatigue, liver disease, skin issues, Parkinson’s disease and peripheral arterial disease.
Uses: Various minerals can be given to help support the body’s natural processes and functioning. Can be beneficial for patients who have deficiencies in one, or more, nutrients. Will be absorbed much quicker and at higher concentration than in an oral supplement. Common minerals used include calcium, magnesium, zinc, copper, chromium, etc.
Uses: A water-soluble vitamin that humans need to get from external sources, vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant. It plays a role in immune function and helps us absorb iron. It is also used for healing, brain chemical formation, protein metabolism, reducing oxidative stress, etc. Can be of benefit for many conditions, including infectious diseases, autoimmune issues, pre- and post-surgery, cancer, etc.
Uses: This is a combination of various nutrients (including B vitamins, vitamin C, magnesium, etc.) that is used to help with energy production and stress. It has been shown to be effective in a large list of conditions, such as fatigue, headaches, muscle spasms, respiratory problems, seasonal allergies, heart disease, immune deficiencies, etc.
Uses: An essential water-soluble vitamin that needs to come from our diet, typically animal products. Often found to be deficient in many people, particularly vegans. Symptoms of a deficiency may include fatigue, memory loss, and neuropathy. It helps your body use fat and carbohydrates for energy and to make new protein. Also important for blood cells and nerves.
Uses: Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is activated through exposure of our skin to sunlight. It acts as a hormone that supports immune system function, but also promotes calcium absorption from the blood into bones. It is particularly important during the winter months due to lack of sunlight exposure. Often used to help support immune function and improve inflammatory conditions and autoimmune diseases, as well as osteopenia/osteoporosis.
Uses: A hormone that is needed in both men and women, testosterone can be given as an injection for patients that do not produce high enough levels. In men, levels decrease as they age and which can cause mood disturbances, poor muscle mass, breast development, erectile dysfunction, etc. In women, low levels can cause poor bone mineral density, reduced muscle mass, and lack of libido.