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  • Dr. Jay

11 Intravenous Therapy Options to Enhance Your Life

Whether you struggle with a health condition or you’re looking to cure a hangover fast, IV therapy could be beneficial for you.

Are you looking for safe and effective ways to look and feel better? IV therapy could be the right treatment for you. There are numerous different types of intravenous therapies that can offer you a range of benefits and help you reach your health goals. Following is the how, what, and why!

What Is IV Therapy?

The first step to understanding what this type of therapy can do for you is to discuss what it is. You've probably seen the term "IV" before, which stands for “intravenous.” This means that the treatment is injected into your bloodstream, making it a super fast and effective treatment method for a variety of conditions and concerns.

Infusion therapy is done intravenously. Liquid is delivered directly into a vein via a needle and IV drip – usually in the hand or lower arm.

Which fluid will be injected into your body depends on what your treatment needs are. The fluid will contain vitamins, minerals, or medications and can help you with a range of issues from dehydration to treating heart disease.

The 11 Types of IV Therapy Available from Enhanced Wellness of New Mexico

At our clinic, we offer several different types of IV therapy. Here's a close look at what each one of them can offer you.

Alpha Lipoic Acid

There are plenty of benefits that come with this type of infusion. Alpha-lipoic acid can be found within your own body naturally. Specifically, you can find it in the liver. It has powerful antioxidant properties and therefore can be particularly beneficial for those who struggle with diabetes. It can also be effective for preventing cancer.

ALA’s main role is to help metabolize the glucose that you consume, which makes it helpful for diabetes patients. It can also recycle vitamins C and E in your body, preventing deficiencies in either vitamin and protecting you from premature aging.

Chelation for Heavy Metals

Chelation is a type of bonding that happens within your body. The drugs in this type of infusion bind to the heavy metals in your body, thus removing them from your system. This is important since there are many different heavy metals that we are exposed to daily. Over time, these metals can build up and if left unchecked could potentially cause toxic and dangerous effects on your body.

Some of the metals that this type of infusion can help to remove include lead, arsenic, copper, cadmium, mercury, and aluminum. Removing these metals will reduce your risk of stroke, heart attacks, different types of cancer, and will help keep your mind sharp as you age.

Plaquex® for Heart Disease

Heart disease is a serious issue that affects millions of people. Your heart is one of the most important organs in your body, and if it's not working the way it should then your overall health could be at serious risk.

The Plaquex® formula has been in use for the past 55 years in about a quarter of the world’s countries. Originally developed to dissolve fatty embolus during and after trauma surgery, it was also used to treat liver disease.

In the 1990’s, Plaquex® use shifted to treating plaque deposits — mostly in combination with EDTA chelation infusions. Since then, results have been so dramatic, it has become a treatment in its own right. By observing their patients, many doctors discovered that their patients started looking younger and healthier after numerous treatments.

Glutathione Therapy

Illnesses and conditions like dementia, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's disease, and multiple sclerosis can affect your quality of life. But with proper management of your symptoms, you can continue to live the full, happy life you want. Infusions are a great way to help you keep symptoms in check.

Glutathione acts as a super-strong antioxidant, which makes glutathione therapy a super effective way to protect many different tissues and processes within your body. It can also be helpful for those looking to boost their immune system, treat diabetes, treat anemia, and help those with liver disease.

High Dose Vitamin C

Vitamin C is readily available in many foods, but for a more potent treatment option, infusions can help. This vitamin is an incredibly powerful antioxidant that can provide you with an array of health benefits.

One of the major benefits is that vitamin C can help protect against cancer. In fact, it can kill cancer cells when it's injected into the body. But, while it will attack and kill cancerous cells, it is non-toxic to healthy cells. High doses of vitamin C can also help your body heal faster when you have sustained an injury and can treat illnesses ranging from common colds to Lyme Disease.


Ketamine can be a very effective treatment for depression. Depression is a serious mood disorder that can affect the quality of your life. In some cases, depression can even be fatal. This is why it's important to consider treatment options like IV Ketamine therapy.

Ketamine therapy has been proven to be extremely successful in treating patients with depression. But that's not the only thing it can treat and manage. Patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder and PTSD can also reap the benefits. Physical ailments it can treat include fibromyalgia, migraines, as well as chronic pain.

Myers Cocktail

This infusion was engineered by Dr. John Myers more than 50 years ago. This cocktail of vitamins and nutrients includes vitamin C which, of course, is a fantastic antioxidant. It also contains B vitamins which offer a huge array of health benefits. Because it's made up of so many different carefully studied nutrients, the Myers cocktail can help treat and manage a variety of conditions.

Those who experience chronic fatigue, depression, asthma, fibromyalgia, and dementia will all feel a difference when receiving this infusion. It can also help to boost your immune system, lessen the severity of muscle spasms, and assist with chronic fatigue.


Cholesterol and plaque buildup in your cardiovascular system can put you at significant risk for health complications. Plaquex is a carefully formulated infusion that has been used for over 50 years to help with a variety of problems.

First, it was used to dissolve intravascular fat during and after trauma surgery, but Plaquex can offer you other health benefits, too. It can get rid of arterial plaques and help lower cholesterol. If you struggle with liver disease, then Plaquex can offer you an effective treatment option. It will also improve the function of your enzymes and help your body absorb nutrients more easily.


This infusion blend contains several different ingredients including different B vitamins, palladium bonded to alpha-lipoic acid, N-acetyl cysteine, formyl-methionine, and small amounts of rhodium, ruthenium, and molybdenum. So what do all of these ingredients do? They help your cells work more efficiently and also provide antioxidant properties.

Because it is an injection, Poly-MVA can be an effective treatment method for situations where other methods of taking in vitamins and nutrients may not be possible. It can help prevent cell damage, protecting the liver, and supporting your nerve function along with a myriad of other benefits.

Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation

If you suffer from an immune disorder, then ultraviolet blood irradiation could be helpful. A compromised autoimmune system will leave you more at risk for serious illness and infection. Managing your condition with this type of intravenous therapy can provide you with several different benefits.

Those with Lyme disease, psoriasis, certain cancers, and chronic infections will appreciate UVBI's ability to help your immune system fight off infection, remove toxins from the body, eliminate bacterial and fungal growth, and help the tissues in your body more easily absorb oxygen. Those with Lyme disease, a serious condition, may find their illness eased or even eliminated with this type of treatment.

What Happens When I Get IV Therapy?

Once we have discussed your concerns and goals with you, you will be given your treatment in a safe, welcoming environment at our clinic. You'll relax in a reclining chair, and our technicians will clean the area where the injection is being given. The fluid will be given to you using a needle and intravenous drip.

The length of time treatment takes will depend on the type of infusion you are receiving, as well as the dosage. It can range anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours.

Get the Benefits of IV Therapy at Our Clinic

When you visit us, you can trust that you're getting your infusions from highly trained technicians who work in a clean, comfortable, and safe environment. If you are ready to feel the difference IV therapy can make in your life, visit us at Enhanced Wellness of New Mexico in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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