Ingredients - PUREDROPIV serving clients in Washington DC & Northern VA

Ingredients

What is in Our IV Drips

INGREDIENTS

IV FLUIDS:

The base of each of our IV fluids is a sterile saline solution consisting simply of water and sodium chloride. This hydrating solution dilutes medication and makes it easy to send vitamins throughout the body.

 

IV therapy delivers the same vitamins that you may ingest in supplements; however, the IV solution comes with a 100% absorption rate, making it the most effective way for your body to maximize the benefits of each vitamin.

 

Not only does IV therapy provide important nutrients and medication, it also hydrates. Proper hydration can enhance endurance, cushion joints, improve mood, promote efficient energy production, maintain cardiovascular health, and improve mental clarity and concentration.

Vitamin C

Ascorbic Acid, what you likely know as Vitamin C, helps maintain bones, muscles and the circulatory system, and supports immunity.

 

A critical element for healing wounds, Vitamin C also is known to reduce stretch marks as it promotes the biosynthesis of collagen. An antioxidant, Vitamin C reduces effects of free radicals that lead to aging and tissue damage and assists in regenerating the body’s other antioxidants.

 

Studies have demonstrated Vitamin C to be beneficial in reducing redox reactions that can lead to cancer, slowing down the formation of carcinogens and regulating immune response. When given in IV form, Vitamin C can help produce hydrogen peroxide, which damages the DNA of cancer cells enough to lead to cell death. Because healthy cells are more efficient than cancer cells at removing hydrogen peroxide, this IV treatment does not harm healthy cells.

Glutathione

Glutathione is an antioxidant that prevents cellular damage and detoxifies the body. Glutathione plays a role in many biochemical reactions, metabolic processes, and DNA repair and synthesis. Studies show this antioxidant also slows the aging process.

 

While glutathione occurs naturally in the human body, the amount of glutathione in cellular fluids does decrease over time, making one less effective in removing free radicals. It’s also possible to be deficient in glutathione, which may lead to more oxidative stress.

 

In reducing oxidative stress on the body and shielding cellular macromolecules from redox reactions, glutathione detoxifies the body. Free radicals are neutralized and cell excretion is facilitated. Plus, by recycling vitamin C and vitamin E, glutathione protects cells from harmful oxidants.

B-Complex

B-Complex vitamins are a family of water-soluble vitamins with benefits that range from boosting immune function to converting food to energy to cardiovascular support and more. They’re also known to contribute to healthy hair, skin and nails. B-complex vitamins promote an overall younger and healthier appearance due to their ability to fight free radicals that lead to aging. Because the B-Complex has so many benefits, we use it in many of our IV treatments.

A-List of the B-Complex Vitamins:

  • B1 (thiamine)
  • B2 (riboflavin)
  • B3 (niacin)
  • B5 (pantothenic acid)
  • B6 (pyridoxine)
  • B7 (biotin)
  • B12 (cyanocobalamin)

Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)

Thiamine, Vitamin B1 supports the immune system and helps convert fat and carbohydrates into energy. B1 is also essential for a healthy brain and nervous system, and plays vital roles in muscle contraction and the conduction of nerve signals.

 

This water-soluble vitamin can be found in meat, legumes, whole grains and nuts. Thiamine deficiency may affect the cardiovascular, nervous and immune systems, and is more likely to affect individuals with chronic alcohol abuse.

Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)

Riboflavin boosts metabolism and supports the immune system. It breaks down carbohydrates, proteins and fats into glucose. In converting food to energy, this B vitamin also helps maintain a healthy metabolism.

 

Studies have shown Riboflavin may be effective in reducing migraine headaches and preventing cancer. It also may reduce risk of coronary heart disease and stroke.

 

Because riboflavin is easily found in many foods, deficiency tends to involve individuals with poor diets, problems with alcohol abuse or digestive issues like Celiac Disease.

Vitamin B3 (Niacin)

Niacin can help lower cholesterol, acts as an antioxidant, aids in metabolism and plays a significant role in DNA synthesis.

 

It’s important to note that while niacin is powerful in lowering LDL (bad) cholesterol, it’s not considered a preferred treatment as it can be harmful in larger doses.

 

Vitamin B3 can also raise HDL (good) cholesterol levels, lower triglyceride levels and reduce oxidative stress and inflammation to help in the prevention of heart disease. Studies have shown promises results in reducing symptoms of arthritis as well.

 

Niacin is essential for brain function. Individuals with niacin deficiency may experience brain fog and even psychiatric2 symptoms. Other symptoms of deficiency include memory loss, headache, depression, skin problems, diarrhea and fatigue.

Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid)

Pantothenic acid helps convert food into energy and promotes healthy hair, skin, eyes and liver. Vitamin B5 synthesizes an enzyme that is critical for converting foods into fatty acids and cholesterol as well as metabolizing some drugs and toxic safely in the liver.

 

Vitamin B5 is important for healthy digestion. It also helps the body utilize other vitamins like B2. It is found in most foods.

 

The Benefits of B5:

  • May advance the healing process of wounds
  • May improve acne and reduce acne-related blemishes
  • May lower cholesterol
  • May affect rheumatoid arthritis as there is a correlation between arthritis and low levels of B5

Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)

Pyridoxine, or Vitamin B6, helps more than 100 enzymes carry out functions including breaking down food, maintaining normal levels of homocysteine, supporting brain health and supporting the immune system.

 

Medical professionals have often recommended that pregnant patients with morning sickness take a B6 supplement to reduce nausea. There is also a correlation between adequate levels of B6 and lower risk of cancer, though no cause-and-effect relationship has been demonstrated.

 

Vitamin B6 deficiency most often occurs when vitamin B12 and folic acid are low as well. Symptoms may include skin conditions, confusion, microcytic anemia, depression and lowered immunity.

Vitamin B7 (Biotin)

You may know Biotin, Vitamin B7, as a typical ingredient in beauty products as it leads to improved overall health, strength and appearance of hair, skin and nails.

 

Beyond beauty, B7 helps in metabolizing fats and carbs to give you energy, encourage healthy psychological function and maintain the nervous system.

 

Biotin deficiency is rare. Symptoms may include: depression, hair loss, dermatitis, decrease in mental cognition, reduced muscle tone (hypotonia) or reduced muscle coordination (ataxia).

Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin)

Known for helping maintain peak neurological function, B12 is associated with increasing energy, assisting with concentration and preventing memory loss.

 

This member of the B-Complex family is critical to the formation of red blood cells, playing a big part in DNA synthesis.

 

Anemia may be seen in individuals with low levels of B12. At times, other medical conditions may make the absorption of B12 difficult. This increases the risk of B12 deficiency, symptoms being fatigue, anemia and neurological issues4 like depression, memory issues and dementia.

 

The most effective way to correct a B12 deficiency is an IV treatment.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is essential for several reasons. The human body is capable of producing vitamin D as a response to sun exposure. Additionally, Vitamin D can be boosted in the body via the consumption of certain foods or supplements. Vitamin D plays a few essential roles within the body such as: supporting healthy bones and teeth; promoting immune health, brain, & nervous system health; regulating insulin levels and supporting diabetes management; & supporting lung function and cardiovascular health.

 

Symptoms of Vitamin D deficiency may include:

  • frequent illness or infection
  • fatigue
  • bone and back pain
  • low mood
  • impaired wound healing
  • hair loss
  • muscle pain

Amino Acids

These organic compounds combine to form proteins. As the foundation of chemical reactions in the body, they are essential for many reasons, from growth and healing, digestion, and helping create muscles, skin, and tissue to regulating mood and producing neurotransmitters.

 

There are three types of amino acids. Essential amino acids must be ingested through food as people do not naturally produce them. Nonessential amino acids are produced daily by the body. Finally, conditional amino acids come in when individuals are battling an illness or facing stress. A balance of both essential and nonessential amino acids is necessary for all. Without them, proteins in muscle and tissue begin to degrade.

 

Studies show amino acids improve endurance and ability to exercise. Here’s how amino acids may affect performance:

  • Boosting metabolism by increasing anabolic hormones
  • Modifying the way an individual uses energy during activity
  • Altering the rate at which serotonin is produced to delay fatigue

Magnesium

Magnesium has a significant role in protein synthesis and energy production. More than 300 biochemical reactions and enzyme systems use this mineral.

 

We use magnesium in many of our IV treatments because it is involved in so many important functions. Healthy levels of magnesium maintain nerve function, muscle function, and bone strength; regulate blood pressure, heartbeat and blood sugar; and boost immune system support and energy levels.

 

Why Magnesium Supplementation May Be Beneficial

  • May improve symptoms of major depression; there is a correlation between magnesium deficiency and lower serotonin.
  • Symptoms of low magnesium levels include numbness, fatigue, muscle weakness or cramps.
  • Magnesium deficiency may be associated with cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and Alzheimer’s.
  • Athletes with low magnesium may experience improved muscular function, performance and energy levels if they take supplements.
  • IV therapy is a quick and easy way to correct magnesium levels

Taurine

Taurine is an essential amino acid that is most often delivered through fish, meat and dairy in diets. Taurine deficiency is rare for this reason, but vegetarians and vegans may consider supplementing. Signs of taurine deficiency include changes in vision, weight gain, kidney issues, depression and anxiety.

 

Taurine has been used to enhance athletic performance as it prevents oxidative stress induced by activity and may lessen fatigue and improve muscle function.

 

Taurine has a role in many bodily functions. Taurine regulates minerals, muscle growth, immune system health, antioxidant function and anti-inflammatory function. It also maintains nervous system and metabolic function.

Zinc

Zinc is a metal that plays a role in metabolism, immune support, healing functions and hormonal systems. Individuals must consume zinc daily to maintain healthy levels.

 

Studies show that zinc is an effective treatment early in the onset of a cold. If taken within 24 hours of the first symptom, zinc can reduce a cold’s duration and severity. Further studies show zinc to be an effective immune booster as infections and illnesses were demonstrated to be lower in patients who took zinc supplements.

 

Zinc also is critical for the production of testosterone, so supplementation may be useful for men as they age and levels naturally decrease. Zinc also helps women make estrogen and progesterone and affects fertility. Because it regulates another hormone, insulin, zinc is also important for diabetics.

 

Low zinc levels may result in fatigue because zinc helps convert carbohydrates into energy. More signs of low zinc include weight gain or loss, low libido, infertility, low immunity, wounds taking a long time to heal, digestive issues, brain fog, PMS and cravings.

INTRAMUSCULAR INJECTIONS:

MIC B12 (Methionine, Inositol, Choline, Cyanocobalamin)

Methionine Inositol Choline (MIC) Injections, also known as Lipotropic Injections, help burn fat and boost energy.

 

The Ingredients:

  • Methionine is an essential amino acid that helps break down fat in the liver and prevents fat buildup in the liver and circulatory system, leading to reduced cholesterol. It also reduces fatigue and may help with allergies. 
  • Inositol is a B-vitamin that promotes healthy nerves and cells, assists in metabolizing fats, helps lower cholesterol and participates in the action of serotonin.
  • Choline is an essential nutrient that supports the liver as it processes and rids itself of waste. It also supports the endocrine, hepatic and cardiovascular systems metabolize and transport fats and cholesterol.
  • Cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B-12) is a form of B-12 that increases overall metabolic rate, boots energy, helps burn fat stored in the body, detoxifies, increases red blood cells, promotes a healthy liver, slows aging, and regulates mood, sleep and appetite.

This injection stimulates the liver to optimize the metabolic process. Combined with a healthy diet and exercise, these help you lose fat and gain energy.

Lipo-Mino Mix

This also burns fat and boosts energy to encourage healthy weight loss. Each ingredient serves an important purpose.

 

The Ingredients:

  • Thiamine (B1) supports the immune system and helps convert fat and carbohydrates into energy. 
  • Riboflavin (B2) boosts metabolism and supports the immune system.
  • Pyridoxine (B6) promotes red blood cell production and converts food to energy.
  • Carnitine improves energy and fat metabolism, reduces recovery time and enhances muscle building potential.
  • Hydroxocobalamin promotes increased energy and healthy nerve cells.
  • Methionine is an essential amino acid that helps break down fat in the liver and prevents fat buildup in the liver and circulatory system, leading to reduced cholesterol. It also reduces fatigue and may help with allergies.
  • Inositol is a B-vitamin that promotes healthy nerves and cells, assists in metabolizing fats, helps lower cholesterol and participates in the action of serotonin.
  • Choline is an essential nutrient that supports the liver as it processes and rids itself of waste. It also supports the endocrine, hepatic and cardiovascular systems metabolize and transport fats and cholesterol.
  • Cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B-12) is a form of B-12 that increases overall metabolic rate, boots energy, helps burn fat stored in the body, detoxifies, increases red blood cells, promotes a healthy liver, slows aging, and regulates mood, sleep and appetite.