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Why IV Nutritional Therapy?
And why have your infusion in a dental practice?
Treat your whole body while you treat your teeth. Advanced IV Nutritional Therapy for Optimal Health, Detoxification, and Improved Healing.
Why IV in our dental office?
Dr. Starkey has provided IV therapy with adjunctive medications safely since 1985. Training and experience makes for a comfortable experience for patients.
Dr. Starkey's Team makes it convenient to have your infusion therapy while you are getting your teeth cleaned or having other dental treatment, like fillings, veneers, dental surgery. In fact infusion therapy near the time of surgery or at the time with certain nutrients like Vitamin C gives your body the building blocks needed for collagen that makes up most of your gum tissue. It is a way to improve the post operative recovery and reduce complications in Dr. Starkey's' opinion.
What are the benefits of infusion therapy ?
Intravenous (IV) therapy is a method of delivering vitamins, minerals, and amino acids directly into the bloodstream used to correct intracellular nutrient deficiencies. It is not possible to receive the high nutrient dosage IV delivers through the blood through oral intake due to absorption limitations from the digestive process and the extraordinary burden placed on individuals to take 80+ capsules daily. Patients can receive up to 10-20 times the nutrients in one IV Therapy treatment as they could get orally in one day.
We offer treatments for general immune support, autoimmune therapies, detox therapy, whole body improvement, recovery from athletic events, or pre- hydration and vitamin boost before a sports event.
The prime example of this effect is the use of Vitamin C, otherwise known as Ascorbic Acid, when trying to overcome a viral infection due to a cold, flu or stomach ailment. The antiviral effects of Vitamin C are seen when blood levels are around 10-15 mg/dL. This level is achievable with IV therapy but not orally. Oral dosage typically peaks with blood levels around 1.2-4.0 mg/dL vs. IV therapy of 50-90 mg/dL.
IV Nutritional therapies are also useful in various detoxification programs, immune stimulation or, simply, because of depletion of your bodily reserves of vitamins, minerals and chelation compounds.
The list below is the kind of IV therapies that are being done. Dr. Starkey does NOT perform all of the treatments below. It is just to give you an idea of the extent that IV therapy's benefits to fit patient's needs.
Immune Drips: IV nutritional therapy infusions that include high dosage pharmaceutical grade Vitamin C found to be helpful for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease, chronic infections, Hepatitis, and Cancer.
Meyer’s Cocktail: IV vitamin and mineral therapy developed in the 1970’s by John Meyer, M.D., a physician at Johns Hopkins University. The “cocktail” is indicated for chronic fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Depression, muscle spasm,Asthma, hives, Congestive Heart Failure, Angina(chest pain), infections, and Senile Dementia.
Dr. Wright’s RMR: IV protocol developed by Jonathan Wright, M.D., that infuses high concentrations of minerals to quickly boost energy and alkalinize the body. Rapid Mineral Replacement often has immediate health benefits for those suffering from stress related disorders, exhaustion, or a general sense of depletion.
Anti-Fungal IV: Many patients suffer from the “yeast syndrome”, as described by William Crook, M.D., in his best selling book. Fungus can develop and contribute to a myriad of health problems including diabetes, chronic fatigue syndrome, multiple chemical sensitivities, allergies, asthma, depression/anxiety to name a few. The ABC’S care considered to be the major triggers for this disorder—Antibiotics, Birth Control Pills, Cortisone (Prednisone), and Sugar found in the Standard American Diet(SAD). IV anti-fungal drips are used to inactivate fungus and improve immune function.
Migraine IV: For millions of Americans, migraine headaches can be disabling often leading to countless medications often replete with side effects. The Migraine IV “cocktail”utilizes concentrations of magnesium, riboflavin, and other key nutrients to relieve acute episodes of migraine and prevent future occurrences.
Hypertension IV: High blood pressure is often associated with mineral deficiencies and heavy metal burden. Intravenous nutritional therapy can rapidly lower blood pressure, and when used in conjunction with other lifestyle measures can reduce heart disease risk.
Heavy Metal Detox: IV Nutritional Therapy used to treat heavy metal exposure that may contribute to heart disease, diabetes, cancer, mental illness and other degenerative diseases. IV nutrients include calcium edta, vitamin C, etc.
Allergy/Asthma IV: IV Nutritional Therapy used for asthma, copd, pneumonia, respiratory infections and allergies. IV nutrients include vitamin C, magnesium, mucosa compositum, pyridoxine, etc.
Defense IV: IV Nutritional Therapy used for viral, bacterial and fungal infections. helpful for sinusitis, bronchitis, COPD, asthma, etc. iv nutrients including therapeutic doses of ascorbic acid, pantothenic acid, galium-heel and others.
Heart Health IV: IV Nutritional Therapy helpful for atherosclerosis, heart disease, hypertension, etc. iv nutrients including magnesium, trace minerals, cerecomp, pyridoxine, etc.
Liver Detox IV: IV Nutritional Therapy used for liver repair and detoxification. IV Glutathione, ALA, Hepar Compositum, High Dose Vitamin C.
Digestive IV: IV Nutritional Therapy used to promote gut repair associated with chronic gerd, ulcers, maldigestion and malabsorption, IBS, crohns disease and ulcerative colitis. IV nutrients including mucosa compositum, ala, riboflavin, and other nutrients.
Diabetes IV: IV Nutritional Therapy used to improve glucose metabolism, improve neuropathy, and vascular disease assoc with diabetes. IV nutrients including alpha lipoic acid, folic acid, b12, thiamin, and ubichinon compositum, etc.
Dr. Gallagher’s Cocktail: IV Nutritional Therapy used to increase energy, repair enzyme systems and promote optimum nervous system function. IV nutrients include vitamin C, glutathione, glyoxal compositum, coenzyme compositum, etc.
Vision IV: Deterioration of sight, including: Cataracts, Macular Degeneration, and Diabetic Retinopathy are one of the most common problems associated with aging. Current medical research has proven that visual decline can often be improved or reversed with anti-oxidant therapies. Special “vision drips” including anti-oxidants, fatty acids, amino acids, carotenoids, minerals, and glutathione are used individually or combined with chelation to enhance visual decline.
IV Vitamin C is the most powerful antioxidant, immune boosting and inflammation reducing molecule!
Facts about Vitamin C, otherwise known as Ascorbic Acid
Labeled Indications Use: Prevention and treatment of scurvy; acidify the urine. Also used for Vitamin C deficiency due to patients having gastric disorders, extensive injuries, surgical patients, patients affected by extreme stress and others that cannot take sufficient high doses of oral vitamins. Vitamin C requirements are also significantly increased certain diseases and conditions such as tuberculosis, hyperthyroidism, peptic ulcer, neoplastic disease, and importantly, pregnancy and lactation.
Unlabeled/Investigational Use: In large doses, to decrease the severity of viral infections such as colds and flus; dietary supplementation; a 20-year study was recently completed involving 730 individuals which indicates a potential decreased risk of death by stoke when ascorbic acid at doses >45 mg/day was administered.
IV Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant, immune booster, and a detoxification powerhouse!