Intravenous vitamin therapy involves giving large dosages of the nutrients to patients either through a drip or injection.
Injectable Nutrient Therapies are tailored to suit the diagnosed medical needs of individual patients.
Injectable Nutrient Therapies are of particular value for patients with significant nutrient deficiencies requiring rapid correction, and those who have impaired nutrient absorption.
While injectable nutrients are not a replacement for a balanced diet, deficiency states can exist in certain disease processes despite adequate dietary intake, due to multi factors including poor absorption, or increased metabolic demand.
Injectable Nutrient Therapy (including intravenous vitamins and minerals) may be a supportive therapeutic strategy in select patients, as determined following a careful review of their medical history, medications, allergies, test results, and following discussion on various treatment options.
The vitamins and minerals are introduced into the bloodstream, bypassing the stomach and intestines, ensuring much higher blood concentrations than can be achieved orally.
Vitamin C infusions are generally safe and well-tolerated, even at high doses. Monitoring is achieved through a combination of blood tests and clinical reviews, as appropriate for individual patient needs.
Side effects may include pain, bruising or swelling at the needle site, thirst and diuresis.
Some patients experience benefits after a few doses, whereas others may require longer courses, eg weekly.
Most Injectable Nutrient Therapy treatments take 1-2 hours, depending on the dose given and other factors.
Our clinic provides a supporting and comforting environment for patients with all types of medical conditions.
Patients are encouraged to call our clinic if they have any questions about how injectable nutrients may benefit their ongoing health.
Professional Integrative Medicine includes Adelaide’s longest continuously running injectable nutrients clinic.
Unlike some ‘lifestyle’ or ‘cosmetic’ clinics, at PIM your treatment is determined by a doctor based on your individual medical needs.
We do not offer a ‘cocktail menu’ of treatments with fancy names for you to choose from – that is not how responsible medical practice works!
Our trained practitioners are familiar with all aspects of injectable nutrient therapy and are happy to answer any questions you might have.
Our therapeutic programs are tailored to suit each individual according to their specific needs, which may change over time.
We welcome patient feedback to provide the best possible care.
Patients are fully informed of the doses of any nutrients they receive, which vary according to individual needs.
All our injectable nutrients are manufactured in Australia under “GMP” (Good Manufacturing Practice guidelines) to ensure batch stability and auditing capability, are TGA approved for injectable use, and meet the strictest safety requirements in Australia. This is not the case with all IV nutrient providers – if a patient does have a problem following treatment with non-GMP-certified nutrients, they may not be covered by the practitioner’s indemnity.