If you are having an elective surgical procedure in the future you should consider preparing the body for surgery 4-8 weeks prior to your surgery date. Surgery can be a heavy stress on the body and proper preparation can reduce the effects of stress on the body before and after surgery. The body has an incredible, innate ability to heal itself, but there are many factors that unfortunate contribute to less than optimal recovery.
Age, daily stressors, hormone and micro nutrient deficiencies, environmental toxins, poor diet, lack of exercise and tobacco abuse can all have an impact on how well you heal. Just smoking alone will often require twice the healing time when compared to a non-smoker. One way to improve your recovery is to get more of the important nutrients than your diet alone provides. There are many nutrients that are important for the body’s stress reaction and wound healing. Take healing steps before and after surgery to strengthen your immune system and alleviate body stress, which can help improve your recovery and healing time.
Note: Advise your medical provider/surgeon of any supplements or herbs you are taking at least 1 week prior to surgery. While the ingredients in this IV are recognized as safe and have been evaluated by our medial team, some surgeons may have questions about the ingredients and your intentions on using our IV therapies.
B-ComplexThe B vitamins are a group of water-soluble vitamins that play important roles in cell metabolism. B vitamins are an important part of the diet and are essential to prevent many health problems. They are essential for growth, development, and a variety of other bodily functions. They play a major role in the activities of enzymes, proteins that regulate chemical reactions in the body, which are important in turning food into energy and other needed substances. B vitamins are found in plant and animal food sources.
L-CarnitineCarnitine is a nutrient that helps the body turn fat into energy, elevating certain enzymes that are needed by the body to effectively metabolize sugars, starches, and other carbohydrates. Anyone who exercises can benefit from Carnitine supplementation because it reduces the accumulation of lactic acid, which during training, is responsible for the burn felt inside the muscles.
Methylcobalamin (B12)The natural form of B12 is better absorbed than Cyanobalamin and has been used to treat pernicious anemia and diabetic and peripheral neuropathy. Vitamin B12 is an essential component for proper digestion, absorption of foods, and for normal metabolism of carbohydrates and fat. It aids in maintaining healthy nerve cells and red blood cells and is needed to make DNA. Vitamin B12 is also involved in homocysteine metabolism and plays a critical role in proper energy metabolism, immune function, and nerve function.
Pyridoxine (B6)Pyridoxine, Vitamin B6, is one of eight B vitamins frequently referred to as the complex vitamins. All the B vitamins help the body convert food(carbohydrates) into fuel glucose which is then “burned” to produce energy and also help the body metabolize fats and protein. Because B vitamins are water soluble, the body does not store them. Therefore, they have to be replaced frequently, especially when the body is under any type of stress, physical and emotional. Even exercise depletes B vitamins in our system. B6 is essential for normal brain development and function and helps the body produce the hormones serotonin, dopamine, epinephrine and norepinephrine as well as melatonin.
Vitamin CVitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin. Unlike most mammals and other animals, humans do not have the ability to make their own vitamin C. Therefore, we must obtain vitamin C through our diet. Vitamin C is required for the synthesis of collagen, an important structural component of blood vessels, tendons, ligaments, and bone. Vitamin C also plays an important role in the synthesis of Neurotransmitters, which are critical for brain function. In addition, vitamin C is involved in the process of transporting fat into cellular organelles called mitochondria, where the fat is converted to energy. Vitamin C is also a highly effective antioxidant and in small amounts can effectively protect important cells from free radical damage.
GlutathioneGlutathione is a powerful antioxidant containing the amino acid cysteine, which is needed for cellular production of energy and proper immune function. It helps remove free radicals from blood and cells before they can cause oxidative damage. Glutathione also aids in the neutralization of toxins in the liver.
ZincZinc is an essential mineral that is naturally present in some foods, added to others, and available as a dietary supplement. Zinc is involved in numerous aspects of cellular metabolism. It is required for the activity of approximately 100 enzymes. It interacts with the hormone insulin to improve glucose metabolism, and is a key factor in the regulation of blood glucose levels. Zinc is necessary for the synthesis thyroid hormones and promotes wound healing
Multitrace (zinc, copper, manganese, chromium, selenium)Multitrace helps to maintain plasma levels of zinc, copper, manganese, selenium, and chromium and to prevent deplete stores of these trace elements and subsequent deficiency symptoms.
Calcium GluconateCalcium is a mineral supplement that plays a role in many of your body’s essential functions. Your body does not produce calcium and depends on your diet intake and supplements to get its supply. Lack of calcium can lead to health problems such as osteoporosis. Your body needs calcium to help circulate blood, move muscles, and release hormones. Calcium also helps carry messages from your brain to other parts of your body.
- B-Complex(Vitamins B1,B2,B3,B5,B6)
- Methylcobalamin (B12)
- Pyridoxine (B6)
- Dexpanthenol (B5)
- Magnesium Chloride
- Calcium Gluconate
- Vitamin C
- Trace Minerals (zinc, copper, manganese, chromium, selenium)
People may experience a feeling of warmth or mild discomfort when receiving an IV. Rare complications that can occur during intravenous therapies include phlebitis (inflammation of the vein) and fluid infiltration (leaking of fluid into the surrounding tissues).
- Pre & post surgery
- General nutrition
- Age management
- Pre/Post Surgery