Wellness infusions

Vitamin & Mineral Intravenous Infusions.

If you have a health concern which you believe might improve with an intravenous infusion of Vitamin C, Magnesium and Vitamin B, you can provide us with information about your medical history and prescription medications which will be assessed before administration of an infusion.

OPENING TIMES

Saturday between 09:00 – 13:00

THE PROCESS

1) Book an appointment through the online booking system.

2) Fill in the Patient Registration form and other documents you receive by e-mail.

3) Complete and return all the required documentation 24 hours before your appointment.

4) Follow the instructions provided in the email to attend your appointment and to make payment prior to your appointment.

WELLNESS INFUSION - $ 250

The infusion consists of:

Frequently Asked Questions

What Information do I need for my consultation?

As much of the following as possible:

  • Blood Pressure
  • Heart Rate
  • Height & Weight
  • Current Medications
  • Current Medical Problems
  • Past Surgeries
  • Regular GP: Clinic and Doctor’s Names

How do I cancel an appointment?

You could log in here to cancel if you booked online – https://clientportal.powerdiary.com/clientportal/infusions

Or give us a call on – 021 0858 6944 or 021 300 772

Or send us a text on – 021 0858 6944 or 021 300 772

Are there any risks associated with the Ultracontour® procedure?

Ultracontour® is designed to minimise risks and has been tested extensively to ensure this is so. It is administered by health professionals who are trained in the area, to ensure the procedure is delivered in a safe, secure and successful way.

What payment options are there?

Sessions are required to be paid online at the time of confirming the appointment.

How long does an infusion take?

The infusion takes approximately 30 minutes, additional time is taken to get set up and comfortable and to monitor for adverse effects.

What is the recovery time after a treatment?

One of the great things about Ultracontour® is there is no recovery time. A treatment takes approximately 50 minutes after which you are able to return to normal activity immediately.

WELLNESS INFUSION OVERVIEW

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is an essential nutrient in our diet can be found in many healthy foods, like citrus fruits and juice, red and green peppers, broccoli, tomatoes, cabbage, strawberries, and brussels sprouts. It is a vital component of our health and wellness. We can also get Vitamin C from dietary supplements taken orally in tablets form. Some people take Vitamin C for general health or to boost their immunity. It is also taken to treat Vitamin C deficiency. Because of the way the body controls the uptake of Vitamin C from the bowel, oral intake alone will not achieve vitamin C levels that can be achieved by intravenous vitamin C which reaches the cells in the body in greater amounts.

What Vitamin C Does

In has many important roles in our body’s healing process and immune function, including wound healing, preventing damage to cells, building collagen, and producing chemical messengers called neurotransmitters. The body needs vitamin C to form blood vessels, cartilage, muscle, and collagen in bones, and helps the body to absorb and store iron.

Intravenous Vitamin C

Unfortunately, the body cannot produce vitamin C on its own and only a small percentage of consumed vitamin C can be absorbed by the body. High doses of vitamin C can cause gastrointestinal discomfort. IVC therapy allows the vitamin C to bypass the gastrointestinal tract and allows the body to benefit from higher doses of the vitamin without adverse effects.

IVC are typically only used when vitamin C levels need to be increased rapidly or when oral supplements can’t be taken due to poor absorption or other reasons.

It has also been used for:

• Cancer

Some researchers have suggested that using high doses of IVC along with cancer drugs could improve treatment of cancer as it produces very high levels of vitamin C in the body. They believe that this can be toxic to cancer cells without harming the healthy cells of the body.

Vitamin C allows chemotherapy drugs to attack cancer cells while simultaneously shielding those drugs from the rest of the body. They also believe that vitamin C might be able to reduce the side effects of cancer drugs and help the body to tolerate higher doses of chemotherapy by reducing toxicity levels within the body. However, the potential benefits of IVC in cancer treatment remains controversial.

 

• Antioxidant Effects

High doses vitamin C help prevent the chemical process called oxidation from occurring and stop free radicals from developing in the body and causing damage. Oxidation is a normal chemical process that happens in the body, disruption in this process through thinks like alcohol consumption, smoking, and stress, causes highly unstable and damaging molecules called free radicals to form. They can harm the DNA which leads to health issues like cancer and cholesterol build-up in blood vessels.

 

• Weight Loss

Some research suggests that people who don’t have adequate vitamin C intake aren’t able to burn fat very well, even though there is no scientific research showing that taking vitamin C supplements orally or IVC causes weight loss.

 

• Maintenance and Acceleration of Collagen Production

Collagen is the primary structural protein found in connective tissue; it represents about one third of total body protein. It is found in skin, bones, teeth, tendons, heart valves, cartilage, blood vessels and more. Collagen is particularly important to the health of the heart.

 

• Antihistamine Effects

A lack of vitamin C can lead to an increase in both seasonal allergies and asthma attacks. Free radicals contribute to the cause of airway obstruction, and vitamin C is known to be a radical scavenger that doesn’t hurt the body. Vitamin C has been shown to have decrease bronchial responsiveness overall
and have an antihistaminic effect.

 

• Immune Function

Vitamin C is one of the best antiviral agents in the body, it improves the immune system’s ability to neutralise bacterial, viral, and even fungal infections. Therefor it assists with wound healing, recovery from surgery and dental interventions.

 

• Eye Diseases

Vitamin C in combination with other vitamins and minerals seems to prevent age-related macular degeneration (AMD) from worsening. Some studies also suggest that people who have higher levels of the vitamin in their diets have a lower risk of developing cataracts.

 

• General Health and Fatigue

Although these conditions have not been extensively studied IVC have been used to treat these and numerous other conditions. When a person is unwell, injured, or infected, the body need to replace the extra vitamin C that is used, and the body cannot make it internally.

A wide variety of IVC doses have been used and they range from 10 to more than 100 grams, or 1.5 g / kg of body weight. Doses may be given daily or periodically at different intervals.

Vitamin B

The B-Dose contains the Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5 and B6. B vitamins are required by the body for normal metabolic processes in cells, including the production of hormones and energy. Different metabolic processes need several of these B vitamins simultaneously. Other essential roles includes red blood cell growth, proper digestion and appetite, and cardiovascular health and efficiency. Deficiencies of one, some or all of these vitamins in cells can have serious consequences on health. Vitamin B deficiencies may occur as a result of malnutrition, a diet deficient in B vitamins, or changes to the gastrointestinal tract which slow or prevent the absorption of B vitamins (e.g. abdominal surgery or some diseases of the gastrointestinal tract). This particular B-Dose Injection is appropriate for patients that may not like intramuscular injections, and/or for those who can not tolerate higher doses of the B vitamins. Eating a healthy diet is usually sufficient to get enough vitamin B , but often the body does not absorb enough of the vitamins and this can lead to low levels. The body absorbs vitamin B through an intravenous infusion more efficiently than with oral supplements.

Magnesium

Magnesium is a mineral in the body, it is naturally present in many foods, added to other food products, available as a dietary supplement, and present in some medicines. Magnesium is a cofactor in more than 300 enzyme systems that regulate diverse biochemical reactions in the body, including protein synthesis, muscle and nerve function, blood glucose control, and blood pressure regulation. Magnesium is required for energy production, oxidative phosphorylation, and glycolysis. It contributes to the structural development of bone and is required for the synthesis of DNA, RNA, and the antioxidant glutathione. Magnesium also plays a role in the active transport of calcium and potassium ions across cell membranes, a process that is important to nerve impulse conduction, muscle contraction, and normal heart rhythm. Low intakes or excessive losses of magnesium due to certain health conditions, chronic alcoholism, and/or the use of certain medications can lead to magnesium deficiency. Early signs of magnesium deficiency include loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, and weakness. As magnesium deficiency worsens, numbness, tingling, muscle contractions and cramps, seizures, personality changes, abnormal heart rhythms, and coronary spasms can occur. Severe magnesium deficiency can result in hypocalcemia or hypokalemia.

Side Effects & Risks of IVC Treatment

The most common side effect is pain and swelling in the injection site. If the needle becomes dislodged from the vein it can cause discomfort the fluids escaping into the surrounding tissue. Other side effects experienced by a small number of people are related to the infusion of a concentrated fluid solution and include abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headaches, facial flushing, perspiration, weakness, dizziness, and fatigue.

These side effects can usually be prevented by drinking lots of fluids before and during the infusion.

Vitamin C increases iron absorption from food. Very high doses of it may therefore cause the body to absorb too much iron, and this could be a potential problem if a person already have high levels of iron in the body.

It may result in kidney damage in person with kidney disease. People who’ve had kidney stones in the past may have a greater risk of developing kidney stones. However, whether the vitamin C, the carrier fluid passing through the kidney or other factors cause the kidney stones is not known.

Whenever any injection is given, there is a risk for infection.
IVC is not used in a people with severe kidney failure and a blood test to determine kidney function may be required prior to starting treatment and may be monitored at interval during treatment.

People with a rare genetic disorder called glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency are unable to tolerate high dose IVC, blood test to determine this can be done if required.

High levels of vitamin may interfere with the results of certain medical tests, such as stool tests for occult blood or glucose screening tests. There are also some interactions with other treatments which is why an assessment of the medical history will be done prior to any IVC treatment.

Scheduling

All patients need to sign a consent form prior to IVC treatment. Scheduling, registration, payment and signing of consent is done through the online booking system. It takes time to make up the IVC infusions and they cannot be used after a few hours once made up, therefor it is important to let us know if a booking needs to be cancelled. Our cancellation policy allows for 24 hours’ notice if a person is unable to attend an IV appointment. If an infusion has been prepared and the appointment was missed without the required notice, the paid fee will not be refunded.

Depending on medical history, it may be advised that some blood tests are required before the IVC treatment.

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  • National Institutes of Health. Office of Dietary Supplements. (updated 11 Feb 2016). Vitamin C Fact Sheet for Health Professionals. https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminC-HealthProfessional

CANCELLATION POLICY

Any cancellations 48 hours prior to appointment will be refunded entirely. Cancellations within 48 hours will incur a 50% of consultation fee.

Disclaimer

While we strive to provide current and accurate information , it is important to stress that this overview is no substitute for medical advice from a doctor or medical specialist. We encourage you to talk to your healthcare providers (doctor, registered dietitian, pharmacist, etc.) who can diagnose your specific case, or about your interest in, questions about, or use of dietary supplements and what may be best for your overall health. The content included in this overview is only informational and does not constitute medical advice.