IV Injections to Boost Immunity


Heading into Australia's flu season during a global pandemic, bolstering your immune system has never looked so attractive.

Renaissance Clinics Applecross is excited to introduce intravenous vitamin infusions containing Vitamin C with an added option of Glutathione and/or B Complex, to help boost your immunity this winter.


WHAT IS IV VITAMIN C, GLUTATHIONE & B COMPLEX?


Vitamin C

An essential nutrient with several roles in the body and a powerful antioxidant that protects cells against oxidative stress caused by infection. It can prevent or reverse cellular damage caused by free radicals and improve immune health in several ways, including decreasing inflammation and boosting the activity of the cells that clean up bacteria.


Glutathione

Glutathione is a tripeptide composed of three amino acids: cysteine, glycine, and glutamate. Often called the “master” antioxidant, glutathione boosts the utilization and recycling of other antioxidants, namely vitamins C and E, as well as alpha lipoic acid and CoQ10. Glutathione can bolster aging defense, antioxidant protection, detoxification and energy production.


B Complex

This vitamin family plays an important role in keeping our bodies functioning efficiently. These essential nutrients help convert our food into fuel, allowing us to stay energized throughout the day. While many of the following vitamins work in tandem, each has its own specific benefits — from promoting healthy skin and hair to preventing memory loss or migraines.


WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

While there is currently not enough robust scientific evidence for regulatory bodies to support the use of IV Vitamins for all of the following, there are still many, many medical practitioners around the world who treat, prevent and help patients recover from these conditions by doing so.


  • Improve immune health

  • Boost energy levels

  • Improve mental clarity and cognitive function

  • Reduce the symptoms of migraines

  • Improve symptoms of asthma

  • Improve allergies

  • Combat fatigue

  • Accelerate wound healing

  • Maintain the strength of muscles and tissues


WHO IS SUITABLE?

These treatments can be used in consenting healthy adults as prevention for illness, for an increased feeling of wellness and especially during the winter months to aid in recovery from a recent illness.

A medical consult and blood chemistry will be obtained prior to treatment to ensure suitability. The contraindications in the section below indicate those who are not suitable.

In the current circumstances on Covid-19 lockdowns, this treatment is not suitable for anyone who is currently unwell, has recently returned from overseas or been in contact with anyone diagnosed with Covid-19 in the past 14 days.


PRECAUTIONS AND CONTRAINDICATIONS

Like any invasive medical procedure, these treatments do have risks which will be discussed with you at your initial consultation. Blood tests may also be ordered prior to treatment.



Contraindications:

Pregnancy/lactation, Allergic to any of the ingredients, Severe asthma, Acute deep vein thrombosis, Circulatory problem/renal impairment, G6PD deficiency, Abnormal biochemistry.


Possible side effects (include but not limited to):

Bruise or infection at cannulation site, Allergic reaction ranging from mild redness, irritation, nausea, headaches, fever, chills, rigors, urticaria (hives), rash, facial flushing, shortness of breath, tachycardia, headache, nausea, chest pain, lumbar back pain, pain or bleeding at IV site and life threatening anaphylactic shock, Phlebitis and non-infectious vein irritation, Headaches and

dizziness, Local cellulitis or systemic bacteraemia, Acute hemolysis and renal impairment, Embolism: an air or thrombus embolism can cause venous blockage, Extravasation: delivery of fluids or medications into surrounding tissue due to leakage from the catheter or a misplaced catheter.


HOW OFTEN SHOULD I HAVE THE TREATMENT?

Treatments are performed every 2 to 4 weeks. A course of 3 to 6 treatments recommended. This will be determined at your initial consult.


WHAT ARE THE COSTS?

An initial medical consult will be bulk billed, followed by your prescribed treatment plan.


Prepay a package of 5 and receive a 6th treatment FREE.


$250 for Vitamin C 1 treatment

or $1250 for 6 treatments

$300 for Vitamin C + Glutathione 1 treatment

or $1500 for 6 treatments

$350 for Vitamin C + Glutathione + Vitamin B Complex 1 treatment

or $1750 for 6 treatments



References

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2099400/

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/glutathione#section=Crystal-Structures

https://www.nursingcenter.com/ncblog/february-2015-(1)/complications-of-peripheral-i-v-therapy

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