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Intravenous Vitamin Therapy For Addiction

Vitamin IV Therapy

IV Vitamin & Mineral Therapy

Intravenous Vitamin (IV) Therapy, sometimes referred to as “IV micronutrient therapy” and “IV Drips”, is the fastest and most efficient method of introducing high levels of vitamins, minerals and nutrients to the body.

In recent years, the number of people receiving such IV booster treatments has grown rapidly.

These liquid formulas are delivered through a small tube called a cannula (needle) inserted into a vein. The infusions typically take 20 minutes to two hours, depending on the volume of the formula, the size of the person’s veins and biological individuality.

Myer’s Cocktail

One of the most popular is the ‘Myers’ formula. Dr. John Myers developed and administered the first IV vitamin treatments in Baltimore, USA, in the 1970s. It is worth noting, however, that any vitamin or mineral can be introduced intravenously. Depending on the individual, this infusion of a multivitamin formula can be adapted by doctors into individualised doses depending on the specific needs of the individual.

The Myers’ formula consists of high doses of vitamins and minerals such as vitamins B and C, magnesium, calcium, hydroxocobalamin, pyridoxine and dexpanthenol, which are diluted in sterile water to administer.

Pabrinex For Alcohol Treatment

Another popular IV treatment, especially in the treatment of alcohol dependence or malnutrition, is Pabrinex. This is an IV formula used to treat and prevent vitamin deficiencies, specifically thiamine (vitamin B1) and pyridoxine (vitamin B6) deficiencies. Thiamine and pyridoxine are essential vitamins that play crucial roles in multiple bodily functions. Thiamine is important for the correct functioning of the nervous system, muscles and cardiovascular system. Pyridoxine is involved in the metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates and fats, as well as the production of red blood cells and brain neurotransmitters.

Intravenous vitamin therapy is a great treatment for people who cannot get enough vitamins and minerals because they ‘cannot’ or ‘do not’ eat enough food and those whose diets have not been balanced. Most sufferers of drug and alcohol misuse find themselves in this category, and IV treatment for drug and alcohol addiction is becoming more commonplace.

Benefits Of Vitamin IV Treatment

Research has indicated that treatments such as Myers’ cocktail and Pabrinex, and other high-dose IV vitamin formulations,  enhance wellness and that such infusions may offer the following benefits:

  • Treat dehydration after extreme exercise or too much alcohol intake
  • Boost the immune system
  • Increase levels of energy and reduce fatigue
  • Relieve stress, anxiety and depression
  • Eliminate toxins from the body
  • Make skin healthier
  • Treat asthma, allergies, chronic sinusitis, high blood pressure, fibromyalgia, diabetes, heart disease, acute muscle spasms and Parkinson’s disease
  • Treat migraine and tension headaches

Intravenous vitamin infusions can also be considered a good addition to the health of people who do not suffer from alcohol or drug addictions due to the all-round benefits:

  • The infusions can be given to people with various food sensitivities.
  • Large amounts of vitamins and minerals are delivered directly into the bloodstream, so they have a more direct path into body cells.
  • Injections of individual vitamins or minerals are evidence-based treatments for people with deficiencies of these nutrients or to manage the side effects of the overuse of drugs and alcohol.
  • In people who have excessively overused alcohol causing blood abnormalities in their levels of magnesium or potassium, this can be corrected quicker than ingestion.

NAD+ IV Therapy

NAD+, or its full name of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, is a substance or coenzyme found in the cells of all living things, including humans. It plays a very important role in various processes and, in particular, in energy production in cells. Every cell in the human body is powered by NAD+ and often if we are unwell or as we age, the levels of NAD can drop in our body. This obviously affects all kinds of processes in us as human beings.

As well as undertaking energy metabolism, NAD is also involved in other important processes at a cellular level, including the repair of DNA regulation of cells and genes. It helps other processes in the body including helping something called sirtuins – these play a role in ageing, stress response and metabolism. Often referred to as “guardians of the genome”, sirtuins play a major role in regulating cellular homeostasis – keeping cells in balance. Sirtuins are a protein that was discovered in the early 1970s, and their impact on levels of NAD+ in the body was discovered as recently as the 1990s.

Clinical trials have shown that NAD+ IV therapy can safely and effectively increase NAD+ levels in the body, contributing to increased cell effectiveness.



It is advisable to discuss this, or any other, treatment with a qualified healthcare professional, such as our team at Moorpark Rehab Clinic. Get in contact to find out more about IV treatments. We believe intravenous vitamin treatment is the most efficient way to get depleted vitamins and minerals into the body and aid the health and well-being of those recovering from drug and alcohol misuse, among other conditions.

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