IV Therapy

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Why us? NatureMed is a family owned integrative and naturopathic medicine clinic founded in 2005 right here in Boulder, CO. We have been offering therapeutic IV therapy to patients in the greater Denver area for 18 years. We offer the best competitively priced IV recipes in a comfortable, relaxed, professional atmosphere.  We have been extensively trained and, in some cases, the creators of these intravenous recipes. We attend ongoing conferences and stay up to date with the true efficacy of these treatments. We have an infusion nurse, EMT and doctors on staff to provide excellent care.

Does IV Therapy Work?

Yes, IV therapy works. It has been hypothesized that we absorb anywhere from 10%-80% of our nutrients from the food we eat. Obstacles to nutrient absorption such as irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease, gastric ulcers, dietary restrictions, high level athletic training, heavy menstrual cycles, bariatric surgeries (weight loss surgeries), infections and poor diet add to nutritional deficiencies. Intravenous nutrients bypass the stomach and the liver thus absorbed instantly.  By increasing the concentration gradient vitamins and minerals are pushed into the cell more easily.

Over the last 15 years, it has become very clear that IV treatments can help improve cold/flu symptoms, recovery, hangovers, and fatigue. Some of our intravenous treatments are approved by the FDA for the treatment of conditions such as heavy metal poisoning, dehydration, and nutritional deficiency. Chelation therapy, using EDTA, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a safe and effective treatment for heavy metal poisoning for more than 4 decades. Nutritional IV replacement therapy has been FDA approved for various corresponding nutritional deficiencies. In addition, high-dose vitamin C and mistletoe are currently being studied in conjunction with conventional treatments for cancer.

At NatureMed, we offer the best in IV therapy to our patients. Our medical staff are experts in the field and our products are of the highest quality. Since the pandemic, we offer options for social distancing, social interaction, and a drive-up option for our patients. We call this the cold and flu drive-through.

To schedule please call us at (303) 884-7557

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Toxic metals are pervasive in our environment. Heavy metal toxicity can impair mitochondria (the “powerhouse” cells of the body). EDTA (ethylene diamine tetra-acetic acid) is an amino acid that is FDA approved for lead poisoning. EDTA also chelates copper and iron and other heavy metals. Our treatments are balanced with replenishing essential minerals. Heavy metal testing is required prior to any chelation treatments.

Enhance overall wellness with the Myers cocktail. This IV treatment was first developed by John Myers MD, a physician practicing out of Baltimore. He developed it for chronic fatigue patients. It is used widely for fatigue, recovery from viral infections, bacterial infections, athletic performance and nutritional deficiencies. Unique to NatureMed, our Myers cocktail contains 5G of Vitamin C (more than other drip rooms) along with magnesium, calcium, and B vitamins. Follow this with a glutathione drip to optimize mitochondrial function.

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and can promote the production of collagen. It has varying effects on the body depending upon the dose. High dose vitamin C is considered for those treatments over 25G. Only 50% of an oral 1250 mg dose is absorbed. High dose vitamin C has been tested in phase I clinical trials in patients with advanced cancer and was found to be safe and well tolerated. If given at high enough doses Vitamin C is capable of turning into hydrogen peroxide within cancer cells causing these cells to die and thereby promoting tumor regression and improving quality of life. We require a G6PD test for patients receiving doses at 50G or higher. Our IV Vitamin C is pH balanced with extra minerals to ensure the best absorption.

Stimulate the immune system with mistletoe treatments. Mistletoe (Viscum Album) is a plant that lives on trees, such as apple, oak, maple, elm, pine, and birch. It is native to Europe and Western Asia. Viscum album have been used for centuries. Mistletoe is given either through subcutaneous injection or intravenously. The extracts of this plant, specifically the one that grows on pine trees, are currently being studied in cancer patients. In clinical studies, mistletoe has been demonstrated  to be safe and effective along with conventional treatment such as chemotherapy and radiation. Mistletoe therapy has been studied and used at top level cancer research centers such as Sloan-Kettering Cancer Institute in John Hopkins.

Suffering from anemia or low ferritin? We have been safely and effectively delivering IV iron to anemic patients for over 16 years. We use the best and safest iron on the market. Although oral iron supplements can work for many patients, IV iron is used when oral iron treatments fail. IV iron bypasses the gut and is absorbed by all tissues in the body. Blood testing and a visit with our doctor is required to receive this treatment.  IV iron is well tolerated. Add on other nutrients to enhance absorption such as a Myers or Vitamin C!

Phosphatidylcholine (PC) makes up all cell membranes in the body as well as transports cholesterol. PC is also a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory and one of the brain’s favorite nutrients. As we age, PC in the cell membranes become damaged by toxins, high blood sugars and more. PC has also been shown to support the kidneys and liver. IV PC (PlaqueX) has been studied in many countries since the 1950’s in its treatment for atherosclerosis. For deep cellular detoxification, PlaqueX is often coupled with chelation therapy and glutathione.

Boost your immune system with a special blend of high dose Vitamin C (20-25G), minerals and B complex followed by an HCL push. Intravenous HCl has been used since the 1930’s in mainstream medicine. Dr Ferguson first documented its usefulness in stimulating WBC and anti-infective in 1927. He saw increases in neutrophils within hours of treating patients and considered a low grade fever from the treatment as a sign it was working. He published these articles and case studies into a book titled, “Three Years of HCL Therapy” (http://ww.psychresearch.com/HCLtherapyintro.html).

Glutathione is the most powerful antioxidant in the body. It is an amino acid produced in the liver that kills free radicals and helps with detoxification. It helps to protect our mitochondria from oxidative stress, repair DNA and regulate our immune system. The lungs use it extensively to heal damage and protect against the inhalation of pollution, and it’s needed for a healthy response to lung infections. Improve your overall health and optimize your mitochondria with IV glutathione. We offer glutathione dosing up to 9 grams.

Replenish your essential minerals quickly! This IV is excellent for recovery for those who sweat a lot, after athletic endeavors, any digestive absorption issues and to replete essential minerals after chelation therapy. Our mineral treatment contains zinc, copper, manganese, chromium, selenium, magnesium, calcium and potassium.

Improve energy, performance and overall health and wellness. Referred to as the “miracle molecule”, nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) works inside the mitochondria to make ATP for energy. ATP drives cellular metabolism and without it we would die. NAD has also been used in experimental studies to treat Parkinson’s disease and other neuro degenerative disorders, fatigue and enhancing human athletic performance. This is a prescription and requires a doctor’s visit. Also available in Intramuscular injections.

Intramuscular Injection Menu

Fatigue, brain fog, B12 deficiency or just feeling run down? Intramuscular B12 injections can help to improve mental clarity and boost energy. Whether you have a B12 deficiency or just need a boost, our B12 shots will be perfect. We do offer methylated B12 and hydroxylated B12 injections.

Although there is a lot of sunshine in Boulder, most patients are deficient in the “sunshine vitamin” (Vitamin D3). Vitamin D3 plays an important role in the immune system, athletic performance and mood. Studies show that a single dose of 100,000iu can help to fight viral infections. The body gets Vitamin D3 from the sun or from supplements. This injection can be perfect from those who want to protect their skin from the sun or are tired of taking so many supplements.