Infusion Therapy

The Blend Institute

Integrative Medicine Practice located in Bradenton, FL

The best way to nourish your body is through a healthy, balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals, but it’s not always possible to get all the nutrients you need through diet alone. IV infusion therapy is one of the restorative treatments Dr. Timothy Blend and Kimberly Blend, ARNP, advanced registered nurse practitioner at The Blend Institute in Bradenton, Florida, offer to help you get your body everything it needs. If you experience an illness, food intolerance, or have trouble fitting a nutrient-complete diet into your everyday life, call or schedule an appointment online.

Infusion Therapy Q & A

The Blend Institute

What is infusion therapy?

Infusion therapy involves the direct injection of nutrients into your bloodstream. These nutrients help patients manage the symptoms of a variety of chronic conditions. Many conditions impact your body’s ability to absorb nutrients or result in dietary needs that are difficult to meet through food alone.

Which conditions does infusion therapy treat?

You may consider infusion therapy if you experience the following conditions and symptoms:

  • Dehydration
  • Headaches
  • Malnutrition
  • Muscle tension
  • Viral infections
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Diabetes
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)

Infusion therapy is also useful in treating hangovers or drug detox, and it can help athletes train for high-endurance events or recover from overexertion.

Regardless of your health status, infusion therapy can boost your energy levels and improve your overall nutrition, and it may be a useful preventive therapy. If you experience regular stress or take certain medications, you may also have depleted nutrient levels without realizing it.

What different types of infusion therapy does The Blend Institute offer?

Infusion therapy can involve a wide selection of nutritional combinations depending on your condition. After assessing your health and symptoms, Dr. Blend and Kimberly Blend will help you determine the right infusion. Options available at The Blend Institute include:

Myers’ Cocktail

Dr. John Myers, a Johns Hopkins University physician, developed this blend of vitamin C, magnesium, and six B vitamins in the 1970s. It treats a wide range of conditions including asthma, chronic fatigue, and fibromyalgia.

Glutathione therapy

Glutathione enhances liver and brain functions, improving memory and lowering the risk of conditions such as dementia, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, neuropathy, and liver disease.

Chelation therapy

This treatment clears the blood of toxins such as iron, lead, and calcium, reducing the risk of heart attacks, strokes, and certain types of cancer.

High-dose vitamin C

In the high-dose concentrations that are possible through IV injection, vitamin C helps fight chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia.

Alpha lipoic acid

This antioxidant helps people manage diabetes by improving insulin sensitivity and lowering blood sugar levels.

Hydrogen peroxide

This compound encourages your body to release separate oxygen molecules into your bloodstream, helping the liver and kidneys remove toxins while killing viruses, bacteria, and cancer cells.

Custom IV infusion treatments are also available depending on your needs. In addition to these nutritional therapies, Dr. Blend and Kimberly Blend offer ketamine IV treatment for mental health conditions including PTSD, drug-resistant depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders.

Infusion therapy could be what you need to get your body the nutrients it needs. Call The Blend Institute or click online to schedule a visit.