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Flourish Wellness Center

Anti-Aging, Regenerative, & Integrative Medicine located in San Antonio, TX

Though you can get all the essential nutrients your body needs from food and supplements, how much of those oral nutrients is your body actually absorbing? With intravenous (IV) therapy, nutrients are delivered directly into your bloodstream so there’s no question that you’re getting everything you need. At Flourish Wellness Center in San Antonio, Texas, board-certified family medicine physician Robert Yerrington, MD, and the team offer IV therapy to optimize nutritional health and wellness. To learn more about IV therapy, call the office or book an appointment online today.

IV Therapy Q & A

What is IV therapy?

Intravenous (IV) therapy is one of the many wellness services offered at Flourish Wellness Center. With IV therapy, the team provides your body with the nutrients it needs, and they’re delivered directly into your bloodstream. By skipping your digestive tract, IV therapy ensures 100% absorption. 

Flourish Wellness Center offers many types of IV therapy, including IV drips, IV push, and add-ons. 

What types of IV drips are offered?

The IV drips at Flourish Wellness Center contain a mix of nutrients that meet specific health needs and goals. The types of IV drips that Flourish Wellness Center offers include: Myers Cocktail, a Beauty Bag, Sports & Performance Series, Immune Health Series, High Dosage Vitamin-C (specifically following the Riordan Protocol), a Migraine Bag, a Weight Loss Series, Hydration Bags, NAC & NAD.

Why IV Therapy?

For optimal benefit from supplements, nutrients and medications the intravenous route of delivery is best. IV Therapy allows us to achieve maximum effect, working at a faster and more effective rate, delivering directly to the cells. When you replenish the body with what it needs you are able to improve wellness and immune health. We well as boost energy levels, improve symptoms of depression, anxiety, and mental clarity/ cognitive function. Migraines, asthma, allergies and chronic fatigue are reduced. Surgical injuries and wound healing are accelerated and your muscles are able to maintain strength longer!

What is the Myers' Cocktail?

The Myers cocktail was named after the late Dr. John Myers in Baltimore in 1954 and served as a form of micronutrient therapy. This was to help with chronic medical conditions such as mild asthma, fibromyalgia, fatigue, migraines, immune support, jet lag, athletic recovery, better sleep & enhanced overall well being.

Do you offer high dosage Vitamin-C?

Yes! Flourish Wellness Center is under the certified care of Dr. Robert F. Yerrington MD.,PA and follows the Riordan Protocol for high dosage vitamin-c patients. A full consultation with Dr. Yerrington and blood work showing your vitamin-c levels are required before receiving treatment.

What is your Weight Loss Protocol

Flourish Wellness Center combines the IV weight-loss series bags with the 21-day detox program to promote weight loss and replenish nutrient levels. Some added services such as Infrared Sauna and Peptide Therapy might be suggested as added benefits to your weight loss journey.

A full consultation is required with Dr. Yerrington prior to treatment.

What is Glutathione?

Glutathione is a built-in antioxidant present in each cell of our bodies. Fighting free radicals is just the start. Glutathione protects the immune system from oxidative stress, allowing newly formed immune cells to proliferate to attack germs and viruses, protects DNA in the nucleus of the cell, reduces the mitochondrial DNA of the cell, reduces lipids peroxides formed by the oxidation of fats, transports amino acids from outside of the cell into the cell allowing protein biosyntheses to take place, is the first line of protection against environmental and chemical toxins, is a major sequestering agent of heavy metal and so much more! For more information on glutathione, see our FAQ's page under IV Therapy!

What is NAD?

NAD stands for Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide. It is a coenzyme present in almost all cells in your body. Its main purpose is to fuel metabolic reactions forward, similar to gas in your car. Without NAD, your cells won't be able to metabolize carbohydrates, fats and amino acids. NAD also plays significant role in gene expression linked to age-related diseases. NAD has been used for people suffering with addiction, age-related disease and chronic fatigue. It is also thought of as the great "anti-ager" as it promotes and protects your telomeres at the end of your chromosomes. NAD through IV is proven to give you a faster, more effective outcome. This dosage quickly optimizes your NAD levels, which revs up the engine in your cells (called the mitochondrion) translating into more energy for you, better sleep and over all better mental clarity & focus.

Treatment can be infused from every 4-14 days and requires a full consultation from Dr. Yerrington prior to treatment. For more information on NAD, visit our FAQ's page under IV Therapy.

What is an IV therapy push?

During an IV therapy push, your provider uses a syringe to directly inject various nutrients through your IV line.

These nutrients may include:

  • Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD)
  • Glutathione
  • B-complex vitamins

How long does treatment take?

Treatment can take anywhere from 5 minutes to 2 hours depending upon service. Rare infusions may require 18 plus hours dependent upon the service received (such as NAD detox for opioid addiction therapy). Any of our vitamin shots take only minutes.

Your IV therapy at Flourish Wellness Center may also include various add-ons, such as vitamin C, zinc, calcium, or magnesium, as well as amino acids such as L-carnitine, L-arginine, or L-glutamine. Medications, such as ZofranⓇ or ToradolⓇ, may also be included. The practice also offers B12 injections to improve levels, boost energy, and assist with weight loss. The wellness center also offers the MIC add-on, which contains methionine, inositol, and choline, to support weight loss.

Before each visit we always take vitals and prep the area so you have a clean sterile environment to relax in. Selected patients with multiple health issues will require blood work before starting.

You can expect the highest quality of care when coming to Flourish Wellness Center.

For comprehensive IV therapy, call Flourish Wellness Center or book an appointment online today.

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Though you can get all the essential nutrients your body needs from food and supplements, how much of those oral nutrients is your body actually absorbing? With intravenous (IV) therapy, nutrients are delivered directly into your bloodstream so there’s no question that you’re getting everything you need. At Flourish Wellness Center in San Antonio, Texas, board-certified family medicine physician Robert Yerrington, MD, and the team offer IV therapy to optimize nutritional health and wellness. To learn more about IV therapy, call the office or book an appointment online today.

 
What is IV therapy?

IV stands for intravenous; otherwise known as administering treatment or service through the veins, going directly into the bloodstream to be circulated and absorbed efficiently for quicker response. Even the most nutrient dense meals often still lack proper percentages of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants because of mass production of produce and the poor quality of today's soil. With IV Therapy, you can control and precisely know how much your body is being given on a regular basis. Not only that, but your body receives it much faster as IV Therapy bypasses the GI tract and goes straight to the bloodstream allowing your body to benefit almost instantaneously! With IV Therapy, anything can be added and taken away to fit your individual needs!


What are the benefits of IV therapy?

- The body is able to heal itself with optimal nutrition in the body.

- Immediate results

- Better pre-exertional fueling for the body for any athletic event (ie. CrossFit, Spin, Triathlons, Marathons, Jiu Jitsu, Boxing, Striking, Yoga, Bar, Orange Theory, Football, Cheerleading, Baseball, Soccer, Volleyball, Tennis, Track & Field, etc.)

- Superior post exertional recovery

- Restores individuals suffering from low energy and fatigue

- Helps fight against chronic illness, chronic fatigue, and chronic pain/fibromyalgia, asthma

- Helps fight against age-related diseases (cancer & alzheimer's)

- Additional Cold and Flu prevention

- Dehydration

- Hangover Symptoms

- Recovery from long travel and jet lag

- Migraines and Headaches

- Cognitive improvement with support for those with ADD/ADHD

- Detoxes The Body from unwanted toxins

- Gives the body nutrients it cannot produce itself

- Reduces symptoms of anxiety and depression

- Helps with poor digestion absorption issues such as Crohn's Disease, Celiac Disease, IBS and much more

- Nutritional support in balancing hormones

- Helps skin appear fresh, clean, clear, and rejuvenated

- Helps those unable to eat normally

- Reduced reliance on prescription drugs

- Boosting the immune system

- Benefits to enhance weight loss

- Improvements in sleep and sleep patterns

- Help in the fight to reverse the aging process-telomere lengthening


Is IV therapy safe?

Yes! Our facility administers IV Treatments only by a Registered Nurse and/or Doctor. All of our staff come highly qualified with proven 5 plus years experience and exceptional training. All staff are certified under the state of Texas and are well equipped in the knowledge of IV Therapy and can answer any questions or concerns you may have before, during, and after treatment.


How often can I receive IV therapy & how long does treatment take?

The frequency of IV nutritional therapies varies drastically depending on medical diagnosis and physiologic need. Most therapies are weekly, some bi-weekly and maintenance therapies are often monthly. Some therapies are even done daily while prolonged infusions may last over a day.

Most of our formulations are meant to be given once every two weeks (2x/ month). However, bags such as the hangover cure can be taken as needed. The frequency depends on the patient and the response of the body to treatment. For overall balance of antioxidants and any vitamin deficiencies treatments are recommended 2x/month.


How long does the treatment take?

Pushes can take anywhere from 5 minutes to 45 minutes depending upon the service. Drips can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours commonly. As noted previously, rarely infusions may require 18 plus hours dependent upon the service received(such as NAD detox for opioid addiction therapy). Any of our vitamin shots take only minutes. Before each visit we always take vitals and prep the area so you have a clean sterile environment to relax in. Selected patients with multiple health issues also require blood work before starting. You can expect the highest quality of care when coming to Flourish IV Nutritional Therapy.


What is a NAD push?

NAD stands for Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide (NAD). It is a coenzyme found in almost every cell in your body. It’s main purpose is to play a critical role in cellular energy production. Without NAD, your cells won’t be able to metabolize carbohydrates, fats, and amino acids. Without proper amounts, your body doesn't run as it should or could. NAD also plays a significant role in cellular mitochondrial and DNA protection which helps the body fight against age-related diseases. Therapeutic intervention protocols for opioid addiction are available but are at higher doses and for longer duration of intravenous administration, at times lasting over 18 hours. NAD has been demonstrated to achieve mitochondrial and DNA repair as well as lengthen Telomeres which may lengthen lifespan. NAD is administered through the veins, skipping the GI Tract and going straight to the bloodstream. The IV push lasts anywhere from 30-45 minutes and the IV drip lasts about an hour. For those unable to have an IV, or who have completed our NAD IV protocol it can be given as a long term anti-aging treatment subcutaneously. The greatest advantage physiologically appears to be from the IV push, but route of administration is customized to patient needs. Most athletes prefer the IV push as promoted by Ben Greenfield, Immersive Sports Journalist.The NAD IV push lasts anywhere from 8-14 days and can be administered as often as daily in treatment of withdrawal or as infrequently as monthly for long term maintenance. For those seeking health and regeneration we are recommending infusions twice a month for at least 6 months to achieve the greatest therapeutic benefits.


How does NAD help with cancer, intestinal and age-related diseases?

NAD therapy is very promising for cancer prevention. It has benefits in this regard through DNA repair and effective activation of molecular processes that inhibit cancer occurence. There is controversy regarding NAD therapy once cancer is more advanced and the final analysis has yet to be made. We do not recommend NAD to those already diagnosed with cancer until further research is done.

NAD plays a strong role in cellular regeneration, especially where cells are replicating rapidly as in the gut lining. This gives it a benefit for gut repair especially in those with gut dysfunction.

NAD also helps increase the functions of your neurons and helps the brain on a cellular level. It protects the cells from damage from toxic free radicals whether from outside sources or inside the body. It enhances concentration, focus, attention to details, task completion. Many report visual and auditory enhancement as well.

NAD also helps fight against the deposition of beta amyloid protein associated with Alzheimer's. With increased amounts of NAD, your body's cells are able to activate enzymes that help protect and correct DNA damage; enzymes such as sirtuins, that help cells live long healthy lives. Longer life of a cell means a longer healthier and stronger life for the whole body.


What is the Myer’s Cocktail?

This IV therapeutic formula was created by John Myer, a physician from Baltimore, Maryland. There are several commonly used variations which have expanded its usability in a broad grouping of patient issues. It can help resolve digestive issues, it helps to fight off chronic exhaustion, it revitalizes the body's energy, and fights off infection and fatigue!

The vitamins used in this service include: magnesium, calcium, B-vitamins, and Vitamin C. It is administered through the venous route.


What does the Myer’s Cocktail help with?

This IV therapeutic formula was created by John Myer, a physician from Baltimore, Maryland. There are several commonly used variations which have expanded its usability in a broad grouping of patient issues. It can help resolve digestive issues, it helps to fight off chronic exhaustion, it revitalizes the body's energy, and fights off infection and fatigue!

The vitamins used in this service include: magnesium, calcium, B-vitamins, and Vitamin C. It is administered through the venous route.

What does it help with?

1. Severe dehydration, otherwise known as the Hangover Cure

2. Multiple Sclerosis, Fibromyalgia, Asthma

3. Antioxidant Deficiency

4. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

5. Chronic or high amounts of Stress

6. Low Energy

7. Gives a boost in fighting off infection


Does IV therapy hurt?

We are the first to recognize that needles can be scary. But with our highly trained professional RN's, we make the insertion as efficient and painless as possible! Our nurses are also very patient with you and can walk you through the entire process if need be. Topical anesthetics are also available to be applied pre IV placement. For your convenience, we also have a TV for distraction, water, fans and blankets with every visit so you can feel right at home and completely forget why you're there in the first place. You will be in and out in no time!


Can IV therapy be used as preventative medicine?

Absolutely! Keeping your body balanced and your cells protected is an amazing preventive method against sickness or disease. We definitely recommend IV Therapy be considered as preventive care as well as interventional and restorative. However, the amazing benefits of healing to the cells cannot be denied.

On top of that, your body will be well hydrated and fully energized for any athletic event you may have, whether it's being a super mom to your family, (which is hands down the biggest athletic event there is known to man), or preparing for a competition of any kind. IV Therapy can help prevent injury and relieve soreness.

Please read "Benefits of IV Therapy" for more information!


What are the benefits of B-Complex?

1. Cell Health

2. Growth of Red Blood Cells

3. Energy Levels

4. Improves and/or Helps with EyeSight

5. Improves and/or Helps with Healthy Brain Function

6. Helps with Digestion

7. Helps with Proper Nerve Function

8. Helps promote a healthy appetite

9. Helps with your Hormones and Cholesterol Production

10. Helps with Cardiovascular Health

11. Helps with Muscle Tone (Helps build muscle and increase strength)

12. Especially Important for Women who are Pregnant and/or Breastfeeding

13. Aids in Fetal Brain Development


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