IV drip in operation room with surgeon on backgroundBambu Clinic is excited to offer IV nutrient therapy to its patients. IV nutrients, in clinical practice, can provide rapid symptom relief in a wide array of situations. When vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients are infused intravenously (IV), directly into your bloodstream, they avoid the potential loss of potency and poor absorption through the gastrointestinal (GI) tract that can be a characteristic of nutrients taken orally. This makes IV nutrient administration a powerful therapy for numerous health concerns.

What types of conditions are IV nutrient treatments used for?

  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Migraines
  • Depression
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Exhaustion
  • Pain
  • Acute or Chronic Infection
  • Poor Immunity
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Anti-aging
  • Addiction control
  • Bronchitis
  • Heart disease
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Viral and bacterial infections

In healthy individuals, the administration of certain vitamins and minerals intravenously is an effective way to boost your nutritional status and prevent illness. We also recommend a basic IV treatment during flu and viral epidemics and before or during stressful situations.

A number of nutrients play well-defined roles in the maintenance of a robust immune response, optimal energy, and overall health.

A typical restorative formula includes; 10g of Vitamin C, 2g of magnesium sulfate, 200mcg of selenium, 5 mg of zinc, 500 mg of dexpanthenol (B5), 100 mg of pyridoxine (B6), 2 mg of Methylcobalamin (B12), and B complex in a saline solution.

B6: Important for many metabolic process, including 60 different enzymes. It also helps in the production of neurotransmitters including norepinephrine, serotonin, and dopamine.  B6 also supports healthy skin, the production of red blood cells and a healthy immune system.

B12: Essential for growth, cell production, DNA formation/repair, and myelin synthesis.

Calcium: Essential for the function of the neuromuscular system and for normal cardiac function.  Calcium also facilitates cell permeability and blood coagulation.

Magnesium: Many people are lacking in this essential mineral. Magnesium is an excellent therapy for patients with heart disease, respiratory problems, and more. It helps with arrhythmias and can arrest an acute asthma attack. IV magnesium is also beneficial if you have diabetes, as it improves insulin sensitivity and helps control blood sugar. And finally, it is very relaxing, something we could all use.

Glutathione: This is the major super-antioxidant and detoxifying agent of our body. The absorption of glutathione taken orally is difficult, but it can be made in the body. Whey protein and other amino

IV Therapy is offered at Bambú Clinic under the following circumstances:

  • Written prescription by a Bambú Clinic physician who is following your care.
  • Written prescription from a physician that works at an outside clinic with an exact formula, dosing, frequency, number of IVs prescribed, proper bloodwork (CBC and Basic Metabolic Panel within 6 months) and a written protocol (indicating follow up with prescribing doctor).
  • Acute, one-time IVs with proper bloodwork (CBC and Basic Metabolic Panel within 6 months) and a very brief visit with one of our Bambú Clinic physicians.
  • All IV patient whether currently being followed by a Bambú Clinic physician, referred from an outside clinic, or a one-time acute IV must complete and sign an IV consent form and HIPAA agreement with Bambú Clinic.

To acquire a written prescription from one of our doctors, you will be scheduled for a brief intake exam and the required bloodwork (unless you can show the physician recent bloodwork that meets our requirements).  At the intake, the physician will rule out kidney or liver disease by going over the required labs and ask some pertinent questions regarding your health.  You will then be required to meet with a physician every 4-8 weeks of your IV protocol to make sure things are proceeding as expected.

If you are coming to Bambú for a one-time acute IV therapy appointment and have not had the required bloodwork within 6 months, a CBC and a basic metabolic panel can be drawn at Bambú Clinic with a 24-hour turnaround and you can receive your IV the following day (assuming all bloodwork is normal).

IV nutrient therapy is not intended to diagnose or treat disease.  It is offered at Bambú Clinic as a supportive, adjunctive treatment.

IV costs and payment information:

  • Patients with insurance coverage for naturopathic care can bill the IV therapy procedure, but the cost of the actual vitamins delivered through the IV must be paid in cash.
  • For a basic Meyer’s cocktail, the cash price is $100 for the initial office visit and $80 for the IV (this includes $40 for the procedure and $40 for the nutrients).
  • For the same Meyer’s cocktail, a patient with insurance can bill the initial office visit and the IV procedure, so the out of pocket insurance costs will be $40 at the time of the service.
  • Bambú Clinic cannot guarantee insurance coverage for any patient and patients should be aware that after we bill for an IV, they may owe a balance for the visit or for the IV procedure.
  • This balance bill happens most often when a patient must meet their deductible before their insurance plan will cover IV therapy.
  • If a blood draw is required to be done by Bambu before the scheduling of an IV, the lab tests may be an additional fee and Bambu may charge a one-time fee of $15 for the blood draw service.