The problem with oral supplements is that you never know how much of what you are putting in your mouth is actually getting to your cells where it is needed??
When a supplement is taken orally, it first passes through the very acidic environment of the stomach where it is broken down. After it is broken down it moves to the intestine where, if the particle size of the supplement is appropriate, some of it is absorbed into the blood. Once in the blood, it passes through the liver where some of it will be metabolized. After going through the liver the substances are finally circulated to the cells of the body where they can be used.
There are many variables in the above noted sequence. Some supplements do not break down appropriately in the stomach for a variety or reasons and cannot even be absorbed when they reach the intestine. Other factors like intestinal inflammation (very common today due to our diet), or bacterial overgrowth also effect the amount the body can absorb.
Intravenous (I.V.) administration of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and nutrients, delivers these substances directly to the cells via the blood stream. Delivery via this route bypasses the hurdles listed above. Many people who need supplements the most, are the ones who do not absorb them adequately in the first place. Most people who do not absorb things well have no idea as to why.
Mal-absorption and other GI problems are very common. 20% of people over 50 do not properly absorb vitamin B12. Administering nutrients I.V. or I.M. (intramuscularly) ensures consistent, high dose delivery to the cells. Many supplements are most effective when given by these routs. Giving vitamin C through the I.V. allows a person to obtain plasma levels many times that which could be obtained by taking pills.
Another advantage of I.V. preparations is that they can be customized to each individual person. Thus the formula can be tailored to accommodate any current symptoms. A client who comes in with a cold or other viral infection can have extra lysine or zinc added to the mix. More magnesium can be added for insomnia or muscle spasms, or more vitamin C for itching eczema. I.V. therapy is an extremely effective, natural and individualized treatment for many conditions.
Replacing all of our deficient hormones-thyroid, testosterone, estrogen, progesterone and DHEA- to levels that we had in our youth is beneficial to both our health and quality of life. At thriveMD we use bio-identical hormones replacement therapy (BIHRT). These bio-identical hormones are similar to the hormones your body produces. Synthetic hormones, which are chemically different than the ones produced in the body, come with a whole host of side effects and even cancer. Bio-identical hormones have been shown to have significantly less side effects and offer tremendous benefit to a person’s mental, as well as physical health.
Hormones are the messengers of the body and these levels normally decrease as we age. It has been shown in many medical studies that restoring our levels to the “optimal” (but not excessive) range increases bone density, lean body mass, sexual function, mental acuity, mood, skin collagen and elastin among many other things. BIHRT improves cholesterol profile and has been shown to have a protective effect from many of the diseases we associate with aging such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and dementia.
Unfortunately there is no way to “reverse” the aging process but the medical community now has many well documented studies on the health and feel good benefits of Bio-identical hormone replacement.
It’s no secret that America faces an obesity epidemic, the estimated healthcare cost runs into the billions not to mention the effect on the individual person’s health and self image. At thriveMD we have helped people to lose hundreds of pounds over the years. We use diet and nutritional counseling as well as the latest prescription therapies catered to each patient to help them achieve their weight loss goals. We also monitor the weight loss here using the bio-impedence method for body compisition. This gives us the critical information about body fat and muscle to make sure they are losing the pounds they want to. Come and see us to achieve your weight loss goals. You have no idea how good you can look and feel!
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
We know the body has the power to heal itself in many ways. Each day, scientific research furthers our understanding of this self-healing process and ways we can better tap into it. One way of helping the body heal and repair itself is through platelet rich plasma therapy.
How Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy Works
The blood is rich in platelets, which contain valuable growth factors. Growth factors have been shown to repair bone, muscle, regenerate cartilage, ligaments and tendons. They have also been found to aid in wound healing, and improve appearance by regenerating tissues and reversing the signs of aging.
ThriveMD offers platelet rich plasma therapy, using the patient’s own blood, to treat these conditions non-surgically. This FDA-approved therapy involves drawing blood from the patient and then, using a special device, separating the platelets from the other cells in the blood. This platelet-concentrated blood product, and the growth factors derived from the platelets in this special process, is then injected back into the patient at the desired site where it stimulates the body to heal; repairing the injured site, and growing new tissue.
Benefits of Platelet Rich Plasma
Through platelet rich plasma therapy, we help you tap into your body’s own healing properties. Many patients can benefit from platelet rich plasma therapy before enduring the invasive nature and higher risks of surgery. Others opt to address musculoskeletal issues with the therapy when conventional therapies fail to help. Still others use this therapy for its amazing results and ability to improve signs of aging such as lines or wrinkles. This has been referred to as the "vampire face-lift" and has shown amazing results that (unlike Botox and fillers) are permanent.
Platelet rich plasma therapy is especially beneficial for those with joint and tendon issues, back pain due to disc disease, heel spurs, sports injuries, wear and tear injuries, osteoarthritis and people looking for the amazing aesthetic benefits. Compared to traditional surgery, this non-surgical therapy option offers:
A simple office procedure
Significantly less recovery time
Less pain and bleeding
Less chance of infection
Little to no chance of rejection or allergic reaction because the blood comes from the patient’s own body
No incisions or scarring
Very positive outcomes
New services now offered: Ozone therapy Vampire Facial and facelift Vampire breast-lift O-shot P-shot Botox and dermal fillers Argentyne 23 colloidal silver treatments Our supplement line continues to expand as well! Smart-lipo
At thriveMD we are always striving to bring you the latest in preventitive healthcare and the best, most natural treatments. At the same time we are always looking for the best alternatives to the currently offered treatments. This list is countinously expanding!