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Alpha Lipoic Acid
B-Complex Vitamins



IV-Hydration: A sterile saline solution that delivers a perfectly balanced solution to rehydrate or pre-hydrate when we are unable to get enough daily fluids.


Magnesium with your IV-Hydration: One of the most important minerals in our body involved in over 300 biochemical reactions, magnesium is thought to be the most widely deficient mineral in the U.S. due to low abundance in the typical American diet.  Replenishing your magnesium leads to better mood, better sleep, better gut function and healthier nerve and muscles. This is a must for our signature boost. 

  • Magnesium is a mineral that is involved in over 300 biochemical reactions and enzyme systems that regulate various functions in the body[19]. This mineral is found in many types of food.

  • Healthy Levels of Magnesium[20]:

  • Maintains nerve and muscle function

  • Maintains bone strength

  • Provides immune system support

  • Regulates heartbeat

  • Regulates blood glucose (blood sugar) levels

  • Regulates blood pressure

  • Boosts energy levels

  • Aids in the production of proteins

  • Because magnesium is involved in so many functions throughout the body, this mineral is included in many of Drip Hydration’s IV therapies.

  • Magnesium plays a large part in energy production and protein synthesis. Supplementation can help improve fatigue and energy levels. Magnesium also provides cardiovascular support and helps regulates blood glucose and blood pressure.

  • Studies suggest that magnesium supplementation can improve the symptoms of major depression[21] due to the correlation between low serotonin and magnesium deficiency[22].

  • Low levels of magnesium can cause a variety of symptoms including fatigue, cramps, muscle weakness, or numbness[23]. Magnesium deficiency may also be associated with diseases such as Alzheimer’s, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, and diabetes.

  • Athletes who have low levels of magnesium in the body may benefit from supplementation to improve muscle function, energy production, and improve physical performance[24].

  • IV therapy can quickly and efficiently correct the levels of magnesium in the body and prevent health complications caused by prolonged deficiency.


Calcium with your IV-Hydration: Calcium is a mineral found in many foods. The body needs calcium to maintain strong bones and to carry out many important functions. Almost all calcium is stored in bones and teeth, where it supports their structure and hardness. The body also needs calcium for muscles to move and for nerves to carry messages between the brain and every body part. In addition, calcium is used to help blood vessels move blood throughout the body and to help release hormones and enzymes that affect almost every function in the human body. Low calcium can cause muscle cramping, twitching, rashes and osteoporosis.


Vitamin C with your IV-Hydration: A major anti-oxidant and immune booster. It protects us from ill health effects arising from the many toxicities from our environment. It is crucial for maintaining healthy skin, tendons, ligaments and blood vessels. In addition to helping with healing from common colds, it also helps with wounds, bones and cartilage tears. The body is not able to make vitamin C on its own, and it does not store vitamin C.

  • Also known as Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin that plays many essential roles throughout the body, helping to maintain systems such as muscles, bones, immune support, and the circulatory system.

  • Vitamin C promotes the biosynthesis of collagen, which is a fundamental part of connective tissues. In this capacity, Vitamin C reduces stretch marks and is an essential component of healing wounds.

  • Vitamin C is an antioxidant that also helps regenerate other antioxidants within the body. This vitamin reduces the damaging effects of free radicals, which are unstable molecules that contribute to tissue damage and aging.

  • Studies have shown that high doses of Vitamin C can slow the formation of carcinogens, regulate immune response, and reduce redox reactions that can lead to the formation of cancer[2][3]. When administered intravenously, high doses of Vitamin C can produce hydrogen peroxide that causes DNA damage to cancer cells necessary to cause cell death[4]. These doses of Vitamin C do not cause damage to healthy cells as cancer cells are less efficient at removing hydrogen peroxide.


Arginine with your IV-Hydrationconverts to NO, nitric oxide, which is a vasodilator and can bring more oxygen to muscles. In a study done on genetically obese rats [37],  dietary arginine supplementation promotes muscle over fat gain and may provide a useful treatment for improving the metabolic profile. 


Alpha Lipoic Acid with your IV-Hydration is a unique antioxidant because it is both water and lipid soluble, so it can support any space of the body. It has shown in many research articles to repair injured components of the body ranging from damaged blood vessels, to heart health, memory and even wrinkles from smoking {37-49]. These health benefits gives alpha lipoid acid it's "anti-aging" reputation. Our body makes small amounts of alpha lipoid acid in the mitochondria, or energy powerhouse of the cell.




 Some of the research shows:

  • Some research shows that people living in heavily polluted cities experience cognitive damage due to higher-than-normal levels of environmental toxins.and the strong antioxidant properties of alpha lipoic acid help to sharpen the memory, promote mental clarity, and overall alertness.

  • Other research showed that ALA might be beneficial in keeping excessive iron from accumulating in the cerebral cortex — which is linked to age-related oxidative stress and memory lapses.

  • ALA helps sustain normal blood glucose levels and insulin sensitivity, indicating that ALA’s properties extend beyond that of being strictly an antioxidant. 

  • when ALA was introduced to previously damaged blood vessel cells in vivo (in petri dishes in a laboratory), the function and antioxidant defenses of the cells improved. 

  • IV-administered alpha lipoic acid helps promote normal blood circulation.

  • ALA treats numbness and tingling of nerves

  • ALA protects the heart 

  • A 2016 study found that ALA, when taken with quercetin and resveratrol, helped promote normal thyroid hormone levels and  hormone-induced weight gain.

  • ALA helps prevent soreness from strenuous exercise because ALA supports cellular antioxidant defenses and reduces lipid peroxidation, a process that results in cell damage.

  • ALA supplementation protects liver, heart, and muscle tissue.


L-Carnitine with your IV-Hydration:

  • A supplement involved in metabolism with some studies showing reduction in fat mass and increase in muscle mass.​



  • Methionine is an essential amino acid, essential meaning that your body cannot produce it, so it must be supplied by diet or vitamin supplementation. Your body uses methionine to make proteins and other amino acids which help in weight loss, sugar metabolism, and normal function of your immune system.


Inositol with your IV-Hydration:

  • Inositol is also known as vitamin B-8. When consumed in combination with other B complex vitamins, inositol helps your liver break down fats in the body, which is how it got its reputation for aiding weight loss. When taken in combination with choline, inositol forms lecithin and lecithin is known to fight fat. It is also a lipotropic agent, so inositol also might redistribute existing body fat during weight loss.

Choline with your IV-Hydration:

  • Choline: The natural mechanism of action that this nutrient uses means that it comes with none of the side effects typical of diet pills. Choline promotes a faster rate of lipolysis meaning that you burn more fat than you would at your typical metabolic rate. It does this by promoting the transportation of dietary fats throughout the body to your cells so they are promptly burned for energy. This can help to prevent future weight gain while also contributing to steady and reliable weight loss results.


B Vitamins with your IV-Hydration:

A complex of 8 different vitamins that are critical in maintaining healthy immune function, proper function of brain, heart, nerves, organs, and in promoting healthy skin, hair, and nails. They reduce free radicals in the body that contribute to aging, resulting in an overall healthier and younger appearance [8].

The B Complex Vitamins Are:

  • B1 (thiamine)

  • B2 (riboflavin)

  • B3 (niacin)

  • B5 (pantothenic acid) 

    • Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) is an essential component of coenzyme A (CoA) and acyl carrier protein (ACP). In both CoA and ACP, a derivative of pantothenic acid, 4′-phosphopantetheine, forms the active portion of the compound. COA is required for the chemical reactions that produce energy from carbohydrates, fats, and proteins and for the synthesis of essential fats, cholesterol, certain hormones, and the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. ACP is involved in the synthesis of fatty acids. The principal functions of pantothenic acid are through CoA which is required for synthesis of essential fats, sterols, steroid hormones, melatonin, acetylcholine, and heme (a part of hemoglobin and many metabolic proteins).

    • Used for skin conditions, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, adrenal fatigue, allergies, asthma, low immunity, insomnia, hypoglycemia, atherosclerosis, neuritis, multiple sclerosis depression, cataracts, gastritis, poor peristalsis, duodenal ulcer

  • B6 (pyridoxine)

  • B7 (biotin)

    • Vitamin B7, also known as biotin, is part of the B-vitamin complex and is associated with improving the strength, appearance, and overall health of the skin, hair, and nails[9]. To this end, biotin is a common addition to beauty supplements.

    • Biotin plays a role in converting food into energy by helping to metabolize carbohydrates and fats. B7 also helps maintain the nervous system[10] and promotes healthy psychological function¹².

    • While rare, biotin deficiency is often marked by hair loss, a decrease in mental cognition, dermatitis, depression, hypotonia (decreased muscle tone), and ataxia (decreased muscle coordination)[11][12] Biotin cannot be absorbed through the skin[13]. IV therapy can quickly restore normal levels of biotin.

  • B9 (folate) is crucial for proper brain function and plays an important role in mental and emotional health. It is especially important in making red blood cells and helping iron work properly in the body. It is important for many cellular functions. Low folate levels can cause heart disease, hearing loss, macular degeneration, poor growth, tongue inflammation and gingivitis, loss appetite, shortness of breath, diarrhea, irritability, forgetfulness and mental sluggishness. Antacids and proton pump inhibitors lower doses of folate in the body.

  • B12 (hydroxycobalamin or methylcobalamin--we do not use the more common cyanocobalamin)

    • Vitamin B12 is notable for its role in maintaining optimal neurological function, preventing memory loss and improving concentration, as well as boosting energy levels. Studies suggest an association between low levels of vitamin B12 in the body and cognitive impairment, neurodegenerative disease, and dementia[15].​

    • It has a large role in DNA synthesis and metabolizing amino acids. B12 is essential to ensuring the proper formation of red blood cells; low levels can result in anemia.

    • Some individuals have increased difficulty absorbing B12 due to an underlying medical condition. These individuals are at an increased risk of developing vitamin B12 deficiency. Symptoms of B12 deficiency include anemia, fatigue, and neurological changes such as memory problems, depression, and dementia[14].

    • B12 absorption is less effective when supplemented orally, so sublingual dosing, shots or IV infusions are better alternatives  to correct B12 deficiency.


Glutathione with your IV-Hydration: one of the most important antioxidants in the body, and has very poor absorption orally.  It is an antioxidant that plays a crucial role in preventing cellular damage. This antioxidant binds with toxins in the body and facilitates their removal from the body. Free radicals are made when your body breaks down food or when you are exposed to tobacco smoke or radiation. The buildup of free radicals over time is largely responsible for the aging process. Free radicals may play a role in cancer, heart disease, and conditions like arthritis.

  • Glutathione is involved in many metabolic processes and biochemical reactions, as well as DNA repair and synthesis. Studies suggest that it also slows the speed of aging.

  • Glutathione shields cellular macromolecules from redox reactions and mitigates oxidative stress on the body by detoxifying the body, neutralizing free radicals and facilitating cell excretion. Glutathione also recycles vitamins C and E to protect cells from damaging oxidants[5]. The amount of glutathione in cellular fluids naturally decreases over time, which in turn reduces the effectiveness of the body’s natural ability to remove free radicals.

  • A deficiency in glutathione can contribute to increased oxidative stress on the body which leads to a variety of diseases.


Taurine with your IV-HydrationA type of amino acid (an amino sulfonic acid), l-taurine is a necessary building block of protein. It is the most plentiful amino acid in the body, and is found in high amounts in the brain, heart, retina and blood platelets. It aides in the movement of minerals like calcium, potassium, magnesium and sodium in and out of your cells [3]. In this way, it reduces muscle damage, fatigue and soreness and promotes weight loss by helping to use fat as fuel. Many people think taurine is a stimulant because it is often found in stimulant drinks, However, it is not. It has a calming effect on your central nervous system. 

  • Helps maintain proper hydration and electrolyte balance in your cells

  • Helps regulate minerals like calcium in your cells

  • Essential in the formation of bile salts, which is need for digestion

  • Supports your overall central nervous system function, as well as your macular health

  • Regulates your immune system health and antioxidant function

  • Taurine supplements have been linked to fitness, and there are studies that support the claims that it may benefit athletic and workout performance. 

  • One study published in the journal Amino Acids, [33] which examined 11 men ages 18 to 20, found that taking a taurine supplement for seven days before their workout had increased VO2max (the body's ability to transport and use oxygen) and longer training periods before feeling exhaustion. The Japanese researchers who conducted the study, believed it was taurine's antioxidant and cell-protecting properties that helped provide these benefits. [34]

  • Taurine's ability in helping reduce muscle damage has also been noted. In a separate study, it was found that participants who took taurine before a muscle-damaging weight lifting workout had reduced soreness and markers of muscle damage compared to those who were given a placebo. [35]

  • This amino acid may have a benefit for people who want to manage their weight. Cyclists who supplemented with 1.66 grams of taurine were found to have a 16 percent increase in fat burning, which may help with weight loss. [36]

  • The reason why taurine deficiency can be difficult to pinpoint is because its symptoms are quite similar to other disorders. Here are some potential signs of this amino acid deficiency:

    • Vision problems — You need adequate amounts of taurine for your retina's proper functioning.

    • Hypertension — Taurine actually plays a role on the health of your blood vessels and heart.

    • Problems with endurance and recovery after workouts — Taurine is essential in improving performance and endurance.

    • Depression and anxiety — This amino acid plays a role in cognitive function, so having insufficient levels may lead to depressive and anxious symptoms.

    • Weight gain — It actually supports the body in metabolizing fat to be used as an energy source.

contraindications TO IV THERAPY

If you have moderate to severe leg swelling, congestive heart disease, kidney failure or liver failure this treatment may not be for you. Please consult with your doctor.  Biotin supplementation many interfere with seizure medications. If you are taking seizure medications, we recommend that Biotin be removed from your solution.

High dose Vitamin C can cause people with the rare G6PD genetic mutation to have hemolytic anemia.  If you are being actively  treated for cancer or seizures, we will remove folic acid from your infusion.


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