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Intravenous Nutrient in Carlsbad, CA

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IV Nutrient Therapy

Intravenous Nutrient Therapy (IV Nutrient Therapy) is a method of using modern science together with natural healing agents to help the body in the prevention and treatment of illness. Nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids, antioxidants, and other healing substances are infused right into the bloodstream. Because the digestive system is bypassed, one can achieve significantly higher amounts of nutrients into the bloodstream and ultimately to the cells of the body where they are used most effectively.

High Dose Intravenous Vitamin C: Intravenous vitamin C is used at high doses to help patients suffering from infections or as part of adjunctive immune support for those with cancer. Dosages might range from 25 to 100 grams per treatment. Your immune system naturally makes some hydrogen peroxide in response to infections and cancer. High doses of IVC kick this natural process into high gear. Hydrogen peroxide functions as an oxidant, helping to destroy cancer and other foreign invaders. IVC enhances what your immune system is already doing, making the process much more productive.

IV Therapy

Normal healthy cells have the ability to neutralize the effects of hydrogen peroxide with an enzyme called catalase. Since cancer cells lack this enzyme it results in cell death. A study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of the United States of America showed that IVC selectively kills cancer cells by supplying hydrogen peroxide to tissues.

Intravenous vitamin C is used at high doses to help patients suffering from infections or as part of adjunctive immune support for those with cancer. Dosages might range from 25 to 100 grams per treatment.

Individualized Treatment

Depending on an individual's state of health, lab testing, and particular condition( s) Dr. Stengler customizes a treatment specifically for each patient throughout the Encinitas area. Examples include B vitamins and magnesium for fatigue, vitamin C, zinc, glutathione, and selenium for immune system enhancement and detoxification.

Amino acids or fatty acid replacement are beneficial for those with weight loss such as those found in Crohn's disease or cancer.

Patients with heavy metal toxicity might be provided EDTA, DMPS, glutathione, and other detoxification agents. Those with neurological problems might benefit from glutathione, lipoic acid, phosphatidylcholine, and other unique nutrients. IV's may be provided to those with chronic infections or fatigue.

Length of Treatment

Treatment time can vary. Time can vary from thirty minutes to two hours. Patients sit or recline back in a lounge-style chair during their medically administered treatment in Encinitas.


Our physicians order blood tests prior to initiating IV therapy to ensure organs of detoxification such as the liver and kidneys are working properly. Repeat testing is typically done intermittently throughout a series of treatments.


Intravenous Nutrient Therapy is normally conducted without incident. The patient's vital signs are tested before as well as after therapy. Initial treatment usually includes a lower dose to make sure the individual tolerates the therapy with dosages increased over future treatments. Allergic reactions or other side effects are rare but possible.

Cancer and Infections

Intravenous vitamin C (IVC) is getting attention in the medical community for its benefit for those with cancer. Dr. Stengler and other holistic doctors and Oncologists have found it beneficial as a complementary therapy to traditional treatments. It is also great therapy for those with severe and chronic infections. Examples include the common cold, flu, bronchitis, hepatitis, mononucleosis, pneumonia, and others.

Fatigue and Fibromyalgia

We have had wonderful success at the Stengler Center for Integrative Medicine in helping individuals with fatigue and fibromyalgia. The use of Intravenous Nutrients such as B vitamins, magnesium, glutathione, and other nutrients enables the cells to be supercharged. This allows for increased energy levels and less pain. Check out the following article by Dr Stengler for a detailed assessment of the benefits of Intravenous Nutrient Therapy for those with Fatigue and Fibromyalgia.

For further information about Dr. Stengler’s practice and his clinic in Carlsbad, California, please visit our website at or give us a call at (760) 274-2377

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