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Intravenous Nutrient in Oceanside, CA

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Intravenous 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 straight into the bloodstream. Because the digestive system is by-passed, one can achieve considerably higher levels of nutrients into the bloodstream and ultimately to the cells of the body where they are utilized most efficiently.

High Dose Intravenous Vitamin C: Intravenous vitamin C is used at high doses to help patients experiencing infections or as part of adjunctive immune support for those with cancer. Dosages may 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 acts as an oxidant, helping to destroy cancer and other foreign invaders. IVC augments what your immune system is already doing, making the process a lot more effective.

IV Therapy

Regular healthy cells are able to neutralize the effects of hydrogen peroxide with an enzyme called catalase. Since cancer cells do not have 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 delivering hydrogen peroxide to tissues.

Intravenous vitamin C is used at high doses to help individuals dealing with infections or as part of adjunctive immune support for those with cancer. Dosages can 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 every patient throughout the Encinitas area. Examples include B vitamins and magnesium for fatigue, vitamin C, zinc, glutathione, and selenium for immune system improvement 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.

Individuals with heavy metal toxicity may be provided EDTA, DMPS, glutathione, and other detoxification agents. Those with neurological conditions may benefit from glutathione, lipoic acid, phosphatidylcholine, and other special 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. Individuals sit or recline back in a lounge style chair during their medically administered treatment in Encinitas.


Our physicians order blood tests before beginning IV therapy to make sure organs of detoxification such as the liver and kidneys are functioning properly. Repeat testing is commonly done intermittently during a series of treatments.


Intravenous Nutrient Therapy is typically performed without incident. Patients' vital signs are tested before as well as after therapy. Initial treatment typically involves a lower dose to make sure the patient 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 receiving attention in the medical community for its benefit for those with cancer. Dr. Stengler and other holistic doctors and Oncologists have found it valuable as a complementary therapy to conventional treatments. 

It is also a great therapy for those with acute and chronic infections. Examples include the common cold, flu, bronchitis, hepatitis, mononucleosis, pneumonia, and others.

Fatigue and Fibromyalgia

We have had great success at the Stengler Center for Integrative Medicine in assisting 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. 

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

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