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Intravenous Nutrients in Carmel Valley, CA

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IV Nutrient Therapy

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

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 produces 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 enhances what your immune system is already doing, making the process a lot more effective.

IV Therapy

Normal healthy cells have the ability to counteract the effects of hydrogen peroxide with an enzyme known as catalase. Since cancer cells do not have this enzyme it leads to cell death. A study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of the United States of America showed that IVC selectively destroys cancer cells by supplying hydrogen peroxide to tissues.

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

Tailored Treatment

Depending on an individual's state of health, lab testing, and specific condition( s) Dr. Stengler tailors treatment specifically for every individual 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.

Patients with heavy metal toxicity may be given 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 doctors order blood tests before starting IV therapy to ensure organs of detoxification such as the liver and kidneys are working properly. Repeat testing is typically done intermittently during a series of treatments.


Intravenous Nutrient Therapy is usually conducted without incident. Patients' vital signs are tested before as well as after therapy. Initial treatment usually involves a lower dose to make sure the patient tolerates the therapy with dosages increased over subsequent treatments. Allergic reactions or other side effects are uncommon but possible.

Cancer and Infections

Intravenous vitamin C (IVC) is gaining 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 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 allows for the cells to be supercharged. This allows for increased energy levels and less pain. Read 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 Carmel Valley, California, please visit our website at or give us a call at (760) 274-2377

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