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Intravenous Nutrients in Del Mar, CA

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Intravenous Nutrients in Del Mar, CA

IV Nutrient Therapy

Intravenous Nutrient Therapy (IV Nutrient Therapy) is a method of using modern science along 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 right into the bloodstream. Since the digestive system is bypassed, one can achieve significantly 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 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 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 efficient.

IV Therapy

Normal healthy cells have the ability to counteract the effects of hydrogen peroxide with an enzyme known as 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 can range from 25 to 100 grams per treatment.

Individualized Treatment

Depending on a patient's state of health, lab testing, and particular condition( s) Dr. Stengler customizes a 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 enhancement and detoxification.

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

Individuals with heavy metal toxicity may be given EDTA, DMPS, glutathione, and other detoxification agents. Those with neurological problems may benefit from glutathione, lipoic acid, phosphatidylcholine, and other unique nutrients. IV's may be given 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 supervised treatment in Encinitas.


Our doctors order blood tests prior to starting IV therapy to be sure organs of detoxification such as the liver and kidneys are functioning properly. Repeat testing is often done intermittently during a series of treatments.


Intravenous Nutrient Therapy is typically performed without incident. Individuals' vital signs are tested before and after therapy. Initial treatment typically includes a lower dose to make sure the individual tolerates the therapy with dosages increased over following 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 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 assisting patients 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.

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

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