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Intravenous Nutrients in Rancho Santa Fe, CA

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IV Nutrient Therapy and Treatment

Intravenous Nutrient Therapy (IV Nutrient Therapy) is a method of using modern science along 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 directly into the bloodstream. Since the digestive system is bypassed, one can achieve considerably higher levels of nutrients in the bloodstream and ultimately in the cells of the body where they are used most efficiently.

High Dose Intravenous Vitamin C: 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. 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 functions as an oxidant, helping to destroy cancer and other foreign invaders. IVC augments what your immune system is already doing, making the process much more effective.

IV Therapy

Normal healthy cells have the ability to neutralize 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 destroys cancer cells by providing hydrogen peroxide to tissues.

Intravenous vitamin C is used at high doses to help patients dealing with 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 a patient's state of health, lab testing, and particular condition( s) Dr. Stengler tailors treatment specifically for each 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 helpful 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 disorders may benefit from glutathione, lipoic acid, phosphatidylcholine, and other unique nutrients. IVs might be given to those with chronic infections or fatigue.

Length of Treatment

Treatment time can vary. Time can vary from 30 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 before beginning IV therapy to make sure organs of detoxification such as the liver and kidneys are functioning properly. Repeat testing is usually done intermittently during a series of treatments.


Intravenous Nutrient Therapy is normally performed without incident. Individuals' vital signs are tested before as well as after therapy. Initial treatment usually involves a lower dose to make sure the individual tolerates the therapy with dosages increased over future treatments. Allergic reactions or other side effects are uncommon 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 beneficial as a complementary therapy to traditional treatments. Read the following article by Dr. Stengler for a detailed assessment of the benefits of IVC for those with cancer.

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 improved energy levels and less pain.

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

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