Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)
Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid in its metabolically active form, is one of the safest and most effective nutrients. Vitamins C is necessary for the growth, development and repair of all body tissues and it is involved in many body functions, including formation of collagen, absorption of iron, the immune system, wound healing, and the maintenance of cartilage, bones, and teeth.
Vitamin C is also probably best known as a super-antioxidant. Antioxidants are molecules that help keep chemical reactions in our body in check. In particular, antioxidants help prevent the formation and activity of free radical molecules, which can do damage to our cells and tissue and contribute to the development of health conditions such as cancer, heart disease and arthritis. The build up of free radical with time is also largely responsible for the ageing process.
Areas of use: General wellbeing, Immune support, Anti-Ageing, Stress and Mood, Wound Healing
There are eight B vitamins — B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, B12 which all play an important role in keeping our bodies running like well-oiled machines. All B vitamins help the body to convert food (carbohydrates) into fuel (glucose), which is “burned” to produce energy. These B vitamins, often referred to as B complex vitamins, also help the body metabolize fats and protein. B complex vitamins are necessary for healthy skin, hair, eyes, and liver. They also help the nervous system function properly.
While many of the following vitamins work in tandem, each has its own specific benefits — from promoting healthy skin and hair to preventing memory loss or migraines.
Dexpanthenol (Vitamin B5)
Like other B vitamins, Vitamin B5 helps the body extract energy from carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. It is also responsible for the production of sex and stress-related hormones in the adrenal glands, which is why it is often referred to as the “anti-stress” vitamin, as it appears to affect all organs’ ability to handle stressors, both emotional and physical.
Vitamin B5 is also important in maintaining a healthy digestive tract and maintaining good health. Research suggests that Vitamins B5 may also be useful in treating rheumatoid arthritis and lowering blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6)
Like other B vitamins, Vitamin B6 helps the body extract energy from carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. Vitamin B6 is also a major player in mood and sleep patterns because it helps the body produce neurotransmitters such as serotonin for for maintaining mood balance, melatonin to regulate the body clock and noradrenaline, a stress hormone.
Vitamins B6, along with vitamins B12 and B9 (folic acid) helps control blood levels of homocysteine – an amino acid that may be associated with heart disease and you body needs B6 in order to absorb vitamin B12 and to make red blood cells and cells of the immune system.
GLUTATHIONE is the most important molecule you need to stay healthy and prevent ageing – it is the mother of all antioxidants.
The good news is that your body produces its own glutathione. The bad news is that poor diet, pollution, toxins, medications, stress, ageing, and radiation all deplete your glutathione.
Glutathione benefits are far ranging for the human body and can include:
- improved energy
- improved recovery from physical activity
- imporved skin conditioning including whitening and flawless skin
- support for the immune system
- cellular detoxification
- disease protection
- liver support
- circulatory support
- digestive support
- respiratory support
- brain support
This leaves you susceptible to unrestrained cell disintegration from oxidative stress, free radicals, infections and cancer. And your liver gets overloaded and damaged, making it unable to do its job of detoxification.
Selenium is an essential mineral and micronutrient. Selenium is incorporated into proteins to make selenoproteins, which are important constituents of a number of enzymes with a range of functions including antioxidant function, thyroid hormone metabolism, male fertility and immune mechanisms.
Selenium is fundamental to human health however a decline in blood selenium levels in the UK and other European countries has raised concern about possible public health implications, particularly in relation to the incidence of some diseases, including some cancers and cardiovascular disease.
Zinc is an essential trace mineral. Every cell in the body needs this nutrient and hundreds of body processes rely on it, from the immune system to the regulation of blood sugar and it even helps your body read genetic information.
Although the body does not produce zinc on its own, this mineral is available in drinking water and foods. Even so, many people fail to get enough of this mineral from their diet, and this is particularly true for elderly individuals and vegetarians.
There’s now evidence that supplements may also be useful in providing the extra zinc needed to fight cold and flu symptoms. In addition, zinc has shown promise for speeding the healing of sore throats, promoting recovery from skin injuries, reducing tinnitus (ringing in the ears), and controlling acne and eye problems.
Our IV Nutrition Therapy Ingredients Alanine Arginine Arginine, or L-arginine as it is called plays a role in several important mechanisms in the body, including cell division, wound healing, removal of ammonia from the body, immunity to illness, and the secretion of important hormones. The body also uses arginine to make nitric oxide (NO), a substance that relaxes blood vessels and also exerts numerous other effects in the body..with its L-structure, is a semi-essential amino acid. Arginine is involved in many metabolic processes and important in the treatment of heart diseases and high blood pressure. Arginine improves the circulation, strengthens the immune system and has a positive influence on male libido.
1 research suggests that the amino acid accelerates the rate of the healing of wounds
2 improves the burning of excess fat
3 and can be used in weight-reducing diets.
Its role in decreasing cholesterol levels can be ascribed to its function as a biological precursor of nitric oxide (NO). L-arginine is converted in the body into a chemical called nitric oxide. Nitric oxide causes blood vessels to open wider for improved blood flow. L-arginine also stimulates the release of growth hormone, insulin, and other substances in the body.
Arginine is an amino acid found in many foods, including dairy products, meat, poultry, and fish. Based on this, arginine has been proposed as a treatment for various cardiovascular diseases, including congestive heart failure and intermittent claudication, as well as impotence, female sexual dysfunction, interstitial cystitis, and many other conditions. Arginine’s potential effects on immunity have also created an interest in using it as part of an “immune cocktail” given to severely ill hospitalised patients and also for preventing colds.
Carnitine (L-Carnitine) is an essential, non-toxic, naturally occurring nutrient whose main function is the transfer of fat to energy. Carnitine is familiarly know as a “fat-burner” due to its essential role in transporting fatty acids into mitochondria (the furnace of the cells) where they are burned to release energy.
Carnitine is also responsible for muscle contraction, regulation of protein balance and the maintenance of a healthy heart and research has shown that carnitine supplementation boosts recovery after exercise, decreases exercise-induced muscle damage, decreases muscle soreness, increases antioxidant effects and improves vascular function.
Areas of use: Fat-burning, Recovery Boosting, Anti-ageing, Cholesterol, Diabetes, Sleep, Mood, Menopause, Virility and Libido.
Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid (building block of protein) in the body. The demand for glutamine increases with physical and mental stress and production of this important amino acid, which takes place in the body, often slows down with age and does not generate sufficient amounts. External supplementation is recommended in such cases.
Glutamine is involved in many metabolic processes; it stabilises the immune system, strengthens the intestinal cells and helps against stress, depression and anxiety. In addition, Glutamine is referred to as the “internal fountain of youth” because glutamine is important for firm and supple skin. If not enough glutamine is available; the body takes the necessary protein from muscle mass and converts it to glutamine and energy. This leads to muscle proteins being lost, muscle strands becoming thinner and the skin becoming lax.