Without a doubt, that is a loaded question – and, there are many medical reasons why they may have a lot more in common than what we’re going to touch on here.   However, for the sake of this discussion, the implied commonality is that Intravenous (IV) Nutrient Therapy is frequently used as an adjunct form of treatment in each.

Why IV?

IV vitamin and nutrient infusions can provide needed vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and amino acids far more effectively than when taken orally.  IV infusions allow higher dosages of targeted supplements, with better absorption, and faster delivery to the cells throughout your body.iv-intravenous-therapy-cropped-2

Further, many people cannot adequately absorb nutrients from the gastrointestinal tract.  Those with chronic constipation, diarrhea, abdominal pain, or bloating are likely not absorbing nutrients sufficiently.  Malabsorption can set the stage for an ongoing cycle of chronic illness due to these deficiencies.

What you put in your body has direct effect on how your cells function at the cellular level.  When your cells are working properly, your organs are working properly, and when your organs are working properly and optimally, your overall health improves.

What are Common IV Therapies?

The lists of health benefits and conditions that IV nutrient treatments are used for is vast – treating things from the common cold to cancer and just about everything in between.

Some of the most frequently prescribed IV treatments include:

Vitamin C

It’s a powerful nutrient with several decades plus of successful clinical use and supported by thousands of evidence based research studies.  Aside from bolstering the immune system, it’s also widely used as a supplemental treatment for cancer patients because it kills cancer cells.  Other benefits include maintaining the elasticity of the skin, healing of wounds, lowering hyper tension, fighting off risk of stroke, and many more.


Frequently referred to as the “Mother of all Antioxidants”, glutathione eliminates free radicals from the body, thus detoxifying and helping to prevent a multitude of diseases related to aging. It has been used to treat a long list of diseases including Cancer in all forms, Alzheimer’s, arthritis, asthma, coronary conditions, fatigue, diabetes, fibromyalgia, and more.

Myers’ Cocktail

The key ingredients in this “cocktail” are vitamin C, numerous B vitamins, calcium, and magnesium. This super charge of vitamins enhances the immune system overall, increases energy and is effective in treating chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, vitamin deficiency, anxiety, seasonal allergies, stress, depression, migraine or tension headaches, gut malabsorption, leaky gut, and often offers support to shore up immune systems of cancer patients by means of the noted attributes.

CHWB offers a wide variety of IV therapies.  Please schedule a time with your provider by clicking here and discuss what might be the most beneficial in your personal treatment plan.