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IV Vitamin Infusions in Scottsdale, AZ

Advanced Wellness & Pain in Scottsdale, AZ  provides expert intravenous vitamin infusions for bio-optimization and overall health and wellness.

Vitamin infusions are a concentrated, personalized method of delivery into the bloodstream for essential nutrients. These vitamins help ensure the proper functioning of cells, tissues, and important processes throughout the human body.

Among the many benefits of IV infusions is the complete bioavailability of the nutrients in the infusion. This simply means that 100% of the vitamin, mineral, or amino acid is delivered to the bloodstream of the patient.

If a nutrient (vitamin, mineral, amino acid) or medication is administered orally, it has to cross barriers from the gastrointestinal tract and hepatic (liver) metabolism to reach the bloodstream.

It is the degree of delivery to the bloodstream which enables the nutrient or medication to be absorbed quickly and exert its maximum beneficial effects on the body at the cellular level.

man getting vitamin infusion by Advanced Wellness and Pain in Scottsdale, AZ

What Are IV Vitamin Infusions?

IV vitamin infusions, also known as intravenous nutritional therapy, is a holistic therapeutic treatment that uses intravenous fluids and nutrients to rehydrate and revive the human body. Infusing these vitamins intravenously allows them to completely bypass the digestive system and absorb more quickly than supplements taken orally.

This treatment is a safe and effective way to get the right amount of hydration and nutrients that the body needs. We craft custom nutrient infusions to address specific health issues such as:

  • Immune system enhancement
  • Optimal athletic performance and recovery
  • Anti-aging
  • Cold and flu symptoms
  • Hangover and headache relief
  • Dehydration
  • Allergy relief
  • Nausea relief
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Metabolism boost

IV Infusion Nutrients List

A unique antioxidant because it is both water and lipid soluble, so it can support any space in the body. It has shown in many research articles to repair injured components of the body ranging from damaged blood vessels, to heart health, memory and even wrinkles from smoking.

These health benefits give ALA it’s anti-aging reputation. ALA has been shown to decrease muscle recovery time and increase creatine uptake, helping you to build strength faster.

ALA can also help those with Type 2 diabetes by sustaining normal blood glucose levels and increasing insulin sensitivity, indicating that ALA’s properties extend beyond that of being strictly an antioxidant. ALA reduces inflammation throughout the body and can improve muscle recovery time after a tough workout.

Arginine- converts to nitric oxide, which is a vasodilator aiding in blood flow to muscles and improving metabolism.

Carnitine- involved in metabolism, may help decrease fat and increase muscle mass.

Citrulline- boosts levels of nitric oxide helping to expand blood vessels and blood flow.

Glutamine- the most abundant amino acid in the body, it helps promote a healthy digestive tract, muscle recovery/growth and maintaining a healthy immune system.

Lysine- is an essential amino acid. Essential amino acids can’t be created by the body and have to be obtained through diet and supplements. Lysine supports the immune system and is used in collagen production. Lysine supplementation has been shown to help prevent and treat viral infections such as cold sores and shingles. Some studies have shown a relationship between lysine deficiency and increased anxiety. Lysine helps reduce anxiety by blocking certain receptors involved in hormonal stress response.

Ornithine- has an antifatigue effect by increasing energy efficiency and promoting the excretion of ammonia.

B1 (Thiamine): Plays an essential role in metabolism by helping convert nutrients into energy.

B2 (Riboflavin): Helps convert food into energy and acts as an antioxidant. Needed for red blood cell production and growth. Keeps the eyes, nervous system, and skin healthy.

B3 (Niacin): Aids in the conversion of food into energy. Plays a role in cellular signaling, metabolism, and DNA production and repair.

B5 (Pantothenic Acid): Like other B vitamins, it helps your body obtain energy from food and is also involved in hormone and cholesterol production.

B6 (Pyridoxine): Involved in amino acid metabolism, red blood cell production, and the creation of neurotransmitters.

B7 (Biotin): Is needed both for the production and function of enzymes that metabolize carbohydrates, fats, and protein. Biotin helps support metabolic function and can elevate your resting metabolic rate (causing food to break down faster) when consumed. Biotin helps improve the health of hair, skin, and nails because it improves the structure of keratin. Keratin is the main protein hair, skin, and nails are made of. Biotin is involved in the protein synthesis that forms keratin.

Vitamin B12

Hydroxocobalamin is an injectable form of Vitamin B12 designed to help treat low levels (deficiency) of this vitamin. Vitamin B12 helps your body use fat and carbohydrates for energy and make new proteins. It also helps promote optimal neurological function, preventing memory loss and improving concentration, as well as boosting energy levels. Vitamin B12 plays a vital role in DNA synthesis and metabolizing amino acids. B12 is essential to ensuring the proper formation of red blood cells and low levels can result in anemia. Symptoms of B12 deficiency include fatigue and neurologic changes such as memory problems and depression.

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that boosts immunity and helps protect cells from free-radicals (unstable molecules that contribute to tissue damage and aging). It is crucial for maintaining healthy skin, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels.

In addition to helping with healing from common colds, it also promotes the biosynthesis of collagen, which is a fundamental part of connective tissue thereby helping with wounds, bones, and cartilage tears. The body is not able to make vitamin C on its own, and it does not store vitamin C so it is important to maintain adequate intake for optimal immune and cellular functioning.

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is responsible for regulating how much calcium, magnesium, and phosphate your body absorbs. These are all important for the maintenance of bone and muscle, as well as facilitating normal immune function.

In addition to its primary benefits, research also suggests that Vitamin D may play a role in reducing your risk for developing heart disease, multiple sclerosis, or even viral infections such as the flu.

Vitamin D may also play a role in mood regulation, as scientists have found in a study that Vitamin D supplementation helped patients experiencing depression and anxiety.

Calcium is a vital mineral needed to maintain strong bones and carry out many important cellular functions. Almost all calcium is stored in bones and teeth, where it supports their structure and hardness.

The body also needs calcium for muscle contraction and for nerves to carry messages from the brain to every part of our body.

Calcium is used to help blood vessels circulate blood throughout the body and to help release hormones and enzymes that affect almost every function in the human body. Low calcium can cause muscle cramping, twitching and osteoporosis.

Our bodies’ quintessential antioxidant defense is the glutathione system, which includes glutathione itself, along with the enzymes and other proteins that enable glutathione to do its work. Glutathione is actually a very simple molecule—our body makes it from three amino acids—cysteine, glycine and glutamine.

It is incredibly versatile—a universal toxin-binder. Glutathione is extremely important for maintaining intracellular health. Levels of glutathione have been shown to diminish substantially with age as well as with chronic illness and poor health.

Magnesium is an essential mineral important for heart health, strong bones and energy production. When magnesium levels are deficient people can develop muscle cramps, fatigue, irregular heartbeat and nausea. Magnesium is a mineral that is involved in over 300 biochemical reactions and enzyme systems that regulate various functions in our body.

Replenishing your magnesium leads to a better mood, better sleep, improved gastrointestinal function, and healthier nerve and muscle function. Magnesium plays a large part in energy production and protein synthesis. Supplementation has been shown to help improve fatigue and energy levels.

Furthermore, studies suggest that magnesium can help improve the symptoms of major depression due to the correlation between low serotonin and magnesium deficiency.

NAD+, or nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, is a coenzyme central to metabolism and is found in every cell in your body. It plays a major role in the chemical process of generating energy. NAD+ is one of the most important coenzymes for improving mitochondrial function. Mitochondria are intracellular organelles (a.k.a. “energy powerhouses”) where macronutrients (proteins, carbohydrates, and fats from food) are converted to energy-rich ATP molecules for the cell.

NAD+ helps the liver break down fats that are essential to provide energy for the body. It also helps create ATP, which is a major source of energy for cells. Boosting NAD+ may help manage a wide spectrum of diseases, ranging from diabetes to cancer. When NAD+ is given by IV (intravenous), some research has shown it can improve mental clarity, alertness, concentration, and memory.

Furthermore, NAD+ infusions may improve athletic endurance and reverse the symptoms of chronic fatigue. Studies have shown hopeful results that NAD+ IV infusions may slow the aging process and have neurogenerative effects. NAD+ has also been used as an adjunct in addiction recovery from Alcohol, Opioids, and Nicotine by reducing cravings and withdrawal symptoms while improving mood and feelings of depression and anxiety.

Zinc is an essential mineral and antioxidant that supports your health in a variety of ways. It helps reduce inflammation and the duration of illnesses, prevents infection and speeds up the body’s healing processes. Our bodies can not produce or store zinc so it is vital to get enough through your daily diet or supplementation.

Studies show, zinc inhibits the virus that causes the common cold from replicating. Therefore, cold sufferers are sick for fewer days with less severe symptoms if zinc levels are optimized. IV therapy is the perfect medium for boosting zinc levels in your bloodstream so that it can be absorbed efficiently and effectively by your cells.


Chromium helps with insulin functions and glucose metabolism. Not getting enough chromium can lead to symptoms that mimic diabetes, impaired glucose tolerance and a need for higher insulin levels. 


Copper is a component in many enzymes involved in such key functions as energy production, iron metabolism, healthy connective tissue, neurotransmission, and the making of hemoglobin. Copper deficiencies can occur from malnutrition, malabsorption or excessive zinc intake. Symptoms may include abnormal blood cells, bone and connective tissue changes, decreased immune function, bone demineralization and increased risk for cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases. Copper occurs in a wide variety of foods and is most plentiful in meats, shellfish, nuts, and seeds, wheat bran cereals and whole grain products. 


Manganese is an ingredient and facilitator in many enzymes which have antioxidant benefits for a multitude of metabolic functions, support bone development and wound healing. Low manganese levels have been linked to weaker bones. People eating vegetarian diets and Western-type diets may have higher manganese intakes. Rich sources of manganese include whole grains, nuts, leafy vegetables, and teas.


Selenium is part of the amino acid selenocysteine which occurs in 25 different seleno proteins. Seleno proteins play critical roles in reproduction, thyroid hormone metabolism, DNA synthesis, and protection from oxidative damage and infection. Not getting enough selenium can make it more likely that you may suffer from cardiovascular disease and, if you are a man, infertility. 

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