IV / IM Nutrient Therapy FAQ
A: IV (Intravenous) Nutrient Therapy infuses essential vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and key nutrients directly into the bloodstream completely bypassing the gastrointestinal system. The advantage of this form of therapy is that higher and therapeutic levels of nutrients can be introduced into the body saturating the cells over a period of time, than would be possible taking nutrients orally. Our IM (Intramuscular) injections are a quick shot in the dorsogluteal (buttock) region and only take seconds for the nutrients to reach the bloodstream, versus IV Nutrient Therapy taking generally thirty minutes to several hours.
A: IV injections are high dose nutrient drips that can take 30 min to 2 hours. IM shots are a quick shot in the gluteus muscle for a quick fix.
A: Cutler Integrative Medicine introduces the most advanced IV/IM Nutrient Clinics in the country, pioneered by renowned Naturopathic Physician, Dr. Doug Cutler. Our state-of-the-art clinic is one of the only FDA/USP compliant IV/IM Nutrient Therapy Clinics in the State of Michigan and incorporates an ISO-5 Cleanroom that includes a Laminar Flow Hood and specialized air filtration to safely prepare sterile nutrient injections within a controlled environment. In addition, Dr. Cutler has studied under the pioneers in IV/IM Therapy, earning the highest level of training nationally, and thus creating the most extensive IV menu of over 100 formulations customized to help patients feel better. His state-of-the art facility offers relaxation, comfort, personal televisions, refreshments, and privacy rooms.
A: You will love and enjoy the benefits of our environment made of natural materials, purified water and an IQAir: Perfect 16 for air filtration. The IM Nutrient injections take 5 seconds to administer and the IV Nutrients sessions can last from 15 minutes to 4 hours, depending on the protocol and amount of nutrients you need. Most IV Nutrient protocols take 1-2 hours. Our room is well designed with your comfort in mind. We have our “first class” area if you prefer more privacy, and the room is dimmed to help you relax. You will be in our comfortable reclining chair where you can choose to read a book, watch TV, listen to music on your phone, or just close your eyes and take a nap.
A: Our IV/IM Nutrient formulas are customized to be the most advanced and unique available to help increase energy, enhance mood, improve sleep, optimize immune function, recover cellular homeostasis, decrease stress, and support weight loss to name just a few of the benefits.
A: CIM offers the most extensive range of IV/IM Nutrient Therapies around. Categories of focus are: (Aesthetic) (Anti-Aging) (Anti-Inflammatory) (Anti-Oxidant) (Detoxification) (Endocrine) (Energy) (Hydration) (Immune) (Metabolism) (Recovery) (Stress Relief) and (Wellness). All IV’s fall into one or several of these categories, and your selection will be recommended at your first visit.
A: Numerous ingredients are used either as stand alone, or in combination for IV/IM nutrients. Some examples are Vitamin C, B-12, B Vitamin Complex, Magnesium, CoQ10, Calcium, Glutathione, Glycine, Hydrogen Peroxide, Carnitine, Selenium, etc. Please see the full list of nutrients in our IV/IM Menu of Services
A: Yes! Patients have the option to setup a new patient visit with Dr. Cutler where he can determine the best IV/IM protocol based on your current complaints and past medical history. You will also have the opportunity to explore what CIM protocol would be best for your individualized needs with the option in adding boosters to your CIM protocol.
A: IV nutrients have been used for years to safely and effectively manage a number of health conditions, but as more factors decrease the quality of our food, and with rising gastrointestinal related health issues, IV/IM Therapy is a necessity. Although oral nutrient supplementation is a significant and important factor in any therapeutic regiment, there is no comparison to the efficacy of IV/IM Nutrient Therapy which delivers superior/potent doses of nutrients that completely bypass the gastrointestinal system, so you’ll feel better faster.
A: Most people can benefit from IV/IM Therapy. Before treatment, each patient will fill out an IV/IM Intake form and be evaluated to determine their eligibility, and what IV/IM protocol would best suite their needs. All treatments are done under medical supervision.
A: Yes, IV/IM therapy is very safe when administered by properly trained medical staff. IV therapy patients also tend to experience minimal — if any — side effects. There can be a burning sensation at the injection site, and more rare side effects include detox type symptoms like a headache and achiness. You can usually resume normal activities after.
A: Yes, there are a few options to consider. Genova: NutrEval Plasma: / Genova: ION Profile / Genova: ION with 40 Amino Acids. Our CIM staff will go over the pricing and insurance options.