“You can trace every sickness, every disease, and every ailment to a mineral deficiency,”

Linus Pauling, Stanford University; winner of two Nobel Prizes. 


IV nutrient therapy can quickly improve health in mind and body as well as help to reverse many common diseases. Intravenous nutrients provide quick and powerful benefits, such as the following:

  •  The Basic Nutritional IV with Minerals contains a large amount of magnesium, which elevates the calming neurotransmitter GABA which reduces anxiety, creating a peaceful feeling. Oral magnesium is important but cannot raise the blood levels high enough to produce this effect.
  • Zinc is required for every cell in the innate immune system. Therefore, an IV quickly boosts your immune defenses when you feel run down and are vulnerable to infections.
  • The vitamin C and zinc quickly improve your defense against Covid19 and other viral pathogens.
  • IV magnesium reduces muscle spasm and can provide quick relief for acute neck or low back pain, as well as muscle spasms, asthma, and intestinal cramping.
  • Vitamin C is a powerful tool to bolster immunity and help to eliminate chemical and other toxins.

The HANES I and II Studies (Health and Nutrition Examination Survey) conducted by the Federal government in 1982 identified over 70% of the American population to be at risk for the clinical impact of long-term dietary deficiencies.

McCarron et al. JAMA, 275(14): 1128-29, 1996

More than 50% of Americans consume inadequate amounts of calcium, including people in all age, sex, and ethnic categories.

McCarron et al. JAMA, 275(14): 1128-29, 1996

The typical American diet provides only one-half to two-thirds of the RDA of 400 mg for magnesium

Seelig, M, Magnesium Deficiency in the Pathogenesis of Disease, NY, Plenum Press, 1980

The available evidence supports the hypothesis that zinc deficiency is an important public health problem both internationally and domestically (zinc is required for every aspect of immune function).

Sandstead, HH, American Journal of Diseases in Children, vol 145, Aug 1999

American Farmland Is Mineral Deficient and So Are We

“99% of the American people are deficient in minerals, and a marked deficiency in any of these important minerals actually results in disease. Out physical well-being is more directly dependent upon the minerals we take into our systems than upon calories or vitamins, or upon precise proportions of starch, protein or carbohydrates we consume.

This discovery is one of the latest and most important contributions of science to the problem of human health. Most of us today are suffering from certain dangerous diet deficiencies which cannot be remedied unto the depleted soils from which our foods come are brought into proper mineral balance.  The alarming fact is that the foods – fruits, vegetables and grain, now being raised on millions of acres of land that no longer contains enough of certain needed minerals are starving us – no matter how much of them we eat!”

Excerpt from US Senate Document No. 264, 2nd session of the 74th Congress (1936)

Elderly Americans Are Especially Vulnerable to Nutrient Deficiencies

“Fewer than half of older adults meet dietary recommendations for vitamin D, vitamin E, folate, calcium, dairy products, grains, vegetables and fruits.”

Foote, JA, et al. J Am Coll Nutri 2000;19:628-640

“25% to 85% of nursing home residents are malnourished”

Compan B, et al. Journal of Nutritional Health and Aging 1999; 3:146-151

The prevalence of malnutrition in hospitalized older adults has been reported to range from 7% to 85%, depending on diagnostic criteria used.”

Joosten, E et al. Aging (Milano) 1999; 11: 390-394

Conditions associated with malnutrition in the elderly:

  • Alcoholism
  • Anemia
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Cataracts
  • Chronic infection
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Depression
  • Dementia
  • Esophageal candidiasis
  • Essential tremors
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Immune deficiency
  • Macular degeneration
  • Malabsorption syndromes
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Pressure sores
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteopenia

  Kamel HK, Ann Long Term Care 1998;6:250-258

Singh AF, et al Principles of Geriatric Medicine. 4th ed, McGraw Hill, 1999

 Prescription Medications Can Cause Nutrient Loss

The following commonly prescribed drugs are associated with nutrient depletion:

  • Acid blockers
  • Antibiotics
  • Antidepressants
  • Anti-inflammatories e.g. aspirin, NSAIDS
  • Blood pressure medications
  • Cholesterol lowering medications
  • Estrogen
  • Oral anti-diabetic medications
  • Tranquilizers

Health Sciences Institute, vol. 4, no 3, 1999

 Chronic Stress Causes Nutrient Deficiency

In 1979, three Nobel laureates working with Hans Selye discovered the following:

  • Chronic stress causes vitamin deficiencies in the body
  • The severity of the deficiency correlated with the severity of the stress.
  • When nutrients are restored to the body, people can manage stress more effectively.

 Nutritional Deficiencies and Diseases

Inadequate intakes of vitamins and minerals from food are widespread in the U.S.

  • 56% for magnesium.
  • 12% for zinc,
  • 16% menstruating women for iron.
  • 16% of women for folate, which can lead to DNA damage, mitochondrial decay, and other pathologies.

Low micronutrient intake may accelerate the degenerative diseases of aging through allocation of scarce micronutrients by triage

Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 2006 Nov 21; 103(47): 17589–17594.

 Nutritional Deficiencies and “not Feeling Well”

“Marginal vitamin deficiency is a middle ground between adequate nutritional status and the point at which frank deficiency disease symptoms develop”. Because there are no specific symptoms, this intermediate stage of depletion is frequently not apparent. In lay terms, it may be just the difference between feeling “at one’s best” and feeling “under the weather.”

“Marginal deficiency . . . may affect the body’s ability to resist disease and infection, its ability to recover from surgery, stress or disease, the ability of the brain to function at a higher level and, in general, the optimal development and efficient function of the total person.”

The Kellogg Report: The Impact of Nutrition, Environment & Lifestyle on the Health of Americans. JD Beardsley, et al Annandale-On-Hudson, NY 1989

“Marginal nutrient deficiencies are widespread and can cause a variety of nonspecific symptoms while they weaken the body’s defense against serious illnesses”

Thurnham, DJ. Proceedings of the Nutritional Society 40:155-63, 1981

Nutritional Supplements Are Safe

Many critics of nutritional supplements claim that they have not been proven to be safe in rigorous double-blind placebo-controlled studies like those required to prove drug safety. The Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA), outlines the documented safety records of supplements, refuting the contention that dietary supplements should meet the same guidelines as pharmaceutical drugs.

According to data from the 2002 Poison Control Center database on the risk of death from various sources in the USA:

  • Dietary supplements:                              001%
  • Honeybee stings:                                      008%
  • Lightning:                                                  0041%
  • Firearms accidents:                                079%
  • Motor vehicle accidents:                        20%
  • Alcohol:                                                    49%
  • Properly prescribed & Used Drugs:    18%
  • Smoking:                                                  19%
  • Cancer:                                                      11%
  • Cardiovascular disease:                        47%.


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41.Intravenous vitamin C administration improves quality of life in breast cancer patients during chemo-radiotherapy and aftercare: results of a retrospective, multicentre, epidemiological cohort study in Germany. Vollbracht, C. et al., 2011 In Vivo, Volume 82, pp. 983-90.

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