The Science Behind Our Infusions
The IV Fluids most used at Lush Infusions are 0.9% Normal Saline or Lactated Ringers. These are the two most commonly used IV fluids in hospital and healthcare settings. They are both isotonic fluids, meaning, they are the same osmotic pressure as blood. This means that when you are infused with either of these solutions, it will not cause your cells to shrink or get bigger, rather increase the fluid volume in your body. The human body is composed of 60% water, which means that staying well hydrated is essential to every system to function. Proper hydration provides health benefits such as: cushioning joints, maintain cardiovascular health, improve endurance, boost mood, promote and improve energy production, improve concentration and focus and much more.
Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA)
ALA is a fatty acid that occurs naturally in the body. It is often referred to as the “universal antioxidant.” It serves vital functions at the cellular level, such as energy production and protecting your cells from damage. Once administered, the body absorbs ALA and rapidly distributes it throughout the heart, liver, and skeletal muscles.
Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. They are natural compounds that combine to form proteins in the body. When proteins are digested and broken down, they leave behind amino acids. Amino acids are crucial in helping the body break down food, repairing body tissue, growing, and performing many other bodily functions. This amino blend could help boot your metabolism, improve energy levels, increase endurance, and help burn fat. It provides your body with all the amino acids it requires to stay healthy.
L-Arginine is classified as an amino acid. It is used in improving athletic performance, preventing the common cold, improving kidney function, pre-eclampsia, boosting the immune system, and preventing inflammation. It also a vasodilator, which means it helps open the blood vessel thereby increasing blood flow. Due to this vasodilation properties, L-arginine can have many cardiovascular benefits for some individuals.
Also known as vitamin C, is a powerful antioxidant that plays an important role in the body. It not only protects the body’s cells from damage, but it is also needed to maintain the health of skin, teeth, bone, cartilage, and blood vessels. Vitamin C is also essential in boosting immune health. Some studies have shown that vitamin C also helps improve brain function in people with cognitive impairments such as Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Biotin is also known as vitamin B7. It is commonly supplemented for multiple conditions such as hair loss, brittle nails, and nerve damage. This vitamin is important for overall health, and plays a role in cell growth, carbohydrate metabolism, and fatty acid synthesis. Additionally, biotin is also thought to reduce inflammation, improve cognitive function, and increase HDL (good) cholesterol, and lower LDL (bad) cholesterol.
Calcium chloride helps to regulate the levels of other minerals in the body. This makes it an important part of keeping the body functioning properly. It is the 5th most abundant element in the body. It. Is the major makeup of your bones. Calcium is essential to the function of your nervous and muscular systems, coagulation of blood, and for normal contractility of the heart.
Folic Acid is a form of vitamin B9. It is used for treating low levels of folate, preventing birth defects such as spina bifida, depression, stroke, decline in memory and thinking skills, and many others.
Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant made of amino acids. It can cross the blood-brain barrier, which means that it plays an important role in removing toxins from the brain and other cells. It is key in supporting immune function, metabolism, forming sperm cells, tissue building and repair, and help with enzyme functions. It can be taken in the treatment and prevention of cataracts, glaucoma, aging, alcoholism, cancer, heart disease, liver disease, lung disease, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, osteoarthritis, diseases that breakdown the body’s immune system, and many more.
Also known as vitamin B12. It helps the body use fats and carbohydrates for energy and make new protein. Low levels of B12 can lead to fatigue and anemia in mild cases. More severe cases have the potential to impair heart and neurological function.
Glutamine is classified as an amino acid, having many roles in the body. It is the most abundant free amino acid in the body, being produced in the muscles and distributed via the bloodstream. Glutamine plays a key role in fueling the body’s natural healing processes and healthy organ function.
Carnitine is often promoted as a weight-loss aid to help improve exercise performance and enhance one’s sense of well-being. It plays a critical role in fueling the production of energy.
Lysine is an amino acid that can be used in the treatment of cold sores due to herpes simplex. Some research has shown that it may be effective in the treatment of osteoporosis, diabetes, stress, and for athletic performance improvement. The body cannot synthesize lysine, therefore, adequate levels must be obtained from dietary sources and supplementation.
Magnesium is a mineral that is important in maintaining the function of our nerves, cells, bones, muscles, and heart. It plays an integral role in synthesizing energy within cells, creating DNA, and supporting bone density. Indications for magnesium includes diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, poor diet, alcoholism, stroke, arteriosclerosis, and acid indigestion.
This essential blend of minerals helps reverse the effects of dehydration, remove toxins, and replenish vitamins.
Taurine is considered a conditional amino acid. There are many conditions that use taurine for treatment, including congestive heart failure, high blood pressure, hepatitis, high cholesterol, and cystic fibrosis. Taurine helps to maintain proper hydration and electrolyte and mineral balance in your cells, supporting the functions of the digestive, nervous, and immune systems. Taurine is also frequently used for its antioxidant properties.
Vitamin D is crucial to the building and maintenance of healthy bones and teeth. The roles of Vitamin D include, support of the immune system, brain and nervous system, regulation of insulin levels, aiding in diabetes management, support of lung function, and cardiovascular health, and influence the expression of genes involved in cancer development. Vitamin D3 injections can treat and prevent the symptoms of vitamin D deficiency, include fatigue and bone pain.