Parenteral therapy is the superior method of administering vitamins, minerals and botanical medicines for the purpose of stimulating the body's healing systems through proper nutrition at the cellular level. This therapy bypasses gastrointestinal absorption, and, as a result, the body is able to achieve higher high blood concentration of nutrients beyond what is orally possible.
Intravenous vitamin and mineral infusion therapy is an excellent way to provide the body with therapeutic levels of nutrients. When we ingest oral supplements in the form of tinctures, pills or capsules, a large portion is lost in the digestive system and liver pathways. Intravenous nutrients that are injected directly into the bloodstream bypass the liver and digestive organs and are available directly through the circulation system to the tissues and cells of the body. In chronic disease and states of depletion, or where digestive function is compromised, larger amounts of nutrients can be comfortably and safely delivered into the body.
The standard cocktail consists of magnesium, calcium, vitamin B-5, vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine), vitamin B-12, vitamin B complex, and vitamin C. Vitamin C is an important antioxidant that stimulates the immune system and aids in fighting bacterial and viral infections. Other vitamins or ingredients may be added to the protocol, depending on the patient's diagnosis and overall health.
Conditions that greatly benefit from infusions of vitamins and minerals are:
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Polo Health + Longevity Centre
711 Columbia Street
New Westminster, BC V3M 1B1
During this exceptionally difficult time we have been monitoring closely what the public health officials have been sharing, and keeping that in mind, we are making important changes to the services we are offering at Polo Health.
While the pharmacy will remain open, with regular hours to help serve your prescription refill needs, all non-essential visits have now been moved to phone consults and telemedicine. Our front desk staff will still be available to help support you with supplement refills, and booking those new appointments for you. If you do wish to pick up supplements, we kindly ask that you call ahead so we can get them ready for your pickup. If you are on the Pound-a-Day program, we encourage you to come pick up your weekly B-12 shots so you can take them home and self-administer them, and Dr. Polo and Dr. Kassam will follow up weekly by phone during the duration of your program.
As the situation is changing rapidly, we want to make sure all of our patients are taken care of both physically and mentally. We will reassess and re-evaluate the situation, but as of right now, we are closed until April 1st. If that date needs to be changed, we will update you all. Call in to book phone consults, refill your prescriptions, and pick-up any supplements you may need.
We recognize this is a trying and stressful time, and we urge to focus on your mental well being through the chaos. Our team will still be actively checking social media, and we are here to chat if you need anything.
Dr. Allana Polo