IV nutrients are powerful

Some nutritional supplements can be provided intravenously, making them far more powerful. How much more powerful? Read this article or this textbook chapter.

In performing PRP Stem Cell Joint Repair procedures, our nurse or one of our paramedics needs to access a vein to get blood. We use that opportunity to most commonly supply four nutrients via IV:

Vitamin B12

B12 is a nutrient needed for us to grow and repair your ligaments, tendons, fibrocartilage, etc. It is a “bottleneck nutrient” for DNA replication, meaning we need you to have B12 onboard for our prompts that you grow new tissue which has DNA in it. Many people have difficulty absorbing B12 orally, from either meats or oral supplements, so we supply it via IV. Metformin diabetes medicine, antacid meds, and aging usually worsen absorption and B12 status. B12 helps low energy, depression, anxiety, adrenal stress, tingling and neuropathy, not knowing when to stop eating, memory loss, loss of taste and smell, shortness of breath, metabolism of carbs and fats, etc. Read what Mayo Clinic says about B12.

Vitamin C

We are literally collagen farmers. We grow collagen strongly and strategically, precisely within tears and wear sites in ligaments, tendons, fibrocartilage, etc. We stimulate fibroblast white blood cells to secrete something called procollagen that then needs Vitamin C to become collagen. Scurvy was a disease of sailors in the British Navy in the 1800’s, a disease in which collagen connective tissue fell apart. It was finally figured out that these sailors needed lime juice or raw cabbage, which in the 20th century were found to be sources of Vitamin C. While you may not have full blown scurvy, any partial deficiency may limit our efforts to grow new collagen tissue. The USDA says 48% of the US population is deficient in Vitamin C. Oh, and recent research indicates that Vitamin C enhances stem cell function.


Magnesium is another key participant in creation of collagen. IV magnesium very quickly enhances your blood flow – you can feel it within seconds of the infusion of the magnesium. The USDA says that 68% of Americans are magnesium-deficient, and that is important because deficiency of this mineral is also a possible cause of many other illnesses: muscle cramps, muscle spasm, stiff, aching musclesback painneuropathyosteoarthritismuscle weaknessheadaches. We emphasize how elevating the Vitamin D in your blood makes PRP Stem Cell Joint Repair more effective; taking IV or oral magnesium increases your absorption of Vitamin D. And, IV magnesium is directly and literally a pain medicine, used in some surgical situations, and at pediatric pain centers.


Glutathione is an amino acid that occurs naturally in our bodies, though it decreases as we age. When given by IV, it has a quick effect of cleaning the liver and boosting immune response. Tissue repair by PRP is controlled by the immune system, so glutathione prepares the body for the upcoming campaign of repair. It is also involved in DNA synthesis, and DNA needs to be built in each new cell created by PRP Stem Cell Therapy.

In summary, nutrients given by IV are unusually powerful. With PRP Stem Cell Therapy we add IV nutrients to further coax tissues to grow.