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Lactated Ringers – A hydrating solution that contains sodium chloride, sodium lactate, potassium chloride and calcium chloride immersed in water. Through the use of lactate ringers we can efficiently increase hydration and your electrolytes level. Lactate ringers can also reduce acidity as it is an alkalizing agent.

Normal Saline – A hydrating solution that primarily contains 0.9% sodium chloride with part water. The main benefits are simply effective hydration. Since there is a high dosage of sodium chloride the water is more likely to be retained, yet the IV therapy introduces the NaCl at controlled rates so cells will not lyse from excess water.

Zofran- Ondanestron hydrochloride is an anti-nausea and anti-vomiting medication. It works through blocking the release of serotonin which typically triggers vomiting.

Pepcid – Famotidine treats symptoms that occur due to high amounts of acid produced by the stomach. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) causes heartburn as the acid is brought up to esophagus. Any stomach acidity will be treated with Pepcid.

Toradol – Ketorolac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory pain drug (NSAID). A client who expresses severe or moderate pain may be treated with this medication. Hormones that are involved in producing pain are reduced to low levels.

Vitamin C – Ascorbic acid acts as an antioxidant, repairs tissues and upkeeps the immune system. It is also known to assist in skin tightening through promoting an increase of the connective tissue, collagen. Cardiovascular health is known to improve post intake of vitamin C. It is scientifically proven that vitamin C can shorten the length of a cold and cold like symptoms.

Magnesium – A natural mineral that maintains our blood pressure at normal levels, decreases inflammation and muscle cramps, and is even used intravenously for asthma attacks. Most abnormalities begin in the blood vessels, magnesium is in charge of making sure your blood vessels are healthy.

Vitamin B12 – Cyanocobalamin is responsible for hematopoiesis, neural metabolism and protein metabolism. Pale skin, fatigue and headaches are all common symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency. Vegans and vegetarians are usually low on vitamin B12 as its only found in animal sources. Naturally sourced vitamin B12 can be found in fish, eggs, meat, poultry and dairy products.

Vitamin B1 – Thiamine is used to breakdown your ingested carbohydrates into energy for your tissues so the body can continue with its normal biological processes. This means your heart, nervous system, brain and muscles will be able to feed off that energy and continue in their innate function. Naturally sourced vitamin B1 can be found in legumes, whole grains and in some meats and fish.

Vitamin B2 – Riboflavin is critical for red blood cell production and body growth. Vitamin B2 also helps with removing any negative toxins such as free radicals. It is a coenzyme that works to allow proteins to be fully metabolized to act on the body. Naturally sourced vitamin B2 can be found in legumes, dairy products, leafy vegetables and almonds.

Vitamin B3 – Niacinamide is a critical vitamin in its effects to lower LDL and increase HDL. Deficiency in vitamin B3 results in lethargy, headaches, anemia and nausea. Naturally sourced vitamin B3 can be found in meat, seafoods, legumes and whole grains.

Vitamin B5 – Panthenol has an active role in the synthesis and metabolization of proteins, fats and carbohydrates. The production of coenzyme A alongside with vitamin B5 allows energy to be created via the TCA cycle. Deficiency results in acne like scars, fatigue and a burning sensation in the feet. Naturally sourced vitamin B5 can be found in liver, egg yolks, whole grains and dried mushrooms.

Vitamin B6 – Pyridoxine is an active coenzyme that is involved in the metabolism of protein and carbohydrates. One of the main functions is the production of hemoglobin, this creates an increase in opportunity for more oxygen to be carried to all your tissue. A good boost of energy and sharpened memory is also attributed to vitamin B6. Deficiency results in muscle pain, irritability, and worsening symptoms of pre-existing conditions, such as premenstrual syndrome and anemia. Naturally sourced vitamin B6 can be found in poultry, meats, bananas and chickpeas.

Glutathione – Your body contains natural toxins such as free radicals and environmental toxins that can be harmful to your cells. Glutathione is a natural antioxidant that rids your body of those toxins. Increasing the amount of T cells which strengthens your immune system is another function of this antioxidant. Naturally sourced glutathione in avocados, spinach and garlic.

Zinc – A trace mineral that helps with reducing the length of a common cold and involved in boosting one’s immune system. It is also known to assist in the healing of wounds. Deficiency leads to symptoms of fatigue, white spots on fingernails and depression. Naturally sourced zinc can be found in meats, turnips and ginger root.

Copper – This trace mineral is a critical part of the respiratory enzyme complex called cytochrome c. It functions in the production of energy, maintenance of eyes, hair and connective tissue, and prevents premature aging. It also acts as an anti-inflammatory agent in reference to arthritis.  Deficiency of copper causes shortness of breath, low immune system response and fatigue. Naturally sourced copper can be found in liver, chickpeas and lentils.

Manganese – A natural trace mineral that is found to participate in metabolism, antioxidants and tissue development. Studies show that manganese can decrease symptoms of asthma, anemia, and premenstrual syndrome. Naturally sourced manganese can be found in seafood, pumpkin seeds and tofu.

Chromium – The function of insulin is increased with glucose decreasing from the bloodstream with this key mineral. Those suffering with PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) will benefit from chromium as PCOS is insulin related. Trace mineral Chromium is involved in lipid and carbohydrate metabolism. Naturally sourced chromium can be found in dairy products, meats and whole grains.

Selenium – This trace mineral has high antioxidant properties that aim to prevent cell damages. Selenium is an active player in metabolism, improving the immune system and fighting symptoms of a cold sore. There is a greater increase of HDL and a decrease in LDL with the addition of this mineral. Naturally sourced selenium can be found in poultry, eggs and mushrooms.
Taurine – An organic compound that is greatly involved in cardiac health, antioxidants, and fat absorption. Taurine is used to improve one’s focus, concentration and mood which is why there is a feeling of increased energy. Eating foods with MSG decreases the amount of natural taurine in your body. Naturally sourced taurine can be found in eggs, meats and fish.
Biotin – Biotin is used for biotin deficiency. It is also commonly used for hair loss, brittle nails, and other conditions.
Vitamin A – Vitamin A, also known as retinol, has several important functions. These include: helping your body’s natural defence against illness and infection (the immune system) work properly. helping vision in dim light. keeping skin and the lining of some parts of the body, such as the nose, healthy.
Folic Acid – A nutrient in the vitamin B complex that the body needs in small amounts to function and stay healthy. Folic acid helps to make red blood cells.

Vitmain E – Vitamin E is a fat-soluble nutrient found in many foods. In the body, it acts as an antioxidant, helping to protect cells from the damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are compounds formed when our bodies convert the food we eat into energy.

Vitamin K – is a group of vitamins that the body needs for blood clotting, helping wounds to heal.

Calcium – Calcium is added to bone by cells called osteoblasts and removed from bone by cells called osteoclasts. Calcium is essential for healthy bones and is also important for muscle contraction, heart action, and normal blood clotting.

Anti Inflammatory (Toradol) – is used for the short-term treatment of moderate to severe pain. Reducing pain helps you recover more comfortably so that you can return to your normal daily activities.

Sodium Chloride – This solution is used to supply water and salt (sodium chloride) to the body. Sodium chloride solution may also be mixed with other medications given by injection into a vein.

Potassium Chloride – Potassium helps your cells, kidneys, heart, muscles, and nerves work properly.

Sodium Lactate – It acts as a preservative, acidity regulator, and bulking agent.

Antacid – preventing or correcting acidity, especially in the stomach.

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