Intravenous Vitamin and Mineral Supplements
Optional Supplement Therapies are priced additionally based on each individual assessment. And performed at the Doctors Clinic.
IV Vitamin & Mineral blends – help to aid in the detox process associated with removing Drugs from a persons daily life.
Amino Acid and Essential Fatty Acids
Correct nutrition will be essential to recovery. Substance abuse and the deficiency associated with personal health care which goes alongside with it many times simply further compounds and increases health issues. It is thought by many researchers that nutritional deficiencies may not necessarily only present themselves as abuse of substances, but that pre-existing deficiencies could have performed a catalytic part in the process of self-medication by means of substance and food abuse to start with.
In combination with overall nutrition, another essential part of the use of nutrition in recovery and relapse prevention is the supplement of proper amino acids that function as the building blocks for highly effective chemicals in the human brain called neurotransmitters. These neurotransmitters, such as epinephrine and norepinephrine, serotonin, GABA and dopamine, are strongly tied to addictive behavior. Along with the use of numerous amino acids, human brain chemistry may be altered to support, normalize and restore deficiencies in the neurotransmitters which initiate cravings which will lead to addiction and relapse.All of our Supplemental therapies are administered by professional Doctors, particularly those which are proven to actively influence brain chemistry.
|Addictive Substance Abuse||Amino Acid Deficiency Symptoms||Expected Behavior Change|
|Heroin, Alcohol, Marijuana, Sweets, Starches, Chocolate, Tobacco||Most Reward Deficiency Syndrome (RDS) conditions sensitive to physical or emotional pain. Crave comfort and pleasure. Desire certain food or drugs.||Reward stimulation. Anti-craving. Mild anti-depression. Mild improved energy and focus. D-Pheny-
lalanine promotes pain relief, increases pleasure.
|Caffeine, Speed, Cocaine, Marijuana, Aspartame, Chocolate, Alcohol, Tobacco, Sweets, Starches||Most Reward Deficiency Syndrome (RDS) conditions. Depression, low energy. Lack of focus and concentration. Attention-deficit disorder.||Reward stimulation. Anti-craving. Anti-depression. Increased energy. Improved mental focus.|
|L-Tryptophan or 5 hydroxy-
|Serotonin||Sweets, Alcohol, Starch, Ecstasy, Marijuana, Chocolate, Tobacco||Low self-esteem. Obsessive/
compulsive behaviors. Irritability or rage. Sleep problems. Afternoon or evening cravings. Negativity. Heat intolerance. Fibromyalgia,
SAD (winter blues).
|Anti-craving. Anti-depression. Anti-insomnia. Improved appetite control. Improvement in all mood and other serotonin deficiency symptoms.|
|GABA (Gamma-amino butyric
|GABA||Valium, Alcohol, Marijuana, Tobacco, Sweets, Starches||Feeling of being stressed-out. Nervous. Tense muscles. Trouble relaxing.||Promotes calmness. Promotes relaxation.|
Fuel source for entire brain
|Sweets, Starches, Alcohol||Stress. Mood swings. Hypoglycemia.||Anti-craving, anti-stress. Levels blood sugar and mood. GABA. Fuel source for entire brain.|
|Note: To assist in amino-acid nutritional therapy, the use of a multi-vitamin/mineral formula is recommended. Many vitamins and minerals serve as co-factors in neurotransmitter synthesis. They also serve to restore general balance, vitality and well-being to the Reward Deficiency Syndrome (RSD) patient who typically is in a state of poor nutritional health.|
This chart was originally published in the following article.
Blum K, Ross J, Reuben C, Gastelu D, Miller DK. “Nutritional Gene Therapy: Natural Healing in Recovery