IV Nutrient Therapies for Age Management Medicine On-Demand Agenda

Thursday, November 4th

Workshop: IV Nutrient Therapies for Age Management Medicine

IV Therapies or intravenous treatment of nutrients infused directly into the bloodstream are exceptional powerful because they circumvent issues with oral administration and some of the adverse reactions of orally administered nutrients such as stomach upset and absorption issues. IV Therapy has become more mainstream in the past several years and we find our physicians are requesting more information on their clinical use for patients who require this type of treatment and for patients who are requesting this for a variety of reasons. This workshop will provide physicians with the evidence basis for use, and describe the medical necessity and the clinical procedures for administration.

40 minutes History, Indications and Scientific Evidence-Based Rationale for the Clinical Use of IV Nutrient Therapy
Edwin N. Lee, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Central Florida College of Medicine
It is estimated that the human body consists of somewhere between 100-200 trillion cells conducting an excess of 500 billion chemical reactions each second. Our cells form the basic building blocks of life. For our cells to function properly one of the most basic ingredients that our cells need is nutrition. IV nutrition is the most effective way for our cells to receive nutrients. In addition IV nutrition is a powerful tool for regenerative medicine that can repair the body at a cellular level. Modern IV therapy has been around for about 50 years although the first IV infusion has been dated from 1665. A short history of IV nutrition, the science and indications for IV nutrition will be reviewed.
30 minutes Components of IV Nutrition: Equipment and Set up
Dr. Payam Zand, N.D.
Associate Physician, LIVV Wellness, San Diego, CA
IV nutrient therapy can be a powerful tool in patient care. This will provide a comprehensive framework for understanding the apparatus needed for initiating IV treatments safely and effectively as well as the nutrients that can be utilized in practice. IV nutrition components will consist of IV preparation equipment, IV administration equipment and protocol, and safe discontinuation and disposal of IVs.
30 minutes Assessing the Patient & Development of an IV Nutrition Treatment Plan
Payam Zand, N.D.
Associate Physician, LIVV Wellness, San Diego, CA
Assessment of each individual patient and the development of a specific IV protocol is dependent on several factors including patient symptoms, medical history, laboratory testing of nutrient status, and presence of methylation SNPs. These factors will then be utilized to develop a treatment plan with a specific duration and frequency for the patient’s individual need. Specific IV treatment protocols and research will be covered in de-tail.
30 minutes Implementation of IV Nutrient Therapy
Payam Zand, N.D.
Associate Physician, LIVV Wellness, San Diego, CA
The implementation of IV nutrient therapy will take into consideration the space, time, and personnel needed for IV therapy. This will also be a review of IV safety, calculation of IV osmolality, choosing a proper IV drip rate, overview of various
40 minutes Post IV Nutrient Care and Maintenance
Derrick DeSilva, Jr. M.D.
Teaching Faculty, JFK Medical Center, Edison, NJ
Co-Chair, Department of Complimentary Medicine and Senior Attending Staff, Raritan Bay Medical Center, Perth Amboy, NJ
The after care with IV vitamins can be as critical as the infusion of the IV nutrients themselves. All nutrients work together to provide the body with the cellular energy and various co-factors so that the cells function at optimal levels. In order for an engine to perform at it peak the correct fuels must be introduced into the engine to achieve maximum results. The role that probiotics, CoQ10, Vitamin D, B vitamins and various other nutrients play in order to sustain cellular function will be discussed during this presentation. Preserving cellular energy is one of the keys to optimal aging and longevity. Cellular energy is also a critical component for maintaining hormonal balance and supporting the thyroid, adrenals etc. The body is a “cellular unit” and not a group of independently functioning organs. Let’s support the body’s systems by supporting the cellular functions of the body on the cellular level.
60 minutes Clinical Use of Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide (NAD) IV Therapy
Theresa Ramsey, NMD
Medical Director, Revitalize Functional Medicine, Paradise Valley, AZ
NAD (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) is part of basic biochemistry primarily involved in energy production and its activity is related to an increased sirtuitin response preserving DNA. In this way it is related to longevity. NAD levels can affect chronic conditions such as diabetes (insulin resistance), cancer, and neurodegenerative conditions. Severe niacin deficiency results in pellagra. The first studies using NAD by intravenous injection were with alcoholics and drug addicts. It was found that in 90% of patients elevating levels with continued IV infusion over 10 days decreased cravings for alcohol and drugs. There have also been studies revolving around hyperlipidemia with a response to NAD treatment better than drugs and with minimal side effects. NAD metabolism will be reviewed and clinical indications of deficiency discussed. Treatment with NAD will be reviewed as far as rejuvenation, which in my experience is preferable with intravenous and subcutaneous injection rather than oral supplements. We learned about NAD in middle school biology. This was reviewed again in medical school in a little more depth. We did not learn about the clinical usage of NAD in medical school or residency training.