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Back-to-School IVs

Holtorf Medical Group

With back-to-school season upon us, many are gearing up for the transition from a relaxing summer to being back in the full swing of the school year.

During this transition period, whether you are a parent or student, it is important to prioritize your health and wellness in order to keep up with your routine.

One of the best ways to give your body the boost it needs is through intravenous therapy (IVs). This is because when therapies are given intravenously, without the limitations of oral supplements, these therapies are much more effective with major improvements often seen in a short period of time.

In some cases, oral supplementation may be unable to deliver nutrients to the cells for improvement in energy, pain, and immune function needed to attack bacteria, viruses, yeast, or detoxification. High doses of nutrients and therapeutic agents are needed to improve cellular function which oral supplements cannot achieve due to gastrointestinal irritation, limitations of absorption within the gastrointestinal tract, and the metabolic breakdown which occurs when passing through the liver.

Below are Holtorf Medical Group’s back-to-school IV recommendations (IVs offered at El Segundo location only):

Immune Push

Back-to-school season is also the start of cold and flu season, so it is important to support your immune system to protect yourself from common illnesses.

The Immune Push IV contains large amounts of:

Magnesium: Magnesium is involved in over 300 biochemical actions throughout the body, affecting activity ranging from muscle contraction to neurotransmitter regulation. A magnesium deficiency can lead to fatigue, headaches, a weakened immune system, and more.

B complex: B vitamins have a positive influence on metabolic processes that support energy regulation as well as help strengthen the immune system (vitamin B6 specifically is responsible for producing white blood cells and T cells).

Vitamin C: As an antioxidant and essential cofactor, vitamin C helps support both the innate and adaptive immune response.

The Immune Push IV also includes trace minerals, which can help boost your immune system.


NAD stands for nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide and this molecule reacts with oxygen in every cell of the body, specifically in the mitochondria. NAD is required for several cellular functions, particularly those involving the Krebs cycle conversion of nutrients. NAD helps convert proteins, fats, carbohydrates, and micronutrients such as vitamins and minerals to ATP, the body’s energy molecule that helps perform essential functions.

An NAD IV is a great way to boost your brain health for the work ahead this school year. Research has shown that NAD is linked to improved mental performance as well as the stimulation and production of serotonin, dopamine, and noradrenaline. As a result, NAD has been shown to improve symptoms of mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, and addiction.

There is also evidence that NAD can help degenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s. Scientists have recently found that Alzheimer's-like proteins are associated with deterioration and aging in the brain. A study showed that these proteins could be blocked by boosting levels of NAD, which leads to improved mitochondria function and the restoration of neurological function.

Learn more about NAD here


Ozone is a three-oxygen molecule (O3) that maintains antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. Ozone therapy is an oxidative therapy that can be used to treat and manage conditions that cause inflammation or infections, including Lyme disease and other chronic illnesses.

Ozone has been shown to have healing, detoxifying, and anti-inflammatory qualities. Intravenous ozone therapy is achieved through a process known as autohemotherapy by separating and oxygenating the patient’s blood. First, blood is drained, then it is exposed to a precise amount of ozone and finally, re-injected into the body via a catheter. Although this process may sound intimidating, the experience does not differ much from other IV therapies.

Benefits of ozone IVs include: Elimination or reduction in symptoms associated with pathogens such as viruses, bacteria, and parasites through stimulation of lymphocytes. Improvement in blood and oxygen circulation. Improvement of immune function. Detoxification by neutralizing toxins processed in the liver and kidneys.

In other words, IV ozone can help combat illness while also detoxifying your body in order to improve your overall health.

Learn more about ozone therapy here

Power Push

Our Powe Push IV is a great way to support your adrenal health, which is vital as it is estimated that approximately 80% of the population suffers from some form of adrenal dysfunction.

Lifestyle habits that are associated with back-to-school season including chronic stress, overuse of stimulants, and a lack of quality sleep are common causes of adrenal burnout. Burnout can leave you with a variety of symptoms including:

  • Lack of energy
  • Have trouble getting up in the morning
  • Either has trouble falling asleep or staying asleep
  • Needing caffeine or energy drinks to keep going
  • Feeling exhausted for no reason
  • Crave either salty or sweet snacks
  • Inability to handle stress
  • Chronic allergies
  • Poor memory
  • Poor concentration
  • Depression

Learn more about adrenal burnout here

Not only does our Power Push IV is beneficial for adrenal health but it is also great for mitochondrial health, providing nutritional and immune support. This IV contains various B vitamins, magnesium, calcium, and vitamin C, which is shown to enhance the immune system, reduce fatigue, and fight infections.

The Importance of IVs

Because of its effective delivery process, IV therapy has become a common part of treatment plans for individuals with chronic illnesses such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), Fibromyalgia (FM), Autoimmune disease, and those with chronic infections (especially Lyme disease). Despite the functional nutritional deficiencies linked to these conditions that compromise cellular function, intravenous therapy can help improve bodily functions such as their ability to make energy and fight infections.

IV therapy can have all the same benefits for “healthy” people as they do for those with chronic health conditions. Intravenous therapies are a great way to “jump-start” your treatment today. See just a few of the IV packages we offer.

Holtorf Medical GroupThe Holtorf Medical Group specializes in optimizing quality of life and being medical detectives to uncover the underlying cause of symptoms, rather than just prescribing medications to cover-up the symptoms. We are experts in natural, prescription bioidentical hormone replacement and optimization, complex endocrine dysfunction, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and Lyme disease. We’ve dedicated our practice to providing you the best in evidenced-based, integrative medicine that’s not only safe and effective, but provides measurable results.

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