IV Nutrient Therapy
in Greenville, SC
Dr. Katherine Birchenough was one of the first physicians in South Carolina to be certified in functional medicine. She is also an expert in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, certified in peptide therapy, and is board-certified in emergency medicine. Dr. Shawn Birchenough is a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in breast surgery and aesthetics. We are Greenville’s premier physician-run medical Wellness and Aesthetic center. At OptimalSelf MD, we offer IV nutrient therapy for men and women in Greenville, Simpsonville, Greer, Spartanburg, and the surrounding communities in South Carolina.
What Is IV Nutrient Therapy?
IV Nutrient Therapy (IVNT) is a way to introduce vitamins and other therapeutic agents directly into the bloodstream to correct deficiencies, enhance immunity, increase energy, and achieve and maintain optimal health. The benefit of IVNT over oral nutrition is that the digestive system is bypassed, which allows for greater absorption into cells and tissues. It is estimated that only 20–40% of vitamins and minerals taken orally get absorbed. By delivering nutrients directly into the bloodstream, you feel the effects immediately and distribution to the cells that are deficient is more rapid and complete. Additionally, in the setting of chronically impaired digestion and intestinal absorption, a person can become very deficient, and IVNT helps “bridge the gap” until the gut can be healed.
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How Much Does IV Nutrient Therapy Cost?
At OptimalSelf MD, we understand that you want to feel good, yet cost may be a primary consideration. Our IV Therapy costs vary based on what is in the infusion, and what custom add-ons are included. You may be able to save some money with out package options, memberships, or IV punch cards. Payment can be made by cash, check, and credit card. We also work with CareCredit® and Alphaeon® to offer our patients financing options.
Who Is A Good Candidate For IV Nutrient Therapy?
Anyone can benefit! Many of our patients come regularly to maintain good health. You don’t have to be sick or hung over to benefit from IVNT. Sometimes, you just need a little pick-me-up before or after a business trip or a long week. Other times, you may feel drained of every last bit of energy and you’re struggling to get through the day. Maybe you feel like you’re coming down with a cold or the flu, or you’ve got an Ironman this weekend (or just finished one!). That’s where IVNT can save the day. Vitamins, minerals, and amino acids given intravenously are much more effectively and quickly absorbed and can restore intracellular micronutrient deficiencies much faster than oral replacement.
What Types Of Iv Nutrient Therapy Are Recommended?
The physician-supervised IV therapy offered at OptimalSelf MD delivers the optimal difference. Dr. Katherine offers customized IV drips and IM injections based on your health screening and goals. We offer the “classics” — Myers Cocktail, Vitamin C, and glutathione, as well as our special infusions designed with results in mind.
- The Optimal Push is made with a core selection of nutrients and it is delivered quickly as an IV push to maximize absorption and save you time
- The Optimal Cocktail contains B vitamins, ascorbic acid, minerals, electrolytes and other nutrients, and you can include add-ons such as a relaxation boost, amino acids that can help with athletic recovery and repair, circulation, and a calm mood or an immune boost of vitamin C and zinc
- The Migraine IV
- The Fat Burning IV
- The Inner Beauty IV
- The Brainstorm IV
- The Immunity IV
- The Recovery Hydration IV
- NAD+ is a vitamin B3 derivative naturally found in the human body and used for cellular energy production and reducing oxidative stress
- Vitamin C to help your body manage infections, injuries, and fight cancer
- Glutathione to detoxify and provide powerful antioxidant support
- LipoBoost (MIC B12) for unwanted fat that is eliminated through a combination of choline, methionine, and inositol
- Vitamin B12 to boost metabolism of carbohydrates and fat to give you energy
- The Sunshine Shot (Vitamin D3)
- The Power Shot (Coenzyme Q10)
- The Detox Shot (Glutathione)
What Should I Expect From My Iv Nutrient Therapy?
Our beautiful and comfortable IV lounge can accommodate up to 4 people. Our experienced nurses and medical assistants will guarantee that your experience is a pleasant one. Because of the personalized nature of our IV nutrient therapies, we kindly ask that you complete a brief health screening. At OptimalSelf MD you never have to worry about safety or an ineffective infusion. All of our drips are made within a couple of hours of your appointment and specifically made for you. Dr. Katherine’s IV treatments will revitalize your health.
Can I Schedule A Consultation For Iv Nutrient Therapy?
Dr. Katherine loves to talk to men and women about IV nutrient therapy and other types of functional and wellness medicine that is offered at our wellness center. You can set up a 15-minute phone consultation with her or one of our nurses, or schedule a consultation in our health and wellness center for a fee.
OptimalSelf MD is the first center in South Carolina to offer plastic surgery, aesthetics, and wellness for men and women in Greenville, Simpsonville, Greer, Spartanburg, and the nearby areas of South Carolina. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to discuss your IV nutrient therapy treatments at our wellness center.
“You can rest assured that I try everything myself before recommending it to my patients. IV therapy really works, is very safe and can be used for maximizing energy, detox support, cognitive health, immune support, and even to optimize your cosmetic surgery results!” —Dr. Katherine Birchenough