Aspen Ketamine Center
IV Nutrition and Hydration
What is functional wellness?
Functional wellness aims to build and restore the body's innate ability to function optimally; boosting immunity, metabolism, and improving emotional well-being. At Aspen Ketamine Center, our guiding philosophy is dictated by our focus on the continuum of health that is mind, body, and spirit interdependence. By taking a comprehensive approach to health - identifying mental, chemical, and physical stressors - our functional wellness approach targets the root cause of the problem rather than just the symptom.
How does nutrition contribute to mental health?
Deficiencies in one or more crucial vitamins or minerals may negatively impact both physical and mental health and potentially lead to chronic illness. To compound the issue, chronic psychological and environmental stress may negatively impact micronutrient concentrations in the body, leading to micronutrient depletion and eventually, micronutrient malnutrition. For example, surgeries, depression, anxiety, and chronic pain syndromes are stress-inducing states which deplete the body of their nutritional reserves. Sustained stress, as with chronic anxiety and depression, may create a vicious cycle in which low levels of essential nutrients may also contribute to anxiety and irritability.
In the United States, national statistics indicate that a majority of the population is low in potassium, dietary fiber, choline, magnesium, calcium, and vitamins A, D, E, and C. As mentioned above, multiple physiologic factors contribute to nutrient depletion, including a highly processed Western-style diet low in vegetables, whole grains, and fruits. In addition, a decline in nutrient-rich soil due to over-farming and erosion is also a major contributor to nutrient depletion. Those with limited access to a variety of healthy foods and food insecure populations who cannot afford fresh whole foods, are also at great risk for micronutrient malnutrition. In turn, these populations are more likely to be diagnosed with depression, anxiety, and other psychological conditions.
How can we stop the vicious cycle?
Your diet should incorporate a varied and colorful rainbow of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, spices, and herbs which provide essential minerals and vitamins, including antioxidants, for both physical and mental health benefits. We understand this may seem a daunting task at first, so we here to help guide you on this journey. Not only do you have the option to meet with a nutrition counselor for a free consultation and long-term nutritional optimization, we can also replenish a great number of micronutrients with both intravenous (IV) and intramuscular (IM) administration through IV Nutrition and Hydration.
What is IV Nutrition and Hydration?
IV nutrition and hydration is a way of delivering essential micronutrients, amino acids, and minerals intravenously directly to the bloodstream, in a hydrating sterile saline solution. Micronutrients taken up through the normal digestive process usually only represent 10-20% of the nutritional value of the foods we eat by the time they are delivered to the body functions that need them. This is known as the bioavailability of food. When given intravenously, the bioavailability of the micronutrients is 100%, thereby allowing for a much faster and more efficient way of replenishing low reserves.
For our clients who are already getting IV ketamine treatment, you have the option of adding our Fresh Start IV nutrition infusion at the same time as any ketamine infusion for $150. The IV nutrition does not interfere with the ketamine experience and takes the same amount of time to infuse, with the added benefit of leaving you more hydrated and energized at the end of your treatment.
45 min // $100
Get hydrated for optimal energy at high altitude, quickly! Just finished a grueling workout and can't get your energy back? Dehydration can become a medical emergency if you can't hydrate due to overexertion. Sometimes water and athletic powders aren't enough. If your body is rejecting your ability to refuel and you are displaying signs of severe dehydration (vomiting, dizziness, flushed skin) - get an IV infusion of Lactated Ringer's to help get you back on your feet, without a visit to the ER.
IV Nutrition + Hydration
45 min // $250
This cocktail is our signature remedy for replenishing the most commonly depleted micronutrients.
Our signature blend includes the essential minerals Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc, Manganese, Copper, and Selenium; vital B-complex vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 as well as the amino acids Glutamine, L-Ornithine, L-Arginine, L-Lysine, L-Citrulline, and L-Carnitine in 500ml of sterile Normal Saline.
High Dose Vitamin C
IV Nutrition + Hydration
2-4 hours // $350
25g, 50g, 75g
Vitamin C is a powerful anti-oxidant essential for boosting the immune system and reducing inflammatory processes. However, at doses greater than 25g IV, Vitamin C becomes a powerful oxidant that has helped treat certain cancers, Lyme disease, Epstein-Barr Virus, chronic fatigue syndromes, and mold toxicity. Bacteria, viruses, fungi and cancer cells are damaged from oxidation while our own cells remain viable. IV High Dose Vitamin C also creates peroxides which are vital for thyroid health. Thyroid conditions such as hypothyroidism and Hashimoto's disease greatly benefit from IV High Dose Vitamin C. Call to schedule a consultation to discuss if high dose Vitamin C infusion is right for you.
NAD+ IV Infusion
500mg // $450
1000mg // $650
NAD+ infusions stimulate DNA repair and improve cellular communication throughout the body. IV NAD Therapy flushes out drugs, reduces withdrawal effects, curbs cravings for alcohol and opioids, allowing the body to produce energy more naturally, without a crash or jitters like caffeine and sugar. NAD+ infusions are slow due to the drug’s ability to cause flushing or warmth when infused too quickly. The minimum time of infusion is 90 minutes to 2 hours for a 250-500mg infusion and increases to 4 to 6 hours for a 500mg to 1000mg infusion. You’re welcome to come relax in our recliner, bring a book or even work while the infusion is running. We have high speed WIFI available and all infusions are done in a private suite without any interruptions, aside from the nurse practitioners checking in. Learn more about the benefits of NAD+ infusions in our blog.
IV Nutrition + Hydration
Starting at $350
The bespoke cocktail is specifically designed with your needs in mind. We will do a full consultation to evaluate your health history and goals and then recommend a treatment plan to address your specific concerns. This may be a single infusion or a long term treatment plan involving multiple infusions and types.
Antioxidant IV Infusion
10 min // $75
Add on to another infusion for a discounted price of $50
Glutathione is one of the most powerful antioxidants found in the body. Its primary functions within the body include supporting the immune system, providing antioxidant protection, and removing toxins. The natural process of aging as well as everyday exposure to environmental toxins, such as air pollution, chemicals from dyes, perfumes, and foods laced with pesticides, all contribute to glutathione depletion. An IV glutathione infusion provides the best source for replenishing lost reserves due to the 100% bioavailability when given intravenously. Learn more about the benefits of Glutathione infusions in our blog.