Our IV Vitamin Therapy clinic provides IV magnesium therapy to safely increase magnesium levels in the body. IV magnesium has been used to help patients with migraine headaches, asthma, eclampsia and preeclampsia, muscle spasms, anxiety, and a variety of other conditions. Insufficient magnesium levels can worsen some of these conditions. Magnesium sulfate injections or infusions are used to treat hypomagnesemia (low levels of magnesium in your blood).
Magnesium is available in many supplemental forms: magnesium gluconate, magnesium lactate, magnesium citrate, and magnesium sulfate. Injections and infusions of magnesium use magnesium sulfate.
IV Vitamin Therapy offers intramuscular magnesium injections as well as magnesium IV drips in the comfort of our Beverly Hills office as well as via house calls throughout the Los Angeles area. Many patients opt to receive their magnesium infusion in the privacy of their own home or office.
What role does magnesium play in the body?
Magnesium is crucial to the proper functioning of several parts of the body and a necessary factor in over 300 enzyme systems (like protein synthesis, blood pressure regulation, and nerve function). It is also used to maintain a steady, normal heart rhythm because it helps transport calcium and potassium ions across the cells, a process important to muscle contraction and impulse conduction.
Doctors can prescribe magnesium for a number of ailments. Being a mineral that is crucial to the proper functioning of several parts of the body and a necessary factor in over 300 enzyme systems (like protein synthesis, blood pressure regulation, and nerve function), maintaining proper levels of magnesium is important for overall good health. Magnesium is also used to maintain a steady, normal heart rhythm because it helps transport calcium and potassium ions across the cells, a process important to muscle contraction and impulse conduction.
What are the side effects of magnesium deficiency?
Magnesium is an essential mineral and electrolyte. As such, it plays a role in many functions of the body. Magnesium levels can be depleted by bad habits as well as medical conditions. Alcohol abuse, poor diet, regular consumption of caffeinated beverages, stress, calcium supplements, illness, and cancer can all put extra stress on the body and deplete magnesium levels.
While severe magnesium deficiency is rare, it can have serious long-term effects on:
- bone density
- brain, nerve, and muscle function
- the digestive system
Early signs of low serum magnesium levels include weakness, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, and vomiting. More severe deficiencies have more severe symptoms:
- Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat)
- Tachycardia (accelerated heart rate)
- Hypocalcemia (low blood calcium levels)
- Personality changes
- Numbness and tingling in the extremities
- Neuromuscular and neurologic dysfunction
What cause Magnesium deficiency?
When magnesium levels fall below normal, those levels have to be replenished in your body with more magnesium. The medical staff at IV Vitamin Therapy Los Angeles can run tests to find out how optimal your current magnesium levels are and how much replacement your body needs.
Why is magnesium important during pregnancy?
Increased nutrient levels are important during pregnancy as your body uses extra resources to support your growing child. Magnesium deficiency during pregnancy can increase your risk of:
- Chronic hypertension
- Early delivery
Intravenous magnesium sulfate is also used to prevent seizures in pregnant women with conditions such as preeclampsia, eclampsia, or toxemia of pregnancy. A randomized control trial found that magnesium supplementation could contribute to better birth outcomes.
However, you should always get medical advice from your OB/GYN before beginning any supplements. Too much magnesium supplementation during pregnancy has been associated with hypocalcemia (insufficient calcium) and bone abnormalities in the developing fetus.
In addition, if receiving magnesium injections when breastfeeding, some parenteral magnesium is excreted in breast milk. Post-partum magnesium sulfate (MgSO4) injections also delayed onset of lactation.
Generally, the beneficial effects of magnesium sulfate will outweigh the risks, but your healthcare provider will let you know if you’d benefit from magnesium supplementation.
What are the benefits of an IV magnesium drip?
Intravenous magnesium injections can replace deficiencies in magnesium levels while providing a “warm” and relaxing feeling. Patients who receive IV magnesium therapy state that they feel relaxed and destressed and sleep better at night. Athletes receive magnesium to speed up recovery and muscle fatigue. Many patients add IV magnesium to other IV therapies such as a Myers’ cocktail for the rush feeling that they receive and enjoy.
IV magnesium replacement offers several benefits over the oral consumption of magnesium through food or dietary supplements. For starters, IV magnesium therapy allows patients to receive high doses of magnesium at once, without the need to eat uncomfortable amounts of food or to keep track of food consumed.
IV magnesium infusion vs oral intake
Perhaps the biggest benefit to intravenous magnesium is the fact that the mineral remains more potent and undiluted when it is injected than when it is swallowed in food or pill form. This is because the digestive system of the human body – the stomach, and liver specifically – breaks down vitamins and minerals that are orally consumed and only allows a fraction of the nutrient to be absorbed into the body.
By avoiding the digestive system, IV magnesium therapy injects magnesium directly into the bloodstream for a quicker and stronger effect. Because it bypasses digestion, intravenous magnesium supplementation also bypasses any conditions that impact vitamin absorption – such as Crohn’s disease or IBS.
What foods contain magnesium?
Magnesium is commonly found in many different types of food. Leafy green vegetables, whole grains, and foods high in dietary fiber are generally good sources of magnesium. Unfortunately, many of us are guilty of not eating a terribly varied and nutrient-rich diet.
What is a magnesium infusion used for?
Increased magnesium levels may be recommended for general health, or to help alleviate certain conditions. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allows health claims that magnesium decreases the risk of hypertension (high blood pressure). Magnesium works as a calcium channel blocker, naturally increasing vasodilation (dilation of blood vessels). Relaxed blood vessels means lower blood pressure.
Magnesium is sometimes used as an anticonvulsant – seizure prevention method – especially in pregnant people with preeclampsia.
As previously mentioned, magnesium also helps regulate heart function. Low magnesium levels have been associated with torsades de pointes – a life-threatening ventricular tachycardia. Patients with irregular heartbeats are usually checked for magnesium deficiency and prescribed supplementation to restore their levels.
For a while, magnesium was even considered as an emergency treatment for cardiac arrest! Although that particular cause hasn’t been supported by clinical trials, it shows the importance of magnesium that doctors even considered it as an option.
What are magnesium drip side effects?
As mentioned, most patients have a positive reaction to IV magnesium therapy, but certain rare side effects have been reported. Those adverse effects are usually due to the rapid intake of magnesium that occurs during an IV injection, and they have included skin irritations or a flushing sensation. Depending on how magnesium is administered patients can feel a warm feeling throughout the body which some people enjoy greatly while others do not.
People with kidney disease or impaired renal function should be cautious about taking magnesium supplements. For information on contraindications or possible drug interactions, make sure you consult with a healthcare professional before beginning magnesium supplementation.
If any of these rare side effects occur, call your doctor immediately:
- nausea or diarrhea
- muscle weakness
- drowsiness or extreme fatigue
- low blood pressure (hypotension)
Why trust IV Vitamin Doctors for your magnesium treatment?
IV VItamin Doctors is located in a lovely boutique-style medical office. First, you’ll have an in-depth consultation with our doctor. After identifying any deficiencies or health goals, you will be prescribed a single nutrient or a cocktail of nutrients, depending on your health history and goals. Sessions typically take between 20 and 60 minutes, and patients are conscious for the entire procedure. After the initial painless pinprick of a needle, the nutrients flow into the bloodstream.
Almost immediately after injection, the nutrients injected into the body begin working. Many patients enjoy the relaxation of our spa-like clinic or use their infusion time to read or work remotely. Modernly designed and calm, our medical offices are the perfect environment for athletes to receive regular IV vitamin injections.
Magnesium IV infusion near me
Busy? We’ll come to you. Many of our clients who prefer to receive injections in the privacy of a home or office can choose our popular concierge house call service.
IV VItamin Doctors is the healthcare practice to trust for IV therapy for athletes. We are conveniently located in Beverly Hills and can come to your home or office throughout the Los Angeles area. We serve patients near Beverly Hills, Bel Air, West Hollywood, Santa Monica, West Los Angeles, Culver City, Hollywood, Venice, Marina del Rey, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Downtown Los Angeles, Encino, Woodland Hills, Sherman Oaks, Calabasas, Burbank, Glendale, Hidden Hills, Agoura Hills, Northridge, North Hollywood, Topanga, Canoga Park, Reseda, Valley Glen, Chatsworth, West Hills, Winnetka, Universal City, Silverlake, and Echo Park.
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9301 Wilshire Blvd Suite 405
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