IV Therapy Specialist

Pacific Coast Integrative Health

Dr. Caitlin Fanning, N.D.

Naturopathic Doctor & Women's Health Specialist located in Capitola, CA

Even if you’re making every attempt to eat right, there are many reasons why your body may not be getting all the nutrients it needs to support good health, from issues with absorption to the nutrient-depleted food supply. To restore nutrient balance and improve health, Dr. Caitlin Fanning, ND, at Pacific Coast Integrative Health in Capitola , California, serves patients in the Santa Cruz area and offers intravenous (IV) therapy. To learn more about IV therapy and how it can benefit your health, call the office or request an appointment online.

IV Therapy Q & A

What is IV therapy?

Intravenous Therapy, also known as IV Therapy or IV Nutrient Therapy, has a variety of health benefits. Dr. Caitlin Fanning, ND, offers to infuse injectable nutrients and vitamins directly into your bloodstream to boost your nutrient levels, correct deficiencies, and improve immune function. The cells absorb high-quality nutrients to help you feel restored, energized, and focused.

Even those with a healthy diet can benefit from IV therapy. Your body may not be getting all the nutrition it needs from the foods you eat due to the nutrient-depleted food supply.  Since the nutrients bypass the gastrointestinal system, your body may not be able to absorb the necessary nutrients, even from oral supplementation. 

Poor nutrient absorption is especially problematic for people with an underlying gastrointestinal condition, such as celiac disease, irritable bowel syndrome, or inflammatory bowel disease, or if you’ve had gastrointestinal surgery. 

The immune boost after the infusion is fantastic for those with current or chronic infections. Using IV therapy for a cold or flu is best as soon as you start feeling sick, or it can be monthly as a preventative treatment during the colder months of the year and during allergy season. IV therapy guarantees your body, and the organs that need them, get the nutrients for optimal health and function.

What are the benefits of IV therapy?

IV therapy offers health benefits beyond simply improving your nutritional status. With IV therapy you may also experience:

  • Boost in energy
  • Reduction in stress
  • Body detox
  • Enhanced immune health
  • Illness prevention
  • Chronic fatigue improvement
  • Protection against chronic disease
  • Recovery from a hangover
  • Reduces malnutrition 
  • Improved athletic performance
  • Anti-aging

IV therapy also helps detoxify your body and reverses malnutrition. You may also benefit from IV therapy to help provide you with additional protection against the cold or flu or lessen the duration of your symptoms. Dr. Caitlin Fanning, ND recommends IV therapy as a monthly treatment during the colder months of the year or during allergy season to boost your immune health. 

IV therapy is a great addition to any natural treatment plan and can help you feel an increase in energy within a few hours after your infusion so you’re ready to take on your day. Dr. Caitlin Fanning, ND’s IV therapy options include an IV nutrient blend, along with IV glutathione, which is an antioxidant that protects your cells from oxidative damage and boosts immune health. She also offers B12 shots. 

Am I a good candidate for IV therapy?

Dr. Caitlin Fanning, ND offers IV therapy treatment to her current patients. For your health and safety, she requires basic lab work and a new patient intake before recommending IV nutrient therapy. 

IV nutrition can be a great addition to any natural treatment plan. You’ll feel great energy within a few hours and be ready to take on your day! Call the office or schedule your consultation online today at Pacific Coast Integrative Health to find out how IV therapy can benefit you.