Dr. Meyer’s Research Review
Intravenous Vitamin C
Vitamins C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin that is found in many fresh fruits and vegetables. Unlike other mammals, humans do not synthesize Vitamin C. A deficiency in Vitamin C, called scurvy, was once an uncommon issue, but it has been on the rise in some countries like England and Australia.
Today we are discussing intravenous (IV) use of Vitamin C. Intravenous infusions in the traditional medical community are typically reserved for acute conditions in a hospital setting. The IVs we offer are all intravenous nutrients and natural substances used to support immune function. We recommend IV therapies for a variety of conditions, including but not limited to general wellness/prevention of illness, immune support for cancer, support of heavy metal burden, autoimmune support, infectious disease support including Lyme disease, etc.
A recent article found that doing IV Vitamin C in conjunction with the standard of care helped to improved outcomes in patients with sepsis, a life-threatening infection of the blood. Dr. Paul Marik runs the intensive care unit at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, had a patient with sepsis that was in bad shape and read an article that found some moderate success in treating people with IV Vitamin C who had sepsis. So he tried it on his patient and to his surprise was on the road to recovery the next day. After he’d treated 50 patients, he published his results in the medical journal Chest in December 2016. Out of the 50 he treated, only 4 had died but from other diseases and not by sepsis. To read the rest of the article, click here. Although randomized-placebo controlled clinical trials are the standard in medicine for evaluating a new treatment, this case report is crucial for trying to validate the use of IV nutrients that we’ve been offering to patients at the Magaziner Center for nearly 30 years.
If you’re interested in receiving the therapy, or any of the other IV therapies our clinic has to offer, feel free to call and schedule an appointment (856) 424-8222. Remember, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Meet Dr. Meyer!
Originally from Hammonton, New Jersey, Dr. Kyle Meyer he moved to Atlanta, GA where he recently completed his 2-year residency after graduating from naturopathic medical education in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Meyer attended National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) in Portland, Oregon for 4 years where he received a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree and a certificate in Shiatsu massage. Before attending naturopathic medical school, Dr. Meyer earned his undergraduate degree from Albright College in Biology, Business, Pre-Med.
Dr. Meyer’s goals are to provide patients with the resources to attain health through the use of physical medicine, exercise, herbal medicine, nutritional supplementation, and pain education. After his patients recover from their health imbalance, his goal is to educate others on how to maintain health using diet, exercise, lifestyle, natural remedies and food as medicine. When he isn’t aiding patients on their road to health, you can find him at sporting events, concerts, or hiking with his chocolate Labrador and his wife.