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Los Angeles Longevity & Functional Medicine Doctor

Dr. Allan Kurtz

Board Certified Internal Medicine
Fellowship in Functional Medicine

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What is IV Nutrition Therapy?

By: California Center of Longevity & Functional Medicine on July 5, 2016

IV (intravenous) Nutrition Therapy is used to feed vitamins and minerals directly into the bloodstream. This means that they bypass the digestive system, so that the benefits of various vitamins are not rendered inactive through the digestion process. With IV Nutrition Therapy, patients of the California Center of Longevity and Functional Medicine are able to reap all of the benefits of the vitamins and minerals they need, without fear that a weakened intestinal function will prevent supplements from being absorbed into the body.

At the California Center of Longevity and Functional Medicine, Dr. Kurtz is pleased to offer IV Nutrition Therapy to patients suffering from such illnesses and disorders as:
  • High Blood Pressure
  • COPD
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Diabetes
  • Asthma
  • Hepatitis
Patients who have received IV Nutrition Therapy report an immediate, positive response to vitamin deficiencies after receiving the treatment. This may be due to the fact that foods today lack the same levels of vitamins or minerals that they once did, due to food processing and the demineralization of soil that has occurred with modern agricultural practices. Studies show that a century ago an apple contained roughly half of the minimum daily requirement for iron. By contrast, today one would have to eat dozens of apples to get the same levels of iron.

IV Nutrition Therapy is provided onsite at the California Center of Longevity and Functional Medicine based in Woodland Hills, CA. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Allan Kurtz, founder of Southern California's California Center of Longevity and Functional Medicine, please call us today at 818.346.1440.