Dr. Amy Coopersmith, founder of Amethyst Wellness in Palm Coast, is excited to announce the opening of an IV Nutrition Therapy Suite in her practice.
According to Coopersmith, IV Nutrition Therapy is the administration of potent blends of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and nutrients designed to correct micronutrient deficiencies. Nutrients are delivered intravenously (by IV) directly into the bloodstream, allowing for quick and effective response, more pronounced than oral therapies.
“Micronutrient deficiency has increased dramatically over the past few decades,” says Coopersmith. “This deficiency is linked with many health issues, increased inflammation, impaired immune function, and symptoms of chronic fatigue and decreased vitality.”
Many people experience impaired absorption of nutrients through the gastrointestinal (GI) tract due to gastrointestinal damage from chronic environmental toxin exposure. “Furthermore, many of our foods are depleted of vitamins and minerals due to modern farming practices. The administration of nutrients via IV therapy allows for up to ten times more absorption than oral therapy,” explains Coopersmith. “Additionally, intravenous treatments allow for higher, more potent doses of micronutrients which are better absorbed without causing stomach upset or other gastrointestinal side effects.”
Treatments are individualized and determined by an individual’s health goals and symptoms. Recent bloodwork is required to ensure each person is healthy enough to receive IV Nutrition Therapy. Once that is confirmed, they can receive it as often as once a week.
IV Nutrition Therapy is currently used to:
Boost energy and performance
Enhance immune system function
Treat chronic fatigue
Enhance weight loss
Amethyst Wellness currently offers the following IV nutrient formulations:
Quench: Hydrate and combat fatigue with this formula containing vitamin C, B vitamins and minerals
Boost: Burn fat, feel energized and boost metabolism with this formula featuring B vitamins and amino acids
Enhance: Support athletic performance and assist in muscle recovery with this formula boasting vitamin C, B vitamins, minerals and amino acids
Immunity: Boost the immune system and prevent illness with this formula containing vitamin C and B vitamins, followed by a glutathione push
Additional formulations include IV delivered glutathione, a powerful antioxidant deemed important for immune support and disease prevention; a combined MIC, B12, B6 and IM shot to help support weight loss and metabolism of nutrients; and a methyl B12 shot for energy, weight loss and nerve health.
Amethyst Wellness is located at 50 Cypress Point Pkwy., suites B1 and B2, in Palm Coast. For more information, call 386-283-4180 or visit AmethystWellness.com.
Dr. Amy Coopersmith, DNP/APRN, is trained in IV Nutrition Therapy and Clinical Management through International IV Nutritional Therapy for Professionals and the American Academy of Anti-aging Medicine. In addition to obtaining the Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree, she has also completed multiple functional medicine courses through the University of Western States (affiliated with the Institute of Functional Medicine).