The Importance of Vitamin B for Your Health

Vitamin B isn’t one vitamin, but an umbrella covering multiple vitamins. They include B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, B12, and biotin. These vitamins have the same important goal for your body: to provide you with energy.

Each vitamin doesn’t possess energy on their own, but rather they help give you energy through metabolism. The different B vitamins break down and metabolise different energy sources, such as glucose, carbohydrates, protein, and fats, among many others. This is why eating lots of foods rich in B vitamins will provide you with a boost of mental and physical energy that can help keep you going for the rest of the day.

B vitamins aren’t just for energy on a day-to-day basis, however. It’s also crucial for your overall health. For example, in addition to helping turn carbohydrates into energy, Vitamin B1 (thiamine) is also responsible for helping your body boost its immune system and promoting anti-ageing.

There are many food sources for Vitamin B. They include whole grains, nuts, spinach, kale, milk, eggs, and red meat, to name just a few! Each B vitamin is found in different foods so it’s important to have a rich and varied diet for optimum health.

At Solstice Health, we offer a wide range of IV nutritional therapies to give your body the boost it needs, bringing you a sharper mind and a boost in your performance. Contact us at 262-239-7353 to learn more about how IV nutritional therapy can help.

The Importance of Vitamin D for Your Health

Doctors often advise patients to ensure they get the right amount of nutrients such as vitamins and minerals. One of the most important ones is Vitamin D. A lack of Vitamin D can pose serious issues to your health, making it one of the most essential nutrients that you need on a daily basis.

Vitamin D is important because it’s a crucial part of calcium absorption. Even if you take the right amount of calcium, it won’t be properly absorbed without the right amount of Vitamin D. A lack of Vitamin D can lead to poor bone health, which becomes more of a problem the older you get. In addition to its benefits for your bone health, Vitamin D has also been found to be crucial to boosting and maintaining your immune system.

The amount of Vitamin D adults need tends to be around 600 to 800 IUs, but some research has found that adults might need up to 2000 IUs for the most benefits. But what is the best way to get all of this Vitamin D? Most food does not contain Vitamin D naturally except for fatty fish, but many products such as milk, juice, or cereal are fortified with some of your daily required amount. Despite this, the best way to get Vitamin D is through sunlight. Just being outdoors between five to 30 minutes a day is enough for your body to produce its own Vitamin D. In ideal sunlight conditions you could be producing upwards of 20000 IUs of Vitamin D on your own! Of course, this can change depending on climate, season, and your schedule – not everyone is able to be outside when it’s sunny, especially office workers. That being said, food as well as supplements available at your local grocery store or pharmacy can serve as ‘top-ups’ for Vitamin D when you aren’t able to make it on your own.

We offer nutritional therapy services at Solstice Health to give your body the boost it needs. Our medical nutritional programs can also help you optimize your body’s intake to improve your wellness. Call us today at 262-239-7353 to learn more.

Foods to Slow the Effects of Aging

Everyone is trying to reverse the effects of aging on their skin to look and feel younger. Until someone has figured out time travel, there’s no escaping the reality that we will continue to age. However, there are many ways to slow the effects of aging on our skin, including some very cost-effective methods with food you can enjoy from your own home!

  1. Grapefruit: As a good source of Vitamin C, it acts as an antioxidant that promotes collagen production, keeping your skin supple. Other sources of Vitamin C include oranges and other fruits.
  2. Green Tea: Inflammation can pose a serious problem to your skin. However, recent research has found that one of the ingredients, polyphenols, help to reduce the signs of aging as well as boosting the immune system. Other sources of this incredible antioxidant include red wine and dark chocolate.
  3. Walnuts: As a source of omega-3 fatty acids, it helps reduce inflammation and the damage to your skin caused by oxidation, which occurs naturally. It’s a healthy fat that also helps to reduce the risk of heart disease and reduce joint pain. Other sources of omega-3 include salmon and chia seeds.

It’s not just eating the right food that can help slow down the effects of aging on your body. Staying hydrated, doing exercise regularly, and cutting the bad foods such as those high in sugar is important in preventing skin problems such as fine lines, wrinkles, and even adult acne.

At the Solstice Health, we know that skincare can be enhanced with supplements and lifestyle changes in addition to skin treatment. We offer non-surgical and natural options and treatment programs to help you look your best. Contact us today at 262-239-7353 book a consultation to learn more.

What is IV Therapy?

IV Therapy

Here at Solstice Health, we offer IV Nutritional Therapy as part of our commitment to wellness. IV Nutritional Therapy is a type of direct infusion therapy that strengthens the immune system, improves energy levels and sense of well-being. With IV Nutritional Therapy, 100% of nutrients are available and absorbed immediately. This compares with a 50% absorption rate of traditional oral vitamins and an 8-hour lag time.

What symptoms does IV Nutritional Therapy treat?

IV Nutritional Therapy has been used to treat general fatigue, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Fibromyalgia, acute asthma attacks as well as chronic asthma, upper respiratory and viral infections, acute and chronic sinusitis, allergies, migraines, muscle spasms, menstrual cramps, and so much more including use to support recovery from high performance athletics. Even many healthy patients choose to receive occasional infusions as it enhances their overall well-being. Those with underlying illnesses may require a series of treatments to correct the deficits. As they get progressively better, some may no longer require therapy. Others may need regular infusions to better control and counteract their medical conditions if they are too advanced to be reversible. IV Nutritional Therapy is effective and beneficial for everyone.

What are some of the benefits of IV Nutritional Therapy?

  • Boosts the immune system.Our IV (intravenous) program uses a concentrated blend of key vitamins and minerals that boost the body’s immune system in a way that orally administered vitamins and intramuscular vitamin injections simply cannot match. In fact, the ultra-high blood concentrations of IV vitamin C that we can provide can be just as effective as prescription medications for treating influenza and other viruses. Our unique blend of various B vitamins, vitamin C, magnesium, and calcium have a significant effect on a variety of conditions from asthma to angina and promote whole-body health.
  • Corrects cellular deficits.For some patients, certain disease states can reduce the ability of orally administered nutrients to penetrate cell walls, which in turn reduces their effectiveness. When nutrients are delivered via direct IV vitamin therapy, however, they are better able to penetrate cells, making them more effective in boosting the immune system, healing damaged tissue and reducing tissue and system inflammation.
  • Administered By Medical Professional. All our IV vitamin therapy treatments are administered by a Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner or Physician at Solstice Health.

What is the process of IV Nutritional Therapy?

We make this process fast and simple for you. After filling out a short evaluation, you proceed to our exclusive and comfortable IV Therapy room where you can put your feet up, read a book, or simply enjoy the view. Our providers utilize local anesthesia prior to placing your IV, making the painful part when we take the tape off. Once your IV is in place, the infusion takes between 10-15 minutes and during that time the only thing you need to do is RELAX. When completed, we will remove your IV and place a band-aid and that’s it! Some patients note an immediate energetic response and others feel the effects within the first 24 hours. Either way, your immune system is strengthened and the benefits are yours!

To learn more about our IV Vitamin Therapy programs, call us at 262.354.3100 or visit our office locations today in Oconomowoc and New Berlin.


Health Benefits of IV Nutritional Therapy

IV Nutritional Therapy Wisconsin

What is IV Nutritional Therapy?

IV Nutritional therapy or also known as “Myers Cocktail” is given intravenously. The blend of various B vitamins, vitamin C, magnesium and calcium works to boost your immune system.

This health cocktail is named after John Myers, MD, a physician from Baltimore, Maryland, who pioneered the use of intravenous (IV) vitamins and minerals as part of the overall treatment of various medical problems. Dr. Myers has treated patients for over 25 years with IV nutritional therapy, in addition to the thousands of patients nationwide who have received the great health benefits from IV nutrition therapy.

What are the Health Benefits?

The “Myers Cocktail or IV nutritional therapy has been used to treat General Fatigue, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Asthma, Anxiety, Depression, Upper Respiratory Tract Infections, Allergies, Migraine Headaches, Muscle Spams, gastrointestinal problems, Lyme’s Disease, Stress, Autoimmune Disorders, before/after surgery, and support to recover from endurance athletics.

Many healthy patients choose to receive periodic IV nutrition therapy treatments to enhance health and well being.

How Does IV Nutritional Therapy Work?

The IV administration of nutrients can achieve blood concentrations that are not obtainable with any oral administration or even intramuscular injections. This treatment is more effective for correcting cellular nutritional deficits. When taken orally, the capacity of nutrients to penetrate the cells can be inhibited in certain disease states. IV nutritional therapy helps to deliver nutrients to the inside of cells resulting in improvement in the ability to heal and create the most beneficial immune system and anti-inflammatory response.

Does IV Nutritional Therapy Benefit Cold or Flu Symptoms?

Many patients at Solstice Health utilize IV Nutrition therapy due to feeling run down, stress, or the onset for cold and flu symptoms. A majority of the patients respond to treatment for these symptoms and have results lasting for up to several months. Over 50% of patients receiving a Myers IV treatment for cold and flu symptoms get immediate relief from symptoms and illness onset. Most patients receive a significant reduction in symptoms, severity, and length of their illness.

Are There Any Side Effects To IV Nutritional Therapy?

Having improved energy, well being, and stamina are the side effects most often achieved from IV Nutritional therapy. Side effects are very minimal, if any negative side affects at all.

Proper administration of the IV is key to maximizing affects. IV’s given too fast may lower blood pressure causing warmth, dizziness, or faintness, not the effects we want our patients to experience. Solstice Health only administers IV’s through a licensed Medical Doctor or Registered Nurse. Patients should only seek IV Nutritional Treatments from licensed medical professionals.

What is the Cost for an IV Nutritional Therapy Treatment?

The cost of an IV Nutritional Treatments at Solstice Health ranges from $50-$70 per treatment. If you have any questions or would like any additional information on IV Nutritional Therapy, please feel free to contact us or schedule an appointment