Myers – Mineral/nutrient replacement
- Inadequate dietary intake of vitamins and minerals is a widespread problem due to our excessive consumption of energy-rich, micronutrient-poor, refined food diet. Inadequate intake can result in chronic metabolism disruption, mitochondrial decay, which causes DNA damage, oxidant leakage and cellular aging.
- Parenteral vitamins are either water-soluble or fat-soluble. DrIVE focuses in water-soluble vitamins, including but not limited to Vitamin C and B vitamins, because they are relatively non-toxic and do not accumulate in the body.
- Magnesium- critical in many biochemical reactions, skeletal and smooth muscle relaxation, stabilizes ATP
- Calcium important for bone, muscle contraction and neurotransmitter release
- Stands for nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, and is a coenzyme found in all mitochondria, it is the basis for all biological process, from rewiring metabolism to DNA repair. NOTHING can live without NAD+, and low levels lead to dysfunction and disease processes.
- Discovered in 1905 in yeast, NAD+ is the oxidized form of a coenzyme utilized in the production and regulation of cellular energy (ATP). Its roles include lengthening telomeres, improving neurotransmitter activity, stabilizing chromosomes, repairing DNA, and immune cell signaling.
- Clinical applications include mitochondrial regeneration aka anti-aging, fatigue such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme disease and other complex chronic illnesses, neurological illness such as MS and Parkinson’s, essential tremors, metabolic syndrome (diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood sugar), cancer, dementia and Alzheimer’s & more.
- In conclusion, NAD+ can improve learning and memory, restore metabolism, increase mental and physical energy levels, reduce tremors in Parkinsons, lower inflammation in the heart and intestines, improve fat metabolism in the liver, lower glucose and lipid levels, increase insulin secretion from the pancreas, improve skeletal muscle function, reduce tumor growth in cancer, and counteract age-related disease processes.
Hangover- Cell membrane/nerve support, stimulation of anti-oxidation
- Fatigue, weakness, thirst, headache, muscle ache, poor sleep, vertigo, light and sound sensitivity, decreased attention and concentration, depression, anxiety, irritability, tremors, sweating, increased pulse and systolic blood pressure
- Restore dehydration, electrolyte imbalance, GI upset, low blood sugar, and sleep rhythm
- Vitamin B1 is depleted the most by the enzyme needed to detox alcohol called acetaldehyde. Thiamine (B1) is already depleted by over-consuming simple carbs, drug use, diuretic medications, and more. It is the nerve vitamin, as it is required for nerve and neurotransmitter function. Even mild chronic B1 deficiency can produce nerve-related symptoms listed above.
- Drinking alcohol within 3 hours of going to bed increases leaks in blood vessels of your face, causing the redness, sagging and puffiness.
- Riboflavin (B2) & Niacinamide (B3) – improved mucus secretion of skin & retains skin moisture
- Dexpanthenol (B5) – improves tissue hydration, reduces skin roughness and inflammation,
- Vitamin C – antioxidant, supports collagen, moisture
- Zinc- stabilizes cells, reduces acne
- L car- reduces oily skin
- Glutathione- reduces blemishes, improves complexion, slow aging, quenches free radicals
- B vitamins are needed for proper energy production, building and repair of muscle tissue. They also maintain red and white blood cell production.
- B5 specifically improves oxygen utilization efficiency and reduces lactic acid accumulation
- B12 helps reduce nitric oxide scavenging
- Vitamin C – athletes who have habitual prolonged strenuous exercise should consume 1000mg Vit C daily according to authors of Nutritional and Athletic Performance. This is because it helps stabilize oxidate stress ini the lungs, enhancing lung performance, especially in asthmatics. IV administration increases available levels by 6.6x.
- Magnesium aids in muscular cramping
- Zinc – improves endurance exercise by decreasing fatigue
- L-carnitine – increases rate that liver burns fats, creates energy for muscles- vegans often low, and elevated insulin levels inhibits carnitine activity ; enhanced by lysine
- Creating 20 g/day for first 4-7 days, then 5 grams/d increases performance and increased lactate thresholds, power output and time to fatigue. Caffeine negates performance benefits of creatine. D/c caffeine 7 days prior.
- Taurine – major role in normal functioning of brain, helps GABA, helps muscle contractility and treats arrhythmia ; enhanced by zinc