PROVOKE Health (formally Functional Healthcare Group, and still Dr. Matt Lewis’ healthcare practice)  is now offering medically supervised IV nutrient therapy for its patients and select walk-ins in Tampa / South Central Florida. But what does that mean exactly? Let’s unpack that statement to find out.

Functional medicine is a patient-centered healthcare model that seeks to identify and treat the root cause(s) of chronic illness all the way down to the cellular level. Medically supervised IV nutrient therapy delivers vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients directly through the bloodstream to cells throughout the body to optimize their health and function.

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Delivering nutrients via IV drip allows them to travel directly to the cells so  that nothing is lost in the digestive process. As a result, your body gets more nutrients faster.

By improving and then leveraging your body’s natural ability to fend off illness and repair health, we’re able to successfully treat a variety of health conditions that other doctors’ offices choose to ignore, don’t test for, or don’t know how to treat. IV nutrient therapy, when incorporated into a handcrafted plan of care, plays a key role in restoring health by providing the body the essential micronutrients it requires for optimal function.

When you’re grappling with acute or chronic illness, the efficiency of a nutrient-packed IV may turbocharge the healing process. By directly targeting the affected cells with a concentrated blend that addresses your specific needs, we jumpstart the healing process, enabling your body to respond promptly to treatment. Each IV is carefully formulated to address your health history, symptoms, and desired health and fitness objectives.

Our IV Nutrient Therapies

Currently, we are offering the following IV nutrient therapies:

  • Re-Hydration IV: Our 60-minute Signature Re-Hydration IV can restore electrolytes, boost the immune system, stabilize blood sugar, repair tissue, energize cells, and may help balance blood pressure. It is ideal for people living with chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, Long COVID, chronic loose stools, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and other complex conditions.
  • Quick Relief IV: Our 15-minute Myers’ Cocktail IV is a powerful blend of essential nutrients, including Vitamin C, Calcium Gluconate, B Complex, and Magnesium, formulated specifically to restore and refresh. Whether you’re looking to combat fatigue, strengthen your immune system, or simply enhance your overall wellness, Quick Relief IV delivers.
  • Pain Relief: Our 30-minute anti-inflammatory Vitamin C IV features a unique blend of Vitamin C, Calcium Gluconate, B Complex, Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid), and muscle-soothing magnesium designed to calm the body’s inflammatory pathways, alleviate pain, and make you feel rejuvenated.
  • Flu & Cold IV: Our 60-minute high-dose anti-inflammatory Vitamin C IV is a premium infusion that’s designed to provide you with a powerful boost of Vitamin C. When you’re looking to supercharge your immune system, our Flu & Cold IV is the key to unlocking resiliency, fighting infection, and boosting your energy.
  • Allergy Relief: Our 120-minute Mast Cell Flare IV delivers a unique combination of Vitamins C and B-6 designed to stabilize mast cells, reducing the release of histamine and other chemical mediators that cause inflammation. For additional relief, we can piggyback an infusion of diphenhydramine over 30 minutes (which delivers a gentle touch to alleviate additional discomfort) and prescribe additional medication and supplements.
  • Resilience Recovery & Repair: Our 1- to 4-hour NAD+ IV infuses your body with 50 – 500mg of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD). Restoring NAD levels alleviates age-related inflammation, supports insulin control, boosts energy production within cells, improves the body’s ability to repair its own DNA, helps to regulate circadian rhythm, supports the treatment of fibromyalgia and arthritis, and helps to heal and repair liver cells.
  • Autoimmunity Flare: Our 15-minute add-on Glutathione IV delivers 200 – 3,000mg of this powerful antioxidant to your body to activate enzymes, improve the metabolization of alcohol and other toxins, reduce belly fat, alleviate oxidative stress (which can improve complexion), promote skin health, and enhance mood. Glutathione levels in the body naturally decline as we age and may also be reduced by factors like stress, poor nutrition, and environmental toxins.

Popular Nutrient IV Add-Ons

We also offer and often recommend adding one or more of the following complementary ingredients (IV add-ons) to our medically-supervised IVs:

  • Methylated Vitamin B12: This is a form of B12 that is easier for the cells in your body to absorb and use. Administered intravenously, it provides a quick energy boost that can improve brain function, metabolism, and fertility and alleviate neuropathy, depression, and anxiety.
  • Hydroxocobalamin (the injectable form of Vitamin B12): Compared to Methylated B, Hydroxocobalamin is favored to reduce oxidative stress, which plays a role in a range of chronic illnesses. Adding Hydroxocobalamin may also increase energy and improve mental clarity.
  • Vitamin B6 pyridoxine: Having 1ml of Vitamin B6 pyridoxine (100mg/ml) gently mixed into your main IV helps to address a number of issues, including nausea, inflammation, mood and sleep-related issues, and Vitamin B6 deficiency.
  • Amino Acids: Amino acids — the natural compounds the body uses to create proteins — are key to helping the body break down food, repair tissues, and perform many other bodily functions. Adding 50ml of Amino Acid Mix to your nutrient IV can help to boost your metabolism and energy, increase endurance, improve mental acuity, burn fat, fight Long COVID and Lyme Disease, and aid in the treatment of mold-related illness.
  • Taurine: Taurine, which calms the nervous system, acts as an antioxidant and may improve mental performance, help to control high blood pressure, reduce cholesterol levels, prevent hearing loss, support healthy vision, and reduce fatigue. For a comprehensive boost, consider adding Taurine and Amino Acids to our Resilience Recovery & Repair IV.

Medically-Supervised Injections

We are also offering the following two nutrient injections, alone or in combination with nutrient IVs, to boost energy and support healthy immune function:

  • Energy (our B12 Injection): Skip the coffee and energy drinks and get to the root of your fatigue. Whether you’re exhausted from travel or stressed out at work, B12 increases energy, decreases stress, and improves mood.
  • Immunity (our Vitamin D Injection): While your body naturally produces Vitamin D when exposed to sunlight, excessive exposure — a concern particularly in Southern Florida — can damage your skin. Safeguard your skin while promoting bone health, bolstering your immune system, and ensuring proper nutrient absorption with a Vitamin D injection.

Your body has an incredible ability to fight infection and heal itself, but it requires proper nutrition, including nutrients that you may not be getting enough of in your diet, or that may be depleted due to various sources of stress in your life.

If you feel like you’re running on empty, we encourage you to schedule an IV appointment, so we can help you determine what your body needs and is lacking. Or just drop by our office (21754 State Road 54 In Lutz, FL 33549) to discuss your IV options and possible add-ons and get the nutrients you need.

For additional information, please visit the IV Therapy section of our website or give us a call at (813) 867-0608.

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