MicroNutrient Infusion Treatment Brisbane
Nutrients are the building blocks of the human body. For the human body to thrive, essential nutrients are needed and as our bodies do not procedure these naturally, they are obtained mostly through our diet. These nutrients include protein, carbohydrates and fats, also known as macronutrients and vitamins and minerals, also known as micronutrients.
Micronutrients play a vital role in various bodily functions such as growth and development, immune system function, energy production, and cognitive function. For example, iron is required to produce hemoglobin, which carries oxygen in the blood, while calcium is necessary for strong bones and teeth.
Deficiencies in micronutrients can lead to various health problems, such as anemia, weakened immune system and impaired cognitive function. In contrast, receiving adequate amounts of micronutrients can help maintain optimal health and prevent chronic diseases.
The MiNI (MicroNutrient Infusion) supplies the body with these key nutrients, directly into the bloodstream with an IV drip. This skips the digestive process and allows your body to absorb the nutrients more effectively and efficiently. Brisbane’s Herstellen Clinic puts the wellbeing and health of patients first, providing only the most effective, evidence-based treatments and by creating personalised treatment to treat each person’s nutrient deficiency.
What is a MicroNutrient Infusion and
how does it work?
To make sure that your personal infusion has the right nutrients that you need, you’ll have your blood levels assessed to see which nutrients your body may be deficient in, or at risk of being deficient in.
Depending on your needs, the MicroNutrient Infusion can include:
- Vitamin B Complex (Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, and B6): These vitamins play an important role in energy production, the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and proteins, protecting cells from damage, maintaining healthy eyes and skin, maintaining a healthy nervous system, the production of red blood cells, lowering cholesterol levels, synthesising hormones and neurotransmitters, supporting the immune system, and more.
- Vitamin B12: B12 is essential for the formation of red blood cells, maintaining a good immune system, and the metabolism of amino and fatty acids, which aids in energy production. This vitamin is only found in animal products, so those who follow a vegetarian or vegan diet are more at risk of being deficient.
- Vitamin C: A powerful antioxidant, Vitamin C protects cells from damage, supports the immune system, and helps to produce collagen, which is essential for healthy skin, bones and tissue. It also enhances the body’s absorption of iron from foods.
- Vitamin D: Vitamin D is usually absorbed by sun exposure on the skin, but sometimes, the body may not absorb enough, particularly if a patient lives in typically cloudy climates or does not get enough sunshine through a long winter. Vitamin D has anti-inflammatory effects, aids in the absorption of nutrients that are essential for bone health, and supports a strong immune system.
- Zinc: Zinc helps to support the immune system, the health of the skin and mucous membranes, synthesise DNA and protein, metabolise carbohydrates, fats and proteins, support wound healing and even support the body’s sense of taste and smell.
- Folic Acid: Also referred to as folate or Vitamin B9, folic acid helps with normal brain function and development, the production of red blood cells and the synthesis and repair of DNA. It may also help to prevent age-related cognitive decline.
- Glutathione: Different from the above nutrients as it is in fact naturally produced by the body, Glutathione helps to protect cells from damage, detoxify the body of harmful substances, support the immune system, and aids in the synthesis of DNA and proteins. We include this nutrient in our treatments as some patients may be deficient due to factors such as stress and the natural ageing process.
How do I know if I need a MicroNutrient Infusion?
If you have been feeling generally unwell, tired, weak, a sense of brain fogginess, a low mood or have found that you seem to be catching colds more frequently, you might be deficient in some of these key nutrients and may benefit from a MicroNutrient Infusion.
As part of the treatment process, you’ll need to have some blood tests to find out which nutrients you may need the most. Sometimes, you can be deficient in a key nutrient without even realising it, so we recommend having regular blood tests even if you are feeling well.
If you are undergoing a surgical procedure, or have just undergone a surgical procedure, you can also benefit from a nutrient infusion. During a consultation, we can talk about the type of procedure you are undergoing or have undergone and can determine the best type of infusion you will need.
Benefits of the treatment
A MiNI (MicroNutrient Infusion) can play an amazing role in boosting your general health, giving your body what it needs to function and thrive. When your body is getting the right nutrients and is in much better health, you can notice:
- Higher energy levels
- A stronger immune system
- Improved cognitive function
- Better digestion
- Healthier skin, teeth, bones and muscles
- Improved mental health
- Lower stress levels
A nutrient infusion can also prevent future health issues, such as cognitive decline caused by ageing, certain types of cancer, and other health concerns caused by a weakened immune system or impaired body functioning. Boosting your health can also have a number of improvements to your daily life, like an improved level of confidence, feeling more productive and having a more stable mood.
The treatment: What to expect
To perform a MicroNutrient Infusion, one of our highly experienced team members will place a small needle into an accessible vein, typically in your arm or hand. The small needle will be connected to an IV drip, which will deliver the mix of essential nutrients to your body from a specially formulated bag of fluids.
The rate that the fluid is delivered into your body is very carefully monitored, and can take about 15 minutes to an hour, depending on the nutrients that you are receiving.
After your infusion is finished, we’ll keep you at the clinic for a little while to monitor you for any possible side effects. Typically, patient’s respond very positively to the treatment and can resume their daily routine afterwards.
If you’re receiving a nutrient infusion to help your body through a surgical procedure, your infusion will be delivered in three separate doses – one month before your procedure, one to two days before your procedure and then one month after your procedure.
Costs of a MicroNutrient Infusion
Costs will depend on the type of nutrients you are receiving, and can be subject to change per patient. We will evaluate your needs during a consultation and create a personalised treatment plan, which will determine your procedure costs.The MiNI: $250
- Vitamin B Complex
- High Dose Vitamin C
- Vitamin B12 (IMI delivery)
- Vitamin B Complex
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin B12 and Vitamin D (IMI delivery)
- Ferinject Iron Transfusion
Aftercare and side effects
After your nutrient infusion, we’ll monitor you closely at our clinic to make sure that your body responds well. Generally, Micronutrient Infusions are very reliable and have a positive impact on our patients.
Very rarely, some side effects can occur, such as an infection at the injection site, vein inflammation or bruising, and skin rashes. Our team at Herstellen Clinic will always put steps in place to minimise the chance of these complications occurring.
If you do notice anything concerning after your treatment, please contact our clinic or your general practitioner immediately for advice.