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Intravenous Micronutrient Therapy

Nutrients delivered directly to bath your cells
Intravenous Therapy (IV) is a therapy that delivers liquid nutrients and medicines directly to your cells and organs that need them.



IV Therapy is used at Apollo Health Clinic to deliver substances directly into the blood to your cells which has a tremendous positive therapeutic impact since it bypasses the gastrointestinal tract, which is compromised with leaky gut and gut infections in many chronically ill, chronic fatigued, and chronic pain conditions.

With leaky gut, even if you are eating the most healthy organic, whole foods autoimmune Paleolithic diet, or vegetarian diet, you most likely are not assimilating all the nutrients. It’s a myth that everything we eat we assimilate into our cells to help us make hormones, neurotransmitters, and aid our mitochondria (the powerhouse engine of all our cells) make ATP, which is cellular energy. IV Therapy feds our cells and helps you recover faster from chronic diseases while you are changing your diet, and taking the other medicines needed to clean up your mitochondrial, gut, and hormone health.

Some of substances used at Apollo Health Clinic are:

  • Vitamins (Vitamin C, B12, & B-complex as an example)
  • Nutrients – Amino Acids & Phosphatidylcholine
  • Minerals (Trace Minerals, Magnesium, Selenium, & Calcium)
  • Iron (for low Iron)
  • MIC (Methionine, Inositol, Choline for brain health)
  • L-Carnitine (for energy, brain health, and fat metabolism)
  • PolyMVA (for mitochondrial health)

And other nutrients not listed are utilized to increase your energy, replace deficiencies, fight off chronic infections, and help your immune system improve its function in Chronic Diseases.

Conditions Treated With IV Therapy at Apollo Health Clinic

  • Autoimmune Disease (Arthritis, Crohn’s, & Thyroiditis)
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Pain (Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis)

This treatment aids in helping your body make adequate hormones, and detoxifying from the multitude of toxins in our environment, food, and water today.

All IV Nutrient Therapies are offered to our patients who are signed up for our Essentials Program or our Advanced Apollo Health Program. Best results with IV therapy are combined with Functional and Regenerative Medicine treating the individual for their specific health needs and goals. This typically requires at least 4-8 IV Treatments, however, this really depends upon the your condition, lab work-up results, and the nutrient doses per IV given.

Please be prepared to spend 45-90 minutes at the clinic for your IV therapy drip treatment. You can bring a book to read, or use a tablet with headphones while sitting in a comfortable IV chair. It’s generally a relaxing treatment with very few side effects.

IV Therapy – Patient Preparation

Please come to your visit well hydrated, sober, substance free, and well fed with a full stomach of healthy foods. Bring a water bottle and a book or tablet to read or listen to calming music during your IV treatment.

You may want to drink some ginger tea during your treatment to prevent any nausea that may occur. This is truly the only side effect. If you are allergic to shellfish or have any other allergies prior to your visit please let Dr. Madeira know when your visit is scheduled.

Nutrient IVs

Dr. Samuel Madeira will formulate an IV cocktail in a single IV bag based upon your specific individualized nutrient deficiencies found in your laboratory results. This will result in increased energy, mood, and deeper sleep.

Immune System IVs

These specific IV formulas are developed to strengthen your immune function and to aid your white blood cells in fighting off the flu, stomach flu, bronchitis, reactivated mononucleosis (aka – “Mono”), and other acute and chronic infections.

High dose IV Vitamin C is one example of an immune IV that helps many patients with chronic viral infections with great results.

Iron Replacement IVs

Iron IVs are useful in cases where you have low iron. The most common person who needs an iron IV are women with fatigue caused by heavy menstrual cycles, D&C procedures or miscarriages causing continuous low iron levels via blood loss during menstruation. Patients with Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis causing gastrointestinal bleeds and iron deficiency, anemia, and most all cases of iron deficiency anemia.

Mitochondrial Health IVs

IVs specifically formulated for increasing your energy at the cellular level. The mitochondria are the powerhouses of your cells. If you are chronically ill, fatigued, or run down from a recent illness, then your mitochondria need some support. Today mitochondria are under attack from infections, toxins in our environment, and poor dietary choices are causing their destruction. This can lead to chronic fatigue, early onset dementia, brain shrinkage, changes in mood, and decreased well being, which can be reversed and prevented if treated early.

All IV nutrients are from compounding pharmacies in the United States regulated by the FDA Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for IV Nutrient Therapy

How long is the treatment?

60-90 minutes depending upon the exact IV treatment.

How much does it cost?

IV Therapy is a specialty in medicine. The compounded medicines are costly as well. Thus, in a hospital setting IV Therapy can cost over $1,200 per IV treatment. We offer these treatments anywhere from $100 – $350+ per IV depending upon the exact treatment delivered. These are typically sold to you in a package of 4-8 treatments since that is the dosage where you will see results.

Please remember this is a specialized and individualized treatment targeted to your specific needs and health goals, and not something you can receive anywhere. IV Therapy at Apollo Health Clinic goes well above and beyond the generic IV Meyer’s Cocktail, but is a specific treatment targeted at the underlying cause of your health concerns to get you well and keep you well.

Short answer: IV Packages Range from $400 – $1,400 for 4 IV treatments.

Why Dr. Madeira for IV Therapy?

Short answer: His first hand experience, as a medical student since 2008, and patient since 2006.

Dr. Madeira has had advanced training in IV Nutrient Therapy recognized by the WA State Department of Health in 2011 at Bastyr University by Dr. Paul Anderson, an expert in the Naturopathic Medicine community in treating Chronic Disease and Cancer with IV Therapy. Dr. Madeira also shadowed Dr. Anderson in 2012 for 1 year, learning some of his unique specialized IV Therapy approaches to Chronic Diseases. He has been working with IV Therapy even prior to this training as early as 2008, and has been Medical Director of IV Therapy Departments at multiple clinics in King County prior to opening Apollo Health Clinic.

Dr. Madeira has also received many IV Therapy treatments as a patient since 2006. It’s rare to find a physician who has experienced IV Therapy as a patient, and also knows how to treat chronic diseases after recovering from one himself.


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