Selenium IV Therapy Drip
Selenium is a powerful and essential mineral that plays a major role in performing several important processes in the body. The body cannot produce Selenium on its own, however, making its supplementation particularly important for individuals who wish to achieve optimal health.
What Is Selenium & What Does It Do?
Selenium is a mineral you commonly absorb through nutrients in a healthy diet. It is not present in the body but is a vital trace element for healthy thyroid gland function.
Most soil in the US is naturally selenium-rich, and, as a result, a serious deficiency is not common in the population. However, if you cannot absorb selenium, it will significantly affect the health of your thyroid. This is why many people with thyroid deficiency choose to take IV Selenium along with their prescribed medicines.
Selenium is a powerful and essential mineral that plays a major role in performing several important processes in the body. The body cannot produce Selenium on its own, making its supplementation particularly important for individuals who wish to achieve optimal health.
The intravenous administration of this mineral via our Selenium IV is highly recommended for several reasons. Selenium regulates important metabolic functions and is capable of fighting oxidative damage caused by free radicals. It can lower individual susceptibility to illness and is also indicated to support vital bodily functions.
HOW DOES THE INFUSION WORK?
The intravenous administration of Selenium can destroy free radicals and protect the body and skin against oxidative stress. This forestalls premature aging and lessens the likelihood of certain age-related conditions from developing. Selenium also has the potential to protect healthy cells against DNA damage and may help to lower specific markers of inflammation in the body.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
Slows the progression of age-related skin and body concerns
Minimizes oxidative damage
Schedule a Selenium IV Drip
A medical doctor or nurse practitioner will conduct a full review of your medical history and advise you regarding your suitability for Selenium IV treatments at Sponaugle Wellness.
To learn more about Selenium IV therapy and schedule a treatment, please call Sponaugle Wellness at 1-877-737-1959 or submit your information on the Contact Page, and a patient care coordinator will reach out to you directly within 24 business hours.
Selenium is a mineral and naturally occurring trace element in the soil, water and some foods. Selenium is also an antioxidant and helps protect cells from damage caused by oxidative stress.
Selenium is critical for many important bodily functions, including metabolism and the immune system. Your body cannot synthesize selenium, so you need to get adequate amounts from your diet and/or supplements.
IV infusion is an ideal way of getting selenium and other nutrients because it skips the digestive tract and is directly absorbed in the bloodstream. Some of our treatments already include selenium. If you have questions or would like to request a custom formulation, please contact us, or stop by.
Selenium and brain health
Selenium is essential for proper brain function. It is also involved in central nervous system function (for things like muscle movement and coordination). Selenium is used to produce unique types of proteins (called selenoproteins) which are used by neurons and other brain cells to send signals.
How your skin benefits from selenium
Selenium benefits your skin by preventing free radicals and other harmful compounds from damaging skin cells (which leads to wrinkles, dullness and other signs of aging). Selenium also helps protect skin cells from damage caused by UV rays and fights inflammation.
Selenium and hair: a delicate balance
Selenium is necessary for new hair growth, but too much selenium can lead to problems like hair loss or brittle hair that breaks easily. Most healthy adults only need about 55 micrograms of selenium per day, and 400 micrograms is the recommended upper limit.
Selenium promotes healthy hair by neutralizing free radicals that can weaken hair follicles. Selenium is also crucial for proper thyroid function, and your thyroid regulates the hormones that control hair growth.
How selenium affects thyroid function
In adults, the most selenium per gram of living tissue is found in the thyroid. Your thyroid needs selenium for thyroid hormones to be metabolized effectively. When selenium levels are too low, fewer thyroid hormones are synthesized, which upsets endocrine system balance.
Several thyroid problems are associated with selenium deficiency, including goiter (enlarged thyroid), hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid), cancer, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, and Graves’ disease.
You do a lot for your health. Get the most out of your efforts with IV vitamin infusions.
Selenium for your liver
Selenium supports good liver health by preserving glutathione levels (glutathione is a powerful antioxidant that detoxifies liver enzymes and promotes healing of liver cells).
Selenium is also an important nutrient if liver cancer runs in your family, or if you have been diagnosed with hepatitis. Some studies have found that supplemental selenium reduces rates of liver cancer diagnosis among patients with viral hepatitis.
Selenium is good for your eyes
Getting enough selenium on a regular basis helps prevent cataracts from forming. Along with zinc, selenium helps maintain low intraocular pressure, which in turn helps prevent glaucoma.
Oxidative stress contributes to many different eye problems. Antioxidants like selenium protect against cell damage to keep your eyes healthy.
Selenium and weight loss
Because selenium is so vital for proper thyroid function, it’s also tied to weight gain and loss. A healthy thyroid regulates weight management by secreting hormones that control how fat, carbs, and protein are regulated.
If poor thyroid function caused by selenium deficiency causes weight gain, getting back to healthy selenium levels can help with losing the weight.
What are the symptoms of selenium deficiency?
Selenium deficiency is rare in the United States. You only need a small amount of selenium each day (generally 55 micrograms for most adults, and no more than 400 micrograms).
Certain factors put you at a higher risk of selenium deficiency, including:
Gastric bypass surgery
Digestive disorders such as Crohn’s
Eating only local foods if you live in a region with insufficient selenium levels in the soil
Symptoms of selenium deficiency include:
While selenium supplements have not been shown to prevent cancer risk, low selenium levels have been associated with an increased risk of several types of cancer: colon, rectum, prostate, lung, bladder, skin, esophagus, and stomach.
Selenium levels decrease with age, and studies are underway to determine whether low selenium levels in older adults are associated with a decline in cognitive function.
Common Selenium Deficiencies Causes:
- Crohn’s disease
- Digestive or intestinal absorption issues.
- Kidney Dialysis Patients
- Gastric Bypass Patients
- Living in an area with selenium-deficient soil.
- Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
Common Selenium Deficiency Effects:
(Many of these overlap with hypothyroidism.)
- Weight Gain
- Hair Loss and Weak Nails
- Poor Immune System / Becoming sick more frequently.
- Reduced cognitive function / Lack of concentration
- Garlic smelling breathe.
The thyroid gland is a small butterfly-shaped gland in the neck, in front of the trachea (windpipe). One of its primary functions is to take iodine from the bowel to create hormones that help regulate the body’s metabolism (the process that turns food into energy). These hormones are called triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4).
When the thyroid does not produce enough of these hormones, many of the body’s functions will slow down. This is known as an underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism).
Selenium Dysfunction and the Thyroid
Selenium is a trace element with many vital human body functions. The thyroid contains the highest concentration of selenium of all the organs in the body.
Selenium is required by one of the enzymes that activate thyroid hormones.
(converting it from T4 to T3).
Levothyroxine (Synthroid) is the most common medication used to treat hypothyroidism. However, Levothyroxine needs to have one of its four iodine atoms removed so that it can transform into the active thyroid hormone, T3. The enzyme that performs this crucial step is called 5′ deiodinase.
Commonly, many patients receive increasing doses of Levothyroxine due to inadequate levels of selenium, which is required by 5″ deiodinase to perform its function of activating the thyroid hormone.
In 2015, Dr. Sponaugle made great advances in the clinic’s neurological protocol for “waking up” the neurotoxic brain of Lyme Disease patients. This has enabled the majority of his patients to begin destroying Biofilm within two to three weeks after starting treatment*.
Why Do We Care About Biofilm?
Clinical research at Sponaugle Wellness Institute has proven the quantity and consistency of Biofilm determine a multitude of outcomes.
We believe two things cause chronic Lyme disease:
- Suppressed Immune System
- Biofilm Formation
Biofilm would not exist if the patient were not already immunocompromised. This is why antibiotics do not work if you do not address the biofilm first.
Biofilm causes the “waxing and waning” – or feeling better temporarily after receiving antibiotic therapy – that many chronic Lyme disease patients experience during the rollercoaster of long-term IV antibiotics.
These patients feel better temporarily after antibiotics effectively kill spirochetes in the free-floating bloodstream, where many Lyme disease symptoms originate. The problem is that antibiotic therapy does not kill the spirochetes located inside the Biofilm formations that are floating through the bloodstream.
Several months later, the Biofilm-ridden spirochetes have produced enough offspring to reach a new critical mass effect, and they begin busting through the Biofilm.
These spirochetes travel through the free-floating bloodstream, where they attack joints and multiple other organs, most concerning of which is the brain. For this reason, it is important to eradicate Biofilm formations in Lyme disease patients.
Should Antibiotics Be Used For Tickborne Disease ?
As my research at Sponaugle Wellness has shown, there is a place for the use of IV antibiotics in chronic Lyme patients once the body's immune function and natural killer power has been optimized.
When supplementing a healthy immune system, antibiotic therapy will provide a more “desired kill” of Borrelia spirochetes, and get patients home faster. It should be noted that withholding antibiotic therapy in Neurological Lyme Disease patients demonstrates a lack of judgment.
Biofilm Causes Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
While antibiotics can be very effective for killing Lyme Disease spirochetes and other bacteria in the “free-floating” bloodstream, antibiotics do not effectively penetrate the four-layer outer wall of Biofilm formations.
However, a small amount of antibiotics do get inside the Biofilm, but just enough to cause antibiotic resistance in Biofilm-protected bacteria.
Validating this concept are recent studies from the Center for Biofilm Engineering at Montana State University (MSU). The center’s research has proven that antibiotics do not effectively penetrate the protective Biofilm produced by Lyme disease spirochetes and other tick-borne microorganisms.
In fact, microbiologists at MSU have stated, “Antibiotic therapy not only fails to produce a bactericidal-kill in Biofilm-protected organisms, but antibiotic therapy given before Biofilm has been adequately dissolved also induces bacterial mutations, creating even more resistant phenotypes.”
According to the American Association of Quantum Medicine (AAQM), the more we use antibiotics to treat Biofilm-producing microorganisms, the stronger and more resistant they become. Furthermore, AAQM suggests that Biofilm-producing, drug-resistant microorganisms can only be conquered by enhancing the killing power of the immune system.
For this reason, the Sponaugle Wellness Team has spent years designing and improving Integrative Lyme Disease Treatment, which enhances immune function, even in the most immunocompromised Lyme disease patients.
As a result, our patients have no difficulty destroying Biofilm.
In addition to destroying Biofilm, we also optimize brain function, which subsequently optimizes the immune function, as the brain ultimately modulates and activates an immune function.
Case Study: Excess Antibiotics for Chronic Lyme Disease
Patient: Carol from New Jersey
Background: Prior to finding Sponaugle Wellness Institute, Carol was treated for six years by the best and brightest LLMDs in New Jersey and New York. Over that six-year period, she was prescribed multiple antibiotics. Most significant is the fact that she was prescribed four grams a day of IV Rocephin for a total of three years. Unfortunately, the Rocephin was ineffective in killing the massive Bartonella infection seen within biofilm formation* on her blood smear.
Diagnoses: Lyme Disease, Bartonella, Mold Toxicity, Industrial Toxins
Symptoms: Chronic Fatigue (Bedridden), Brain Fog, Anxiety, Insomnia, Depression, Malnutrition
Teaching Point: Carol was the first patient in which Dr. Sponaugle was able to determine that Mold Toxins and Industrial Toxins are sequestered in Biofilm formations. Excessive antibiotics are not effective for Lyme Disease patients who have biofilm saturated with lipophilic Mold and Industrial Toxins that suppress the immune system and natural kill power of the body to fight off infection and disease.
The last three years of excessive antibiotic treatment rendered Carol essentially bedridden.
Carol’s story is a good case study for the concept that antibiotics are ineffective, if not worthless, in Lyme patients who have developed significant biofilm. Carol and her husband are one of the nicest couples I have met through 30 years of practicing medicine.
“Carol’s Lyme Disease Treatment made her worse than the Lyme Disease infection itself, much like my daughter, Alexa, who had the same experience in her treatment,” said Dr. Sponaugle. “Our Lyme disease treatment in 2012 was not nearly as advanced as it is in 2016, and I credit Carol’s amazing transformation – in just three months* – to the fact that she is truly a Christian woman who sincerely prayed for, and believed in her recovery.”
“Because Carol’s husband was a brilliant mathematician, he wanted, like me, to prove or disprove concepts with numerical data, not guesswork,” said Dr. Sponaugle. “Therefore he allowed me to perform testing precisely before and immediately after we used our “biofilm-busting” IV Infusions.”
“To prove many of my theories through clinical research, we have had to eliminate variables, perform biomarker testing with precise before-and-after time frames, and use deductive reasoning. Patients remain the best teachers if we pay attention,” Dr. Sponaugle said.
“Over that six-year period, she was prescribed multiple antibiotics. Most significant is the fact that she was prescribed four grams of IV Rocephin daily for three years. Unfortunately, the Rocephin was ineffective in killing the massive Bartonella infection.”