Are Beauty IVs for You?

From the Show: Naturally Savvy
Summary: The latest in holistic medicine: improve your skin health with a simple 1-3 minute IV injection.
Air Date: 6/10/15
Duration: 10
Host: Andrea Donsky, RHN and Lisa Davis, MPH
Guest Bio: Craig Koniver, MD
Craig-KoniverCraig Koniver, MD, opened Primary Plus Organic Medicine, LLC in June 2006. He is a Board Certified Family Medicine Physician who has extensive experience and interest in the field of natural and organic medicine. Dr. Koniver brings his vast medical knowledge and experience with organic medicine into every patient encounter. He enjoys getting to know his patients, and developing relationships with his patients is a top priority.

Dr. Koniver completed his undergraduate degree at Brown University and received his Medical Doctorate from Jefferson Medical College. He completed an Internship in Family Medicine in Newport News, VA, before becoming the assistant medical director of a large Urgent Care facility in Yuma, AZ. While in Arizona, Dr. Koniver also served as Medical Director of a Physical Therapy office.

After leaving Arizona, Dr. Koniver moved with to Charleston, SC, where he completed his Family Medicine residency at the MUSC/Trident Hospital program.
Are Beauty IVs for You?
When you think of getting an IV, it's typically viewed as a negative thing.

You might picture someone in a hospital bed, hooked up to any number of IV drips: pain medication, fluids, antibiotics.

Craig Koniver, MD, is changing the face of what IVs can do for you with his practice, Primary Plus Organic Medicine and his other company, FastVitamin IV.

Dr. Koniver is a huge proponent of focusing on the holistic side of health.

He educates his clients and patients on nutrition, exercise, and supplements, as well as what toxicity can do to your body.

The nutritional IVs he has designed contain vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. Each injection only takes 1-3 minutes. The faster you can get them into the bloodstream, the more effective they'll be. They're also incredibly effective, because they bypass the GI system. 

The IVs can help with athletic performance, overall health, and even skin health.

Your skin is you largest organ. When you apply remedies topically, you can't reach all of the skin. Dr. Koniver states that the IVs are not a stand-alone therapy, to be sure; but they augment and optimize your beauty regimen.

The skin IV formulas contain proline (an essential amino acid), zinc, biotin, magnesium, and B vitamins. 

What are the results?

Patients see improvements in complexion, texture (smoother), and elasticity, as well as a general youthful glow and just feeling better overall. 

Listen in as Dr. Koniver joins Andrea and Lisa to share more about what beauty IVs are, how they work, and why they might be beneficial to your daily skin regimen.