3 Ways IV Therapy Can Help with Cognitive Decline

By Phillip C. Hinkel, MSN, RN – March 14, 2021

Cognitive decline can be irritating (forgetting where you put your car keys or blanking on an acquaintance’s name), but it can also be frightening as chronic memory loss can be a precursor to dementia.

There’s also the type of decline associated with medical conditions, such as the toll that chronic fatigue can take on brain functions, including concentration and focus. If you’ve been struggling with a noticeable drop in cognitive performance, you may find much-needed relief in the form of IV therapy.

IV therapy is an innovative treatment method that isn’t limited to a doctor’s office or hospital; mobile IV companies deliver their services to you at your home or office. During treatment, health professionals infuse high-quality vitamins and minerals into your bloodstream for a fast-acting effect while you rest comfortably. 

Here are a few of the ways IV therapy can help with chronic fatigue and cognitive decline:


NAD+ IV therapy can be valuable in slowing the effects of aging, including cognitive decline. NAD is short for nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide. It’s a coenzyme naturally produced by our bodies to fuel and repair cells, so they’re healthy and strong. That means it plays a role in several biological functions, such as the sleep/wake cycle, stress response, and stem cell production that aids the body in maintaining its nerves, tissues, and bones.

The problem is, our bodies produce less NAD as we get older. That makes us more susceptible to the signs of aging. NAD+ IV therapy plays a vital role in supplementing those lower levels of naturally produced NAD+ and boosting our cellular health. This can help slow down the age-related issues affecting your brain, which may result in an enhanced feeling of mental clarity with sharper focus and improved memory and concentration. NAD+ can be particularly beneficial for older adults whose NAD levels are declining, but some middle-aged people also rely on NAD+ IV therapy. An experienced IV provider can help you decide if NAD+ is a good option for you.

B12 Boost 

An IV can deliver a variety of vitamins to replenish your body. An important one is vitamin B12, also called cobalamin. This vitamin is important for cellular metabolism, and studies indicate its presence in the body may influence cognitive function. Memory loss can be a symptom of vitamin B12 deficiency. An IV therapy focused on vitamin B12 can help people who may not get enough of this vitamin in their daily diet and have a deficiency.

Increased Energy

You’re probably familiar with the feeling of brain fog that occurs when you’re feeling exhausted and running on empty. It’s hard to think clearly when you are overly tired. IV therapy can be essential for anyone suffering from chronic fatigue.

In many cases, a good night’s rest cannot cure extreme fatigue. There could be underlying issues causing the problem, whether it’s chronic pain that keeps you up at night, insomnia stemming from mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression, or chronic fatigue syndrome, also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis. That’s when IV therapy can provide a necessary infusion of energy to counteract the fatigue.

One of the best IVs for fatigue is the Myers’ Cocktail. Named after the doctor who developed it, this IV is formulated with a specific blend of vitamins and minerals to re-energize the mind and body. It includes vitamin B12, as well as B complex and vitamin C. It also contains the antioxidant glutathione, which can help with mental clarity as well as energy. The other main ingredient of a Myers’ Cocktail is magnesium. This mineral is associated with healthy brain function. This IV is reinvigorating, and some people report feeling an immediate lift in their energy after an infusion.

 IV therapy can be a valuable tool for anyone hoping to slow cognitive decline. Some patients incorporate this therapy into an overall wellness regimen in the hopes of preventing any loss of brain function while maintaining optimal cognitive abilities. 

An experienced IV therapy provider can be your partner in taking care of your brain health. You can get recommendations for IVs depending on your specific health goals and even customize the ingredients if needed. IV therapy is also a good option if you have older parents who are striving to manage their cognitive function as they age. If you’re looking to strengthen your brain health, consider IV therapy today.


Phillip C. Hinkel, MSN, RN was born and raised in Southern California. He and his family moved to Arizona in 1995 and they have happily called this their home ever since. Phil is a U.S. Army Combat Veteran and was stationed at Ft. Bragg, NC where he proudly served on the 274th Forward Surgical Team (ABN). After September 11, 2001, the team was deployed as part of the expeditionary force into Afghanistan in support of Task Force Dagger. Phil’s professional background includes Pre-Hospital Trauma, Surgical and Trauma Critical Care, Interventional Radiology, Cardiac Cath Lab, Hospital Supervisor, Nurse Manager and Nursing Service Chief. Phil has been happily married for 25 years and has 3 beautiful children. Phil loves the ocean and enjoys spending time with friends and family.


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