IV Nutrient Therapy San Diego

IV Nutrient Therapy is the process of giving concentrated levels of vital nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants and amino acids directly into the bloodstream through an IV. IV therapy can achieve high nutrient concentration levels in the blood that are not attainable with oral supplements. In order to create a high blood concentration to receive therapeutic effects, nutrients must to be adequately absorbed and delivered to the cell. Even with the highest quality oral supplements and food, there can be issues that prevent absorption and use of nutrients. With certain nutrients, IV therapy provides up to 10 times the absorption of oral supplementation.

When our bodies are taxed mentally and/or physically, by an intense workout, a challenging workday, or a stressful life event, we require higher levels of nutrients to repair tissue damage, maintain mental focus, and restore energy.

Food Sensitivity Testing & Allergy Testing

Food sensitivities are different from food allergies in the reaction that they create in the body. Many doctors test only immediate food allergies, such as peanuts, that cause an immediate, anaphylactic reaction, but this does not give information about how repeated exposure to certain foods over a longer term can impact health.

Patients with food sensitivities experience a variety of symptoms, including diarrhea, constipation, gas, bloating, fatigue, anxiety, poor concentration, and low mood. By testing for food sensitivities, we take guesswork out of the equation so that you have a clear sense of which foods to include and avoid in your diet, and put a plan in place for symptom relief in both the short and long term. If you’re interesting in learning more about the Spark approach to personalized medicine, visit our website at mysparkhealth.com, or give us a call at 858.228.4188.

Vitamin Injections – B12 Shots San Diego

Vitamin Injections – B12 Shots San Diego

Spark’s Vitamin Injection Bar offers an extensive menu of 16 proprietary, results driven injections that deliver optimal levels of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids directly into the body’s circulation. In our busy world, shots are a quick and convenient way to help you manage your health by increasing energy, reducing stress, and preventing illness. Our natural shots are ideal for when you need a boost in mental and physical performance. You can stop by for your injection any time during clinic hours without an appointment.


Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 is essential for the production and generation of blood cells and helps maintain a healthy nervous system. Vitamin B12 naturally gives you increased energy, mental clarity, reduced stress or irritability.

Vitamin B6

Water retention, moodiness, dry skin, anemia, and hormonal imbalances are all the problems that can be related B6 vitamin deficiency.  Vitamin B6 assists enzyme reactions in protein and red blood cell metabolism, increases immune system, energy and mental focus and memory.

Ways To Boost Your Energy Every Day

The afternoon approaches and you find yourself low on energy. As usual, most automatically go right for the coffee or a energy drink. Rather than putting a bandaid on your persistent fatigue, let’s look at ways to boost your energy.

Food is fuel, and the correct food is medicine. Incorporating healthy foods and simple steps into your daily routine, will fill your energy reserves and you’ll feel balanced with natural energy.


1. Eat a balanced diet.

Avoid sugar and processed foods, think the more natural the better.  Fill your diet with proteins, whole grains, and vegetables, rather than easy to grab processed foods.  If you have questions on what foods to eat, stop in today for our Food Sensitivity Lab Test.  Learn all the foods you are allergic to and your reactivity to each one.

By having a balanced diet, your body will slowly break down the food, supplying a consistent dose of energy throughout the day.


2. Drink plenty of water.

Many who complain of exhaustion or fatigue find themselves not drinking enough water.  Headaches can also be caused by this.  For optimal health, women are recommended to drink a minimum of 8 cups of water a day, while men will need more, about 12.  For exact amounts ask your Naturopathic doctor today.  If you are exercising or live in warm climate, you will need to consume more water.


3. Try healing herbs.

There are a number of herbs that may positively increase energy levels, including Siberian ginseng and Ashwagandha.


4. Exercise regularly.

If you find yourself skipping your evening workouts, try to reprogram your body to do this first thing in the am.  You will leave with more energy and increased mental focus.


5. Eat small, frequent meals.

To maintain energy levels you will need to eat frequently throughout the day.  Small meals with snacks in between will maintain your energy.  Frequent meals will maintain metabolism.


6. Sunlight is good.

Time in the sunlight will adjust your mood and allow the body to produce Vitamin D.


7. Take a nap.

As we become adults we forget to nap, or simply say we don’t have time.  Napping research shows to improve memory, boost energy, and increase alertness.  A nap of 15-30 minutes will show increased well-being.


8. Take deep breathes.

Take deep breathes throughout the day.  Release tension and stress, but also increase energy with oxygen.


9. Consult your doctor.

If you want internal answers to your body, contact us today for lab testing, food sensitivity testing, hormone testing, and dietary support.


The Spark Health Team – 858-228-4188

High Dose Vitamin C IV Nutrient Therapy

What Is IV Nutrient Treatment?

IV Nutrient Therapy is the process of giving concentrated levels of vital nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants and amino acids directly into the bloodstream through an IV.

At Spark Health we believe that Vitamin C has a powerful role in the prevention and treatment of many diseases.  IV Nutrient Therapy (IVNT) treatments can achieve high nutrient concentration levels in the blood not obtainable with oral (pills or liquid) or intramuscular treatments (shots).

Vitamin C Facts:1-1-vitamin-c-spark-health

  • Is required for your body to make serotonin and neurotransmitters
  • Supports the immune system
  • Is anti-inflammatory and a antioxidant
  • Helps in some neurological diseases


Important Facts about  Vitamin C:

  • Intravenous vitamin therapy bypasses the stomach and intestines.  Many patients cannot tolerate oral high doses of certain vitamins and minerals because these upset their stomachs.
  • Can support cancer treatment to improve quality of life as well as slow cancer progression.
  • This treatment can also be used for chronic infection, fatigue, and lyme disease treatment.


What conditions can high doses of Vitamin C help to treat:

  • Cold and Flu – shortens duration and severity of illness
  • Depression – raises neurotransmitter levels
  • Fatigue – boosts energy and revitalizes
  • Allergies – antihistamine properties
  • Certain neurological conditions
  • Healing of Wounds – speeds healing on wounds or surgery


B12 Shots San Diego

Deliver optimal levels of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids directly into the body’s circulation.  Stop in today to our Solana Beach Clinic and ask for our B-Well™ Vitamin Injection, no appointment needed.  


What is vitamin B12?

Vitamin B-12 is a water based soluble that helps keep your nerves and red blood cells healthy.  This vitamin is essential for healthy hair, skin, and nails.  It aids in cell reproduction and constant renewal of skin as well as protects against heart disease by improving cholesterol levels.  It is more effective when taken at regular intervals.  Unlike many other vitamins, B12 is not excreted quickly in the urine.


Benefits of vitamin B12?

B12 helps with the production of red blood cells and enhances your immune system. It will help increase energy, mental clarity and metabolism. These vitamins assist the body in making neurotransmitters that are essential for brain development and function.  B12 is easily absorbed by the body and then utilized in the formation of red blood cells, as well as aiding in the maintenance of a healthy nervous and cardiovascular system.

Do you need a B12 Well shot?  If you answer ‘yes’ to any of the below, then most likely you do.

• Feeling stressed out?

• Feeling fatigued and on the verge of being sick?  Fatigue can occur for many reasons, lack of sleep, poor nutrition, use of stimulants/caffeine, and prolonged stress.

• Need a boost of energy & help with your metabolism?

• Do you have brain fog?

• Having a hard time sleeping?  Our patients have reported better sleep after receiving our B-Well Shot.

• Are you experiencing depression?  Research shows that clients who supplement with B12 vitamin shots report less depression.  B12 helps play a role in the manufacture of brain chemicals.  Other people with depression have low plasma levels of cobalt, a mineral that forms from the center of the B12 molecule.


How often can I get a vitamin shot?

Most patients typically get a vitamin shot once per week. If you are feeling tired or ill you will benefit from getting more than one injection per week.


Why is it better to receive an injection vs. taking an oral supplement?

The stomach acids that aid in the natural digestion of food will break down the oral supplement in your stomach, and only allow the body to absorb a small amount of the actual vitamins. Vitamin injections (IMs) and IVs provide a direct method of supplying the body with nutrients. Vitamin injections also provide the patient with a 100% absorption of the nutrients which allow the patient’s body to utilize more of the desired nutrients and aid in the overall performance and function of their body.


How long does a vitamin injection last in the body?

Vitamin injections are eliminated through the urine, typically between 24 and 72 hours depending on how active a person is and the amount of fluids they take in. Due to the rapid rate with which the body processes vitamins, frequent supplementation is needed to address deficiencies and gain maximum benefits. We recommend an injection once per week to prevent illness or fatigue, but it can be done daily if needed.


Does it hurt?

Vitamin shots are relatively painless.   Some feel a little pinch, and most do not feel the needle at all. Because of our nurses’ expertise and the technique, we use at Spark Health, our patients report that they didn’t feel anything and that it was virtually painless.


Where is the shot administered?

The most common locations are administered in your buttock / glute muscle.



When you want to stay away from all illnesses and avoid getting sick, you must have a strong immune system.  In order for you to have a strong, healthy immune system, you must eat healthy, take vitamins, and be active. Still, It can be very difficult with busy schedules to find foods that contain the level of vitamins/nutrients that are needed to help you remain healthy and have enough daily energy. Vitamin shots are an easy and effective way to receive all the essential vitamins your body needs.

Welcome Dr. Lauren Mathewson

Dr. Lauren Mathewson, ND, received her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine with Honors in Research from the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Mathewson has extensive training in the areas of gastroenterology, women’s health, autoimmune disorders, clinical nutrition, and IV therapy.
Prior to attending medical school, Dr. Mathewson had a successful career in academic research science with extensive experience reviewing scientific literature and evaluating the clinical relevance of research studies. Dr. Mathewson’s science background, combined with her training in Naturopathic Medicine, allow her to provide her patients with the finest aspects of both conventional and integrative medicine.
We are thrilled to have her as part of our Spark Health team!

IV Nutrient Therapy

IV Nutrient Therapy (IVNT) is the process of giving concentrated levels of vital nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants and amino acids directly into the bloodstream through an IV. IVNT treatments can achieve high nutrient concentration levels in the blood not obtainable with oral supplements because they are immediately absorbed and delivered to the cell. With certain nutrients, IV therapy provides up to 10 times the absorption of oral supplementation.

Have you experienced the how IV therapy can help you improve energy and focus, recover more rapidly from workouts and injuries, and support a strong immune system? Call the office to book your appointment, and receive $50 off your first IV.

National Heart Month: How healthy is your heart?

February is National Heart Month, and Spark offers some of the most comprehensive cardiovascular health lab tests available. Your Spark doctor can help prevent and treat heart disease by testing artery inflammation, extensive cholesterol profiles, genetic predisposition to cardiovascular disease, and heart muscle health.

We believe that knowledge is the key to disease prevention and optimal health, so give us a call to find out how you can take control of your heart health.

Our new mini IV bags!

Introducing our mini IV bags, our FAST BAG!   Quick drip time of 15-20 minutes. Choose from 4 IV nutrient formulas. 

Call Spark Health today to make your appointment, and replenish your nutrients for a healthier well-being.  Only $85! 858-228-4188.  www.mysparkhealth.com