Ascertain the de-addicting effects of continuous parenteral injection of specific micronutrients that have demonstrated de-addicting effects for addictive behaviors or chemical dependencies. Substances to be investigated include 5HTP, Theanine, Ascorbic acid, Meyer’s Cocktail, NAC / Glutathione, and NAD. A unique feature of this investigation is that it is the first to administer these substances using a series of pre-filled, disposable elastomeric continuous parenteral pumps that safely clip into a patient’s IV line.
Short-term high-rate use of IV micronutrients (eg. IV megadosing of vitamin C, such as 50 grams over 2 hours) and long-term use of IV feeding (eg. 2 liters/day of normal nutrition) are commonplace. This study is the first ever to investigate a hybrid case of these two parenteral nutritional approach: the long-term use of intravenous vitamin C (50 grams/day, for a whole week), for the purpose of establishing acceptable limits and the monitoring biophysical responses.