Nutritional IV Specialist

Ali Ahmad, MD -  - Family Medicine

The Medical Dock

Ali Ahmad, MD

Family Medicine & Anti-Aging Specialist located in Huntington Beach, CA

Nutritional intravenous (IV) therapy is beneficial for restoring optimal nutrient levels and treating a wide range of disorders. Leading family medicine and anti-aging expert Ali Ahmad, MD, and the experienced medical team at The Medical Dock offers innovative nutritional IV therapy at the Huntington Beach, California, location. Click on the online scheduler to book your nutritional IV session or call either location directly.

Nutritional IV Q & A

What is a nutritional IV?

Nutritional intravenous (IV) therapy is a way to introduce essential vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients into your body. Because these vital nutrients are administered directly into your bloodstream, cells immediately have access to the nutrients they need to thrive and function.


There’s no waiting for digestive processes to take place, which decreases the risk of nutrients being destroyed or eliminated through waste.

In some cases, you may benefit from receiving certain vitamins and nutrients through intramuscular injections. These nutrition-rich shots also bypass digestive processes, so vitamins and minerals can quickly enter your bloodstream and start circulating through your body.

Why do I need a nutritional IV?

Nutritional IV therapy, as well as intramuscular injections, at The Medical Dock is beneficial for improving your overall health and well-being. These therapeutic treatments can improve symptoms and issues related to:

  • Seasonal colds and flu
  • Heart disease
  • Sports recovery
  • Fibromyalgia  
  • Dehydration
  • Hepatitis
  • Cancer

At The Medical Dock, Dr. Ahmad proudly offers the Myer’s cocktail, high-dose vitamin C and B-12, amino acid formularies, and more. These treatments are particularly beneficial if you have a digestive disorder, like Crohn’s disease, that affects nutrient absorption.

Nutritional IV and vitamin shots — especially vitamin B-12 injections — are also a common component of weight loss programs at the clinic. In any case, Dr. Ahmad personalizes your nutritional IV and intramuscular injection treatment to your health and any specific concerns you may have.

Is there any downtime after a nutritional IV?

No, you won’t have any downtime after your nutritional IV session at The Medical Dock. Most IV infusion sessions take about 20-30 minutes, so you can even schedule a visit during your lunch break. Or if you need vitamin or nutrient shots, you can be in and out in just a few minutes.

While there’s no downtime after a nutritional IV or shots, you might be a little sore, or experience slight bruising, around the needle injection site. These side effects are minor and resolve quickly.

Book your nutritional IV session at The Medical Dock today by clicking on the online booking feature. You can also call your nearest office to book a nutritional IV appointment.

Individual results may vary.