What Is Methylene Blue?
Methylene Blue is a salt that is sometimes used as a thiazine dye and is also used as a medication to treat methemoglobinemia. In the past it has been used for as an antidote for cyanide poisoning and treating urinary tract infections. One of the first therapeutic uses of Methylene Blue was as an Antimalarial agent in the late 1800s. Since then it has been replaced by synthetic derivatives like Chloroquine. Until recently while being reinvestigated as an Antimalarial treatment. A study found that Methylene Blue is a low-micromolar inhibitor of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein and ACE2 interaction. It has a broad spectrum virucidal activity that has been used to inactivate viruses in blood products before transfusing them to people.
It also acts like an antioxidant helping improve mitochondrial efficiency and respiration. Methylene Blue can help improve memory by increasing brain cell respiration, which is how a brain cell utilizes oxygen. It also helps increase ATP production to provide cellular energy which is essential for overall brain function. This additionally helps improve things like cognition, mood, and memory. It also possesses anti-aging properties like helping reverse premature cell aging and slowing down our skin’s aging process. It’s easy to see how Methylene Blue has the ability to enhance our everyday life by helping improve our overall health and wellness. It’s also helping us with very important things like the fight against the many mutations of COVID-19 virus and the fight against treatment resistant strains of Malaria.
What Are The Benefits Of Methylene Blue Therapy?
There are many health and wellness benefits from the use of Methylene Blue Therapy. Low doses Methylene Blue can help protect the brain from diseases by donating electrons to mitochondria which increases Adenosine Triphosphate Production. Our bodies need ATP for energy, without it our physical and mental health will decline. Methylene Blue Therapy can help stimulate glucose metabolism as well as help increase NAD+ production by mitochondria and help improve mitochondrial respiration. It can also help with hypotension and heart problems brought on by septic shock where patients can have dangerously low blood pressure. Methylene Blue has quite a long antimicrobial history starting with the treatment of malaria in 1891.
Since then it has been used in the treatment of MRSA, Hepatitis C, HIV, and Candida fungal infections. Methylene Blue also has anti aging properties and can help with things like delaying cell death, building connective tissue, and boosting elastin and collagen production. It is also being used in current studies for the treatment of depression and bi polar disorder. It’s very easy to see the wide array of health and wellness benefits from Methylene Blue Therapy.
Methylene Blue Therapy Benefits
- Can help improve mitochondrial function
- Helps improve cognitive function and has neuroprotective properties
- It can also help with NAD+ production by mitochondria
- Helps improve ATP production and boost energy levels
- It can also help boost elastin and collagen production
- Helps stimulate glucose metabolism
- Can help treat patients with methemoglobinemia
- Helps treat antimicrobial infections and eliminate treatment resistant antimicrobials
- It can also help increase brain cell respiration helping improve mood, memory and overall brain function
- Helps protect the brain from free radicals and reduces oxidative stress
- Can help reduce social anxiety and improve sleep patterns
What Are The Side Effects From Methylene Blue?
At low doses Methylene Blue Therapy has been shown to be well tolerated and generally safe for most patients. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should avoid using Methylene Blue. Methylene Blue should not be taken without first consulting and be under the guidance of a Medical Practitioner. Some patients can have adverse reactions and G6PD deficient patients should never use Methylene Blue. Incorrect dosing can be dangerous and patients taking SSRI’s or MAOI’s should notify their Medical Practitioner before considering Methylene Blue Therapy. Some common side effects of Methylene Blue Therapy include abnormal stool or urine coloring.
Some of the less common side effects from Methylene Blue may include the following:
- Mild bladder irritation,
- Upset stomach
- Abdominal pain
- Upset stomach
- Increased sweating
- Frequent Urination
Uncommon side effects from higher doses of Methylene Blue may include chest pain and confusion.
Methylene Blue Therapy can be very beneficial to our overall health and wellness, it is well tolerated in controlled doses and has many applications. To find out if Methylene Blue is right for you, you should first contact your Medical Provider and talk about formulating a Methylene Blue Therapy plan. With the wide array of benefits Methylene Blue provides, it can help health patients improve cognitive function, mood, energy levels, sleep, immune function, elastin and collagen production. It can also help patients suffering from illness or disease to improve things like lowering blood pressure, fighting fatigue, fighting microbial infections, increasing glucose metabolism, reducing oxidative stress, and protection from free radicals.
It’s very easy to see how Methylene Blue Therapy can help you achieve your health and wellness goals. If you or someone you know is interested in Methylene Blue Therapy. Contact Wellness IV Infusion Therapy now! One of our Licensed Medical Service Providers will come out to you in the comfort and privacy of your home, office, hotel room, Airbnb, or Marine vessel. They can provide a consultation and formulate a Methylene Blue Therapy treatment plan tailored to meet your body’s specific needs! Wellness IV Infusion Therapy provides mobile service in our South Florida tri-county service areas of Miami Dade County, Broward County, and Palm Beach County.