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Vitamin C Supplements Improve Your Health

Many think the main benefit of supplemental Vitamin C supplements is to help ward off the common cold. But there are other more important benefits that are well-known and established.

Long-term studies and experience show Vitamin C supplements can have significant health advantages in an array of other areas.

The Guyer Institute and Synergy Spa offers select Vitamin C supplements in The Supplement Store (, counsels patients on their use, and for years has offered IV Vitamin C Therapy.

“We have provided this therapy to countless patients,” said Dale Guyer, M.D., founder and medical director of the Institute. “The number of ways this nutrient can protect and advance your health is rather amazing. I have seen it work time and again.”

IV Vitamin C Therapy, which can be done over a lunch break, for example, keeps disease-fighting tools primed and operating at high efficiency.

The calibrated mineral infusion we create for our patients is like a secret weapon. The relatively painless and no downtime IV treatment provides supplemental Vitamin C, which bypasses the digestive tract. The effects can take hold faster by achieving elevated levels in the blood.

The list of benefits from this potent antioxidant will surprise you, and help persuade you that supplemental Vitamin C at The Guyer Institute and Synergy Spa is smart, effective, and valuable.

They include these 10:

 •     Cardiovascular health advances

•     Enhancing some cancer drugs or reducing growth

•     Decreasing stroke risk

•     Promoting eye health

•     Skin and nail improvements

•     General immunity factors

•     Anti-aging effects

•     Helps regulates sugar levels in diabetics

•     Lower physical impact of stress

•     Aid in digestion and stomach pain

To achieve some of these benefits, Vitamin C oral supplements are often recommended at 500-1000 milligrams a day, and even higher for some patients. There are no scientifically reported side effects of taking supplemental Vitamin C.

Our expert team at The Guyer Institute and Synergy Spa carries the products we believe work best and most efficiently. We work with patients to find the right dosage for each individual patient.  

Dr. Guyer points out, though, that “Reaching ideal therapeutic levels through oral supplementation may take a long time.  In that context, IV Vitamin C Therapy can provide a much more helpful and accelerated cellular rejuvenation and response.”

Patients, of course, are encouraged to raise their Vitamin C intake in their diets, as well. The dilemma: most people don’t manage to achieve the amounts necessary to maximize potential health benefits.

Still, the following foods are always strongly advised to be part of your diet: broccoli, cabbage, peas, red peppers, brussel sprouts, kale, cauliflower, cantaloupe, and strawberries.

If you have certain medical conditions – and we will discuss them with you – strong supplemental Vitamin C may not be recommended.

There is just no disputing the concept that supplemental Vitamin C can be a godsend to your health, in oral form or IV Therapy.

At The Guyer Institute and Synergy Spa, we can get you started on the path to your best health ever, and Vitamin C supplements can be a crucial building block in that journey.

CoolSculpting® Can Make Your Spring Shine

Our CoolSculpting® skills and expertise just got stronger! One of our wonderful technicians at the Synergy Spa of The Guyer Institute has returned from Coolsculpting® University.

Grace McDonald has refined her ability to use this extraordinary fat targeting technology to help you look better, feel better, and fit perfectly in your new clothes.

“I am so excited,” Grace said. “I feel equipped to do these CoolSculpting® procedures more creatively, in just the right places at just the right time. I know patients – and their bodies – will respond positively and enthusiastically.”

Providers are not required to send their staff members to these expert training and education programs for CoolSculpting® – or any of the services we offer. The Synergy Spa of The Guyer Institute chooses to do that.

“It is a long tradition, said Denise Kaler, CEO of The Synergy Spa. “We are full believers in ongoing training in the latest techniques, as well as having and using the best equipment on the market for our patients.

Grace McDonald

“It is your body and your life. We want to be as prepared and knowledgeable as possible.”

Fat-freezing is not a fad; it is a fact. The FDA-cleared CoolSculpting® procedure we do can lead to an amazing 25% percent less fat on eight areas of the body where unwanted fat often occurs.

They include: your abdomen, thighs, arms, love handles, buttocks, even under your chin around your neck.

Men and women both can have CoolSculpting® done. It is effective and often exhilarating when patients see their improvements.

Here’s how it works: A CoolSculpting® practitioner uses an engineered device with vacuum technology to isolate the bulging. They then apply freezing effects.

Each treatment takes about an hour. There is no downtime afterward.

CoolSculpting® freezes the fat, and within one to three months the affected fat cells can be eliminated through the normal metabolic process.

You can certainly go through the procedure more than once. Our experts will discuss all the options with you.

CoolSculpting® at The Synergy Spa of The Guyer Institute does not hurt. There is some increased sensation to temperature. The sensation is a firm but mild pull and pressure: enough of a pull to ensure the selected tissue will be cooled efficiently.

Synergy Spa is a CoolSculpting® certified practice, utilize advanced training protocols to deliver the best possible results. You can see and measure the outcomes.

There is no accompanying dieting involved. The positive results of the procedure, however, typically encourage patients to exercise more and eat better. It is part of improving your overall health and wellness.

For a complimentary consultation, call 317-580-1SPA (1772). It’s time to do what you have long wanted to do in those tough spots. Let us help you!

An Exciting Addition To Skin Care – The Anti-Aging Facial

Our new Anti-Aging Facial helps you wage your own war on wrinkles, and maximize the youthfulness of your skin. The Synergy Spa of The Guyer Institute is your top destination for Anti-Aging Facials.

Our expertise, experience, savvy and collaborative effort to treat your skin with anti-aging facials means we have more satisfied clients.

The Anti-Aging Facial is a progressive skincare treatment. It slows the aging process, brightens skin, and reduces wrinkles.

At Synergy Spa, the treatment includes an enzyme peel, an ultrasound peel, extractions, and ultrasound skin-lifts to increase a visible result for smoother and tighter appearing skin.

Jelena Strauser, a licensed aesthetician, performs the procedure with advanced skills, great care, and fantastic focus. “We become partners in the effort to improve the condition and appearance of your skin,” Jelena says.

“It is wonderful to see so many clients more radiant, and radiant about the results of the Anti-Aging Facial, too.”

This special treatment at Synergy Spa of The Guyer Institute costs $95,00, and takes about 60 minutes. It is ideal to get one monthly, but we recommend at least four times a year.

Anti-Aging Facials respond to your desire for younger-looking skin. They typically utilize vitamin-infused serums, collagen creams, and rejuvenating facial massage techniques.

They are an outstanding preventative measure in addressing the aging process, and are smart and effective options if you want to avoid surgery and take less invasive steps for your face.

At Synergy Spa of The Guyer Institute, Anti-Aging Facials are designed to rejuvenate skin through exfoliation, which involves clearing away dead, skin-dulling cells.

We also use high-end moisturizing creams, along with facial massage to improve circulation and muscle health. Together, they serve to smooth and elevate the skin’s texture.

Collagen gives skin its plump appearance – elastin helps it snap back quickly. As we age, our faces naturally get thinner and dryer, and the skin loses collagen. As well, sun exposure and consistent facial expressions can create lines and grooves.

Over time, it takes longer for healthy young cells to move to the top layer of the face. This is called cell turnover. The Anti-Aging Facial stimulates those cells, clears out the pathways for them to emerge, and brings better health to your skin.

Anti-Aging Facials at Synergy Spa of The Guyer Institute are especially valuable for women and men in their 40s on up. But it is wise to start in your twenties and thirties, because the skin is already maturing.

Our Anti-Aging Facials include skin analysis and a detailed review with Jelena of how you care, or don’t care properly for your skin.

For afterward and between these advanced Anti-Aging Facials, we carry IS Clinical skin health and treatment products to maintain your skin’s vitality. They include toners, serums, and protective creams.

Our team at Synergy Spa of The Guyer Institute also provides additional knowledge and specialized advice on routine home skin care.

Take care of your face, and look as youthful as you can with the Anti-Aging Facial. You and your face deserve it.








Improve Your Health – Hit The HIIT Workout Program

Our team here at The Guyer Institute and Synergy Spa seeks to help you achieve the wellness and look you want and need. But there is a special type of physical training called HIIT you could also try. 

HITT, which stands for high intensity interval training, can make a real difference in your ability to burn fat and calories. In turn, you will improve your heart health and overall endurance.

HITT takes less time with as much or more benefit than a typical steady hour of cardio.

With this program, for example, you could run hard for one minute, and walk for two or three. And keep doing those intervals for 15 or 20 minutes – or longer.

The faster, more taxing part of the HITT workout gets your body into an anaerobic zone. Anaerobic literally means “without oxygen.” The anaerobic energy system is what provides energy in all out efforts of up to 1 minute. 

For the first 10-15 seconds, the phosphate pool is used up. After that, glucose breakdown and lactic acid are involved naturally in the effort. That’s where the remarkable effects kick in.

HITT can be used in running, biking, swimming, squatting, leg pumps, Pilates, and so on. It’s the repetitive increase, then slowdown that does the trick. 

Many studies support the HITT approach as the best way to keep in shape and burn calories efficiently. Especially for  the everyday person who is pressed for time but also motivated to find her or his way toward better conditioning.

At the Guyer Institute and Synergy Spa, we make it our business to examine and counsel the whole you, and make you aware of the many ways you can stay on top of your health naturally. We want to help you reach satisfaction with the way you look and live.

Consider this insight on HITT from one of the authors of a study and article on intensity-interval training and article published in the journal, Cell Metabolism.

“Based on everything we know, there’s no substitute for these exercise programs when it comes to delaying the aging process,” said senior study author Sreekumaran Nair, a medical doctor and diabetes researcher at the Mayo Clinic.

”These things we are seeing cannot be done by any medicine.”

Not only do you burn more calories during a HIIT workout, but the  intense exertions serve to boost your body’s repair and recovery mechanisms dramatically. You can burn significantly more fat and calories in the 24 hours after a HIIT workout than a long, steady run.

HITT workouts usually do not involve strength training, but you could do that on a day off from the program. 

Another great advantage of HITT: it can be done almost anywhere and anytime.

Here at the Guyer Institute and Synergy Spa, we strongly recommend you look into high-intensity interval training workouts. They could make a world of difference for your health…before you know it!

Plant-Based Proteins Dramatically Improve Overall Health

The benefits and opportunities for plant-based proteins to help you stay healthy are ever-present. And it’s never too late to pick up the pace!

Plant-based proteins – vegetables, beans, nuts and more – have been shown to improve energy and lower the risk of heart disease. They can also elevate mood and reduce stress.

The list goes on. Plant-based proteins can ease the effects of rheumatoid arthritis, help you lose weight, lower cholesterol, and help fight off diabetes.

At The Supplement Store of the Synergy Spa of The Guyer Institute, we carry our proprietary product called SynerG PRO. It is a concentrated powder supplement that can quickly raise your intake of plant-based proteins.

Patients who use it  often comment they can’t believe how much better they feel within weeks.

The opportunities are there if you want to live longer, live healthier, look better, and feel better. At home, at work, and at play. Our team at The Guyer Institute and Synergy Spa works closely with you to reach for and achieve these improvements.

Some studies also show that that plant-based nutrition may lower the risk of breast cancer in women who began increasing their intake as teen-agers and young adults.

That is eye-opening news, indeed.

You don’t have to go vegan, but any move in that direction can be beneficial to your health.

Plant-based protein supplements at The Supplement Store mean changes in your diet, of course, but there are many choices so you can find what tastes good to you – and still has the desired results.

People who reside where plant-based proteins are more accepted and enjoy just live longer and with more fulfillment.

One study in the U.S. looked at a controlled corporate setting, an environment where people work hard, deal with stress, and are always busy.

In some important research, 10 corporate sites were selected from across the country – California to Georgia. A select group of employees put on a plant-based nutrition was carefully studied and compared with the control group participants who had no diet restrictions. How’d they do?

The results, according to “significant improvements in depression, anxiety, fatigue, emotional well-being, and daily functioning.”

One reason: plant-based proteins have more of the key amino acids that have been shown to reduce blood pressure and improve mental clarity.

The time is now to increase the amount of plant-based proteins you consume or take. There is no substitute…to advance your quality of life and sustain it.

The Vampire Facial® Can Be A Best Friend To Your Face

Rejuvenate your face with a Vampire Facial®. Sound too good to be true? Well, you can believe it.

The Vampire Facial® at the Synergy Spa of the Guyer Institute is non-surgical, with little downtime, and best of all: it helps restore the glow to your face.

Denise Kaler, the CEO of the Synergy Spa says, “I can’t believe how much more youthful my face looked after the Vampire Facial®. I felt radiant. It took around an hour to do my face, neck and décolletage. With the topical numbing that was applied prior to the treatment, there was minimal discomfort.”

The Vampire Facial® utilizes the amazing Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy, combined with micro-needling. This combination can help transform the health of your cells and the appearance of your skin.

The plasma therapy involves extracting a small amount of blood from the body, and then using an advanced centrifuge isolate the all-important platelets.


The Vampire Facial® not only helps reduce the effects of aging, but also can significantly improve facial health and improvement after sun damage or injury.

At the Synergy Spa of the Guyer Institute, our Vampire Facial® leader is Jelena Strauser, a certified medical aesthetician, who has 16 years of experience re-energizing the face.

“I get so much pleasure out of what I am able to achieve with the Vampire Facial®,” Jelena says. “It is wonderful to use science, medicine, and the body’s cellular chemistry. On top of that, my experience and precision-based skill to help our clients maximize the vibrancy of their faces.”

Jelena said she sees satisfied patients leave her room and walk out the door again and again, women and men both.

One client at the Synergy Spa of the Guyer Institute says she is a believer through and through. “I had micro-needling done in the past with a serum,” she said. “Then I went to the Institute.

“I now realize my body’s own strengths and healing powers – using PRP therapy – are by far the best way to help my face looks amazing!”

It’s recommended that patients who want the Vampire Facial® have the procedure done three times, 8-12 weeks apart. This maximizes the positive impact; however, just one single treatment can make a big difference!

 At Synergy Spa of The Guyer Institute, your face can glow again. Call us at 317-580-1SPA (1772) for a consultation to see how we can help you look your best.

Probiotic supplements for digestive health – effective as ever

Probiotic supplements have long offered gold standard benefits to improve and maintain the health of your GI tract.

We’re not talking about just tummy aches. We’re talking about disruptions in digestion that can take a heavy toll. Anyone with prolonged GI pain – set off by food, inflammation or other causes – knows how debilitating it can be.

At The Guyer Institute and Synergy Spa, we carry a wide range of probiotic supplements that have proven track records of success – many of our patients swear by them.

“Probiotic supplements are a godsend for so many,” said Dale Guyer, M.D., founder of The Guyer Institute and Synergy Spa. “However, many who need these supplements to treat their persistent symptoms and conditions have never tried them. It’s time they did.”

Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for your system.

Probiotic supplements are often called “helpful” bacteria, thanks to the effects they have on patients who take them.

The Supplement Store at The Guyer Institute and Synergy Spa is stocked with excellent probiotic supplement products.

We carry a proprietary probiotic. The product is a blend of 18 different strains of bacteria. It is an extremely potent probiotic, containing 600 billion bacteria per serving.

This probiotic supplement is available in capsule form, called Ultra Biotic, and in powder form, called EcoBiotic.

And the benefits of probiotics may go far beyond the gut and digestive system, and the pain and discomfort that accompanies that.

The products have been demonstrated to assist with:

  Skin Ailments – the right strains of probiotic can help with psoriasis, eczema, and rosacea.

  Immune Health – balancing bacteria can help fight off colds and flu

  Allergies – supplements can strengthen the intestinal wall and help keep pro-inflammatory compounds from entering the blood stream

  Mood Disorders – Depression, stress and anxiety may be eased with the addition of probiotic supplements.

In The Supplement Store of The Guyer Institute and Synergy Spa, we also carry several other highly successful probiotic supplements.

  Prescript-Assist Pro – A vegan and dairy-free broad-spectrum probiotic with 30 plus soil-based, pH-resistant micro flora

  Russian Choice Immune® Immunobiotic Regulator – These feature lactobacillus cell wall fragments, which can offer significant immune system supporting properties

  Saccharomyces Boulardi -This formulation includes a probiotic yeast that helps support immune function and balance gastrointestinal flora.

As always at The Guyer Institute and Synergy Spa, before beginning treatment we would review your health condition and concerns. Then, we carefully counsel patients on the best probiotic supplement to use, and in what amounts.

When these products work, they can be life-changing, you know it in your gut!

It’s Time Now To Turn Back The Clock With ALMI

A new and innovative procedure called ALMI can create a more youthful you. The results so far have been amazing. Dale Guyer, M.D. is the first to offer this revolutionary treatment in Indiana.

ALMI stands for “All Me,” and it is simple, painless, and effective. The years seem to vanish in the glow of this all-natural approach.

Before offering the non-surgical procedure at the Guyer Institute and Synergy Spa, Dr. Guyer was expertly trained to bring this extraordinary approach to our patients.

“I was very impressed with the depth of the training, and the medical thinking and careful planning put into ALMI,” Dr. Guyer said.

“I have seen a lot of rejuvenation procedures for the face, and this one is certainly worth the excitement. Patients are uniquely satisfied.”

The more technical name for ALMI is Autologous Lipocyte Micronized Injection. This pioneering technology uses Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) techniques.

The Guyer Institute has been treating patients with PRP for years. With ALMI, this therapy combines with micronized adipose tissue, stem cells, and stromal cells.

ALMI can help treat:

  • Fine lines and shallow look of skin
  • Wrinkles
  • Dark circles around the eyes
  • Sunken appearance under the eyes

ALMI applies your own tissues to restore volume, texture and tone to collagen-depleted skin on the face and on the hands, if needed.

The regenerative procedure is offered in an outpatient visit that takes about an hour, with minimal to no downtime.

At the Guyer Institute and Synergy Spa of The Guyer Institute, improvements to your look and your skin can usually be seen shortly after the procedure is done. They keep improving over a period of a few weeks.

Most patients are able to return to normal activities right after treatment.

By age 40, most people have up to 20% collagen loss, and by age 50 there can be 30% collagen loss.

In order to restore the skin and youthful appearance to a younger state, the volume and structure must be rebuilt. Using a combination of the body’s regenerative cells and fat tissue, ALMI offers complete rejuvenation and natural looking result. This, without going under the knife.

One ALMI patient said, “I had the privilege of doing the ALMI a few weeks ago, and I immediately loved my results. I have always tried to do little things to stay in front of the aging process.

I have had fillers before, but I noticed they started to wear off fairly quickly because they were synthetic.”

“When I heard about ALMI and using your own body as a filler, I was immediately sold.”

She continued: “The procedure itself was a breeze, very quick and painless. I would do it again tomorrow if I could! I am very happy with my results.”

ALMI appears to be one of the most promising anti-aging treatments in years. For more information and a complimentary consultation, call The Guyer Institute at 317-580-9355.

The best time to prioritize your heart health is: NOW

February is Heart Health Month. To help protect your well-being, some alarming facts about heart health that you should know:

  Heart disease is the #1 killer for women and men, and more deaths occur from heart problems than from all cancers combined

  Heart disease kills one woman every minute

  Only 1 in 5 women believe heart disease is her greatest health threat

At The Guyer Institute and Synergy Spa, we can help find out how your heart health is doing and recommend steps to make your cardiac health better.

“For years, heart disease or heart attacks seem to be associated in the public consciousness with men, for the most part,” said Dale Guyer, M.D., founder of the institute.

But it is very much a threat to women, particularly as they get older. We’re position to help you reduce the risks and give your heart health the attention it deserves.”

At the Guyer Institute and Synergy Spa, first we run a battery of standard but important lab tests for indicators of heart problems. Cholesterol, triglycerides, etc.

But we can go further to assess how your heart health and circulation are doing, and let the evidence tell us how to respond.

Sometimes the signs pointing to a cardiovascular problem are hereditary; sometimes due to lifestyle. We can help determine the root issues.

Our team can test and monitor patients for elevated readings of:

> CRP – C-reactive protein. Your levels can reveal when something in your system is inflamed. Certain inflammation can lead to a heart health occurrence.

> Fibrinogen – A protein produced by the liver. It plays a role in the development of atherosclerotic plaque. Fibrinogen can also cause acute blood clots

> Homocysteine – An amino acid and breakdown product of protein metabolism that, in high concentrations, has been linked to an increased risk of heart attacks and strokes.

At The Guyer Institute and Synergy Spa, we counsel extensively on the right diet for good heart health.

We encourage patients to embrace a healthy lifestyle: 20-30 minutes of activity daily, a diet focused on fresh fruits, fresh vegetables and lean proteins.

We can monitor blood pressure and treat abnormal levels.

At The Supplement Store that’s part of The Guyer Institute and Synergy Spa, we offer a range of supplements that have been shown to aid heart health. Three key products:

  CoQ10 – Studies show this supplement can restore deficient levels in patients in danger of heart failure, extend lifespan, and improve quality of life

  Ribose – Patients with sustained heart weakness often experience fatigue despite intensive medications. Ribose has been shown to improve ventricular function in the heart.

  SPM-Active – A pioneering nutritional supplement that features standardized levels of SPMs found in fish oil. It supports the body’s natural capacity to respond to physical challenges and physical stress.

At The Guyer Institute and Synergy Spa, we help patients treat their heart and heart heath with more care, more information, and targeted therapies.

It’s the smart way to take on such a serious risk in our lives today.

CoolSculpting® successes featured in area media stories

The January issues of Carmel and Zionsville magazine both featured the CoolSculpting® procedure in their “Healthier You” sections!

The hugely popular fat-freezing method is available and in high demand at Synergy Spa of The Guyer Institute. You can look more slender and be elated about your improved appearance within weeks. It takes an hour for each area treated.

The most striking results come after about three months, as the normal metabolic process flushes the fat cells away.

Denise Kaler is the CEO of Synergy Spa of The Guyer Institute. She was invited to CoolSculpting® headquarters (Zeltiq) in Pleasanton California, where she gave webinars to a worldwide audience.

The response was tremendous. So are the results of clients that go to Synergy Spa for their CoolSculpting.

As Denise told the magazine’s writer, “There are no needles at all, no special diets, and best of all – this is not surgery!”

“There is no downtime with the CoolSculpting® treatment,” Denise continued. “And once the fat us gone, it’s gone for good. It is naturally eliminated from the lymphatic system.”

CoolSculpting® boosts appearance, confidence, and even demeanor. When you look better, you feel better about yourself.

The FDA-cleared CoolSculpting® procedure can lead to an amazing 25% percent less fat on eight areas of the body where unwanted fat often occurs.

They include: your abdomen, thighs, arms, love handles, buttocks, even under your chin and around your neck.

Men and women both come to us for CoolSculpting® at Synergy Spa of The Guyer Institute.

Here’s how it works: A CoolSculpting® practitioner uses a carefully engineered device with vacuum technology to isolate the bulging area or areas. Then they apply the freezing effects.

Nothing hurts – there is some increased sensation to temperature. The sensation is a firm but mild pull and pressure. This ensures the selected tissue will be cooled efficiently and effectively.

 Synergy Spa is a CoolSculpting® certified practice. All the technicians, of course, have been certified. They utilize advanced training protocols to deliver the best possible results.

To repeat, there is no dieting involved in CoolScupting® at Synergy Spa of The Guyer Institute.

But, as Denise told the magazines, “Some people just seek a jump-start to begin a better regimen. CoolSculpting® turns out to be just what they needed.”

Our patients tell us time and time again how gratified and happy they are to see these areas of fat diminish. Sometimes, with only one CoolSculpting procedure, or several to see results that last.

This progress and fulfillment, with so little effort and without major costs.

“It’s amazing to know,” Denise says, “that after the treatment, you can go back to work, go work out, or go have a cup of coffee.”

The procedure is no fad; it’s based on facts.

CoolSculpting® at Synergy Spa of The Guyer Institute leads to great results you can measure and success you can see.

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