Vitamin IV Therapy, also known as IV nutrition supplementation, is administering amino acids, minerals, vitamins, and other essential micronutrients by intravenous infusion.
This type of therapy enhances the regeneration aspects of medicine and repairs damage that has occurred to the biological processes of the body.
So, you know your body requires a certain amount of vitamins and nutrients to maintain normal function and fight off viruses and infections. But how do you go about getting the right amount of vitamins and minerals?
Your first approach may be through your diet. However, even the most diligent of us have trouble eating all the foods required in the amount necessary to get what we need.
Aren’t Oral Supplements Enough?
You may have had a lot of luck with oral supplements like pills and liquids. Maybe it’s too hard for you to remember to take the daily dosages. Or perhaps your gut isn’t healthy enough to absorb the supplements.
However, even these fall short of providing maximum nutrients because your body’s metabolic process inhibits certain nutrients’ absorption.
Some people also have trouble digesting nutrients and converting nutrients into usable forms because of poor gut health. And even if your gut is healthy enough to absorb oral supplements, it can only absorb an average of 50% of the nutrients in the supplement, so you aren’t even getting the full dose.
Researchers have also discovered that vitamins and minerals compete with each other in your stomach and intestines to see which ones will get absorbed.
This makes taking oral supplements a gamble. So, if you can’t get all the nutrients you need from food or oral supplements, what other options do you have?
Most Direct Route
Vitamin IV Therapy delivers usable forms of nutrients directly into your bloodstream, which means your body gets 100% of the vitamins and minerals that your body needs.
And if your body is getting exactly what it needs, then it’s functioning at its best. This means your body has the resources it needs for your immune system to effectively fight off any bacteria or viruses that it may come into contact with.
Not only does Vitamin IV Therapy support your immune system, but it can:
- Boost energy levels
- Decrease anxiety
- Relieve symptoms of depression
- Improve mental clarity and cognitive function
- Improve symptoms of asthma
- Reduce the symptoms of migraines
- Relieve allergies
- Accelerate wound healing
Therapeutic doses of vitamin C administered via Vitamin IV Therapy have even been toxic to cancer cells.
Vitamin IV Therapy: Is It As Scary As It Sounds?
It already sounds a little scary. After all, you may have only equated IV’s with hospital visits or Emergency Room TV shows.
But when performed by a capable, caring health care provider, receiving a dose of Vitamin IV Therapy is actually quite simple and no worse than getting your blood taken or getting a booster shot. If needles aren’t your thing, you may need to do some relaxation exercises on your way in; other than that, there is nothing to fear.
What’s in the IV Vitamin Therapy bag?
The IV bag contains a combination of nutrients, minerals, vitamins, and other natural ingredients that work together to optimize health and tackle specific conditions. You’re basically getting a nutrient cocktail customized by your doctor just for you.
This vitamin cocktail contains a higher dosage of vitamins than you can get by eating foods or taking oral supplements.
At IV bars and clinics, they may have pre-mixed cocktails already on hand. If you work with your healthcare provider, then they will create a cocktail to precisely addressing your specific needs.
Want a Quick Boost of Prevention? Try a Myers Cocktail
One of the great things about Vitamin IV Therapy is that your healthcare provider can customize the cocktail of nutrients contained within the saline solution. One of the most popular preventative cocktails is the Myers Cocktail.
It’s been used for decades to support the immune system as well as nerve and muscle function. The high doses of Vit B12, Vit C, and Magnesium are delivered straight to your bloodstream in a matter of minutes.
Not only is the Myers Cocktail perfect for preventing colds, flu, and infections, but it also reduces risk factors associated with heart disease. It can relieve fatigue, migraines, and upper respiratory infections.
How do the Vitamins Get Into Your System?
Your customized vitamin cocktail is suspended in a saline solution that will travel from the bag, down a tube, and directly into your bloodstream via an IV needle. A registered professional will need to access your vein to insert the needle.
Please make sure you are well-hydrated so it’s easy for the nurse or other healthcare providers to gain access to your vein and secure the needle in place. After they secure the needle, they will start the drip and monitor it to make sure you are receiving your exact dosage.
Because the nutrients are being delivered directly into the bloodstream, your body will absorb approximately 90% of the nutrients.
How Long Will This Take?
The drip usually only takes about 20-30 minutes. Under special circumstances, it could take longer. Your health care provider will give you a good estimate after deciding what treatment course to follow.
Are You Feeling Under the Weather?
If you are feeling under the weather, Vitamin IV Therapy can get you back on track. Contact us today for an appointment. While you are in the office, we can quickly administer Vitamin IV Therapy and test you for influenza, COVID, and RSV.
We can test for everything with one swab and get results to you before the last drop of vitamins leaves the IV bag! Not only will you leave full of energy and preventative nutrients, but you’ll have answers about what is ailing you. Rest assured. We’ll get you taken care of!