Nutritional I.V. Therapy
Our bodies are constantly under assault from not only external environmental factors, but also the things we consume that might not be the best for us. Fast food, stress caused by work, and air pollution all are burdens on our body that cause inflammation, oxidative stress, and the release of toxic free radicals. Not only are some people already deficient in essential vitamins and minerals, but the aforementioned toxic burdens make it even harder for the body to absorb the nutrients they need.
Nutritional intravenous (IV) therapy replenishes all the essential vitamins and minerals the body needs directly to the bloodstream, therefore passing the digestive system. This allows for more rapid delivery, more efficient absorption, and improved nutrient bioavailability than other forms of nutrient delivery. For example, Vitamin C given intravenously has been found to reach blood concentrations more than 50 times greater than what can be achieved when orally consumed. Many conditions are associated with disturbances in the digestive system that causes people with such conditions to be inable to absorb the essential nutrients needed. Furthermore, many diseases and inflammations cause the body to burn through nutrients at a much faster rate.
Benefits of IV therapy
-Detoxifies the body
-Enhances immune system
-Reverses symptoms of malnutrition (especially post-surgical)
-Helps decrease artery plaque and improve lipid profiles
-Enhance athletic performance and decrease muscle loss
-Promotes healthy brain, cell, and nerve function
-Improves relaxation and counteracts free-radicals produced because of stress
Named after John Myers, M.D., a physician who frequently used intravenous injections to help treat many chronic conditions, the Myers’ Cocktail is the “Gold Standard” for overall wellness infusions. Dr. Myers found that the Myers’ Cocktail significantly helped improve symptoms cause by conditions such as acute asthma, migraines, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, acute muscle spasm, upper respiratory tract infections, chronic sinusitis, seasonal allergies, and cardiovascular disease.
Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12
B vitamins have a direct impact on your energy levels, brain function, and cell metabolism. They help cells convert food into energy, create new blood cells, and maintain healthy skin cells and other body tissues.
Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, acts as an antioxidant that protects cells from free-radical damage, absorbs iron, creates collagen, and boosts immunity.
Magnesium is needed for more than 300 chemical reactions in your body. It helps maintain glucose levels, normal muscle and nerve function, keeps your bones strong and your heartbeat steady.
Calcium is arguably the most important mineral in the human body. It is needed to build and maintain bone structure, muscles to move, and nerves to send signals throughout the body.
Potential side effects
-There can be some mild discomfort at the site of the infusion and some patients have reported a warm or ‘flushed’ feeling
-Magnesium can in some cases lower blood pressure
-Patients may experience a metallic taste due to the vitamins