Intravenous Nutrition Therapy
Intravenous (IV) nutritional therapy is a means of delivering vitamins, minerals and other vital nutrients directly into the bloodstream. A small intravenous catheter is temporarily placed into a vein, and the nutrients can be administered slowly over a period of time that is dependent upon the nutrients that are used. Most intravenous infusions last approximately 15 to 45 minutes. IV Nutritional Therapy floods the cells with nutrients and can increase and optimize cellular health.
IV nutritional therapy is particularly relevant since many oral vitamin and mineral supplements are not well absorbed by the body. For some people, barriers exist in the gastrointestinal tract that prevent adequate absorption. But with IV nutritional therapy, we can safely deliver large doses of nutrients into a vein that would otherwise not be tolerated if administered orally. This is what we mean by flooding the cells with nutrients. Vitamins, minerals, amino acids and certain other nutrients can have an incredibly potent drug-like effect when given directly into a vein, but without the side effects of many prescription medications. All of the nutrients we use are natural and safe to be administered intravenously.
IV nutritional therapy may be needed only a few times, or needed periodically for an extended period of time. The benefits and specific protocols are dependent on the individual patient and the problems being treated.
Is it Safe?
IV Nutrition is a safe, effective, and minimally invasive therapy that is well tolerated by most people. It carries a low risk of serious adverse side effects. if the protocol is administered quickly there may be a sensation of warmth and flushing. This is due to the rapid rise of magnesium. Some patients may also have the taste of vitamins in their mouth shortly after they are given the infusion.
What are the benefits of Intravenous Nutritional Therapy?
IV nutritional therapy can provide enormous health benefits depending on the conditions being treated, the specific protocols used, the number of treatments and the overall health of the patient being treated. In many respects, IV nutritional therapy is a preventive aging measure since it improves the nutritional content inside of the cells.
Some of the specific benefits that patients may experience include:
(1) Increased energy
(2) An overall sense of well being
(3) Improved sports performance
(4) Improved healing and recovery from sports “wear and tear” or even surgical procedures
(5) Enhanced immune support, and
(6) Stress relief.
IV therapy is so powerful that many patients report many of these benefits within hours of receiving the treatment. Some conditions including chronic diseases like Fibromyalgia require periodic treatments in order to maintain the benefits.
What are the side effects of Intravenous Nutritional Therapy?
The most common complications of IV nutritional therapy include pain, irritation, inflammation or bruising at the injection site. Systemic complications such as an allergy to a substance can occur, but this is very rare and is associated when using a solution that contains preservatives.