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IV Vitamin Therapy

What is IV Vitamin Therapy?

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IV vitamin therapy involves the administration of high concentrations of essential vitamins and minerals directly into the vein. The advantage of IV vitamin therapy over daily multivitamins is that IV vitamin therapy bypasses the digestive tract and delivers a higher dose of vitamins and minerals directly into the bloodstream, so they can be more easily absorbed by cells. In addition to delivering key nutrients, IV vitamin therapy can be used to restore lost fluids and electrolytes in order to optimize vital hydration balance and reduce recovery time after illness or exertion (or even to relieve a bad hangover).

Who Needs Vitamin Therapy?

While following a proper diet is the best way to ensure sufficient levels of key vitamins and minerals in the body, the reality is that many people struggle to maintain a healthy diet and may be deficient in certain key nutrients as a result. In addition, many people suffer from various metabolic disorders that prevent cells in their body from obtaining sufficient nutrients, even when these nutrients are present in adequate amounts in their diet.

What are the benefits of IV Vitamin Therapy?

IV vitamin therapy is not a cure for any disease. However, it can decrease symptoms for certain conditions, aid in recovery (e.g. post-surgery or acute illness), counter the effects of reduced gastrointestinal absorption (e.g. due to celiac disease or irritable bowel syndrome), increase energy levels, and improve general well-being. Patients experiencing a wide range of conditions, including arthritis, allergies, hepatitis, and migraines, have reported benefiting from IV vitamin therapy.

How Does the Treatment Work?

IV vitamin therapy can be tailored to each person’s individual needs. The first step in the process is to order blood tests to determine what vitamins and minerals you are deficient in. A personalized IV vitamin regimen is then prepared based on the results of these blood tests. Although treatment will vary from person to person, it typically includes at least some of the following vitamins and minerals: calcium, selenium, magnesium, vitamin B1/B2/B3/B5/B6/B12, vitamin C, and zinc.

Calcium - Essential for the development and maintenance of strong bones and teeth. Also needed for the proper functioning of the heart, nerves, muscles, and other body systems.
Selenium - Plays a role in the immune system and is needed for proper thyroid function. Also has antioxidant properties.
Magnesium - Activates enzymes, regulates nerve and muscle function, supports immune system functioning, regulates blood sugar and energy metabolism, and helps controls levels of important nutrients in the body.
B vitamins - Regulate the functioning of the nervous system and help the body make red blood cells.
Vitamin C - Required for the growth and repair of important tissues in the body, including skin, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels. Also plays an important role in maintaining proper immune function, helps improve iron absorption, and has antioxidant properties
Zinc - Plays an important role in the immune system, blood clotting, and proper insulin and thyroid function. Also has antioxidant properties.