Our contemporary concern with getting the proper nutrients is not misplaced. Our bodies are bombarded these days with stress, toxins, and disease-causing organisms. Few of us have the time or wherewithal to consume a balanced diet each and every day.
You may have heard about a new practice to make sure your body has the nutrients it needs. It’s called IV Nutritional Therapy or Infusion Therapy. We administer this therapy right here in the clinic.
It’s a quick and easy way to deliver vitamins, supplements and antioxidants directly into the blood stream.
If you are a typical American, you probably ingest a number of pills each day– from A (vitamins) to Z (zinc). Not only is this inconvenient but it can cause some gastric distress. In addition, taking pills by mouth means that some of the nutrition is lost before it can do its magic.
From Asia to America
In the past, IV Nutritional Therapy (known in medical circles as Infusion Therapy) was used in hospital settings for patients who could not tolerate taking pills by mouth. What began as a treatment for healthy people in Asia is now popular here, where it’s estimated that 65-70% of Americans over the age of 50 take some sort of dietary supplement.
Taking nutraceuticals by mouth requires that they be digested. IV Nutritional Therapy bypasses the intestinal route. This means no gas, nausea or other unpleasant side effects. You receive supplementation in its purest form, and you’re able to tolerate higher doses of the vitamins you need.
IV Infusion Therapy for Post Surgery
Many people start using IV Nutritional Therapy to speed healing– say, after surgery or an injury. Others have adopted the routine because of problems digesting a variety of supplements. The practice is also quite common among people who lead active, busy lives and who might grab a meal or two each day on the run, or skip meals altogether. (As you may know, many supplements are best taken with certain foods if they must go through the digestive process.)
IV Therapy Customized for Your Body
The first step is to have an analysis of your nutritional status. We do this by taking a blood sample and testing it in our lab. After consultation, we decide which supplements you need and design a special regimen that is unique to your condition.
Thus an infusion is customized for your body and its needs.
Your ‘cocktail’ might include vitamins, supplements such as glutathione or coenzyme Q10, or antioxidants– or a variety of other ingredients.
IV Infusions can be designed to address long term issues such as arthritis or bone loss, or they can be created to relieve short-term symptoms– for instance, to counter the after-effects of a friend’s wedding or an office party. IV therapy boosts immunity, fights flu - after all, this is supplementation, and the sky’s the limit on what can be included in the package.
Studies show IV Nutritional Therapy achieves good results for a wide variety of conditions:
- drug abuse
- presurgical preparation
- post-surgical recovery
- stress reduction
- resistance to viruses and bacterial infections
- and many others.
If you have been feeling a little under the weather lately, and you believe that a well-designed regimen of supplementation would improve your condition, call the clinic to schedule an appointment. Let’s talk about how IV Nutritional Therapy might be just what the doctor ordered.