The key benefit of IV therapy is the ability to infuse the nutrients right into the bloodstream. This means the therapy is extremely powerful because so many potential issues have been circumvented. This includes stomach upset, decrease in potency, and loss of absorption so often associated with oral administration. Because the gastrointestinal system is bypassed by the infusion of nutrients into the bloodstream, gastrointestinal side effects causing a limitation of the dosage have been completely eliminated.
One of the best examples is vitamin C. If taken orally, the amount must be small or the result is often unpleasant issues with the stomach. IV therapy enables the individual to receive large amounts of this essential vitamin safely, without the side effects associated with an oral approach. This is important because vitamin C provides a lot of benefits for the immune system. IV therapy has been shown to be beneficial for a wide range of conditions including:
- A low immune system
- Enhancing the memory
- Chronic fatigue
This therapy enables large amounts of nutrients to be delivered right to the bloodstream. This enables the body to absorb the nutrients immediately.
The Most Important Nutrients for IV Therapy
The most common nutrients used for IV therapy are vitamins, amino acids, minerals, and homeopathics. The most common vitamins used are vitamin C, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, magnesium, zinc, folic acid, and calcium. Every formula is created specifically for the needs of the patient based on their health issues, concerns, and goals. The actual percentage of each nutrient for these formulas is based on the requirements of every individual.
In many instances, the therapy is used to optimize the overall health of a healthy individual, detoxify the body, and provide stimulation for the immune system. The majority of individuals with an acute condition or a chronic disease can benefit from therapy. Numerous individuals have therapy as a way of optimizing their health.
It is important to note that consuming a healthy meal and ensuring your body is well hydrated before IV therapy are important. If the medical professional recommends a large dose of vitamin C, a blood test is necessary prior to therapy. In the case of an individual with any kidney issues, the function of the kidneys must be checked before large quantities of fluids can be safely administered. The number of sessions necessary is based on the unique needs of each individual. A schedule will be determined and provided by the medical professional.