Licensed naturopathic physicians use IV vitamin therapy as a tool to replenish a patient’s micronutrient and nutritional status. Studies have found that IV vitamins can be a great way to improve many health conditions and achieve optimal health and wellness. IV vitamin therapy is an effective and efficient treatment at replenishing vitamins and minerals because it bypasses the digestive system, allowing for 100 percent absorption. Food or medications such as multivitamins, must be chewed or swallowed whole. They pass down the esophagus to the stomach where the acidic environment begins the breakdown. The small intestine then starts the process of digestion and absorption. Enzymes break the food stuff down into their smaller molecular pieces, and eventually to amino acids (the building blocks of proteins). The small intestine absorbs these amino acids, and passes them into the blood where they are carried to the liver. The liver acts as our primary detoxification organ. It receives everything that we put into our body and processes it to be transported in the blood or excreted as urine or stool. Assimilating the vitamins and minerals from our food is a long and complex process. There are many steps that can be interrupted, and this is where vitamin IV therapy comes in.100 percent absorption is ensured through IV vitamin therapy because the vitamins and minerals can be administered directly to the blood. Therefore, many different types of patients can benefit from vitamin therapy, and much more efficiently than by taking food or medication orally.
What are the benefits of IV vitamins?
The benefits of IV vitamin therapy are many! As discussed above, nutrients traveling through the digestive system can have many interruptions or problems. Because IV vitamin therapy bypasses this system, 100 percent absorption of the vitamins and minerals can be achieved. For this reason, vitamin IV therapy can correct micronutrient deficiencies. This improves the overall nutritional status of an individual, allowing for the relief of many symptoms.
- Increased energy
- Reduced symptoms of stress
- Improved hydration
- Regulation of the immune system, improving the symptoms of chronic illnesses
- and treating autoimmune disease flare-ups
- Improved skin quality
- Reduction in headaches
- Improved symptoms of depression
- Improved symptoms of asthma
- Shortened recovery time for athletes, optimal performance, improved endurance
- Relieves allergies, colds and flus