IV THERAPY

 

Intravenous (IV) therapy is practiced all over the world, so it’s no wonder why it has been an intriguing topic in the media.

IV therapy is linked to functional medicine, wherein the root cause of an illness may be identified through physiological or biochemical imbalances. This form of natural therapy allows naturopathic practitioners to treat patients via nutritional means, encouraging the body to heal on its own.

Scroll down to learn more about the advantages and benefits that may come with IV therapy.

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Advantages of IV Therapy ?

1. You deliver vitamins, minerals and other nutrients directly into the cells.

With the use of IV therapy, you do not have to wait for the IV compound to pass through the liver and digestive system. Instead, nutrients are inserted through the veins, entering your bloodstream. As a result, vitamins and minerals are immediately conveyed to the cells, making them promptly available for the body.

2. Patients may experience fewer side effects compared to consuming oral supplements.

In contrast to swallowing high-dosed oral supplements (i.e. vitamin C and magnesium) patients who have undergone IV therapy have reported fewer side effects. Unlike intravenous therapy, swallowing high-dosed supplements may result in diarrhea, nausea, or cramping.

3. IV therapy may facilitate in reaching effective treatment outcomes.

According to research, you need high concentrations of certain nutrients to notice benefits; vitamin C is one example. However, when taken orally, high doses of these nutrients cannot exert their benefits. This is because when you swallow them in liquid, capsule or tablet form, only a small amount of the nutrients are absorbed into the bloodstream; the rest of the nutrients are flushed out of the body. Also, some patients cannot absorb certain supplements in the intestines due to their health conditions. IV therapy may be advantageous for those who require high doses of nutrients to treat their health issues.

4. IV therapy is catered to your needs.

Nutritional IV therapy always requires a complete assessment of your health and medical history, which is conducted by a naturopathic doctor. This initial assessment ensures that the conditions you are suffering from (i.e. intestinal
malabsorption or the common cold) will be addressed in your IV drip. The IV drip will contain natural ingredients compounded specifically for your health goals and/or concerns.

Benefits of IV Therapy

EFFICIENT APPOINTMENTS

IV treatments may take 60 minutes for a single IV bag or up to 2 hours. The duration of each appointment depends on the type of IV treatment being administrated, the ingredients compounded and the size of the IV bag being delivered into your body.

IMPROVES ENERGY LEVELS

In the human body, hydration and nutrients are the backbones of energy levels. IV therapy may be an option for naturally and nutritionally energizing yourself.

MAY ACT AS A QUICK HEALTH SUPPORT

Since IV therapy is directly inserted into the bloodstream, your body comes in sudden contact with the nutritional compound. You may notice an increase in energy levels within a few hours of being administered a treatment. Therefore, IV therapy may act swiftly in helping your body to recover, rehydrate and energize.

HELPS REPLENISH VITAMIN LEVELS

Proper vitamins are necessary for the body to function appropriately. IV therapy assists in delivering the essential minerals and vitamins that your body may be lacking.

CONTRIBUTES TO HYDRATING THE BODY

Dehydration may impede body and brain function. Dehydration may also impact the health of your skin health and organs. In fact, you may notice discomfort when you are only 2% dehydrated. However, IV therapy may help restore your body to an improved level of hydration.

Conditions That IV Therapy May Treat

Patients with the following conditions or daily health concerns may benefit from IV therapy:

  • Addiction recovery
  • Allergies
  • Cancer adjunctive care
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Chronic Lyme disease
  • Malabsorption from digestive disorders (i.e. Crohn’s disease, colitis and Celiac disease)
  • Low immune function
  • Low mood
  • Viral infections (mononucleosis, shingles, colds and flus)
  • Migraines
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Revitalization after chemotherapy
  • Anti-aging
  • Detoxification
  • Hangovers
  • Dehydration
  • Supporting athletic performance
  • Pre-surgical support
  • Post-surgical recovery support
  • Relaxation
  • Regaining energy after illness

To learn about the types of IV treatments available at the IV Lounge, click here.

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