Many individuals go to the doctor complaining about similar symptoms. They can’t shake the fatigue that makes them feel sluggish all day, they feel like they get sick every time the temperature changes and they just don’t feel as young as they used to. If this describes you, it may be because you’re not getting enough of the right vitamins and minerals to keep you active and healthy. Most modern lifestyles can lead to the depletion of nutrients that result in symptoms like these and can exacerbate the symptoms of other medical conditions. Intravenous nutrient therapy can help you break out of your rut, have more energy and stave off illness.
Why deliver nutrients intravenously?
Many individuals in the United States have a vitamin B12 deficiency. Research shows that up to 40 percent of people in the United States have levels of vitamin B12 that fall below the normal range. Although this vitamin is crucial for metabolism and energy, the people who are deficient are often those who need the vitamin the most. In order to get vitamin B12 from food, your stomach acid must act on the food, releasing the vitamin so your body can use it. Certain medications or conditions that affect the digestive system can affect your absorption of this vitamin. Vitamin B12 shots deliver the vitamin in a form your body can use immediately, regardless of underlying digestive issues.
You may pop a multivitamin every day or take a plethora of oral supplements each day, each one carefully selected to prevent or manage a specific aspect of your health. However, this may not be enough. Administering IV vitamins can put more of what you need into your bloodstream than simply swallowing a supplement. For example, IV administration of vitamin C delivers 50 to 100 times as much of the nutrient into your bloodstream than taking a pill.
Higher doses of certain vitamins can affect your body differently than lower doses. High doses of IV vitamin C can deliver results similar to those of over-the-counter antiviral medications or antihistamines without the side effects that come with taking it orally. Nutrient deficiencies often occur at the cellular level, and IV vitamin therapy can help essential vitamins and minerals enter the cells and remain there to perform more effective healing.
What can IV nutrient therapy help with?
If you’re feeling run down, stressed or on the verge of coming down with a virus, IV vitamin and nutrient therapy can provide the vitamins and minerals your body needs to regenerate cells, increase your energy, boost your metabolism and help you fight disease.
When you’re feeling particularly overwhelmed with life, your blood pressure may increase, you may have trouble sleeping and your stress hormones may be on overdrive, putting you at risk for illness. The B vitamins, magnesium and other nutrients in IV nutrient therapy can instantly lower your anxiety and blood pressure, leaving you with a sense of calm.
If a boost of vitality is what you need, high doses of vitamin C can invigorate your cells, revitalizing you and helping to ward off sickness. The right combination of B vitamins and other minerals included in IV nutrient therapy can help you turn fuel into energy, improving your mood, boosting your motivation and helping with attention and memory problems so you can perform your best.
Immunity and disease prevention
Glutathione and lipoic acid can help the liver to filter out toxins from the body. These antioxidants, as well as amino acids, vitamin C, B vitamins and magnesium can load up the body with everything it needs to recover from illness, detoxify itself from contaminants and boost the immune system.
The right combination of nutrients can help reduce inflammation, which can help athletes recover from training. This can also be a boon to individuals with muscle aches and fatigue that result from other health conditions.
The nutrients in IV cocktails, especially vitamin B12, can work as a hangover cure. Vitamin B12 helps the body metabolize alcohol and floods you with energy. Electrolytes help equalize the salt and potassium imbalance caused by dehydration. Other minerals help depleted cells get exactly what they need so you can function optimally after a night of overindulgence instead of feeling fuzzy, nauseated and dizzy.
The Meyers Cocktail
One of the most commonly used blends of IV vitamins and minerals is the Meyers cocktail. This mixture of magnesium, B vitamins, calcium and vitamin C was initially given to patients by John Myers, a physician who noticed the many benefits of administering these crucial nutrients intravenously. The cocktail is beneficial in treating a variety of illnesses, symptoms and discomforts, such as fibromyalgia, respiratory infections, sinus infections, seasonal allergies, menstrual cramps, asthma, and fatigue.
You don’t have to be sick to benefit from IV nutrition. The therapy can simply enhance your overall wellness and help you feel your best, especially if you know you’ve slacked on healthy eating, getting rest and exercising. If you’re getting IV nutrients for chronic illness, you may see such drastic improvements over time that you can dial down on the frequency of your visits. In some cases, it’s necessary to return on a regular basis to maintain results. Outcomes vary depending on the reason for the therapy, the symptoms and the dosage, but many people choose to undergo therapy regularly because it dramatically improves their quality of life.
If you’re always tired, have a chronic illness, feel like you’re coming down with a cold or just want to feel like you’re on top of the world, call us to find out more about our intravenous nutrient therapy. We can discuss the benefits of a Myers’ cocktail or a customized blend of nutrients to help you get back your energy and feel like your best again.