IV Nutrient therapy is definitely one of my top favorites in the realm of natural therapies. It is also gaining popularity quickly within the Integrative Medicine community. Now, you may be wondering what exactly is involved in IV Nutrient Therapy, but it is much simpler than you think. It is just what its name conveys…vitamins, minerals and other nutrients being administered directly into your bloodstream (intravenously infused) through an IV drip. I bet now you’re wondering just how safe this is. Well, not only is this therapy safe, but it also provides tons of amazing health benefits whether you are reversing or preventing symptoms and disease!
So, for those of you wondering what the big deal is about the IV route of administration, let me explain. Normally, you take in the majority of the nutrients in your body from your diet. In other words, the nutrients are consumed and dispersed to your cells via the process of digestion. Whether it’s the food on your dinner plate or the vitamin tablets you swallowed, everything is broken down and passed into your bloodstream. This entire process is managed by your gastrointestinal system which, when in good shape, powers through all of this very efficiently like a well-oiled machine. However, suppose your gastrointestinal system was not in good shape? Maybe you have gut-related health issues or disease. Maybe your digestion is just a little weak, preventing you from properly processing high concentrations of a nutrient. Maybe you have no idea about the current state of your digestive system. There are many variables when it comes to how effectively you are breaking down and absorbing the nutrients on a daily basis, and that’s exactly where the IV route of administration comes into play! Nutrients that are infused directly into the bloodstream via IV actually bypass the entire gastrointestinal system, and are then delivered right to the source (your cells) by your blood. In other words, you are receiving nutrients at much higher doses, in their full potency and purity at a cellular level.
Another common question I get asked about IV Nutrient Therapy has to do with what the side effects are. Again, in general, IV Nutrient Therapy is very safe and poses minimal if any negative side effects. Also, one of the amazing benefits of bypassing the digestive tract is that you also get to bypass all of the side effects that are typically related to oral administration, like upset stomach, diarrhea, etc. Lastly, just make sure that you are receiving your IV Nutrient Therapy from a trained and experienced professional, so that other issues caused by the IV administration itself are minimized or completely avoided. For instance, the speed at which the IV is administered plays an important role in the avoidance of dizziness, light headedness, decreased blood pressure, etc.
I’m sure that by now you are wondering if you are a candidate for receiving IV Nutrient Therapy. Well, the good news is that you more than likely are! I say this because IV Nutrient Therapy is great not only for battling/reversing a long list of health conditions, but also for healthy individuals in need of an overall health boost and disease prevention methods! IV Nutrient Therapy is amazing at addressing conditions like chronic fatigue, chronic pain and fibromyalgia, heart disease, infections, anti-aging, headaches, cancer, autoimmune disease, poor detoxification, cold/flu, seasonal allergies, increased stress, etc. Pretty much anything that can be improved with increased nutrient absorption and balancing can be addressed with IV Nutrient Therapy.
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Katherine Igah-Phillips, MD, MHA
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