IV Therapy – Intravenous Vitamin & Nutrient Infusion Therapy
IV nutrition therapy (vitamin infusion/vitamin injections/micronutrient therapy) is a procedure whereby high doses of natural vitamins, minerals and/or amino acids are administered directly into the bloodstream by one of two methods: an intravenous drip or by an IV push.
Among the various methods of nutrient and compound administration other than oral administration, intravenous IV infusion ranks highest by several measures. IV administration is considered as a first line intervention for its comparatively lower contraindications and direct access to place nutrients and compounds at measured doses into the blood, without limitation or delayed absorption through the digestive system or from injected body tissues. Intravenous infusion bypasses the gastrointestinal system, thereby increasing the absorption of the compounds. This also carries the advantage of avoiding any interactions of gastrointestinal enzymes that routinely occurs when the compounds are administered orally. Also, IV infusions allow for the administration of nutrients and compounds in higher concentrations that are possible through an enteral route.
Intravenous infusion therapy can help in various medical conditions and can also boost the metabolism of healthy individuals. An IV infusion is indicated to help patients with many chronic conditions as well as for sportsmen and athletes who have an intense level of physical activity and have a higher level of nutritional requirements. Example medical conditions that benefit using IV infusion therapy include:
- Chronic fatigue
- Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS)
- Parkinson’s disease
- Chronic depression
- Lyme disease
- Food poisoning
- Antioxidant benefits
- Narcotic withdrawal
- Gastrointestinal issues
Keep in mind, though, that IV infusion therapy is not just for the sick. Many people use IV infusions as preventive measures to boost immunity and for anti-aging benefits. Intravenously infused nutrients can help your body fight against infections during flu seasons and epidemics.
One of the most well known nutritional IV infusion mixtures is the “Myer’s cocktail”. Myer’s cocktail is formulated to boost or kick-start cell metabolism of the healthy individuals to overcome fatigue. Myers’ cocktail consists of Magnesium chloride, Calcium gluconate, B complex Vitamins, and Vitamin C and helps in reducing inflammation, mitigating stress and strengthening the immune system.
Besides the Myers’ cocktail, Z Med Clinics offers many other mixtures of nutrients and compounds used in IV infusion therapy. A consultation with our licensed healthcare providers can explain what options you have, among both traditional and alternative or supplemental therapies, according to your own health indications.