WHAT IS IV THERAPY?
Intravenous, or “IV” means “within vein”, and is the infusion of liquid substances directly into a vein. IV infusions are commonly referred to as drips. The intravenous route is the fastest way to deliver fluids and medications throughout the body. Intravenous therapy may be used for fluid administration (such as correcting dehydration), to correct electrolyte imbalances, to deliver medications and for blood transfusions.
CAN’T I JUST EAT VITAMINS?
Intravenous administration of nutrients bypasses digestion, and processing by the liver. Keep in mind that everything we swallow must first be digested and passed through the portal vein to the liver, where nutrients will be disseminated to the rest of the body. That makes it difficult to use effective enough doses to bring forth a quick physiological change. Further, intravenous therapy creates “tissue saturation”, the ability to get the nutrients where we want them, directly in the circulation, where they can reach body tissues at high doses, without loss
WHY DO I NEED IV THERAPY?
Vitamins not only play a critical role in preventative health, but a starring role in treatment of illness and disease. But, in order to be effective, high doses (sometimes a thousand times higher than the recommended dietary allowance) must be used. For example, studies have shown that high doses of Vitamin C is a safe and effective method to rid the body of disease and restore natural health and wellness. The body best responds to vitamins and minerals through IV because it doesn’t have to absorb it through the digestive system, the nutrients are put directly into the bloodstream.