IV therapy is a medical treatment that delivers fluids, medication and/or nutrients to the body via a vein. Here at The Institute of Natural Health, we use IV therapy to administer a customized combination of vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients directly into a patient’s bloodstream with the intention of returning his or her body to normal functioning. Indeed, approximately 2 billion people (or 30% of the world’s population) do not get the right amount of nutrients from their diet or lifestyle; IV therapy allows them to restore vital nutrients to their bodies so that they feel better and their health is improved. Here are just a few of the benefits of IV therapy:
Our bodies work by converting nutrients in the food we eat (as well as those in our environment) into fuel through a process called metabolism. This fuel powers our development and allows us to move, grow and replace dead, decaying and damaged cells. If we do not have enough nutrients to turn into fuel, however, our metabolism slows. Our bodies are unable to support the cellular processes that keep us energized and healthy, and we eventually experience a variety of negative effects, including lethargy. Restoring an appropriate supply of vital nutrients to the body allows it to resume normal metabolic functioning since the amount of energy available to fuel cellular processes is again adequate! In this way, one of the greatest benefits of IV therapy is the increased energy most patients report following an IV infusion.
Improved Sense of Well-Being
In much the same way, when there aren’t enough nutrients to fuel chemical reactions in the brain, our moods often suffer. Research indicates that certain vitamins in particular (such as Vitamins D, B6 and B12, zinc, calcium, folate and more) help regulate mood-boosting neurotransmitters that shield us from depression and reduced cognition. Introducing a sufficient amount of these types of vitamins and minerals back into the body re-establishes the fuel needed for normal neurometabolic processing, keeping us happier and with a more solid sense of well-being.
Strengthened Immunity for Enhanced Healing
And nutrients don’t just keep our existing cells operating smoothly; they help our bodies repair old and diseased cells and make new cells, as well. The right nutrients bolster the immune system, helping the body fight infection, reduce inflammation and rid itself of toxins so that faster healing occurs! For example, it’s not unusual for enhanced healing to be seen in patients who utilize IV therapy after cosmetic procedures, sports injuries and even certain surgeries!
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Vitamins and minerals are essential for optimal health. Unfortunately, many people don’t get the right amount of either through diet or lifestyle alone. For these people, IV therapy benefits their bodies by supplying the nutrients they need to ensure proper cellular functioning. When compared to oral vitamin and mineral supplements (of which only 10% can be absorbed by the body), IV therapy provides 100% absorption and simultaneously protects the gastrointestinal tract from the upset that would be caused if the same amount were taken by mouth. To learn more about IV therapy benefits, please contact The Institute of Natural Health today.