Intravenous, or IV, therapy is the process of distributing nutrients directly into the bloodstream via a needle placed in a vein. This transmits the nutrients more quickly into the patient rather than ingesting in pill form or through food, which would delay the absorption of nutrients as the body must first go through the digestion process. Some people do not realize that it can take up to two days for the body to completely digest food versus the immediate delivery into the bloodstream through an IV. This means the body can begin to feel the benefits of IV therapy nearly instantaneous.
IV therapy has been used by physicians for decades in prescribing nutrients and medication to those who are dehydrated or unable to eat while hospitalized. IV therapy has become a very popular treatment for people who are not hospitalized, but need to replenish the body of lacking nutrients. Let’s explore some reasons why IV treatment has become a sought-after treatment by so many.
Quick absorption of vitamins and minerals
Some people do not absorb vitamins and minerals well through their normal diet. This may be due to interference from medications they take for other conditions or simply a characteristic of their body’s digestive system. IV therapy assures these vitamins and minerals get into the body for immediate benefits.
Achieve an energy boost
People with anxiety and depression often experience fatigue and difficulty sleeping as well. Those who have been sick recently or dealing with seasonal allergies or colds may also be feeling sluggish and need some extra energy. Pumping the body with natural vitamins gives the body that extra umph it needs.
Rehydrate the body
Athletes and those who work out and exercise frequently also sweat extensively and need to replenish their bodies with fluid, nutrients, and minerals. People who suffer from conditions like Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) may experience frequent bouts of diarrhea, which can sap the body of nutrients quickly and cause weakness. IV therapy is a fast and efficient way to get missing fluid back into the body.
Relieve tense muscles
People of all ages, whether they are frequent exercisers or not, can experience muscle fatigue, tension, or spasms. IV therapy can help the muscular system by replenishing it with important vitamins B and C and minerals like calcium and magnesium so that the muscles and tissue can recover quickly.
Support the organs
Many people do not drink enough water, which is necessary for proper organ, muscle, and tissue function and development. With good body hydration, other conditions like kidney stones, constipation, and headaches can be prevented, leading to better health and well-being.
Build the immune system
IV therapy can deliver essential nutrients like Vitamin C that have proven effectiveness in boosting the immune system and fighting off bacteria and toxicity. This can help prevent colds and flu as well as respiratory illness and other health conditions.
People who suffer from migraines experience terrible symptoms in addition to pain, including sensitivity to light and sound, chills and hot flashes, dizziness, nausea, and vomiting, and diarrhea or constipation. IV therapy can help patients reduce these secondary symptoms of the migraine as well as prevent the pain from developing.
Decrease healthcare expenses
Those who take nutritional supplements and pills may be spending more money than necessary. IV therapy can be a cost-effective way to get these needed nutrients into the body.
Fight the aging process
Environmental toxins can negatively affect the skin, hair, and nails, causing premature aging and a dull appearance. With IV therapy, the body can gain antioxidants to help flush out and fight off these toxins and their effect on the body, thereby reducing wrinkles and improving tissue damage.
A big benefit of IV treatment is the ability to customize the nutrients for the individual. Under a physician’s guidance, a unique mix of the exact nutrients and minerals the patient is lacking can be injected into the bloodstream. Another important benefit is the quick delivery method of an IV. In most cases, IV therapy can be completed in a session that is less than one hour. The patient can relax, take a nap, or read a book during this quick appointment.
IV therapy has helped patients achieve improved health and well-being while addressing multiple health conditions. To learn more about the positive effects of IV therapy and get started with a customized treatment, call (205) 352-9141 to schedule an appointment.