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What is IV Nutritional Therapy?

Intravenous Nutritional Therapy is the process of administering nutrients into a vein directly into your bloodstream. A doctor inserts a small tube into a vein. Through this tube, you absorb fluids with vitamins and minerals directly into your body. This produces higher levels of the vitamins and minerals in your body than what
you can get from food or supplements.

Why Can’t I Just Take More Supplements?

Our food today lacks the nutrients it once had many years ago. We have known this to be a problem for some time. For example, back in 2004, a landmark study was done by Donald Davis and his team from the University of Texas. Their results were published in several journals such as in Scientific American. They studied the U.S. Department of Agriculture nutritional data from both 1950 and 1999 for 43 different fruits and vegetables. They found declines in the amount of protein, calcium, phosphorus, and iron, as well as vitamins B2 and C over the past half-century. And I can tell you, it’s only gotten worse since 2004!

As a result of this decline and to make up for the lack of nutrition in our food, we take supplements. Supplements are important to help us get the vitamins and minerals we need to sustain a healthy body. However, what happens when our ability to absorb those nutrients becomes compromised? For some people, the nutrients do not properly absorb into the body so they do not get all the benefits from taking them.

Understanding Vitamin Absorption

We absorb vitamins into our bodies through different parts of our digestive system. For example:
In the first portion of our small intestines, we absorb Vitamin A, D, E, and K. Then, in the middle part of the small intestine, we absorb protein, carbohydrates, and vitamins and minerals. Lastly, as food travels into the colon the body absorbs Vitamin B12.

If any part of your digestion is not working properly, you will not be able to get the vitamins and minerals you need from food or supplements. This is where IV Nutritional Therapy can greatly aid a person’s health.

5 Benefits of IV Nutritional Therapy

There are many benefits that can result from this type of therapy. Here are some of the top reasons patients choose IV Nutritional Therapy:

1. Boosts Energy
When vital nutrients like amino acids and B vitamins are injected directly into the bloodstream, the results can be both immediate and effective. And because IV drip therapy can be adjusted for the needs of each individual, many patients experience a significant, sudden boost in energy. This reduces the need for other (often unhealthy) energy enhancers such as coffee, soda, energy drinks, etc.

2. Helps with Age Management
Another major reason patients use IV nutrition is for its benefits in regards to aging. With the right blend of nutrients, IV nutrient therapy can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, mend the damage caused by UV rays and remove free radicals that contribute to tissue damage. Many patients claim to experience stronger hair and nails, clearer skin, and improved eyesight as a result of IV nutrition.

3. Reduces Symptoms of Migraines
Anyone who has experienced frequent migraines knows how miserable their symptoms can be if not treated quickly. IV nutrient therapy can help with many of these common symptoms, such as:

  • Steady or throbbing pain throughout the head
  • Sensitivity to light and/or sound
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Chills and/or hot flashes
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • 4. Helps Boost the Immune System
    Many patients choose IV nutritional therapy to boost their immune system. A healthy immune system can help your body deal with sources of stress. This includes pathogens that can make you sick. So getting certain vitamins, such as A, B, and C, and D as well as minerals will help optimize your ability to fight off illness.

    5. Improves Athletic Performance
    IV nutrient therapy can also be used to enhance athletic performance. It can also assist with recovery. IV drips for athletes can offer a variety of exercise-related benefits, such as:

  • Quicker muscle recovery and hydration
  • Reduced recovery time
  • Eliminated toxins
  • Boosted endurance
  • Conclusion

    When it comes to IV nutrition, there is a wide range of benefits people can experience. IV treatment is administered directly into the veins, which means that the results may be achieved much more quickly than oral or other traditional medicines. A single treatment takes about 20 minutes. It is a safe and effective treatment. Additionally, it can be custom-made to meet the health needs of each patient.

    My team and I strive to help as many people as we can live longer, healthier, pain-free lives without the use of surgery or drugs. For this reason, we offer many forms of healing to achieve our goal and help you live the life you deserve. To find out more about IV Nutritional Therapy or any of our other treatments please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.
    Stay well!

    Dr. Craig Strickland

    We give patients a better overall lifestyle rather than treating one condition at a time so they can live happier, healthier lives. Call us for a complimentary consultation.
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