Nobody likes needles. So would you believe people are rolling up their sleeves to receive high-dose vitamin infusions into their veins—by choice? Celebs including Rihanna, Rita Ora, Simon Cowell, and Madonna are reportedly fans. But the fad isn’t just limited to the rich and famous anymore, as its becoming more affordable and more accessible.
So what is IV Therapy?
I.V. vitamin therapy (or intravenous vitamin therapy) is a means by which a healthy and safe dose of nutrients are given to a patient through their circulatory system using either a drip or injection. Vitamins and minerals are put directly into the bloodstream, bypassing the gut and therefore improving absorption into the cells.
IV Therapy Vs. Oral Supplements
Naturally a well-balanced diet and regular exercise is essential to maintain good health, but unfortunately with the pressures of everyday living and the declining nutrient quality in some foods these days this is not always possible. IV Infusion Therapy provides high doses of vitamins, minerals and nutrients directly into the bloodstream, exceeding levels achieved by simple oral supplementation.
Normally, nutrients are distributed to your cells via the digestion process. Sometimes you can experience problems digesting the required nutrients and your gut may simply excrete the nutrients before sending them through the bloodstream to the cells.
IV Infusion Therapy helps to deliver essential vitamins and nutrients directly to the cells through the bloodstream bypassing the gut. This results in much higher concentrations of nutrients being delivered to the body’s cells and tissues than is possible through oral supplementation.
An example of this is the infusion of Vitamin C, high doses taken orally can often cause an upset gut, but administered intravenously they are immediately available for cellular use.
What are the health benefits?
Iv Fusion therapy can have number of benefits to the body including a powerful immune system booster, have anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-histamine properties, help the body recover from inflammation, injury, infection and fatigue, aid in post-surgical healing, and play a profound role in cellular metabolism as well as in our body’s immune system.
How is Intravenous Vitamin Therapy done?
Depending on what your needs are, your doctor with help develop an individual fusion of minerals and vitamins suited to your specific needs.
Medically prescribed Intravenous Therapy (IV) supplements are delivered through a sterile fluid drip via a sterile cannula inserted into a vein in the arm and administered by trained technicians.
The patient will relax in the recliner chair while the fluid is painlessly and slowly infused over 45-50 minutes.
IV therapy isn’t safe for everyone. People with congestive heart failure, for example, should be cautious because excess fluids in the blood stream can further strain the body.
If you have any medical conditions or are allergic to anything, best to check with your GP before having IV therapy.
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