What is Intravenous (IV) Vitamin Therapy?
IV Vitamin Therapy is an efficient way to deliver the nutrients (vitamins and minerals) your cells need directly into your bloodstream.
The vitamin and mineral-rich cocktails contain a combination of necessary nutrients to encourage an improvement in health, reduce fatigue, and power the immune system against chronic illnesses. IV Vitamin Therapy is among the most effective ways to feed the cells for quick revitalization in much higher quantities than oral doses can provide.
Who can IV Vitamin Therapy benefit?
Some of the many conditions that IV Vitamin Therapy can address include:
- Chronic Fatigue
- Improvements in athletic performance
- Acute muscle spasms
What are the benefits of IV Vitamin Therapy?
IV Vitamin Therapy has many benefits.
Because it delivers nutrition and other healing solutions directly into the bloodstream, your cells have an opportunity to absorb this nutrition immediately. IV Vitamin Therapy is fast and effective.
Using IV therapy allows the patient to absorb and utilize more nutrients then their digestive system can tolerate via the oral route.
When you use IV vitamin therapy to treat your body, you may also have an opportunity to avoid costly visits to the doctor or even the hospital.
How long has IV Vitamin Therapy been around?
IV Vitamin Therapy has a long history of providing relief for a variety of illnesses, both chronic and acute.
Not only has vitamin therapy existed for many years, but it has gained traction as a trusted complementary medical practice, especially in an integrated medical setting like Xcell Medical Group offers.
Following the work of Dr. Fred Klenner in the 1940s, Dr. John Myers from Baltimore, MD further developed and popularized the use of vitamin therapy as a medical practice for the overall treatment of various medical conditions.
Since the 1980s, vitamin therapy has helped people with chronic problems such as fatigue, depression, fibromyalgia, chest pain and more. These treatments can go for upwards of 25 years with continued positive results.
Dr. Myers developed the “Myers’ Cocktail”, which was a cocktail of a specific set of vitamins necessary to health and vitality.
The Myers’ Cocktail contains the following nutrients:
- Calcium gluconate
- Vitamin B12
- Vitamin B6
- Vitamin B5
- B-complex (thiamine, riboflavin, niacinamide) vitamins
- Vitamin C
These vitamins are all vital and naturally occur in the body.
Sometimes our bodies lack the essential quantities of these nutrients, especially those who are immunocompromised or have various chronic illnesses.
What are the benefits of these vitamins and minerals?
Magnesium: Magnesium is crucial for energy production, glycolysis, and RNA and DNA synthesis. It also contributes to the structural development of bone.
Calcium: Our bodies use calcium in our teeth and bones, and adequate quantities are required to maintain bone and teeth strength. It is needed especially in seniors, as well as those who are immunocompromised, as osteoporosis occurs in those who have deficiencies of these vitamins.
Vitamin B12: Vitamin B12 is necessary for circulatory and nervous system function. Increased levels of B12 assist in reducing depression, fatigue, stress and creating healthy hair, skin, and nails.
Vitamin B6: Vitamin B6 has many functions in the body and it plays a role in over 100 enzyme reactions. Other functions of B6 include protein and glucose metabolism, and the manufacture of hemoglobin.
Vitamin B5: Vitamin B5, also called Pantothenic Acid, is a highly effective treatment for various body maladies, and has been widely used for treating dietary deficiencies, acne, alcoholism, allergies, baldness, asthma, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism, and much more.
B-Complex: Niacin, Riboflavin, and Thiamin are all treatments that benefit cholesterol and cardiovascular health.
Vitamin C: We all know vitamin C is available in great quantities in oranges and other citrus fruits, but our food sources of vitamin C never provide us orally with what an IV can provide.
All of these vitamins and minerals are essential to life, yet many of us cannot receive all we need through our food intake alone. Our digestive system doesn’t absorb all of the necessary nutrients when we consume oral vitamins daily. Getting IV Vitamin Therapy once a week or every few weeks benefits your entire body with improved vitality, immunity, and health.