Maintain Your Health with the Help of IV Infusion Therapy
IV infusion therapy is a great way to combat common illnesses. Maintaining proper nutrition is a difficult challenge under even the best of circumstances. The traditional American diet is filled with processed, time-saving foods. Unfortunately, the processing that allows for quick preparation and long shelf life also removes a lot of the nutritional value of the foods we enjoy. Additionally, commercial farming practices have depleted the soil of many vital nutrients, causing even fresh fruits and vegetables to have lower concentrations of vitamins and minerals.
In response to poor diet, many individuals turn to various supplements that come in pill form. Unfortunately, the body’s ability to absorb the nutrients provided by pills is limited. To start with, some of the binders and fillers used to make the pills can decrease the body’s ability to absorb the nutrients. And even if available, the GI tract has a limited number of receptors for many nutrients, limiting the amount that can absorbed. The result is a large percentage of the nutrients in the pills you take end up being excreted without being absorbed.
What is IV Infusion Therapy?
One alternative to help ensure adequate absorption and utilization of vital nutrients is intravenous (IV) administration. IV administration allows the nutrients to be infused directly into the bloodstream, bypassing the GI system entirely. Your body can utilize the nutrients much faster and efficiently compared to when you swallow pills. This is accomplished by a trained registered nurse inserting an IV catheter into a vein in your arm just like you would receive in the emergency room. A specific combination of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, etc. are then mixed in a bag of fluid and infused into the bloodstream through the IV.
What is IV Infusion Therapy Used For?
IV treatments can be used to treat a wide variety of ailments, including some of the most common issues that we deal with on a daily basis. Many of us suffer from poor sleep and stress, whether it is related to work, finances, family or health. That results in fatigue and decreased immune system strength which can be treated with IV therapy. In addition, stress and natural aging can cause chronic damage to our skin which can also be addressed with an IV infusion treatment. Athletes who often suffer from significant nutrient depletion following a rigorous workout or competition can have fluids and nutrients replenished with an IV treatment.
How Long Does an IV Infusion Therapy Take?
IV therapies are extremely safe and well tolerated. Most therapies take about 45-60 minutes to complete. To learn more about available treatments or to schedule a treatment, contact us or call us at 609-732-2244.