What is IV therapy?
Intravenous therapy (IV) is a therapy that delivers liquid substances directly into a vein. The intravenous route of administration can be used for injections or infusions (commonly referred to as drips). The IV route is the fastest way to deliver medications and fluid replacement throughout the body because the bodies circulation carries them.
Why is IV medicine so effective?
Have you ever been on hold for customer service and after about 10 minutes of getting bounced around, you just want to talk to a human? Don’t you wish you could just have direct phone numbers to the people that can help you with your issue? Well, IV Therapy is like having the personal cell phone of the CEO of a company. When you introduce nutrients directly into the bloodstream, it does not have to be broken down in the stomach and then absorbed through the intestines. This bypasses problems like leaky gut and poor digestion. The nutrients can then get to the organs and tissues immediately. It’s fast, effective, and efficient at healing the tissues that need it the most.
Why are nutrients in IVs so important?
I like to think of the human body as an automatic restaurant. If you have ever worked in a food establishment then you know how the roles and responsibilities each person needs to get food to a customer. There are people to order and cook the food, take the customers order, wash the dishes, and many people in between. Your organs and tissues need vitamins (food) and things called cofactors (think of them as restaurant staff) to be able to run the necessary operation. Every nutrient has different properties and they all have different roles in the body.
When you have a poorly functioning system, there is a problem with absorbing the nutrients and it makes it even harder for the body to continue to function. Think of it as a broken stove or dishwasher. This is where IV medicine can really help. It’s like hacking the system; it can deliver nutrients directly to the source of the issue.
What is a Myers’ Cocktail?
If you have had IV therapy then you might have heard of a myers cocktail. Myers' cocktail is an IV nutrient mixture invented by Baltimore physician John Myers. It contains magnesium, calcium, various B vitamins and vitamin C that is claimed to be beneficial for a broad range of conditions. (1) It is the most common IV therapy offered because of it as a Mega multivitamin. There are many ways to improve on this formula but it is a basic nutrient IV that most physicians offer because it can help a broad range of issues.
What are the benefits of IV therapy?
Quite honestly, the list is endless. Depending on what the body is lacking, it can make a huge difference in your quality of life. For instance, at Innate Healthcare, we offer a variety of IVs depending on what your symptoms are. Everything from fatigue, brain fog, weight loss, skin complaints, dehydration to detox and hangovers. Most people that try IV therapy report having better energy levels, clear cognition, better sleep, improved immune response, among other benefits. The possibilities are really endless.
Are IV nutrients right for you?
Some people do not like needles and they are nervous about trying IV therapy. There are amazing tools out there that can be utilized to make IV placement painless. So don’t let the “poke” of a needle deter you. Every human being needs vitamins and nutrients to run their bodies. I employ you to check it out if you feel like you would like to try it. Speaking from personal experience, it is a therapy that is something everyone should try once. For more of the pros and cons check out this article