Many of us have only had experience with IVs while we’re sick or undergoing procedures in the hospital. But did you know that IVs can also be used to boost your health and hydration?
Many women in the US aren’t getting the nutrients or electrolytes they need, whether due to inactivity or poor diet. Our busy lives can distract us from taking proper care of ourselves, leaving our bodies struggling to compensate. Vitamin deficiencies can predispose us to chronic conditions like heart disease and even speed up the aging process.
IV nutraceuticals are a wonderful way to give your body the fuel it needs. Let’s talk about how IV nutritional therapy works, what types are available, and how you can benefit from a quick, effective boost of nutrients and electrolytes.
How Does Vitamin IV Therapy Work?
Vitamin IV therapy has numerous health benefits, from hydration to brain function to heart health. These benefits come from a mixture of potent vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients injected straight into the bloodstream via IV. Your provider can customize these quick and effective treatments to fit your individual needs, or you can choose from a menu of specially designed solutions for various health goals. Sessions usually last between 30 and 60 minutes.
Vitamin IV therapy should take place in a medical office under the supervision of a trained medical professional. Your physician will discuss your unique health goals, challenges, and history before recommending a course of treatment or personalizing a plan for you.
What Types of IV Nutraceutical Therapy Are Available?
Numerous IV therapies exist to treat a wide range of nutrient deficiencies and health concerns. Let’s go over a few of the most popular solutions and their benefits.
Heart and Brain
Heart and Brain IV therapy consists of vitamins B1 (thiamin), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (Niacin), B5 (pantothenic acid), B6 (pyridoxine), B9 (folic acid), and B12 (hydroxocobalamin). You’ll notice that this solution involves a lot of B vitamins! B vitamins play a vital role in your overall health and wellbeing, assisting cellular metabolism and energy production.
This particular solution is optimal for:
- Nerve and brain function
- General metabolism
- Muscle tone maintenance
- Blood cell production
- Lowering bad cholesterol
- Reducing the risk of heart attack
Immunity IV therapy consists of vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, and C (ascorbic acid), as well as Zinc Chloride for an added immunity boost. This formula is perfect for boosting your immune system to fight off infections like cold and flu naturally. Immune strength has been on everyone’s mind lately, and rightly so—we should never neglect our body’s ability to protect itself!
Water accounts for 70% percent of your body, and proper hydration is essential to every cell. Unfortunately, 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated, causing lack of energy and vulnerability to illness. Of course, even those of us who drink the recommended amount of water every day—1/2 ounce for every pound of body weight—can use a helping hand to balance our hydration and electrolytes.
Various hydration solutions are available, containing vitamin and mineral blends such as:
- Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, and C
Is Vitamin IV Therapy Right for Me?
Though there are no shortcuts to total body wellness, IV therapy can be an incredible supplement to a healthy lifestyle. These infusions can also be tailored to deliver the exact nutrients, minerals, and vitamins that your body lacks. To find out what formula is right for you, schedule an appointment with a trusted medical professional who will listen to your concerns, history, and health goals—and get ready to feel great!
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