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Ensuring Your Body Gets the Nutrients It Needs: The Benefits of IV Nutritional Therapy

Thursday Jun 25, 2015 by Essential Health and Wellness in

Removing toxins from your body is talked about frequently and certainly needed for optimum wellness, but so is the presence of adequate nutrients. Unfortunately, eating a well-balanced diet will not guarantee appropriate absorption of vitamins and minerals into your body. Intravenous nutritional therapy is a way to directly feed vitamins, minerals, and amino acids directly into your bloodstream. This can create therapeutic levels of certain nutrients in the blood that may not be possible when taken in an oral form.
Our health-conscious patients may already be taking a daily multivitamin, but if your gut is unhealthy, your stomach is not absorbing these nutrients like it should. Common factors that can cause poor gut health and absorption problems include, chronic use of acid blockers, inflammation (Crohn’s/colitis, chronic use of NSAIDs), poor diet, lack of good bacteria that aid in digestion, and the presence of pathogens such as viruses, bacteria, or toxins.
Various nutrients may exert pharmacological effects only in concentrations achieved through IV administration. For example, Vitamin C has been shown to have an antiviral effect at very high levels which are only achieved through IV therapy. Because of its immune enhancement abilities, IV therapy may also benefit the following conditions:

  • Flu/Cold
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Stress
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Pre/Postoperative support
  • Gastrointestinal infections
  • Cancer

If you are interested in fully integrating IV therapy into your wellness plan, adding micronutrient testing will provide a complete analysis of all your nutrient deficiencies. Almost all the components for IV Therapy can be customized to your body’s unique needs.

For more information on this or any other Essential Health& Wellness services, feel free to contact us, we’re happy to answer any questions you may have.

Ensuring Your Body Gets the Nutrients It Needs: The Benefits of IV Nutritional Therapy was last modified: July 8th, 2015 by Essential Health and Wellness