Many people are looking for ways to boost their health and feelings of wellness. The foods that are widely available today are lacking in the nutrients the body needs to function at full capacity. In recent years, the use of IV nutrient therapy has become a popular way to provide the body with bioavailable vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients. We are proud to provide this service in our Upper Darby clinic.
What is Nutrient IV Therapy?
Nutrient IV therapy is a safe and effective method of delivering vitamins, minerals, and nutrients directly into the bloodstream. Treatment may be provided to combat the effects of dehydration, malnutrition, and stress or to boost mood and overall health and vitality.
The benefit of this method of delivery is that intravenous treatments are exceptionally effective. This is because nutrients are inserted directly into the blood; there is no ingestion and digestive process to affect breakdown and absorption. Intravenous therapy also circumvents the common issues associated with oral administration, such as an upset stomach. Vitamin C is a prime example of a nutrient that is significantly changed via the method of delivery. A person may take 1,000 mg of vitamin C and develop stomach upset and diarrhea. By bypassing the digestive tract, IV therapy can deliver much higher doses of vitamin C without imposing unpleasant side effects.
How Nutrient IV Therapy Works
What we feed the body controls our cellular function. When the cells are functioning at optimal levels, our organs can, too. When the organs are functioning well, we enjoy better overall health. IV therapy supports cellular function by inserting vital nutrients directly into the blood.
When a person receives an IV infusion, a liquid of vitamins, minerals, and other beneficial chemicals enters the blood through a small tube inserted into a vein. The nutrients can then be fully absorbed without disruption caused by genetics, metabolism, age, and other factors. The physical and chemical makeup of IV infusions facilitate greater uptake into the cells.
What Conditions can Nutrient IV Therapy Treat?
Intravenous nutrient therapies have been used to treat a wide variety of conditions and complaints. These include:
- Autoimmune conditions
- Low immunity and higher susceptibility to illness
- Chronic fatigue
- Heavy metal toxicity
- Lyme disease
- Depression and anxiety
- Memory and cognitive enhancement
- Adrenal fatigue
- Chronic or acute muscle spasms
Potential candidates for Nutrient IV Therapy
Nutrient IV therapy can be beneficial for adults who are interested in treating specific conditions or simply improving overall health and well-being. The objective in treatment is to replenish what the body may be lacking so its cells and systems can operate more efficiently. In this way, IV therapy is an ideal complement to a broader health and wellness program that includes sufficient sleep, regular exercise, and good daily nutrition.
How Long is the Nutrient IV Therapy Procedure?
Depending on the patient, IV Therapy sessions can last from 20 minutes to an hour.
Is Nutrient IV Therapy Safe?
Hospitals have been administering IV therapy for decades to treat a wide variety of ailments, including nutrient-absorption disorders and dehydration. The therapy is now becoming more mainstream and available in clinical settings like ours.
It is important to obtain IV therapy from a licensed, trained provider who performs a thorough medical history and assessment before administering treatment. As safe as this treatment is, it is not appropriate for everyone. People with kidney problems, chronic health conditions, or heart disease may not be suitable candidates for IV therapy. A doctor should be consulted to determine this.
We must also note that any puncture to the skin, even a routine blood draw, does pose a risk of infection. IV therapy should be performed using strict protocols for safety to minimize this risk as well as others, such as infiltration of fluid into tissue rather than a vein, hematoma, and air bubbles.
Schedule your Consultation
Studies have demonstrated the power of IV nutrient therapy to address a long list of health concerns. If you are interested in receiving the nutrients your body needs in a way that maximizes absorption, schedule a consultation with us. Call 610-615-9163 to arrange a visit to our Upper Darby or Philadelphia office.