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Exploring the Benefits of IV Therapy: Is It Right for You?

Updated: May 17

Have you been hearing a lot lately about IV therapy? It’s all over social media and perhaps your friends and family are on a regular IV routine.

IV bag with an injection

Have you ever wondered if IV therapy is something that you can benefit from? The reality is that almost everyone could benefit from IV therapy. There are so many different ‘kinds’, or cocktails of IVs that can be tailored to your health needs.


Benefits


One of the main benefits of IV therapy is that it bypasses the digestive system, meaning you will be absorbing 100% of the nutrients. Unlike oral supplementation which depends on digestive health, and proper metabolization, IV nutrients get absorbed directly into the bloodstream where your body can begin utilization immediately.


Here are the top 12 reasons why people seek out IV therapy:


1. Immune Support

If you experience frequent colds and the flu, or perhaps when you get sick it runs you down significantly, or takes a long time to recover. IV therapy can help support your immune health in terms of prevention but also reduce the length of a sickness.


2. Gastrointestinal Concerns

Many people with digestive complaints including IBS, diarrhea, constipation, SIBO, C. Difficile, Crohn’s, colitis, and more, have difficulty absorbing nutrients through foods and even oral supplementation. IV therapy can significantly help with nutrient absorption and improve overall health and digestive concerns.


3. Low Energy

There are many reasons why people may experience low energy, from low nutrient absorption due to poor digestion, high stress levels, low vitamin B12 levels and even low iron levels.


A comprehensive assessment by our ND is done to determine the underlying cause and then a customized IV will be made specific to your health needs to get you feeling energized in no time!

4. Athletes and Workout Enthusiasts
A couple working out

Athletes find vast improvements with the use of IV therapy in training recovery, improved stamina, electrolyte replacement, enhanced muscle endurance, as well as muscle growth and repair. IV therapy improves nutrient absorption and can help optimize your athletic performance.



5. Frequent Headaches and Migraines
A person is experiencing a headache

Suffering from recurrent headaches and migraines can significantly impact your quality of life. IV therapy has been found to decrease the duration and frequency of headaches and improve overall wellness.




6. Anti-aging and Skin Rejuvenation

There are different types of IV therapy for your anti-aging and beauty needs. NAD+ is one of the most promising IV therapies for general anti-aging by reducing free radicals in the body. There are other specific nutrients used such as biotin that are beneficial for improving the health of skin and nails from the inside out.


7. Metabolism Support

IV therapy is customizable to your specific needs and can address your metabolic goals from weight loss to improving muscle mass.


8. Maintaining substance sobriety

NAD+ has been shown to greatly reduce the cravings for alcohol and various substances like opioids. IV therapy can be a great add-on to your current treatment regime.


9. Chronic Illness

Many chronic health concerns such as fibromyalgia, Lyme disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, auto-immune conditions, and more can benefit from customized IV therapies to target your specific needs. Studies have shown that IV infusions with specific nutrients can help manage debilitating pain and fatigue. Patients report improved energy, decreased pain, and less fatigue.


10. Adjunctive Cancer Care

High dose Vitamin C and mistletoe therapies have been found to help support people before, during and after cancer treatment, and can help reduce the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatments.


11. Neuropathic Pain

IV therapy has been found to decrease neuropathic pain from viral infections, diabetic neuropathies and more.


12. Iron Deficiency Anemia

A person is getting an IV service

Many people experience iron deficiency of unknown cause and find supplementation either difficult to take due to digestive side effects, or also difficulty in maintaining optimal levels for daily life. IV Venofer helps increase iron levels to help with energy but also other areas of health that rely on iron status including hormones, immune support, metabolism, and more.


Now the question comes to mind, who shouldn’t get IV therapy?


We do not suggest IV therapy for individuals who have a strong fear of needles or if you frequently faint with injections or having blood taken. All IV patients require a naturopathic appointment and labs to assess for liver and kidney health, as well as any others specific to your healthcare needs.


If you are interested in learning whether IV Therapy may be right for you please contact one of our medical staff to book a consultation. We are dedicated to educating our patients and only recommend specific treatments when we firmly believe they are the right course of action for improving patient health and wellbeing.


 

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