Intravenous (IV) nutritional therapy is used to administer vitamins, minerals, amino acids and other nutrients directly into the bloodstream. This is a very effective way of quickly improving nutritional status. Because this method bypasses the need for nutrients having to be absorbed through the gut, nutrients are better able to be delivered directly to the tissues in need. The IV route allows for a higher concentration of nutrients to be delivered to the tissues than does oral supplementation. IV therapy can be looked as using pharmacological doses of nutrients to drive blocked or impaired metabolic reactions.
IV therapy can be of benefit in a variety of conditions:
- •Chronic fatigue
- •Both acute and chronic infections
- •Improve athletic performance
- •Immune system support and balance
- •Migraine headaches
- •Detoxification from toxic metals
- •General “toxicity”
- •Nutrient deficiencies
- •Chronic digestive disorders
- •Adverse reactions from toxic chemicals
- •Support during chemotherapy for cancer
Advantages of IV Therapy
IV therapy can be more effective than taking supplements orally for correcting intracellular nutrient deficits. The intravenous methods targets nutrients directly to where they are needed. IVs bypass the digestive system which sometimes blocks the absorption of nutrients. If you are lacking sufficient hydrochloric acid and digestive enzymes, for example, you may not absorb all the benefits of oral supplements.