What is IV nutrition?
IV nutrition works by taking a concentrated blend of vitamins and minerals and distributing them directly into the bloodstream. This allows you to consume high levels of nutrients that your body cannot obtain through diet alone, even when you take oral vitamins and supplements. Increasing the vitamin and mineral levels in your body through IV nutrition therapy helps decrease inflammation, promote proper healing, increase energy, and improve overall health. Delivering nutrition through an IV allows us to bypass the digestive system and obtain higher levels of nutrients right into the bloodstream.
Who can benefit from IV nutrition?
IV nutrition can be for anyone! Almost everyone can benefit from the increase of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that come from IV nutrition therapy. Giving your body the extra nutrients it needs can help you feel recharged and re-energized. For patients who are suffering from chronic pain or various conditions, IV nutrition therapy can be used to increase your overall health. The increase in nutrition helps promote healing in the body while decreasing inflammation, which is a common source of pain for many patients.
How does IV nutrition work?
Before beginning any treatment, we will determine how IV nutrition therapy can best help you as well as review your medical history. Each IV nutrition blend is determined uniquely based on your body’s needs. For some patients, we may conduct a small nutrition test to identify where the body is showing low levels of nutrition and thus tailor your IV nutrition therapy to meet your needs.
Once the best mixture of nutrients is determined, the treatment can begin. The IV is placed in the arm as this is where the nutrients will enter your bloodstream. The mixture of nutrients will then be hung and connected to your IV. The drip will start, and your body will begin to take in the extra vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. The treatment takes place in our office and usually takes approximately one hour to complete. IV nutrition therapy is a minimally-invasive procedure, and you will be back to your regular routine immediately following treatment.