Why IV nutrient therapy?
Let's face it: the food we eat today isn't nearly as nutritious as it used to be. In the quest for bigger, tastier, juicier, crunchier, higher yield, more colorful food, nutritional value is usually forgotten. Add into that the overworked soils, growth-pushing fertilizers, pesticides and GMO's (genetically modified organisms) and you're left with more and more toxins and less and less nutrition. And this is to say nothing about the toxins we breathe in, drink, and rub on our bodies every day. With the ever-increasing load of toxins and decreasing nutrition in our foods, many turn to "vitamin supplements" which can be tremendously helpful. The problem is that for many people either their disease has progressed too far or they are unable to properly digest and assimilate enough vitamins to do the trick. In those cases getting the nutrients intravenously can be a great option!
What Kind of Nutrients?
Probably, apart from water, the biggest supplement nutrient we put in our IV's is Vitamin C. Humans are just about the only animal that doesn't make their own vitamin C and need to get it in the diet. Most of us don't get nearly enough.
Vitamin C can help with fighting any infection, detoxification, autoimmune processes, healing, growth and many other things. In addition to Vitamin C we often give various B vitamins, and essential minerals like calcium, magnesium, potassium, etc. Other IV nutrients can include things like glutathione and Alpha Lipoid Acid (ALA)..
How is it Done?
Before we start any IV's on a patient, we see them for a complete medical evaluation. Different conditions require different protocols.
Typically we tailor the IV nutrients to the needs of the patient, oftentimes starting at a lower dose and working up on the dose as tolerated.
While it is not uncommon for a patient to feel significantly improved after a single IV, it can take a while for many patients to notice a significant sustained difference. Remember, you didn't become sick or nutrient depleted overnight, and it can take some time for things to correct.
Quite commonly we will combine the IV nutrients with Major Auto-Hemotherapy (MAH) and/or Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation (UBI), as well as various other treatment modalities depending on a patient's condition.