• IV Vitamin Therapy: Is it Right for You?

    on Mar 20th, 2017

IV Vitamin Therapy: Is it Right for You?

Have you reached the recommended allotment of vitamins today? If you’re like a great number of people, you probably haven’t. Vitamin deficiencies, often incorrectly assumed to be an issue of the past, are still quite common. In fact, there are some shockingly common nutrition deficiencies. If you’ve had a physical done recently, your doctor might have alerted you to one. There are some nutrients that only come from certain foods. Vitamin deficiencies in particular can be difficult to overcome because so much of our ability to absorb vitamins from food or even supplements is tied to other conditions. For example, people who are chronically dehydrated for whatever reason often need assistance meeting their vitamin needs.

If you are having issues related to difficulties with vitamin absorption, it’s time to talk to your doctor about IV vitamin therapy. You might need the help of a medical professional in order to overcome your deficiency issues. But, is it right for you? It’s time to get the facts on the issues that can arise when suffering from vitamin deficiency and if IV vitamin therapy is the solution you’ve been looking for.


Common vitamin deficiencies

While we often associate diseases like scurvy with long gone days, if you’re not eating enough fresh fruits and certain vegetables, you might not be getting enough vitamin C. This can present by having a poor immune system. Vitamin C is essential to your health.

More commonly, you’ll probably hear that you have a vitamin B deficiency. Vitamin B12 deficiencies in particular are relatively common due to diet habits. B vitamins, like folic acid can treat certain kinds of anemia. B6 is essential to a healthy metabolism.

Both of these vitamin types are water soluble which is why they are ideal for IV treatment.


How they can happen

Vitamin deficiencies can happen for many reasons. Improper eating habits are a big one. If you’re not eating a balanced diet with a lot of variety in it, you could be missing out on some much needed nutrition. This is particularly common with B vitamins. They aren’t the easiest to get from food sources. If you’re a vegetarian, this is especially true as most sources of B vitamins are animal based. Vitamin B12 is naturally exclusively so.

Certain medical conditions can also cause vitamin deficiencies. Chronic dehydration, no matter the underlying cause, can be a major factor in poor nutrition. Even if you’re an endurance athlete, if you’re not properly hydrating and taking in the fuel you need, you might be surprised to find out you have a vitamin deficiency of some kind.

Some people may also experience feelings of sluggishness or fatigue that isn’t necessarily tied to a serious medical condition but is unpleasant nonetheless. Therapy with B vitamins can give you that boost of energy you need to feel more productive.


Why IV vitamin therapy

IV vitamin therapy consists of the rapid introduction of nutrients like lysine, zinc, vitamin C, and B vitamins into your system. Nutrient dense fluids being introduced directly to the bloodstream is a more effective method of getting you the vitamins you need than relying on the digestive tract. Of course, because the body doesn’t normally consume nutrients this way, it’s important that you only have an experienced doctor or nurse perform this procedure. The first step will be an evaluation of your symptoms, expectations, and needs and determining if this is the right course of treatment for you.

IV vitamin therapy is great for people who suffer with dehydration issues related to any health conditions they could be suffering with. It may come as a surprise that IV vitamin therapy is also used for weight loss. Vitamin deficiency can in some instances trigger health issues that affect your metabolism. Alternatively, the introduction of some nutrients can really rev up your metabolism to better burn fat. During this procedure, some of the nutrients introduced are lipotropic compounds. These compounds, which include choline and inositol, are essential to healthy liver function which is where the body’s fat metabolism is powered. These lipotropic amino acids can boost your fat metabolism for a weight loss effect.

As you can see, vitamin therapy might be an option for a variety of situations or conditions. But the only way to find out if it’s the solution to yours is to speak with your doctor.


Conclusion

IV vitamin therapy could be the answer to a variety of medical conditions. The important thing to keep in mind is that not just anyone can administer this kind of vitamin therapy. For the sake of safety and efficacy, only a medical professional should be introducing high levels of vitamins into your system. The team at Elevate Health Group specializes in treatments like these to provide the best care to our patients. If you’d like to learn more or set up an appointment for a consultation, contact us today. We’ll give you the medical care you need so you can feel your best.

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