Updated: Feb 3
Intervenous Therapy (IV Therapy) delivers vitamins, minerals, and amino acids into the body via a vein, bypassing the digestive tract and ensuring optimal absorption and effect.
Is IV Therapy right for you?
Our digestive tract is often inflamed and leaky with minor holes (permeations called 'leaky gut') from eating the wrong foods, which leads to malabsorption, where we are not absorbing a high percentage of nutrients from the food we eat. One common cause of health symptoms is nutrient deficiency.
Besides not absorbing 100% of nutrients due to malabsorption, our food is depleted; it no longer contains the levels of vitamins and minerals it once did when our ancestors grew the family's supply of fruits and vegetables organically in their gardens. This is because the soil is depleted; crops are no longer rotated, commercial growers do not use compost, and fertilizers strip the soil of minerals. Produce is also picked well before it is ripe and shipped far away, therefore not fresh when it finally gets eaten. According to scientific studies, an apple in the 1950s is worth ten apples today regarding nutrients.
Why not just take Supplements?
Quality supplements are undoubtedly important for the reasons above; however, if digestion and particularly absorption are poor, an IV is a great way to get higher doses of nutrients into the body by bi-passing the digestive tract to address and heal health symptoms. So, the digestive tract needs to be healed with a proper diet and specific amino acids, probiotics and nutrients.
What are the IV options?
There are two types of IVs, a drip which contains a higher amount of nutrients and takes 45-60 minutes or a push which includes a lower amount of specific nutrients and takes 10 minutes.
Are IV therapies patient-specific?
IV vitamin therapies are customized and patient-specific. In addition, the physician will assess each patient and determine the IV vitamin formulation to provide the best, most effective support given the particular symptoms the patient may be experiencing.
What are the reasons to have an IV?
Fatigue and stress
Poor immune system – frequent colds or the flu, yeast infections, bladder infections
Respiratory tract infection, pneumonia, bronchitis
What does the IV feel like while you get it?
Usually, people do not feel anything during an IV drip; however, some may taste the B vitamins.
How do you feel after an IV drip?
Most people feel more energized after an IV drip, and their energy may remain high for the next week or two.
What does it mean if you don't feel more energized after an IV drip?
If your energy is not higher after an IV, it may mean you are super depleted of nutrients, and your adrenal glands (the battery) are exhausted. If this is the case, you need IV therapy weekly to regenerate your body.
How often should you get an IV drip or push?
The frequency depends on a person's health and how severe their symptoms are. Most people in good general health get an IV drip once per month. Most people get an IV push once every two weeks. For hair loss, I recommend the Hair Supportive Push once per week. I also recommend either an IV push or drip before Platelet Rich Plasma treatments as the nutrients in it will improve the plasma's quality, allowing for even better skin or hair rejuvenating results.
Are there reasons to NOT get an IV?
Are you allergic to vitamins or minerals? In that case, it is essential to mention this to the physician, and your specific allergens can be avoided and replaced with other vitamins and minerals.
It is worth trying if you have never had an IV push or drip. When our nutrient stores are replenished, we feel more energy and are mentally and hormonally balanced.