What is IV Therapy?
The nutrients in an IV solution can be used instantly by your body because they will not be lost during the digestive process. Due to the high levels of nutrients contained within the solution, the “concentration gradient” allows rapid and efficient active transport of the nutrients into your cells, yielding optimal results. Vitamin supplements are indisputably beneficial, but when taken orally in pill form–your body’s natural metabolic absorption process can render up to 85% of that vitamin useless. Intravenous therapy delivers a higher concentration of nutrients to your cells through the bloodstream, allowing your body to better absorb and utilize them.
IV infusions deliver vitamins, minerals and amino acids directly to the body for maximum absorption. This process allows these enriching nutrients to flood your body and nourish your system at the cellular level. The IV method also means that larger doses of these supplements can be safely administered that could not be tolerated orally. Additionally, the digestive system is effectively bypassed in this process, which is extremely beneficial for those who have digestive issues. And in certain instances, the body’s deficiencies are so great that ordinary oral supplementation simply isn’t enough.
Is it safe?
The nutrients utilized in IVMT are vitamins and minerals which are categorized as “Essential Nutrients”- those that our bodies must have in order to, not just survive, but function healthfully–that we are unable to derive from other raw materials. With the advent of the modern diet, processed foods began to dominate the market, which has translated to pervasive deficiencies of these Essential Nutrients, and a spike in chronic illness.
These infusions are primarily beneficial to their users, but small risks are involved. These risks are associated with the IV method, however. Bruising may occur at the injection site, and is comparable to having blood drawn for a lab test. Certain side effects may include “infiltration”, which can be caused by vascular fragility and result in a rupture of the vein wall and fluid leakage into the surrounding tissue. The user will experience a localized burning sensation which will dissipate as the IV is moved to another vein. Patients with small, difficult-to-locate veins or who are prone to vascular weakness may not be candidates for IVMT. It may be possible, in some instances, that a period of oral nutrients administered in high doses can rebuild one’s nutritional state, strengthening the veins to the point that IVMT therapy is once again a viable option.