Stress, poor quality diet and lack of sleep all contribute to a less than optimal immune system. A compromised immune system can, and often does, lead to illness.
Nobody has time to get sick. Don’t allow yourself to miss out on life. The key to health and wellness, year-round, is getting your body the nutrients it needs to support proper immune function. There’s no better way to do that than through IV Therapy.
We will discuss what IV vitamin therapy is, who needs it and why, what it offers and how often we recommend it.
What is IV Vitamin Therapy?
In these hydration IV’s, vitamins and minerals enter directly into the bloodstream in order to bypass the digestive system. By skipping this process, up to 90% of the nutrients can instantly access the cells and provide them with the tools required to function optimally.
Dr. John Myers, who was a Maryland medical doctor in the 1960s and 70s, pioneered this practice. Present day infusions usually incorporate a version of his Myers’ Cocktail which consists of magnesium, calcium, B vitamins and vitamin C, along with additional nutrients such as glutathione, amino acids, electrolytes and NAD+.
“But I take vitamins every day. Why is IV therapy better?”
Many Americans suffer from poor digestion, and they don’t even realize it. Gas, bloating, burping, pain, pressure, and/or burning after eating are all indications of dysfunction, which can compromise nutrient absorption. You may only access 20-50% of the nutrients in your food and supplements.
Pharmaceuticals may also impact how your digestive system works. Certain medications block or steal nutrients from the cells. If you are taking statins, PPIs, or blood thinners, you may be only absorbing 3-15% of the nutrients in your foods or supplements. A deficiency can still occur, even if you are supplementing regularly.
Who should get an IV?
Anyone looking to boost their immune system and overall well-being would benefit from an infusion. If your school or office is re-opening and you want to go in with a supercharged immune system, this will help. When you are travelling and want an immune boost before leaving, this will help. Are you stressed or feeling under the weather and just need to bump up your immune system to get over that last hurdle? IV vitamin therapy could be the game changer.
Remember, prevention is key. An excellent defense is going on the offensive and providing your body with what it needs to fight those viruses and toxins.
How often should I get an infusion?
We recommend once a month for optimal immune support and nutrient maximization. If you are on medications that may interfere with nutrient absorption, talk to your doctor or one of our health coaches to see how frequently you could benefit from this treatment.
Where are these treatments offered?
If you are in the Scottsdale or Phoenix area, you can make an appointment at our office.
If you are not in the area, you can search for clinics near you. We recommend being thorough in your research and making sure it is a reputable facility with a medical professional.
Always talk it over with your physician before doing any type of treatment and, as always, our health coaches are available to support you.