How IV therapy provides solutions to lack of needed nutrients.

Medicine is no longer as simple as prescribing medication for a disease state.  Advances in functional medicine, orthomolecular medicine, naturopathic medicine, epigenetics, nutritional biochemistry, homeotherapeutics, and organic agriculture have drastically changed and expanded our understanding of the critical role proper nutrition and vitamin nutrient supplementation play in maintaining metabolic health and well-being.

Now more than ever, it is important for healthcare providers and patients to understand the health consequences of nutritional deficiencies and how to diagnose and prescribe with the proper supplement.  Ideally, we would all get our nutrients from the food we consume, but for more than 90% of the population, this does not happen.  Even if you are eating fruits and vegetables, the nutritional value has changed over time as farmers try to increase harvest and change the genetics of plants grown.  In 2004 the Journal of the American College of Nutrition published a study by Donald Davis et al. revealing a statistical decline of nutrients in 43 garden crops from 1950 to 1999.  The study also revealed a 6 percent decrease in protein and a 15 to 38 percent decline in calcium, iron, riboflavin, phosphorous and vitamin C.  We live in a world where people now need and require supplementation for optimal health.

The word vitamin comes from the root word vita, meaning life and amine, which is a reference to organic compounds that are derived from ammonia.  Over time we learned that not all vitamins are from amines, and the es was dropped. There are 13 essential vitamins that are divided into groups of either water-soluble or fat soluble.  Minerals are elements that are made from the earth.  Dietary supplements can come in a variety of forms including tablets, capsules, liquids, chewables and injectables. When vitamins and minerals are taken by mouth, absorption varies greatly.  Stomach acid plays a key role in the absorption and use of calcium, magnesium, iron, and B12.  Age affects the amount of stomach acid, and why people over the age of 50 are at higher risk for B12 deficiencies.  People with Cystic Fibrosis lack pancreatic enzymes which are critical in the digestion and absorption of fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K.

Every day our bodies are exposed to stressors. Those stressors may be physical, mental, or emotional.  When we are stressed, we use up micronutrients to remain in a healthy state. Vitamins and minerals are key ingredients in giving us energy, developing healthy bones, skin, hair, healing injuries, and maintaining our immune system.  It can be easy to get depleted, and the bottom line is the body needs replenishment to heal and maintain health and reduce stressors.

IV therapy has traditionally been used in emergency and ICU situations to replenish and nourish patients.  Over the past several years, treatments have become more readily available to treat a range of ailments including dehydration, nutrient deficiencies, fatigue, low functioning immune systems, and cancer treatment support.  IV Therapy is an efficient and effective way to replenish vitamins, minerals, amino acids, antioxidants, and other essential micronutrients.

The gold standard IV introduced first in the 1970s by Dr. John Myers of Baltimore, Maryland, is known as Myers Infusion.  It is a combination of magnesium chloride, calcium gluconate, thiamine, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, vitamin C, and diluted hydrochloric acid.  Over the years, many modifications have been made to the Myers Infusion, but it remains the gold standard and treatment for many symptoms.

Some nutrients are present at a much higher concentration in cells than in serum (blood).  For example, myocardial cells’ concentration of magnesium is 10 times higher than the extracellular concentration.  In certain disease states, this concentration is disrupted, and health is compromised.  Intravenous delivery of magnesium can allow ailing cells the opportunity to pick up magnesium and re-establish homeostasis.

IV therapy is a powerful therapy that can assist in reclaiming, restoring, and improving your health.  Chronic depletion of nutrients can magnify existing health problems and lead to new ones, creating a downward spiral of wellbeing.  IV nutrition is the fastest available method to replenish chronically depleted nutrients.

When nutrients are given intravenously by IV therapy, the digestive system is bypassed, and these much-needed nutrients are delivered directly into the cells. Each cell is infused with a nutrient dense solution, so that the vitamins in IV therapies are easily accessible. Receiving these nutrients in the most bio-available form allows for optimal absorption in the body and optimal health benefits.

8 Benefits of IV

  1. Boost Energy
  2. Support And Power Up Your Immune System
  3. Anti-Aging
  4. Glowing Hydrated Skin
  5. Reduce Stress
  6. Boost Metabolism and Slim Down
  7. Athletic Performance and Recovery
  8. Detoxification

How do we use IV therapy at Natural Bio Health?

Our goal as wellness providers is to provide recommendations and solutions to optimize your health and live life feeling your best. Our wellness providers will take the time to meet with you to determine which IV therapy is best for you. Whether you are looking to replenish nutrients, boost immune health, recover faster, or address a specific health concern, Natural Bio Health will customize an IV infusion that is right for you.

Contact Natural Bio Health Today

Learn more about how Natural Bio Health IV Therapies can optimize and improve your health. Join the wellness journey to achieve optimal health, fight disease and boost immune health to combat viruses.

Our wellness team offers in-person and telemedicine consultations. To schedule your appointment, contact us here. We serve patients in Austin, Houston, San Antonio, Round Rock, and College Station.

Author: Ashley Johnson, FNP – Natural Bio Health Wellness Team

 

 

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