IV Vitamin Therapy
A guest post by Dr. Kamy
What is IV vitamin treatment?
When a client receives IV vitamin treatment, they’re receiving a liquid mixture of vitamins and minerals through a small tube inserted into a vein. This allows the nutrients to be absorbed quickly and directly into the bloodstream, which is a method that produces higher levels of the vitamins and minerals in your body than if you got them from food or supplements. This is because several factors affect our body’s ability to absorb nutrients in the stomach. Factors include age, metabolism, health status, genetics, interactions with other products we consume, and the physical and chemical makeup of the nutritional supplement or food. Higher levels of the vitamins and minerals in your bloodstream lead to greater uptake into cells. Cells then use the nutrients to maintain health and fight illness.
What are the benefits of IV vitamin therapy?
The benefits of IV vitamin therapy are many! As discussed above, nutrients traveling through the digestive system can have many interruptions or problems. Because IV vitamin therapy bypasses this system, 100 percent absorption of the vitamins and minerals can be achieved. For this reason, vitamin IV therapy can correct micronutrient deficiencies. This improves the overall nutritional status of an individual, allowing for the relief of many symptoms.
Some benefits include:
- Increased energy
- Reduced symptoms of stress
- Improved hydration
- Regulation of the immune system, improving the symptoms of chronic illnesses and treating autoimmune disease flare-ups
- Improved skin quality
- Reduction in headaches
- Improved symptoms of depression
- Improved symptoms of asthma
- Shortened recovery time for athletes, optimal performance, improved endurance
- Relieves allergies, colds and flus
What vitamins/minerals can you receive through IV therapy?
Commonly seen ingredients in an IV vitamin drip are vitamin C, B vitamins, magnesium, and calcium. IV vitamin drips may also contain amino acids (the building blocks of protein) and antioxidants, such as glutathione.
Who can benefit from IV therapy?
Everybody can benefit from vitamin drips! Today, most people are under chronic stress, not getting enough sleep or adequate nutrition, and are feeling run-down, tired and in pain. Vitamin IV therapy is a great way to address any deficiencies in vitamins or minerals and reach optimal nutrient levels and hydration status.
In acute cases, vitamin IV therapy is a great tool to treat migraines, headaches, colds, flus, seasonal allergies, morning sickness during pregnancy, fatigue and hangovers.
In chronic cases, IV therapy can be used to treat diseases such as:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Crohn’s disease
- Ulcerative colitis
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Drug addiction
- Adrenal insufficiency or adrenal fatigue
No matter how clean you eat, food today doesn’t have the same nutrient density that it once did. Therefore IV nutrition therapy can be a fantastic place to start to receive the missing nutrients. Furthermore, for nutrients to reach the blood, food has to be digested and absorbed efficiently. Gut health must be optimal for this to occur.
Dr. Kamy co-founded LT Proactive Care Clinic with Life Time CEO, Bahram Akradi in 2013 with the goal of revolutionizing the healthcare model through the four pillars of medicine, nutrition and exercise. Dr. Kamy’s speciality is in age management and bringing out the healthiest and best version of you by utilizing his unique, personalized approach to medicine. His research and years of experience as a physician have led Dr. Kamy to conclude that the human mind has limitless potential and can achieve the impossible, with proper guidance. He is a strong believer that traditional medicine needs to change as new technology becomes available.