Typically in the past Intravenous Micronutrient Therapy was only used by the rich and famous, however it is now a common treatment broadly used by everyone worldwide. Whether you’re looking for an increased sense of wellbeing or an energy boost there is a cocktail of nourishing vitamins and minerals to suit all.
Intravenous Micronutrient Therapy was used as far back as the 1960s in the USA by Dr John Myers, who was using them as part of a treatment package for various medical conditions such as fatigue (including chronic fatigue syndrome) fibromyalgia, cardio-vascular disease, acute asthma attacks, chronic sinusitis, acute muscle spasm, migraines, upper respiratory tract infections, seasonal allergic rhinitis, depression and other disorders. In addition to this he was also using his ‘IV cocktails’ to treat healthy patients for non-clinical indications.
Intravenous Micronutrient Therapy was introduced to the UK during 2014/2015. With recent advances and the addition of amino acids they have become very popular and effective for recovery after strenuous exercise and sporting events. With the decline of nutrients in our soil and the increase of micronutrient deficiencies, Intravenous Micronutrient Therapy has also become popular for general well being.
Intravenous Micronutrient Therapy is sometimes preferred to oral micronutrients supplementation because higher serum concentrations within the blood can be achieved when compared to oral and intramuscular micronutrient administration. A higher serum concentration within the blood allows the micronutrients to be more effective in our body systems as the absorption is not compromised in the digestive tract.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Intravenous Nutrient Therapy Safe?
Yes – when carried out by a trained, experienced healthcare professional. The intravenous drips contain vitamins, minerals and water, all of which are safe and essential for the body and good health.
Are there any side effects?
It is expected for a slight discomfort at the site of injection. It is also common to feel warm or flushed with a metallic taste in the mouth during treatment; these side effects subside once the treatment is complete.
What are the benefits of intravenous nutrient therapy?
Vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants are essential for many body functions. The intravenous nutrient therapy delivers the nutrients directly into the bloodstream unlike oral nutrients, which lose goodness through the digestion process. The intravenous nutrients drips also provide good hydration for the body.
As with all medical treatments contra indications may apply, plus side effects and precautions must be taken into account.
This is a guest post from Mel Wright. Please contact a member of the CoActive team if you’d like to find out more about Mel and IV treatment.