Intravenous (IV) therapy is the infusion of liquid substances directly into the bloodstream. The procedure involves a mixture of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and other nutrients being slowly administered directly into a patients bloodstream via a small needle.
In the 1950’s, a physician based in Baltimore named Dr John Myers introduced the use of intravenous vitamins and minerals as part of a treatment for various different medical conditions. Tens of thousands of patients with a vast number of conditions responded significantly to the treatment of the ‘Myers Cocktail’ with illnesses including asthma, migraines, chronic fatigue, depression, dehydration, pain, sinusitis and many more medical conditions.
Many relatively healthy patients now also choose to receive periodic IV therapies as part of a well-being regime because it enhances overall well-being for long periods of time. IV infusion of nutrients can achieve concentrations that are otherwise unobtainable through a natural diet, oral substitution or even intramuscular therapy.
Approximately 1 in 3 people take some form of daily supplements and we all know how beneficial these can be, however very few people understand that when you swallow a vitamin in tablet form, the body’s natural absorption process can render up to 85% of the vitamin completely useless. In other words, when you naturally ingest vitamins in either tablet form or in your food, only around 15% of the active nutrients will eventually find their way into your bloodstream.
With IV therapies, the minerals and nutrients are injected directly into the bloodstream and immediately begin to help the body begin to heal itself. Due to this, you can get much higher concentrations of these nutrients delivered directly to your body’s cells through this form of therapy, therefore allowing your body to better absorb and utilise these nutrients.