IV Therapy Q & A
What is IV therapy?
IV therapy maximizes the delivery of essential nutrients by infusing them directly into your bloodstream. You can receive IV therapy that contains any mix of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, antioxidants, electrolytes, and water.
Why is IV therapy better than oral supplements?
IV therapy allows critical nutrients to bypass your digestive system and go straight to your bloodstream, where the full therapeutic dose is fully absorbed and used.
When you take oral supplements, your body seldom (if ever) gets the full dose. Your digestive tract can only absorb a limited amount of most nutrients at one time and eliminates the rest of your dose. Many people also have physical issues that interfere with nutrient absorption.
What health benefits do I gain with IV therapy?
IV therapy is the best way to quickly replenish nutritional deficiencies. Many people have a higher risk of being deficient than they may realize. Even eating a balanced diet doesn’t guarantee that you consume the minimal daily requirements.
Your body also needs more nutrients and water than normal when you’re sick, injured, under stress, or involved in intense sports training.
Depending on the mix of nutrients in your IV therapy, your treatment may:
- Reduce stress
- Increase energy
- Boost your metabolism
- Improve your gut health
- Strengthen your immune system
- Improve athletic performance
- Accelerate wound healing
- Enhance the health of your skin
If you’re dehydrated, simply restoring hydration improves your cardiovascular health, boosts your memory, and prevents muscle fatigue.
What nutrients might be in my IV therapy?
The team at AMI Surgery formulates IV therapy to specifically target your health needs. You may need an extra dose of antioxidants, vitamin B12 or iron to fight anemia, or any combination of nutrients known to support health conditions.
The Myers’ cocktail is one example. This was the original formula used for IV therapy and it’s still commonly used today. This formula contains magnesium, calcium, vitamin C, and B vitamins.
It was designed to be a broad-spectrum remedy that could help with a variety of health conditions, including:
- Allergic rhinitis
- Upper respiratory tract infections
Though many pre-made formulas are available, you don’t need to worry about being a good match because you’ll receive customized IV therapy at AMI Surgery.
To learn more about the benefits of IV therapy, call AMI Surgery or schedule an appointment online today.
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