Micronutrient Infusions

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IV therapy, medically known as intravenous therapy, is the process of infusing vitamins and minerals into a person’s bloodstream. 

If you are like most people, you have probably been on an IV drip at some point in your life. This is most common in doctor’s offices or a hospital setting. 

A drip is a plastic bag filled with liquid that travels through an attached tube, which then transfers through a plastic catheter that is inserted directly to one’s vein. It is a much quicker way to get fluid, medication, and minerals into someone’s body than to have it consumed orally. The purpose is very simple - when someone is feeling ill, the IV drip pumps vitamins and fluids in, quickly replenishing and hydrating your body. 

IV therapy is a completely safe way to administer vitamins in minerals to those who are lacking in them. It is a great treatment option and it has proven to be very effective with patients, when administered by a professional. 

Being deficient in vitamins and minerals can have an impact on both mental and physical health. Having a sufficient amount of vitamins and minerals can have great benefits for detoxification, immune system, and hormone production. 

  • Dehydration

  • Migraines

  • Fatigue

  • A run down immune system

  • Sports recovery

  • Hangover recovery

  • Sun poisoning

Examples of Vitamins and Minerals available given in intravenous fluids for rehydration:

  • Vitamin C – Studies have been performed that indicate several of the benefits of intravenous vitamin C. In the critically ill, vitamin C administered intravenously may help in the management of sepsis; it may also be of use in managing certain kinds of cancer. For individuals in good health, intravenous vitamins may serve to boost immunity and increase energy levels.45 

  • Vitamin B complex – Several vitamins make up the B complex group of vitamins. Some of these vitamins are Vitamin B1 (Thiamine), Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide), Vitamin B5 (Dexpanthenol), and Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6). These vitamins play essential functions in the processes that place in the human body. 

  • Vitamin B12 – This is also known as cyanocobalamin. It serves many purposes in the human body; however, its primary function is in the production of red blood cells. A deficiency of this vitamin may result in a condition known as macrocytic megaloblastic anemia. 

  • Folic acid - This is also known as folate. Similar to cyanocobalamin, folic acid helps in the development of red blood cells. Its deficiency may also result in macrocytic megaloblastic anemia. 

  • Calcium – Calcium is necessary for the development of strong and healthy bones. People who are lacking in calcium in their body may end up with a condition known as osteoporosis. 

  • Glutathione – This is an antioxidant that facilitates many key processes in the body. 

There are many more vitamins and micronutrients that may be included in an intravenous micronutrient therapy infusion.