Our bodies are incredible machines. However, the business of living can wreak havoc on the natural functions our systems are supposed to perform. As energy stores are depleted and key vitamins are used, our bodies look for ways to compensate, often resulting in unwanted symptoms. Luckily, IV Vitamin Therapy can help restore our body’s nutrient levels to their optimal state.
Still, IV therapy can feel a bit like science fiction if you’re unfamiliar with it. It’s not. Nor is it a crazy new fad. The knowledge of its possibility has been around for a substantial amount of time. Medical professionals have known medications could be injected into a vein as early as the 1600s.
In the 1930s, Dr. Thomas Latta discovered salt water injected into the bloodstream could help fight cholera. Yet, it was in the 1960s that intravenous therapy began to really take shape. Dr. John Myers developed a ‘cocktail’ of vitamins and minerals which he injected into patients who suffered from a wide range of conditions. The injections were so helpful, many of Dr. Myers’ patients wished to continue the treatments even after the doctor had passed away.
The Purpose of IV Therapy is to Improve Your Quality of Life
Vitamin deficiencies can cause a myriad of problems, including:
- Unwanted Weight Gain
- Trouble Sleeping
- Increased Recovery Times
- Heightened Light Sensitivities
- Decreased Cognitive Function
- Decreased Physical Performance
By restoring your body to its ideal vitamin and nutrient levels, you can reduce or eliminate these symptoms. Some patients report feeling better within minutes of receiving a treatment.
The Benefits of IV Drip Therapy Range Widely
Because the symptoms of vitamin deficiencies range widely, so too do the benefits IV therapy. Since the Myers Cocktail was invented in the 1960s, new cocktails have been developed to help combat specific deficiencies.
This means, IV drip therapy isn’t a one-size-fits-all type of treatment. It can (and should) be tailored to each patient’s individual needs. The benefits patients have experienced have included:
- Improved Complexion
- Reduced Signs of Aging
- Increased Recovery Times
- Warding Off a Cold or Flu
- Increased Energy
- A More Restful Night’s Sleep
- Improved Mood and Cognitive Function
- Improved Physical Performance
- Weight Loss
- Reduced Instances of Migraines
IV Vitamin Therapy Delivers the Key Vitamins You Need Where You Need Them
Your digestive system is comprised of your GI tract (gastrointestinal tract), liver, pancreas, and gallbladder. The GI tract is the most complicated part of this system, made up a series of hollow organs that star at your mouth and join together in a twisting path to your anus.
As food moves through this path, it is broken down into particle form (protein, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, water, and nutrients). This allows it to be absorbed into your bloodstream and dispersed throughout your body.
While in the grand scheme of things, the digestive tract is a quite efficient miracle, it’s rarely as efficient as one would hope. As Rob Dunn explains in the article ‘The Hidden Truths About Calories,’ published in Scientific America, the length of digestive tracts differs with each individual. The longer the tract, the more opportunity you have to digest the food you eat.
Furthermore, Dunn explains that nutrients of a food can differ depending on how they are processed. The microbes that break down the food can affect the efficiency of your digestive tract. And, when the food is consumed can also impact how it is digested.
Long story short, it not only takes time for your body to absorb the nutrients you consume orally, your body doesn’t absorb all of them. This can make it difficult to get enough vitamins.
IV vitamin therapy allows you to bypass your digestive tract and deliver the key nutrients you need directly into your bloodstream. This isn’t a replacement for meals. Rather it’s a boost to your overall health.
IV Drip Therapy Doesn’t Just Help Celebrities. It’s for Everyone.
While you’ve most likely seen reports of celebrities receiving IV drip therapy, don’t assume it’s a treatment reserved for the famous women strutting the red carpet. Everyday ladies and gents throughout the US have also benefited from IV drips.
24 hours after I tried the vitamin infusion, I noticed that the fine lines under my eyes seemed smoother, and my cheeks looked rosier and plumper—like I had slept in on a Saturday and had been drinking cucumber water all day. I was even able to use less concealer under my eyes. Score.
On CNBC, Vivian Manning-Schaffel said her IV treatment gave her more energy, reduced her sinus headache, helped her enjoy a more restorative sleep, and seemed to have kicked whatever cold was creeping up.
IV Drip Therapy – Your Personalized Wellness ‘Cocktail’ at Tru Health
At Tru Health, prior to any drip IV therapy, we require a consultation. This isn’t to be mean or keep you from treatment. It’s to make sure that IV therapy is right for you. And, it’s to make sure you have the cocktail that best suits your needs.
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