There are several ways that people refer to IV nutritional therapy. Some people call it IV vitamin therapy, while others call it IV micronutrient therapy. Regardless of name preference, the purpose remains the same: to provide supplemental vitamins and micronutrients into your body to improve the body's state of health and overall well-being. IV stands for intravenous, meaning that the vitamins and micronutrients are administered into the body through the veins.
IV nutrient therapy administration has become increasingly popular in recent times. Some athletes receive intravenous vitamins after their games to help improve speed up their recovery. Another common reason people seek out IV vitamin therapy is in managing certain medical conditions; some studies that have been performed indicate that supplemental IV vitamin administration may help relieve symptoms of fibromyalgia, migraines, and hypertension, among others.
IV vitamin therapy is not a new concept; it has been in existence since the early eighties. One of the earliest types of IV Vitamin therapy developed was by the late Dr. Myers; he came up with the Myers' Cocktail comprising magnesium, calcium, vitamin C, and other B-complex vitamins. As a matter of fact, the Myers' Cocktail played a major role in popularization and generalized adoption of IV Vitamin therapy by individuals all over. Since the Myer's Cocktail's original development, many other combinations of IV Vitamin therapy have been developed.
HOW DOES IV MICRONUTRIENT THERAPY WORK?
Most people generally consume their vitamins and micronutrients through their food; some people may also take additional multivitamin supplements. When vitamins and micronutrients are ingested orally, they go down to the stomach and intestines, where they are broken down by gastrointestinal enzymes and then absorbed into the bloodstream. There is a limit to how fast these substances can be absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract; what is not absorbed continues through the body and is excreted as stool. Also, most substances absorbed from the intestine pass through the liver for more processing before it goes to the rest of the body.
Other factors that impact the amount of vitamins absorbed from the intestine are an individual's metabolism, age, genetics, and interactions with other orally consumed products. Ultimately, a significant amount of the orally ingested vitamins and micronutrients is lost, and only small amounts pass to the rest of the body. As with most of the vitamins and micronutrients going to waste, the body does not derive the full benefits of these substances when they are orally ingested as food or other supplements.
With IV Vitamin therapy, the minerals and vitamins are administered into the body through the veins. By this route of administration, vitamins and micronutrients avoid the metabolism in the intestine. Also, the substances get into the bloodstream and around the body faster as they are not limited by how quickly they can be absorbed, as is the case with oral application. Ultimately, only small amounts of vitamins and micronutrients go to waste during IV Vitamin therapy; most of it is absorbed and used by the body. As a result, the body gains the vitamins and micronutrients' full benefits when administered through the veins rather than by mouth.
WHAT ARE THE COMPONENTS OF AN IV MICRONUTRIENT INFUSION?
There are a variety of substances that may be in typical IV micronutrient infusion. Most times, the IV micronutrient infusion components are tailored to the reason for its use; different illnesses or medical conditions may require a particular combination of IV vitamins and micronutrients. Additionally, the components of an IV vitamin bag may also be tailored based on the needs of the individual receiving the infusion; individuals may tolerate some components more than others or be intolerant to specific substances.
Generally, some substances that may be found in a typical IV vitamin infusion bag include the following:
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.
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.
WHEN SHOULD YOU RECEIVE AN IV MICRONUTRIENT INFUSION?
There are no definite answers regarding who should take vitamin C or benefit from intravenous vitamin infusion therapy. Considerations that may warrant the need for IV vitamin therapy are the following:
Individuals suffering or recovering from illnesses; IV vitamins may help boost the immune system and speed up recovery.
Individuals who feel run down and have chronic low energy.
Individuals with mood disorders such as depression and anxiety.
Athletes before and after major sporting activities.
For the most part, anyone can receive an IV vitamin infusion. The components are generally well-tolerated, and the risks of adverse effects, though present, are mild.
There are many types of intravenous vitamin infusions that are available for administration. These types can be categorized based on the reason for which the infusions are administered. The different types of IV vitamin bags often have many similar ingredients; what makes them different is the quantities of the individual ingredients in each vitamin bag type. Some common types of IV micronutrient therapy infusions are: ANTI-AGING, IMMUNE BOOSTERS, METABOLISM BOOSTERS, MOOD BOOSTERS, RECOVERY ENHANCERS, MYERS COCKTAIL, MIGRAINE COCKTAIL
All treatments with Comprehensive Aesthetics are customized based on individual needs and medical history.
HOW VITAMIN B12 EFFECTS THE BODY
WHY IS GLUTATHIONE CRITICAL FOR A HEALTHY LIFE?
Vitamin B-12 aides in the growth of healthy blood cells, nerve cells, and bodily proteins; assist with the metabolism of fats and carbohydrates to release energy; help regulate appetite and mood (key factors in overeating); and are a great treatment for people who cannot absorb vitamin B-12.
B12 deficiency can cause a variety of symptoms, including fatigue, headaches, depression, pale or yellow skin, mental impairment, and pain and inflammation in the mouth and tongue.
Many of the symptoms caused by low B12 levels are not specific to B12 deficiency, which can cause the condition to go undetected.
Glutathione is both a powerful antioxidant and performs several critical roles in the body. It so essential to optimum health that the level of Glutathione in cells could possibly be used to predict how long an organism lives. It plays a critical role in the detoxification system, is fundamental to DNA and RNA nucleotide reduction and is a constituent in the regulation of protein and gene expression, exchange reactions.
Deficiency of glutathione puts the cell at risk for oxidative damage. An imbalance of glutathione is present in many pathologies including cancer, neurodegenerative disorders, cystic fibrosis, HIV and aging.
Glutathione is vitally essential to maintaining a healthy immune system and is present in every cell in the body. It’s considered one of the most important antioxidants in the human body.
SYMPTOMS OF ZINC DEFICIENCY
LIPO (MIC) INJECTIONS FOR FAT LOSS
White spots or ridges on nails
Delayed wound healing and skin lesions
Susceptibility to infections.
Hypertension as well as other cardiovascular diseases.
Mental fatigue and mood disorders
Lipotropes are compounds that may aid in the breakdown of body fat by acting on lipid metabolism and synthesis pathways. When used in combination with lifestyle modifications such as exercise and diet, lipotropic compounds may promote fat and weight loss.
The lipotropic agents in this injection are methionine, inositol, and choline. While each may individually affect the mobilization of fats, the combination may provide synergistic benefits