Are you like most people who hate taking vitamins?  A lot of people don’t take daily vitamins for many reasons. Many people don’t like swallowing “horse pills,” or maybe they forget to take them daily. Perhaps you get nauseous when you take oral vitamins.  Well… there may be a solution for you, you may not need to take vitamins every day. 

Many people have taken vitamins by swallowing pills with their beverages for decades. Research now states that there may be a downside to taking vitamins orally, and you may not be getting the benefits initially thought. Taken orally, vitamins first must pass through the stomach and digestive tract to break down and get absorbed by the body and bloodstream.  Research shows that only 60-70% of any oral supplement will get absorbed into the bloodstream. That means you are not getting the full benefit of the supplements you are taking, wasting all your hard-earned money down the drain. And that’s if you are taking top-quality supplements.  For some of the cheaper, non-pharmaceutical brands, you may only absorb 20-50% of the supplement, wasting even more money.  

5 Benefits Of IV Therapy

You Need to Know

1. Boosts the immune system

IV nutrition contributes directly to a stronger immune system and the body’s capacity to fight infection. Vitamin therapy helps patients prevent illnesses and get better protection against flu viruses. Vitamin C is known for its power to strengthen the immune system and fight stress. At the same time, vitamin B12, according to Harvard Health, promotes cellular repair and contributes to healthy blood and nervous system function. In addition, at Hope Health & Wellness, we include ZINC in the cocktail. Zinc has been shown to support and improve the immune system, along with Glutathione and B-Complex.

2. Combats aging and improves skin complexion

IV vitamin therapy comes with age-management benefits and promotes accentuated beauty. Vitamin cocktails prepared with this goal include antioxidants known for their anti-aging benefits. Since they are delivered directly to the body, the antioxidants work fast and combat free radicals that cause cell aging and tissue damage to the human body. The right blend of vitamins can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and mend the damage caused by UV rays.

Moreover, a cocktail of B vitamins targets hair and nail health, while vitamin C brings back the glow to your skin and boosts collagen production for a youthful and radiant look. At Hope Health & Wellness, we include Glutathione in our vitamin infusions cocktail due to its power to fight oxidative stress and aging. One of the other benefits of anti-aging IV vitamin therapy is improved eyesight due to the abundance of nutrients and vitamins delivered to the body.

3. Prevents dehydration

IV therapy will help if you are dehydrated or need fluids to help fight a cold. Due to its restorative ingredients, IV therapy can help eliminate headaches, nausea, and brain fog caused by dehydration.

4.  Increases physical performance

Many athletes resort to IV vitamin therapy before important events, like marathons or other sporting competitions, for an increased intake of nutrients and energy boost. The vitamin infusions contain various vitamins and minerals to help increase energy levels.

    5. Promotes weight loss

    IV vitamin therapy can be successfully included in a weight loss program. The treatment can be personalized according to the patient’s needs. It can include a blend of vitamins, fluids, and fat-burning compounds to help the body burn fat naturally and faster.
    While it is true that vitamin therapy on its own will not be enough to help you lose weight, it will certainly speed up the process and help you feel more energized even if you are on a low-calorie diet.

      What is IV Therapy?

      Intravenous (IV) vitamin therapy (also known as intravenous micronutrient therapy and hydration therapy) is a way to give high concentrations of vitamins and minerals directly into the bloodstream, allowing rapid absorption of higher doses of the vitamins and minerals than if the person got them through food or supplements.  These liquids are delivered through a small tube inserted into a vein. 

      The infusions typically take 20-40 minutes, depending on the volume of the cocktail and the size of the person’s veins.

      The Myers cocktail is a popular formula for IV vitamin therapy among complementary and alternative medicine providers.  The Myers’ formula consists of high doses of B vitamins, vitamin C, and minerals (magnesium and calcium) mixed with sterile water. A Myers cocktail is an increasingly popular intravenous therapy. The late John Myers, MD, was the first to introduce this vitamin and mineral treatment. He designed this formula to potentially treat several clinical conditions, including fatigue, fibromyalgia, muscle spasms, and many more. 

      Dr. John Myers developed and administered the first IV vitamin treatments in Baltimore in the 1970s.

      IV vitamin therapy is best used for people who cannot get enough vitamins and minerals because they cannot eat enough food or an illness prevents them from absorbing nutrients.

      How Can IV Therapy Help Me?

      When vitamins are administered through an IV, your body will absorb nearly 100% of the vitamins. Using an IV allows the mixture of vitamins to bypass the gut and digestive system, eliminating the need to break down any nutrients.

      What’s in the Myers Cocktail?

      • Vitamin C: Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps protect your cells against the effects of free radicals — molecules produced when your body breaks down food or is exposed to tobacco smoke and radiation from the sun, X-rays, or other sources. Free radicals might play a role in heart disease, cancer, and other diseases.
      • B-Complex vitamins: Vitamin B complex may help prevent infections and help support or promote cellular health, growth of red blood cells, increased energy levels, improved eyesight, enhanced brain function, digestion, and improved cardiovascular health.
      • Vitamin B12: crucial for nerve tissue health, brain function, and the production of red blood cells. Cobalamin is another name for vitamin B12.
      • Calcium: Calcium aids bone formation and strength. It also can help control irregular heartbeats.
      • Magnesium: Generally stored in bones, muscles, and soft tissues. It has been found to reduce fatigue, migraines, and muscle spasms and may even help those at risk of cardiovascular diseases.3
      • Zinc: Zinc has been proven to help regulate the immune system. Zinc is not naturally created in the body. A deficiency of zinc can lead to subsequent health issues.
      • Glutathione: Glutathione is a potent antioxidant that naturally occurs in the body. Glutathione aids the immune system and has been found to help prevent cancer, cystic fibrosis, HIV, and the normal aging process.
      • Saline Solution: All ingredients for the Myers cocktail are combined in an IV bag, usually consisting of normal saline.

      Additional benefits of IV therapy and the Myers Cocktail.

      Magnesium has been found to prevent or reduce asthma attacks, chronic fatigue, cardiovascular diseases, fibromyalgia, chronic sinusitis, rhinitis, upper respiratory tract infections, migraines, and more. Magnesium with vitamin B may increase efficacy when paired together for those who suffer from cardiovascular diseases.
      Indications have been found that vitamin B6 (up to 50 mg per day) and B12 may relieve muscle weakness associated with hyperthyroidism. Those who suffer from acute muscle spasms, poor sleep at night, or high levels of stress, may have a magnesium deficiency and may benefit from receiving intravenous treatment to bring their magnesium levels to an optimum state.

      Who Needs IV Therapy?

      There is no single answer when asked who should consider a Myers cocktail infusion. Because of the high dose of antioxidants, nutrients, and other immune-boosting factors, individuals with weakened immune systems or diseases that negatively impact immune resilience may benefit from a Myers cocktail IV treatment. 

      Studies have found IV therapy treatment may benefit people who suffer from low energy or have chronic fatigue.  Studies have also reported that athletes benefit significantly from IV therapy to help them recover quicker and to help rehydrate their body. IV therapy has even been shown to help people suffering from depression or anxiety.  

      Why Hope Health & Wellness?

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      Our commitment to providing the highest level of care by custom-designing your program to meet your specific needs and goals.

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      Cutting Edge Technology

      We offer the most innovative technology and techniques in the field to get faster results for your recovery. 

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      Pledge of Excellence

      Our highly experienced physicians are trained to perform in-depth evaluations and create a precise treatment plan that uncovers and addresses the root cause of your problem.

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