If you’re like other people, your day-to-day life can run you down. When you feel tired and worn out, your health can suffer. And although oral vitamins and supplements can help strengthen your immune system, they can take time to work. Furthermore, these substances are not usually completely absorbed by the body.
There is, however, a way to get the vital vitamins and nutrients your body needs. You can get them through IV nutrition therapy. In this blog, Kimberley Shine, MD, of Shine Health and Wellness in Pasadena, California, discusses what IV nutrition therapy is and how it can help boost your immunity and overall well-being.
What is IV nutrition therapy?
Between working long hours and the hustle and bustle of daily life, it can be difficult to know if you’re getting all the vitamins and nutrients you need. And, if you take supplements, you may end up taking ones you don’t need or too much of some and not enough of others.
Another problem with oral supplements is that they have to go through your digestive system before they get to your bloodstream. Unfortunately, some of the nutritional value is usually lost during the digestive process.
However, IV nutrition therapy can help you get exactly what you need. With IV nutrition therapy, you get vitamins and other nutrients delivered directly to your bloodstream, ensuring you get the most out of the nutrients you’re receiving.
IV therapy not only contains hydration fluid, which is essential to daily life, but it also contains other nutrients, such as vitamin C, vitamin B12, and magnesium.
What happens during IV nutrition therapy?
The great thing about IV nutrition therapy is that it’s customized to your specific needs. Whether you’re dealing with digestive problems or are chronically tired from constant stress, Dr. Shine can choose a formula just for your needs.
Before Dr. Shine gives you an IV therapy session, she first goes over your physical and medical history. She may also put in an order for bloodwork to make sure there are no underlying issues with your electrolytes.
Once Dr. Shine determines IV therapy can help you, an IV is inserted in your arm, which is attached to a bag that’s filled with the specific fluid recommended by Dr. Shine. Infusions normally take 30-60 minutes, and you’re monitored for any unexpected side effects.
Once your infusion is done, the IV is removed and a bandage is placed over the site. No recovery time is required, and you can return to your regular activities.
What are the benefits of IV nutrition therapy?
One of the biggest benefits of IV nutrition therapy is the boost the vitamins and nutrients can give your immune system. IV nutrition therapy can help your body fight off infections and help keep you healthy.
Another benefit is how fast the treatment can work. With oral supplements, it could take weeks for you to feel the effects due to the problem with absorption mentioned earlier. With IV nutrition therapy, on the other hand, you can feel the benefits within days of your treatment.
To learn more about IV nutrition therapy and to see if it can help you, book an appointment online or over the phone with Shine Health and Wellness today.