IV therapy can be more effective than taking supplements orally for correcting intracellular nutrient deficits. The intravenous methods targets nutrients directly to where they are needed: the cells. IVs bypass the digestive system which sometimes blocks the absorption of nutrients. If you are low on hydrochloric acid and digestive enzymes, for example, you do not absorb all the benefits of oral supplements.
IV nutrients are given in therapeutic, pharmacological doses greater than the minimal requirements of the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA), which are intended just to avoid deficiency states. Because natural nutrients are easy on the body – and welcomed – IV administration has an exceedingly high safety profile.
What is in a nutritional IV? It depends upon what is right for each person; each IV is made up for the individual needs.
Generally, nutritional IVs contain vitamins and minerals. High doses of vitamin C are anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and required for healing of tissues.
B vitamins are almost always included in the IV treatments, because all the vitamins and their mineral co-factors are used heavily when there is illness, to make enzymes.
Magnesium is good for many things, including constipation and migraine headaches.
A nutritional IV may also contain phospholipids to help cell membranes heal. Lipoic acid may be part of the mix because it is protective and healing to the liver; it is especially good for hepatitis.
Giving IV nutritional therapies will put nutrients back into the body, and improve the ability of cells to detoxify, repair, and regenerate.
When nutrients are injected intravenously, we by-pass the problematic digestive tract. Levels in the bloodstream temporarily rise so that the nutrients are “coaxed” into the cells, and frequently into the mitochondria where they are active. This temporary boosts frequently “kick-starts” the cells, so that energy is produced more efficiently in them.