Is IV Nutrition Worth The Hype?
Getting proper nutrition can be tricky because of busy on-the-go lifestyles. This pushes us towards caffeine to get through the day -- which is fine in moderation -- but in excess over the long-term can deplete our energy stores and lead to chronic stress and even malnutrition. Even with a commitment to healthy eating, busy bodies should be thinking about filling potential nutrient deficiency gaps.
Enter nutraceutical supplements. I am a big supporter of supplementation, especially the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytonutrients that we don't get enough of naturally. Supplementation can be done either orally or via IV. There are however a few considerations when it comes to oral supplements: the quality of the brand and their absorption rate. Nutrients need to overcome obstacles before they are absorbed into the blood such as stomach acid and the intestinal wall. Inflamed or leaky guts or even genetic differences can impact how well and quickly supplements are absorbed through digestion. The effectiveness of oral supplements also depends on consistency -- most must be taken daily for a long period of time before they start to work.
IV therapy on the other hand is a fast-acting solution. Almost immediately, it replenishes vitamins, minerals, electrolytes and amino acids lost via malnutrition, dehydration and over-exertion. This is partly because nutrients from IV therapy enter directly into the blood stream, bypassing the digestive system. Depending on the supplementation, it can result in quicker recovery, better sleep, stronger immune system and overall improvements in health and performance.
IV therapy improves overall wellness by providing the nutrients your body needs to:
Boost energy levels
Improve stress, anxiety & symptoms of depression
Improve mental clarity and cognitive function
Accelerate wound healing
Maintain the strength of muscles and tissues
Rehydrate the body fast and effectively
Improves skin’s luminance and elasticity
IV therapy is a convenient, efficient way to give your body the support it needs to keep you feeling your best.