The power of intravenous nutrient therapy can jump start your recovery
Sponsored by Steelsmith Natural Health Center
Our bodies are natural healers, but when they lack essential vitamins and minerals chronic illnesses can develop. At Steelsmith Natural Health Center, intravenous nutrient therapy has proven to have incredible healing effects on the body. HI Now host Kanoe Gibson is at the health center with a look at how it works and some of the conditions that respond best to the treatment.
Ever heard of the Myers cocktail? It’s the most well-known IV therapy treatment and has incredible effects on the immune system, brain function, and energy. In a general sense, intravenous nutrient therapy is a treatment that delivers nutrients such as vitamins and minerals directly into the bloodstream. These are special forms of vitamins that are compounded in sterile, liquid forms that are able to be introduced directly to the body by bypassing the digestive system. When vitamins and minerals are delivered in an intravenous form, doctors are able to create a potent and direct medicinal effect beyond what can be done with oral vitamins.
At Steelsmith Natural Health Center, doctors use IV nutrient therapy as a medically-supervised treatment for many of its patients with chronic illness and those seeking optimal peak performance. Often times IV nutrient therapy is just one part of a multi-pronged treatment approach for patients. Doctors there find that adding this therapy to any condition will jump start and accelerate a patient’s rate of recovery.
Since the nutrients are introduced directly into the bloodstream, bypassing the digestive tract, these treatments are especially helpful in patients with gastrointestinal conditions who have difficulty with nutrient absorption. Doctors at the health center also see incredible benefits when using IV nutrient therapy in conjunction with patients who have immune system weaknesses and other chronic illnesses, such as chronic fatigue, autoimmune diseases, and fibromyalgia. There is also ongoing research focusing on specific IV nutrient therapies used in integrative cancer treatment.
Just like any type of medical procedure, each patient needs to be properly assessed and cleared as a candidate for IV nutrient therapy. Prior to prescribing the treatment, doctors at Steelsmith Natural Health Center have standard lab testing run on all of its patients in order to ensure that it is a safe option for them to pursue.