Top 3 Reasons to do IV Nutrition Therapy
IV Nutrition Therapy has helped so many of our patients thrive at Scarsdale Integrative Medicine. If you have watched the popular Showtime show, Billions, you may be familiar with IV Nutrition Therapy. If not, here is why you might want to consider trying it for yourself, especially during the winter months to keep your immune system strong!
1. GIVE YOUR BODY THE NUTRIENTS IT NEEDS
Unfortunately, most of us do not get enough essential vitamins and minerals we need for health and vitality. There are a few reasons for this. The main culprit is our dietary choices of course. But even if you do have a diet rich in fruits and veggies, our soil that we grow food we eat has been depleted of nutrients compared to decades ago. Due to modern intensive agricultural methods, the soil has been stripped of nutrients, in turn depleting the crops. Nutrient data from 1975 to 1997 found that average calcium levels in 12 fresh vegetables dropped 27 percent, iron levels 37 percent, vitamin A levels 21 percent, and vitamin C levels 30 percent.
The evidence is also in the blood work that we do at Scarsdale Integrative Medicine. We check for all vitamin and mineral levels in our patients and not one patient we see has all their levels balanced strictly from their diet. Supplementation and IV Nutrition Therapy have been the most effective in giving our bodies what they need.
2. FAST & EFFECTIVE ABSORPTION
IV Nutrition therapy is a method for feeding nutrients directly into the bloodstream, bypassing the Gastrointestinal tract for 100% effective absorption. Taking supplements orally is also very effective however, there are limitations in the digestive process that does not allow for guaranteed absorption the way IV Nutrition Therapy does.
Some medications and medical issues can also interrupt your body's ability to properly absorb the nutrients it needs to function correctly. Gastrointestinal issues and medications such as Proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs), used to reduce acid reflux and heartburn, can keep you from absorbing vitamin B12. Cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins inhibit the production of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10). CoQ10 plays important roles in preserving the energy supplies of our cells. Some diuretics to lower blood pressure can deplete magnesium, potassium, and calcium. Corticosteroids may reduce levels of calcium and vitamin D. The diabetes drug Metformin, may reduce levels of folic acid and vitamin B12. If you take medications, look into their effect on preventing you from absorbing vitamins and minerals you need.
Therefore, for many of us, administering nutrition into the bloodstream is the solution. Get 100% of the nutrients to fuel your body in no time! Most treatments are only 30 minutes!
3. IMMEDIATE RESULTS
Getting sick? Boost your immune system and stop the disease in its track. In fact studies show, high doses of Vitamin C to have a positive effect on disease duration and reduction of viral antibodies for Epstein -Barr virus. Vitamin C along with other nutrients such as Zinc, NAC etc. is our main defense against getting sick, lessening symptoms and duration or even better, PREVENTION by keeping your immune system strong.
IV Nutrition Therapy is also amazing when you need a quick energy boost with B Vitamins, instant hydration for sports, jet lag, sleep problems, a cure for hangovers or to simply improve your overall health. At Scarsdale Integrative Medicine we are notorious for creating customized IV cocktails, made for your body, depending on your specific needs and imbalances.
Come see us for an IV Nutrition Consultation! 914-722-9440
-Dayna Arena, RN