The Many Benefits of IV Therapy
If you're thinking about getting IV therapy, you deserve to know its benefits. And if you already receive this treatment, you may be surprised by some of its advantages. Here’s how IV therapy supports your health.
The beneficial ingredients in your IV therapy make it important for your health. But you may not know that you gain other benefits beyond vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other essential substances.
Dr. Jelena Petkovic recommends IV therapy for many reasons, from invigorating your body and promoting wellness to supporting natural healing and slowing down aging.
However, IV therapy does more than serve these vital, broad goals. Dr. Jelena customizes your IV treatment to target your unique needs.
With IV therapy, you can bypass absorption problems, receive a precise dose of nutrients, correct a nutritional deficiency, and restore your health.
Bypass absorption problems
Oral supplements encounter several roadblocks in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract that prevent the nutrients from being absorbed through the small intestine and into your bloodstream. This is a major problem because the nutrients that don’t get into your blood can’t reach the cells and tissues needing the nourishment.
When you take a pill, the tablet may not break down in your stomach, a common problem that occurs as you get older and stomach acid declines. Without adequate digestion in your stomach, oral supplements have a lower chance of being absorbed through your small intestine.
Health conditions affecting your small intestine also interfere with absorption.
A few examples include:
- Crohn's disease
- Celiac disease
- Parasitic infections
- Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth
- Pancreatic disease (causing low digestive enzymes)
- Surgery involving the small intestine
Even when your digestive tract is healthy, there are still potential limits when using oral supplements. For example, your small intestine can only absorb a limited amount of some nutrients at one time.
IV vitamin therapy solves all absorption problems, bypassing your GI tract and sending the nutrients straight into your bloodstream.
Receive a precise dose of nutrients
Whether your IV infusion contains vitamins, minerals, NAD+ (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide), glutathione, or other ingredients, it's important to give you a specific dose based on your health needs.
IV therapy is the only way to ensure you get a precise dose. We carefully measure the amount we infuse, and since it goes into your bloodstream, we know your body gets the full amount.
Correct a nutritional deficiency
Any time you're under stress, your body uses more nutrients than usual. This can quickly lead to a deficiency because your body doesn't store most vitamins and minerals.
A few examples of stressors that deplete nutrients include:
- Engaging in intense athletic training
- Having a chronic health condition
- Living with daily anxiety or stress
- Developing recurrent infections
- Taking certain medications
- Sustaining an injury
- Having surgery
- Being pregnant
- Getting sick
IV therapy is the fastest (and most accurate) way to restore healthy nutrient levels and prevent the complications of a deficiency.
Restore your health
The nutrients and other beneficial substances in your IV therapy are formulated to meet the needs of your body. Your IV may deliver antioxidants, fluids to rehydrate your body, or nutrients that support healing from a disease or injury. We also offer IV formulas that help you lose weight.
Beyond treating existing health problems, IV therapy prevents disease and helps you stay healthy and well. For example, you can use IV therapy to boost your energy, detox your body, strengthen your immune system, or enhance your athletic performance.
Some of the beneficial substances in IV therapy have a wide-reaching impact in your body. For example, NAD+ is a coenzyme, a substance that must be present for many biochemical processes. In this role, NAD+ is essential for normal cellular function, metabolism, and DNA repair, to name a few.
As you get older, levels of NAD+ naturally decline. Restoring normal levels with IV therapy may slow down aging, prevent age-related disease, and improve cognitive function.
To learn how IV therapy can support your health needs, call Dr. Jelena at our office in Miami Beach, Florida, or book an appointment online today.