Can Nutrient IV Therapy Benefit Me?
You may have heard about Nutrient IV Therapy during this past year, particularly in regard to nutrients that are known to support the immune system. Delivering nutrients via an intravenous line (IV) has long been a crucial part of medical care. Indigo Health Clinic has been administering Nutrient IV Therapy successfully for over a decade and was the first clinic to bring intravenous infusion to the Washington, D.C. scene. Since then, numerous IV Clinics have popped up.
Nutrient IV Therapy is used to deliver vitamins, minerals, and amino acids directly into the bloodstream. This type of treatment is an efficient and immediate solution when someone has acute dehydration, severe illness, organ damage, or a medical illness that alters the normal absorption of nutrients. It is also used when a person cannot eat, has problems with digestion, or has another health problem that results in a nutrient deficiency. The theory is: higher levels of vitamins and minerals in the bloodstream leads to greater uptake by the cells that use the nutrients to support health and fend off illness.
Nature intended us to consume the nutrients we need from food and our bodies are efficiently designed to break down and absorb nutrients appropriately. If we are listening to the body- to our appetite- then we should be able to choose and obtain what we need from our diet to maintain good health. Unfortunately, the mineral content in food is not what it used to be with the frequent use of mono-cropping, GMO practices and heavy chemical use. With the rise of serious illnesses, injury and digestive issues, nutrient malabsorption interferes with nature’s design.
Keep in mind, several factors affect your body’s ability to absorb nutrients. These factors include age, metabolic rate, health status, genetics, interactions with other products you consume and use, as well as the physical and chemical makeup of the food you eat. Indigo Health Clinic is well trained in looking at the whole picture of a person’s health needs and determining if there is a real need for Nutrient IV Therapy.
Not all minerals and nutrients that go into your IV Therapy are created equally. Remember you get what you pay for so choose your IV Therapy facility wisely. Always go for quality vs. shopping around for prices. At Indigo Health Clinic, we require a 30-minute consultation for all new IV Therapy clients to make sure you are receiving the most appropriate IV Therapy for your needs, as well as to make sure we are not overlooking any major contraindications and possible interactions.
When And For Whom?
Some of the many medical conditions that may benefit from this therapy include:
- Autoimmune disorders
- Adrenal fatigue
- Blood disorders
- Crohn’s Disease
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Infectious diseases
- Kidney conditions
- Primary immune deficiencies
- Pre- and post- organ transplant support
- Ulcerative colitis
This therapy is also used to support the body in maintaining optimal health. This can include addressing concerns such as:
- Gut health
- Immune support
- Reducing pain and inflammation
- Recovery following prolonged, intense physical training
- Recovery following exposure to extreme heat or cold
In general, this is a safe therapy but the wrong mix or amounts of nutrients can have dangerous, even life-threatening interactions with other medicines or herbs a person is taking. Therefore, it is crucial to receive any type of IV Therapy treatment under the supervision of a healthcare professional who has the appropriate medical training.
- HealthLine.com. “IV Nutrition Therapy: Your Questions Answered.” Updated 10 April 2019. Accessed 14 Jan 2021.
- Katz, D. “Intravenous Nutrients? Let’s Chew on That.” Posted 1 Jan 2013; Accessed 14 Feb 2021.
- Health.USNews.Com. “Should You try IV Therapy?” Post by Anna Medaris Miller. Posted on 7 July 2016. 14 Feb 2021.