Nutritional IV Therapy Treatment in Scottsdale, Arizona
Intravenous (IV) infusion therapy is a method of delivering amino acids, vitamins and minerals, and medication directly into the bloodstream. Unlike food or oral supplements, IV infusions bypass the digestive system so you can avoid any problems with gastrointestinal malabsorption. It’s one of the most efficient and potent ways to feed nutrition into your body’s circulation — helping you feel and look better, faster.
Vitamin IV therapy is performed by injecting a mixture of potent vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients directly into the bloodstream—providing quick, effective results. Therapy is administered at a medical office under the supervision of a trained medical professional. Treatment can also be specially customized to fit the unique needs of each individual patient and should be discussed with a physician prior to receiving treatment.
Even as overall health has improved and lifespans have increased exponentially over the past decades, micronutrient deficiency has spiked. One national survey conducted between 2003 and 2006 which assessed 16 thousand Americans and 19 micronutrients, revealed that the US adult population has depleted levels of essential vitamins and minerals ranging from Vitamin B6 and niacin to copper, selenium, and vitamins A, C, D, and E.
While the full implications of these deficiencies aren’t known, we do know that they can (and have) led to increased inflammation, surgical complications, decreased immunity, and impacted post-surgery recovery. There is also the belief that these deficiencies could be contributing to rising levels of chronic disease. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), over half of the US population in 2012 suffered from one or more chronic conditions such as diabetes and obesity, while over 50 million Americans suffered from an autoimmune disease. You’ll be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t agree that these numbers will only continue to rise.
So Where Does Nutritional IV Therapy Come In?
The fact that intravenous therapy offers improved absorption and bioavailability opens the doors to better treatment options and increased patient benefits. In terms of post-operative recovery, for example, The 2003-2006 National Health and Nutritional Exampling Survey revealed that when patients receive micronutrient IV therapy, physicians see improved wound healing, faster fistula closure, positive nitrogen balance, and better strength and activity during recovery.
Beyond the hospital, however, is where the full range of benefits is evident. The providers we work with see nutritional IV therapy helping a range of patient concerns every day, from allergic rhinitis and asthma to immune disorders, COPD, chronic fatigue syndrome, heavy metal toxicity, migraines, and more. IV offers a new path to treatment for many patients whether they have trouble with oral dosing or they simply need a quick and large dose of vitamins to boost immunity or fight off jet lag. Overall wellness is definitely being optimized with IV therapies but it is also appropriate for patients with high inflammatory responses or allergies, food intolerances, gastric bypass, PPL, and gastritis.