I have had several people comment about how much money they have had to spend for Nutritional IVs, so I decided to do a video to provide more info and a way to save money while still getting this valuable therapy.
Please note that at Oasis we can almost always run the charge through PPO Insurance or Traditional Medicare if you have one of those so that you pay much less (or nothing) than if you get the same therapy done elsewhere. Please share this fact with your family and friends.
What is Nutritional IV Therapy?
Nutritional IV Therapy is the administration of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and/or amino acids directly into the bloodstream to detoxify the body and correct underlying nutritional deficiencies. Patients traditionally consume nutrients in food or pill form. However, circumstances sometimes warrant a more effective delivery of nutrients into the body. Because IV therapy bypasses the digestive system, nutrients are delivered quicker and in optimal concentrations directly to the diseased or nutritionally deficient cells of the body.
Why Use Nutritional IV Therapy?
Whether you want to recover from an illness faster, keep an illness from taking hold, or if you simply want to have better endurance or are looking for overall better health, intravenous (IV) nutrition can help. In addition to helping acutely ill or chronically ill people, IV nutrition can also help athletes to improve performances and speed recovery. There are many benefits and very little risk from IV nutrition.
How Does A Nutritional IV Treatment Work?
IV administration of nutrients can achieve blood concentrations not obtainable with oral (pills or liquid), or even intramuscular (IM) administration. For example, an IV of Vitamin C can raise the blood levels 50 – 100 times higher than what a person can do taking it orally. Because of this, a person doesn’t develop diarrhea, and at these higher blood levels, IV vitamin C can exert effects similar to pharmaceutical drugs such as antivirals (e.g. influenza drugs), antihistamines (e.g. Benadryl or Claritin), or smooth muscle relaxants (e.g. asthma and angina drugs).
IV nutrient therapy may be more effective for correcting nutrient deficits inside cells, where they are needed. In certain disease states, the capacity of nutrients to get in and stay inside the cells may be diminished. IV administration helps get those nutrients inside the cell. If cells are repeatedly “flooded” with nutrients, the improvement may be cumulative in their ability to heal, and improve their illness/condition.
As mentioned above, when treating patients with IV nutrition, some patients get progressively better and after a series of treatments no longer require therapy. Other patients need regular injections in order to better control and counteract their medical conditions. In some cases, continued IV therapy may be necessary because a person’s disease state is too advanced to be reversible, therefore ongoing IV nutritional support is recommended.
Common circumstances when Nutritional IV Therapy can be beneficial:
- General Health Maintenance
- Times when one cannot afford to be Tired or Ill
- Prior to important Events, Meetings or Travel
- Enhanced Athletic Performance
- Speedier Athletic Recovery
- Advanced Aging
- Before & After Surgery
- Bacterial, Viral & Fungal Infections
- Colds & Flu
- Respiratory Infections
- Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
- Food Sensitivities
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
- Chronic Pain
- Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
- Muscle Spasms
- Migraine Headaches
- Tension Headaches
More serious conditions potentially helped by Nutritional IV Therapy:
- Shingles & Chicken Pox
- Lyme & Other Chronic Viral Infections
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Peripheral Vascular Diseases
- Cardiovascular Diseases
- Congestive Heart Failure
- Heavy Metal Toxicity
- Nerve Pain
- Macular Degeneration
I hope this information is helpful :) If you have questions or want to schedule a Nutritional IV Therapy appointment, please call the office at (818) 957-6909.
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