IV therapy (intravenous therapy) is one of the best ways to administer nutritional fluids, supplements, vitamins, and medications to people of almost all ages. The main advantage of IV therapy is that it bypasses the gastrointestinal tract or GIT and allows the desired amounts of nutrition, vitamins, or medications to approach directly in the bloodstream. Since nutrients administered through IV therapy have 100% absorption, it gives rapid response and better therapeutic outcomes as compared to the oral route of nutrition intake. This article discusses some exciting benefits of IV therapy.
Bypass First Pass Metabolism
There is a system of various digestive processes that extend right from the oral cavity to the large intestine. Oral medicines, vitamins, supplements, and rehydrating solutions that are altered in the acidic environment of GIT (gastrointestinal tract) become inactive, especially in the stomach that renders some oral therapy ineffective. IV therapy, unlike oral therapy, bypasses this stage and ensures that intact forms of nutrition and vitamins, reach the bloodstream for rapid and effective therapeutic outcomes.
Adjustable IV Drips
IV therapy of vitamins, medications, and nutrition is done by using drips that come in different volumes with adjustable flow rates giving a facility to modify therapy times according to the individual conditions of the subject.
There are several types of IV Therapy available. There is the Hydrate and Recover Therapy that includes Vitamin C, B Vitamins, Zinc, and other minerals. This therapy hydrates the body and fights the fatigue from dehydration. There is also the Myers Cocktail Therapy. This cocktail also includes Vitamin C, B VItamins, Magnesium Chloride, and Calcium and is used to fight colds, hangovers, and increase athletic performance.
The scope of benefits of IV Therapy include but are not limited to, the following:
- Preventing illness and enhancing the immune system
- Boosting energy and performance
- Age management
- Combating Chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia
- Hydration-preventing and reversing hangovers