Healthier skin? Check. A booster for the immune system? Check. Recovery from a tough workout or crazy night out? Vitamin infusions may just have you covered.
From Vegas hangover cures, to treatments for Parkinson’s disease, vitamin-infused IV drips have become a staple in the world of longevity, with even people like Rihanna backing it.
What are Vitamin Infusions?
As with most wellness trends, you have to beg the question “what is it and is it legitimate?”
Vitamin IV drips are quite a hot topic yet aren’t considered new to the market, as they have been around since the 1970s! Traditionally, the original patients of IV therapy were people unable to consume enough calories, or had illnesses that interfered with nutrient absorption, and the IV protected them against dehydration and malnourishment.
As it turns out, there are far more uses! A vitamin infusion is a worthwhile treatment that allows much for a much greater bioavailability of nutrients in the body, than if those same vitamins and minerals were consumed orally.
Vitamins that are consumed orally must pass through the gastrointestinal tract, where approximately only 50% of those nutrients will actually ever enter into the bloodstream for use throughout the body. In contrast, vitamin bioavailability via an IV infusion soars to about 90%, as you have taken away the steps to convert those same vitamins for entry into the bloodstream.
What is in a Vitamin Infusion?
Depending on the type of IV you choose, common vitamins and minerals you will see include:
- B Vitamins
- Vitamin C
- Amino Acids
Each of these different nutrients serves a goal when it comes to optimizing your health. Now it’s time to take a look at the types of vitamin infusions you will see and what each treatment is beneficial for.
What are the Different Types of Vitamin Infusions?
There is an IV treatment that suits everyone’s bioindividual goals, whether you are looking for:
- Age Management
- Immune System Enhancement
- Illness Prevention
- Energy Boost
- Artery Cleansing
Anti-aging IV Therapy
Who wouldn’t like to turn back the hands of time? An anti-aging vitamin infusion can make the skin more elastic and youthful. It can also improve memory, energize, and slow down the aging process.
Oftentimes a common antioxidant featured in an anti-aging IV is Glutathione. While glutathione is an integral part of every cell, the body stores less of it as it ages. Exposure to environmental stressors such as cigarette smoke, junk food, toxins, and drugs create free radicals in the body further depleting glutathione stores.
Since this antioxidant is not well-absorbed orally, an IV infusion is the ultimate way to access the fountain-of-youth effects offered by this super-antioxidant.
An IV for dehydration will typically contain:
- B vitamins
Patients can cure dehydration with IV therapy much faster than chugging a couple bottles of water. Hydration therapy is ideal for that post-workout relief or curing a hangover, as it also flushes toxins out of the system.
A healthy immune system is vital for avoiding infections and other diseases. This IV therapy includes immune system boosters such as:
Zinc is crucial for the normal development and function of cells that mediate innate immune response, while L-lysine, is an amino acid that aids in Zinc’s absorption. These nutrients play key roles in protecting the body from viral and bacterial pathogens.
Pain-Relief IV Therapy
Chronic pain makes daily life a misery. IV treatments can help restore mobility as well as improve your quality of life by reducing systemic inflammation. When you reduce systemic inflammation by hydrating the cells and providing proper nutrient absorption, you should find sleeping, walking, and performing simple tasks are much easier.
This type of infusion therapy can remove heavy metals such as lead and mercury from the body. These toxins are simply excreted from the body through the urine.
Ethylene diamine tetra-acetic acid (EDTA), a synthetic amino acid, binds to the molecules of these metals and removes them. Chelation therapy may aid in reducing systemic inflammation, thus providing relief to arthritis sufferers. It may also help to treat conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease and high blood pressure.
What Are Some of the Additional Benefits of Vitamin Infusions?
A higher vitamin absorption rate is just one of many benefits when it comes to vitamin infusions! By using these potent combinations of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and other nutrients, patients often receive immediate relief from the symptoms that burden them.
Vitamin infusion therapy can be used to aid a plethora of conditions, including:
- Skin conditions
- Gastrointestinal issues
- Muscle spasms
- Respiratory conditions
- Sinus infections
All vitamins used in infusions are water-soluble, which means that excess amounts are excreted in the urine after the body absorbs enough of the nutrients it needs.
Calming and Stress-Relieving Properties
Stress is part of life. Too much stress can wreak havoc on our mental state and our immune systems. While many people turn to medications to relieve stress, anxiety and depression, the price tag can be short-and-long-term side effects. Natural vitamin infusions offer a way to relieve stress, achieve calmness and mental clarity while regenerating the body’s nutrient deficiencies, without the unwanted side effects.
See If an IV Infusion Could Be Right For You!
If you are looking for a holistic approach to improve your health, come chat with us to see if an IV therapy could be the right treatment for you!
At WholeHealth JC, we offer a wide variety of safe and effective IV therapy treatments to hydrate your cells and bring your body nourishment.