Intravenous hydration, also referred to as nutrition therapy, has been increasingly popular in recent times. This is because its main purpose is to provide supplemental vitamins and nutrients into your body to improve the body’s state of health and overall wellbeing. Through this method, micronutrients and vitamins can be administered through the veins, hence the name, intravenous (IV). There are so many reasons and occasions that would warrant the need for IV nutrition. Some athletes receive IV vitamins after their games to improve and speed up their recovery, some patients receive IV nutrition after a surgical procedure or child birth to speed up recovery. Others receive IV therapy when managing certain medical conditions such as diarrhea, fibromyalgia, migraines, and hypertension.
This method of therapy was developed by Dr. Myers who is credited for creating awareness of IV hydration/nutrition and its benefits, via the development of the famous Myers cocktail.
We obtain our nutrients through foods and fruits that we consume. However, a lot of vitamins and micronutrients are lost/not absorbed in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract during the process of digestion. Delivering these micro-nutrients and vitamins directly through the veins avoids/bypasses the GI tract and potential losses. Through intravenous therapy, the body gains the full benefit of nutrition/hydration, when administered through the veins rather than when ingested. Receiving a customized IV nutrition/hydration regimen can boost your overall health and Immune system, improve mood disorders such as depression and anxiety, ensure quick and faster recovery from athletic workouts and ensure overall wellbeing.