What is IV Therapy?
Intravenous Therapy or IV Therapy can ensure that the body obtains an adequate supply of vitamins and minerals to enable proper functioning of cells. While a proper diet can provide sufficient vitamins and minerals, various metabolic disorders prevent the cells from obtaining the nutrition they require. This can lead to weakened and damaged cells that require supplemental nutrition to heal. In IV therapy, the nutrients are injected directly into the veins, allowing for easy absorption into the cells. The nutrients most commonly injected using IV Therapy are a mix of calcium, magnesium, zinc, selenium, vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, and C, folic acid, glutathione, and biotin.
IV therapy is used to treat many medical conditions ranging from arthritis, allergies, infections, and hepatitis.
Conditions Treated with IV Therapy
IV therapy may be used to treat a vast amount of medical conditions. The most common of these are:
- Acute strain or injury
- Acute viral illness
- Allergic rhinitis
- Chronic fatigue
- Chronic sinusitis
- Coronary artery disease (hypertension)
- Detoxification (including heavy metals)
- Herpes outbreaks
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Muscle spasm
- Parkinson’s disease
- Upper respiratory infection
Types of IV Therapy
Chelation therapy is used to remove heavy metals from the blood stream reducing free radical damage that can cause arteriosclerosis. For this, ethylene diamine tetraacetic acid (EDTA, an amino acid) is administered intravenously. The acid binds with heavy metals such as iron, lead, and calcium, and flushes them out of the blood via urine. Chelation therapy may reduce the occurrence of arteriosclerosis and, therefore, may be effective in helping to preventing heart attacks and strokes.
High Dose Vitamin C
Intravenous high dose Vitamin C may be aid in treating conditions including Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia. IV Vitamin C has a much greater effect on immune enhancement than the conventional oral Vitamin C administration. In addition, high levels of Vitamin C in the blood cause production of hydrogen peroxide, a known toxin to cancer cells.
Alpha Lipoic Acid
Administered intravenously, Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) attaches itself to free radicals and, therefore, is an effective defense against cancer. It increases levels of Vitamins C and E, coenzyme Q10, and glutathione. Alpha Lipoic Acid improves insulin sensitivity and helps lower blood sugar, helping diabetics by treating damaged nerves and arteries. ALA can also be administered to people suffering from Hepatitis B or C and other liver diseases.
Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2)
The intravenous introduction of hydrogen peroxide in the body leads to the release of single oxygen molecules in the cells and bloodstream. The single oxygen molecule can destroy anaerobic viruses and bacteria, oxidize toxins and make them easier for the liver and kidneys to process.
Glutathione is an amino acid that is available from fresh fruits and vegetables. However, either a poor diet or certain stressful conditions can reduce its levels, leading to various symptoms of aging. Since glutathione is poorly absorbed when administered orally, IV administration is the preferred route.
Myers’ Cocktail is a mix of vitamins and minerals, developed by John Myers, and is used to enhance your immune system, treat fatigue, help with allergies, and reduce the symptoms of Fibromyalgia and Asthma. The cocktail is administered intravenously, thus bypassing problems with digestion and providing a temporary energy production boost in your body.