Some of the biggest obstacles in the health of our patients can be traced back to nutrient deficiencies. Vitamins and minerals play an enormous number of important roles in the body. Compared to proteins, carbohydrates, and fats, the body needs smaller amounts of these nutrients to remain in good working order, and yet consuming too little or too much of them can be physically devastating.
The food we eat is often not nutritious enough causing many people to struggle to maintain a consistent and nutritionally rich diet as they rely on processed and genetically modified foods.
To help compensate for the lack of nutrients in their diet, many people take oral vitamins or supplements. While supplements are an excellent resource, we know our bodies do not absorb all of what we take. In fact, only about 20-30% of the nutrients we eat are actually absorbed into the body. The rest of those vitamins and nutrients that we need are lost in the digestion process.
Skin, hair, eyesight, energy levels, metabolism, hormones, gut health, and your immune system are all affected by vitamin deficiencies. To say that under absorption of vitamins and minerals is a whole-body issue, would be an understatement.
Your body depends on vitamins and nutrients to fuel your entire system. When you combine the struggles of absorption with lifestyle choices and constant stress, it’s no wonder many people feel exhausted or “run-down” so often. To avoid symptoms such as brain fog, fatigue, hormonal imbalance, and lack of sleep you need an effective way to support your system.
This is why IV therapy has become one of the most powerful tools in Functional Medicine. IV vitamin therapy can be an ideal alternative for patients who have difficulty swallowing supplements. Many of our patients experience rapid transformations that they would not be able to achieve with traditional oral supplements.
IV Therapy Solves Absorption Issues
With IV therapy, vitamins are completely and quickly absorbed into your bloodstream, which allows your body to utilize them immediately. Patients can get up to 10 times the nutrients in one IV treatment as they could get orally in one day. By avoiding the GI tract, IV therapy provides the maximum potential for nutritional absorption while omitting possible negative side effects.
IV Therapy Aids In Detoxification
Toxins in your everyday environment take a toll on your health. IV therapy supplies your body with the additional help your body needs to flush harmful toxins more effectively.
IV Therapy Supports Your Immune System
IV therapy can be a successful step in supporting the immune system. Therapeutic doses of vitamin C have been shown to be toxic to cancer cells and are well-known for their effectiveness in building immunity.
A good example of this is the use of Vitamin C when trying to overcome a cold due or a viral infection. The antiviral effects of Vitamin C are seen when blood levels are around 10-15 mg/dL.
This level is achievable with IV therapy but not orally. Oral dosage typically peaks with blood levels around 1.2-4.0 mg/dL vs. IV therapy of 50-90 mg/dL.
IV Therapy Can Provide Faster Results
It can take up to two days to completely digest the foods you eat. With IV therapy, you can begin to feel the positive effects on your body almost instantly. Within several hours, you can feel the full effects of the IV nutrients.
Some patients may feel tired following their IV treatment. This simply means that they are experiencing the detoxification process, meaning toxins are pulled out of tissues so that the body can get rid of them. This is a temporary feeling, after which patients should feel an improvement in their energy and overall health.
Effective IV therapies, especially for viral/bacterial infections, cancer, Lyme disease, and difficult to treat conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia, continue to be one of the major reasons that patients choose alternative medicine.
Effective Solutions for Every Body
Our Therapeutic IVs are beneficial for coping with diseases that often require special treatment, such as cancer, viral/bacterial infections, chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. These are typically administered in high doses of intravenous Vitamin C (IVC) and other strong combinations of immune boosting nutrients.
Therapeutic Immune Boosting IV Drips can address a wide range of health concerns that hinder your wellbeing. These can be regularly administered to help protect your body against viral or bacterial invaders.
In order to create a plan that is customized for your health needs, lab work and consultations with our Functional Medicine providers are required for most therapeutic IV treatments. Effective treatment times range from 30 minutes to 2 hours depending on the type of IV that is being administered. Some drip times can be longer based on the amount of Vitamin C or fluids and the rate in white the body can effectively absorb the contents.
Our Lifestyle Drips are perfect for anyone who is 16 years and older needing a pick-me-up to get through the week, rejuvenation after difficult athletic training, refreshed skin, and much more. Hydration is used as a base, which helps your body flush out toxins. Much needed vitamins and nutrients are incorporated into the drip based on your chosen area of focus.
We offer affordable prices and convenient online booking, with most Lifestyle Drip sessions lasting between 30 and 60 minutes. Patients and guests alike have raved about our tranquil Drip Lounge, with registered nurses who help keep them relaxed during the experience, and how they felt replenished immediately after their session as well as several days afterward.
While the digestive processes are slow and incomplete when deriving nutrients from our food and oral supplements, IV therapy provides immediate and considerably lasting effects that help strengthen the immune system, keep the body hydrated, and absorb essential vitamins and minerals.
Give us a call at (417) 881-4998 or check out the IV Therapy services on our website to learn more about how functional medicine and IV therapy in Springfield, Missouri can help you be your healthiest and most fulfilling self.