Intravenous (IV) Therapies
The word intravenous (IV) simply means “within a vein”, and this type of therapy is the giving of liquid substances directly into a vein. The fact is, only about 20-30% of the nutrients we eat are absorbed into the body. The rest are lost in the digestion process. IV hydration in Springfield Missouri is the fastest and most effective way to deliver fluids and medications throughout the body. Nearly 100% of the nutrients delivered intravenously are available for use by the cells of the body. Why not ensure 100% absorption of your vitamins and minerals?
Intravenous (IV) therapy is a method of feeding vitamins, minerals, and amino acids directly into the bloodstream to correct intracellular nutrient deficiencies. Oral intake of such high doses is simply not possible due to absorption limitations from the digestive process. Patients can get up to 10 times the nutrients in one treatment as they could get orally in one day. A good example of this is the use of Vitamin C when trying to overcome a cold due to some sort of virus. 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.
Most complementary IV therapies remain outside of mainstream medical practice. Pharmaceutical companies are not interested in these therapies and have typically been unwilling to spend the large sums needed to prove their effectiveness because they are natural and unable to be patented and controlled for financial profits.
However, 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 a major reason our patients refer their friends to our clinic. We feel that the word of mouth growth and the successful health outcomes which inspire our patients to tell their friends, speaks for the therapy. Our Infusion Center offers a relaxing and caring environment for you to experience one of our customized IVs. Some of the common IV therapies that we offer include:
- Immune IV
- High Dose Vitamin C
- Glutathione IV
- Athletic Performance IV
- Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) IV
- Chelation Therapy
- IV NAD