What is a Nutritional IV Infusion?
Intravenous (IV) nutrition is a method of feeding vitamins, minerals, and other natural substances directly into a patient’s bloodstream. Bypassing the digestive system is the main advantage of IV nutrition. When substances are given orally they must be processed through the stomach and the intestines. Many substances may be rendered inactive in the digestive tract, or may not be well absorbed due to poor intestinal function. By directly administering nutrients to the body, higher than normal blood levels can be achieved. These increased levels can provide an immediate therapeutic response by correcting deficiencies that may arise from a disease state.
Scientific research has demonstrated that a variety of conditions can benefit from the use of IV nutrition. A few of the conditions that may be helped using IV nutrition techniques include hypertension, COPD, asthma, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, diabetes, hepatitis, and even the common cold.
All of the intravenous protocols used at Bridgeway Institute have been thoroughly researched and have been shown to be effective in the treatment of certain conditions. By practicing this type of “evidence-based medicine” we can custom tailor our IV infusions to ensure maximal effectiveness combined with minimal side effects.
Which Nutritional Infusions are Available?
Dr. Cox and his team offer several nutritional IV infusions to restore your energy levels and improve your wellness, including:
The Myer’s Cocktail can be very useful in situations where oral nutrients or other therapies are not working. When nutrients are given intravenously, your digestive system is bypassed and a much higher level of nutrition can be delivered directly to your cells via the bloodstream. The nutrients then kick-start those cells which are performing below par. The general effect of a Myers Cocktail intravenous therapy appears to be a marked improvement in the energy capacity and function of cells. If your cells can function at their best, it’s more likely you can recover from a serious health problem.
If you’re suffering from fatigue, migraines, muscle spasms, premenstrual syndrome, addiction, or post-traumatic stress disorder, you may benefit from a magnesium and vitamin B infusion.
Your body can process higher doses of both magnesium and B vitamins when they’re delivered intravenously instead of orally, which not only provides your body with the nutrients it needs to rebuild cells and increase your energy levels, but your body can store a little extra for when it’s needed most.
When taken orally, your body doesn’t absorb high levels of vitamin C and the excess is flushed as waste. However, when it’s delivered in an IV, your body consumes higher doses that create longer-lasting effects.
Ideal for toxicity, hepatitis, immune system problems, cancer, fatigue, weakness, mono, and other chronic viruses, vitamin C is more than just orange juice. As with other infusions, our bodies would simply not tolerate digestion of high doses of vitamin C, but by infusing this vitamin into the bloodstream we allow the body to consume higher doses for longer lasting effect.
Glutathione consists of three amino acids and is found in nearly every cell in your body. It’s critical to your immune system and plays an important role in the growth of new lymphocytes, antibody-producing white blood cells.
In order for glutathione to work effectively, your cells have to generate it. When you have a glutathione IV, you give your body the molecules it needs to function correctly.
What are the Benefits of Nutritional IV Infusions?
What you put into your body affects your cellular function and overall wellness, and many of the nutrients and vitamins in the food you eat aren’t absorbed properly, leaving your body nutritionally deficient.
IV infusions bypass your digestive system, which limits the number of nutrients your body can absorb and use. Not only does this provide your body with greater amounts of the nutrients it needs, it also delivers more rapid results.
The benefits of IV vitamin therapy are many! As discussed above, nutrients traveling through the digestive system can have many interruptions or problems. Because IV vitamin therapy bypasses this system, 100 percent absorption of the vitamins and minerals can be achieved.
For this reason, vitamin IV therapy can correct micronutrient deficiencies. This improves the overall nutritional status of an individual, allowing for the relief of many symptoms.
- Increased energy
- Reduced symptoms of stress
- Improved hydration
- Regulation of the immune system
- Improved skin quality
- Reduction in headaches
- Improved symptoms of depression
- Improved symptoms of asthma
- Shortened recovery time for athletes
- Relieves allergies, colds and flus
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