Why is Nutritional Intravenous (IV) Therapy so popular right now? What’s the deal? Why would anyone sign up to get poked by a needle voluntarily? IV Therapy is a fantastic tool to get vitamins and minerals into the body with 100% absorption.

The key is IV Therapy bypasses the digestive tract. Whenever you eat or drink something the first thing that happens is the liver will determine what stays and what is eliminated. This is known as the “first pass”. Basically it ends up chucking out about half of what enters the body so it’s impossible to absorb all our nutrients that we ingest even if it’s good food.

This is complicated even more if there are digestive issues such as chronic diarrhea, Crohn’s Disease, and Ulcerative Colitis. People with these conditions are working with constant malnutrition due to loss of nutrients through the digestive tract making them feel extremely tired and depressed as well as the digestive symptoms.

The most common condition I see in my practice is fatigue. Whether you’re feeling tired from a stressful week or you have a condition known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or simply need a pick me up, IV Therapy will deliver the vitamins and minerals your body needs. It’s a great way to get back on your feet quickly and can be incorporated into a more long-term therapy.

Do you suffer from chronic sinus infections or get sick at the drop of a hat? It’s an absolute life saver if you’re trying to break the antibiotic vicious cycle. Using a high dose Vitamin C IV can prevent the need for antibiotics. It can be used as a treatment or even prevention if you feel like you’re coming down with a cold. It will strengthen your immune system so you don’t catch that cold that’s going around or that your child brought home from school.

It’s very easy to get started with IV Therapy. There are formulas to begin with but we can customize it to your specific needs through functional laboratories. These labs can actually reveal what nutrients you may have a higher need for due to your unique chemistry and challenges. Just think about how good you can feel if more of your body’s vitamins and minerals get to where they’re supposed to!

If you’d like more information or an appointment to get a jump start on your health, please call Restorative Health at 202.244.6661 to schedule with Karen R. Threlkel, ND.

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