Last week we discussed why it can be very important to test for nutrient deficiencies. First, they are much more common than we might think, especially given the poorer nutritional content of most of our foods (even those that are seemingly “healthy”). Second, many people may not be deficient, but can still have “sub-optimal” levels of certain vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, etc. This is very important – we don’t just want to “get by”; we should be aiming to “optimize” our nutrient levels in order to be in excellent health and prevent disease.
If we suspect that nutrient deficiencies might be contributing to your health issue, we will often recommend IV vitamin therapy (also known as an “IV Drip”). For these treatments, we create a custom formula full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that can be delivered directly into the patient’s system by intravenous infusion. These IV drips offer the following unique advantages:
1) Vitamin drips are the quickest way to replenish a variety of nutrient levels.
2) Patients often notice results of iv vitamin therapy very quickly. So, many people to start feeling a lot better, in a very short amount of time.
3) For those with problematic digestion or absorption, infusion therapy allows us to by-pass the intestinal tract, and deliver nutrients directly to the circulation.
Some of the most common vitamin drips include the Myers’ cocktail IV drip (combination of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants), the glutathione IV drip (a very powerful antioxidants, detoxifier, and energy booster), and the IV vitamin C treatment.
These nutrient infusion therapies can be very helpful for a wide range of conditions, including:
– Crohn’s & Colitis
– Cancer supportive treatments
– Migraine headaches
– Chronic fatigue syndrome
– Chronic infections
– Immune support
Although this therapy is extremely useful for a wide range of conditions, just about anyone can benefit from IV vitamin therapy. IV drips are a great way to build energy, boost immunity, and improve mood.
Yours in health,
Dr. Michael Morsillo, H.B.Sc., N.D.
Newmarket Naturopathic Doctor