Get Your Nutrients Via Intravenous Therapy

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Filed Under: Clinical Therapies
Last Reviewed 04/18/2014

Get Your Nutrients Via Intravenous Therapy

Intravenous (IV) vitamins, minerals and other nutrients boost immune function, increase energy levels and help manage a variety of chronic health problems. IV nutrients are also powerful preventive and anti-aging therapies.

How Does Intravenous Therapy With Nutrients Work?

When vitamins, minerals and other nutrients are infused during intravenous therapy, they go directly into your bloodstream. That means they avoid the potential loss of potency and poor absorption in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract that can be characteristic of nutrients taken orally.

This makes nutrient administration through intravenous therapy a powerful treatment for numerous health concerns. If you’re healthy, intravenous therapy with a wide range of vitamins and minerals is an extremely effective way to boost your nutritional status and prevent illness.

A number of nutrients play well-defined roles in the maintenance of a robust immune response, optimal energy and overall health. Magnesium is an excellent example of how targeted IV nutrients can be effective when used as part of a comprehensive treatment program.

Magnesium for Multiple Conditions

IV magnesium is an excellent intravenous therapy for patients with heart disease, respiratory problems, and more. It smoothes out arrhythmias and can stop an acute asthma attack in its tracks. IV magnesium is also beneficial if you have diabetes, as it improves insulin sensitivity, helps control blood sugar and reduces risk of retinopathy.

What Does Intravenous Therapy With Nutrients Entail?

When you receive treatment with IV nutrients, you sit or lie comfortably while an IV line is started and your individualized protocol of nutrients is infused. During infusion, you may read, chat with other patients, nap or simply relax. Treatments last 30 minutes to three hours, depending on the specific protocol being administered, and a complete intravenous therapy course usually requires multiple sessions.

What Conditions Are IV Nutrients Good For?

Treatment with IV nutrients benefits a wide range of conditions that includes, but isn’t limited to:

  • Anti-aging
  • Addiction control
  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Cataracts
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Disease prevention
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Glaucoma
  • Heart disease
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Macular degeneration
  • Migraines
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Retinopathy
  • Smoking cessation
  • Stroke rehabilitation
  • Viral and bacterial infections

Learn more about how we use IV nutrients at the Whitaker Wellness Institute.

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