IV therapy refers to the introduction of substances to the body by infusing the substances directly into the vein. IV stands for ‘intravenous’, which comes from the Latin. IV treatment has been used for a very long time for many different purposes. Even if you have never been in a hospital, you will have seen countless TV shows or movies in which people are connected to a suspended bottle containing drugs, saline or nutrients that are being delivered into the body directly via a vein, usually in the wrist or lower arm.
In more recent times, studies have begun to show the benefits of IV therapy for improving general health and dealing with a range of different health problems. When you hear people talk of IV therapy, they are most often referring to the intravenous delivery of vitamins and other chemicals to boost the immune system. The term is widely used to describe the administration of a substance know as a Myers’ Cocktail. This is not an exotic bar-room drink, but a combination of substances that includes vitamin C, various B vitamins, calcium and magnesium.
Why take it intravenously?
The nutrients our bodies need are used to make our cells function properly. Cells are incredible organisms that have been compared to extremely complex production facilities. They use a lot of energy, and need nutrients to function at their maximum capacity. When our bodies are under stress, the cells have to work even harder to keep everything working. That stress can come from extreme physical activity, injury, or illness.
When we rely on food and drinks to get our nutrients, we often do not get the full benefit. There are several reasons for this. People differ in their ability to metabolize nutrients. As we get older, our digestive systems become less efficient, and more food passes through our system without being fully utilized. Illness and disease can also interfere with our digestive processes. Another factor is that we can often destroy valuable nutrients before we eat them by overcooking.
All of these problems are negated when compound nutrients are delivered intravenously. The method delivers higher concentrations of nutrients directly to our cells. This boosts our ability to recover more quickly from illness or injury, and to fight off new illnesses.
If you live near Boulder CO and would like to learn more about the benefits of IV therapy, contact Great Alchemy today.