What is intravenous vitamin therapy (IVVT)?
Intravenous vitamin therapy involves the administration of a solution of vitamins and minerals through a vein in the arm. The intravenous solution generally contains relatively high doses of vitamin C along with various B vitamins, minerals and certain amino acids. These doses are safe as they bypass the digestive system and access the circulatory system immediately.
How do intravenous vitamins and minerals work?
The vitamins and minerals may replace nutritional deficiencies, act to improve the function of your cells and immune system, help protect cells from damage and help decrease inflammation. The contents of the drip, no matter how high the dose, do not have drug action. They do not force the body to carry out certain changes.
Why do vitamins and minerals need to be given intravenously?
While it is preferable and convenient to administer vitamins and minerals orally, it is impossible to give high doses of certain vitamins such as Vitamin C by mouth without causing diarrhea or other harmful side effects. And because of malabsorption, it may be impossible to adequately absorb vitamins and mineral through the gastrointestinal tract.
For what conditions are intravenous vitamin and mineral infusions used?
Infectious conditions such as hepatitis, chronic fatigue/fibromyalgia, autoimmune diseases (rheumatoid arthritis, lupus), cancer (as supportive treatment), hayfever, generally poor immune system and inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis).
Who benefits from IVVT?
Virtually it is effective for anyone when an energy lift is needed or is included in an anti-aging program. Stressed and overworked people can recover faster and increase their resistance. Colds and flus can be prevented or be overcome much faster.
Want a natural flu shot?
IVVT with its high dose of Vitamin C and other supportive immune system vitamins is effective in enhancing the function of white blood cells to help fight off the flu virus and other infections.
Is the treatment safe?
Intravenous vitamin and mineral treatment has been used safely by physicians for several decades. All the components of the solution are compounds natural to the body and generally pose no health risks.
What are the side effects of IVVT?
A mild flushing sensation or a taste of vitamins is very temporary and uncommon. The only actual side effect would be a slight irritation of the vein as with any needle. Sensitivity to a preservative in one of the nutrients could possibly cause a tired feeling or a headache, but this is even more rare. If this does occur, the offending substance can be identified and omitted.