Today it’s hard to find someone not supplementing with vitamins, herbs, or minerals. Poor soil, prepackaged foods, high stress, impaired absorption, and certain disease processes can make getting the right amount of vitamin and minerals difficult. Supplementation can help fill in gaps, support dietary changes, and help the body overcome illness. Oral supplements have their limitations as they’re required to be broken down in the digestive track and are limited on how much can be absorbed and stored. IV Therapy is a means by which a healthy and safe dose of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids are put directly in the bloodstream, insuring maximum absorption. The intravenous route can drive nutrients into cells, and bypass the GI tract allowing for bioavailability up to 90%-100%.
There are many IV Therapy blends that offer immune boosting benefits by supplying the body with much needed nutrients, offering anti-viral properties, helping draw out heavy metals, and encouraging appropriate detox. IV therapy is not a replacement for a healthy balanced lifestyle but can offer support in times of illness, poor nutrition, high stress, or whenever you feel run down and need your energy boosted.
Back in the 1960’s, Dr. John Myers formulated an intravenous vitamin blend to treat fatigue, depression, and other infections; now known as the Myers Cocktail. The Myers Cocktail, vitamin infusion enhances the immune system, reduces fatigue, helps with seasonal allergies and much more. This infusion contains Vitamins B/C, Magnesium and other minerals. These nutrients also help the body recover from illness, increase skeletal muscle force production, protect muscle function, and synthesize red blood cells.
Hydrogen Peroxide is another IV infusion that aids the immune system with its anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral properties. Pharmaceutical grade hydrogen peroxide cleanses the body and allows it to heal naturally. Hydrogen peroxide is vital for proper cell function and must be present for the immune system to function. This oxidative infusion is usually enhanced with vitamins to help nourish the body while it helps fight off infection.
Ultraviolet blood irradiation (simply called UBI) is a treatment that time has long forgotten. UBI was extensively used in the 1940’s and 1950’s to treat medical conditions including pneumonia, tuberculosis and even cancer. The advents of antibiotics lead to a decline in the use of UBI as a treatment option. It is believed that exposure to ultraviolet light boosts the immune system and continues to provide benefits even after the treatments are completed. UBI has been shown to increase oxygen absorption into body tissue and destroy viral, fungal and bacterial growth. UBI also improves the body’s ability to detoxify and inactivate or remove toxins.
Vitamin C is a very popular and well known supplement in time of illness, but is also needed for collagen synthesis and production, and essential in wound healing. It’s also needed by your body to produce L-Carnitine which helps your body burn fat for energy. Vitamin C has a direct effect against bacteria and viruses, and supports the production and activity of antibodies. Oral supplementation of large doses of vitamin oral C can create gastrointestinal issues whereas High Dose IV Vitamin C does not commonly cause any GI issues at all.
The daily use of nutrition is a rather important facet of your healthy immune regime. Though when deeper support is needed, intravenous therapy with Vitamin C, Ozone/UBI, and other nutrient formulas can assist the body to heal and restore more quickly.