If you drag yourself through the day with no energy, you’re not performing your best, or you’re recovering from an illness or injury, nutritional IV therapy can quickly provide the hydration, antioxidants, nutrients, and electrolytes you need to regain health and wellness. Dr. David Johnston at the Osteopathic Wellness Center practices holistic care that’s customized to meet each patient’s needs. To learn more about nutritional IV therapy, call the office in Ridgefield, Connecticut, or book an appointment online.
Oral supplements must travel through your stomach and be absorbed by your small intestine before they reach your bloodstream. Many problems along the way can limit the amount of nutrients that actually get into your bloodstream and are delivered to cells throughout your body.
For example, if you have inflammatory bowel disease, low stomach acid, or don’t produce enough digestive enzymes, your body can’t properly absorb nutrients.
Another roadblock is that your small intestine can only absorb a limited amount of some nutrients. You could take a mega-dose of nutrients orally, but only a small percentage would make it into your bloodstream.
When your nutrients are administered intravenously (IV), they bypass digestion and absorption issues, and you get 100% of the dose delivered. Not only that, but your therapeutic dose is quickly distributed to cells that need the nutrition to boost your energy and improve your well-being.
Nutritional IV therapy improves your health by giving you the nutrients your body must have to produce energy, build proteins, heal, keep your nerves and muscles working, and maintain every system in your body.
You can eat healthy foods and still develop a nutritional deficiency if you’re under any physical or emotional stress. Your body uses more nutrients when you’re stressed, whether the stress is due to chronic pain, acute or chronic illness, injury, overtraining, or anxiety.
An IV infusion can:
Depending on the nutritional IV infusion you use, it may also balance electrolytes, nourish your skin, and help detoxify your body.
Before recommending nutritional IV therapy, Dr. Johnston assesses your medical history, performs a physical exam, and runs tests to determine your nutritional status. Your IV therapy can be customized, but a variety of premixed IV infusions are available that may be perfect for your health.
Premixed IV infusions are formulated to meet precise health needs. For example, they may target athletes or your immune system, contain concentrated antioxidants, or supply a good overall mix of nutrients.
If your energy is low, you need help with healing, or you’d like to learn if you have a nutrient deficiency, call the Osteopathic Wellness Center or book an appointment online.