Integrative Medicine Blog

Have You Considered IV Therapy for Wellness?

Korey DiRoma, N.D. Saturday, January 06, 2018
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IV Therapy can help boost your metabolism, detoxify, and help with energy production to name a few!

The holiday season is a special time to spend with family and friends, but it can also be a time of overindulgence. Too many sweets, high calorie foods, and alcohol can be hard on the liver and have a negative impact on metabolism. This can often lead to weight gain, fatigue, decreased mental alertness, and a feeling of sluggishness.

But now that the holiday season is over, many begin the new year with resolutions that include eating healthier and getting back into shape.

Now would be a great time to add IV wellness therapies into your health regiment! Getting intravenous nutrients may help to improve liver detoxification, energy, and immune function.

Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant that the liver uses to detoxify substances. Glutathione also benefits the immune system and is neuroprotective. Glutathione is made from the amino acid cystiene but may become depleted during prolonged periods of increased oxidative stress. Oral glutathione is poorly absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract. Therefore, intravenous glutathione is the best way to receive the desired therapeutic respone. Positive effects may be felt as soon as minutes after IV administration and may last several days. This may include increased energy and improved mental alertness. Repeated IV administration helps to build glutathione stores that can lead to longer lasting health benefits.

The Energy IV is a great way to boost your energy and metabolism. The energy IV includes B vitamins, taurine, selenium, and zinc. B vitamins are a crucial part of ATP energy production. Oxygen, fat, and sugar are all constantly being utilized to produce cellular energy in the form of ATP and B vitamins are essential for this process to occur. Taurine is a conditional amino acid that can improve glucose metablolism by increasing insulin sensitivity. Taurine also promotes muscle contractility and can remove lactic acid from muscles resulting in improved exercise tolerance and stamina. Selenium assists in thyroid hormone conversion which is needed to help increase metabolism. Zinc can help improve insulin sensitivity, decrease blood sugar, and increase cellular energy.

Whether your goals are to improve your health, increase your energy, or increase your fitness, a healthy diet and exercise regiment combined with our IV wellness therapies can be a great addition to your program.