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What Is Vitamin IV Therapy?

Vitamin IV therapy, also known as IV micronutrient therapy, is administering a concentrated dose of minerals and vitamins directly into your bloodstream. Unlike regular nutrient absorption, which occurs slowly, vitamin IV therapy enables rapid absorption of nutrients in higher quantities.

Proponents of vitamin IV therapy claim it can treat various medical conditions, including fatigue, fibromyalgia, diabetes, asthma, depression, anxiety, migraines, withdrawal symptoms, hangovers, dehydration, and cardiovascular disease.

The most popular IV mixture is the Myers’ cocktail, named after Dr. John Myers, who pioneered this treatment in the 1970s. Your Family Walk In Clinic’s IV Therapy mixture includes magnesium, calcium, vitamin B12, B complex, vitamin C and glutathione.

Benefits of Vitamin IV Therapy:

One benefit of vitamin IV therapy is improved hydration, which can contribute to an overall sense of well-being. This is particularly beneficial for individuals with digestive issues that hinder nutrient absorption from food.

Alan Gaby, a physician who continued Myers’ work, conducted studies and treated numerous patients with IV vitamin therapy. He found it to be safe and effective, with positive outcomes in various disorders. However, further research beyond his findings is limited, though IV therapy has shown promise as a supportive treatment for cancer patients, helping alleviate fatigue and improve mood during chemotherapy.

Risks of Vitamin IV Therapy:

Despite its potential benefits, vitamin IV therapy poses risks. By bypassing the body’s natural digestion processes, it can lead to vitamin toxicity, especially if excessive amounts are administered without considering the patient’s existing nutrient levels. Overloading the bloodstream with vitamins can strain the kidneys and potentially cause harmful effects like kidney stones.

Frequent use of IV therapy may also disrupt electrolyte balance, leading to complications such as arrhythmias from potassium overdoses or overhydration-related symptoms like nausea and confusion. Water-soluble vitamins can become toxic in large doses, with adverse effects on vision (e.g., vitamin A toxicity).

Your Family Walk In Clinic recommends patients and clients do not get more than two IV infusions per month in order to minimize any potential side effects of overhydration or vitamin toxicity.

Additional side effects of IV vitamin therapy include abnormal heart rhythms in individuals with low magnesium or potassium levels, fluid overload in those with heart issues, and potential allergic reactions or blood pressure changes from specific vitamins like thiamin.

Your Family Walk In Clinic provider’s patients and clients seek the advice of their health care professional to assess their needs, medical history, and nutrient status before recommending or administering vitamin IV therapy to mitigate these risks effectively.

If you are interested in receiving cost effect IV Therapy infusion services, please go to our website at yourfamilywalkin.com or call us at (281) 826-6881.

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