Most people understand that nutrition is important for total health, and we all try to eat foods that are “good for you.” Ironically, many foods promoted as “healthy” turn out to be harmful or even dangerous to your health. Even whole natural foods like fruits, vegetables and animal protein are often tainted with pesticides, antibiotics, hormones and harmful pathogens that can cause severe illness or even death.
And then there is the question of weight gain. Most modern lifestyles are both stressful and sedentary, and weight management has become a serious health issue. Yet dieting can lead to critical deficiencies in vitamins, minerals, and amino acids that your body needs to function at its best. Oral vitamin supplements may help, but they are often not fully adsorbed, and may fall short of meeting your nutritional needs. For many people, vitamin pills are hard to swallow, and they may cause an upset stomach.
To restore depleted micronutrients, or as a preventative measure to ensure their nutritional needs are met, more and more people are turning to vitamin IV therapy.
Advantages of IV Nutrient Therapy
Intravenous therapy has long been used in medicine as a quick and effective way to deliver fluids, electrolytes and medications to patients with urgent medical needs. Rather than ingesting fluids and meds by mouth, which can take hours to be effective, IV therapy delivers a steady flow of ingredients directly to your bloodstream for immediate and complete absorption.
In recent years, the use of IV therapy to boost nutrition has become increasingly popular. Athletes, dancers and celebrities who need to look, feel and perform at their peak, day in and day out, swear by micronutrient IV therapy for health, beauty, immune support and hydration.
Advantages of Micronutrient IV Therapy include:
- Accelerated recovery from sports and exercise
- Increased energy
- Improved immune function
- Healthier skin, hair and nails
- Enhanced physical and mental performance
- Direct and total absorption
- Does not add extra calories
- Hydrates and replenishes electrolytes
- Rapid delivery for faster results
Of course, like all good things, IV therapy has its down side.
Disadvantages of Micronutrient IV Therapy include:
- Involves a needle, which is a deal breaker for some people
- Possible bruising, redness or infection at the injection site
- Possible, but unlikely, vitamin overdose
- Takes about an hour to administer
To avoid the potential pitfalls of IV therapy, look for an established and reputable clinic with a trained and professional staff. Ask questions about what precautions are taken to ensure proper hygiene and safety. Be wary of “bargain” procedures that cut corners or use inferior products.
Vitamin IV Therapy in NYC
If you are lucky enough to live in or visit New York City, micronutrient IV therapy is nearby at Advanced Cryo NYC. Visit our spa-like clinic on Crosby Street in SoHo, or drop by our InVita Lounge on Broadway in Brooklyn. See for yourself why micronutrient IV therapy is gaining popularity as a treatment for health, beauty and performance among busy active people who want to put their best selves forward.