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Benefits Of IV Drip Therapy

April 03, 2017 | 3 minute read

IV drip therapy has grown in popularity over the past few decades. One of the reasons why it has become so popular is because of the benefits that individuals who use this type of therapy say they feel after the therapy is complete.

One of the most popular forms of IV drip therapy is the Myers cocktail. The Myers cocktail is an infusion of the nutrients that are delivered via an IV into the vein. It is a combination of various forms of vitamin B, vitamin C, as well as magnesium and calcium.

For more than two decades, this cocktail of nutrients has been used in treating individuals who are battling with chronic fatigue syndrome, general fatigue and even individuals who are dealing with the tiredness and the pain of fibromyalgia.

Individuals with respiratory issues such as repetitive and acute asthma attacks have benefited from this therapy. It has been used in individuals who have constant upper respiratory tract infections, as well as those who are battling repeated sinus infections or who are just dealing with seasonal allergies.

Individuals who are enduring debilitating pain from things like migraine headaches or muscle spasms have found relief by using the Myers cocktail. Even individuals who are relatively healthy appreciate the benefits that come from using IV drip therapy. This is because an infusion of these vitamins and minerals will enhance a person’s well-being.

The reason why receiving nutrients via IVs has a different effect than taking these nutrients in orally is that when the nutrients are delivered via an IV, a patient’s body can accept a higher concentration of the nutrient than what their body could accept orally.

A great example of this is taking vitamin C. If you take an excessive amount of vitamin C orally, it will affect your digestive track. It will cause severe stomach upset and in many individuals it will cause diarrhea. However, if vitamin C is taken via an IV, a person can take between 50 and 100 times higher doses than what they could take orally without having the negative gastrointestinal side effects.

IV nutrient therapy is believed to be more effective when addressing nutrient deficits that a person has inside their cells. When people are dealing with certain diseases, their body’s ability to absorb nutrients into their cells and to keep those nutrient inside the cells is greatly diminished. However, if their body is bombarded or if their body is repeatedly flooded with these nutrients at a high quantity via an IV infusion, some people may develop a cumulative improvement. This could lead to them healing or their illness or condition improving.

The primary reason why people have IV infusions is that they are just rundown and fatigued. Or they might be dealing with the tiredness or exhaustion that comes right before getting the flu or a cold. A good portion of patients react positively to this treatment, and they see results that last for a long time.

We invite you to make an appointment at Town and Country Plastic Surgeons to learn more about how IV drip therapy can benefit you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in Houston.