IV Vitamin Therapy
Everyone is unique and so are their nutrient requirements, thus we are very excited about our latest product offering – Intravenous Nutrition or IV vitamin therapy. A range of intravenous vitamins, minerals and amino acids administered at the practice.
Intravenous nutrition is a scientifically proven practice, it is a faster and much more effective means of getting the nutrients you need absorbed straight into your bloodstream through an intravenous feed.
As you are aware, we have been practising biological systems medicine or functional medicine now for over 10 years and therefore have a vast knowledge on the challenges of the body with respect to the gut wall and how difficult it is for the body to absorb what we need at certain times of our lives. These intravenous vitamins minerals and amino acids, have been used for decades in America and other countries, and much of what we hear relates to celebrities use of intravenous vitamins.
However, here at the Practice, we are using this to benefit patients. This is a natural progression for us as we move our knowledge of biological systems into another arena. With the help and training of Intravita who have vast experience in this field, we are able to thoroughly medically assess people before administration, in order to minimise risk.
Many of our existing patients who have been managing various conditions, have found a significant boost to their well-being in various forms. As one example, we have had great success in using these when preparing someone before a major operation so that the body is in good condition to both have the operation and recover afterwards.
Here, the process involves completing a comprehensive health questionnaire, feedback from a doctor on the questionnaire, before receiving the intravenous drip. However, depending on the results of the questionnaire, a series of blood tests may need to be carried out before the intravenous therapy can be given. The appointment for receiving the intravenous drip is 1 ¼ hour with our nurse, overseen by the doctor. Everything is closely monitored medically and we follow up with our patients as this is a very new form of treatment. We will also do a short report from the questionnaire highlighting any potential future actions you might want to take. Download the NEW PATIENT QUESTIONNAIRE 2019 here.
“Research shows that 90% of people are nutrient deficient, and 50% of those people are already taking a multivitamin…but only 15% of the active nutrients may eventually find their way into your bloodstream” – Intravita
The body needs the right nutrients in order to achieve and maintain good health and vitality. For many people, insufficient nutrients are absorbed through diet alone due to poor gut health. Even with a healthy diet, IV nutrition therapy can help to kick-start or accelerate recovery from many health conditions, and enable the body to heal itself going forwards.