There’s a time and a place for Intravenous (IV) therapies. Most healthy individuals will well-rounded diets can absorb enough nutrition from their food to meet their metabolic needs. Other times, when we’re chronically stressed and busy or have underlying conditions, it’s harder to get the nutrients we need. When this happens you can feel unwell – overreactive to stress, and feeling low on energy. Some may need their nutrition addressed, and some just need a good dose of antioxidants to help them get over a little bit of extra stress on their systems.
What can they do?
IV’s can do a tremendous job helping with symptoms of fatigue and exhaustion, as well as other effects of stress. They typically increase recovery for a short period of time, whether mental or physical, giving you a leg up on your symptoms. For this reason, athletes and those feeling run down from work both equally find benefit from a treatment. Chronic inflammatory issues like Crohn’s, Colitis, and even Multiple Sclerosis can also benefit from the antioxidant therapy.(1, 2)
There’s something in the water!
At True Potential Health we’re able to offer a wide variety of water-soluble nutrients – these include:
- Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid / Ascorbate)
- Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)
- Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
- Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
- Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)
- Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)
- Vitamin B7 (Biotin)
- Vitamin B9 (Folate)
- Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin)
- Amino Acids (Travasol Blend, Proline, Taurine, Lysine, Carnitine)
Different issues benefit from different nutrients, so if you’re interested in IV’s you can pop in for an initial IV consult and we can help you decide if IV’s are right for you, and which kind would be helpful.
Dr. Kahlen Pihowich
- Sido B, Hack V, Hochlehnert A, et al. Impairment of intestinal glutathione synthesis in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Gut 1998;42:485-492.
- Mai J, Sørensen PS, Hansen JC. High dose antioxidant supplementation to MS patients. Effects on glutathione peroxidase, clinical safety, and absorption of selenium. Biol Trace Elem Res. 1990;24(2):109-117. doi:10.1007/BF02917200