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IV Vitamin Therapy for Immune and Stress Support

By December 2, 2015July 27th, 2017No Comments

In these busy times, we often find ourselves stretched to the limit with increasingly busy schedules. This can be a threat to our health as stress levels rise and immune systems weaken.  During times of higher stress, our body has a higher demand for certain much-needed vitamins and minerals such as Magnesium, B-Vitamins and Vitamin C.

An IV Myers (or Myer’s Cocktail) is the most commonly used procedure in intravenous micronutrient therapy (IVMT). Named after the late John Myers, M.D., a Maryland physician who used intravenous injections of nutrients to treat his patients, the nutrient cocktail typically contains:

  • B-Complex
  • B5, B6 and B12
  • Folic Acid
  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Vitamin C
  • Trace minerals

This is an effective way to achieve the concentration levels necessary for many of these nutrients with absorption at 100%. This allows extra support for the body when needed and, if used in the early stages of illness, aids in a faster recovery.

In bypassing the liver and digestive system, intravenous delivery circumvents any inadequacies or malfunctions within the body to address deficiencies quickly. IV nutrients achieve serum concentrations not obtainable with oral or even intramuscular administration.

The dosages and ingredients are typically modified based on the patient’s individualized treatment plan.

To quote an old adage, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”.

To learn more about IV Vitamin Therapy, make an appointment with one of naturopathic doctors today.

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