Feeling fatigued and struggling to get through your work day?
Have you also noticed more aches and pains than usual and just don’t feel like yourself?
Is it harder to recover from your usual workout?
Have you also noticed that you’re more moody than usual and dealing with a bit of brain fog too?
It could be that you are dealing with nutritional deficiencies, leaving your body feeling drained and unable to function optimally. This may come as a surprise but most people suffer from nutrient defeciencies and don’t even know it! They may believe that it’s just stress or symptoms of getting older when they don’t have the energy they used to.
Due to gut imbalances, poor diet, constant stress, and even coping with pollution in your environment you can become nutrient deficient. Taking medications on a regular basis, pesticides in food, beauty products, and even in your “everyday products” used at home can also drain your body of vitamins and minerals needed for normal function.
Why Try IV Therapy?
Intravenous nutritional therapy replenishes essential missing nutrients directly into your blood stream. Unlike supplements, IV therapy bypasses the digestive system for a faster absorption so that you can start feeling the effects of the treatment right away. Replenishing your stores of nutrients can restore your energy, help to fortify your immune function, and help you to become more resilient to illnesses like the common cold.
Being nutrient deficient can literally feel like you’re operating in slow motion and many symptoms like fatigue, headaches, and brain fog simply vanish after receiving IV therapy.
IV therapy can also help to protect your organs, including your skin, and help to improve healing post-surgery and post workout, constipation, and prevent kidney stones.
Supplements vs. IV Therapy
While oral supplementation and eating certain foods may help, it can take up to two days for your digestive system to properly digest foods. It may also be a challenge to consume sufficient quantities of certain foods to satisfy the deficiency. While standard oral supplementation can also help, IV therapy is superior because you can begin to feel the positive effects almost instantly.
Certain medical issues and some medications can also block oral supplementation while IV therapy is absorbed quickly and more effortlessly by your body. In fact, within several hours, you can start to feel energized and feel the effects of the IV nutrients, right after your session.
What to Expect with IV therapy
IV infusions typically take approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour. You will be comfortably seated during the entire session and can relax, enjoy your favorite book, or listen to some soothing music.
Depending on the therapy you choose, higher dose therapies can take slightly longer.
IV therapy is not painful — just a slight pinch from a fine needle stick similar to a blood draw experience to insert the IV needle. Wear loose fitting, comfortable clothing.
Arrive well hydrated and feel free to bring a water bottle with you to sip during the treatment. Please use the restroom before the session begins. As some infusions my affect blood sugar, please eat 1 to 2 hours before your session. If you are diabetic, monitor your insulin dosage and bring snacks with you to your appointment.
During your therapy, it is normal to feel relaxed and notice increased energy along with decrease in allergies later in the day.
After your therapy, you can expect more energy in the following days, feeling renewed and enjoying more mental clarity.
If you are interested in IV Nutritional Therapy and are looking to get your questions answered, schedule an appointment with Carolina Integrative Medicine today so we can see what your options are.
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