There are several ways that people refer to IV nutritional therapy. Some people call it IV Vitamin Therapy, while others call it IV Micronutrient Therapy. Regardless of name preference, the purpose remains the same: to provide supplemental vitamins and micronutrients into your body to improve the body's state of health and overall well-being. IV stands for intravenous, meaning that the vitamins and micronutrients are administered into the body through the veins.
IV Nutrient Therapy administration has become increasingly popular in recent times. Some athletes receive intravenous vitamins before and/or after their games to help improve performance and speed up their recovery. Another common reason people seek out IV Vitamin Therapy is in managing certain medical conditions; some studies that have been performed indicate that supplemental IV vitamin administration may help relieve symptoms of fibromyalgia, migraines, and hypertension, among others.(1, 2) Others will use IV Nutrient Therapy to treat cold and flu symptoms, and to aid in the recovery from a late night out.
IV Vitamin Therapy is not a new concept; it has been in existence since the early eighties. One of the earliest types of IV Vitamin Therapy developed was by the late Dr. Myers; he came up with the Myers’ Cocktail comprising of magnesium, calcium, vitamin C, and other B-complex vitamins. As a matter of fact, the Myers' Cocktail played a major role in the popularization and generalized adoption of IV Vitamin Therapy by individuals all over. Since the Myer's Cocktail's original development, many other combinations of IV Vitamin Infusion Therapy have been developed.
A layperson may be interested in finding out if IV Vitamin Therapy is beneficial for them. However, given the fact that there are many types of intravenous micronutrients available, a patient should consult with a healthcare provider first. After performing an assessment, a healthcare provider is able to recommend what combination of vitamins a patient may need to achieve their health goals. If someone is wondering if IV Therapy is right for them they should consult with their provider.
We offer a free Provider consultation with all our IV Package Series of 10 infusions. For those who do not have an established relationship with a Provider and want to find out if IV Nutrient Therapy is right for them our Providers are available for an initial consultation for $125. Or you can just choose one of our many IV Infusion formulations and see if they have beneficial effects for you! We look forward to hearing from you and helping you achieve your “Healthy You!” goals!
- 1.Ather, A., Njike, V.Y., Northrup, V., Sabina, A.B., Williams, A., Libertis, L.S., Perlman, A.I., Adelson, H., Katz, D.L., "Intravenous Micronutrient Therapy (Myers' Cocktail) for Fibromyalgia: A Placebo-Controlled Pilot Study", Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, vol. 15 issue 3, pp. 247-257. March 2009.
- 2.Ried, K., Travica, N., Sali, A., "The acute effect of high-dose intravenous vitamin C and other nutrients on blood pressure: a cohort study" Blood Pressure Monitoring, vol.21 issue 3, pp. 160-167.