Naturopathic IV (intravenous, or into a vein) therapy consists of various mixes and concentrations of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. It can be very useful for people with high nutrient requirements, those who are unable to absorb nutrients, and in situations where a person is not responding to oral nutrients and other therapies.
The ingredients in an IV bag are determined based on an individual’s requirements and deficiencies. The goal of the therapy is to provide the patient with all the necessary nutrients the body requires to function optimally.
A typical nutrient IV can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 1.5 hours to complete. People respond differently to IV therapy, although some of the immediate benefits include an increase in energy and improved immune function.
IV therapy can be used as a treatment for various concerns and illnesses as a way to boost and promote optimal health.
IV nutrients go directly to the bloodstream, bypassing the digestive tract and any potential issues with reduced absorption. The nutrients given are preservative free and allow for higher doses than what can typically be tolerated orally.
The IV protocols I commonly use include:
Myers Cocktail – a blend of vitamins and minerals tailored to the individual; generally includes B vitamins, magnesium, vitamin c, zinc, and selenium; given to boost energy and promote optimal wellness; ideal for anyone suffering from high levels of stress, fatigue, digestive issues, and overall feel run down and in need of a boost.
EDTA Chelation -Chelation (key-lation) therapy involves repeated administration of IV nutrients along with EDTA, a synthetic amino acid that has been shown to reduce atherosclerotic plaque and other toxic mineral/metal deposits in the body. Chelation therapy is useful as a treatment & prevention strategy for heart disease as well as high heavy metal burden.
A few symptoms of heavy metal toxicity include headaches, unexplained muscle pain and fatigue, depression, fatigue, weakened immune function, allergies, etc. High levels of lead, mercury, aluminum, and other toxic metals, respond well to chelation therapy.
Elimination of toxic metals from the body has been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease, which is currently the #1 health problem for both men and women in North America.
High dose Vitamin C – used to support immune function; extremely effective as part of an integrative approach to cancer.
Magnesium therapy – delivers therapeutic doses of this magnificent mineral which is involved in over 300 chemical reactions in the body; magnesium deficiency can cause muscle cramps, restless legs, anxiety, sleep disturbances, pain, headaches, PMS, and more.
For more information on the IV and chelation services offered at the Pear Tree Naturopathic Clinic , please call us or inquire at your next visit.
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