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5 Reasons to Consider IV Therapy

5 Reasons to Consider IV Therapy

A shocking 9 out of 10 people in the United States aren’t getting enough vitamins and minerals. Even though we live in one of the most developed countries, we do not completely meet all our nutritional needs.

Fortunately, IV therapy can help.

Here, our expert at ProHealth Clinic Catharine Nformangum, MSN-FNP takes a closer look at why vitamins and minerals are so important and how IV therapy can boost your health. 

Why you need vitamins and minerals

You’ve likely been scolded about vitamins and minerals since you were a child. You may have even eaten supplements in the shape of cartoon characters to get your daily dose of nutrients. But have you ever wondered what exactly vitamins and minerals do for you?

It turns out that they do quite a bit. For example, vitamins and minerals are essential to bodily function, including fighting illness, wound healing, bone strength, and hormone regulation. 

Warning signs of a nutrient deficiency

You primarily get vitamins and minerals from the food you eat. For many, poor diet and lifestyle choices lead to severe nutrient deficiencies. For others, a preexisting health condition, such as food allergies, inflammatory bowel disease, and other gastrointestinal issues, makes it difficult to absorb nutrients. 

No matter where your nutrient deficiency stems from, there are a few common warning signs:

You may also notice your mental health starts to suffer as a result of a nutrient deficiency. 

You can try to take vitamin supplements to combat some of these side effects, but when you take vitamin compounds orally, you only absorb a small amount after they’ve passed through your digestive tract. 

The best way to ensure that you get a healthy dose of vitamins and minerals is with IV therapy. IV therapy bypasses your digestive system and delivers nutrients directly into your bloodstream, allowing your body to use them more efficiently. 

Here are just some of the benefits of this streamlined nutrition delivery system. 

#1 IV therapy increases your energy

When you’re low on key nutrients, you may not feel like you’re firing on all cylinders. That’s why we recommend IV therapy to replace your stores of “energy vitamins,” such as vitamin B12. 

#2 IV therapy promotes circulation

Circulation is often one of the most overlooked aspects of health and wellness. It refers to how well your circulatory system moves blood, oxygen, hormones, and nutrients throughout your body. Good circulation promotes everything from brain acuity and heart health to your complexion. IV therapy is an effective way to quickly stimulate efficient circulation. 

#3 IV therapy eases pain

Aches and pains can come from a variety of sources. You may be feeling sore after an injury or inflammation in your joints could be making you stiff and achy. IV therapy offers natural pain relief by administering vitamins like magnesium to ease your pain, reduce inflammation, and promote healing.

#4 IV therapy boosts your immune system

Are you a professional cold fighter? IV therapy has the immune-system boosting power you need to get out of the cold medicine aisle. Vitamin C, vitamin D, and zinc, as well as B complex vitamins, are some of the most potent sickness-fighters available.

#5 IV therapy rehydrates you

IV therapy isn’t just about vitamins and minerals — it’s also an excellent way to maintain hydration. Hydration is key to regulating body temperature, joint health, infection prevention, and organ function. Ask us more about how IV therapy can supplement your regular water intake.

If you’d like to learn more about IV therapy, you can request an appointment online or over the phone at our Houston office today.

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