Top 5 Amazing Health Benefits of IV Therapy

benefits of iv therapy

You think you’re eating well and drinking enough water, but you don’t have the vital health to prove it. In fact, you’ve noticed your energy lagging, you take longer to recover after exercise, and your skin doesn’t look as plump and healthy as it did just a few years ago.

Health experts estimate that up to 75% of women and men in the U.S. are chronically dehydrated. In fact, when you get hunger pangs, that may be your body yearning for the water in food. And the vitamins and minerals in it, too.

Getting nourishment straight to your cells

Back in the 1950s and 1960s, Dr. John Myers of Baltimore suspected that many chronic ailments were caused by dehydration and lack of essential nutrients, so he started treating his patients with unique solutions made of electrolytes, vitamins, and minerals.

Rather than administering his “Myers cocktail” orally, Dr. Myers instituted an intravenous (IV) drip, so the vitamins and other essential ingredients would bypass the gastrointestinal (GI) tract and instead go straight to the patients’ cells to hydrate and nourish them. His methods caught on and have continued to be developed by the medical profession ever since.

At Patrick County Family Practice in Stuart, Virginia, Dr. Richard C. Cole offers IV therapy to women and men of all ages. Dr. Cole first conducts a thorough examination to identify any underlying health conditions, and to determine which IV therapy would benefit you most.

Depending on your needs, your IV therapy may contain:

As Hollywood stars such as Adele, John Legend, and Chrissy Teigen have discovered, almost anyone can benefit from IV therapy. Here are five of the top reasons for adding IV therapy to your beauty and health regimen:

1. Your skin looks and feels better

Your body is made up of about 60% water. When you’re dehydrated, your skin becomes drier and thinner, too. A vitamin and mineral rich IV drip not only infuses your skin cells with moisture, but nourishes them with essential vitamins and minerals. Within a day or two of IV therapy, you’ll notice plumper, younger looking skin that glows with health.

2.  You recover more quickly from sports

If you’re a weekend warrior who feels the pain on Monday, an IV infusion gets your muscles back on track. The IV therapy replaces the fluids and electrolytes that your body excretes while sweating.

When the vitamins and minerals of an IV infusion go straight to your muscle cells, they rebuild and revitalize themselves more quickly, so you’re ready to hit the court again. An IV infusion can even alleviate muscle spasms and cramps.

3. You boost your immunity

Bypassing the GI tract so that antioxidants like vitamin C go straight to your cells means that your cells have the material they need to build strong barriers against pathogens. An IV infusion is a great way to boost your immune system before exposing yourself to stressors such as air travel, an extra-demanding schedule, or cold and flu season.

4. You detox more efficiently

Your liver needs water to rid itself of blood urea nitrogen, a toxin that otherwise builds up in your cells and slows them down. By infusing your liver, kidneys, and other organs with hydration, vitamins, and minerals, you help them do their job more efficiently.

5. You can control chronic illness

Many chronic illnesses are caused by overstressed cells that aren’t getting the nutrients and hydration that they need. Medically administered IV therapy can help give you relief from:

Conditions such as extreme fatigue and depression may also improve when IV therapy is added to the treatment protocol.

Medically supervised at all times

Unlike some clinics and med spas, the IV therapy at Patrick County Family Practice is administered and overseen by medical professionals. From choosing the right “cocktail” for your drip, to expertly inserting and removing the IV needle, to monitoring your treatment, you know you’re in trained and experienced hands.

To find out if you’re a candidate for IV therapy, call us today or book a consultation online.

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