Vitamins, minerals, and other micronutrients are vital to your health, but you might not be getting everything you need through your diet, even if you’re taking supplements. Katrina Babcock, DO, and her team at Rehab Wellness in West Hollywood and Thousand Oaks, California, provide an effective solution to this problem in the form of nutritional IV. Taking in micronutrients through your blood is far more efficient and could give your health a significant lift. Call Rehab Wellness today to find out more about nutritional IV or book an appointment online.
Nutritional IV is a treatment that gets valuable vitamins, minerals, and other micronutrients directly into your bloodstream. IV is short for intravenous, which means inserting a needle into a vein and allowing fluid to drip steadily into your bloodstream.
Injecting essential micronutrients into your blood can help boost levels of vitamins and minerals in your body when they’re lacking. Many practitioners believe that injecting these micronutrients is a more effective transport system than taking oral supplements.
The problem with anything that has to go through your digestive processes is that large parts of it can pass through without being absorbed. With nutritional IV, the nutrients bypass your digestive system, so everything gets used.
If you eat a varied, well-balanced diet, you should get the nutrients you need from your food. However, there are several reasons why this system might not be working as well as it should.
If you cannot eat some foods because of an allergy or other medical condition, you could develop a deficiency in certain micronutrients. Some people find it hard to eat a variety of foods because they do not like many of the healthy foods they need to eat. Or you could have a problem with how well your body extracts micronutrients from your diet.
Some health conditions can reduce your body’s ability to absorb nutrients through digestion. This is known as malabsorption, which can affect people who have conditions like, chronic antacid use, ulcers, gastritis, Crohn’s disease, or anyone who’s had part of their digestive tract surgically removed because of weight loss or health problems.
Nutritional IV can bridge the gap and top up the levels of vitamins and minerals you’re missing out on because of these problems.
Not only can nutritional IV help you feel better when you have a nutrient deficiency or feel run down, but it can also form a useful addition to your treatment plan for conditions such as:
Nutritional IV could also help optimize your health and physical performance if you play sports.
To find out more about nutritional IV and how it could help you feel stronger, healthier, and more energized, call Rehab Wellness today or book an appointment online.