Intravenous therapy (or shortened to ‘IV therapy’) can promote a range of benefits for your health, including benefits for your immune system and metabolism, healthier connective tissues (skin, hair, nails, etc.), improved detoxification, and in some cases rapid rehydration. While IV therapy has been around for decades, its use has been gaining popularity. So the question becomes – how effective is it?

Before you visit an IV therapy clinic, Dr. Schlee, a naturopathic doctor in Calgary, answers some commonly asked questions about IV vitamin treatment.

What’s happening to your body when you get IV therapy?

When undergoing an IV treatment, your body is receiving a liquid solution containing a mixture of various compounds. The most common IV solution offered contains high dose concentrations of vitamins and minerals, though there are many other compounds that can be introduced in this way.

Practically, these solutions are administered by way of a standard IV route, i.e. a small needle is used to introduce the solution into a vein by way of intravenous tubing. This practice is fairly common in both clinical and hospital settings.

What’s the difference between IV and oral Vitamins and Minerals?

The difference between vitamins and minerals taken orally vs. getting them by IV is that through an IV, it is possible to administer concentrations of these nutrients much higher than would be possible by taking them by mouth.

In addition, different vitamins and minerals absorb in the digestive tract at different rates. With IV therapy, there is no barrier to absorption, and thus there is a 100% introduction of these compounds into the bloodstream, ready for your cells to use!

What are some of the benefits of getting IV therapy?

While there are almost too many to list, some of the most popular reasons people opt for IV vitamin treatment is to:

• Support the body during stress and stressful periods
• Benefit immune function
• Support metabolism and metabolic function
• Support hormone balance
• Support healthy connective tissue (skins, hair, hails, etc.)
• Aid in the removal of toxins from the body

Additionally, IV has been used to treat various ailments such as asthma, chronic fatigue, muscle pain, muscle spasms, migraines, allergies, and infections.

People who benefit greatly from using IV vitamin therapy are those who may have conditions that interferes with nutrient absorption, or potentially people who have difficulty with ingesting or digesting food. Athletes and individuals who need quick rehydration and nutrient replenishment after an intense sporting event also benefit from IV therapy.

How can I receive IV vitamin therapy?

If you think IV therapy may be a beneficial treatment for you, visit an IV therapy clinic in Calgary today! However, ensure that your treatment is closely regulated and monitored by a qualified medical practitioner.

At his clinic, Dr. Schlee provides a number of different IV therapies to address all manner of health concerns. A comprehensive medical history is key in determining what therapy may be right for you and your current health needs.

Speak to the experienced team at Paradigm Health Group today to inquire if IV vitamin therapy is right for you.