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5 Reasons to Start IV Vitamin Therapy

5 Reasons to Start IV Vitamin Therapy

Everyone knows vitamins are important for good health. But what a lot of people don’t know is that many Americans don’t get enough of many key vitamins and minerals their bodies need to stay healthy.

With practices in Olive Branch and Southaven, Mississippi, Desoto Family Care Clinic helps our patients restore healthy vitamin levels with IV vitamin therapy, intravenous infusions that deliver vitamins and other micronutrients directly to your bloodstream. 

IV therapy is completely customizable, which means our team can tailor your therapy specifically to your symptoms, your medical needs, and even your lifestyle. Here are five ways our IV vitamin therapy could help you.

1. Improve nutrition

One big reason for IV vitamin therapy is one we’ve already alluded to: to supplement the nutrients you get through your diet, ensuring your body has what it needs for optimal function. Even if you follow a healthy diet, you may absorb all the nutrients you need to keep your body in good working order. 

Problems like irritable bowel syndrome or other gastrointestinal (GI) issues can prevent nutrients from being absorbed from your GI tract into your bloodstream, which means they can’t reach your organs and tissues. 

And acids and enzymes in your stomach and intestine can break down nutrients, which means that what does get absorbed is often far less potent — and far less effective.

With IV delivery, micronutrients are delivered directly to your bloodstream, which means your body gets whole nutrients right where they’re needed. 

It’s important to note that IV vitamin therapy isn’t intended to replace good nutrition, nor is it an invitation to binge out on junk food. It’s a supplemental therapy that helps ensure you’re truly getting the nutrition you need to stay healthy.

2. Overcome fatigue

When you’re short on key nutrients, your body has to work a lot harder to perform even the simplest functions. Over time, you can wind up feeling tired and worn down, despite getting a good night’s rest. Inadequate supplies of many vitamins and minerals have also been linked to chronic fatigue syndrome and its symptoms.

Nutritional support can help by giving your body the extra help it needs to improve natural energy and optimize cellular function. Several key micronutrients, including vitamins B12 and D and minerals like magnesium, zinc, and iron, help your body stay energized and keep fatigue at bay. Some micronutrients, like iron, deliver energy-boosting oxygen directly to your cells.

3. Boost your immune system

Most of us know that vitamin C plays an important role in helping our bodies fight off colds and other illnesses, and nutrient deficiencies have also been linked to a number of chronic diseases. Unfortunately, it’s not easy to get the nutrients our immune system needs simply from foods or even supplements. That’s how IV infusions can help.

Our team customizes a nutrient solution designed to support your body’s natural immunity, helping you fight off colds, flu, and other diseases that can wreak havoc on your physical and emotional health. 

Making vitamin infusions a part of your regular health care routine is a good way to ensure your body has the tools and weapons it needs to keep bacteria, viruses, and other germs at bay.

4. Relieve stress

Stress affects everyone at some level, and for many of us, feeling stressed out is pretty much a daily occurrence. When we’re stressed, our bodies go into overdrive, using up large quantities of nutrients and increasing the risk of nutrient deficits. At the same time, those nutritional deficits can actually exacerbate stress and anxiety, creating a cycle hard to break on your own.

IV vitamin therapy replaces nutrients depleted by stress, including B vitamins, vitamin C, and minerals like zinc and iron. 

5. Balance your electrolytes

Electrolytes are naturally occurring substances that help conduct tiny electrical impulses in your body. These impulses help your muscles move and keep your organs functioning the way they’re supposed to.

Lots of things can cause electrolyte levels to become depleted, including sports and strenuous physical activity, illnesses, and poor nutrition. Many of our vitamin infusions contain essential electrolytes, like sodium and magnesium, to keep your body’s electrical system in top shape.

Learn how IV vitamin therapy can help you

IV vitamin therapy is a great way to help your body stay healthy, providing it with the support it needs for optimal function at every age. To learn more about IV vitamin therapy, call our office most convenient to you or request an appointment online today.

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