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IV Vitamin Therapy

Desoto Family Care Clinic

Primary Care Practice located in Southaven, MS

Vitamins and minerals keep you alive and healthy, yet your body doesn’t produce or store nutrients. That means you can easily end up with a nutrient deficiency that depletes your energy and weakens your immune system. At Desoto Family Care Clinic, Diosan Powell, FNP, Cynthia Burchfield, FNP, and Danielle Bradley, FNP, have a solution: intravenous (IV) vitamin therapy. Delivering nutrients through an IV quickly treats a deficiency, fights illnesses, and helps you recover from an injury. To learn how IV vitamin therapy can help you, call the office in Southaven, Mississippi, or book an appointment online today.

IV Vitamin Therapy Q&A

What are the benefits of IV vitamin therapy?

IV vitamin therapy refers to having nutrients infused directly into your bloodstream. The benefit of an IV infusion is that the full dose goes directly into your bloodstream. Then the nutrients quickly travel throughout your body.

When you take an oral dietary supplement, you seldom (if ever) get the full dose. As the tablet travels through your stomach and small intestine, it encounters many potential obstacles that prevent it from reaching your bloodstream.

For example, many adults have low stomach acid, which stops the tablet from properly breaking down. Another roadblock is that your small intestine can only absorb a limited amount of some nutrients at one time. Even if you take a megadose, only a small portion gets into your bloodstream.

When might I need IV vitamin therapy?

Many people use IV vitamin therapy to boost their energy and rehydrate. However, nutritional deficiencies affect more people than you might realize. Even if you eat a balanced diet, you may not get the nutrients you need.

Your body doesn’t store most vitamins and minerals, yet it uses more nutrients than normal when you’re under physical and emotional stress.

Nutrients quickly get depleted if you:

  • Engage in intense athletic training or competitive sports
  • Have a chronic health condition
  • Live with daily stress or anxiety
  • Have frequent allergies
  • Develop recurrent infections
  • Take certain medications
  • Suffer an injury
  • Have surgery
  • Are pregnant
  • Are sick

IV vitamin therapy protects your health by restoring lost nutrients.

What health problems does IV vitamin therapy improve?

Your IV therapy at Desoto Family Care Clinic helps prevent the common cold and flu. It generally boosts your immune system, fighting a wide range of health conditions, including:

  • Fatigue
  • Migraines
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Asthma attacks
  • Chronic sinusitis
  • Seasonal allergies
  • Gastrointestinal disease
  • Upper respiratory tract infections

IV vitamin therapy also speeds up your recovery after an illness or surgery.

What type of IV vitamin therapy might I receive?

IV therapy may contain nearly any combination of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, proteins, and nutraceuticals. 

Your provider customizes your IV infusion to provide the nutrients you need. They typically infuse vitamin C, B vitamins, and zinc, along with specific nutrients targeting your health condition or energy needs.

To learn how IV vitamin therapy can help you, call Desoto Family Care Clinic or book an appointment online today.