Intravenous Nutrient Therapy
“ You can trace very sickness, every disease and very ailment to a nutrient deficiency.” ~ Dr. Linus Pauling
Disease can be attributed to three main causes: injury, toxicity or deficiency. Each of these factors has the ability to disrupt the normal balance of cellular activity and cause disease or dysfunction.
Our IV nutrient therapy is the first step in the restoration process, delivering vitamins, minerals and other vital nutrients to the body directly through the bloodstream and balancing nutritional deficiencies. IV nutrient therapy provides direct access to the circulatory system bypassing any deficiencies in the normal gastrointestinal tract and assimilation process. This can be very helpful in a wide range of malnutrition deficiencies caused by aging and age related conditions. It is important to note that even small nutritional deficiencies can cause large metabolic problems.
Considerations for IV Nutrient Therapy in the elderly
A natural part of the aging process is a decrease in the efficacy of the gastrointestinal tract to absorb and assimilate nutrients. A consequence of increased age related malabsorption over many years is general systemic malnutrition. Verification of this comes in the high incidence of malnourishment found in the elderly population. Approximately 1 in 7 people in the older population demographic (65 plus) do not physically consume enough calories to survive and as many as one half of the older population in hospitals and long term care facilities are not consuming the nutrients they require. Denham Harman, M.D., Ph. D.: Pioneering aging research for five decades, University of Nebraska at Omaha. 2008-2009
If vitamins and minerals are not being absorbed into the body adequately, they are useless. The rationale for using IV nutrient therapy is associated with two main factors
- Absorption of IV nutrients is superior to oral pills due to limitations of the gut and
- Higher plasma levels of various micronutrients can be establishes quickly with IV therapy creating a deeper, faster influence on cell function
The benefits of IV Nutrient Therapy
If aging causes malabsorption leading to malnourishment, and malnourishment leads back to premature aging, it makes sense to help end this cycle of nutrient depletion. IV nutrient therapy offers significant hope of easing this cycle and helping to maintain vitality as we age by quickly and efficiently delivering nutrients directly to where they are needed the most.
We have developed and entire range of IV nutrient therapies that can be customized to meet an individuals specific nutrient requirements. The primary compounds used in our IV”s consists of inorganic compounds like magnesium, trace elements like zinc and selenium and organic compounds like vitamins and amino acids.
IV Nutrient Therapy has helped many patients
The Myer’s cocktail, named after the late physician John Myers, MD, and popularized by Dr Gaby has been used successfully to treat a variety of conditions. The modified “Myers’ cocktail”, which consists of magnesium, calcium, B vitamins and vitamin C, has been found to be effective against acute asthma attacks, migraine, fatigue, fibromyalgia, acute muscle spasms, upper respiratory tract infections, chronic sinusitis, seasonal allergies, depression and cardiovascular disease. Alan R. Gaby, MD Intravenous Nutrient Therapy: the Myers Cocktail, Alternative Medicine Review, Volume 7, 2002.
Dr. Gaby has administered more than 15,000 IV’s during the past 16 years and his clinical results have been presented at more than 20 medical conferences to several thousand physicians.
IV nutrient therapy represents by far the most streamlines method for treating nutritional shortcomings. Helping to:
- hydrate the body
- correcting nutritional and biochemical deficiencies
- support the liver in detoxification
- improve cellular function
- improve immune function
- support the healing of many chronic illnesses
- support the healing of acute infections
- decrease inflammation
Safety and patient feedback
Physicians have used IV nutrient therapy safely for several decades. The body’s familiarity with natural nutrients account for the high safety profile of IV nutrient therapy and its effectiveness. All the components of the solution are compounds natural to the body, and generally pose no health risks. We ensure the methods of delivery and quality of our materials follow the same standards as in hospitals and our professional team is made up of a medical doctor, EMT and naturopathic doctor.
Side effects felt at the time of infusion are rare and tend to resolve quickly following cessation of the IV therapy. They may include; pain at the infusion site, lowering of blood pressure, lowering of blood sugar, headache, dizziness.
Most patients experience significant heath improvements
Higher energy levels
Better mental focus
Feelings of wellbeing
Generalized improvement of their complaints
Call GLOW IV 216 450-1016 and schedule your nutrient infusion today.
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