IV therapy provides the nutrients you need to boost your energy, improve your athletic performance, recover from disease, and maintain wellness. Keith Smigiel, FNP-C, DC, FIAMA, at ReGen Pain & Wellness recommends IV therapy when it’s essential to ensure that your body receives the full therapeutic dose and that you benefit from the rapid delivery of essential nutrients. If you’d like to learn more about IV therapy, call the office in Scottsdale, Arizona, or schedule an appointment online.
An orally ingested supplement takes time to go through your stomach, reach your small intestine, and then be absorbed into your bloodstream. By comparison, nutrients delivered intravenously (IV) go immediately into your bloodstream, where they’re quickly delivered to cells throughout your body that need the nutrition.
Oral supplements can run into any number of issues that prevent the full dose from making it into your bloodstream. For example, low stomach acid, inflammatory bowel disease, and a lack of digestive enzymes block nutrient absorption.
Additionally, your small intestine can only absorb a limited amount of certain nutrients at one time. You don’t have those problems when you get IV therapy because the full dose goes straight to your bloodstream.
At ReGen Pain & Wellness, Dr. Smigiel typically performs IV therapy using the Myers cocktail, which was developed by the doctor who created IV therapy. The Myers cocktail is designed to promote overall wellness by providing magnesium, calcium, vitamin C, and B vitamins, including vitamin B12. In some cases, patients may receive an IV formula that contains the specific vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants needed to target a specific health need.
IV therapy helps many patients maintain wellness by filling in the gap when they don’t consume enough nutrients. This doesn’t necessarily mean your diet is unhealthy. It’s hard to meet the minimum daily requirement for some nutrients even when you eat a well-balanced diet. You’re especially at risk for deficiencies when you cut down on calories to lose weight.
When you’re sick, have a chronic disease, or exert yourself during intense athletic training, your body uses more nutrients than normal. As a result, you can quickly become deficient even when you eat well.
Beyond restoring nutrient deficiencies and boosting your overall energy, IV therapy may be part of your treatment for an existing medical condition.
The Myers cocktail helps treat conditions such as:
IV therapy often helps improve your athletic performance.
To restore your health and energy with IV therapy, schedule an appointment online or call ReGen Pain & Wellness.