Common Questions about IV Therapy Answered
What exactly is nutritional IV therapy?
Nutritional IV therapy is not new. Physicians have been administering vitamins, minerals, and sterilized water using this blood-delivery method for many decades. The use of IV lines to administer nutrients has recently become popular due to the efficiency with which the body can absorb what is needed from the blood compared to what is absorbed when nutrients are consumed orally (100% vs. less than 20%).
What is in an IV drip?
One of the beneficial aspects of nutritional IV therapy is that it is possible to infuse any number of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other substances into the blood. In our Scottsdale center, IV therapy is developed around a person’s individual needs, which as discern through nutritional testing. Some of the common ingredients that are included in IV therapy include B vitamins, vitamin C, amino acids, calcium, magnesium, and antioxidants such as glutathione.
Who might benefit from nutritional IV therapy?
Just about everyone could benefit from nutritional IV therapy at some point. Today, it is quite common for people to seek this convenient treatment to help their body detox or gain the upper hand on a cold or the flu. IV therapy provides hydration for athletes and also for the many of us who are chronically dehydrated (and that’s most of us). The nutritional boost obtained with IV vitamins and minerals supports a strong immune system and can facilitate healthy stress responses or even improve the clarity of one’s skin.
Nutritional IV therapy is also beneficial for individuals with chronic health conditions such as fibromyalgia, allergies, chronic fatigue syndrome, migraines, and more. The person who is undergoing cancer treatment may also benefit significantly from infusions of vitamin C and other nutrients. Because we can customize each and every drip to meet individual needs, there are benefits for a wide range of people.
Dr. Ong has established a center in which patients can improve their health and wellness as well as their appearance as they desire. Ong Institute for Plastic Surgery and Health proudly provides Scottsdale, Phoenix, Mesa AZ and the surrounding areas with nutritional IV’s that support overall wellness.
For more information or to schedule your consultation, call (480) 771-7771.
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