Naturopathic | Chelation & IV Therapy
Vitamins and minerals provide the raw materials necessary for our cells to function properly. Usually, we can get some of these nutrients through our diet if we eat healthy. However, even a balanced and healthy diet may not translate to proper nutrition within the cells structures. There can be many causes of this, which may include poor digestion, food sensitivities, chronic inflammation, poor immune function, or any infection. The cells become unhealthy and they require vitamins and minerals to repair themselves. However, if the cells are too weak to transport the vitamins and minerals to where they are needed, the cells would die. This is where intravenous vitamin (IV) therapy would be beneficial for a patient.
In IV therapy, various pharmacy grade vitamins, minerals, amino acids etc. are mixed into a solution, and injected directly into the veins. With today's advances in medicine, many natural substances can be given intravenously with applications for a variety of disease conditions. The rapid and successful passage of the natural substances through the body using intravenous therapy gives it an advantage over the much slower and less efficient process of ingesting supplements orally. There are numerous conditions that IV therapy and chelation therapy (injection of a solution into the bloodstream that binds with metals and passes through the kidneys for removal from the body) can improve. A physician can tailor the IV protocol by varying the type and amounts of nutrients. When this is done, IV therapy can be beneficial for:
- Muscle spasm
- Chronic fatigue
- Upper respiratory infection
- Parkinson's disease
- Allergic rhinitis
- Chronic sinusitis
- Acute viral infections
- Acute strain or injury
- Coronary artery disease (hypertension)
- Detoxification (including heavy metals)
- High cholesterol
- High blood pressure
The list is endless - it can even be used periodically in healthy people to enhance overall well-being. There is another advantage of IV therapies. It is impossible to orally attain the high levels of nutrients that IV vitamins are capable of delivering. Oral vitamins and nutrients are converted or broken down in the stomach and liver during the absorption process. High doses often cause gastrointestinal upset and diarrhea. IV nutrients go directly into the bloodstream in an unaltered, safe form that is very well tolerated, with minimal or no side effects. In reality, patients often start feeling better within hours of administration because the body is being nourished with the proper natural substances.