IV (intravenous) nutrient therapy is the process of giving vital nutrients to the body via the bloodstream, by accessing a vein in the arm with a small needle. The nutrients are administered in a bag that is infused at varying rates depending on the treatment. (Half hour to three hours)
Unlike oral supplements, which can lose much of their potency during the digestion process, IV therapy introduces nutrients directly into the bloodstream so they can be absorbed more quickly and at a higher concentration. This promotes a faster and more efficient improvement in health.
IV therapy was initially popularized by athletes to enhance performance but is now regarded as an effective form of functional medicine for a variety of other health conditions as well. It can be used as an adjunct treatment in the following: