Intravenous (IV therapy) is a therapy that is high in demand in the alternative health sector these days! If you haven’t heard of it yet, don’t worry…I have you covered!
IV therapy administers nutrients and medicinal agents via the vein. There are a LARGE variety of IV therapies that can be administered, depending on the concerns/symptoms of the patient. Given that the topic of IVs is extensive, I am just going to outline IV therapies and their benefits in Gastrointestinal conditions.
With compromised gastrointestinal function, one may experience fatigue, muscle cramps, dizziness, nausea, pain, mood swings, brain fog, a weakened immune system and much more.
The hallmark of IV therapy is that it bypasses the gastrointestinal tract. Therefore, ingredients are delivered straight into circulation. This is huge! Vitamin-Mineral IV therapies can be a beneficial treatment for those individuals who have gastrointestinal conditions. This includes conditions such as as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn’s/Colitis), intestinal/bowel cancer, liver conditions and much more! Benefits are due to the fact that in these above listed conditions, the integrity of the intestinal barrier is often compromised. This also means the absorptive capability of the intestinal cells may be reduced. IV therapy is not only used to replenish nutrients that the intestine is unable to absorb, but also helps to heal the intestinal tract! This is because of the vitamin C and other minerals that the body is then able to use optimally.
Here is what a standard Vitamin Mineral bag may contain:
- Vitamin C
- Helps with healing in tissues in the the gastrointestinal tract
- B complex of vitamins including B12
- Important for energy and blood cell production
- Cofactors of many biochemical reactions in our bodies
- Minerals such as magnesium, zinc, selenium and more
- Multitrace elements
These vitamin-mineral IV bags are customizable to the individual!
When speaking of any health condition, we have to remember that approximately 80% of the immune system is in our gastrointestinal tract! If our gastrointestinal system isn’t functioning optimally, then that already increases chance of disease and immune dysfunction in our bodies!
IV therapies are considered an advanced and more aggressive form of therapy, depending on the condition that you are coming in for. Therefore, your Naturopathic Doctor will ensure that your blood work and organ function is suitable for this therapy!
Stay tuned for more on IV therapy!
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To a healthier and happier you,
Dr. Nadia Mawji, ND
Fellowship in Integrative Cancer Therapy Candidate
Dr. Nadia Mawji values her patients as individuals and only treats patients from a personalized perspective. Her commitment to her excellent research and clinical skillset is evident through the various advanced education that she has obtained and is qualified to perform as an addition to her Naturopathic Doctor license here in Alberta.