IntraVenous Vitamin Therapy
What it is:
Vitamins and minerals are essential to the normal functioning of our bodies. They are necessary for our growth, vitality, and general well-being. They are involved in regulating metabolism, help convert carbohydrates into energy, and assist in forming soft tissue and bone. Usually we can get the right nutrients through our diet, however, sometimes even a great diet may not translate to proper nutrition at the cellular level. There can be many causes of this, which may include: poor digestion, food sensitivities, chronic inflammation, poor immune function, or chronic illness.
Intravenous therapy (I.V.) involves the administration of nutrients in high concentrations to rapidly aid cellular healing. Normally cells in the digestive tract facilitate the absorption of nutrients, however, in I.V. therapy, the digestive tract is bypassed with the direct infusion into the bloodstream. This allows the cells to rapidly obtain the nutrients needed to repair and regain strength.
I.V. therapy can be effective in many situations. It is often used for integrated cancer care using high doses of vitamin C. This has been shown to be preferentially cytotoxic (destructive) to tumour cells while sparing healthy tissue.
Depending on the specific combination of ingredients, IV therapy can also be beneficial for: autoimmune diseases, migraines, detoxification, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, allergies, asthma, Parkinson’s disease, macular degeneration, depression, and malnutrition. It can even be used periodically in healthy people to enhance overall well-being. When our cells are given the nutrients they need, they will be able to function properly and thus allow the restoration of our body’s inherent healing mechanisms.
Intravenous vitamin and mineral treatment has been used safely by physicians for decades. The solution is composed of vitamins and minerals, nutrients that natural to the body and generally pose no health risks. Amita Sachdev BScN, RN, ND will conduct a thorough assessment prior to any therapy to ensure that this treatment is safe and indicated for you.
Potential Side Effects:
A mild flushing sensation or a taste of vitamins is very temporary and uncommon. A potential side effect could be a slight irritation of the vein as with any needle, but does not occur with most patients. Sensitivity to a preservative in one of the nutrients could possibly cause a tired feeling or a headache, but this is very uncommon. We generally use solutions without preservative to reduce this possibility. If this reaction does occur, the offending substance can be identified and omitted.
Intravenous Therapy offers effective treatment for a wide variety of health concerns,
talk to Dr. Amita Sachdev ND to find which combination of nutrients may be right for you.