The Benefits of Nutritional IVs for Health and Well-Being

Have you ever considered intravenous nutrition for improving chronic health problems and pain? Dr. Michael Karlfeldt describes the benefits of the introduction of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and other essential nutrients intravenously, which bypasses the digestive tract and delivers these essential components into the cells, and that are safe and have effective results for recovery and healing outcomes. 

Intravenous nutritional therapy is used to administer vitamins, minerals, amino acids and other nutrients directly into the blood stream. This is a very effective way of quickly improving your nutritional status. This method bypasses the need for nutrients having to be absorbed through the gut, nutrients are better able to be delivered directly to the tissues that need them.

The IV route allows for a much higher concentration of nutrients to be delivered through the tissues than does oral supplementation. Most of us take some type of nutritional supplement. The issue is that most people have trouble with the absorption of the nutrients. Then you have what I call “expensive urine” where the vitamins and minerals are flushed out when a person urinates. This is especially true if a person is taking an acid reflux medication. The chance of absorbing the constituent nutrients is slim to none if you are taking this type of medication. 

The intravenous method targets nutrients directly to where they are needed. Because vitamins and minerals are normal cellular constituents, IV administration is extremely safe.

Vitamin C is a potent anti-oxidant. In humans, it is known to affect several components of the immune system, such as improving leukocyte and lymphocyte functions. These cells can act against the invading virus, high doses of Vitamin C are anti-bacterial, anti-viral and greatly promote healing of tissues.

Most people who are in pain are experiencing this symptom due to lack of tissue healing. Tissue that needs repair sends a pain signal to mobilize needed resources for tissue repair.  If we are deficient in Vitamin C, that tissue will remain un-repaired and will continue to send pain signals to the body.

Then there are B Vitamins that are frequently administrated intravenously: B complex, B6, B12, and pantothenic acid. These B complex vitamins and their mineral co-factors are essential for restoring and improving cellular metabolism.

Magnesium and calcium and trace minerals are also almost always administered intravenously. Frequently used also is glutathione, used in cases of both acute and chronic infections, and also for chemical toxicity and neuro-degenerative conditions. There are a number of anecdotal reports of IV glutathione slowing the progression of Parkinson’s Disease.

A popular IV is the so-called “Meyers Cocktail”, an intravenous vitamin and mineral protocol developed by Dr. John Meyers at John Hopkins University in Maryland. During his 11 years, he administered about 15,000 Meyer’s Cocktails to patients with remarkable improvements in energy, pain and immune system function. Many relatively healthy patients chose to receive periodic injections because it enhanced their overall well-being for periods of a week to several months. 

This is a fantastic nutritional IV if you feel run down, tired or just want to stay at the top of your game. For more information or to schedule and appointment for nutritional IV therapy, visit The Karlfeldt Center

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