For over 50 years, mainstream medicine has been using IV nutrition and vitamin therapy to provide fast relief for dehydrated patients, boost the immune systems of those fighting colds or managing chronic conditions, and even help an athlete’s muscles recover faster after strenuous exercise. Originally called a “Myers’ Cocktail” — named after the Baltimore physician who pioneered the treatment in the 1970s — IV nutrition therapy has grown in popularity with patients and doctors because it is easy to administer, is more effective than oral vitamin therapy, and provides instantaneous relief for a wide variety of symptoms. In fact, IV vitamin therapy is one of the most popular services that patients routinely ask for, and for good reason!
What is IV Vitamin Nutrition Therapy?
The original Myers’ Cocktail delivers a combination of vitamins and nutrients directly to a patient’s bloodstream via an IV. Based on a patient’s specific health and wellness concerns, practitioners can customize today’s modern-day Myers’ Cocktail by adding in different electrolytes, vitamins, antioxidants, amino acids, and more. While our expert always recommends that patients follow a balanced diet and regular exercise regimen, men of all backgrounds, ages, and lifestyles can benefit from IV vitamin nutrition therapy.
5 Benefits of IV Vitamin Nutrition Therapy
There is no shortage of anecdotal evidence, from patients and doctors alike, that support the many benefits of IV therapy. Some benefits of IV vitamin therapy include:
1. Improved Body Functions
For men and athletes taking part in strenuous activity (such as marathons or triathlons) — and patients struggling with an illness — the physiological stress placed on the muscles and the metabolic system generate toxins and acid. IV nutrition therapy quickly reverses the effects by rehydrating the body and flushing out toxins, reducing recovery time and enhancing performance.
2. Increased Energy with Fewer Side Effects
By delivering a combination of vitamins and minerals directly to the bloodstream via an IV, patients benefit from higher doses of vitamins and nutrients without the side effects expected if taken orally.
3. Improved Mood and Cognitive Function
Modern life is demanding, which can lead to stress and depression. Many men find their mood and cognitive functions significantly improve after receiving IV therapy.
4. Stronger Immune System
It has been well-documented that patients struggling with chronic conditions that impact the immune system — such as Fibromyalgia or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome — find relief from their symptoms in IV vitamin therapy.
5. Instant Results
Since IV therapies are delivered directly to the bloodstream, vitamins and nutrients are absorbed by the body almost immediately. Were you to swallow vitamins, it can take the body anywhere from 12 to 48 hours to digest and absorb the nutrients — increasing the time to see results.