IV Therapy Benefits
One of the most common benefits of IV therapy concerns those who are suffering from poor nutrient absorption. People may be consuming enough, but too little is entering into their bloodstream – on paper, they are getting enough, but they don’t feel the benefits.
In my own work, autoimmune gastritis (AIG) is one of the most common ones that I come across. This is also known as thyrogastric syndrome.
This is an autoimmune condition in which the cells that generate hydrochloric acid to break down nutrients and mucin to protect the stomach lining are damaged. The immune system has damaged these cells and now they are unable to work as effectively.
The result is that many nutrients cannot be assimilated – even if the diet or supplementation contains enough amounts. The sequence where each nutrient tends to fall off happens in the following order…
First, iron begins to drop. In these cases, the benefits of IV therapy can be lifesaving. It can help treat things like:
- Thin air
- Poor sleep
Intravenous iron goes straight into your bloodstream. If given in appropriate dosages, it can reverse iron deficiencies in a matter of days (rather than weeks or months). Iron IV’s can be a gamechanger for those who need it.
*Please note that you need a prescription to get them.
After iron, AIG typically tends to affect B12 levels next. The problem is, due to its inherent nature, it doesn’t really matter how much B12 you take – it can still struggle massively to get into your system, which is a huge problem.
In cases where people are simply unable to absorb B12, intravenous versions of B12 can be quite useful.
Those are the two major drops that occur within AIG, but let’s talk about IV therapy benefits for some other common conditions. These include:
- Celiac Disease – This is probably 3-5% of those with autoimmune thyroid disease. In general, celiac disease can also affect the absorption of trace minerals and some essential amino acids.
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD) – Given the same issues with poor absorption of nutrients, those with IBS and IBD may not be able to get the nutrients they need orally.
In general, the benefits of IV therapy help with everyday lifestyle, including things like hydrating – more on that later – and the benefits can also reach those who have a thyroid condition (because it can help with poor absorption of key nutrients).
But, let’s dive even deeper and talk about the benefits of IV therapy for a whole host of reasons…