WTF is IV Therapy and Why Should Yogis Try It?
Most of us have had to have an IV at one time or another… during surgery or in an emergency situation. But, why the heck would you want to put yourself through that if you didn’t have to? IV therapy has been in the news a lot lately, and to most, it probably sounds like just another fad that will come and go. After all, how can you take it seriously when you’re hearing stories about mobile IV clinics with a “quick cure” for your next hangover?
It turns out that Nutritional IV Therapy is not a joke, but actually, an effective way to manage symptoms and improve overall health. Continue reading to see why IV therapy has gotten so popular and how it might help you achieve your health and wellness goals.
How Did This Whole IV Craze Get Started?
The main reason that nutritional IV therapy has become so crazy popular recently really comes down to the connection between the many health challenges we face today and the serious lack of micronutrients in the average diet. Micronutrient deficiency has become a widespread issue in the last few decades, and studies reveal that the US adult population is not getting enough essential minerals and vitamins through their diet.
From vitamins A, B6, C, D, E, and niacin, to minerals like copper, there’s a clear deficiency of crucial micronutrients in the American diet. Although more studies will need to be done to show just how serious the impacts of these deficiencies are, it’s already proven that they can (and do) lead to a weakened immune system, slower recovery times after surgery, surgical complications, and increased inflammation throughout the body.
If that’s not bad enough, many believe that these deficiencies are a leading cause in the rapidly rising levels of chronic disease in our society. According to the all-knowing ones at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), six in ten Americans are suffering from some kind of chronic condition, from cancer and diabetes to obesity and autoimmune disorders. If you take a look around you, it’s pretty clear that those numbers will continue to rise.
But, How Can IV Therapy Help?
That all sounds pretty serious, but how can IV therapy help? As you probably already know, IV therapy allows medications and nutrition to be absorbed by the body quickly. For example, hospitals administer micronutrient therapy to improve wound healing after surgery and speed recovery after a serious illness. Imagine what a quick, large dose of vitamins could do for your energy levels!
According to nutritional IV experts at Rahav Wellness, our cells can actually become permeable and brittle without proper nutrition. That means they can no longer protect our cellular DNA or mitochondria. Even if you eat a clean and healthy diet, proper nutrition may not be occurring on the cellular level because of conditions like chronic inflammation, poor digestion, poor immune function, a compromised gut, food sensitivities, or just sickness in general. When you bypass the digestive tract entirely with IV therapy, nutrients are absorbed directly into the bloodstream. Some patients feel the positive effects immediately!
Here are just a few of the conditions that can benefit from IV therapy:
- Anxiety and Depression
- Adrenal Fatigue
- High Blood Pressure
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia
- Allergies and Asthma
- Lyme Disease
- IBS, Chron’s Disease, and other GI Issues
- Autoimmune Disorders
What’s an IV Therapy Session Like?
IV therapy should always be administered by a fully qualified medical doctor. The doctor will create a personalized cocktail for each patient based on their individual needs. Sessions last for about an hour, and most offices have comfortable IV suites where you can relax during your treatment. Here are some of the more popular IV therapy cocktails to give you an idea of what’s available:
- Vitamin C: Vitamin C can kill cancer cells, eliminate toxins, kill viruses, and assist in the removal of heavy metals. It can also fight allergies, and repair collagen. Hello! Who wouldn’t want that?!
- Myer’s Cocktail: The Myer’s cocktail is ideal for migraine sufferers and those with chronic fatigue syndrome or fibromyalgia. It can also be used to treat cardiovascular disease, seasonal allergies, chronic sinusitis, and even upper respiratory tract infections.
- Hydrogen Peroxide: Wait, what? This therapy may sound a little freaky. However, it is actually extremely effective for fighting off bacterial infections, gangrene, candida, and viruses. If even helps the circulatory system.
If you’re reading the magazine at Bad Yogi, it’s probably safe to say that you’re interested in improving your general health and well-being through natural means. There’s nothing more natural than vitamins and minerals. Your body is a temple, and IV therapy is simply a safe, natural way to care for it!