Five Ways Infusion Vitamin Therapy Can Help You

If you’re running low on fluids, hydration, or both, infusion vitamin therapy might be just what the doctor ordered. In fact, Dr. Sangita Sahay or Dr. Marilyn Moss might recommend it for you, depending on your lifestyle, medical status, and overall health.

During the treatment, you sit comfortably in a chair while nutrient-infused fluids move into your bloodstream intravenously. Meanwhile, you can read, watch TV, or even sleep, and most likely you’ll feel better quickly.

Below are just five of the potential benefits of infusion vitamin therapy.

Helps treat infections

Infusion vitamin therapy sometimes involves not only nutrients but the use of medications. If you have a serious bacterial infection, for example, having antibiotics delivered intravenously can help your body better fight the illness.

Some people need regular infusions of antibiotics to replace pills, which can help you feel better faster since pills take longer to work. As an added perk, infusion therapy can help you dodge the gastrointestinal downsides of antibiotic pills, such as nausea or diarrhea.

Eases a hangover

While it’s not a solution for the effects of going overboard with alcohol routinely, infusion vitamin therapy can help with that occasional hangover. The quick influx of fluids, vitamins, and minerals can help minimize everything from alcohol-related dehydration, dizziness, and general malaise to fatigue, lightheadedness, nausea, and appetite loss.

Improves your recovery after intense exercise

Athletes across the United States are turning to vitamin infusions for faster recovery after physical activity. After a rigorous workout or event, such as a race, blood that normally flows to your stomach moves to your muscles. This leads to a reduced ability to absorb and digest nutrients. Vitamin infusions can make up for this while restoring fluids lost through sweat.

Unlike sports drinks, which provide nutrients but can be difficult to keep down due to those digestive effects, IV therapy bypasses the digestive tract and goes straight to your bloodstream. The nutrients are also better absorbed compared to sports drinks.

Helps ease headaches

An intravenous dose of particular nutrients, such as magnesium, riboflavin, niacin, and vitamin B-12, may help minimize migraines or other headaches. Magnesium may prove especially helpful, as many migraine sufferers are deficient in the mineral. Low vitamin B-12 levels are associated with migraines as well. Infusion vitamin therapy can also help ease headaches caused by dehydration.

Helps manage autoimmune diseases

Many autoimmune diseases -- such as celiac disease, lupus, or rheumatoid arthritis -- make it difficult to absorb or consume enough nutrients. Infusion therapy can help prevent or reverse related vitamin deficiencies.

Best used as an addition to other treatments, the therapy can also help flush out toxins, such as free radicals, that make your body more vulnerable to infections. Infusion vitamin therapy containing anti-inflammatory nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids may help reduce chronic pain associated with autoimmune conditions.

As with all medical treatments, keep in mind that side effects may occur and results vary from person to person.

If you want to discuss infusion vitamin therapy with Dr. Sahay or Dr. Moss, book an appointment online, or call the DOCCS office in Melbourne, Florida.

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