IV Nutrition Therapy
Maroochydore cosmetic clinic offering IV nutrition therapy
Intravenous vitamin therapy involves the administration of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients, such as amino acids, directly into the bloodstream in the form of a drip. The IV method bypasses the digestive system, which can allow greater quantities of nutrients for optimal absorption. Orally administered vitamins can be inactivated in the digestive tract or poorly absorbed, and in high doses, can cause unwanted side effects, such as abdominal cramps and nausea.
Vitamin C, in particular, is not an uncommon deficiency even in today’s modern world with access to a nutritious diet. As humans, we don’t produce vitamin C in our bodies like other mammals due to the lack of a liver enzyme, which is why we require the vitamin through our dietary intake.
Pollution, a change in diet and various other factors, such as stress, can damage the body without us being aware. This ultimately forces the body to consume these vitamins.
Best vitamin C food sources:
Citrus fruits, such as orange, kiwi, lemon, guava, grapefruit, and vegetables, such as broccoli, cauliflower, Brussel sprouts and capsicum, are rich, natural sources of vitamin C. Other vitamin C-rich fruits include papaya, rockmelon and strawberries.
IV vitamin therapy may assist in supporting the immune system, including for these common uses:
Only the purest forms of vitamins and minerals are used in our IV administration. Biological Therapies provides our clinic with our sterile injectable products. They are an Australian-owned company who is fully licenced with the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).
Please Note: We do not treat excess alcohol consumption (i.e. hangovers) or drug withdrawal symptoms.
How is the IV Administered?
Suitable clients are referred to our Maroochydore clinic by GPs and Integrative Medical Practitioners. You will have had assessment and blood tests performed prior to treatment.
IV nutrients are given through an IV drop, typically into the arm, under the supervision of a registered nurse. The drip itself is generally painless, although you may feel a sting when the needle is inserted. It may take the drip between half and hour and an hour to infuse, during which time you can relax.
Are there any side effects of IV nutrient therapy?
While negative side effects from IV vitamin therapy are very uncommon, you may experience mild side effects, such as facial flushing, thirst or mild dizziness. We always have nursing staff on-hand to care for our clients, as well as offer support and advice, where needed.
Call our Maroochydore clinic on 0400 400 982 to book a UV nutrition therapy treatment.