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Not Your Average Cocktail

Mar 31, 2014 01:56AM

Nutritional IV Therapy has become the new craze for all the right reasons. It is a highly efficient and effective way of absorbing high dosages of nutrients, not otherwise absorbable by the body when taken orally. The dosage and absorption of nutrients in oral supplements is limited per hour, they must be taken much more frequently and in smaller quantities. Poor intestinal function can further decrease the nutrient content absorbed. Bypassing the digestive system, IV nutrients go straight into the blood stream for immediate absorption. 

The most common Nutritional IV is the Myers’ Cocktail, invented 30 years ago by Dr. John Myers. It contains magnesium, calcium, various B vitamins and vitamin C, think of it as the IV multi-vitamin. In many cases high doses of vitamin C are extremely beneficial and because the GI tract cannot tolerate more than 10 to 40 grams per day, it is best to acquire high doses via an IV infusion. When cells are flooded with nutrients, they receive an energy boost that reduces symptoms, rebuilds the body and restores health.

Nutritional IV Therapy is used to manage chronic fatigue, migraines, depression, fibromyalgia, acute and chronic infections, Lyme disease, poor immunity, cancer therapy, colds and flu, allergies, gastrointestinal conditions, muscle spasms, cardiovascular disease, asthma, viral and bacterial infections, anti-aging and post-surgical recovery. It further helps to build a stronger immune system, turbocharges energy levels, improves athletic performance and allows for faster recovery from stressful events. It’s no wonder why all the celebrities, top models and athletes are lining up for their weekly Nutritional IV Therapy.

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Dr. Isabel Sharkar is a licensed naturopathic physician and co-owner of Indigo Integrative Health Clinic in Georgetown.


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