Intravenous Micronutrient Therapy (IVMT), is a treatment method which administers a solution directly into the bloodstream. It is known as a Myers’ Cocktail, which has large amounts of vitamins and minerals and the same salt concentration as your blood.
It is usually indicated for patients who are unable to orally consume food, or who have gastrointestinal (GI) disorders that prevent digestion and absorption of nutrients the usual way.
However, knowledge of the practice began to make its way into mainstream consciousness in 2012, when Rihanna tweeted a photo of her arm attached to an IV drip. Thus far, other A-listers to have adopted this therapy include Simon Cowell, Madonna and Rita Ora.
Are there benefits to binging on vitamins?
Many of us have subscribed to the view that when it comes to vitamins, the more we consume, the better. While this is still a questionable viewpoint, the main advantage of vitamin IV drips over oral supplements is that it allows the consumption of nutrients to bypass the gastrointestinal (GI) system, thus its absorption occurs in much greater amounts without the side-effects that come from GI upset.
For example, Vitamin C IV drips could infuse the blood with up to 25grams of Vitamin C, which is almost 300 times the recommended maximum daily intake of 90milligrams! Such a large amount taken orally would have led to symptoms including headaches, diarrhoea and nausea. This could be useful to certain urgent situations; for example, the actress Cara Delevingne used it to help her recover quickly from a cold.
There have also been many anecdotal accounts of people feeling better after using these infusions. Dr. David L. Katz, director of the Yale University Prevention Research Center and the Integrative Medicine Centre at Griffin Hospital, states that IV therapy has been shown to alleviate certain conditions like chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia.
Our bodies need nutrients and minerals to survive and thrive but with current lifestyles, we have less time for the recommended healthy diet, rest and exercise leaving most of us feeling drained and unwell. IV Therapy and IM Injections inject directly in to the bloodstream or muscle by passing the gastrointestinal system, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, & anti-oxidants are able to replenish and restore your body at the cellular level at almost complete absorption.
IV Infusion Therapy
IV Infusion therapy is a formulated injectable “cocktail” of vitamins & hydration to help address many conditions and deficiencies. IV Infusion therapy gives you an alternative way of improving your health by replenishing crucial vitamins and nutrients to feel your best and improve your overall health. Body Lounge offers Vitamin Infusion Cocktails that help with a variety of conditions and needs for the body. IV therapy has become a popular and effective means of loading up on vitamins, amino acids & hydration. Hollywood actors, athletes, models, business execs, and every day people have become fans of this type of therapy.