It has been known for a long time that vitamins and minerals (nutrients) can benefit the treatment of disease in many ways. Many times it is too late for oral vitamins and minerals to make much difference in treatment, especially if absorption is impaired due to a poorly functioning GI system. If individual cells are not healthy because they are not being provided with the nutrients they need to function well, we as a whole are not healthy. The goal is to provide cells with all the nutrients that they need to achieve optimal function and become healthy again.
In order for nutrients to work, they must be admitted into the cell through the cell membrane. If a nutrient cannot move from the outside of a cell to the inside, the body simply filters and excretes it. When a cell is not healthy, it may have difficulty moving nutrients from the outside to the inside. Another way nutrients can enter a cell is through absorption. In this process, nutrients move through the cell membrane. In order for this to occur, there must be a higher concentration of the nutrient on the outside of the cell versus the inside of the cell. Nutrients administered either intramuscularly or directly into the vein (intravenous) achieve this high concentration in the bloodstream which allows the nutrient to enter the cell via absorption. The cells that line the GI tract in the stomach and intestine can only absorb or transport vitamins and minerals so fast and cannot create enough of this high concentration of nutrients in the bloodstream.
The advantages of IV Nutrient therapy include: easy access, rapid administration of nutrients, the ability to provide high doses of nutrients to the inside of cells, the ability to provide proper nutrition when the GI tract is impaired. At Oaktree Wellness Center, we offer IV Nutrition with several different type of IV therapy including Myer’s Cocktails, IV High dose Vitamin C, IV Chelation Therapy.
Conditions that may be improved through the use of IV therapy include:
Viral and bacterial infections: colds, influenza, hepatitis, mononucleosis, viral pneumonia, herpes
simplex and zoster, as well as candida overgrowth and lyme disease
Atherosclerosis prevention and treatment
Wound healing including ulcers of the intestine and skin
Periodontal disease, gingivitis, canker sores
Low back pain: spinal disc degeneration
Recovery post exercise
Poorly functioning immune system
Inflammatory conditions: acute and chronic
Heavy metal toxicity
Peripheral vascular disease including claudication