Intravenous (IV) Therapy has gained some popularity in recent years for its host of benefits, ranging from treating hangovers, tackling nutrient depletion, all the way to anti-aging.
It goes without saying that the route of administration is what gives IV therapy its ability to have such a powerful impact on the system. Delivering vitamins and minerals straight to the circulation allows for 100% absorption of these goodies and an immediate revival effect on the system.
Have you ever stopped to think about the long journey that a supplement in pill form goes through once it’s consumed? It first needs to survive the stomach acid, then goes through the digestive tract, travel to the liver for breakdown and only then be distributed to the bloodstream and reach the cells.
Proper stomach acidity, digestive enzymes, bile, healthy liver, regular bowel movements and minimal inflammation in the gut are all integral for optimal absorption of vitamins, minerals and even drugs that are taken orally. Unfortunately, if any of these systems are performing sub-optimally, this can reduce how much nutrients your body is absorbing and how much gets delivered to your cells.
Therefore, intravenous administration of nutrients is not only faster but also allows for higher dosing of vitamins than what can be taken orally.
Don’t get this wrong, IVs should not be used as a long-term intervention to replenish nutrient deficiencies and can never replace a healthy diet and on-going supplements for maintenance, but it is very effective when a quick boost is needed!
Our Recover IV formula contains 15g of vitamin C (along with many other vitamins and minerals specific for the immune system). 15g is 15,000mg – that is 30x the dose of the average vitamin C supplement, which contains typically about 500mg per capsule. While it sounds like a lot, this is a very safe dose to take that has a substantially more powerful impact on the body.
It’s also important to remember that the adrenal glands, the hormonal manufacturers of our stress hormones, have the highest concentration of vitamin C stores in the body! That’s why there is such a close correlation between stress and the immune system.
When you are under stress, the body will use up your vitamin C stores at a faster rate, making this nutrient more essential for optimal health. It’s also one of our most powerful antioxidants, and if it is chronically depleted it can increase the risk for all sorts of chronic diseases, including cancer.
So next time you are under the weather, under a lot of stress, or if you are the type to get sick every time seasons change, take a proactive approach to support your immune system quickly, because let’s be honest, it’s never a good time to be sick or stressed!