Do you want to improve your overall wellness and health conveniently? Do you think you would benefit from helping your body heal itself? If so, you may benefit from IV therapy. This convenient therapy offered at Herrera Medical Group in Lewisville, TX is the perfect way to boost your immune system, optimize your body’s ability to heal itself, and mitigate the risk of future medical conditions.
What Is the Purpose of IV Therapy?
The purpose of IV therapy is to provide your body with the hydration and micronutrients it needs to take care of itself. Here’s a look at some of the concerns that can be addressed with this highly effective, customizable therapy.
Not all of us have diets that provide sufficient amounts of all the nutrients we need to maintain optimal health. You shouldn’t get an IV to replace a healthy diet. However, it can benefit you greatly if your diet needs a little boost.
For instance, vegans often suffer from B12-deficiency because the only bioavailable food sources of this micronutrient are animal products. Other people struggle with nutritional deficiencies due to gastrointestinal disorders, bariatric surgery, drugs they are required to take, or autoimmune conditions.
How an IV Helps
A nutrient IV is the perfect solution for people suffering from a nutritional deficiency. Oral supplements may seem convenient but they are not very effective. Oral supplements go through the digestive system before some of the nutrients are absorbed by the body. IVs deliver nutrients to your bloodstream directly so you get all of the benefits of supplementation.
Nutrients from IVs are completely bioavailable, regardless of any medications you may be taking, any GI condition you may have, any bariatric procedure you may have received, and any autoimmune condition you may have. Nutrients you can receive through an IV include but are not limited to folic acid, vitamin C, vitamin D3, and all of the B vitamins.
An Inefficient Immune System
Poor immune system function may occur for a number of reasons. For example, your immune system is vulnerable to other foreign invaders when it is actively fighting off a virus or bad bacteria. Certain drugs and treatments for medical conditions can also slow your immune system significantly. Furthermore, your immune system can be weakened by chronic stress or anxiety.
How an IV Helps
Your immune system gets a significant boost when you receive IV therapy. For example, your IV will include vitamin D3, an incredibly important micronutrient. Research is currently being conducted on the link between vitamin D3 and viral diseases caused by coronaviruses. Notably, a study conducted in Spain revealed over 80% of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 were vitamin D3-deficient.
There is not yet enough information to draw a conclusion regarding the link between vitamin D3 levels in your blood and how susceptible you are to developing a severe illness caused by a coronavirus. However, there is no doubt vitamin D3 is essential for the optimal functioning of your immune system. We also include other micronutrients that are essential for your immune system in our IVs. For example, you can benefit from bioavailable:
- B-complex vitamins
- Vitamin C
- Amino acids
Fatigue and Muscle Soreness
Whether you enjoy spontaneously attending weekend races or you train for hours per day to be the best marathoner you can be, there’s a good chance at some point you will be slowed down by sore, fatigued muscles. Once you work your muscles to the point they break down at the cellular level, they need fuel to grow back stronger and larger. This muscle growth process may be extremely exhausting.
Whether you’re trying to recover for your next strenuous workout or you just want to feel your best for work, your post-workout recovery process probably won’t happen as quickly as you would like it to, especially if you suffer from delayed onset muscle soreness.
How an IV Helps
The amino acids in our IVs were selected carefully to make post-workout recovery as efficient, effective, and comfortable as possible. We offer amino acids that are found naturally in your body but may be present in inadequate quantities for proper muscle repair and growth.
After receiving a nutrient IV, you will feel more energized and you will notice that your soreness and achiness have disappeared. Shortly after your session, your muscles will repair themselves and grow stronger so you can hit your next workout even harder.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Major Depressive Disorder
Modern life has never been more stressful than it is now. The way we live is changing quickly. The world we live in is also changing at a rapid pace. We struggle to keep up with all these changes, causing chronic stress. To some degree, our methods for dealing with stress, anxiety, and unbelievably rapid change are stuck in the past.
We struggle to cope with the chronic stress caused by all of these rapid changes. As a result, many of us are diagnosed with one or more mental health disorders, such as generalized anxiety disorder and major depressive disorder.
How an IV Helps
An IV can ease the symptoms of mood disorders, like major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder, by providing you with all of the amino acids, vitamins, and minerals that your body and mind need to remain relaxed and calm. Physical stress can cause or exacerbate mental stress. Completely bioavailable magnesium relaxes your muscles, easing mental stress.
Furthermore, magnesium supports sleep hygiene. Getting enough sleep helps to keep your body and mind calm during the day, minimizing the symptoms of anxiety. Getting enough sleep is also a great way to keep the symptoms of your depression at bay. Additionally, B-complex vitamins will give you the energy you need to exercise and stave off depression symptoms.
It comes as no surprise that Americans struggle with their weight. In fact, according to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, between the years of 2017 and 2018, 40% of American adults who were at least 20 years of age were obese. The best way to cure (and prevent) obesity is to exercise regularly for your health and eat below your daily caloric needs to burn excess fat.
However, psychological stress results in the production of cortisol. Known as the stress hormone, cortisol makes you crave sugary foods and beverages that are laden with empty calories. It also makes you abnormally hungry and impedes your brain’s ability to recognize when you have had enough to eat. Even worse, cortisol tells your body to store dangerous abdominal fat. If you are obese or overweight, you can benefit significantly from an IV.
How an IV Helps
A nutrient IV can help you lose weight by providing you with L-Carnitine and certain amino acids. These nutrients increase your body’s ability to burn fat. A nutrient IV also includes a healthy dose of B-complex vitamins. These vitamins are key components of several weight loss mechanisms. For example, B vitamins increase your metabolism so you can burn more calories.
As another example, B vitamins give you more energy and boost your focus so you can be motivated to work out and work out as effectively as possible. Additionally, B vitamins are important for keeping your mood elevated so you are less likely to eat sugary foods to “treat” depression. Additionally, the magnesium present in nutrient IVs keeps your mind and body calm so you will find it easier to focus on keeping your diet and exercise routine in check.
Chronic fatigue is different from the muscle fatigue and exhaustion you feel after pushing your muscles too hard. Chronic fatigue is characteristic of feeling exhausted constantly, regardless of how much you sleep you get. Even if your diet is nutritious, you can still struggle to get out of bed and complete your usual routine, like brushing your hair and teeth.
This medical condition is complex. However, experts believe vitamin B12-deficiency can lead to poor nerve health, sap your energy reserves and impede your red blood cells’ ability to regenerate effectively.
How an IV Helps
Regular IV therapy ensures you maintain enough vitamin B12 in your blood to overcome chronic fatigue. It also eases pain and improves your overall outlook on life.
Cold and Flu
Cold and flu viruses are tough to get over. Even worse, OTC drugs to treat cold and flu symptoms can reduce your ability to function and enjoy life by making you feel drowsy or groggy. However, despite feeling exhausted while on cold or flu drugs, you are probably just too achy or congested to sleep through the night. A much better solution to fighting off a cold or flu virus is to give your body all of the nutrients it needs to fight off an illness successfully.
How an IV Helps
Hydrogen peroxide and a high dose of vitamin C boost your immune system so your body can fight off the virus causing your symptoms. Additionally, B-complex vitamins give your body the energy it needs to overcome an infection.
Discover Which IV Treatment Will Benefit You the Most
IV therapy helps your body help itself by giving it enough hydration and micronutrients to function optimally. If you are interested in a holistic solution to the health and wellness problems you are experiencing, or you want to mitigate the risk of getting sick in the future, this therapy may be right for you.
Contact us as soon as possible to schedule an appointment with one of our health and wellness experts at Herrera Medical Group in Lewisville, TX, and learn which therapy will be the most beneficial for you. We also have convenient locations in Benbrook, Bedford, Boyd, and Justin. Let us know when you make your appointment which location is the most convenient for you.