IV Hydration Therapy
IV Hydration Therapy (also referred to as IV Therapy or IV Nutritional Therapy) was developed over 50 years ago by a medical doctor, as a way to deliver nutrients directly into the body much more efficiently. IV Therapy is a safe, simple, time-tested method to help improve health, optimize performance, and facilitate the body’s natural healing processes.
Q: Why give nutrients intravenously?
During the 1960s, Dr. John Myers, an internist from Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, concluded that because of our digestive, absorptive, and detoxification systems, only a small fraction of the vitamins and minerals we take (either in food or in pills) are actually absorbed into our bloodstream.
He proposed that a harmless mixture of key nutritional supplements be given in an intravenous infusion– literally flooding each cell in the body with nutrition to improve their performance.
At The Functional Medicine MD, we have IV Therapy formulas that support your health before you end up with disease. Some of our most popular formulas include:
• Super Immune
• Executive Stress/Adrenal Support
• Healthy Pregnancy
• Sports Performance Improvement
• Alcohol and Opiod Detox
•Adjunct to Cancer Treatment
Q: What is the difference between these IV’s?
Our physician has developed unique formulas for specific conditions over the last several years of practice. Some nutrients help clean up the energy producing pathways in your body called the Kreb’s cycle. Other nutrients facilitate liver function, making toxins easier to eliminate through kidneys and bowel. And some nutrients target the stress hormones in your body and clear out the free radicals that cause aging.
Q: Why should I choose The Functional Medicine MD instead of another IV Therapy spa?
We understand that there are several “medi-spas” that do IV therapy. Not all IV’s are the same. Our formulas have been generated by the physician with almost 30 years of experience. And at The Functional Medicine MD, you have the opportunity to consult with our medical doctor at no cost to ensure your money is well-spent on the specific nutrients your body needs.
Q: Are there any side effects to IV Therapy?
You may experience minor side effects like headache or feeling tired, depending on the toxic load in your body and your ability to get rid of toxins quickly and adjust to the new energy level. Most symptoms resolve quickly with intake of extra water or little extra rest.
Q: What results can I expect from IV Therapy?
Unless you are already in pretty good health, you may not notice a huge change in how you feel with just a single IV treatment. It may put an extra pep in your step, but multiple IV’s may be needed if you have symptoms of chronic disease.
Q: Can I use this IV Therapy if I have the flu?
Absolutely, IV therapy will give your body a great boost if you are having a migraine headache or coming down with the Flu or viral illness.
Q: What about IV Therapy in Cancer?
People using it as an adjunct for cancer treatment notice minimal side effects from chemo and radiation therapy as it protects the normal cells in the body.
Q: Can I use IV Therapy before surgery?
Some people experience faster healing and better surgery outcomes with IV before and after a surgical procedure.
Schedule your free 15 min consultation with our physician today to find out more about the incredible possibilities with IV Hydration Therapy!