We provide intravenous (IV) nutrition therapies as part of our health and wellness treatments. Always consult your physician before beginning any therapy program.
What Is Intravenous (IV) Nutrition Therapy
Among the different treatments we offer at BIX Homes & Wellness is intravenous (IV) nutrition therapy, which involves injecting different nutrients, vitamins, minerals, amino acids or antioxidants directly into the bloodstream to achieve their maximum benefit. By entering the body at the cellular level, IV therapy bypasses the liver, which results in greater absorption and utilization of the nutrients.
One of the advantages of IV nutrition therapy is that people usually feel the effects sooner than they would by taking the same nutrients in supplement form. It is usually more effective than taking medications orally because stomach acids often destroy them, which leads to approximately a 50% absorption rate. On the other hand, IV nutrition therapy allows for 90% absorption of nutrients. This therapy is also helpful for people who may be sick with a complex disease that prohibits taking oral medications.
How Is IV Nutrition Therapy Administered?
IV Nutrition therapy is administered through a sterile catheter that is inserted into a vein and secured. In the past, this kind of treatment was only available in hospitals. While the IVs we use are similar to what you would see in a hospital, Bix Homes and Wellness in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania provides a calming and refreshing atmosphere as opposed to a hospital's more clinical setting. Using this approach, we are able to treat a variety of conditions.
Originally developed in the 1970’s by Dr. John Myers, the Myers' Cocktail is ideal for treating a variety of conditions as a result of improper nutrients in the body. Perfect for fighting inflammation (contains many anti-inflammatory properties); strengthens the overall immune system, replenish your body's much needed vitamins, and increase your overall energy level. This cocktail includes magnesium, calcium, B vitamins (including B-12), Vitamin C, and amino acids.
IV Myers' cocktail can be helpful together with other more traditional approaches in the treatment of chronic pain, upper infections, such as the common cold and flu, fatigue, migraine headaches, decreased mood, depression and anxiety, asthma, seasonal allergies, and a variety of other ailments and symptoms.
How Many Treatments Will I Require?
- The response to IV nutrition therapy varies from individual to individual. Generally, most patients require a few treatments; the number depends on the medication and the severity of the condition being treated. While some people will respond immediately, many patients do not receive the full benefit until after undergoing several treatments.
- It is important to keep in mind that IV nutrition therapy is not a one-size-fits-all treatment. At BIX Homes and Wellness, we always adjust our medications to the individual in order to maximize their benefits. For instance, dosage can vary based on a patient’s weight and whether he or she has had previous infusions and the response to those infusions.
Is IV Nutrition Therapy the Right Choice for You?
If you deal with chronic pain, inflammation, migraines, or other ailments that have not responded to oral medication or other traditional treatments, intravenous nutrition therapy may be the solution to your problems. It’s simple to administer and painless. To see if you're a good candidate, we always conduct an evaluation before starting any course of treatment.
One of the great things about nutrition therapy is that many of our patients leave our office feeling refreshed and rejuvenated and continue to experience the benefits of the therapy long after the treatment. They also do not suffer any harmful side effects. Through IV nutrition therapy, our patients receive the vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients they need in the most effective way possible.