In most cases, no.
At IMI we tailor make our IV preparation to the needs of each patient. We recognize that every patient’s history, metabolic process and lifestyle are uniquely different; we believe that there is no single formula that works well for all patients.
The choice of what products to include in an IV infusion needs to be based on three main factors:
- A deficiency of any nutrient elicited from history, symptoms, or testing
- Necessary cofactors to ensure proper metabolism and action of a product
- The known action of a nutrient or product on a disease process
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We believe that micronutrient therapy can be life transforming. But why do we offer an infusion of vitamins, minerals, or other beneficial substances when they could prescribe the same combination via an oral route? We do this because we know that when a person becomes ill, he or she does not have the same energy as when they were well and healthy. Absorption and transport of nutrients takes energy. As people age, the ability to absorb nutrients decreases, and this is due to a gradual decrease in the secretion of gastric hydrochloric acid and, in turn, pancreatic enzymes needed to break down food or supplements so that intestinal absorption can occur.
Parenteral micronutrient therapy, or IV micronutrient therapy, as it is commonly known, has a long safety record. The relative absence of adverse reactions is due to the fact that the infused substances are naturally occurring – that is, they are essential nutrients required for the optimal functioning of the human body.
The molecules are relatively simple and thus have low potential for hypersensitivity. Getting the nutrient into the target cell is more assured, because it is delivered directly into the body’s circulation. A high-concentration gradient can be achieved, and osmotic mechanisms can act in concert with energy requiring transport.
The principle reason for nutritional IV therapy is to supply elements of normal body metabolism and those required for resolution of illness. When patients are acutely or chronically ill, they often need a jump-start consisting of a high concentration of nutrients to get them on the road to healing, or they need the pharmacological effect of a high-dose nutrient such as vitamin C, Magnesium or glutathione.
Their symptoms could include muscle cramps, abdominal cramping or migraine headaches amongst many others. The diseases are many such as hypertension, irritable bowel, fibromyalgia, cancer, depression, anxieties, fatigue, and viral syndromes amongst many. An IV push containing micronutrients or an IV drip can bring dramatic relief from their symptoms.
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