Nutritional IV therapy was popularized over 30 years ago by Dr. John Myers of Johns Hopkins University. He made the connection that many health conditions originally stemmed from digestive problems. He developed the “Myers Cocktail” that includes vitamin C, magnesium, calcium, vitamins B5, B6, B12, and B complex. Vitamin C helps the immune system and B vitamins are crucial for maintaining health when experiencing stress. Most oral supplements for B12 are in a form that must be converted by our bodies into methyl B12. This requires specific digestive enzymes that some people may not possess. A nutritional IV will provide methyl B12, which doesn’t require this conversion.
Why take nutrients intravenously?
Most people have vitamin deficiencies and don’t know it. Over time, this can lead to illness. Signs of illness indicate that the body has been depleted of necessary vitamins and nutrients for a long period of time. Eating vegetables and taking supplements are great for improving health, but work slowly. It may take 2-6 months before you feel a dramatic difference.
IV therapy works quickly.
Why? The vitamins completely bypass the intestinal tract. The nutrients go immediately into body tissues and are 100% absorbed. Supplements have to be digested and many people have poor digestion. Therefore, the nutrients may not be absorbed properly in this manner. Also, many people have difficulty remembering to take their supplements regularly. Some conditions respond very quickly to IV therapy such as tremoring (in Parkinson’s disease), wheezing (with asthma), rashes, allergic reactions and pain. Sometimes relief is seen immediately or within 15 minutes. You can also reach levels of tissue saturation which have therapeutic benefits you cannot achieve with supplements. For example, if you have a cold, taking oral vitamin C is helpful but at as you increase the dose you can get diarrhea (at around 8,000mg). With Vitamin C IV therapy we can inject 25,000mg of Vitamin C safely and it can dramatically reduce the time suffering from a cold.
For different conditions there are various protocols. During your consultation, Dr. Matea will customize the vitamins that will help you achieve optimal health.