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THE SCIENCE BEHIND VITAMINDRIP®
DID YOU KNOW VITAMINDRIP® IS MUCH MORE EFFECTIVE THAN TAKING VITAMINS ORALLY?
Taking vitamin supplements is certainly beneficial. However, few people realize that when you swallow a vitamin pill or a multi-vitamin, the body’s natural absorption process can render up to 85% of that vitamin useless. In other words, when you ingest vitamins by mouth, only 15% of the active nutrients may eventually find their way into your bloodstream. When you receive an “IV” Vitamindrip the nutrients enter your bloodstream directly and immediately to help the body to begin healing itself. You get much higher concentrations of nutrients delivered directly to your body’s cells through intravenous therapy, thus allowing your body to better absorb and utilize these nutrients.
Vitamindrip® is loved by healthcare practitioners.
“Every BODY is different. Tailoring the treatment to each individual is the key to true results. By customizing my Vitamindrip® treatment plan for every patient, I am able to consistently exceed their expectations.”
INTRAVENOUS (IV) THERAPY
Intravenous (IV) Therapy or Intravenous Micronutrient Therapy (IVMT), is a treatment method which uses nutrients such as vitamins or minerals and administers these directly into the bloodstream typically through a vein in the arm – more specifically the crook of the arm.
There are several advantages of giving the body nutrients by the intra-venous method.
First, by injecting substances directly into the bloodstream you eliminate any alteration in the nutrients which may occur from the actions of digestive enzymes.
Second, the amount of nutrients in the blood can reach much higher, more therapeutic levels faster than is possible by absorbing nutrients through the Gastro-Intestinal system.
This may be particularly important if a patient is suffering from a GI system disorder where absorption of nutrients is impaired. In some cases the IV use of micronutrients permits much higher levels than are possible even with a healthy GI system.
WHAT CAN IVMT BE USED FOR?
The vitamins and minerals used in IVMT are co-factors in biochemical reactions in every cell in our bodies. As a result, IVMT can be used as an adjunct in any condition where low levels of nutrients or other nutritional deficiencies are suspected. Immune Support, Anti Aging, Athletic Performance, Allergies, Depression, Hormone Balance, Migraines, Chronic Fatigue, Inflammatory GI conditions, Fibromyalgia and many others all respond to IVMT for many patients.
IS IT SAFE?
The substances used in IVMT are vitamins and minerals which are categorized as “Essential Nutrients” – those things our bodies must have in order to be healthy or even survive, but are incapable of making from other raw materials. Traditionally, Essential Nutrients were obtained from the food we eat. In modern times, however, the poor quality of our over-processed foods means that most of us are severely deficient in these Essential Nutrients. Deficiencies of these nutrients, in fact, are associated with most chronic illnesses. Providing the body with Essential Nutrients it badly needs is generally healthy for most people. Small risks are associated with the intravenous injection process, which may include bruising around the injection site, and are similar to the risks of having your blood drawn for lab tests. Side Effects of treatment can include bruising around the site of the needle stick. Some patients may have a tendency to vascular fragility, and can suffer a phenomenon known as “infiltration”, in which the walls of the vein rupture and the IV fluid leaks into the surrounding tissue causing local burning. This will dissipate within a short period of time, but the IV site will need to be moved to another vein. Some patients may have small or hard-to-find veins. In rare instances, if you have small veins or are especially prone to vascular fragility, you may not be a candidate for IVMT. In some instances, a period of high dose oral nutrients can build up your nutritional state and help strengthen your veins to the point you can use the IVMT therapy.
VITAMINDRIP® PROFILING PROCESS
Although 99.9% of human DNA is the same in every person, enough of the DNA is unique to distinguish one person from another. Male or female, short or tall, thin or muscular, low or high activity level, world class athlete or weekend warrior, people are all unique and so are their nutrient requirements. Developed by a team of leading medical doctors, naturopathic doctors, biochemists, nutritionists and exercise physiologists, Vitamindrip profiling is a technique employed by our medical practitioners to assist in identifying a person’s specific nutrient requirements. Vitamindrip profiles are encrypted sets of numbers that reflect a person’s current state of health, which are used as the person’s nutrient identifier.The process begins with the selection of a therapy, followed by a series of medical, health and lifestyle questions. The data from these questions will automatically be run through the Vitamindrip® proprietary software program which will produce your profile.
Your profile includes a health report which reflects your current state of health and a recommended IV formula which addresses your specific nutrient requirements. You may also choose to be contacted by one of our medical practitioners to review your report or book an appointment to visit a Vitamindrip® clinic near you.
SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE FOR IVMT
Some of the most extensive evidence for the effectiveness of IVMT is based on the Myers’ Cocktail, named after Dr. John Myers M.D., who practiced in Baltimore during the mid 20th century and was one of the founders of modern IVMT. Alan Gaby M.D., who also practiced in Baltimore and took over many of Dr. Myers’ patients after his death in 1984 administered more than 15,000 Myers’ injections to about 1000 patients over an 11 year period in an outpatient setting. A summary of this work was published in Alternative Medicine Review, Vol 7, No. 5, 2002. Dr. Gaby found the Myers effective for Asthma, Migraines, Chronic Fatigue, Acute Muscle Spasms, Upper Respiratory Tract Infections, Chronic Sinusitis, Seasonal Allergies, Cardiovascular Disease, Mental Depression, Urticaria and various other disorders.