Most of us have heard about a friend or celebrity getting a boost from intravenous (IV) vitamin therapy. Maybe it’s time to give it a try. Caring family medicine practitioner Dr. Javier Sosa helps patients feel better fast through IV therapy and more at Woodlands Primary Healthcare in Woodlands, Texas.
The a, b, c’s of IV vitamin therapy
Although traditional IV therapy has existed for more than a century, Baltimore physician Dr. Myers pioneered IV vitamin therapy during the 1970s. In 2002, Dr. Gaby introduced the Myers Cocktail, named for the physician, which included such ingredients as:
- Vitamin C
- B Complex
- and more…
Time for a nutrient infusion
Today, Dr. Sosa can give your body a boost with IV vitamin therapy. Besides the vitamins listed above, Dr. Sosa can also add beneficial amino acids and antioxidants, such as glutathione, to your cocktail. The IV delivers an array of vitamins and minerals directly into your bloodstream to nourish your cells. Since the nutrients bypass your digestive system, they work much faster to provide the additional support you need.
An IV infusion helps:
- Combat stress
- Balance hormones
- Enhance immunity
- Make your skin more radiant
- Get rid of toxins
Easy as 1, 2, 3
Dr. Sosa reviews your medical history and allergies. Be sure to mention any prescribed and over-the-counter medications, herbal teas, vitamins, and dietary supplements you’ve recently taken.
- You and Dr. Sosa decide on your precise liquid vitamin formula.
- We insert the IV drip gently into your arm.
- Relax for around 30 minutes while the vitamins work their magic.
Feel like a celebrity
Once only available in hospital settings to help patients get back on their feet, IV vitamin therapy is now more widely available. Made popular by celebrities, such as Jane Fonda, Chrissy Teigan, and John Legend, the injections enable you to receive a much higher dosage of vitamins than you would normally take by mouth. It is especially helpful when you can’t swallow or digest vitamin pills. Since vitamins are water soluble, your body excretes anything you don’t need.
Things to remember
When you take vitamins by mouth, your body absorbs only half. You retain, however, as much as ninety percent of vitamins taken intravenously. IV therapy also works well with such conditions as:
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Dehydration, hangover, or illness
Dr. Sosa can discuss any potential side effects from your IV vitamin therapy, such as:
- A sensation of warmth, which is usually due to the magnesium
- Too much of some ingredients, such as potassium, can lead to other health issues
- Lowering of blood pressure and/or lightheadedness
- Minor injection site pain
When you’re ready to hydrate your body or feel an additional burst of energy to carry you through the day, call or book an appointment online with Dr. Sosa at Woodlands Primary Healthcare and boost your health today.