TLC The Littleton Clinic has introduced IV therapy as a treatment to replenish and restore depleted nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and amino acids.
The best way to get necessary nutrients is through a healthy diet rich in a variety of fruits and vegetables. Our body most efficiently knows how to utilize the nutrition in healthy food. It is very important to eat a variety of vegetables because different types of fiber are how we support a healthy microbiome in our gut. There are many ways we fail this system:
Eating poorly lends itself to nutrient deficiencies.
Even when you try to eat healthy, the nutrient content of food has decreased over the last 100 years.
A Kushi Institute analysis of nutrient data from 1975 to 1997 found that average calcium levels in 12 fresh vegetables dropped 27 percent; iron levels 37 percent; vitamin A levels 21 percent, and vitamin C levels 30 percent.
Oral supplements can alleviate some of what is missing. However, TLC has introduced IV therapy as a method to address the deficiencies more quickly and efficiently.
With IV therapy:
The benefits of IV Vitamin C are a great example.
Linus Pauling did studies in the 1970s indicating Vitamin C decreases the duration and likelihood of the common cold. Higher dose IV vitamin C is being used to treat sepsis in ICU patients and help pneumonia patients. Studies on COVID 19 showed Vitamin C may improve the immune response to viral infections through the stimulation of the proliferation and function of T-lymphocytes and NK-lymphocytes, and the production of interferon.
Vitamin C is very safe. Long term high dose use may increase oxalates in people with higher kidney stone risk. Patients with glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency should not receive Vitamin C over 10 gm. Blood tests are available to measure G6PD levels.
For more information on the types of IV therapy offered at TLC, click here:
IV Therapy Options at TLC
Call now to find out if IV Therapy is right for you.
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