Intravenous (IV) Nutrition Therapy
The body needs many different types of vitamins and nutrients in order to maintain its normal function. Most of these vitamins and nutrients come from external sources because the body cannot create them on its own. Now, as efficient as the metabolic process is, the body cannot absorb the vitamins and nutrients at a 100 percent. For example, a vitamin that is broken down in the stomach and digestive tract is absorbed only at a range of 30-50 percent. Intravenous (IV) therapy circumvents that problem. The same vitamin, through an IV drip, is absorbed at a range of 90-95 percent-being directly delivered into the bloodstream. That is the power of IV therapy!
Another benefit of IV therapy is that it can eliminate toxins and increase baseline fluids in the system. The body needs fluids in order to clear out toxins and keep the organs functioning. And during an illness, the body requires even more fluids (vitamins, and nutrients) in order to mount the appropriate immune response and maintain the needed higher metabolism. Therefore, IV treatments provide the body with the vitamins, antioxidants, and hydration it so desperately needs as it fights off the illness.
The IV treatments at WeCARE Medical Office are always performed under the direct supervision of Dr. Valenzuela, who is a board certified and urgent care trained family physician.