Why is IV Nutrition Important to Me?May 28, 2021 10:15AM ● By Les Cole, MD
By now, we have all heard about “IV nutrition bars” popping up here and there. Many of you have seen various ones come and go; most of you likely wonder if they really provide any value; and some of you already recognize just how profoundly and dramatically the right IV or IVs can improve your health and quality of life.
Research shows 25 percent of Americans are significantly malnourished if they are already experiencing poor digestion and malabsorption from GI conditions or disease. Seventy-five percent of the people who eat the standard American diet (SAD) have one or more micronutrient deficiencies. Even organically grown food no longer has the nutrient-density it once had because our water supply is contaminated with glyphosate (Roundup) which leaches minerals from the soil and plants, and as CO2 levels increase, plants grow faster so absorb fewer nutrients.
The more overweight you are, the greater the likelihood you have multiple micronutrient deficiencies. Malnutrition is the greatest contributor to the 10 most common chronic diseases and the main mediators of inflammation and oxidative stress. If you carry a GI diagnosis or any of the 10 most common chronic diseases (i.e., the 10 most common causes of death), you are malnourished. Surgical patients with malnutrition are two to three times more likely to have minor and major complications with an increased length of hospitalization of up to 90 percent.
IV nutrition is an effective way to improve your nutritional status along with diet, if you recognize yourself in any of the aforementioned situations. At Vital Solutions IV Nutrition (VSIVN), they can customize your IVs to your individual needs. If you do not know your nutritional needs, you can see one of their practitioners at St. Petersburg Health & Wellness and be tested to determine your nutritional needs.
You will not find this ability at most IV nutrition establishments, especially franchises that put a miniscule amount of important nutrients in their IVs and charge exorbitant prices. Some use as little as 500 milligrams (0.5 grams) of vitamin C in their IVs. Before your first or next IV, find out how much vitamin C “they” put in their IVs, then call VSIVN to compare.
For more information and to book an appointment, call VSIVN at 727-202-6807.