We’re heard a lot of talk about Intravenous (IV) Vitamin Infusions, can you tell us exactly what they are?
Vitamin infusions for the most part are a great addition to an already healthy life-style where you’re already getting good nutrients. For some people though, especially those with poor nutrition or in other disease states they can have hugely beneficial qualities. As we know when we take things orally many nutrients are not absorbed completely and vitamin infusions are essentially giving your body a high dose of good vitamins that don’t depend on you bodies ability to absorb. Many of the vitamins used are found in many foods we consume or should be consuming regularly. Important to note that you should always consult your doctor about any kind of therapies to make sure it is right for you and to ensure that your practitioners are appropriately experienced and qualified.
We already take our vitamins, so why do we need this treatment?
As mentioned above this therapy allows us to have in circulation for a short time, higher doses of many vitamins that we would otherwise be able to absorb. This is extremely important in disease states where there is a large amount of clinical data supporting the use of high dose vitamin IV infusions for a variety of disease states including cancer, burns, septic shock, thiamine deficiency, Rickets and Vitamin D deficiency to name a few. For those of us who are well this is a great way to try to either prevent or end that cold that just won’t go away or have it regularly before travel to prevent getting sick.
When we’re talking vitamins for the skin, what are the best ones and why?
Vitamins for the skin can be gained from a number of different ways. Certainly IV vitamin infusions with zinc and C can help to strengthen skin and help with burns but topically vitamins play a bit role as well.
Who can benefit from infusions and what results can we expect? (eg. problem skin types etc)
As mentioned anyone feeling run-down or tired will benefit. Along with this if you always get sick when starting a holiday it can help a lot. People with chronic fatigue and many other diseases can be helped as well. Whilst there have been no large population studies around the use of IV vitamins for skin benefits there is large amounts of anecdotal advice that suggests this can help with brightening complexions and strengthening skin, nails and hair.
Post-treatment, what’s the best way to keep the benefits going?
Post treatment it is best to drink a couple of litres of water both before and after the treatment and of course to continue your normal healthy diet.
What are some of the other ways women can enrich their skin with the right vitamins?
Vitamin C, zinc are great ways to enrich your skin.