What is it?
The substances used within Intravenous Vitamin Nutrition Therapy (IVNT) often referred to as 'vitamin drips' are vitamins, minerals and water otherwise classified as 'essential nutrients'. These are essential for life, however, they are nutrients that the body is not able to synthesize on its own. Traditionally they were found in the food we eat but modern times has seen modified and over-processed food, leaving many of us deficient in these essential nutrients. By supporting the replacement of these essential nutrients you are able to help restore your body to its peak fitness and maximum energy performance.
How will it benefit me?
More than 1 in 3 people take oral vitamin supplements daily and while we know they are beneficial, few people realise that the body’s natural absorption process can render up to 85% of a vitamin supplement useless – so only about 15% of the active nutrients may actually find their way into the bloodstream.
With IVNT, the nutrients enter the bloodstream directly and immediately. Much higher concentrations of nutrients are delivered directly to the body’s cells through intravenous therapy, allowing the body to better absorb and utilise these nutrients.
A deficiency in vitamins or minerals can lead to a cascade of health problems and a decline in your general well-being, such as poor hair, skin, nails, extreme tiredness and fatigue among many others.
The vitamins and minerals used in IntraVita infusions are essential for biochemical reactions in every cell in our bodies. As a result, IVNT can be used as an adjunct in any condition where low levels of nutrients or other nutritional deficiencies are suspected.
In addition to immune support, anti-ageing, energy enhancement, improved athletic performance and general well-being, research has shown IVNT to be beneficial for allergies, depression, hormone balance, migraines, chronic fatigue, inflammatory, GI conditions, fibromyalgia and many other conditions.
Is it safe?
Understandably, many clients ask is IVNT safe and will it work?
All of the intravenous protocols used at IntraVita, and in the IV infusions, have been thoroughly researched and developed by a team of leading medical doctors, naturopathic doctors and nutritionists.
I will undertake a full consultation with you prior to starting any treatment to ensure that the proposed IV therapy is right for you.
Who can have it?
Male or female, young or old, short or tall, active lifestyle or chained to the desk, everyone is unique and so are their nutrient requirements. With IntraVita there are many treatment options for IVNT depending on individual goals, and the products are designed to meet a range of different needs.
The only exclusions for treatment are pregnant and breastfeeding women or those known to have an allergy to any of the ingredients within the infusions.
How is it given?
We offer 3 methods of treatment and this is generally dictated by the type of nutrients to be given. We can provide an intramuscular injection, an intravenous push - which is a slow delivery over about 12-15 mins or we can put up an intravenous drip which takes 30-45 mins to infuse. Both the IV push and the IV infusion methods require the insertion of a small Intravenous cannula into a vein (usually in your arm). You can read a book or chatter to me while the drip infuses or we may even be able to administer the treatment whilst you are having something else done at the clinic.
Many patients begin to feel the effects during the IV therapy treatment, which then continues over the following hours and days. It doesn’t take long to start feeling refreshed, re-energised and revitalised.
While all of the IV Therapy drips can be administered as a single treatment, most benefit can be gained from having a course of treatment. We recommend a course of 6 treatments over about a 2-3 month period.
Intravita IM Shots from £30
Intravita IV Therapy from £150