Nutrition is one of those fields that always evolves; every single day if not by the hour. Today’s post is just a glimpse into one of the progressive ways being IV Hydration and nutrient boosting.
Ok let’s first talk what these words mean. IV is short for Intravenous meaning straight into the veins. Hydration refers to water levels in your body. So in a nutshell, it’s basically a process where water is given to you via a drip straight into your veins. No drinking whatsoever required.
The same with your nutrient shots. Its injected straight into the veins or bloodstream. And because of this it skips the digestive system ensuring 100% bioavailability and absorption of nutrient injected.
It’s a good way to boost your hydration status and meet nutrient specific needs. Athletes, people that are jet lagged or those with severe nutrient deficiencies all benefit from these services.
There is a legit market for this kind of nutrition therapy. And they come at a stiffer than stiff price tag.
They usually highlight a specific nutrient but your general multivitamin boosts is also available; it depends on the type of mood your in I guess. As a bearer of good news (always) I am happy to inform you that your body is more than capable of producing the 3 compounds: Gluthathione, Vitamin B12 and Coenzyme Q10 which is the current trending 3 nutrition therapies being done.
Eating moderalty well and helping the body’s natural processes daily will ensure that you do not need a specific nutrient shot of any kind unless it is otherwise medically indicated.
Before trying one of these nutrition therapies, one has to always consider your current level of that specific nutrient. And when reading up on these therapies, no where did I see them mention the amounts they have available to administer. You might be getting 150% of your daily recommendation when you only need about 50%.
So, if you have few thousand rand laying around and you feel you need one of these therapies – do some research and make sure they wont overdose you because even in the case of nutrients, too much of it is not good thing.
But on a personal note, I love buying water bottles too much to stop now and the nutrients? Well I prefer to eat well and let my organs and body do what it’s designed to do 🙂