What is the difference between oral vitamin supplementation and intravenous (IV) micronutrient therapy? The answer is 100% bioavailability. When vitamins, minerals, amino acids and other compounds and nutrients are taken in IV form, cellular uptake of these vital components is immediate. Supplements are lost by half when taken orally, which means that the digestive tract can only absorb approximately 50% of what you’re consuming. Not to mention that many individuals suffer from dysmotility, malabsorption and other gastrointestinal disorders that further disrupt one’s ability to utilize oral supplements.
A comprehensive evaluation of micronutrient deficiencies in the United States by Oregon State University, Linus Pauling Institute Micronutrient Information Center notes the following:
“…micronutrient inadequacies could elicit symptoms of general fatigue, reduced ability to fight infections, or impaired cognitive function (i.e., attention [concentration and focus], memory, and mood). Micronutrient inadequacies may also have important implications for long-term health and increase one’s risk for chronic diseases like cancer, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes mellitus, osteoporosis and age-related eye disease.” The benefits are vast and we have successfully treated many acute and chronic conditions with our iv therapy drip lounge.