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IV Therapy


OK, let’s start at the beginning. What is IV therapy? Quite simply, it means an intravenous infusion of liquid substances directly into a vein. The first thing in understanding all of its benefits is to toss all those images that might be flashing through your head having watched one too many episodes of Grey’s Anatomy or The Good Doctor. Forget the drama and let’s concentrate more on what IV therapy really is. In a minimally invasive and uncomplicated procedure, vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients are infused directly into your bloodstream to fuel cells and correct any cellular deficiencies throughout your entire body. Which makes IV nutrient administration a powerful therapy for numerous health concerns.


The human body is made up of about 60% water, with two-thirds of it stored intracellularly. The rest is found in blood vessels and between the cells. Water makes up 73% of the brain and heart; 83% of the lungs; 79% of the muscles and kidneys; and 64% of the skin. Water is essential to every living cell. Water helps to flush out waste products, aids in maintaining body temperature and keeps the tissue in the skin, mouth, eyes, and nose, moist. That’s where the concept of hydration comes in. Hydration is key for your body to fight and overcome any type of sickness. But drinking water or tossing back some Gatorade, isn’t often enough if you are insufficiently hydrated. The symptoms of dehydration cause a major disturbance in the homeostasis of the human body. IV therapy is integral to helping you achieve homeostasis. That’s when your body’s fluid levels, oxygen, and electrolytes are in a harmonious balance, allowing you to function at your best for optimal health and wellness.


No matter how well you think you eat (or more importantly how well you know you don’t), your body only benefits from about 8% of all the nutrients you consume. With IV therapy, 100% of the nutrients you are getting go directly into the center of the cells where they can immediately work to make you feel better. Patients can get up to 10 times the nutrients in one treatment as they could get orally in one day. When taking vitamins orally in order to supplement your diet, often the vitamins are poorly accepted, and absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract losing potency in the process. This can also create a situation where they bypass the appropriate cells completely. And there are other problems. With oral supplements, it’s pretty much hit and miss. You go down the vitamin aisle in the pharmacy and are bombarded with choices, many of which you’ve never even heard of. This one helps this problem, that one cures another. Then there’s the matter of dosing. If the bottle tells you to take 1000mg, you figure you’ll feel 4 times as well if you take 4 times as much. And oh my, what that can do to your GI.


How often have you felt like you want to pull the covers over your head and call in sick? Even if you work from home. Which about 30% of us are doing right now. Feel run down even though you haven’t been running around much? Always feel like you’re on the edge of coming down with something? Is it the flu? A cold? Or are you imagining it and just feel lousy a lot of the time? Not a great state of mind (or body), especially during a time that’s supposed to be so magical. So what do you do when your “fa-la-la-la-la” turns into “Bah Humbug”? Sit down with a good Nook, have a Meyer’s Cocktail, and get up for getting out there. The Meyer’s Cocktail is an energy boost for every season.


In the 1960s, Dr. John Myers, a physician in Baltimore, Maryland, was one of the first to conclude that “flooding” each cell in the body with nutrition would maximize their benefits. While working with patients who were suffering from various medical ailments, he developed the nutrient mixture that came to be known as the “Meyer’s Cocktail”. This doc knew his nutrition. The principal components of a “Meyer’s”, are Calcium, Vitamin C, vitamins B and B Complex, including Vitamins B5, B6, and B12, and finally, Magnesium.

Each of the vitamins and minerals contained in the Myers’ cocktail are important in their own way. Yes, calcium strengthens bones and helps prevent osteoporosis, but it also aids in the normal functioning of nerves and muscles. C causes a real energy surge, but it also aids in the protection against cell damage. The B Complex vitamins are heavy workers, not just delivering energy, but they are also critical for growth and development, breaking down fats, and much more. Then there’s magnesium…well, do you know what magnesium does? (No wiki-peeking). According to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), 7 out of 10 Americans don’t get enough magnesium from their diet. Low magnesium is associated with some of the symptoms of fibromyalgia such as muscle cramps, weakness, insomnia, and fatigue. If magnesium intake levels are low, the body will release magnesium from bones, which is our major source of magnesium storage in the body. This will deplete calcium from bones in the process and contribute to osteoporosis. Meyer’s Cocktail looking good, yet? It’s definitely a good way to kick-start your energy tank. Not to mention that it has been known to help with conditions from migraines to muscle spasms to hangovers.


“Immune”. Now there’s the buzzword of the moment. Actually, the year. And the year before that. We kept hearing about people being immunocompromised. We kept worrying we were. But being immunocompromised is a lot different than just having an immune system not working up to snuff. Maybe we should spend a minute here, explaining what the immune system actually is. Your immune system is a large network of organs, tissues, and cells that works to keep you healthy. It defends your body against potentially harmful substances known as antigens, which include germs such as bacteria and viruses, and toxins. How? It mounts an immune response: your immune system develops and deploys antibodies and cells to attack an antigen and keep it from causing harm. It also stores a memory of the antigen to recognize it in the future. That way when the antigen tries to invade your body again, if your immune system is working correctly, it can respond fast and efficiently, quickly sending out the right antibodies to protect you. This protection is called immunity.

Now, here’s a “but”.  Hate those “buts”, but…it has to do with stress and the immune system. Stress can do quite a number on your immune system. Stress like…oh, everything you face pretty much every day in one way or another. Finances, relationships, lack of relationships, lack of a job, new countries being added to the Covid-hot zone list, even if you never planned to go there in the first place. In today’s modern world, stressors are always present. When your immune system is continuously “switched on” from everyday stress, it can’t produce adequate amounts of or powerful enough immune cells that create antibodies and otherwise fight antigens, and thus it can’t protect you as it should.


Like the Meyer’s cocktail, an Immune IV is power-packed with nutrients your body needs to feel well and stay well. A mix of Vitamin C, Vitamin D, and Zinc, the Immune IV was designed primarily for those who might be fighting off a cold or the flu. Everything they need gets into their bloodstream immediately. There’s no “take 2 pills every 4 hours” or turning to pack after pack of emergency C. No wondering what will work. No waiting to get results. The Immunity IV can help even when you’re just feeling under the weather. Who wouldn’t want a boost with so many benefits?


Thrive Health Solutions is your trusted source for getting the Meyer’s Cocktail or Immune IV. The act of administering a therapy intravenously, or placing an intravenous line (“IV line”) for later use, is a procedure that should only be performed by a skilled professional. The medical experts at Thrive have the critical experience needed to administer IV therapy and use only the purest ingredients. Not something you can count on at “IV Pop-ups”, or other places trying to get in on something good. But without the credentials.  Thrive believes in helping all their patients in ways that are most effective and unique to their needs, but also in ways that ensure every solution they create for them is both safe and secure. And Happy Hour? Usually, an IV treatment doesn’t actually take that long. But you will be more than happy with how you’ll feel. And how long you feel that way. Get your Meyer’s or Immune IV ASAP. Because that’s how fast they work to help you feel your best. Call Thrive Health Solutions for an appointment now.

Cocktails, anyone?

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