When a person receives an IV vitamin treatment, they’re receiving a liquid mixture of vitamins and minerals through a intravenous insertion. This allows the nutrients to be absorbed quickly and directly into the bloodstream, a method that produces higher levels of the vitamins and minerals in your body than if you got them from food or supplements. This is because several factors affect our body’s ability to absorb nutrients in the stomach.
Vitamin infusions are being used for a wide variety of health concerns. Conditions that have responded positively to the Myers’ cocktail treatment include asthma, migraines, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, muscle spasms, pain, allergies, and sinus and respiratory tract infections. Many people are also using IV vitamin therapy for quick re-hydration after an intense sporting event, such as running a marathon, to cure a hangover, or for improved skin clarity.
Dr. Michael Hennessy is a board certified physician who’s been in practice for over 9 years. He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, completed his residency at UT Southwestern, and fellowship at San Diego Center for Spinal Disorders in San Diego.