These days, a lot of talk has been going around about the novel method of administering vitamins through injections and intravenous drips. The more traditional types were quick to dismiss IV vitamin therapy as downright silly and ineffective, without even taking the effort to get to know its basis. Others, who have only heard about this and that celebrity who’s getting regular IV drips to be able to jump from one party to the next, simply put it down as yet another trend that will soon die down and never live up to its hype.
Don’t you think these verdicts were reached a little too hastily? Read on and find three simple reasons why you should consider IV drips more closely before deciding to completely write them off.
1. IV vitamin drips are not novel at all.
The Institute for Healing Arts Research discusses the Myers’ Cocktail – an early form of intravenous vitamin therapy developed by Baltimore native John Myers, MD more than 30 years ago. This intravenous vitamin nutrient supplement contains magnesium, calcium, vitamins B5, B6, and B12, as well as an average of 25 grams of vitamin C.
For years, the concoction has been used to alleviate chronic fatigue syndrome with or without the Epstein-Barr virus, as well as chronic depression, migraine, narcotic withdrawal, respiratory issues, and sinusitis, among others. Most say that the more effective transfer of nutrients from the blood to the cells is what makes IV-administered vitamins more effective than those which are taken orally.
2. IV drips can be tailor-made to cater to your specific needs.
Not everyone’s body is the same – the nutrients needed by a middle-aged woman are most likely different from the nutrients required by an adolescent boy. This is where the beauty of IV vitamin cocktails shines through. A doctor can make an assessment of your body to determine which vitamins need to be included into your very own vitamin cocktail. That way, nothing will be found wanting and nothing will be put to waste. It’s just like having your personal trainer evaluate you before giving you an exercise program at the gym.
3. If it’s good enough for them, why shouldn’t it be good enough for you?
Cheryl Cole, Rihanna, Geri Haliwell, Suzanne Somers, Sylvester Stallone, Nick Nolte, Simon Cowell… all these big names make IV vitamin therapy an integral part of their respective beauty and wellness regimen. It sure looks like it’s doing wonders for them, why should it be any different for you?