Vitamin & Nutritional Therapy
It is common for people suffering from certain medical or mental health conditions to be lacking in vitamins and minerals. This can be due to poor diet or naturally occurring deficits in the body. The lack of proper nutrition can cause or exacerbate many mental health-related issues. These include headaches or migraines, chronic fatigue, irritability, susceptibility to stress, and many others. As part of our holistic, integrated model for mental health and all-around wellness, the Delray Center for Integrative Medicine offers IV vitamin infusions to help boost mood, improve the immune system, and aid in the recovery process.
At DCIM, IV vitamin therapy provides the essential nutrients you body needs directly into the bloodstream, accelerating the body’s natural healing processes. IV vitamin therapy can be used as a standalone treatment for certain maladies, like chronic headaches or fatigue due to improper nutrition. IV vitamin infusions are also beneficial in the treatment of mood disorders, such as depression or anxiety. IV vitamin therapy is a useful tool in treating individuals in recovery from addiction, who have depleted their normal nutrient balance by ingesting excess alcohol or narcotic substances.
IV Vitamin Infusions
It is normal in this day and age for someone to include a daily multivitamin or increase vitamin C consumption at the first sign of a cold. While oral vitamin supplements are important, much of the nutritional value of vitamin pills or gummies are lost due to the poor absorption rate of the in the gastrointestinal tract. By comparison, vitamin infusions offer at the Delray Center for Integrative Medicine are administered intravenously, circumventing the digestion process. That way, vitamins directly enter the bloodstream, where they are immediately absorbed and can begin work repairing cells. Your body receives the full nutritional value of the vitamin supplements, and you can feel their full benefit, especially during a bout of sickness or after strenuous physical activity.
Some of the IV Vitamin Infusions Available at DCIM:
- Water soluble B-vitamins, to immediately replenish those lost during physical exercise
- Vitamin C, to increase energy, enhance stamina, and boost the immune system
- Calcium and magnesium, excellent for muscle cramps and for treating fatigue
- Sodium and potassium, electrolytes good for replenishment and to prevent migraines
- Amino acids, which can bolster the body’s natural recovery process
In addition, the Delray Center for Integrative Medicine also offers specialty IV vitamin infusion cocktails for different physical and mental health conditions These include the Myer’s Cocktail, a special blend of vitamin C, B-vitamins, calcium and magnesium that can help with depression and anxiety, as well as colds, headaches, and chronic fatigue.
For patients struggling with mood control or mood disorders, IV vitamin therapy can be a useful tool to reduce stress and improve mood short-term while getting on a stable medication regimen. IV vitamin infusions can also be paired with acupuncture, cupping, massage and mindfulness-based therapy to provide a more naturopathic pathway to mental health and wellness.