What is Vitamin Infusion Therapy?

Aaron Baker
Spinal Cord Injury Lifestyle Specialist | Shield HealthCare
04/17/23  12:25 PM PST
what is vitamin infusion therapy

Immune Boost to Aid Vitality

Let’s state the obvious… diet, exercise and quality sleep are the main components for living a healthy life. But what do you do if you already have those three checked off your list? And what if you have a spinal cord injury or chronic health issue? Enter vitamin infusions.

When I was heavily into the competitive paracycling chapter of my life (2008-2012), I was constantly looking for ways to recover faster so I could get back on my trike to train even more. I ate well, exercised constantly, and napped in a hyperbaric chamber… yet I was still looking for that extra “oomph” in my health. In addition to the general supplements that I took with my meals, I began getting vitamin B-12 shots and vitamin infusions… essentially, legal performance enhancement!

There is a buzz about IV vitamin therapy drips and injections because they are a quick and effective way to boost energy, supercharge your metabolism, regain focus, and support your immune system with 100% max absorption. IV vitamin therapy provides hydration and vitamins directly into the bloodstream without waiting for it to bypass the digestive system.

It has been over 10 years since I was actively competitive on the bicycle. Athletic endeavors have come and gone, and now I am a father. Being a dad to an inquisitive toddler who puts everything in her mouth comes with its own new set of challenges that diet, exercise and sleep are not the exclusive answers to.

Our daughter, Cayla, is the host to all new germs and they have spread throughout our household. This period of life makes it especially difficult to stay healthy, so I have again brought in vitamin infusions to fortify my immune system and boost my performance!

The drawback? Needles.

If you can’t handle needles, don’t bother reading any further because an IV infusion means you must be poked and prodded with a decent sized hypodermic needle.

The benefits though, in my experience, are worth the fleeting prick.

That being said, I recently visited my local lab for the Myers Cocktail— the original micronutrient drip developed by Dr. John Myer in the 1960s. It’s used to treat many chronic illnesses, fatigue, viral infections and muscle aches. It is useful in combating a variety of ailments and illnesses, including the cold and flu, migraines, asthma, fibromyalgia, infections, muscle spasms, seasonal allergies, congestive heart failure, senile dementia, a hangover, fatigue and much more. Add glutathione to the mix— the mother of all antioxidants – and I have the perfect recipe to assist in my health journey.

The Myers Cocktail + Glutathione:

500ml saline drip

  • Magnesium
  • Calcium
  • B-complex
  • Vitamin C
  • Glutathione

There are a growing number of certified ‘Bio Hacking’ labs popping up in strip-malls near you that offer a variety of alternative therapies, such as:

  • IV Vitamin Drips
  • Vitamin Injections & Pushes
  • Cryotherapy
  • Infrared Therapy
  • Infrared Therapy
  • Compression Therapy
  • Oxygen Therapy
  • PEMF
  • Vibration Therapy
  • Sensory Deprivation

But, I’ll go into detail about these treatments in another blog.

For now, just know there are many IV infusion options to choose from depending on your needs. Educating yourself about your body and the role nutrition plays in your health is very important for your well-being.

All my best to you on your health journey,

Aaron


Disclaimer*

The services provided have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These services are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The material in this blog is provided for informational purposes only and is not medical advice. Always consult your physician before beginning any therapy program. Any designations or references to therapies are for marketing purposes only.

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