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Sparrow is proud to announce the addition of IV Therapy to our services for health and performance but you may be asking yourself, “Why IV?”, “Is it for me?”, and/or “Why can’t I just take the vitamins orally?” 

Not that we agree with everything celebrities do but they have long touted the advantages of intravenous vitamin therapy. If you are new to the concept of IV Therapy, you are probably wondering why you’re beginning to hear the praises of IV Therapy, why people are talking about this innovative treatment approach, and if it may be right for you.

IV Therapy has been used to address general fatigue, chronic fatigue syndrome/fibromyalgia, relieve acute asthma attacks, upper respiratory tract infections, chronic sinus infections, seasonal allergies, migraine headaches, muscle spasms, menstrual cramps, as well as to support recovery from endurance athletics. Many relatively healthy patients choose to receive periodic IV Vitamin Therapy because it enhances their overall wellbeing for variable periods of time.

Advantages of Intravenous Vitamin Therapy?

1) Nutrients delivered directly to cells through the bloodstream

Think of IV Vitamin Therapy as “direct deposit”; there’s no waiting for nutrients to clear the digestive system and liver. As soon as your infusion starts, vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients are quickly circulated through your bloodstream and delivered to cells, where they are immediately available for use. Perfect for those with leaky gut or absorption issues.

2) Fewer side effects

There are times that the body needs high doses of certain vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin C and Magnesium. Because IV Vitamin Therapy bypasses the stomach and intestines, there is no upset stomach or intestinal problems like cramps, nausea, or diarrhea, which sometimes result from taking high doses of certain vitamins and minerals orally. The body simply cannot reap the benefits of higher doses of vitamins and minerals when taken orally. 

3) Allows for high-dose therapy necessary for effective outcomes

According to research, there are specific blood or tissue concentrations of certain nutrients that must be achieved in order for them to be pharmacologically active. Vitamin C is a good example of such a nutrient. Numerous studies show high concentrations of Vitamin C are required in the serum and intracellular fluid before it can exert its beneficial effects.
These high concentrations simply cannot be achieved by taking the nutrients orally; the bulk of ALL vitamins and minerals swallowed in pill or liquid form is excreted, with very little actually absorbed into the bloodstream. Complicating this further is that many patients have conditions that impair their intestinal absorption in the first place. Only IV Vitamin Therapy can directly deliver pharmacologically effective doses of the required nutrients and assure more effective absorption. 

4) Supporting wellness based on clinical evidence and/or study data

When you visit Sparrow Health & Performance, our board-certified doctor will complete an assessment of your health and medical history to assess the protocol that is best for your individual needs.


Contact Sparrow Health & Performance

The value of IV Vitamin Therapy has been shown in clinical trials for a plethora of medical conditions. At Sparrow Health & Performance, we design protocols based on this clinical data.

Call us at 205-319-0056 to schedule an appointment, or email us at info@sparrowclinic.com for more information. Watch our blog next week as we walk you through the IV Vitamin Therapy Process.

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