IV Therapy vs Oral Supplements - Which One Is Best?

IV Therapy vs Oral Supplements - Which One Is Best?

We all know that our body needs vitamins, nutrients, and minerals to stay healthy. The food we eat is our primary source for these essential needs. However, many people supplement their diets to receive adequate vitamins and nutrients. But what is the best way to do that? Oral supplements or IV therapy?

Oral supplements and IV therapy both provide the body with needed nutrients, but those nutrients are delivered in different ways. Oral supplements are consumed orally through tablets, capsules, and liquids. IV therapy is given intravenously directly into the bloodstream.

Oral supplements have to pass through your digestive system and metabolize before your body can absorb and use them. This affects their bioavailability. According to the National Institute of Health’s Office of Dietary Supplements, bioavailability is defined as "the amount of (a given nutrient) in food, medications, and supplements that are absorbed in the intestines and ultimately available for biological activity in your cells and tissues."

IV therapy has 100% bioavailability because it is delivered directly to the bloodstream.

This simple difference in delivery brings great benefits. IV therapy performs better than oral supplements in the following ways:

  • Delivers nutrients faster to the body
  • Has a higher absorption rate
  • Is more efficient
  • Is more effective
  • Hydrates the body

In addition to these benefits, IV therapy has custom blends that can target specific needs in one dose rather than a complex combination of pills or capsules. Need energy, an immune boost, or help getting rid of brain fog? IV therapy can help!

Our food is the main source of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients for our body, but when we need to supplement, IV therapy is more beneficial than oral supplements because it is delivered straight to the bloodstream.

For more information on how you can benefit from IV infusion therapy, please call  (800) 631-3822.

Dr. Spinner is certified by the American Board of Neurology (Neurology and Neurophysiology), Board of Headache Medicine (UCNS), National Board of Physicians and Surgeons (Internal Medicine) and the American Board of Sleep Medicine. Dr. Spinner believes that by providing comprehensive care with an integrated medical approach the best results can be achieved. Dr. Spinner will work closely with you to develop a customized and comprehensive treatment plan to resolve your symptoms and improve quality of life.

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