Vitamin deficiencies are more common than you think
As science and medicine have become more advanced in the past few decades, we are more equipped than ever to test our bodies and identify where we are lacking in terms of essential nutrients, like vitamins and minerals. And, believe it or not, the vast majority of Americans have some sort of vitamin deficiency depending on their environment, age, genetics, or lifestyle.
According to the CDC and USDA, 90% of Americans are deficient in Potassium, 50% are deficient in Vitamin D, and 80% are deficient in Vitamin E (among others).
Vitamins are critical in helping your body survive and thrive, so when your body doesn’t have enough of a particular vitamin, it can deeply affect your health. For example, Vitamin D aids in fighting infections and reducing inflammation, and Potassium is crucial for muscle health and recovery.
Luckily, there are a few ways to balance out any vitamin deficiencies you may have, including oral supplements and even IV therapy. That’s right, IV drips aren’t just for hospitals anymore!
But, how does IV therapy help with vitamins? Let’s dig in to find out how.
How does IV therapy work?
IV drips are an efficient and effective way to get your body the nutrients, vitamins, and minerals it needs to thrive. At 10X Health, our team of healthcare professionals will work with you to create a personalized blend of nutrients to target your specific and unique deficiencies while helping to rehydrate and replenish your body.
The process of receiving IV therapy is actually very simple. The 10X Health team will create your “10X cocktail” complete with all the essential nutrients and vitamins your body needs and bring it to the comfort of your home. From there, they will place an IV in your arm – just like when you give blood or have an IV at the hospital – and get those fluids and nutrients flowing directly into your bloodstream. The whole process takes somewhere between 40 and 60 minutes.
IV therapy versus oral supplements
Oral supplements have really had a monopoly on the vitamin space for years, and, while they are much more accessible and easy to ingest when compared to an IV drip, they are also much less efficient.
When you consume vitamins in a pill or other oral form, they must go through your digestive system, which takes more time and does not ensure that your body will actually absorb the right amount of the vitamin you took in supplement form. No two humans absorb vitamins the same way, so, for example, if you take 1000mg of Vitamin C and your neighbor takes the same, the amount of Vitamin C that actually makes it into your body’s bloodstream compared to your neighbor will be totally different.
With an IV drip, there is no “middle man” of the digestive system, and vitamins and minerals can make it directly into your bloodstream. What’s more, an IV drip can control exactly the dosage of nutrients to make sure you’re giving your body exactly what it needs.
What vitamins can you get through IV therapy?
With 31% of Americans in danger of being deficient or anemic in at least one vitamin group, it’s crucial that folks are not only conscious of their deficiencies but have only the best options to target and treat those deficiencies.
Since IV drips can be customized and formulated based on your individual needs and goals, there are quite a few options for what specific vitamins you can get through IV therapy, but some of the most common examples include Vitamin C, B Vitamins, Calcium, Magnesium, and electrolytes (making IV therapy particularly helpful for recovering from hangovers).
Vitamin deficiencies are incredibly common in the US, and making sure your body has the vitamins and minerals it needs to not only survive but thrive is important.
If you’re looking to target vitamin deficiencies in an effective way, IV therapy is by far the best option, as it’s much more efficient than oral supplements and has a host of other benefits, like aiding in hydration or even boosting your immune system.
Need an easier and quicker way to give your body the vitamins it needs? 10X is now booking IV drips in Scottsdale, AZ, and Aventura, FL! Book your appointment online, and let our 10X team bring the restorative benefits of IV therapy right to your door.