IV therapy enhances athletic performance. Athlete’s bodies consume a large amount of nutrients on a daily basis. In order for their bodies to break down fats, proteins, and carbohydrates into energy they need vitamins and minerals that act like enzymes at the cellular levels. Therefore IV therapy increases their strength, it boost their performance, and it allows their bodies to recover faster.
Patients that will benefit the most from IV therapy are those that have undergone Gastric Bypass surgeries, because of their vulnerability to the malabsorption of B vitamins. This occurs because the duodenum and a segment of the upper jejunum are bypassed during surgery, and these are major sites of absorption. Another reason for the malabsorption of B vitamins is due to the small amount of gastric acid and digestive enzymes produced by the small gastric pouch formed during surgery. The lack of B vitamins in these patients has led to difficulty in learning and concentrating, as well as, generalized fatigue.
Patients who take Vitamin C after surgery have a faster recovery and healing time. This is because Vitamin C plays an important part in collagen production, and collagen as we all know provides support for the skin and structural integrity thereby improving healing. IV therapy can obtain the necessary blood levels of Vitamin C require for faster healing to occur after surgery, without, the side effect of diarrhea seen with oral supplementation. Although Vitamin C plays the most important role in healing, the other vitamins provided in our IV therapy are great for the skin.