• T. Vallone CCH, FNP, ND

All You Need to Know About Infusion Therapy



Infusion therapy involves the introduction of fluids containing nutrients, vitamins, and extra oxygen into the body with the help of a needle or catheter. Nutrients that the body lacks can be introduced directly into the bloodstream and the results can be seen quickly.

But why not use oral supplementation instead? It is believed that acids in the digestive system destroy most of the medications that we take orally; not to mention everything you swallow first takes a trip through the liver which removes as much as 70% of the substances before they reach the bloodstream. We might never forget to take our supplements, but how much is actually being absorbed by the body for use?


Infusion therapy is many times considered more effective than oral administration of a substance because it is believed that, many illnesses start in the gut. This is referred to as “Leaky Gut”. Infusion Therapy bypasses the gut and can serve as an adjunct treatment while one works on healing a leaky gut, through dietary and lifestyle changes.


When necessary fluids and nutrients are administered through intravenous or subcutaneous application, this can be helpful in ensuring the body is able to function effectively. Infusion therapy can give the body the quick boost it needs, especially when it is exhausted, dehydrated or recovering from a long bout of illness.


Take for example of Myers’ cocktail IV drip or Basic Vitamin Infusion (BVI). Invented by Baltimore physician John Myers in the 1970s, it contains minerals, multivitamins and a variety of antioxidants. It is particularly known to alleviate a host of common health issues of the modern day- muscle pain, exhaustion, stress, and dehydration. When introduced directly into the bloodstream, it is known to provide relief from the aforementioned problems quickly, as opposed to oral medications. This rejuvenating drip restores the equilibrium between the body and the brain while inducing relaxation. At the same time, it also makes the skin look younger because it contains refreshing antioxidants.


Infusion therapy quickens the recovery process as well as enhances the mental and physical well-being of the patient. It also helps to make up for the nutritional deficiencies which might weaken the immune system or lead to problems such as lowered energy levels and anemia. Book an appointment at BC Wellness Center to learn more about such therapies.

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