A better quality of life begins with gut health. Intravenous (IV) therapy targets nutritional deficiencies that lead to low energy levels, so you feel energized and invigorated after just one treatment.
At Balance Hormone Center in Norman, Oklahoma, it’s our job to improve your confidence and well-being.
Our primary practitioner, Gordon Hart, PA-C, focuses on personalized care and natural treatment methods. This includes IV therapy to help relieve pain, regain functionality, and even stabilize your moods if you suffer from anxiety or depression.
So what does gut health have to do with your overall well-being, and how can IV therapy help? Here’s what you need to know.
What is gut health?
When we talk about your gut, we’re referring to your gastrointestinal tract, also called your digestive system. Your gut includes many different organs such as your:
- Small intestine
These systems that make up your gut work together, and it’s essential to keep these vital organs in good health. The term “gut health” refers to the bacteria in any or all of your digestive system. When you think of bacteria in your body, you might think that’s a bad thing.
But when it comes to gut health, you need good bacteria in your system to keep you happy and in good shape. In fact, according to WebMD, gut bacteria influences your probability of having depression, diabetes, and colon cancer. Gut health can even be responsible for obesity.
If this sounds worrisome to you, there’s no need for concern. There are many ways you can keep your gut health in top-notch shape. One way is with IV therapy.
What is IV therapy?
Like a fingerprint or your DNA, everyone has unique nutritional needs and deficiencies. IV therapy targets these deficiencies and fills your body with vitamins, minerals, and other essential nutrients you’re lacking.
Sometimes, when good bacteria makes it into your body (like when you eat yogurt), your digestive tract destroys it before the beneficial material reaches your bloodstream.
This means that even if you’re doing all the right things like eating a balanced diet or using supplements, your gut health may still lack critical nutrients.
IV therapy ensures that the perfect amount of the appropriate bacteria directly enters your bloodstream. Some of the beneficial nutrients include:
- B vitamins
- Vitamin C
How long does IV therapy take?
Each IV therapy session lasts less than one hour. You can bring a book, a tablet, your laptop, or even a pillow and nap while our Balance Hormone Center team improves your gut health.
Our specialists typically suggest that you begin with one or two IV therapy sessions per week for the first few weeks. It’s important that your nutritional deficiencies are resolved as fast as possible to live your best life.
You’ll feel improvements quickly, and eventually, you can visit the office on a monthly basis as part of your overall preventive medical care plan.
What is IV therapy good for?
Besides improving and balancing your gut health, IV therapy helps those dealing with:
- Chronic pain (fibromyalgia)
- Bowel disorders
- Inflammatory diseases (rheumatoid arthritis)
- Seasonal or chronic allergies
Some people even use IV therapy for healthier skin, to relieve stress, or for an illness that limits the absorption of nutrients.
If you’re ready to feel healthy, happy, and energetic, give us a call today to schedule a consultation. You can also use our convenient online scheduling tool to request an appointment.