IV Vitamins – Cocktail for Your Beauty and Health
Many of you probably asked yoursef, at least once – whether you need to take vitamins and – if yes- in which form? A good place to start would be first to clarify what they are. Vitamins are the substances that are absolutely necessary for the human body to function well. In addition, a substance is called a Vitamin only if it can not be synthesized by our body and therefore must be obtained from outside sources. Very different substances by their action and structure are considered vitamins but they all have one common feature – our body needs them but can not “produce” them.
For a long time I thought that taking additional vitamins makes sense only for people whose diet is rather limited. They do not get enough of them from their food, and this deficiency prevents their bodies from functioning normally. There are quite a number of studies that have come to the conclusion that if a healthy person uses a sufficient number of fruits and vegetables along with fish, vegetable oils and dairy products – then extra vitamins do not create additional benefits. It’s like that to take vitamin pills and wash it in the toilet. Is this true? Yes, it is true, but with some limitations, and this statement is more suitable for relatively healthy volunteers (and the studies have been done on them), and for taking the vitamins in tablets.
But at the same time there is enough information which suggests that the cells of a sick or weakened person are not able to absorb enough vitamins and minerals. This happens because the operation of intracellular “transportation channels” suffers greatly because of various diseases.
It turns out that the impact of the vitamins on the body depends on their concentration in the bloodstream and in the intra-cellular level. And an intravenous administration of vitamins can help to achieve the level of concentration which was impossible under either intramuscular or oral administration. For example, when the dose of vitamin C in tablets gradually increases, its blood concentration level reaches a certain limit and doesn’t go up – due to specific absorption limits that occur in the gastrointestinal tract. That is, if the daily dose of vitamin C is increased by 12 times – from 200 mg to 2500 mg, its concentration in the blood will increase only by 25 % – from 1.2 to 1.5 mg/dL. By comparison, the intravenous administration of vitamin C could provide an average blood concentration of about 80 mg/dL. Similarly, an intake of magnesium in tablets gives no significant increase in blood levels of magnesium while its intravenous administration can immediately raise the blood level by three times.