If You Have a Vitamin and Mineral Deficiency, IV Nutrition Could Be Great Option for You

Jan 11, 2024
If You Have a Vitamin and Mineral Deficiency, IV Nutrition Could Be Great Option for You
When you’re not getting enough vitamins and minerals from the foods you eat, your health can suffer in several ways. Learn more about IV therapy and the immediate wellness benefits this minimally invasive treatment provides.

An estimated 2 billion people around the world have a vitamin or mineral deficiency. Vitamin and mineral deficiencies are a common side effect of a poor diet. Lacking these essential nutrients can lead to uncomfortable symptoms and a low quality of life. 

At IV MD, we offer a range of intravenous (IV) therapies to restore balance in your natural vitamin and mineral levels.

Board-certified anesthesiologist Chaim Mandelbaum, MD, and our medical team supervise each IV therapy session to optimize your treatment outcome.

An overview of vitamins and minerals

Vitamins are organic substances that animals and plants make. Minerals come from water and soil and are considered inorganic elements that plants and animals ingest or absorb.

Your body needs both substances to maintain good health and support numerous biological functions, including immunity, energy production, fat metabolism, and psychological processes.

Your body produces many of the essential vitamins and minerals needed to stay healthy. But there are some substances it can’t make on its own, so you have to get them from the foods you eat or from dietary supplements.

A partial list of vitamins that your body can’t produce includes:

  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin K

You also need to rely on your diet to get B vitamins like B3, B5, and B12.

Minerals contribute to the development of your body and your overall health. You need minerals like calcium for strong bones, iodine for hormone production, and iron to support cell growth.

Why you might have a vitamin and mineral deficiency

If you’re not eating a well-balanced diet, you may not get enough of the nutrients your body needs to function optimally. You might also be at increased risk for vitamin and mineral deficiencies if you follow a gluten-free diet or other special meal plan.

Other factors that can play a role in vitamin and mineral deficiencies include:

  • Lack of sunlight
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Liver or kidney disease
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

People with malabsorption disorders and those who undergo weight loss surgery may also be prone to vitamin and mineral deficiencies.

Restore and rehydrate with IV therapy

IV therapy delivers extra fluids and essential vitamins and minerals directly into your bloodstream. This process allows your cells immediate access to the liquid nutrients, so your cells can use them to support your biological functions.

When you eat nutrients or take supplements orally, they must first pass through your digestive tract. Digestive juices break down the substances, but your body may not fully absorb all the vitamins and minerals, especially if you have underlying medical conditions.

Our IV MD team customizes your treatment plan to your individual wellness goals and concerns. We use high-quality vitamins and minerals in your treatment to quickly correct deficiencies and prevent further health complications.  These nutrients can include:

  • Glutathione
  • Magnesium
  • Calcium chloride
  • B-complex vitamins
  • High-dose vitamin C

Our specialists also use nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+), a coenzyme that repairs your DNA, provides lasting inflammation relief, and preserves the function of your brain cells.

Call our IV MD office in the Financial District of Manhattan in New York City today to schedule an IV therapy consultation, or book an appointment online here.