Intravenous (IV) Nutrient & Vitamin Therapy
Intravenous (IV) Nutrient and Vitamin Therapy involves the administration of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients, directly into the bloodstream in the form of a drip.
The IV method bypasses the digestive system, allowing delivery of greater quantities of nutrients and promoting maximum absorption. Orally administered vitamins can be inactivated in the digestive tract or poorly absorbed, and in high doses can cause unwanted side-effects such as abdominal cramps and nausea.
When is it used?
Uses for IV Nutrient and Vitamin Therapy may include:
- Correction of deficiency states, which may be due to malnutrition, severe illness or following surgery
- Reduce symptoms and severity of cold or flu, and certain other viral infections
- Reduce symptoms of the acute stages of illnesses such as cold or virus onset, or asthma attacks
- Supporting patients with cachexia (wasting)
- Improving iron levels with iron injections or infusions
Are there any side effects?
Severe side effects from IV Nutrient and Vitamin Therapy are uncommon, however you may experience mild effects such as facial flushing, thirst, and mild dizziness. Nursing staff are on hand to provide the best care to patients and offer support and advice.
What Nutrients Are Administered IV?
Because each individual is treated according to their own specific needs and body indications, your personalised nutrient combination and therapy will be determined by our health practitioners.
IV Therapy is undertaken by referral only. NIIM Gold Coast Integrative GPs can work with you to determine if IV therapy is appropriate for your health. Outside referrals are also accepted.
How to make an appointment
To make an appointment please contact NIIM Gold Coast Clinic reception on (07) 5562 5333
This information is provided for educational purposes only. Always seek the advice of your practitioner or qualified health care provider with any questions you have regarding specific symptoms and medical indications. The information provided does not constitute a medical recommendation and no claims, either real or implied, are being made.