How IV Therapy Can Improve Your Digestion

How IV Therapy Can Improve Your Digestion

There’s a reason we call them essential — every part of your body requires vitamins and nutrients to function properly, including your digestive system. But it’s still easy to overlook their importance on a day-to-day basis.

Dr. Terry L. Franklin understands that optimal health starts on a cellular level, including the nutrients you need to thrive.

Unfortunately, it’s challenging for most people to reach their nutritional needs through diet alone, leaving them with vitamin deficiencies that trigger a variety of health issues, from fatigue and brain fog to constipation and weight problems.

At his practice in Monterey, California, Dr. Franklin takes a functional approach to treating these issues. More simply put, he looks for the underlying cause of your issue, and then works to address it. 

One method involves restoring nutritional balance to the body, specifically with vitamin shots and IV infusions. If you have digestive issues, here’s how IV therapy could help.

Why IV vitamin therapy

First, let’s clarify the difference between over-the-counter vitamins you take by mouth and those administered by Dr. Franklin at his Shot Bar in Monterey, California.

Unlike oral vitamins, nutrients delivered as a shot or IV go directly into your bloodstream. This method bypasses your digestive system, reaching the tissue that needs it most faster. It also means fewer nutrients get lost during the digestive process, so you’re guaranteed a full dose of vitamins and minerals for maximum benefit. 

Dr. Franklin can even personalize your vitamin therapy dose based on your unique needs. The result? You get exactly what you need to improve your health and wellness.

IV therapy for digestion

Whether you want to improve your overall digestion, support a digestive disease, or target a specific symptom, Dr. Franklin can help with vitamin shots and IV infusions.

Your body needs at least 30 vitamins, minerals, and dietary components to function. But some are more important for certain jobs than others. When it comes to digestion, they fall into four specific categories.

B vitamins

B vitamins are nutritional powerhouses that help you get energy from the food you eat and make red blood cells. You can find these vitamins in proteins like poultry, meat, fish, and dairy products, along with beans and leafy greens.

The B vitamins important for your digestive system include:

Certain digestive diseases, like celiac disease and Crohn’s, can lead to vitamin B12 deficiencies.

Vitamin C

Think vitamin C is only at work in your immune system? It also plays a role in digestion by helping your body absorb iron and keeping your teeth and gums healthy.

You can find vitamin C in numerous foods, ranging from berries and citrus to tomatoes, broccoli, and peppers.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D supports your muscle, nerve, and immune system function, and it helps your body absorb calcium. But did you know having healthy levels also reduces your risk for colon cancer

The best way to get vitamin D involves sun exposure, supplements, and foods like egg yolks, liver, or fortified milk and cereal. It’s also common for people with inflammatory bowel diseases, like Crohn’s, to have vitamin D deficiencies.

Vitamin A

One of the lesser known essential vitamins is vitamin A, found in colorful fruits and veggies, as well as liver and milk. This unsung hero helps boost your immune system, vision, bone, and reproductive health. 

While this nutrient isn’t directly involved in digestion, it’s a common vitamin deficiency found in people with gastrointestinal diseases. 

After reviewing your symptoms and addressing your specific vitamin deficiencies, Dr. Franklin might recommend a variety of pre-formulated injections or enhanced formulas offering additional benefits. 

Sometimes, he also adds homeopathic medicines to his injections to treat individual health conditions.

Are you ready to improve your digestion with IV therapy? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Franklin by calling 831-647-3190 today.

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