The benefits of IV drip therapy
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IV drip therapy offers a way to get a range of nutrients intravenously, in the relaxing surroundings of our central London Clinic. IV nutrition therapy is a rising trend as many people respond better to IV nutrition when compared with oral supplements.
Vitamins and minerals are essential nutrients as the different types act and support different areas of our bodies. Not having the right amount or combination of nutrients in our bodies can be detrimental to our overall health, and the right combinations of nutrients can help support areas such as weight loss or increased energy.
IV drips are more effective than taking oral supplements due to the fact that the supplements get diminished in the gastrointestinal tract, only 10% from what we take orally can absorb in to our body. With the vitamin drip, the key nutrients are delivered into your body immediately. As a result, a faster improvement and more effective results.
Nutrition and ageing
The nutrients you consume over your lifetime affect several cellular processes, which in turn affect your ‘rate’ of ageing—both internally and externally. These processes include mitochondrial function, autophagy, DNA repair and oxidative stress .
A healthy, varied diet is key to keeping these processes ticking over, but more food isn’t always the answer. This is because it gets harder for our bodies to obtain certain nutrients as we get older. Up to one in five adults produces insufficient stomach acid, which makes it difficult to absorb nutrients such as vitamin B12, calcium, iron and magnesium .
IV drip therapy for anti-ageing and cognition
Here at the London Clinic of Nutrition, we’ve created a nutrient IV formulation specifically for anti-ageing and cognitive function. Unlike food or supplements, these nutrients are administered into your bloodstream—which means they can go directly to where they’re needed most in your body.
From protecting your brain function to enhancing your skin, some of these anti-ageing nutrients include:
This humble vitamin is a powerful antioxidant, which means that it can trap the free radicals that contribute to everything from wrinkles to cognitive decline. It can also modulate inflammation (‘inflamm-ageing’) and is being investigated for a possible role in reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s disease .
We start losing muscle mass from the age of 30 . This isn’t just relevant if you’re a gym bunny—sufficient muscle mass is essential for both bodily function and a healthy metabolism. Amino acids are the smallest unit of protein. They’re included in this formulation because studies show that eating more protein may slow the rate of muscle loss, or even help to build more muscle .
Like vitamin C, this substance is a major antioxidant. We can make it ourselves, but when we’re under stress, exposed to toxins, suffering from illness or simply getting older, the body benefits from pre-formed glutathione too. In fact, it’s so crucial that cellular levels of glutathione are associated with health and longevity .
From generating energy to managing stress, we use B vitamins every second. This formulation contains extra vitamin B12, as up to 30% of people over the age of 50 have a reduced ability to absorb this essential vitamin . It also tends to be lower in vegans and vegetarians. Vitamin B12 isn’t something you want to skimp on: low levels are associated with cognitive decline .
Who could benefit from IV drip therapy for anti-ageing and cognition?
We’ve found this formulation can be particularly helpful if:
- You want to protect your brain health
- You’re recovering from an illness or condition
- You have a family history that means you’re keen to age well
- You want to take an inside-out approach to maintain a youthful appearance
- You’re older and want to maintain your quality of life
Get in touch
You will be shown to our IV lounge where you can relax on one of our comfortable recliners with complimentary refreshments and a selection of books and magazines to enjoy whilst our experienced practitioner administers a natural mix of nutrients. We offer a range of appointments in-person at our relaxing central London clinic. Contact us on 020 3332 0030 or get in touch here.