Have you ever gotten an IV nutrient drip? Tempted by the promises of better energy, clearer skin, clearing a hangover, or improving your immunity? Before you go out and spend hundreds of dollars on an IV drip at one of the trendy “drip bars”, you need to listen to this episode! We discuss the health claims and evidence (or lack thereof), risks and safety concerns, and whether or not we are on board with IV nutrient therapy.
In this episode, we discuss the buzzworthy trend of IV nutrient therapy. While it may sound promising to have a megadose of vitamins infused directly into your veins, there are some serious drawbacks and limitations to this type of infusion. Some nutrients in these infusions are in poor quality forms, while others are coupled with preservatives and parabens that may do more harm than good. Learn about risks and benefits, who should absolutely not get an IV drip, and why we prefer high quality oral supplementation.
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- What is IV Nutrient Therapy?
- Health Claims of IV Nutrient Therapy
- What Nutrients are in IV Drips?
- What are Risks and Safety Concerns of IV Nutrient Therapy?
- IV Drips Bypass the Body’s Natural Filters
- Adverse Reactions
- Kidney Complications
- Fluid overload in the ICU: evaluation and management
- Are IV Nutrient Drips Effective?
- A Meta-analysis of Randomized Control Trials: The Impact of Vitamin C Supplementation on Serum CRP and Serum hs-CRP Concentrations
- Intravenous vitamin C administration reduces fatigue in office workers: a double-blind randomized controlled trial
- Glutathione infusion before primary percutaneous coronary intervention: a randomised controlled pilot study
- The Effect of Intravenous Selenium on Oxidative Stress in Critically Ill Patients with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
- Is there a role for oral or intravenous ascorbate (vitamin C) in treating patients with cancer? A systematic review
- Mortality in septic patients treated with vitamin C: a systematic meta-analysis
- Vitamin C Administration to the Critically Ill: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
- Magnesium for skeletal muscle cramps
- Intravenous Magnesium Sulfate in Acute Stroke
- Why Oral Supplementation is Superior
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