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Intravenous (IV) therapy for detoxification and mycotoxin treatment?

In recent years, Intravenous (IV) therapy has emerged as a popular method for detoxification and mycotoxin treatment. IV therapy involves the administration of nutrients, vitamins, and other substances directly into the bloodstream, bypassing the digestive system. This method of delivery allows for higher doses of nutrients to be administered, resulting in faster and more efficient absorption by the body. When it comes to detoxification and mycotoxin treatment, IV therapy can be particularly effective due to its ability to target specific pathways and processes within the body. Some of the benefits of IV therapy for detoxification and mycotoxin treatment include:

  • Enhanced nutrient absorption: IV therapy allows for higher doses of nutrients, vitamins, and minerals to be administered, resulting in faster and more efficient absorption by the body. This can be particularly beneficial for individuals with compromised digestive systems or those who are unable to absorb nutrients effectively through their diet.
  • Improved detoxification: IV therapy can help support the body’s natural detoxification pathways by providing essential nutrients and antioxidants that support liver function and aid in the elimination of toxins. For example, glutathione is a powerful antioxidant that plays a key role in the body’s detoxification process, and IV therapy can be used to administer high doses of this nutrient.
  • Methylation support: Methylation is a key process in the body that is involved in a range of functions, including detoxification. IV therapy can be used to provide nutrients that support methylation pathways, such as B vitamins and folate. This can be particularly beneficial for individuals with genetic variations (SNPs) that impact methylation.
  • Mycotoxin treatment: Mycotoxins are toxins produced by certain types of fungi, and exposure to these toxins can have a range of negative health effects. IV therapy can be used to administer nutrients and antioxidants that support the body’s natural defenses against mycotoxins, such as glutathione and vitamin C.

Sources:

  • Gaby, A. R. (2018). Intravenous nutrient therapy: the “Myers’ cocktail”. Alternative Medicine Review, 23(1), 4-9.

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Dr. Matz DC

Dr. Jeffrey E. Matz, DC, MS, is a Board Certified Chiropractic Physician. He is licensed to practice in SC, NC, and GA. Dr. Matz is passionate about functional medicine and strives to help patients achieve optimal health. His focus is on helping our members with hormone imbalances, autoimmune conditions, chronic pain conditions, and diabetes. Among the thousands of people Dr. Matz has treated include Carolina Panthers football players, PGA Tour and Champions Tour golfers, collegiate athletes, and local and international celebrities. Dr. Matz was a semiprofessional cyclist, and has competed in triathlons for the last 7 years, including completing an IRONMAN triathlon.

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