Intestinal Malabsorption and Intravenous Nutrient Therapy
Even if you think you are eating a healthy diet, sometimes the cells throughout your body don't get proper nourishment because your intestines are not absorbing the nutrients in your food. This is known as intestinal malabsorption. Intestinal malabsorption isn't a disease itself; rather, it is a condition that often exists in association with the following diseases:
    • IBD (Inflammatory bowel disease)
    • Crohn's Disease
    • Ulcerative Colitis
    • Celiac Sprue

What is the cause of intestinal malabsorption?
There is no single cause. However, there are commonalities among the four diseases mentioned above. Genetic predisposition, allergies and autoimmune conditions all lead to a severe inflammatory response. When the interior of the small intestines is inflamed, nutrients from food are not well transported through the intestines into the bloodstream. Certain medications have been associated with ulcerative colitis, including Accutane, Lotronex, and some antibiotics.

How do you treat intestinal malabsorption?
There are several drugs that effectively treat the symptoms of IBD, Crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. The most often-used drugs are salicylates - aspirin derivatives - which are anti-inflammatory. Relieving inflammation is critical, but this does not magically restore normal absorption in the intestines; that takes a while. So, at the IV Nutrient Therapy Center, our approach is to replenish vital nutrients.

Why use IV nutrient therapy to treat intestinal malabsorption instead of oral supplements?
There are two very good reasons for this:
    • Your intestines can't absorb oral supplements
    • Your already-sensitive gastrointestinal tract may have an adverse reaction - such as diarrhea or nausea/vomiting - to oral vitamins and minerals

Which IV nutrient therapy should I take to treat intestinal malabsorption?
At the IV Nutrient Therapy Center, we recommend a combination of the following treatments for replenishing vital nutrients to your body:
    • Myers' Cocktail
    • IV Glutathione
    • IV MSM
    • Custom IV Amino Acids

We use the Myers' Cocktail because it contains Vitamin C in addition to B-complex vitamins and zinc, all of which are synergistic with each other and promote tissue repair. IV Glutathione and IV MSM are both excellent anti-inflammatories. We use them because relieving the severe inflammation that occurs in the intestines helps keep the disease process under control as well as improving nutrient absorption across the intestines.

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