IV nutrient therapy is the delivery of nutrients – vitamins, minerals, amino acids, etc. – directly into a vein. This allows the nutrients to bypass the digestive system and significantly enhances both the amount you can tolerate as well as the amount you can absorb.
IV nutrient therapy is similar to a standard IV you would receive at a doctor’s office or hospital. A 250 or 500 mL saline bag is used, except in this case it is also filled with various nutrients, generally giving it a yellow or orange hue. The bag’s contents are allowed to drip slowly into a small tube that delivers the nutrients into a vein on the hand or arm through a needle.