Although the best way to get the necessary nutrients for our good health is through a healthy diet, sometimes, our body does benefit from an extra boost.
Administering micronutrients intravenously has the advantage of bypassing the digestive system and going directly into the bloodstream. Some micronutrients, such as vitamin C, can only be absorbed in limited quantities via our intestine, and if taken in high doses, it can cause side effects, such as diarrhoea.
Infusions or IV Drips as otherwise known, can be of special benefit when food intake is reduced due to nausea and/or mucositis secondary to cancer treatments, for example. The micronutrients are administered dissolved in saline (ClNa 0.9%) which also provides optimum hydration.