Weight Loss IV: Is it Safe and Does it Work?

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This is a major concern regarding the nation’s overall health as being overweight is linked to greater occurrence of significant and potentially life-threatening health issues including cardiovascular disease, stroke, and diabetes. Resolving the epidemic of obesity is a complex problem demanding large-scale change. However, it may be possible for individuals to improve their own weight problems and achieve greater wellness through intravenous vitamin supplementation.

Can Vitamins Aid in Weight Loss?

Effective and healthy weight loss involves several elements. Unfortunately, many overlook the importance of proper nutrition, specifically vitamins. If the body does not have access to the vitamins it needs, weight loss may be greatly impeded. Recent research suggests that improving vitamin values through supplementation may notably improve weight loss efforts while also supporting other factors of wellness.

The Difference Between Intravenous and Oral Supplementation

Taking vitamins orally has become the standard method of vitamin supplementation. However, there are many factors that may impede its efficacy. When taken orally, vitamins do not pass directly into the bloodstream for subsequent transport and utilization. They must first traverse layers of cells, called enterocytes, that line the intestinal tract. Enterocytes act as a barrier to water soluble vitamins and nutrients. To pass, each vitamin must be attended by specific chemical transports that regulate nutrient passage into the bloodstream. Due to the limited capacity of these transports only a portion of orally administered vitamins are available for use by the body.

In contrast, vitamins delivered through an IV are introduced directly into the bloodstream. This bypasses the absorption protocols of the gut meaning that 100 percent of the vitamins administered are made available for use by the body. Circumventing the absorption process also allows the vitamins to have a near immediate effect on bodily function.

Additionally, because IV vitamins are not limited by the speed or capacity of molecular transports, larger doses may be administered without impeded efficacy.

Learn more about the benefits of IV therapy here.

*It is important to note that excessive dosages may come with side effects. Therefore, it is important to only partake in IV supplementation under the care of a knowledgeable physician.

Is the Weight Loss IV Right for Me?

If you’re looking to support weight loss in a safe and effective way, IV vitamin supplementation may be a good option. The Ultimate Weight Loss IV, provided by the Holtorf Medical Group, is an intravenous treatment designed to encourage healthy weight loss. Ultimate Weight Loss IV supports the body’s natural weight loss processes by supplying it with beneficial vitamins and other weight-regulating nutrients.

Some of the powerful ingredients found in Holtorf’s Ultimate Weight Loss IV include biotin, glutathione, vitamin C, and taurine. Each of which provide impressive weight-related benefits.

Biotin

Biotin, or vitamin H, is most known for benefiting hair, skin, and nail health. However, studies suggest that supplementation with biotin may provide notable weight-regulating benefits.

Biotin helps increases the body’s resting metabolic rate and accelerates the breakdown of macronutrients (carbs, fats and protein). Both of these factors help facilitate weight loss by improving nutrient absorption and utilization. Additionally, animal studies show that biotin may help reduce cholesterol, specifically LDL or bad cholesterol. This can help limit the risk of heart disease and stroke, which are risks associated with obesity.

Glutathione

Glutathione is an antioxidant produced naturally by the body. Experts often describe glutathione as the body’s main antioxidant. It is most known for regulating oxidative stress which helps combat issues including diabetes, cancer, autoimmune disease, and degenerative disorders. However, glutathione also provides powerful benefits regarding weight regulation and obesity.

Glutathione may help alleviate insulin resistance, which is a common factor in obese individuals. Results from one study showed that increasing glutathione values through supplementation improved insulin resistance while also encouraging the burning of fat. Furthermore, studies suggest that increasing glutathione values among those with uncontrolled diabetes, a common problem among obese individuals, can reduce oxidative stress and damage that may contribute further to weight gain.

Vitamin C

Ascorbic acid, more commonly called vitamin C, is a critical water-soluble vitamin used in the production of collagen, carnitine, and neurotransmitters. It may also play an important role in weight regulation.

When maintained at the appropriate value, vitamin C encourages fat burning while exercising. Therefore, to get the most fat-burning benefit out of a workout the body must have adequate vitamin C. Additionally, studies show that those who are deficient in vitamin C may have greater difficulty losing fat. Furthermore, medical reviews suggest that greater intake of vitamin C is associated with lower body mass indexes. This information suggests that making sure the body is well supplied with vitamin C may be highly beneficial for weight regulation.

Taurine

Taurine, an amino acid frequently included in energy drinks, has multiple qualities that may benefit those battling obesity.

Animal studies show that greater intake of taurine may help prevent type 2 diabetes and obesity by improving blood sugar levels and insulin resistance. One study in an overweight population found that participants who took three grams of taurine daily for seven weeks exhibited a decreased in body weight and reduction in risk factors of heart disease.

Taurine may also encourage fat burning allowing for accelerated weight loss. This is exemplified by research showing that cyclists burned up to 16 percent more fat when supplementing with taurine.

Help Put an End to Obesity with Ultimate Weight Loss IV

The Ultimate Weight Loss IV offered by the Holtorf Medical Group provides a wealth of weight loss supporting ingredients. Intravenous administrations such as this allow delivery of nutrients directly into the bloodstream. This facilitates the highest bioavailability possible thereby encouraging near immediate results and accelerated weight loss.

At Holtorf Medical Group, our physicians are trained to provide you with cutting-edge testing and innovative treatments to address the underlying cause of your weight retention. If you’re experiencing unexplained weight gain and/or weight retention, give us a call at 877-508-1177 to see how we can help you!

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