There are excellent benefits from getting an vitamin IV 's. This intravenous flood of vitamins helps to boost the bodies immune system, improve energy levels, combat various health conditions and illnesses and more. But not everyone has access to Vitamin IV's; so what are some other ways that we can reap these benefits? Here are a few ideas:
1. Eat the Rainbow
Our bodies depend on the food we eat to provide us with the nutrients we need to thrive and survive. By eating a whole food diet of fruits, veggies, nuts, seeds, healthy fats and lean protein we are providing our bodies with a vast variety of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and amino acids. I encourage you to eat seasonally and eat foods of all different colors so that you can the benefits each food has to offer.
Lets look at what is in the popular Meyers Cocktail Vitamin IV for example, it is made up of magnesium, calcium, vitamin C and a B-complex. To gain similar benefits, consider 1 cup of red peppers which provides over 1.5 times your daily recommended intake of vitamin C. Black beans can provide you with a healthy dose of magnesium. Dark green leafy veggies and broccoli are excellent sources of calcium and yellow egg yolk and orange salmon can provide your body with an excellent doses of B vitamins.
2. Drink Fresh Cold Pressed Juices and Smoothies
One of the greatest benefits of vitamin IV's is that it gives your body a quick push, flooding your body with nutrients. Drinking fresh cold pressed juices and smoothies can offer a similar benefit since they really pack a punch. 1 16oz cold pressed juice contains 3-4 pounds of fruits and veggies!
Pick up a fresh juice from you local juice bar, try all the different varies and flavors they have to offer to gain maximum benefit. You can even try a 1-5 day juice cleanse to really hit the reset button and provide your body with nutrients.
Making a smoothie at home is another great idea! Add a variety of fruits, veggies, nuts and even protein to get the extra macro nutrients along with the micro nutrients.
3. Get Plenty of Sunshine
Most of us know that the sun provides us with the all important vitamin, Vitamin D. Vitamin D3 is vastly important for our immune system and bone health, it also supports healthy moods and even helps to combat cancer and heart disease. You can consume foods high in vitamin D3 such as salmon, tuna, eggs and mushrooms, but its also important to get some sunshine! Get outside and exercise or enjoy time laying out and relaxing in the sun. The goal is 30 minutes a day, which is not likely realistic, so that brings me to my next suggestion of taking nutritional supplements.
4. Take Nutritional Supplements
You can take oral vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and amino acids to gain tremendous health benefits. Even if you are receiving Vitamin IV treatments, you will still want to supplement between treatments to gain maximum benefit. Not all nutritional supplements are created equal, so seek out a nutritionist, dietitian, chiropractor or functional medicine doctor who can provide you with proven and effective professional brand supplements so that you can gain maximum benefits.
A basic regimen that I like to recommend is a high-quality multi-vitamin, Vitamin D3 with K2, a professional strength probiotic. Two other supplements that I love for an added bonus to round off an optimal supplement regimen are Magnesium Chelate and a High Quality Fish Oil . Of course, specific regimens can be tailored to you based on your needs and goals, please reach out to me directly to schedule a free vitamin consultation, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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