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Nutrient and IV Therapy

Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies

Nutrient and IV Therapy

Many of us experience symptoms that are a result of vitamin and mineral deficiencies such as; fatigue, slow healing, hypothyroidism, decreased stamina, low libido, cardiac arrhythmia’s, hair loss, skin diseases, and the list goes on and on.

Some athletes feel IV nutrient therapy allow them a quicker recovery and enhanced stamina.  A nutrient is defined as a substance that provides nourishment for growth and metabolism.

Many mistakenly think that people who live in the USA can’t possibly be vitamin or mineral nutrient deficient.  To the contrary, living in the USA is precisely why we commonly show signs of vitamin and mineral deficiencies.  Living in an industrialized, technologically advanced, wealthy country makes us susceptible to nutrient deficiencies.


The vast majority of Americans over consume processed, nutrient poor, calorie rich diets that are relatively low in raw vegetables and fruits. This contributes to vitamin and mineral deficiencies.  At the same time, most Americans work too hard and endure a daily level of stress and chronic sleep deprivation at a level not experienced in any other country on Earth, EVER.

At the same time, many  farmers don’t rotate crops as they once did, rather they inadequately fertilize/replenish the soil.  Not to mention the explosion of “created plants” that are Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO).  This possibly produces a world where there are more and more food allergies/intolerance’s and autoimmune diseases such as: Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Scleroderma, Lupus, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), GI Cancer, Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA).

This simmering brew of malfeasance creates a gastrointestinal (GI) tract inflammatory environment that does not absorb nutrients as effectively. Simply taking oral vitamins is many times not the best answer.  One must fix the gut!

That is why I believe that the land of plenty, has become the land of the malnourished excessive calories and autoimmune.  The vast majority of new patients that we perform a nutritional comprehensive evaluation reveal not one but several nutrient deficiencies.  Of course Dr. Zacco’s patient population is skewed because patients who come to Anti Aging & Functional Medicine have usually seen other physicians for significant fatigue and other constitutional symptoms. That have been told “There is nothing wrong with you.”

Interestingly most of the time when we meet patients for the first time, they are on oral nutrient supplementation such as multivitamins, yet their initial tests reveal that they have vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Intravenous (IV) nutrient supplementation which delivers nutrients directly to the blood stream instead of having to pass through the inflamed gut.  At the same time, Dr. Zacco encourages a healthy and healing diet for a long term answer for a healthy gut.

IV Nutritional Therapy Raleigh NC

Nutrient and IV therapy have emerged as a revolutionary approach to tackling the myriad of symptoms caused by vitamin and mineral deficiencies that plague many individuals. Fatigue, often an ominous companion in our daily lives, diminishes our ability to perform at our best; however, with the aid of nutrient and IV therapy, we can replenish the essential nutrients required for optimal energy levels. Moreover, slow healing becomes a thing of the past as this therapeutic method supplies our bodies with key vitamins and minerals that accelerate the recovery process. Hypothyroidism’s stubborn grip loosens its hold on us through targeted nutrient infusions designed to restore hormonal balance within our thyroid glands. As stamina dwindles, making even simple tasks feel insurmountable, nutrient and IV therapy bolster endurance levels so that each day is faced head-on without trepidation. Low libido no longer inhibits intimacy as critical nutrients are rejuvenated using this innovative treatment approach. Not only does cardiac arrhythmia become less threatening, but potential hair loss is mitigated with expertly crafted infusions promoting healthy circulation and nourished follicles. Finally, skin diseases lose their sting as specialized nutrients work harmoniously to repair damaged tissues from within – proving that Nutrient and IV Therapy transcends mere prevention or relief; it empowers individuals to thrive amidst life’s challenges effortlessly.