Good nutrition is critical for good health.
Some people get all they need to by eating a healthy diet. This is especially true if the diet is made up of organic whole foods which are free of additives and preservatives and prepared fresh with lots of variety.
Since the commercial foods we eat in America are often not the best quality, supplementing your diet with a good multivitamin mineral, vitamin D3, vitamin K2 and omega-3 oils makes sense. Those patients with special needs may require a number of oral supplements.
Intravenous nutrition can help meet the requirements of high need patients. If you cannot tolerate most foods by mouth, have impaired digestion, or can't absorb your foods you may find it the important to be more direct: Nutrients put into the vein go directly into the body.
IV treatments can include many vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. The IVs are typically given in a short series to help get the body working better with the goal of returning to oral nutrition.