Her doctor, John Salerno offers 31 different iv treatments that can contain vitamin c, zinc, calcium, cooper and vitamin b-12. He says the cocktails can boost energy levels, and can help with anxiety and fatigue. Dr. John Salerno explains, "We get the nutrients directly into the bloodstream, bypassing the liver so it's not metabolized."
Using an iv, Dr. Salerno says patients can tolerate much higher doses then they could orally. But many experts question whether this alternative treatment has any health benefits. Still, Johnson says it's given her relief. Now this avid runner says she's can even pound the pavement again.
Health experts say eating a diet filled with fruits and leafy green vegetables is still the best way to get key nutrients.
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