For many people, orally ingesting vitamins and minerals just isn’t enough. It’s been found that one way to get nutrients into the body quickly and easily is through IV vitamin therapy.
Though the process has been around for decades, many people are not aware of just how safe, simple, and effective IV vitamin therapy really is. Modern IV vitamin therapy drips usually begin with what’s called a “Myers’ Cocktail,” named after Dr. John Myers who first administered the mixture in the 1970s. This combination of nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and electrolytes that have been found to be safe, effective, and a good beginning IV infusion for patients new to IV therapy.
How It Works
The process is simple. You sit in a comfortable chair and receive an IV just as you might at a hospital. A trained medical professional administers the IV through a vein, usually on your arm or hand.
The IV drip then begins, and you sit and wait for your nutrients to enter your bloodstream. Many patients report an immediate effect. This can feel like a renewal of energy, a reduction in pain, and an overall feeling of wellness.
The Benefits of IV Vitamin Therapy
Americans began taking vitamin supplements in the 1940s and according to the National Institute of Health, nearly one-third of the population uses some type of vitamin dietary supplement. A growing number of them are now using IV vitamin therapy.
IV vitamin therapy has the following benefits:
● Supports recovery from illness or strenuous exercise
● Improves concentration
● Increases energy and endurance
● Fights illness, like the cold or flu
● Balances hormones
● Fights chronic inflammation
● Reduces or eliminates dehydration
● Fights depression, stress, and anxiety
● Reduces muscle aches and muscle pain
Other benefits of IV vitamin therapy include burning fat, getting rid of a hangover, fighting jet lag, and improving sexual performance. And some of the world’s most famous celebrities swear to its effectiveness.
The reason IV vitamin therapy works so well and has all these benefits is that the nutrients bypass the gastrointestinal system entirely, going instead straight into the bloodstream. This means that your tissues are able to immediately absorb and use the nutrients.
The same goes for the liquid itself. You’re able to get immediate hydration, which is why athletes regularly receive IV nutrition after vigorous exercise as one might experience in a sports event.
The nutrients, minerals, vitamins, and electrolytes you get from this form of therapy may include one or more of the following:
● Vitamin C
● Vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12
● Magnesium Chloride
There are many different types of IVs available beyond the Myers’ Cocktail, which is only used as a “starter” IV to see how well your body responds to therapy. Many people find that there is a unique combination that works best for them after several sessions.
It may take up to 4 weeks of once-a-week therapy before you begin to see the full benefits of regular IVs.
Are There Side Effects?
Any nutritious diet must include vitamins, and generally speaking carry no risk of side effects. But there are allergic reactions to vitamins in some rare cases. You’ll always want to talk to your healthcare provider before any treatment.
A small number of patients may have some mild effects from the infusion. These include:
● Chilling sensation down the arm
● Soreness and bruising around the injection area
● Metallic taste in your mouth
In even rarer cases people may develop an infection or have an allergic reaction to the treatment. Nonetheless, side effects last for a short period of time and are treatable.
Who Can Benefit The Most?
Pregnant women suffering from morning sickness, as well as nutrient deficiency, have found IV vitamin therapy to be an effective treatment in restoring their body’s equilibrium. The faster absorption rates that IV infusions provide allow women to experience relief faster than oral supplements without any symptoms of nausea.
Vitamins in pill form can further irritate an already irritated digestive system. When considering vitamin or electrolyte infusion during pregnancy, talk with your OB-GYN first or another healthcare professional.
Cancer patients can also greatly benefit from IV vitamin therapy. Cancer treatments like chemotherapy often cause nausea, vomiting, and other imbalances. Using IV infusions of vitamins can curb these symptoms and help restore equilibrium.
Contact Us Today About IV Vitamin Therapy
IV vitamin therapy isn’t just for athletes or those with chronic illnesses—working professionals who find themselves suffering from low energy or the inability to concentrate can also benefit from IV vitamin therapy.
Schedule your IV here today.