What is it?
Intravenous (IV) Therapy is a treatment method which uses nutrients such as vitamins or minerals and administers these directly into the bloodstream typically through a vein in the arm. By injecting substances directly into the bloodstream, you eliminate any alteration in the nutrients which may occur from the actions of digestive enzymes. The amount of nutrients in the blood can reach much higher, more therapeutic levels faster than is possible by absorbing nutrients through the Gastro- Intestinal system.
ReTaking vitamin supplements is certainly beneficial. Few people realize that when you swallow a pill or a multi-vitamin, the body’s natural absorption process can render up to 85% of that vitamin useless.
Using metabolic elements, the osmolarity and infusion rates of each vitamin formulation is carefully calculated. Each IV drip provides highly concentrated combinations of vitamins based on parenteral micronutrient therapy science. IV drips consist of all natural bio-identical vitamins and nutrients that are naturally found in our body and in organic foods we consume.
Frequently Asked Questions
Curious about IV therapy? Check out some of our FAQs below…
Are there any side effects?
- There are no specifically reported side effects. Almost anyone can use IV fluids for hydration.
- Caution is advised in those with known congestive heart failure, renal failure, or liver disease.
- Please notify staff if you have a rare previous allergy to any vitamins or micronutrients.
How Does Vitamin IV Therapy Work?
IV Vitamin Therapy works by administration of vitamins and nutrients directly into the bloodstream, bypassing the digestive system. This provides increased cell absorption and 100% bioavailability of vitamins via IV infusion. Booster shots are administered via intramuscular (IM) injection so there is no GI metabolism, which also allows for increased absorption. With oral supplements, you only get about 20% absorption after filtering through your digestive system, which clearly pales in comparison to IV vitamins.
What are the benefits?
- Improvement of blood volume allowing perfusion of nutrients and blood to all of your vital organs.
- Increased hydration and replenishment of electrolytes.
- Increased cell absorption of vitamins and 100% bioavailability.
How long does it last?
After an IV infusion, the vitamins remain in your system and maintain your levels for 2-3 weeks because it is absorbed directly into your bloodstream and bypasses the GI tract.
How often should I have Vitamin IV Therapy?
The frequency of nutritional IV therapy is determined on a patient by patient basis, we take a customized approach to suit your individual needs. For preventative health and wellness, we recommend two IV drips per month to help balance out any vitamin deficiencies.
In some cases, with people who suffer from advanced stages of autoimmune diseases or cancer, continued IV therapy may be necessary for nutritional support. Some patients get progressively better and after a series of treatments they no longer require ongoing weekly IV therapy, only monthly treatments to maintain balance. Other patients need regular vitamin injections in order to help alleviate symptoms of their chronic or common medical conditions.