How does IV therapy work?
A small intravenous catheter is temporarily inserted into a vein, and the nutrients are slowly introduced according to the cocktail being administered. Comprehensive IVs use a hanging bag mixture of IV nutrients that are slowly dripped into the vein over a 45-minute time frame. Vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and other nutrients can produce potent drug-like effects when given through an IV, but without the side effects of many prescription medications. IV therapy can be used for immediate results or spread out into comprehensive programs for long-term results.
What are the benefits of IV therapy?
Depending on each patient’s wishes, IV nutrition can deliver spectacular results. The number of treatments and the overall health of the patient being treated dictate the success rate of the IV therapy. This is a preventive anti-aging measure because it optimizes the nutritional makeup inside the cells. Other benefits include increased libido and energy, enhanced mental health and sense of well-being, improved fat loss and athletic performance, improved healing and recovery from exercise, a night out, or surgical procedures, enhanced immune support against pathogens, stress and anxiety relief, and detoxification of environmental and internal toxic by-products. Many of these benefits can be seen within hours of receiving the treatment.
How do I get started?
The first step is to schedule an initial assessment consultation to determine the course of treatment, review your medical history, and determine the ingredients of your cocktail. IV therapies can be administered at the same time as a facial care treatment.
What is the day of the IV like?
Be sure to drink plenty of water to improve hydration and plasma volume. This ensures that the venous puncture is easy and that there is a reduced chance of nausea during the treatment. The initial venous puncture will cause minimal discomfort.
The science behind IV therapy
Intravenous (IV) therapy is a method of infusing vitamins, minerals, and amino acids directly into the bloodstream to correct nutrient deficiencies, enhance your lifestyle, and improve overall quality of life. Oral supplementation could never duplicate the concentrations achieved with IV infusions due to the absorption limitations of the digestive process.
Take a 1000 mg vitamin C tablet, for example. When attempting to recover from or prevent a cold, the antiviral effects that vitamin C exudes are seen only when blood levels reach around 10-17 mg/dL, which is only achievable with IV therapy, not orally. Oral dosage typically peaks with blood levels around 1.2-4.0 mg/dL vs. IV therapy at 50-90 mg/dL. Numerous clinical studies have demonstrated that a variety of conditions can benefit from the use of IV nutrition.