IV Vitamin Infusions - Benefits and What to Know

IV Vitamin Infusions


What is nutrient OR vitamin IV therapy?

According to Dena Westphalen, the first IV vitamin drips were developed and administered by Dr. John Myers in the 1970s. His research led to the popular Myers’ Cocktail. These types of infusions generally take place within a medical office with a licensed medical professional observing the infusion. While you’re undergoing an IV vitamin drip, your body is receiving a higher concentration of the vitamins themselves. A vitamin that’s taken by mouth gets broken down in the stomach and digestive tract and is limited on how much can be absorbed (50 percent). If, however, the vitamin is given through an IV, it’s absorbed at a much higher percentage (90 percent).

If you’re like most people, you probably don’t consume your daily dose of vitamins and minerals, let alone experience their valuable benefits. Nutrient IV Therapy is a safe and effective way to receive natural vitamins, minerals, and amino acids direct to the bloodstream. This treatment improves your overall mood, and helps prevent future health conditions caused by stress, malnutrition, and dehydration.

 

Are there any side effects during the IV process?

No major side effects are usually seen; however, people do experience some cooling of the arm and a mineral taste in the mouth. Do not worry, as this is all normal.

How long does a session take?

Our nutrient IV’s take approximately 30-45 minutes for the drip to be fully administered.

What are nutrient IV’s made of?

Nutrient IVs are similar to IV’s you would find at your local hospital. They all consist of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids, which are found in the body naturally. Adding these nutrients gives the body more of what your organs need to function properly.

How frequently should I do IV Therapy?

None of our IV’s contain toxins that are found in medicine or pharmaceuticals, so no one experiences an overdose of any kind. If you are healthy, theoretically it is safe for daily use.

Realistically, most people do not put such high demands on their bodies where they would need daily nutrient IV Therapy. Our most frequent dosage is a bi-weekly program. But you should tailor your IV Therapy to your lifestyle.

How soon should I feel the effects?

Depending on your nutritional and hydration status you may see dramatic effects after the first IV. People who get IV’s regularly will feel less dramatic effects as their body starts to obtain optimal hydration and nutritional balance.

Is this process painful?

Everyone’s pain tolerance is different. While some people find needles to be relatively painless, others will find it a bit painful. For these patients, we have ways of making the process more comfortable. However, this procedure is in no way excruciating. We use a smaller needle than what is used in children’s hospitals.

What Should People Look Out For?

People who want to try IV vitamin therapy should look for a reputable practitioner who will be monitoring and providing the infusions. You should also provide them an accurate medical history. This should include any health concerns you have encountered over the course of your life and any medications you’re currently taking or have recently taken. It’s important for them to include not only prescriptions, but over-the-counter (OTC) medications, dietary supplements, and teas that they drink regularly.

Who should or shouldn’t do this?

If you retain fluids, have kidney problems, or suffer from certain health conditions, you should not engage in nutrient IV Therapy.
We always recommend that you check with your primary care provider if you’re unsure. However, anyone with a healthy history can safely obtain its benefits.

Is there any potential reaction to receiving a nutrient IV while on other medications?

Negative reactions are slim to none, since this procedure is proven to be advantageous and safe. Either way, everyone is monitored and if some discomfort begins, we will simply monitor you over time and stop if necessary.

Most people respond favorably to the therapy, feeling energized and alert from the beginning.

Is it an expensive treatment?

IV Therapy is a premium service that improves your body’s performance enormously. It is an investment, so if you compare the price against the benefits you receive from it, you’ll find it’s worth it.

Users agree that preventative medicine such as nutrient IV Therapy strengthens their immune system, helping them avoid expensive doctor visits and prescription medication that come from something like a severe cold or allergy.

What should I do after the treatment is done?

After your session, you can go about your day as you would normally. There are no restrictions. We recommend that you exercise, meditate, eat healthy meals, stay hydrated, and get enough rest daily.

Vitamin Drips:

Call our office to schedule at 813-501-4130 or book online with HEALOW by going throughout our website’s online booking system.

 

Author
Peggy Demetriou, FNP, APRN-BC Founder and CEO of Qvita Health and Wellness.

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