What Is IV Vitamin Therapy Like?

IV vitamin therapy is a treatment that has been growing in popularity in recent years. More and more people are turning to it for its many potential benefits. But what is IV vitamin therapy, exactly? And what can you expect if you decide to try it? 

In this article, we will provide an overview of IV vitamin therapy and discuss some of the issues it can help with. We will also explain how the treatment works and give a glimpse into the process of getting it. Finally, we will share some of the expected effects of IV vitamin therapy.

IV Vitamin Therapy — The Basics

IV vitamin therapy is a treatment in which vitamins and other nutrients are delivered directly to the bloodstream. This allows for higher levels of these substances to be absorbed by the body than would be possible if they were taken orally.

Why IV Vitamin Therapy Is Better

IV vitamin therapy allows nutrients to bypass many of the barriers that keep oral vitamins from being absorbed effectively. Every time you take a vitamin orally, it has to go through your stomach, intestines, and liver, each breaking down some percentage of the nutrients. 

By the time it reaches your bloodstream, very little of the vitamin is left. In fact, less than 10% of the nutrients and vitamins in a traditional capsule or tablet actually end up getting absorbed by your body. At the absolute most effective absorption rate, the rate is 50% — which is still shockingly little.

On the other hand, IV vitamin therapy allows vitamins and nutrients to directly enter your bloodstream, allowing for essentially 100% of the vitamin to get absorbed by your body. This makes the vitamins much more effective and quicker to act. 

Issues IV Vitamin Therapy Can Help With

IV vitamin therapy has been used for many years to treat various medical conditions and health concerns, often in hospitals and other official medical settings. It has been traditionally used as a way to rehydrate patients who are dehydrated or to deliver nutrients to those who are malnourished. In recent years, however, IV vitamin therapy has begun to be used for other purposes as well.

Many people turn to IV vitamin therapy in an effort to boost their energy levels, improve their moods, and promote better overall health. Some of the specific issues that IV vitamin therapy is said to help with include:

  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Asthma
  • Migraines
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Pain
  • Depression
  • Anxiety 
  • Stress

How Does IV Vitamin Therapy Work?

What makes IV vitamin therapy so effective against so many different conditions is that the treatment can be personalized to the patient’s ailment.

IV vitamin therapy can contain many different combinations of vitamins and nutrients in different ratios to create the desired effect. Some common vitamins and nutrients it contains are:

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is an antioxidant that can help boost your immunity and protect you from free radicals that damage your cells. It can help your body create regenerative tissue, which aids skin health and wound healing. It can also help boost neurotransmitter levels, which can help your mental well-being.

B Vitamins

B vitamins can help your energy levels, cell metabolism, and brain health. They may aid in improving your eyesight, appetite, nerve function, cardiovascular health, and a host of other things.

Electrolytes 

Electrolytes include nutrients like sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, chloride, and others. They help hydrate your body, regulate your blood pressure, control your cellular fluid balance, and help your muscles contract.

Amino Acids

Amino acids, like L-lysine and L-arginine, are proteins that help repair muscle tissue, promote increased quality of sleep, mitigate stress, and promote the continual building and rehealing of your body.

What the Process Is Like

The process of getting IV vitamin therapy is fairly simple and straightforward. First, you will have an initial consultation with your provider, where you will discuss what results you’re looking for. This will help them decide which vitamins to administer to you. Many providers, including us here at Revitalizing Infusion Therapies, have different nutrient cocktails based on the different results our clients want to achieve.

After an initial consultation, you will be able to schedule your appointment for IV vitamin therapy — this can either be on the same day or at a later date if you wish. You will be taken to a comfortable treatment room, where you will be able to relax while the vitamins are administered directly into your bloodstream.

The treatment itself works the same way as any other intravenous treatment. A trained specialist will clean your skin with an antiseptic solution and insert the needle into your vein. You may feel a slight sting as the needle goes in, but it should only last for a few seconds. 

The needle will stay inside you for about 30-60 minutes to administer the vitamin cocktail into your body. Then, when it is done, the specialist will take out the IV, and you’ll be ready to leave.

Positive Effects You Can Expect

After your treatment, you may feel a boost in energy and overall well-being almost immediately. However, the full effects of the therapy may not be apparent for a few days or even weeks. Depending on what results you’re looking for, you may need to schedule multiple sessions of IV vitamin therapy.

Some of the immediate results IV patients commonly report are:

  • Feeling more relaxed and at ease
  • Reduced headaches and muscle aches
  • Decreased fatigue

While some of the more long-term effects include:

  • Better sleep
  • Quicker athletic recovery
  • Increased success with weight loss
  • Decreased anxiety and an overall improvement in mood
  • Reduced appearance of fine lines and other signs of aging in skin

Book Your Treatment Today

At Revitalizing Infusion Therapies, we offer a variety of IV vitamin treatments that can help you achieve the results you’re looking for. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you feel your best!

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