Like many, you are probably wondering what IV Therapy is and, is IV Therapy Safe? We are answering the most frequently asked questions when it comes to IV therapy. Soaring in popularity, IV therapy is the latest wellness trend among every age and lifestyle. The culture surrounding health and wellness is constantly expanding with new innovations.
What used to be only accessible to celebrities, is now available at Integrated Wellness Bountiful! So, let’s go over the questions we have all the answers to.
- What is IV Therapy?
- What are the Benefits of IV Therapy?
- Do IV Treatments work?
- Is IV Therapy Safe?
- What are the Risks of IV Therapy?
- How Frequently Can I get IV Therapy?
What is IV Therapy?
Intravenous therapy, commonly known as IV therapy, is the infusion of vitamins and minerals into the bloodstream. You may have been on a drip at some point in your life, most likely when you were at the doctor’s or in the hospital. A drip, also known as intravenous fluids or IV, is a plastic bag filled with liquids that transfer the liquid through a tube attached to a tiny needle that is inserted directly into your vein.
The purpose of IV therapy is simple: you’re pumping your body with vitamins and fluids to efficiently replenish and deeply hydrate your body at a cellular level. If you are afraid of needles, you may be able to look past that fear after learning about all of the benefits that IV therapy can offer, or when you get to feel them yourself for the first time after an IV Therapy treatment.
The Benefits of IV Therapy
Benefits of IV therapy are extensive and have been shown to effectively treat common ailments including:
- A run-down immune system
- Sports recovery
- Hangover recovery
- Sun poisoning
And the list goes on… Some of our most popular treatments include the following:
1. GAME CHANGER
POWER + ENDURANCE + STRENGTH
Want to step up your game? Here’s the secret; a power blast of amino acids, vitamins, Carnitine, and Glutathione – the mother of all antioxidants – to increase endurance, reduce fatigue, prevent muscle damage, and rev up fat burn to seriously boost your competitive edge.
2. FLU FIGHTER
PROTECTION + IMMUNITY+ STRENGTH
Fly through flu season with our bug-busting immunity blend of zinc, must-have vitamins, and superhero of antioxidants – Glutathione – blasting through your cells to build flu-fighter strength and overall health.
3. MORNING RESCUE
RECOVERY + HYDRATION + NAUSEA RELIEF
Feeling crapulous this morning and your new mantra is “never again?” It happens. But don’t miss work or class. The “hangover” mix, full of antacid compounds, B complex and other key vitamins will quickly settle your tummy, cut the fog, and bring you back to fabulous.
Is IV Therapy Safe?
The obvious question is, Is IV Therapy safe? IV vitamin therapy is a treatment option with great value when administered by a medical professional and it has shown to work for many patients. Being deficient in vitamins and minerals can have an effect on major systems in the body like detoxification processes, immune health, and hormone production. IV Therapy is a safe way to administer vitamins and minerals to those possibly lacking them in sufficient amounts.
The Risks of IV Therapy
Along with the possible benefits of IV therapy, come possible risks. Some of the minimally possible risks may include:
- Small Discomfort
- Pain at Insertion Site
- Allergic Reactions (Rare)
Any needle injection you receive is invasive and carries a small risk of bruising/bleeding. Even when administered by a doctor over an RN. Sometimes it’s inevitable. Any type of need or IV insertion calls for the risk of infection. IV’s create a direct path that leads to your bloodstream. Which is going through your skin. Skin is the body’s first defense mechanism against infection, so it does raise a risk.
The risk of adopting an infection is unlikely, but it’s still best to consult with the licensed medical professional who’s going to administer the IV therapy. Ensuring you have a safe, healthy infusion. Please inform your IV administrator of any medical conditions that you may have.
Do IV Treatments work?
Depending on the treatment you’re seeking, IV Therapy can be safe and highly effective. Allowing nutrients to bypass your digestive system, IV therapy allows them to be received directly into the bloodstream. Letting the body absorb almost all of the nutrients.
When vitamins and minerals are taken orally, your body only receives about 20% of those nutrients. One of the most beneficial perks of IV Therapy is that it takes only 30-45 minutes, this means there is no downtime and you begin to feel the effects almost immediately.
It’s best to meet with your doctor, or another healthcare provider to determine if IV therapy is a good option for you. They can perform accurate testing to determine any underlying vitamin or mineral deficiencies you may have that can be treated safely by IV Therapy.
They may also be able to tell you if you’re someone who could be at a higher risk of having a negative reaction to the IV infusion. Lastly, while you’re seeking out this information, make sure that any provider you decide on visiting for IV therapy is a professional and licensed to administer the solution safely and effectively.
How Frequently Can I get IV Therapy?
Some people safely receive IV Therapy up to two times a week. Depending on what you’re treating and the infusion. At Integrated Wellness Bountiful, we offer weekly, biweekly, or monthly treatments. We also recommend getting an IV just when you feel your body’s energy needs a boost, you travel frequently, or just want to feel back as your normal and productive self.
Whether you are wanting to improve your game, reach your weight loss goals, or cure a hangover, Integrated Wellness Bountiful specializes in IV Therapy to help you feel and look your best.