Vitamins are vital for a healthy body and mind. Many people have vitamin deficiencies. This can be a result of certain disorders, genetic predisposition, or diet issues. If your vitamin levels are low, intravenous (IV) vitamin drips boost your immune system by replenishing your vitamin levels.
In order to boost your immunity, you can rely on certain foods that are rich in vitamins and antioxidants or you can try some over-the-counter vitamin supplements. IV vitamin drips are a brand new method that can boost your immune system in order to fight any microbial infections or prevent you from becoming ill in the first place.
While supplying your body with vitamins, IV therapy detoxifies your systems. Detoxification means removing harmful toxins and free radicals, which damage your cells and cause health issues including impairment of the immune system.
How do IV drips work?
IV fluid drips provide our bodies with a combination of vitamins, trace elements, electrolytes, and saline solution. According to the health needs of the person, a group of IV formulas is blended together. It is not just a single formula for everyone; it differs according to your needs.
It is a simple process and you have already seen it a million times. An IV catheter is directly inserted into your vein and the line is attached to a bag containing the saline solution, which is placed above your head. By hanging the bag in a higher position, gravity plays a role to provide the patient with the solution slowly over time. The principle here is that the fluid is not forced into your bloodstream like with IV syringes for example.
Most IV therapies take about 30 to 45 minutes. It varies from person to another. The only exception here is our NAD IV Infusion Therapy, which takes 3 to 4 hours maximum.
Is IV therapy safe?
Administering IV therapy is a safe process and well-tolerated by nearly everyone. Few patients may experience minimum side effects during or after IV therapy, but they are usually expected. The most common side effect is the infection risk where the needle is inserted. Other side effects such as hematoma and air embolism rarely occur.
At our Beverly Hills center, we make sure that the procedure is safe and we inform our patients about their general condition. One member of our staff stays with you during the entire time to monitor your vital signs throughout the procedure and to make sure you are always comfortable.
IV vitamin therapy vs oral supplements
There is a huge difference between IV vitamin therapy and immune-boosting oral supplements. Oral vitamin supplements are not fully absorbed by the body. They enter the digestive system first, get processed by digestive acids, and then are absorbed. This whole process takes time and does not result in the full absorption of the ingested vitamins.
On the other hand, when the same amount of vitamins and antioxidants are administered intravenously by IV vitamin therapy, these immune-boosting elements bypass the digestive system and are absorbed completely.
Is IV vitamin therapy for you?
IV vitamin therapy is highly effective in boosting immunity when administered regularly. It is a great option for those who have vitamin deficiencies as well as those who want to optimize their vitamin levels to improve their immune system. IV vitamin therapy also has additional benefits like stress relief and healthier skin.
You would be a good candidate for IV vitamin therapy if you are among the following groups:
- Malabsorption disorders including Crohn’s disease
- Cold, cases of flu, seasonal allergies, and migraines
- Acute conditions like hangovers, overexertion after extreme workouts, and jet lag
- Chronic conditions such as asthma, hypothyroidism, and fibromyalgia
- Feeling fatigued with low energy
- Drinking alcohol on a regular basis
- Exercising and training rigorously
Before any IV vitamin therapy is administered, your doctor will ask for a full medical and surgical history first. It is important to share these details, so your doctor knows what the root cause of your symptoms is. Our doctors can also perform a blood test to check your vitamin levels and determine if you suffer from any vitamin deficiencies. Once your vitamin needs are evaluated, your IV vitamin therapy will begin. You do not need to have blood work performed in most cases prior to most IV drips.