What is IV Infusion Therapy?

IV therapy (sometimes called IV Infusion therapy or IV Vitamin Therapy) delivers vitamins, minerals and amino acids that are injected directly to the bloodstream for maximum absorption. Enriching vitamins and minerals nourish your system at the cellular level because they are “pushed” directly into cells. The IV method allows larger doses of these supplements to be safely administered that could not be tolerated orally by passing the digestive system, which is extremely beneficial especially for those who have digestive issues. Additionally, the “concentration gradient” allows rapid, efficient, active transport of the nutrients into your cells, yielding optimal results. 

By directly infusing your body with much needed nutrients, your body can perform at peak levels. This is achieved with just a simple vitamin shot or a vitamin drip. Those who are short on time prefer shots, however, if you are feeling really depleted, an IV Infusion is always recommended.

History of IV Infusion Therapy

In the 1980s, Dr. Myer’s studied 15,000 people who were ailing from common conditions such as allergies, asthma, migraines, cold/flu/fever, chronic fatigue as well as more serious conditions such as depression, fibromyalgia, cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, narcotic withdrawal, as well as athletic and peak performance. Dr. Myers then developed and tested a “cocktail” of vitamins to be infused in a saline hydration drip-which is the very first thing a hospital does upon an intake of a patient, for infusion at regular intervals.The results were staggering, helping thousands of people feel better, perform better and gradually, but drastically improve their health over time. Thus the term “Myer’s Cocktail” was coined and to this day is still used.The “Myers Cocktail” is  an intravenous vitamin infusion that enhances the immune system, reduces fatigue, helps with seasonal allergies, reduces symptoms of fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, and asthma.

What Are The Typical Types of IV  Infusion Therapy?

Today, there is an array of different IV Infusions to choose from and most can be curtailed to each person’s physiology and made on the spot or the ‘cocktail’ is pre-made  Some examples include:

  • Myers Cocktail
  • Hangover Cure
  • Detox
  • Antioxidant 
  • Jetlag 
  • Anti- Inflammatory
  • Weight loss
  • Anti-aging

And that’s just the top of the iceberg!

What are some of  Benefits of IV Therapy?

  • Boost your immunity
  • Mental Clarity
  • Boost your basal metabolic rate and 
  • Help rebuild muscles for athletic performance
  • Better Boost Your Mood
  • De-stress 
  • Hydrate
  • Improvement in skin
  • Hangover relief
  • Aids in treating viruses and bacteria infections
  • Anti-aging

Are There Any Side Effects To IV Therapy?

Risks associated with IV Infusion therapy are minimal and aren’t too far off from the risks you would be exposed to at the hospital; perhaps even less so due to being in –  for lack of a better term- a less germy environment. If you have sensitive skin you may find you bruise a little at the vein site.

Overall, IV Therapy is something that can help almost anyone. Be informed and consult your doctor beforehand to make sure you are getting the right one for your body!