The busy life that we are living in today prevents us from a lot of things, including from taking care of our own health. We know for sure that we need to eat more fruits and vegetables, as well as, to exercise more, but a lot of us just don’t do it.
According to various estimates, about 40% of adult Americans lack good nutrition, facing a deficit in vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E, calcium, magnesium, etc. This, of course, has a great impact on health, increasing the risk of various health conditions, including obesity and cancer.
One way to combat this problem is IV vitamin therapy which has become very popular lately. You can go to a medical spa and get this kind of treatment. Continue reading and learn everything you need to know about it.
What is IV vitamin therapy?
IV therapy is a very common medical procedure used when medications like antibiotics, electrolytes or other nutrients are needed as part of the treatment for various medical conditions. This way, the medications are delivered directly to the bloodstream increasing their efficacy and speeding up their time of action, compared to taking the same medications orally. The gastrointestinal system is bypassed and there is no need for medication absorption from the intestines, but instead, the medications administered through IVs will directly work where they are needed.
How about IV vitamin therapy? There is no doubt that vitamins and minerals are very important for human health. Also, you are probably familiar with vitamin and mineral supplements in the form of pills or tablets. You have probably tried them yourself or know someone who has taken these supplements at least once. IV vitamin therapy is the same, but instead of taking vitamins and minerals in the form of pills or tablets, they are administered directly to the bloodstream through an IV.
Why one would decide for an IV vitamin therapy depends as it has many known health benefits.
There are various types of IV vitamin therapy but the most popular ones are the Myers cocktail and the vitamin C – glutathione.
What are the benefits of IV vitamin therapy?
There are many health benefits of IV vitamin therapy, as follows:
- Boosts the immune system,
- Increases energy,
- Improved hydration,
- Corrects micronutrient deficiencies,
- Reduces the symptoms of stress,
- Improves the symptoms of various chronic medical conditions,
- Treats the flare-ups of the autoimmune diseases,
- Reduces headaches,
- Relieves allergies,
- Relives cold and flu,
- Shortens the recovery time for athletes in case of injuries,
- Improves the endurance of athletes,
- Improves asthma symptoms,
- Improves depression symptoms,
- Improves skin quality,
- Treats morning sickness,
- Treats overall fatigue,
- Treats hungover, etc.
However, the benefits of this therapy are individual, but one thing is for sure that you can not do any harm to your body if you decide to have an IV vitamin therapy.
Side effects of IV vitamin therapy
In general, IV vitamin therapies are safe and accompanied only by minor or no side effects at all. However, one thing you should keep in mind is that such a procedure is only safe when it is performed by a professional. Make sure to choose your medical spa wisely.
Infiltration is one of the possible side effects of IV vitamin therapy, which occurs when the therapy is not administered directly in the vein, but instead, it ends up in the surrounding tissue. If this is the case, the IV should be stopped immediately. Correct placement of an IV will prevent infiltration from occurring in the first place.
Another possible side effect of IV therapy is air embolism. This is, of course, a more serious side effect and occurs when the air bubbles enter the veins through the IV. However, this is also easily avoided with the correct placement and preparation of the IV. When performed by professionals, these side effects should not occur, and even if they occur they will know how to recognize and eliminate them on time.
Other possible side effects of IV vitamin therapy are:
- Bruising of the area where the IV was inserted,
- Infection, etc.
Allergic reactions to IV vitamin therapy are also possible and they vary from minor reactions to severe and life-threatening ones when a person undergoes an allergic shock. This is minimized by a detailed medical history. If you already know that you are allergic to a specific medication you should inform the medical spa professional. If, however, an allergic reaction occurs during an IV vitamin therapy and you did not know about having such an allergy, a certified and professional team of a serious medical spa will know how to recognize the symptoms on time and act quickly, especially in cases of an allergic shock.
IV vitamin therapies might not be recommended if you have congestive heart failure as it could lead to fluid overload and just make your health condition worse.
In conclusion, IV vitamin therapy is becoming popular every day even more and various celebrities regularly use this kind of therapy. One thing is for sure that this kind of therapy is considered safe and is associated with only minor side effects or no side effects at all. Why would one decide for an IV vitamin therapy depends, but there are many health benefits of this kind of therapy. Perhaps you just had too much to drink the night before, or you just had a very busy and stressful week and just don’t feel like yourself. If you have a chronic medical condition you can also benefit from IV vitamin therapy even though it will not cure your condition. You might also decide for an IV vitamin therapy if you want to look you and beautiful. Regardless, your reasons there are a few options available for you to choose like the Myers cocktail or the vitamin C – glutathione.
If you are considering IV vitamin therapy feel free to contact us. We offer this kind of treatment in a safe and comfortable environment. Our staff will help decide which treatment option is the best for you.