Benefits of IV Vitamin Therapy
Did you know that taking vitamins orally means they have to travel through your stomach and digestive tract, and by the time they reach your bloodstream, you will have only absorbed 50% of the vitamins? IV vitamin treatments go directly into your bloodstream, where you can absorb 100% of the vitamin that is being administered.
A little history about IV Vitamin Therapies
IV vitamin therapy started as a mix of vitamins C and B, calcium, and magnesium administered through an IV. The pioneer of IV vitamin therapy was Dr. John Myers, a Baltimore physician who administered vitamin mixtures to patients who suffered from low energy levels and a weakened immune system.
What is IV vitamin therapy?
Intravenous (IV) vitamin treatment is a method of administering high concentrations of vitamins and minerals directly into the bloodstream, allowing for faster absorption of higher dosages of vitamins and minerals than would be possible through diet or supplements.
IV vitamin therapies have five major benefits, including curing hangovers, increasing physical performance, combating aging and enhancing beauty, boosting the immune system, and promoting weight loss.
Combats aging and enhances beauty:
Vitamin mixtures designed exclusively for anti-aging and beauty enhancement are created with this purpose in mind. This cocktail contains antioxidants that have anti-aging properties. This combination of vitamins can aid in repairing UV radiation damage and reducing the appearance of wrinkles. Anti-aging vitamin cocktail contains B vitamins that promote hair and nail health, as well as vitamin C, which restores the glow to your skin and increases collagen production for a youthful and radiant appearance! Because of its ability to combat oxidative damage and aging, glutathione is frequently found in this vitamin infusion.
Boosts the immune system:
Vitamin IV mixes developed to strengthen the immune system immediately contribute to a stronger immune system and the body’s ability to fight infection. Vitamin C is well-known for its ability to boost immunity and combat stress, while Vitamin B12 stimulates cellular repair and contributes to healthy blood and nervous system function. A slow intravenous infusion provides for greater nutritional concentrations in the bloodstream that are not possible with oral or intramuscular administration. Vitamin C, B complex vitamins, magnesium, and glutathione are some of the immune-boosting vitamins and nutrients.
Promotes weight loss:
IV vitamin therapy can be employed successfully in a weight loss regimen. It may contain a combination of vitamins, fluids, and fat-burning substances that can assist the body in naturally burning fat at a faster pace than usual. IV vitamin concoctions contain important vitamins like carnitine and alpha-lipoic acid that are intended to aid in the weight loss process in a natural and healthy manner. Carnitine converts fat into fuel, whereas alpha-lipoic acid is a potent antioxidant that can increase metabolism, remove toxins, and reduce inflammation.
On a Monday morning when you’re in pain, a 45-minute IV vitamin drip will have you feeling better than ever! The hangover blend can help patients recover from hangover symptoms such as headaches, nausea, and brain fog. The cocktail often contains a combination of B vitamins, electrolytes, and amino acids. Electrolytes aid with hydration and restore the salt and potassium lost due to alcohol use. Amino acids help the liver absorb alcohol faster and more efficiently.
Increases physical appearance:
Many athletes use IV vitamin treatment before major competitions to raise their nutrition and energy levels. An IV vitamin drip for sports may contain B vitamins, amino acids, ascorbic acids, and glutathione, but the components vary depending on the patient’s demands, age, health, and other factors. Vitamin mixtures can help with muscle repair after exertion, muscle soreness and exhaustion, post-workout pain relief, and flushing out free radicals normally produced by exercise.
Interested in learning more or receiving an IV vitamin therapy treatment? Call or text us at 925-855-1773 or request a consultation online. Our Danville office is conveniently located for patients traveling from Berkeley, Walnut Creek, Dublin, Pleasanton, Livermore, and elsewhere in the San Francisco Bay Area.