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Types of IV Vitamin Therapy

Vitamin therapy has become many people’s go-to for optimizing their health, recovery, and general performance. IV vitamin therapies can target a wide range of health goals, and choosing which is best for you comes down to knowing the ingredients. For those looking for supplemental health options in the Chicagoland area, Renew Ketamine and Wellness Center has premier options for IV vitamin therapy. 

For athletes, IV vitamin therapy can help with everything from rehydration to reducing inflammation and speeding up recovery. For everyone else, IV vitamin therapy is a convenient and streamlined way to ensure your body has everything it needs to meet life’s demands and then some.

What is IV Vitamin Therapy?

IV vitamin therapy is a quick and convenient way to deliver vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients directly into your bloodstream through an IV. Intravenous (IV) vitamin therapy is a way to deliver high concentrations of vitamins and minerals directly into the bloodstream. By bypassing the digestive system, IV vitamin therapy allows rapid absorption of higher doses of the vitamins and minerals than if the person got them through food or supplements.

  • The infusions are delivered into a vein through a small tube
  • Depending on the size of the dose, the infusion may take anywhere from 20 minutes to a few hours

One of the most important figures in IV vitamin therapy, Dr. John Myers, developed the first and most well-known popular IV infusion in 1954 to help with chronic medical conditions such as asthma, fibromyalgia, fatigue, and migraines, to name a few. The Myers’ cocktail, named after Dr. John Myers, consists of magnesium, calcium, B vitamins, and vitamin C. This infusion has shown significant health benefits in many clinical trials allowing scientists to build off of his research to develop a wider array of vitamin infusions. 

Why IV Vitamin Therapy?

Any vitamin taken by mouth is absorbed with about  50 percent efficacy in the digestive tract. If, however, the vitamin is given through an IV, it’s absorbed at about 90 percent. This alone is a large reason many people are choosing IV vitamin therapy. With the spreading knowledge that our foods and soils are increasingly nutrient-depleted, health-minded individuals are searching for non-traditional ways to take care of their bodies. 

Several factors affect our body’s ability to absorb nutrients in the stomach. Factors include age, metabolism, health status, genetics, interactions with other products we consume, and the physical and chemical makeup of the nutritional supplement or food. Higher levels of the vitamins and minerals in your bloodstream lead to greater cell uptake.

What Type of Person Should Use IV Vitamin Therapies?

All types of people can benefit from IV vitamin therapies. In an interview with Healthline, Dena Westphalen, PharmD says, 

“Vitamin infusions are being used for a wide variety of health concerns. Conditions that have responded positively to the Myers’ cocktail treatment include asthma, migraines, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, muscle spasms, pain, allergies, and sinus and respiratory tract infections. A number of other disease states, including angina and hyperthyroidism, have also shown promising results to IV vitamin infusions. Many people are also using IV vitamin therapy for quick rehydration after an intense sporting event, such as running a marathon, to cure a hangover, or for improved skin clarity.”

Types of IV Vitamin Therapies

Muscle Recovery Drip 

This infusion includes: B-Complex • Glutamine • Lysine • Carnitine • Arginine • Citrulline • Ornithine • Magnesium Chloride

The Muscle Recovery Drip is designed to speed your recovery after a hard workout. This unique blend both wards off fatigue and gives your body the necessary nutrients to build muscle and endurance. 

Immunity Boost Drip

This infusion includes: Vitamin C • B-Complex • Zinc 

The Immunity Boost Drip is all in the name. This particular ratio of vitamins and minerals helps your body prepare for incoming infections and illnesses. Stay ahead of the fight with Immunity Boost Drip.

Skin Glow IV Drip

This infusion includes: Vitamin C • B-Complex • Zinc

The Skin Glow IV Drip works similar to the Immunity Boost Drip. However, a crucial difference in the vitamin-mineral ratio shifts the focus of this vitamin therapy. Skin Glow keeps your skin hydrated and cellular division to a minimum, reducing the visible signs of aging.

Energy Lift Drip 

This infusion includes: B-Complex • Magnesium • Chloride • Vitamin C • Glutamine • Lysine • Carnitine • Arginine • Citrulline • Ornithine • Taurine

The Energy Lift Drip fights burnout with a mix of high-caliber vitamins and crucial compounds. Whether it’s long work hours, jet lag, or general stress, your body needs help combatting the wear-and-tear of high-speed life. Give it the leg up it needs not just to catch up but to stay ahead. 

NAD+ Infusions

Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) is a coenzyme present in almost all cells of the body. NAD+ is essential in metabolic function, slowing the aging process, promoting athletic function, and boosting brain repair/function. 

Administering a high dose of NAD+ straight into the bloodstream, compared to other routes (i.e., oral), will provide a faster, more effective outcome that quickly optimizes the body’s NAD+ levels.

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If you want to give the most to your body and get the most out of it, you may want to consider one of our highly effective IV vitamin therapies. Contact us now!



Can Men Get Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a disorder that’s characterized by widespread pain in the bones and muscles, fatigue, and subsequent mental health issues. Fibromyalgia is believed to be more common in women than men, but when men develop the condition, they may not have the same symptoms as women.

There has not been extensive research on men with fibromyalgia, given that the number of women with this condition is significantly higher. The ratio of women versus men with this condition is 9 to 1.

Because it is widely believed that fibromyalgia is a female condition, men may not be able to receive a fibromyalgia diagnosis very quickly. However, some experts think that about 1.5 million men in the United States suffer from the condition.

Risk Factors Of Fibromyalgia

Some people are more likely to develop fibromyalgia than others. However, gender seems to be the leading risk factor, with women having a higher risk of developing the condition. Other risk factors include:

  • Having a history of rheumatic diseases like lupus.
  • Having a history of personality or depressive disorders.
  • Having a relative with fibromyalgia.

Symptoms Of Fibromyalgia

It is widely believed that women experience more severe fibromyalgia symptoms than men. However, in reality, both genders may suffer the severity of the symptoms equally.

Men may not feel too obligated to consult a doctor as women. They may feel shy or stigmatized as lazy when they say they’re experiencing fibromyalgia symptoms such as tiredness, fatigue, and pains.

Also, a man’s inability to get diagnosed or receive the support he needs affects the rest because he plays a significant role in the home. Symptoms of fibromyalgia in men can either be mild or severe. They may be different in people, and they include:

  • Pain and tenderness
  • Fatigue
  • Morning muscle stiffness
  • Irritable bowel symptoms
  • Brain fog
  • Headache
  • Depression

Treatment And Outlook

Fibromyalgia can be treated with both medication and self-care. The condition does not have a specific treatment that can cure it completely. However, the medicines available can cause fantastic relief in the symptoms. When the proper treatment is administered, it improves sleep problems and reduces the severity of the other symptoms, including fatigue and muscle pains.


Self-care is also part of the treatment for fibromyalgia. People with the condition ought to engage in more self-care activities. Men need to stop certain habits and make some lifestyle changes. This can help to relieve and improve symptoms. Lifestyle changes include:

  • Getting enough sleep: One of the symptoms of fibromyalgia is fatigue. Getting enough sleep can ensure that you get enough rest so that you reduce fatigue.
  • Exercising: Exercising can be uncomfortable and painful initially, but constant physical activity can reduce pain and make you more fit over time. A good exercise session can improve your mood too.
  • Eating a healthful diet: Eating a balanced and healthy diet can improve your health and relieve fibromyalgia symptoms.
  • Managing stress: Another method of self-care is managing stress. You can relieve stress by engaging in exercise and meditation and purposely avoiding stressful tasks. Therapy is also an excellent way to manage stress.


Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes widespread pain all over the body. If left untreated, this chronic pain can lead to depression. Fortunately, ketamine therapy works as effectively as antidepressants and pain relievers, when administered at the proper dose. 

Through its interaction with the neurotransmitter glutamate and the NMDA pain receptor, ketamine therapy has the ability to relieve pain symptoms and reverse the damage that depression and chronic stress can have on the brain. Contact us today to learn more.



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