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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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Does IV Vitamin Therapy Work?

The human body is around sixty percent water.  This means that, to run at its most efficient, the body has to receive the right nutrients and vitamins. An increasingly popular treatment option for hydration, IV vitamin therapy is one of the most rapid and effective routes of administration. Continue reading to learn more about IV vitamin therapy.

What Is IV Vitamin Therapy?

IV vitamin therapy refers to a procedure whereby an intravenous catheter is inserted into your arm or hand, and medicine, vitamins, minerals, or other nutrients are dispensed into your bloodstream. Some people receive IV therapy because of a medical need, while others seek faster absorption of vitamins into their system than what would be expected of taking vitamins orally. While vitamins are delivered intravenously, the exact delivery mechanism is available for ketamine therapy.

Who Benefits The Most?

IV vitamin therapy is used in many circumstances. Some athletes are known to use it following a grueling sport or event to replenish low levels of vitamin D. This may be helpful for rehydration, building muscles, strengthening bones, and potentially reducing the risk of inflammation.

IV vitamin therapy may also help reduce symptoms related to:

  • Osteoporosis “causes bones to become weak and brittle — so brittle that a fall or even mild stresses such as bending over or coughing can cause a fracture. Osteoporosis-related fractures most commonly occur in the hip, wrist or spine.”
  • Asthma is a condition where someone’s airways get inflamed, narrow, and swollen and create extra mucus, making it hard to breathe.
  • Migraines are a severe kind of headache of differing intensity, often paired with nausea and sensitivity to sound and light.
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome is “a serious, long-term illness that affects many-body systems. Another name for it is myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome.”
  • Fibromyalgia is a long-term condition resulting in pain over your body, fatigue, and other indicators. Someone with fibromyalgia can be more pain-sensitive than someone who doesn’t have it. This is referred to as abnormal pain perception processing.
  • Allergies happen as your immune system responds to a foreign substance — like pollen, bee venom, pet dander — or a food that doesn’t trigger a reaction in most others.
  • Sinus and respiratory tract infections.

Does IV Vitamin Therapy Work?

Dispensing vitamins and minerals intravenously, rather than through fruits, vegetables, or oral supplements, allows nutrients to be absorbed much quicker by the body and other means of delivery. 

According to ongoing studies, there is some evidence that IV vitamin therapy is beneficial. Many hospitals, medical centers, and medical professionals offer such therapy and ketamine. The Mayo Clinic, for instance, describes the procedure as targeted “for administering medication or nutrition. Infusion therapy reduces medical expenses and decreases time spent in clinics, hospitals, and nursing homes, so you can spend more time doing the things you love.”

According to a clinical trial currently underway, IV vitamin infusion therapy means inserting an IV line into your vein (generally in your arm) to dispense a high concentration of antioxidants, amino acids, liquid vitamins, and minerals into the bloodstream. The therapy may only comprise one vitamin or a mixture of nutrients.

A quick infusion of nutrients has apparent benefits in certain situations and for certain patients, particularly some undergoing kidney disease or cancer treatment. The idea behind IV vitamin therapy is that dispensing specially formulated cocktails of nutrients via an IV can help replenish, fix, and cleanse your body faster than drinking water or eating healthy, for instance.

Possible side effects

The threat of infection is concerning. In one study, the U.S. National Institutes of Health said infection “was the most common side-effect but rarely required in-patient treatment.” Other side effects may include itchiness or redness at the spot of needle insertion.

What Are The Alternatives?

Ketamine therapy is primarily delivered intravenously and offers similar benefits to specific health conditions as IV vitamin therapy. But there are other ways to get more vitamins into your system.

The most popular method, of course, is to eat healthy foods rich in vitamins and minerals. This includes:

  • Nonfat and low-fat dairy
  • Dairy substitutes
  • Broccoli
  • Dark, leafy greens
  • Sardines
  • Bananas
  • Cantaloupe
  • Raisins
  • Nuts
  • Fish
  • Spinach
  • Legumes
  • Whole-grain foods
  • Apples
  • Strawberries
  • Black beans
  • Peas
  • Almonds
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Carrots
  • Oranges
  • Tomatoes

Your healthcare provider may suggest exercise as another way to replenish vitamins in your body (vitamin B2, thiamin, and riboflavin).

Final Thoughts

More research is needed to say whether there’s value in IV vitamin therapy, but it’s worth asking your healthcare provider about its pros and cons and if it’s right for you. People with certain health conditions may benefit, but arming yourself with knowledge will help you make the right choices.

Research into the exact benefits of IV vitamin therapy is still ongoing, but we know that it is an effective way to administer nutrients and hydration throughout the body.Renew Ketamine & Wellness Center is Chicagoland’s leading ketamine infusion center, offering innovative treatments for depression, anxiety, psychiatric disorders, and chronic pain conditions. Contact us today to learn more.

 

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