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IV THERAPY: MYTHS DEBUNKED

FACT VS FICTION


Naturally, you’re probably wondering if IV nutrient therapy is right for you. While there are lots of positive claims about IV nutrient treatment and it appears to be a growing trend in alternative medicine right now, there’s no shortage of research reporting the experience and effectiveness of IV nutrient treatment.

You’ve probably come across news stories on IV nutrient therapy or reports on celebrities receiving at home vitamin injections. However, what may grab the attention of readers isn’t always the whole truth and it can be difficult to separate fact from fiction.


Let's get started with debunking common Myths

FACT OR FICTION? IV THERAPY ISN'T SAFE


Fiction: IV nutrient treatment is a safe, effective and efficient way to deliver nutrients through your body. Doctors around the world recommend it on a regular basis. It enables you to receive your daily dose of vitamins, minerals and amino acids - supplements that are essential for our bodies but seldom eaten in sufficient quantities by modern diets.


FACT OR FICTION? IV THERAPY IS UNCOMFORTABLE


Fact: Although feeling of discomfort varies from person to person, it can be felt during the infusion process.

With our therapy we use a smaller needle than in children's hospitals. The process is relatively painless for most people. It can be a little painful if you tend to experience discomfort with needle insertion, but overall, IV nutrition therapy is comfortable and is not toxic to the body. In nearly all cases, once the immediate benefit of the treatment is felt, minor discomfort is outweighed by the benefits experienced- both short and long-term.

You can also decide to discontinue therapy at any time if it is not helping your specific health issue - we will make sure to get you back on track as soon as possible.


FACT OR FICTION?


IV THERAPY IS IS HELPFUL FOR COMMON COLD SYMPTOMS

Fact: Vitamin C is a powerful weapon for the immune system, and IV treatment infused with vitamin C is a faster, more effective way to counter common cold symptoms. When you don’t feel well and start experiencing symptoms of a cold, getting an IV infusion of vitamin C is a good idea.


It can reduce the severity of common cold symptoms like headaches, pain, fever and fatigue literally within hours.

In addition to reducing the duration and intensity of these symptoms, studies have shown that parenteral administration of high dose vitamin C can help prevent them entirely.



FACT OR FICTION?

IV THERAPY is less effective than ingesting various vitamins or consuming straight from whole foods

Fiction: When you consume foods, their nutrients may already be gone by the time you start consuming them.

When you think about what makes your body healthy and strong, chances are it’s the nutrients that keep you energized and make you feel good.

While many people think about eating well to get their daily dose of vitamins and minerals, these essential nutrients can also be delivered intravenously through an IV nutrient infusion treatment.

As an alternative to taking a pill or enjoying a healthy meal, IV infusions provide complete absorption into the bloodstream, making it the most efficient way to absorb all those benefits quickly—without wasting them due to a poor digestive system or on lost nutrients during cooking and preparation.

In the digestive system, your food passes through several different stages as it is digested, absorbed and used by the body. This means that nutrients are broken down and absorbed at varying rates, depending on the type of food you eat. With IV nutrient infusion treatment; however, nutrients in their purest form are delivered right into the bloodstream, making it the most effective way to reap their benefits completely.


Check out the info graphic below to understand what happens to food when it passes through the digestive system:



FACT OR FICTION?

IN IV THERAPY, IT TAKES A LONG TIME TO FEEL EFFECTS



Fact: An intravenous vitamin infusion is a way to get the vitamins and nutrients you need directly into your bloodstream. It's an easy way to feel better quickly, without taking pills or capsules. When most people think about getting nutrients, they often think about swallowing them in pill form. The issue with that method is that it can take the body anywhere from 12-48 hours to digest solid foods completely. IV therapy is an immediate way for you to feel the effects of all the essential nutrients, compared to when ingested. Once the IV is inserted, the vitamin infusion goes directly into the bloodstream.



The body then uses the vitamins to perform and facilitate many essential functions, including regulating metabolism, creating red blood cells, and maintaining the immune system. You may feel the physical effects, such as increased energy, right away depending on your nutritional and hydration levels. In some cases, you may even see better skin complexion and improved mood for subsequent days. Patients may even feel other effects such as increased energy levels, increased metabolism, and overall improved mood among others.



FACT OR FICTION? IV THERAPY Can Help Improve Quality of Life for People With Chronic Illnesses


Fact: Living with a chronic illness is never easy. Standard treatments for conditions like cancer, psoriasis, Atopic dermatitis and more often have painful and debilitating side effects. While IV nutrients are not a replacement for standard treatments, they are proven to improve quality of life overall.


Research on the effects of intravenous (IV) nutrient treatment on managing chronic illness continues to be promising.

Recently, the National Cancer Institute has reported that breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiation therapy who received IV vitamin C had a better quality of life and fewer side effects than those who did not receive it. While more research is needed, these results are very promising for enhancing quality of life overall.



FACT OR FICTION?

IV THERAPY isn't Suited for Active, Healthy Lifestyles

Fiction: IV nutrient therapies are a beneficial alternative to oral supplements and medications. Not only can IV therapy be used for many types of health problems, it can mend sore muscles, boost the immune system, repair connective tissues and bones, help with post-workout muscle recovery, dehydration, chronic fatigue and much more. Not all IV nutrient treatments are the same. In fact, there are many types that address specific needs. While some help treat cold symptoms or side effects of chronic illnesses, others can help with more common ailments such as migraines, exhaustion, stress, and memory loss. Whatever your need may be, IV nutrient treatments can target it by using specific infusions to alleviate your present condition. By undergoing consistent IV therapies, conditions can be lessened or completely eliminated.



FACT OR FICTION?

IV THERAPY WORKS BEST WITH ONLY ONE TREATMENT

Fiction: A lot of people think IV nutrient treatments are only for special occasions, such as after a night out or when feeling under the weather. The truth is, you can receive daily IVs in order to replenish your body with nutrients and give it strength to perform at its optimal level. For example, some of our most popular services include Rise and Shine and the Fountain of Youth. These treatments are designed to help support the body when need be. IV infusions apply to any circumstance where a person needs a boost of nutrients to help their mind and body perform at their best.



FACT OR FICTION?

IV THERAPY TAKES A LONG TIME

Fiction: IV nutrient treatment can be a great way to instantly boost energy, de-stress and recharge when you feel rundown. It’s also great for folks who work out hard or travel frequently, who need the extra boost but can’t always schedule the time to eat well. The treatment only takes 30-45 minutes, so you can squeeze one into your day whenever you need it most.




FACT OR FICTION?

IV THERAPY is expensive

Fiction: Vitamin IV treatments are among the most popular procedures in alternative health. Regular nutrient injections can help you burn fat, build muscle, and increase energy levels. Buff up your immune system, fight off common infections, improve digestion and much more with this intervention that's cost-effective and safe. Although they may sound high maintenance, regular vitamin infusions are an affordable option because they can get your body re-balanced as effectively as possible—and quickly too!


Remember....Before scheduling an IV treatment, consult your doctor with any and all concerns you might have. Treatment varies greatly in individuals and we want all of our readers to feel knowledgeable and comfortable about their treatment.


Interested in IV Therapy?

Ready to schedule your first IV Drip? Awesome! Check out our medical website to schedule or feel free to contact our office for more information. We are happy to offer this service and we hope you feel a bit more informed about its benefits :)








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