THE PROS AND CONS OF VITAMIN IV THERAPY
May 1st, 2022
When studying IV therapy, it’s critical to weigh all of the pros and cons of getting a drip. Instead of you having to scour the internet for answers on questionable websites, we’d like to set out all of the advantages and disadvantages in front of you.
There will be no sugarcoating. There will be no embellishment. We’ll lay everything out for you so you can decide if vitamin IV therapy is best for you. We can also assist you in determining which components are compatible with your wellness objectives.
THESE ARE THE 9 BENEFITS OF IV THERAPY
Intravenous therapy is abbreviated as “IV,” with “intra-” meaning “inside” or “within,” and “venous” referring to the veins. IV treatment is a technique for delivering fluids to the body through the blood vessels. So, when we talk about the advantages of IV therapy, we’re talking about both the IV approach and the substances in the drip you’ve chosen.
1. IT IS THE QUICKEST WAY TO GET ESSENTIAL NUTRIENTS INTO YOUR BODY.
Traditional oral supplements require nutrients to pass through your digestive system and be processed for absorption before they can enter your bloodstream. IV treatment eliminates the need for digestion. Intravenously administered supplements are immediately available to your body. There is no nutrient degradation, and there is no waiting period. Everything your body needs will be absorbed, while anything it doesn’t will be filtered out and ejected.
2. CAN ASSIST IN THE TREATMENT OF CERTAIN ILLNESSES
IV treatment is most well-known for its ability to hydrate the body and help you feel better. It can also help with Crohn’s illness, ulcerative colitis, colon cancer, and cystic fibrosis, all of which damage the digestive tract. Because those conditions might make it difficult to absorb certain vitamins and minerals, IV treatment can assist supply those nutrients without causing intestinal distress.
For more information, see our nutritional drips page.
3. SUPPORTS HEALTHFUL CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH
IV therapy, depending on the substances in your drip bag, can have a significant impact on your cardiovascular health. Certain amino acids, such as arginine and ornithine, can help relax your blood vessels, lowering your blood pressure. Minerals like magnesium and calcium can also aid in the regulation of blood vessel contraction and dilation.
We recommend the following supplements if you’re interested in the cardiovascular benefits of IV therapy:
- Sulfate of magnesium
- Tri Aminos
4. PROVIDES NATURAL ENERGY TO YOUR BODY
Instead of sugary sodas and dubious energy drinks, turn to a more natural solution: vitamins! The key is in the energy-producing qualities of B vitamins and amino acids, which are the body’s building blocks for protein.
B vitamins and amino acids are both considered vital elements that your body requires to live. An IV infusion of those can help you improve your body’s natural energy levels while also reducing your cravings for harmful foods and beverages.
If you need a quick energy boost, inquire with the licensed nurse who is providing your IV about the following:
- Lipoic acid (alpha-lipoic acid) is a kind of
- The B-Complex (all eight essential B vitamins)
- B12 (cobalamin)
- B9 is a B-complex vitamin.
5. AN EFFECTIVE WAY TO GET ANTIOXIDANTS TO HELP YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM
Free radicals are naturally occurring chemicals that can produce oxidative stress, which is linked to a variety of illnesses, including depression, heart disease, and cancer. Vitamin C, for example, is an antioxidant that protects your body from free radicals. Furthermore, antioxidants like vitamin C—as well as minerals like zinc—help the body fight infection by boosting the immune system.
Boost your immunity and improve your drip:
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant.
6. ASSISTS WITH MAINTAINING A HEALTHY WEIGHT
Weight reduction, no matter how much you exercise or eat your greens, can be difficult at times. By turning fat into pure fuel at the cellular level, IV vitamins can help you lose weight faster.
While each IV clinic has its own recipe, Bounce Hydration uses carnitine and alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) to burn fat and convert it into usable energy. Carnitine, an amino acid, and ALA, a well-known antioxidant, both cooperate with your mitochondria to increase metabolism and fat breakdown.
7. ONE OF THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAYS TO GET RID OF A HANGOVER
Alcohol, being a diuretic, causes your body to lose water, dehydrating you. While it may appear to be hydrating because you’re sipping a beverage with ice in the cup, alcohol has the opposite effect. One of the key contributing elements to your hangover symptoms is dehydration.
In few minutes, an IV infusion restores that lost water and “heal” your hangover. It also contains electrolytes, most often sodium chloride, which aid in the relief of dehydration symptoms such as weariness, dizziness, and thirst. Anti-nausea and anti-inflammatories are added to some drip spas to deal with the additional negative effects of drinking.
8. ASSISTS IN THE PROCESS OF WOUND HEALING
IV therapy may also help to speed up the healing of wounds. Vitamin infusions can help heal wounds and mend damaged cells, depending on the nutrient-rich cocktail you choose. It can also help your skin, which is your body’s first line of protection against disease and infection.
Here’s what we think you should do with your drip:
- Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant.
9. REDUCES THE SIGNIFICANCE OF AGEING
Glutathione, sometimes known as the “King of Antioxidants,” is a workhorse nutrient that benefits your body in a variety of ways, the most notable of which is its anti-aging properties.
- Repair the cells that have been harmed.
- Detoxification of the liver
- Improve your immune system’s performance
- Assist in the management of autoimmune disease symptoms
- Assist in the breakdown (metabolism) of toxins
- Defend yourself from free radicals.
THE 3 DISADVANTAGES OF IV THERAPY
There’s always a negative side to good news, as there is to most things in life. However, we feel that the benefits of IV therapy far exceed the disadvantages, which may all be managed with the help of qualified healthcare professionals. Despite this, we’ll share them with you and explain how we deal with them.
1. THE RISK OF INFECTION IS SMALL
An infection is always a possibility when getting a shot or injection. Any penetration of the skin, whether it’s a papercut or cardiothoracic surgery, exposes the body to infections from the outside. IV hydration is no different.
We only use registered nurses and certified healthcare experts who have received their training in a university or healthcare setting to administer your IV drip at Bounce Hydration. We’ve taken the most stringent precautions to ensure that there’s almost little possibility of infection.
2. BRUISING, REDNESS, OR ITCHING CAN OCCUR AROUND THE INJECTION SITE.
It can take a few tries to pin those veins down because they’re slippery little buggers. Even if we get it right the first time, there may be some bruising, redness, or irritation around the injection site.
This is typical and indicates that your immune system is in good working order. Inflammation and redness are indicators that something is amiss with your body (i.e. a catheter tube is in your vein). Fortunately, any discomfort lasts only a few minutes, if at all, and rarely for several days.
3. IT CAN CAUSE SOME DISCOMFORT.
We understand if you’re terrified of injections. Some of us are as well! An IV drip, on the other hand, does not require you to have a needle in your body the entire time. Our nurses pierce the skin with a needle before inserting the catheter. This is the plastic tube via which your drip will be delivered. We remove the needle once the catheter is in place, and you won’t have to worry about anything.
We’ve got you covered if you’re scared about the initial poke. We numb the region with lidocaine spray beforehand, so you only feel a tiny nudge rather than a sting. To understand more, see our article on how to overcome your phobia of needles.
CHOICES, CHOICES, CHOICES…
Now that we’ve put it all out, where do we go from here? Schedule your drip and select the components you want if you’re ready to reap the benefits of IV vitamin treatment for yourself. Our nurses have put together a pre-selected menu of trademark drips to target most wellness goals. However, don’t let it stop you from creating your own personalized drip!
We understand if you’re still undecided. If you’d like to speak with one of our team members, we’d be happy to do so and resolve your issues.
Need More Help?
If you aren’t sure if IV Therapy is the right choice for you feel free to reach out to a local IV Therapy clinic, like IVitality.ept. We are happy to answer any questions you might have regarding your physical well-being.