Feeling sluggish, tired, or have brain fog? You could quickly boost your energy and health by taking IV vitamin therapy. For many people, it’s a worthwhile treatment for some health problems.
What is At-Home IV Vitamin Therapy?
This therapy uses an intravenous line to deliver vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients directly into your bloodstream. This bypasses your gastrointestinal system, which can sometimes leave ingested supplements with low bioavailability (aka, you aren’t absorbing them). This type of therapy can only be administered by a trained registered nurse (RN) or doctor. There is no certification for IV therapy, so don’t be fooled.
Because vitamins and minerals are introduced directly to the blood, they use a unique form. You cannot grind up regular supplements and inject them into your blood – that’s dangerous and sometimes fatal.
You will want a blood test to eliminate any health issues that could be made worse by large volumes of fluid or vitamins. Some health conditions, such as hypertension, could worsen with IV therapy. All good companies will require this blood test.
One of the therapies, Meyer’s Cocktail, is the original IV vitamin therapy. It includes magnesium, calcium, B vitamins, and vitamin C, and it was designed to help boost your immune system. Today, there are numerous other cocktail mixes that you can choose from.
But you might not need IV vitamin therapy. Dehydration is a major cause of fatigue, restlessness, brain fog, aches and pains, and many other health issues.
Dr. Sam Torbati, co-chair of emergency medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, says most benefits come from the fluid itself. “Most Americans don’t drink enough water and other fluids, and drips can make them feel better with more energy.”
Before you try vitamin therapy, it’s worth exploring if drinking more water will help alleviate some of your health issues.
Which Vitamins Can Be Found in At-Home IV Vitamin Therapy?
Most mixes have the same nutrients. They can include:
- Vitamin B Complex
- Vitamin B12
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin D
These IV drips can help with some health issues:
- Energy Issues
- Immune Boosters
- Beauty Treatments
- Brain Health
- Jet Lag
- Migraines & Headaches
- Morning Sickness
- So much more
But there are some things it can’t do:
- Burn fat
- Remove heavy metals (IV drips are used in hospital settings for this, not at-home treatments)
- Prevent or cure cancer
- Cure diseases
Many disreputable hacks claim IV therapy can do much more than proven. Don’t believe the claims that it can help you lose weight or remove heavy metals. It’s not an instant cure for long-term problems. It’s not a cure for anything. It only supplements specific vitamins and nutrients your body needs for a short time.
What’s the Cost?
IV vitamin therapy can be expensive, between $250 and $500. Additionally, insurance rarely covers this supplement. But they can be well worth the investment if you have specific health issues.
If you want a boost in your health, IV vitamin therapy is an option. It requires a significant investment of money and time, but the results can make you feel better almost instantly!
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