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8 Benefits of IV Therapy

Jenna Hilton
March 8, 2022

Intravenous (IV) therapy is often associated with medical care in hospitals. It’s a treatment in which medication, nutrients, and fluids are administered into the patient’s bloodstream via a tube inserted into the vein.

Medical professionals also recognize IV therapy as an effective wellness and beauty treatment, with numerous benefits that can be achieved with regular use.

The following article lists the most common reasons for using IV therapy and explains the treatment’s benefits.

Many benefits of IV therapy

Eight IV Therapy Benefits

The main advantage of IV therapy over oral administration of medication and nutrients is that it provides instant and high-level absorption.

Medical providers use intravenous therapies with specialized formulas for different patient needs. Depending on the combination of nutrients, the treatment may provide the following benefits:

IV Therapy Provides Instant, High Nutrient Absorption

Medical providers administer IV therapy directly into the patient’s bloodstream, bypassing the digestive system. When medication and nutrients are taken orally, the digestive system metabolizes a portion of vitamins, minerals, and other ingredients, reducing the effectiveness of the therapy.

Intravenous administration enables an absorption rate of 90% of all nutrients in the treatment. Beneficial ingredients are instantly delivered to cells, which then take what they need for recovery and send the rest to waste.

IV Therapy Boosts Your Immunity

Food and supplements are the two main sources of vitamins and minerals we need to function properly and protect our bodies from pathogens. However, the benefits of orally taken nutrients are gradual. IV therapy, on the other hand, provides a quick nutrient boost to reinvigorate the immune system.

The treatment includes a special combination of high-dose antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins to balance health and prevent illness. Commonly found vitamins in IV therapy for immunity include vitamin C, A, E, B12, zinc, magnesium, and selenium.

This type of IV infusion supports the production of white blood cells, increases levels of free-radical-eliminating antioxidants, detoxifies the body, and helps reduce gut inflammation (the gut is the center of the immune system).

IV Therapy Rehydrates the Body

Many patients require IV infusions for rehydration because of an illness, after intense sporting activity, or to cure a hangover. The composition of the cocktail of vitamins and minerals depends on the patient’s state and the cause of dehydration but includes electrolytes such as sodium chloride. IV therapy rehydrates patients in less than an hour.

IV Therapy Supports Healthy Weight Loss

IV therapy is often used in medical weight loss programs. Medical professionals at the Vibrant Vitality Clinic perform lab tests for each patient to determine which combination of medications and supplements best supports the weight loss plan.

The IV therapy cocktail for weight loss includes nutrients that promote a faster metabolism, improve sleep, reduce fatigue and stress, and enhance other factors that contribute to weight loss.

Common medications and supplements used in IV therapy for weight loss include:

  • MIC – a combination of amino acids, sugars, and vitamins that burns fat and supports weight loss.
  • B12 – a vitamin that increases energy.
  • L-Carnitine – an amino acid derivative that helps burn fat, improve metabolism, build muscles, and has antioxidant properties.
  • Vitamin C – a vitamin that stimulates fat molecules to generate energy, supporting weight loss.

IV Therapy Promotes Vibrant Skin

IV therapy is known for its beauty-enhancing potential. The formula used for this purpose often includes a mix of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that hydrate, detoxify, and protect the body, such as:

  • Biotin
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin B complex
  • Magnesium
  • Zinc
  • Glutathione

Their anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and hydrating properties repair damage to the skin caused by free radicals and provide a youthful glow.

IV Therapy Improves Athletic Performance

Professional athletes and people who engage in intense workouts require more vitamins and nutrients than an average person because they sweat more and exert their muscles. IV therapy for athletes helps them boost their energy levels before a sporting event and helps them recover faster after a workout or injury.

These IV cocktails are a mix of nutrients that contain amino acids for muscle and tissue maintenance and vitamins that help rehydrate the body.


Note: Learn more on amino acid IV therapy, and its other benefits.


IV Therapy Calms Feelings of Anxiety

Patient experience shows IV therapy can reduce anxiety and stress. Vitamin, mineral, and nutrient deficiencies often trigger these mental states. A quick infusion of supplements helps remedy mental health issues. IV therapy for anxiety usually includes the following vitamins and minerals:

IV Therapy Improves Mental Clarity

IV therapy helps improve mental health and performance. The most common ingredient in IV therapy for this purpose is a vitamin B complex. Deficiencies of B vitamins result in poor concentration and memory, fatigue, anxiety, stress, and other unpleasant conditions.

Conclusion

IV therapy is an effective treatment for various health, wellness, and beauty issues. If administered at regular intervals, it can support your immune system and help you be in peak physical and mental state all year round.

Jenna Hilton
Jenna Hilton has been a practicing PA since 2009, specializing in Family, Internal Medicine and Medical Aesthetics. She attended Arizona State University where she received her Bachelor's Degree and graduated magna cum laude. She received her Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies from A.T. Still University.

Jenna has been injecting neurotoxin and dermal filler since 2013. She received certification as a Master Injector in 2017 through Empire Medical in Los Angeles, California. She is currently working on a Fellowship Program in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine through the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. Her special interests include use of PLLA, Ablative/Non ablative skin resurfacing, PDO threads, hormone therapy and nutritional therapies to improve cellular regeneration and medically supervised weight loss.

Jenna Hilton believes in a multi-factorial approach, considering internal factors that accelerate aging and disease development. She always enjoys teaching. She co-founded Vibrant EDU courses at Vibrant Skin Bar and regularly performs one-on-one training with fellow injectors. She teaches Aesthetic and Advanced Injectable Courses at National Laser Institute. She has been named Preceptor of the Year and is an Adjunct Faculty Member at Midwestern University. She was born in Iowa, and lives with her husband and three children in Phoenix, AZ.

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