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FAQ - IV Nutrient Therapy

What is IV nutrient therapy?

Intravenous (IV) nutrient therapy is an effective method of delivering and absorbing key nutrients via your veins. Because these nutrients are injected, we’re bypassing the gastrointestinal system, so nutrients are 100% absorbed by the bloodstream, where they can be immediately utilized.  

Hippocrates, also known as the father of medicine, said “Let food be thy medicine.”  While a diet in whole natural foods is very important for optimal health, because of farming practices and availability, it is hard to get all the nutrients we need from our food supply.  IV nutrients can bridge that gap and boost health and wellness.

 

What ailments are addressed by IV nutrient therapy?

There is a “cocktail” for nearly any condition, and we recommend it for overall wellbeing! IV nutrient therapy supports:

  • Anti-aging
  • Allergies/asthma
  • Athletic performance
  • Chronic fatigue and brain fog
  • Detoxification
  • Energy improvement
  • Hangovers
  • Headaches and migraine
  • Improved immunity
  • Longevity

 

Can’t I just take vitamins for my nutrients?

When taken orally, only a fraction (20-40% or less) of the essential nutrients are absorbed due to a variety of factors: unhealthy diet, insufficient essential nutrients, widespread prevalence of gastrointestinal problems, chronic illness and more. With IV nutrient therapy, 100% of the nutrients are absorbed into the bloodstream, where they can immediately be used by your body.

 

I hate shots - is IV nutrient therapy for me?

The temporary discomfort from placing the IV in is far outweighed by the benefits you’ll see with IV nutrient therapy. We have a trained registered nurse (RN) or medical professional administering the IV, so you won’t be poked unnecessarily!

 

Is this safe for children?

While IV therapies are safe for kids, our drip blends are designed for adults.  In specific circumstances, our medical staff can consult with your pediatrician and design a protocol designed to target a specific condition.

 

How long are IV nutrient therapy drips?

Depending on the “cocktail” you select, they can last between 30-90 minutes to infuse. The difference in infusion rate depends on the total fluid amount and the viscosity of the “cocktail” infusing.  

Your hands will be free so you can relax, listen to music, read or do your work while you receive your IV nutrient therapy. Feel free to bring your device and headphones.

 

How many sessions does it take until I see results from an IV drip?

Benefits can be seen after the first session, and with regular treatments, safe and lasting effects can be achieved.

 

Can you create specific “nutrient cocktails” based on my individual needs?

Yes! We invite you to consult with our medical team to create an IV nutrient plan based on your concerns and needs.

 

Do you offer other treatments besides the IV drips?

Certain nutrients do not require the fluid or as much fluid and can be slowly injected intravenously.  This form of treatment is called an “IV push”.  IV push treatments take about 10  minutes to administer.  Intramuscular injections are also available and are very quick.