HOW DOES IV THERAPY WORK AND WHY?
IV Therapy works by administering Vitamins, Minerals and Antioxidants directly into the bloodstream intravenously (IV). When administered via this route our bodies can absorb 100% of the vitamins because it does not pass through the gastrointestinal (GI) system. Vitamins can also be injected intramuscularly (IM) which also bypasses the GI system and allows for near 100% absorption although the amount that can be given IM in a Booster shot is a much smaller dosage than IV treatments due to absorption rates.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN IV THERAPIES, IV PUSHES AND BOOSTER SHOTS?
IV Therapies are administered intravenously directly into the bloodstream allowing for 100% absorption of vitamins and minerals. This allows for a larger volume of vitamins to be administered because our cells can absorb them faster. IV treatments require a placement of a catheter in the vein that is secured during treatment. Treatments include normal saline fluids of either 500mL or 1000mL and a blend of vitamins and minerals depending on your individual needs. Treatments typically last 30-60 minutes depending on the individual and amount of fluid per treatment.
IV Pushes are also administered intravenously as well. They do not include the hydration fluids that the IV Therapies offer. Instead you receive a smaller dosage of vitamins and minerals but again with 100% absorption. These treatments can be effective for those not wanting to receive fluid, in a time crunch, but still seeking a higher dosage of vitamins and minerals than Booster Shots offer. Treatments typically last 10-15 minutes.
Booster Shots are administered intramuscularly in either the deltoid or gluteus muscle. This allows for an absorption rate similar to IV Therapies but at a smaller dosage. They can be given with a blend of up to 3 vitamins per injection. We also offer our specially formulated Booster Blends which combine vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants blended for specific needs. Treatments are quick and easy, lasting seconds.
HOW LONG DO THE EFFECTS OF TREATMENTS LAST?
IV administered treatments can maintain the bodies stores for 2-3 weeks. Individual results vary based on one’s overall health and needs. Treatments are recommended every 2-4 weeks once optimal levels have been reached and to maintain optimal health and wellness. Some individuals who seek IV therapy for chronic medical conditions may require more frequent therapy.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I BE GETTING TREATMENTS?
Generally, we believe that optimal levels of vitamins and minerals are best maintained with treatments every 2 weeks. This can vary greatly based on one’s health and reason for treatments. Individuals with chronic conditions may benefit from weekly therapy and others may maintain levels with monthly treatments, once they have achieved optimal levels. Levels can also be maintained with Booster Shots and IV Pushes in between IV therapy treatments. We offer testing which can help us better determine your individual needs.
WHO ADMINISTERS THE IV THERAPIES?
Treatments are administered by Board Certified Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants and Physicians.
WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR PRODUCTS?
Our products are sourced from FDA Regulated Sterile Compounding 503B pharmacies. Our IV Therapies are specially blended in office under a laminar flow hood which provides a sterile environment for the safe blending of therapies.