What is IV Hydration Therapy?
Vitamin hydration therapy involves inserting an IV line into a vein in your arm to administer fluids full of electrolytes — these could include magnesium, potassium, B vitamins, sulfate, or calcium, to name a few. The exact combination of fluids will depend on several factors — your age, medical history, existing medical conditions, and the severity of the dehydration. The duration of treatment typically lasts between 30 – 45 minutes
What are the Benefits of IV Vitamin Therapy
1. It works faster. When a person takes hydration orally, they have to wait for the fluids to go through the gastrointestinal tract. This can take a long time. On the other hand, since hydration infusion is inserted directly into a vein, the solution goes straight into your bloodstream, which provides a faster absorption than when taken orally.
2. It can be customized for you. Healthcare professionals take into account your height, weight, gender, medical history, existing medical conditions, and the severity of your dehydration before deciding which type of fluids would work best for you. Using this information, they create a custom solution designed to target what you need.
3. Shorter recovery time. Since the vitamins, electrolytes, and nutrients in hydration therapy reach your bloodstream immediately, you’ll start feeling better much sooner than if you take oral hydration. This is especially crucial when a person is experiencing life-threatening symptoms.
4. It detoxifies your system. Immediate hydration improves blood supply to vital organs — such as your liver and kidneys., In turn, this allows them to flush out toxins from your body more efficiently.
5. It’s easier on your digestive system. In severe cases of dehydration, attempting to drink a large amount of fluids can overload your digestive system. This causes it to flush out what you’re drinking without actually absorbing the vitamins, electrolytes, and nutrients your body needs to recover.
Are there any risks associated with IV Vitamin Therapy
Yes. However, these risks are minor and are far outweighed by the benefits. Specifically, you could have an infection at the injection site where the IV needle is inserted. In addition, the IV could become dislodged from the vein — causing the fluids to enter the tissues surrounding the vein. A simple solution for this latter complication involves a healthcare professional reinserting the IV correctly and providing you with a warm compress to prevent or reduce swelling.
Do you Accept Insurance?
Unfortunately, IV Vitamin Therapy is not covered by insurance, therefore payment is required at the time of visit.