The acronym “IV” stands for intravenous therapy, “intra-” meaning within or inside and “venous” relating to the veins. Thus, IV therapy is a method of administering fluids into the body via the blood vessels, and it’s the fastest way possible to deliver essential nutrients to your body.
An IV drip involves a small needle, IV tubing and a saline-based electrolyte solution that contains your selected vitamins and nutrients. An IV drip delivers these essential nutrients and fluids directly into your bloodstream, bypassing your digestive tract. There’s no wait time, and the nutrition is instantly available to remedy your body’s health and wellness needs.
IV drips contain electrolytes, minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants. Each concoction differs depending on the health and wellness needs of each patient.
The most common ingredients that go into IVs include:
Saline: This is a solution of salt in water and is the most common type of fluid for IVs. A Saline solution is great for dehydration and hangovers.
Vitamins: The benefits of vitamins and antioxidants are essential, as they can give us a boost of energy, strengthen our immune system and so much more.
Electrolytes and minerals: These essential elements and compounds hydrate our body, regulate nerve and muscle function, regulate blood pressure, and more. Besides sodium, your body needs potassium, calcium, bicarbonate, magnesium, chloride and phosphate — all of which are electrolytes and minerals.
Antioxidants: These help in reducing the oxidative stress caused due to environmental pollution, smoking, alcohol, infections, stress, unhealthy diet and other factors. They help fight the free radicals (which damage cell DNA), produced during oxidative stress.
IS IV THERAPY SAFE?
Yes, IV therapy is very safe. All of our vitamins are medically approved and go through high levels of testing before they’re made available to our clients. All IV drips are administered by a registered nurse and with guidance from our medical director. Before any client receives IV therapy, we evaluate their health history.