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Everything You Need to Know About IV Infusion Therapy

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7.12.21

BY: DR. KYON HOOD, MD

If you’ve been diagnosed with a chronic medical condition or just haven’t been feeling yourself lately, finding something to help can feel like throwing darts at a wall.

If you’ve been diagnosed with a chronic medical condition or just haven’t been feeling yourself lately, finding something to help can feel like throwing darts at a wall.

There are so many ways you could go about finding relief, but some are expensive, others come with life-threatening or icky side effects, and then there are the ones you’ve tried with no luck.

Sometimes finding that bullseye can seem close to impossible.

But just when you’re ready to accept that your new life consists of living with aches, pain, and other uncomfortable symptoms, you hear about infusion therapy — what is it? Are there any risks? And, will it actually help?

You have questions, and we have answers. Read on as we explore this increasingly popular treatment to tell you everything you need to know about IV infusion therapy. Let’s dive in!

IV Infusion Therapy: What You Need To Know

Also known under the monikers of intravenous or IV therapy, infusion therapy involves administering fluids and nutrients — you guessed it — intravenously.

This is done by injecting a tiny needle directly into the person’s arm, receiving the therapy, allowing for a much more effective treatment.

Why Is Infusion Therapy So Effective?

Why is infusion therapy so effective, you ask? Well, simply put, it’s because the intravenous (which means, “into the vein”) route is the fastest way that fluids, meds, and essential nutrients can enter the body through the bloodstream.

That said, nutrients go directly into circulation and can be used by the body immediately. While taking in nutrients orally is much more common, when you ingest nutrients by mouth, they typically don’t receive all of the wonderful benefits that they have to offer. 

This is due to many different things, such as the gut’s inability to process nutrients properly and the low tolerance for vitamin and mineral dosages.

Thankfully, infusion therapy completely eradicates this issue because intravenous administration allows you to receive the nutrients you need in full – not just the nutrients that made it through your digestive system!

Think about it: would you rather spend your hard-earned paycheck on a plethora of supplements from the vitamin store that your body won’t fully absorb? Or would you prefer a treatment that you know will be 100 percent effective because it goes directly into your bloodstream, allowing you to experience its effects in as little as 30 minutes? 

If you ask us, we choose the latter.

What Are The Common Uses Of Infusion Therapy?

So, what exactly is infusion therapy used for? Well, believe it or not, this increasingly popular treatment is used for many different reasons. Here are a few of them:

Relief From Hangovers

After a night of overindulging in one too many cocktails with the besties, feeling absolutely terrible in the morning tends to follow suit. A pounding headache, an angry stomach, and a desire to keep the curtains closed are all telltale signs of a hangover.

For anyone who has ever experienced one, you know firsthand how awful they can be. A hangover can make it tough to concentrate or get anything done, ultimately ruining your entire day.

Usually, chugging as much H2O as humanly possible with round-the-clock OTC pain meds is the go-to hangover remedy, but in most cases, the cure for a bad hangover is to sleep it off. Well, in the busy world we live in, sleeping 24 hours is not exactly something everyone has the luxury of doing (work, kids, etc.). So, what’s one to do?

Hangover Relief IV Therapy. This type of treatment helps to promote relief fast. Instant hydration to your bloodstream is the first step to combatting the dehydration associated with icky hangovers.

But that’s not all; a powerful anti-inflammatory and detoxifying mix – like the one offered through ivee– will help to kick those annoying symptoms to the curb quickly. This way, you can get out of bed and back to what matters most, your life.

Athletic Recovery

After a tough workout, it’s not uncommon to feel sore and a little fatigued. Whether you’ve hit the gym to pump iron or just got done running a 5K, sometimes a little boost is all you need to feel better.

Athletic Recovery IV Therapy does wonders for athletes and fitness fanatics who are looking to spend less time recovering at home and more time focusing on exercise capacity. Powerful ingredients like amino acids can help decrease muscle loss while improving metabolism, which is key to enhancing athletic performance.

Immunity Support

Your immune system is so incredibly important because it helps to fight off infection to keep the body healthy. That said, we can still get sick. 

Whether you’re worried about catching a bug – especially during cold and flu season – or you’re already feeling under the weather, Immunity IV Therapy can help to beef up your immune system. 

A blend like this from ivee helps to strengthen your defenses to fight against current illnesses while building up protection for future ailments. Zinc is the main ingredient which is a key contributor to not just immune but also metabolic function.

What Does The Process Look Like?

Intravenous therapy is easy and safe. Traditionally, it took place under medical supervision in an office, but with great companies like ivee, you can skip the waiting room and receive infusion therapy in the comfort of your own home.

A Registered Nurse will come to your home and place an IV line into your vein, which is connected to a liter of hydration. Treatment is nearly painless, with most patients feeling only a small pinch during IV administration.

The bag is then hung above you on an IV pole to allow gravity to work its magic in delivering fluid directly to your veins over time. Contrary to popular belief, a needle doesn’t stay in your vein for the entirety of your treatment – just the IV line!

Treatment tends to vary from person to person, as everyone absorbs hydration at different rates, but you can expect your infusion therapy to last anywhere between 30 minutes to an hour.

There are some therapies that can take up to four hours, like NAD+ IV Therapy, but seeing as these treatments optimize your own cells’ nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) levels to rev up and provide you with more immediate energy as well as fight the physical effects of aging, combat chronic fatigue, improve sleep quality and more — we’d say extra time is well worth it!

The benefits of infusion therapy will begin to take effect almost immediately, lasting up to 72 hours following treatment. So the next time you feel like you could use a little pick-me-up — you know exactly what to do!

Infusion therapy helps you to feel like your best self so you can take on the day, get things done, and thrive. What’s not to love?

A Final Word

Thinking about giving infusion therapy a shot? Once you give it a try, you’ll immediately understand why it’s quickly becoming a very popular method for treatment.

Here at ivee, our mission is to provide the safest and most enjoyable wellness experience possible. So, we’ve curated a team of the most skilled nurses on the planet, with years and years of experience under their belts.

Whether you’re looking to boost immunity, improve athletic performance, or kick a pesky hangover to the curb, we have what you need to feel your best!

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