What is IV Vitamin Therapy?
Intravenous (IV) vitamin therapy is an increasing popular treatment that is a way to give high concentrations of vitamins, minerals, and hydration directly into the blood stream. This allows rapid absorption of higher doses of vitamins and minerals than if a person got them through food or supplements. Depending on what your body needs, any vitamin or mineral can be infused by IV. The liquids are administered through a small tube inserted into the vein, typically taking anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour to infuse.
Who should get IV Vitamin Therapy?
IV vitamin treatments became popular due to celebrities swearing by them. The average person, looking to receive their vitamins can get a IV vitamin bag. Before vitamin bags were more mainstream, they were used for individuals who suffered from low energy levels or a weakened immune system. It is also common for athletes to receive these treatments, as their body is depleted of minerals and vitamins from their activity. Overall, individuals choose IV vitamin therapy because it:
- cures hangovers
- increases levels of energy and reduces fatigue
- makes skin healthier
- boosts the immune system
- relieves stress, anxiety, and depression
- eliminates toxins from the body
- and more
What are possible side effects?
When taking IV vitamin therapy, the body becomes more vulnerable to infection. If you receive therapy too often, there is the possibility of nutritional imbalances. For instance, too much vitamin C can increase your chances of developing kidney stones, or over-hydration can cause nausea or headaches. Overall, it is important to know of any medical conditions you have as well as what minerals and vitamins your body lacks or has enough of. Consult your doctor before starting IV vitamin therapy, to know what is best for your body.
What does Preston's Pharmacy offer?
Preston’s Pharmacy offers varied IV vitamin bags, depending on your specific needs.
Wellness & Hydration
The Wellness & Hydration bag consists of B vitamins and Lactated Ringer’s, which is used to replace water and electrolyte loss. This is a great overall boost!
The Hangover bag also consists of B vitamins and Lactated Ringer’s, but also has Ketorolac and Ondansetron, all used in treating a hangover. Ketorolac is used to treat pain, including headaches, and Ondansetron is used to prevent nausea. These two medications are pushed separately, after the vitamin bag.
The Immune bag consists of B vitamins, Methylcobalamin, which is used to treat vitamin B12 deficiencies, absorbic acid (vitamin C), Zinc, which helps grow cells and aids in a healthy immune system, and normal saline, which boosts hydration and electrolytes. This IV bag is the perfect combination of vitamins and minerals to treat and boost your immune system.
The Myer’s Cocktail was the first IV vitamin therapy created by John Myers. The Myer’s Cocktail includes B vitamins, Methylcobalmin, vitamin C, Zinc, normal saline, and Magnesium, which supports muscle and nerve function, as well as increase energy production.
Glutathione is essential for the immune system’s proper functioning and is vital in building and repairing tissue.
Contact a pharmacist today to discover what IV vitamin bag is right for you! Learn more about all that Preston’s has to offer on our blog page!