A Quick Guide To IV Vitamin Infusions

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Dr. Trever Wilkins, DO
Medical Director

If you follow any of the latest trends in beauty and health, you’ve heard about IV therapy. Now, sticking a needle in your veins (under medical administration) might not sound like fun to most people. But it’s actually not as unpleasant as it sounds.

In fact, IV hydration therapy (aka IV drip or infusion) comes with a slew of benefits. And you don’t have to be sick to sign up for treatment. Many health-conscious individuals want to try IV therapy just to get a health boost where the body is lacking.

What Is IV Therapy?

So, what is IV therapy, anyway? IV is short for intravenous- in the vein. That means you will receive the healing liquid substance you choose directly into your veins through a tube. Individuals may want to receive drip therapy for hydration, replenish vitamin levels, detox the blood, or for another reason (like weight loss).

Fun Fact: The first IV nutrition therapy was developed by Dr. John Myers in the ’70s. It’s a practice that has been developing for over five decades now.

How Does IV Therapy Work?

Do you remember visiting a hospital and seeing patients hooked up to a long tube that’s connected to a bag full of fluid, watching it slowly drip?

That’s the same concept, except you could be an athlete receiving a vitamin boost for 30 minutes. Or you could be getting a 45-minute detox infusion to clear your body of toxins.

IV infusions work by breaking down vitamins and minerals at a higher absorption rate in the body. If you take a vitamin by mouth, the absorption rate is only 50%. But if dripped through infusion, absorption jumps to 90%. The incredibly fast and thorough absorption rate is why many people who suffer from vitamin deficiencies or illness choose infusion therapy to complement their oral medications.

Types of IV Therapy

You are not limited to just one type of IV therapy. There are several different varieties you should be aware of. Keep in mind this is not a full listing.

  • Immune System Support
  • Detoxification
  • Migraine Relief
  • Athletic Performance
  • Hangover Relief
  • Pregnancy Symptom Relief
  • Skin Repair

What’s in the IV bag will depend on what you choose. But each “concoction” will contain vitamins, minerals, and a hydration base. The types of vitamins will vary.

Trusted IV Therapy Practitioners in Eastern Arizona

Find the infusion that’s best for you with the help of friendly medical professionals. Optimize You Mobile IV Therapy hosts some of the best IV Therapy practitioners in Arizona. Along with our amazing team, we offer all the best drips: hydration IV, NAD+, Detoxifier IV, Athlete IV, Migraine Relief IV, and more.

If you’re curious about infusion therapy, we recommend you book an appointment with our experts. That way, you can gain in-depth knowledge about the practice and feel comfortable getting a procedure simultaneously. Because education and knowledge are part of the process toward becoming a healthier you.

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