How Effective Are IV Vitamin and Hydration Treatments?

If you’ve ever been in the hospital, it’s likely you’ve had an IV. Intravenous therapy is a method used to deliver drugs, nutrients or hydrating fluids to a person’s body directly into their bloodstream through a vein in their arm. IVs are a vital tool in health care, and hospitals wouldn’t be the same without them.

But lately, different types of IV therapies have become popular. Many companies now offer IV therapies that provide vitamins or hydration. Do IV vitamin treatments work? And how well does IV hydration work? Read on to learn more.

What’s in an IV vitamin treatment?

Depending on your treatment needs, there are several different types of IV vitamin therapies available to you. The most common treatment is known as a Myers cocktail, after the late Baltimore physician John A. Myers. A typical Myers cocktail contains saline, vitamin C, B vitamins, magnesium and calcium. Other versions of this cocktail are available with glutathione and zinc.

What’s in an IV hydration treatment?

This will depend on various factors, including your age, medical history and reason for receiving an IV hydration treatment. One example of an IV hydration treatment used for athletic recovery contains fluids, vitamin B6, multivitamins, magnesium and pain relief. Another type of hydration therapy consists mainly of electrolytes such as potassium, calcium, sulfate, magnesium and B vitamins.

What are these treatments used for?

IV vitamin and hydration treatments can be used for a wide variety of ailments. Each treatment contains different vitamins, so the effects vary, but people have used IV treatments for:

  • Hangovers
  • Weight loss
  • Jet lag
  • Chronic pain
  • Boosting immunity
  • Body detoxification
  • Improved focus
  • Clearer skin
  • Raising libido
  • Migraines
  • Asthma
  • Fibromyalgia

What makes IV therapies different from oral therapies like supplements and sports drinks?

While it’s true you can receive health benefits from taking vitamins and supplements orally and consuming sports drinks for hydration, the mechanism of action is not the same. The vitamin or liquid goes into your stomach first, which absorbs and breaks down the valuable nutrients you’re trying to administer. Having those vitamins and nutrients delivered into your body intravenously by a trained professional offers a higher concentration of those substances and gets them into your body more rapidly.

How effective are these IV treatments?

At this point, you still might be wondering how well IV hydration and vitamin treatments work.

Dr. Erika Schwartz, who founded a New York City wellness center called Evolved Science, states, “Anyone who wants to feel and look their best can benefit from an IV infusion. The benefits are numerous: improved mental clarity, immune boosting and defense against viruses and flu, body and mind fine tuning and even clearer, smoother skin.”

Dr. Debra Sullivan, who is a nurse educator, adds, “Variations of IV therapy have been prescribed by doctors and administered by qualified nurses for over a century. It’s a quick and efficient way to deliver fluids or medication into the body’s circulation.”

Call today for your IV vitamin or hydration treatment

Now that you know some more about IV vitamin and hydration treatments, call Chemique Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to schedule yours today. We’d be more than happy to discuss some of the benefits of IV treatments with you and help get you feeling better.