FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
frequently asked questions
Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin, which makes it easy for the body to absorb. It is a potent antioxidant that helps support and increase healthy immune function. It is known to have natural antiviral properties that make it great for keeping illness at bay.
When getting an IV treatment, it can take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour for your body to take in a full IV bag of fluids. We generally tell people to plan for an hour-long treatment.
IV nutritional therapy is a therapeutic treatment using intravenous fluids to rehydrate and revive your body. IV hydration bypasses the digestive system and absorbs much more quickly and completely than fluids or supplements taken orally.
IV hydration works by delivering the hydration and essential nutrients your body craves directly into your bloodstream. Bypassing the digestive system means you’ll feel the effect of the fluids, electrolytes and vitamins more quickly and benefit from 100% absorption. When you take vitamins by mouth (whether in pill, powder or liquid form) there’s a limit to how much gets absorbed (this can be affected by your genetics, overall health, age, metabolism and other factors) – roughly around 50%. IV vitamins get absorbed much more quickly and at a much higher percentage (around 90%). When you have higher concentrations of vitamins and nutrients in your bloodstream, it means your cells benefit from increased uptake so you feel the effects more.
It is generally used to boost mood, increase energy, concentration, mental function, and to assist the immune system. It has also been known to help with nerve damage, depression or sleep disorders, allergies, and infections.
We’ll start out by having you sign a medical waiver, just to ensure your health and safety. Your selected bag of IV fluids will then be prepared while we get you seated and situated. Feel free to grab a drink or a snack beforehand. Our certified nurse will take your blood pressure and heart rate, then proceed with your treatment. The nurse will locate a vein in your arm or hand and insert an IV catheter into it. It’ll sting a little initially, but after that there should be no pain. The nurse will then adjust the IV to set it to the correct rate of flow for your body.
IV fluids are also known as a saline solution. This sterile solution is made of sodium chloride and water. This liquid is the foundation of every IV solution, providing essential hydration, diluting medications, and facilitating the delivery of vitamins throughout the body. Commonly seen ingredients in an IV vitamin drip are vitamin C, B vitamins, magnesium, and calcium. IV treatments may also contain amino acids (the building blocks of protein) and antioxidants, such as glutathione.
Amino acids, often referred to as the building blocks of proteins, are compounds that play many critical roles in your body. They’re needed for vital processes like the building of proteins and synthesis of hormones and neurotransmitters. Amino Acids are a natural way to boost athletic performance, improve mood, build muscle, and regulate your immune function – and we offer it as an injection.
Toradol is an anti-inflamatory drug that helps reduce inflamation and pain in the body, and is used for moderate to severe pain. We offer it as add-on injections for our IV treatments.
Side effects are rare and usually minor. Some side effects may include: Bruising and soreness around the injection area, cooling sensation in the arm, a metallic taste in the mouth and/or a brief flushed feeling. Less common side effects include a risk of infection or an allergic reaction to the treatment. All side effects are short lived and completely treatable.