What is IV Therapy?
IV hydration therapy is a medical treatment that involves administering fluids, electrolytes, and other nutrients directly into the bloodstream through an intravenous (IV) line. This method of hydration bypasses the digestive system and delivers essential fluids and nutrients directly to the cells, which can be especially beneficial for many people.
How Does IV Therapy Work?
The way IV hydration therapy works is by delivering fluids, electrolytes, vitamins, and other nutrients directly into the bloodstream through an IV line. This method bypasses the digestive system, which can be especially beneficial for people who may have difficulty absorbing.
What are some of the most common benefits of IV therapy?
The benefits of IV hydration therapy can vary depending on the individual’s needs, but in general, it can help:
- Rehydrate the body quickly and effectively: IV hydration therapy can replenish fluids and electrolytes lost due to dehydration from exercise, illness, or other factors.
- Boost immune function: Certain IV hydration therapy formulas contain vitamins and minerals that can help support immune function, which can be especially helpful during cold and flu season.
- Relieve symptoms of hangovers: IV hydration therapy can alleviate symptoms of hangovers, such as headaches and nausea, by replenishing fluids and electrolytes lost due to alcohol consumption.
- Improve athletic performance: IV hydration therapy can enhance athletic performance by providing essential nutrients and electrolytes needed for optimal muscle function.
How Long Does IV Therapy Take?
Typically, most IV therapy takes around 30-45 minutes depending upon your body. NAD+ therapy can take anywhere from 90 minutes to 3 hours, also dependent upon how your body is responding to NAD
Is IV Therapy Safe?
We take the safety of our members very seriously. Treatments will only be administered from a fully trained and vetted RN under supervision of a physician. Generally IV therapy is known to be safe with a very limited number of serious side effects. Some minor and temporary side effects may include possible soreness and bruising on the injection side. Far less common side effects include risk of infection or allergic reaction.
What are the side effects of hydration therapy?
Side effects of hydration therapy may include bruising or soreness at the injection site, dizziness, nausea, and allergic reactions. It is important to discuss any concerns or questions you may have with your healthcare provider before undergoing the treatment
How does IV therapy enhance athletic performance
IV therapy in athletics suggest the following potential benefits:
- Hydration: Proper hydration is crucial for athletic performance. IV therapy can deliver fluids directly into the bloodstream, ensuring quick rehydration and electrolyte replenishment, which may be beneficial for athletes participating in intense training sessions or endurance events.
- Nutrient delivery: IV therapy can provide a direct and rapid delivery of essential nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants. These nutrients are involved in various metabolic processes and can support energy production, muscle recovery, and immune function.
- Enhanced recovery: Intense exercise can lead to muscle damage and oxidative stress. IV therapy with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents may help reduce exercise-induced inflammation, promote tissue repair, and aid in faster recovery between training sessions or competitions.
- Improved energy levels: IV therapy can include vitamin B complex and other energy-boosting nutrients, which proponents claim can enhance energy production and reduce fatigue, allowing athletes to train harder and longer.
How does IV therapy help with muscle recovery after work outs or athletic events
Proponents of IV therapy for muscle recovery claim that it can provide faster and more efficient replenishment of fluids and nutrients, resulting in enhanced recovery and reduced muscle soreness. Here are a few ways IV therapy may be suggested to help with muscle recovery:
- Hydration: Intense physical activity can lead to dehydration, which may impair muscle recovery. IV therapy can deliver fluids directly into the bloodstream, bypassing the digestive system and allowing for rapid rehydration.
Electrolyte balance: During exercise, electrolytes such as sodium, potassium, and magnesium are lost through sweat. These minerals are crucial for proper muscle function. IV therapy can quickly restore electrolyte levels and maintain the balance necessary for optimal recovery.
- Nutrient replenishment: IV therapy can provide an immediate supply of essential vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin C, B vitamins, and amino acids. These nutrients are important for muscle repair, reducing inflammation, and supporting overall recovery processes.
- Reduction of oxidative stress: Strenuous exercise can generate oxidative stress in the body, which may contribute to muscle damage and delayed recovery. IV therapy can deliver antioxidants, such as glutathione or vitamin C, which help combat oxidative stress and support tissue repair.