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IV Therapy: What Is It and Is It Right for Me?

Posted on February 10th, 2020 by Dr. Brad Cummins M.D.

IV therapy is all the rage on social media right now … but what is it really? We’re here to break down what it entails, what it’s used for and what the benefits are. 

IV therapy is a quick and efficient way to administer fluids and vitamins into your body. By receiving a liquid mixture of vitamins and minerals through a small tube inserted into a vein, nutrients are absorbed quickly and directly into the bloodstream. This method provides higher levels of the vitamins and minerals in your body than if you got them from food or supplements. Higher levels of the vitamins and minerals in your bloodstream leading to greater uptake into cells, which use the nutrients to maintain health and fight illness.

What’s it used for?

IV therapy is being used for a wide variety of health concerns. Many people are also using it for quick rehydration after sporting events, to cure hangovers and for improved skin clarity. Other uses include resolving dehydration, boosting your immune system, ridding your body of toxins and increasing energy levels. 

Benefits

 – Guaranteed Absorption

Intravenous treatments guarantee you will receive the highest absorption compared to capsules or liquids. The stomach destroys much of the nutrients that are taken orally. 

Often you have to drink a higher volume of fluids than your body can absorb at one time, which is rough on your digestive system. When your body starts to try and get rid of the excess fluids, it can lead to you flushing out many of the nutrients your body needs. IV therapy allows your body to absorb and retain nutrients and fluids and is easier for your body to handle. 

 – Customized Treatment

IV Therapy provides a unique is your ability to customize treatments tailored to your medical conditions.  Different bodies have different needs depending on health, activity level and lifestyle. Once your blood tests show which nutrients you lack, you can customize which nutrients you want to receive. You get the perfect mix of fluids, electrolytes, and nutrients that you need to feel your best.

 – Boost Immune System

IV therapy can aid in avoiding many common illnesses by providing a quick and efficient dose of immunity-boosting compounds like Vitamins C and B12. Providing your system with 100% absorption of the nutrients you need can give your immune system the strength required to fight off bacteria and infections. This type of treatment is designed to get these immunity boosters to the parts of your body where you need them most.

 – Necessary Hydration

Beyond being thirsty, dehydration can cause symptoms like dry skin, joint pain and muscle soreness. Unfortunately, getting enough liquids to replenish your body is a real challenge if you are only drinking fluids. IV therapy can rapidly improve these with an influx of fluids and nutrients to flush toxins from these areas and restores them to full health. Replenishing your body with these essential nutrients can help you recover from fatigue, promote anti-aging and begin performing at peak levels.

 – Reduced Recovery Time

Hydration is critical to the recovery of your body. When your workouts are intense, you are losing more than just fluids. Drinking water isn’t enough. You also need to replenish your electrolytes and other lost nutrients. Hydration IV therapy allows you not only get hydrated but also can refresh and replenish your body with the nutrients you need right away. 

 – Improved Cognitive Function

At the earliest signs of dehydration, your brain begins to slow down. You don’t process information as quickly, and your memory may become impaired. Fluids keep your brain functioning properly and allow you to make better decisions. However, the brain is one of the last places to get hydrated when you are only drinking fluids. IV therapy improves your cognitive functions much faster than just drinking water.

The RevitaLife Difference

RevitaLife MD offers IV therapy in a safe and controlled environment. Not all practices are the same – the best treatments come from clinical doctors’ offices and not makeshift, popup shops. 

When deciding on where to get an IV therapy, consider the following: 

  •  >> Do they do a thorough medical evaluation beforehand?
  • >> How long does it take?
  • >> Is it safe?
  • >> Is a licensed nurse administering treatment?
  • >> What treatment is best for your own body’s needs?

 

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