Gone are the days when only hospital patients receive IV drip therapy treatments. Today, many health-conscious people enjoy IV hydration therapy as a way of getting the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and even medications they need to feel better and keep their body functioning properly.
With vitamin infusions, your body will receive nutrients directly into the blood stream. Getting your vitamins through an IV will bypass the digestive system. When you take vitamins and mineral tablets, such as the compressed multivitamins you’d find in your local pharmacy, your body only absorbs about 5-10% of all you’re taking. With IV hydration, nutrients are instantly available, so your body can absorb 100% of what it needs before passing along the rest of what’s not needed to your kidneys to be flushed out
With copious amounts of supplements and vitamins available, IV therapy can deliver a ton of health and wellness benefits including:
- Promoting faster weight loss
- Alleviating hangover symptoms
- Assists your body into fixing certain nutrient deficiencies
- Cleanses the body of toxin build up and free radical damage from years of not eating the healthiest
- Increases your energy levels ten fold
- Promotes better cardiovascular health
- Eases anxiety and promotes relaxation
So what supplements and vitamins will help you achieve all of the above? Let’s chat about those below.
Promoting Weight Loss Through IV Hydration
It’s no secret that losing weight is hard. I’ve been in the health and weight loss coaching industry for the last 10 years and I’ve seen so many people struggle daily. The three key supplements that we use here at Infuzed to aid your weight loss results are:
- Alpha Lipoic Acid
- Lipotropic injections
Carnitine is an amino acid that turns fat into instant fuel. It delivers fats to the mitochondria, our cell’s powerhouse, to break them down and use them as energy. Carnitine is considered an essential nutrient, meaning we can get carnitine through our diet but, certain people can not, including vegans and people with certain medical conditions that inhibit nutrient absorption such as diabetes, insulin resistance and PCOS to name a few.
ALA is a powerful antioxidant found in every single cell in the body. This organic compound also works in the body’s mitochondria to boost metabolism, eliminate toxins, and reverse some of the free radical damage related to aging. Our bodies naturally synthesize this compound but only in super small amounts. IV hydration with this supplement alone can promote a higher metabolism.
These injectable compounds help you burn fat. They are considered boosters, meaning they are best injected via syringe into the muscle rather than getting through an IV. While the ingredients can vary booster to booster, our boosters at Infuzed IV Bar contain carnitine, b12, b6 and MIC. All of which are know to promote weight loss.
It’s important to note that IV therapy for weight loss isn’t effective on it’s own. You definitely should treat it as any other supplement and combine it with healthy eating and regular exercise to see optimal results.
2. Iv hydration can help rid that pesky hangover
Not only are hangovers painful and annoying but they are also associated with feelings of depression, anxiety, and poor self esteem.
Thankfully IV hydration helps to quickly resolve the common hangover symptoms such as: dehydration, headaches, muscle aches, brain fog, fatigue, excessive thirst, nausea and vomiting, and stomach pain. IV fluids themselves will help replenish the water you lost when you drank too much the night before. They also contain electrolytes, most commonly found in the form of sodium chloride, which help relieve symptoms of dehydration, including fatigue, dizziness, and thirst.
Most people also choose to add an anti-inflammatory or anti-nausea medication to reduce inflammation and stomach pain caused by excessive drinking. Many people start feeling relief after only one hour.
3. IV THERAPY MAY HELP CERTAIN NUTRIENT DEFICIENCIES
In hospitals, IV nutrient therapy helps people who are unable to eat or are too sick to eat. It is also an effective alternative for certain health conditions that can cause nutrient deficiencies such as : Crohn’s disease, Celiac, Colon Cancer, & Cystic Fibrosis.
Oftentimes, people living with these conditions cannot get the nutrients they need from oral supplementation or their diet. IV therapy can benefit them because it bypasses the digestive system and provides nutrients to the cells immediately.
4. IV THERAPY CAN HELP CLEANSE YOUR BODY OF UNWANTED TOXINS AND FREE RADICALS.
IV Therapy is also known to cleanse your body of toxins and free radicals that can damage the cells and DNA, and promote aging. Since antioxidants keep toxins and free radicals in check, the most popular options in IV Therapy include: Vitamin C, glutathione and ALA. You can check all of our vitamins out here.
5. INCREASE YOUR ENERGY LEVELS LIKE NEVER BEFORE.
IV vitamin therapy can also proivide your body with a natural boost of energy. Nutrients like amino acids can help you replace the constant need for coffee and sugary energy drinks.
6. IV Therapy can increase circulation and promote good cardiovascular health.
We use 4 add-on’s here at Infuzed that may help improve function of your cardiovascular health including calcium, tri-amino, arginine and magnesium sulfate.
Tri amino, arginine, magnesium sulfate and amino acids help relax your blood vessels, which promotes lower blood pressure. Calcium on the other hand, is not only important for building strong bones, but it also regulates how blood vessels contact and dilate.
7. IV THERAPY MAY HELP EASE ANXIETY AND PROMOTE RELAXATION.
On the other end of the spectrum, IV therapy can make you feel more at ease and relaxed. Mag sulfate is an electrolyte that helps lower blood pressure and may also help with calming your feeling of anxiety, promotes a great night of sleep, relaxes your muscles, supports immune function, and prevents migraines and headaches. Magnesium is also used in other non-IV applications such as epsom salt treatments which have similar calming effects.
IV THERAPY BENEFITS ARE STILL BEING DISCOVERED
IV therapy benefits many people, whether that’s providing the essential nutrients they need to live, helping improve their quality of life by addressing symptoms such as dehydration, or just simply making people feel better.
But that list merely scratches the surface of what IV hydration can do for your body. Even with today’s modern medicine, we are still discovering additional health and wellness benefits associated with intravenous nutrition therapy. If you’re interested in exploring what IV hydration can do for you, then check out all of our drips and see which one could be right for your needs.