IV therapy usually takes 30 to 45 minutes to infuse, and its positive effects can be felt for general well-being and during the bouts of illness or hangovers.
How does IV Therapy work?
IV administration of nutrients can achieve blood concentrations not obtainable with oral (pills or liquid), or even intramuscular (IM) administration. For example, an IV of Vitamin C can raise the blood levels 50 – 100 times higher than what a person can do taking it orally. Because of this, a person doesn’t develop diarrhea, and at these higher blood levels, IV vitamin C can exert effects similar to pharmaceutical drugs such as antivirals (e.g., influenza drugs), antihistamines (e.g., Benadryl or Claritin), or smooth muscle relaxants (e.g., asthma and angina drugs).
IV nutrient therapy may be more effective for correcting nutrient deficits inside cells, where they are needed. In certain disease states, the capacity of nutrients to get in and stay inside the cells may be diminished. IV administration helps get those nutrients inside the cell. If cells are repeatedly “flooded” with nutrients, the improvement may be cumulative in their ability to heal and improve their illness/condition.
When treating patients with IV nutrition, some patients get progressively better, and after a series of treatments no longer require therapy. Other patients need regular injections in order to better control and counteract their medical conditions. In some cases, continued IV therapy may be necessary because a person’s disease state is too advanced to be reversible; therefore, ongoing IV nutritional support is recommended.
Please schedule an appointment online or call us at (408) 288-5331 to have a consultation with our holistic practitioners for IV therapy, and we will be happy to help.