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What Is IV Therapy?

May 12, 2022

What Is IV Therapy?


Does it feel like you have tried everything in the book to maintain a healthy lifestyle? You try to get enough sleep, follow a nutritious diet, and exercise regularly – but sometimes, even that is not enough.

When our schedules become too crowded with work, school, or social obligations, it can seem impossible to stay on top of taking care of our bodies. Because so many people feel like this, there are new, exciting ways to give your body what it needs in a quick and streamlined way.

IV therapy has recently gained a lot of popularity. Maybe you have seen high-profile celebrities or athletes receive an IV drip before a big red carpet event or after a big game. Or perhaps you have never even heard of IV therapy, and you are wondering how it could benefit your health.

Luckily, IV Therapy is now accessible to almost anyone who wants it. So, let’s unpack exactly why IV therapy is and how it could change your life.

What Are the Basics of IV Therapy?

IV stands for intravenous therapy, which means that this treatment delivers fluids directly into the veins of the body. A bag of saline solution with vitamins, minerals, or medication will be administered to you through an IV in your arm or hand.

IV therapy can be used to treat many different medical conditions, and it also can be used to boost the overall wellness of the recipient.

Brief History of IV Therapy

Although it may seem like IV therapy treatments are a new and trendy phenomenon, this practice has actually been around for a long time.

IV therapy was first attempted in the early 17th century, but the results were not beneficial. They did not properly understand IV materials and had poor hygiene, so the practice was abandoned.

However, during World War I, IV Therapy became a lifesaving treatment. And by the 1960s, a world-famous mix of vitamins and minerals was created, and the intravenous vitamin therapy we know today began to take shape.

Does It Really Work?

IV therapy is the fastest way to deliver essential nutrients, medication, and blood products to your body.

In that case, they have to first pass through your digestive system, which can lead to vitamins and nutrients being lost or not properly absorbed. When you use an IV treatment to administer vitamins and nutrients to your body, they go straight to your bloodstream, and you will be able to see the effects almost immediately.

This means that if you are looking for a reliable way to give your body the vitamins or nutrients it needs as quickly as possible, then IV Therapy is exactly what you are looking for.

Additionally, IV therapy allows nutrients to be provided to the body for people with digestive issues that wouldn’t have otherwise been absorbed.

Is IV Therapy Safe?

IV therapy has many benefits to its users, and the only potential side effects involved are those associated with the needle injection. These risks and side-effects are present whether you are having blood drawn for a lab test, having an IV administered for a hospital procedure, or receiving IV vitamin therapy.

With any IV or shot, you always face the chances of an infection. Any time you puncture the skin, you’re exposing the body to outside pathogens, leading to potential complications.

Similarly, it can take a few tries to find and puncture the vein with all injections. Even if the IV is thriving on the first try, some slight bruising, redness, or swelling around the injection site can occur.

Overall, there are minor risks associated with IV vitamin therapy, but the risks do not exceed those of any other injection.

What Vitamins and Minerals Can you Get Through IV Therapy?

IV therapy can consist of various vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other nutrients that work together to produce significant results. The best part of the process is the fact that it is customizable- making the solution administered to you totally catered to your own needs.

Some common infusions used include:

  • Electrolytes
  • Magnesium
  • Vitamin C
  • Ascorbic Acid
  • Glutathione
  • B Vitamins, like vitamin B12

At The I.V. Doc, we offer several IV therapy solutions, which can be customized to help boost energy, prevent illness, enhance the immune system, reverse the effects of aging, and much more.

What Are Different IV Treatments You Can Receive

If you aren’t sure where to start, we offer pre-packaged treatments designed to fight some of the most common reasons someone might want a boost to their health. Some examples are listed below.

Cleanse IV Hydration Therapy

If you are looking for an overall boost to your body’s health, consider a Cleanse IV Therapy Treatment.

This treatment will rebalance your body with fluid and electrolytes and is the most basic, streamlined treatment that aims to rehydrate and fuel your body. After your Cleanse IV, your body will be replenished with essential minerals and electrolytes, and there will be an improvement in your blood supply to your vital organs.

Detox IV Hydration

It is such a frustrating feeling to feel weighed down or have an upset stomach after a night or weekend of good food. Sometimes, there is nothing to do in those moments other than waiting it out, but an IV treatment might be the best way to combat this discomfort.

With a combination of electrolytes and vitamins, our IV vitamin treatment will have you feeling healthy and clean again in no time. This selection of vitamins and electrolytes will also provide your body with a natural source of energy, which can help you fight off the lethargy that comes after too much food or alcohol.

You can select your Detox IV therapy treatment with us today!

Refresh IV Hydration

Sometimes all we need in life is a quick refresh. After a busy work week, big athletic performance, or a stressful life event, your body needs a reset. It would be ideal to whisk away to a cabin in the mountains and spend five days reading and relaxing, but that is usually not realistic.

If you are experiencing brain fog or a lack of motivation from being run down, your body will be lacking in nutrients and performing sub-optimally.

With a Refresh IV therapy treatment, we will supply your body with the proper hydration and vitamins necessary to regain mental clarity and physical ability.

This is a great option if you have had a big week at work, an athletic competition that wore you down, or your schedule jam-packed and you haven’t had time to take care of yourself.

Rescue IV Hydration

We all know the feeling of having a night out, followed by a morning with our heads hanging in the toilet. After a night of drinking, your body is usually dehydrated and lacking nutrients, leaving you feeling sick. We are here to make sure you never have to feel that way again.

Although you can eat carb-loaded food and drink copious amounts of water, nothing will cure your hangover like a Rescue IV therapy treatment. This treatment will properly hydrate your body and provide sufficient electrolytes. This will take away any nausea you have and leave you feeling re-energized.

Beauty IV Vitamin

It’s time to ditch the cycle of researching the best beauty brands and breaking the bank on products that may or may not work. We all want to look and feel our best, but maybe it’s time to focus on giving your body the vitamins and nutrients it needs.

With our Beautify IV therapy treatment, your body will receive a load of B vitamins, anti-inflammatory nutrients, and an additional multivitamin pack that will rehydrate, replenish and restore.

After receiving these vitamins and nutrients, your body will naturally reduce the signs of aging, improve the health and strength of your skin, hair, and nails, and rejuvenate your appearance from the inside out.

If you still don’t see what you are looking for, you will be able to customize any IV therapy you sign up for, allowing you to add or pass on any available vitamins and nutrients offered.

What Is the Process of IV Therapy?

Not only is IV therapy incredibly beneficial for your body, but the process is also quick and easy. They are also designed around your own comfort!

When you schedule an IV therapy treatment with The I.V. Doc, a registered nurse or healthcare provider will come to your house, hotel, apartment, or office and administer your IV treatment. While receiving the treatment, you can sit comfortably and listen to music, read a book, or watch a video on a personal device.

The entire process should take less than an hour, and you will start seeing the benefits almost immediately.


IV Therapy can be used to treat multiple acute injuries or nutritional deficiencies.

At The I.V. Doc, we offer treatments for vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients delivered directly into the bloodstream.

Whether you are interested in infusion therapy for your fitness goals, general wellness, or to fight off a hangover, schedule your appointment with The I.V. Doc, today!


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