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Frequently Asked IV Therapy Questions
What Is IV Therapy?
Intravenous (IV) vitamin therapy is a safe and effective method for delivering vitamins and minerals directly to your bloodstream. This method bypasses the digestive tract which allows for 100% absorption of all nutrients, making them immediately available for cellular use.
How Does It Work?
After consenting to treatment and taking a brief medical history, you can select an IV infusion from our menu. Intramuscular shots are also available. Once you are cleared by our Medical Director an appointment will be scheduled and an RN will arrive at your home. We will talk you through the entire process and answer any questions you may have. Your arm will be prepped in a sterile fashion, and an IV will be placed and secured. A normal IV bag takes about 60 minutes to complete. Once completed we will remove the catheter tube, cover the IV site, and hand you some paperwork. It is that simple.
What Are the Benefits?
There are many benefits, which include but are not limited to:
Most efficient method of delivering vital nutrients to the body
Bypasses the digestive tract for 100% absorption
Nutrients are immediately available for cellular use
Safely delivers higher doses of vitamins that would not be tolerated if taken orally
Boosts immune system to help prevent or treat illness
Slows the effects of aging
Is It Safe?
Yes, we only use reputable and accredited compounding pharmacies for our ingredients. These infusions are administered by experienced Registered Nurses who are skilled IV specialists.
Are There Side Effects?
Side effects rarely happen if at all. If they do they are usually minor and short lived. Bruising or bleeding at IV site, warming or cooling sensation in arm, chest or stomach, tasting the vitamins or having vitamin smell in your urine. Our licensed staff are trained to manage all side effects that may occur.
Will the IV Hurt?
We use only skilled Registered Nurses for IV placement to ensure the least amount of pain is felt if any at all. A numbing topical cream can be applied to dull the sensation at request. Once the IV is in place only a very small straw will be left in the vein ensuring a comfortable session.
What Can I Expect?
Most of our IV drips take 60 minutes. During this time you can relax, recline, read, listen to music on your headphones, and just take time for you.
Once the treatment has started you can recline in one of our comfortable chairs or loungers and enjoy the benefits of vitamin therapy. You may experience a warming sensation in your arm chest or abdomen when the IV is infusing as well as the sensation of tasting some of the vitamins and nutrients that are in the treatment.
How Often Do I Need Treatments?
This depends on each individual’s needs and treatments preferred. For best results we recommend weekly or bi-monthly infusions with many of the treatments. Some of the treatments are a quick fix and are only needed when the ailment is active ie: hangover. We suggest speaking to the Registered Nurse on site for what would be best for you and your needs.
Is It Better Than Taking Vitamins By Mouth?
Yes, vitamins and nutrients taken orally are only partially absorbed. Getting vitamins through the IV process is a direct route to the bloodstream and your cells for maximum absorption. We recommend continuing your daily vitamin regimen.
How Soon Will I Feel the Effects?
IV hydration goes straight to your blood stream bypassing the GI tract and absorbing 100% of the nutrients. Typically you will feel the effects within an hour of treatment. Some of our drip cocktails are designed for long term benefits and may not give you the immediate boost you are looking for.
Will My Home Medications Interfer?
There are a few medications that can interact with IV therapy. Our RN on staff will conduct a thorough client history to ensure the drip of your choice is not only safe for you but effective, and not interacting with your current medication regimen.
May I Order A Booster Shot Alone?
Boosters may not be ordered as a stand alone service. An IV Cocktail must be initially ordered for a home/office visit to occur. A Booster/Add On may be added onto any Cocktail infusion either prior to or during your cocktail infusion.