Overview of IV Infusion
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Intravenous vitamin therapy involves the administration of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients, such as vitamin C and glutathione, directly into the bloodstream in the form of a drip. The IV method bypasses the digestive system, which can allow greater quantities of nutrients for optimal absorption.
Vitamin C, in particular, is not an uncommon deficiency even in today’s modern world with access to a nutritious diet. As humans, we don’t produce vitamin C in our bodies like other mammals due to the lack of a liver enzyme, which is why we require the vitamin through our dietary intake.
Pollution, a change in diet and various other factors, such as stress, can damage the body without us being aware. This ultimately forces the body to consume these vitamins.
IV nutrients are given through an IV drip, typically into the arm, under medical supervision. The drip itself is generally painless, although you may feel a sting when the needle is inserted. It may take the drip between half an hour to one hour to infuse, during which time you can relax.
While negative side effects from IV vitamin therapy are very uncommon, you may experience mild side effects, such as facial flushing, thirst or mild dizziness. We always have our clinical staff on-hand to care for our clients, as well as offer support and advice, where needed.