|Intravenous (IV) vitamin therapy is a method of administering vitamins directly into the bloodstream.
Vitamins are naturally found in food and are generally consumed alongside other nutrients in a food matrix. Sometimes they may be available in small quantities which are not sufficient for the body. Our busy lifestyles mean that a lot of us do not eat as well as we should also. A few vague symptoms such as fatigue, headaches, aches and pains have been associated with a deficiency in some vital nutrients.
Vitamins are beneficial for the following reasons:
- Increased energy
- Reduced symptoms of stress
- Improved hydration
- Regulation of the immune system
- Improved skin quality
- Reduction in headaches
- Improved symptoms of depression
- Relieves allergies, colds and flus
How is it done?
Intravenous vitamin therapy can be delivered either through injection or infusion.
An intravenous injection involves the use of a small syringe to deliver vitamins into the vein using a very small needle. This procedure takes less than 5 minutes.
With an intravenous infusion, vitamins are added to a fluid such as dextrose saline or normal saline and the vitamin is deliver over a period of 30-45 minutes. Benefits with this method include increased hydration and fluid delivery into the body.
The most common vitamins requested
Vitamin B12: it is a vitamin that’s vital for keeping the brain, nerves and blood cells in working order. It is also known as the Energy & Weightloss Vitamin as it increases breakdown of our food to release more energy.It helps reduce symptoms of stress, depression and of course provides an instant energy boost.
Vitamin C: It helps to boost the immune system and its a great antioxidant (protects our cells from damage). Vitamin C works as a skin brightener and also increases production of collagen in the skin.
Gluthathione: it is a great antioxidant with potent anti-aging effects. It also inhibits melanin synthesis, so is a great addition when dealing with pigmentation.
Vitamin C and Gluthathione cocktail work synergistically to improve appearance of the skin and are a great and common intravenous combination