A new health treatment that has been all the craze among celebrities such as Rihanna, Madonna, and Simon Cowell is now being offered at local spas. Intravenous Vitamin Therapy is a custom made IV drip that is injected directly into the bloodstream. Some overall benefits of this treatment includes but is not limited to boosting the immune system, making you less prone to infection, an increase of energy levels, and healthier, younger looking skin.
How does it work?
IV Vitamin Therapy begins with a consultation and an extensive background check of your health history. Your doctor will recommend blood work to be done in order to determine your current health state. A customized IV drip of vitamins and nutrients is produced based on your health and needs. The procedure generally last anywhere from 20 minutes to one hour. There are very little to no side effects so you can return to your daily activities as soon as possible.
What equipment is used?
The same equipment is used during a standard IV Treatment. An IV bag, tubing, and needles.
Does it hurt?
In order to properly get the vitamins and nutrients into the bloodstream a needle is used. During the treatment patients have been know to feel relaxed.
What are some possible side effects/health risks?
Side effects included feeling tired, drowsy, dehydrated, or a minor headache. When proper protocol and dosing is used, studies have shown no serious health risks arise. Which is why only taking the recommended dosing and treatment is required.
How many treatments are required?
Treatments vary. Your doctor will map out an individual dosing plan for every client. Based on their needs every person will likely have a different number of treatments. But in most cases patients saw results after the first dose.
Originally invented by Baltimore physician John Myers, this alternative remedy was first introduced as Myer’s Cocktail. A Myer’s Cocktail, a concoction composed of magnesium, calcium, various B vitamins, and vitamin C, was used to treat a variety of conditions.
Not only is Myer’s Cocktail still used today as a standard IV mixture, but this remedy has also evolved into customized mixtures, based on the patients needs. If you’re having problems with your digestive system try a mainline folic acid mixture. If your immune system needs a boost try a Vitamin C drip. Can’t sleep or want to fight depression? Get a dose of Vitamin D.