Should You Try IV Vitamin Therapy?

I occasionally get IV vitamin therapy at the St. Louis Park Proactive Care Clinic. You may be wondering… what is IV therapy and why get it?!

What is IV Vitamin Therapy?

IV vitamin therapy is a way of administering vitamins and minerals directly into the bloodstream. Licensed physicians and health practitioners offer IV vitamin infusions to boost and replenish  micronutrients in the body.  It’s an efficient way to replenish vitamins and minerals because it bypasses the digestive system, allowing for 100% absorption.  Vitamin therapies are customized to meet your needs… I recently received a megadose of vitamin C, B-complex and glutathione which really helps with my allergies at this time of the year.


What Are The Benefits of IV Vitamins?

Depending on your nutritional needs and treatment goals, your healthcare provider will recommend a customized IV vitamin treatment, so the benefits will depend on the nutrients you receive. Overall, IV therapy is used to improve health and wellness and provides the following benefits:

  • Increased energy
  • Improved hydration
  • Strengthened immune system
  • Improved skin tone and anti-aging
  • Reduced headaches
  • Relief for allergies, cold and flu
  • Shortened recovery time for athletes, optimized performance and endurance

What to Expect:

IV vitamin infusion is relatively quick and painless! Once the IV is in place, a standard treatment takes about 45 minutes for the vitamins to deliver into your bloodstream. Some people say that it feels a bit cold and tingly in their arm, which is totally normal.

Immediately after receiving the IV, I feel more energized and refreshed. Typically the effects become fully noticeable after 12-24 hours. The benefits last depending on your health and your body – on average though, the effects last 5-8 days.

If You Try Vitamin IV Therapy:

Remember, there are no shortcuts to good health – IV therapy can help restore your micronutrients but it’s important to always get enough sleep, eat healthy and exercise regularly. If you choose to try vitamin IV therapy, find a knowledgable and experienced healthcare provider. I like the St. Louis Park Proactive Care Clinic – if you go there, mention my name so they take extra good care of you! 😉


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Other Sources: Medical Review – IV Nutrient Therapy