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IV Therapy: Fact vs. Fiction

There is no shortage of information on the internet when it comes to the use of IV therapy. With all of this information, it can become hard to differentiate between fact and fiction.

Here are five common misconceptions broken down by fact and fiction about IV therapy:

FICTION: IV therapy is not safe.

FACT: IV therapy is as safe as being given IV drips at your local hospital. Doctors endorse this type of infusion therapy.

Many people believe the misconception that IV therapy is experimental or dangerous. This could not be further from the truth. It is a safe and simple process that requires the same equipment and expertise that IV therapy administered in a hospital requires.

FICTION: IV therapy is too painful to use preventatively.

FACT: Discomfort levels during infusions vary from person to person.

This process is meant to boost the nutrients in your body. It can cause slight pain if you do not like needles, but after the insertion, any initial minor discomfort disappears and is outweighed by the positive effects.

FICTION: IV therapy does not reduce common cold symptoms.

FACT: IV therapy can be used can be used to help prevent, reduce the symptoms of, or shorten the duration of the common cold.

You can’t always prevent a cold, but IV therapy with vitamin C is a great way to diminish symptoms and reduce the duration of them. Using infusion therapy with vitamin C over time works to strengthen the immune system and works as a preventative measure, reducing the chances of catching a cold.

FICTION: IV therapy is less effective than ingesting nutrients through food or pill consumption.

FACT: Simply ingesting nutrients with your food is not always effective. Some foods lose nutrients by the time of consumption and at times, the body can waste nutrients through the natural digestion process.

Sometimes eating healthy and following the traditional vitamin regimen is not as effective as it may seem. Even when your body does absorb vitamins and minerals, nutrient-rich foods often lose vitamins and minerals when cooked. When using IV therapy, the nutrients are in their purest form and are delivered directly into the bloodstream.

FICTION: It takes a while to feel the effects of IV therapy.

FACT: The effects of IV therapy can be felt immediately.

IV therapy is an immediate way to feel the benefits of essential nutrients. Once the IV is inserted, the nutrients flow directly into the bloodstream. You may feel the physical effects, such as an energy boost, right away. Some cases even show better skin complexion immediately following a treatment.

The facts of infusion therapy are scientifically based. These treatments can alleviate many common health problems like headaches, fatigue, dehydration and more. If you are considering IV therapy, we encourage you to schedule an appointment to speak with one of our knowledgeable nurses. Our team will help you determine the best treatment plan specifically tailored to you and your needs.

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