We all know the benefits to taking supplements, which is one reason why the vitamin and supplement market is booming.
Oral vitamins and supplements are available everywhere you turn and claim to aid in a variety of health and wellness issues. IV vitamin therapy, however, takes your supplemental vitamin regimen to the next level. A trained naturopathic doctor has the ability to create a customized IV therapy specific to your individual needs to treat a variety of health and wellness issues — or even to just help you feel your best! No matter where you are on your health and wellbeing journey, consider IV vitamin therapy to assist your progress.
What does IV Vitamin Therapy Treat?
IV vitamin therapy, also known as vitamin infusion, can:
- provide stress relief
- detoxify your liver
- help aid in post-surgical recovery
- enhance your athletic performance
- strengthen your immune function to prevent illness
- speed the recovery of a cold or flu symptoms
- increase energy levels
- improve sleep quality — including issues with insomnia
- promote anti-aging
Whatever wellness goal you have in mind, the naturopathic experts at Koi Wellbeing will recommend one of our treatment plans
that best suits your needs. Or, you can choose to meet with one of our naturopathic doctors to develop a plan customized to your body’s exact needs realized through lab testing. It’s important to note that IV vitamin therapy is not a cure for any disease or condition, but it can provide your body with the nutrients it needs to help combat whatever medical issue you face. Overall, vitamin infusions can help you cope with whatever life throws your way by ensuring your body is in peak physical condition at the cellular level.
What is in the IV Drip?
Each intravenously administered vitamin therapy contains vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants. Each nutrient included in the drip is specific to the patient’s needs. Some of the most commonly used nutrients include:
- Amino acids
- B vitamins
- Vitamin C
Why Administer Vitamins Intravenously?
The vitamins and nutrients are infused directly into the patient’s bloodstream. This delivery method is an improvement over typical ingestion of these vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants because it bypasses the digestive system. This allows the nutrients to be directly delivered to the body at the cellular level, and gets them to where they need to go as quickly as possible. The potency of the nutrients are maximized for enhanced effectiveness. In fact, many patients report feeling notable results immediately after the infusions. Another benefit to the therapy is patients receive high-quality nutrients at a higher dose and optimal absorption. Your body is not pressured or overextended to digest the additives found in oral supplements. Some oral supplements are synthetic, which also burdens the body during the digestion process. IV vitamins are a superior delivery method of the nutrients your body craves.
I have a Chronic Condition; is IV Vitamin Therapy Right for Me?
Once you consult with a naturopathic doctor at Koi Wellbeing, a definite plan of action will be determined, which may or may not include IV therapy — each case will be approached differently. However, it has been shown that people who suffer from chronic conditions or compromised immune systems greatly benefit from the vitamin infusion. Oftentimes, people who are dealing with chronic illnesses have difficulty absorbing nutrients from their oral regimens. Vitamin infusions can definitely help deliver the much-needed nutrients to the bloodstream, skipping over the digestive tract and ensuring everything is absorbed and properly utilized by the body.
When Will I See Results?
Most of our patients feel the effects of the IV vitamin therapy immediately! It just simply feels good to receive vital nutrients directly into your bloodstream so your body starts using it right away. An added benefit is the hydration that comes along with the IV therapy! Sometimes that alone will get you moving with a quicker step.
How Often Should I Receive Intravenous Vitamins?
Koi Wellbeing creates customized IV therapy plans for each of our patients. Or, you can choose from one of our 14 general options that target sleep, sickness, anti-aging, sports performance, and more. Depending on your individual treatment plan, you may come in for one session, a series of four, or more. Some patients even ultimately end up on a maintenance dose after their originally planned session is completed.
How Long Does the Treatment Take?
Once you are all set up in our relaxing IV therapy room, the process of intravenously receiving the vitamins takes about 30 minutes. Use this time to relax and recharge your mind as well as your body!
Are There Any Negative Side Effects of IV Therapy?
Most patients do not experience any negative side effects after a session of intravenous vitamins. However, some people do report some issues. The most common complaints are pain and irritation at the injection site, or even bruising a couple of days later. Severe side effects, such as allergic reactions, are very rare. If any negative side effects are experienced after you leave your IV therapy session at Koi Wellbeing, please contact us immediately.
How Do I Get Started?
Call our office today at 858.257.2808 to begin your journey to complete health and well-being.