IV Saline bags

Normal Saline IV is quite commonly used in everyday medicine. Saline IV bags can be offered on their own or combined with other compounds for additional nutrients and benefits.

Hydration is essential for the human body, which is composed of 60% water. When fluids are low, we may experience dehydration and risk symptoms of fatigue, headache, nausea, and lightheadedness. Your risk of dehydration is greater if you are suffering from a hangover, cold or flu, athletic recovery, or morning sickness.

What is Normal Saline IV

Saline IV bags offer a quick and targeted solution to replenish fluids and relieve symptoms. A combination of sterile water and sodium chloride, or salt, normal saline IVs work to restore fluid balance and hydrate tissues. Sodium also assists with muscle contraction, while chloride maintains acid-base balance. Furthermore, normal saline IV bags can be offered on their own or combined with other compounds for additional nutrients and benefits, such as Vitamin IV Therapy.

Who Needs a Saline IV? 

Saline IV is commonly given to patients directly into their bloodstream when they require hydration. A simple concoction of fluids and sodium chloride electrolytes, saline IV is also an excellent option for people with allergies or sensitivities to specific compounds.

Can’t You just Drink Water to Rehydrate? 

A picture of water dropping from above on two hands with their palms upThe U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine published that the recommended daily fluid intake is:

  • ~15.5 cups (3.7 liters) of fluids a day for men
  • ~11.5 cups (2.7 liters) of fluids a day for women

Drinking water is an excellent source of hydration, but more often than not, people do not consume enough fluids or hydrating foods in a day. Additionally, when we finally grab a bottle of water, it is usually during peak dehydration. However, when only rehydrating by drinking water, it can take hours before the benefits take effect.

Meanwhile, normal saline IV is administered intravenously with nutrients and electrolytes delivered directly to the bloodstream. Whereas you may find yourself drinking water for a couple of hours, saline IV treatments take only 30-60 minutes and will have you back on your feet in no time.

Natural Ways to Rehydrate Quickly

These natural ways can be a game-changing, whenever you are at the brink of dehydration or like to keep staying fresh and hydrated.

High-water Content Food and Liquids

a top-view of a bowl filled with healthy food, mostly its fruit.Drinking fluids and eating foods with high water content are essential in maintaining hydration and preventing dehydration. Some high-water content foods to try include:

  • Watermelon
  • Berries
  • Lettuce
  • Carrots
  • Oranges
  • Grapes
  • Spinach
  • and soup.


Another helpful way for combating dehydration is Pedialyte. Most commonly used for helping hydrate babies and toddlers, Pedialyte can aid hydration in adults as well. Pedialyte is a mixture of water, potassium, chloride, zinc, and sugar used to restore fluids and support body functions.

Dehydration IV Treatment, PLUS Vitamin IV Therapy

Drip Hydration’s Dehydration IV treatment offers the benefits of a saline IV with maximum convenience. We know you may not be feeling like yourself, and to avoid exacerbating your symptoms, Drip Hydration’s mobile IV treatment can be delivered straight to you at home, work, or in a hotel and administered by a certified nurse. Dehydration IVs, amongst other IV treatment services, can be scheduled online and at your leisure for hydration made easy.

In-Home IV Treatments With Drip Hydration

Our mobile IV infusions are a convenient way to restore key vitamins and replenish your body quickly. Our vitamin IV treatments take less than an hour and are administered by one of our registered nurses.

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