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Who Should Get An Iron Infusion?

Iron is crucial for our bodies to work properly. As an essential component of proteins such as hemoglobin and myoglobin, iron plays a part in the proper oxygenation of our blood and energy production for muscles and primary organs.

In the pursuit of better health, many are turning to iron IV infusion therapy. Due to its highly effective delivery technology and concentrated dosage, more and more are incorporating this into their regular health regime.

Let’s look at some examples of people that would benefit from an iron infusion.

Get an Iron Infusion

Intravenous iron therapy is a convenient and effective method to restore normal iron levels in your body. Our team of medical professionals screens your lab results and determines the sufficient amount of treatments to normalize your iron levels. Our medical team will come to your location in the area and administer the Iron infusion.

Those diagnosed with iron-deficient anemia

Millions of Americans suffer from varying degrees of anemia related to their iron levels. Many are screened for anemia as a part of their routine blood work. These symptoms can massively interfere with their quality of life and normal functions, depending on their severity.

Regular iron infusions have been shown to reduce the severity of anemia and provide relief from a host of its negative effects.

People seeking increased energy, brain function, and strength

Many people attribute chronic issues such as low energy, diminished brain function, and muscle weakness to aging. However, many are shocked to discover that this could be caused by the level of iron in their bodies. When given an adequate dosage of iron, many report massive increases across the board. Treatment can help many get rid of the dreaded “brain fog” and regain muscle stamina.

Vegetarians and diets low in iron

While present in a wide array of foods, iron has higher concentrations in things such as red meat. Diets that avoid higher iron-containing foods may find it difficult to meet their ideal iron intake.

An example of this is meat-based proteins. One ounce of salmon contains .1 milligrams of iron, while a single ounce of steak contains seven times more iron at .7 milligrams.

The problem can become challenging, especially for vegetarians who would need to consume massive volumes of vegetables to make up for the absence of iron-rich meats. Making up for iron deficits in this fashion may not be feasible or healthy. Iron IVs provide an ideal solution for those wanting flexibility in their diets while also protecting against the negative effects of an iron deficiency.

Issues with taking iron orally

Iron IV therapy is a game-changer for those that have trouble taking supplements by mouth. From the size of the pill to the odor, most off-the-shelf iron supplements can be a non-starter regardless of how much a person needs it.

IVs bypass this hurdle completely and allow people that need proper iron supplementation to finally receive it without experiencing problems like the dreaded “gag reflex.”

People with difficulty absorbing supplements

When vitamins and nutrients are taken topically or by swallowing, the likelihood of absorption can be as low as 20%, depending on a host of different factors. Because of this, many are not sure if their vitamins are making a difference in their health. Worse, they will often blame themselves and bad genetics.

However, the issue usually lies at the door of the delivery method, not the person. This is why IV supplementation has become the gold standard for many seeking to improve their health. Injected straight into the bloodstream, IV therapy is the only method that provides 100% bioavailability. Going this route can also help you experience the positive effects sooner.

Those with sensitive stomachs

It’s recommended to take iron with a meal because doing it without food in your system can cause discomfort and nausea. Even if designed for an empty stomach, many simply cannot stomach traditional iron supplements. Iron infusion IVs go straight to the bloodstream, sparing the digestive system and avoiding any discomfort or nausea.

People preparing for surgery

Proper iron levels have massive benefits for those going into surgery. Preoperative iron infusions have been shown to reduce the need for blood transfusion, reduce hospital stays, and speed up recovery.

Pregnant women

Women during pregnancy need to produce a tremendous amount of red blood cells to sustain themselves and a growing fetus. Iron-related anemia during pregnancy can lead to complications such as premature birth or low birth weight. This makes the need for iron essential.

Low iron can also cause many of the symptoms women to experience during their pregnancy, such as nausea, fatigue, foggy mental clarity, and weak muscles.

Getting enough iron through diet and prenatal vitamins may not be feasible. Many expectant mothers experience a lack of appetite or an aversion to high iron-containing foods. Iron infusions help pregnant women meet their increased needs with minimal discomfort.


With modern diets and the pace of family life, it can be difficult to ensure children are getting this important mineral in their diets. Iron is essential for children’s rapid growth, especially in the early years. Under the recommendation of a medical professional, an iron infusion can fill in the nutritional gaps left by diet.

The elderly

Red blood cell production has been proven to reduce as people get older. A contributing factor to this has been linked to people eating less protein as they age. This results in less iron being assimilated into the body for red blood cell production. An iron IV infusion could solve this problem while also helping the elderly avoid the stomach discomfort many reports associated with taking oral supplements as they get older.

Endurance athletes

A key contributor to iron deficiency is blood loss. This is a risk, especially for endurance athletes. Running can cause trace amounts of gastrointestinal bleeding and a condition called “foot-strike” hemolysis. These contribute to the accelerated breakdown of red blood cells, requiring more iron to produce new ones.

Many athletes who incorporate iron infusions prior to sporting events may experience increases in their strength, stamina, and endurance while also aiding their post-recovery.

Iron plays a crucial role in our development, recovery, and longevity from the young to the old. When pairing iron supplementation with a superior delivery method, it is clear that iron infusion therapy could be a massive help to people of all walks of life regardless of their goals.

At-Home Iron Infusion With Drip Hydration

Iron IV therapy is an efficient and convenient way to increase your iron levels quickly and effectively. With Drip Hydration's at-home treatment option, our team will come to your location to administer the IV, whether that be your home or office. You will be able to relax and carry on with your daily activities, while we take care of the rest.

Contact Drip Hydration today and schedule your appointment, our experienced team is here to help you achieve optimal iron levels and improve your overall health.

Iron IV  Infusion - Frequently Asked Questions

What is Iron infusion?

Iron IV Infusion is a therapy where an enriched saline bag with iron and other vitamins is intravenously administered.

Why would a patient need an iron infusion?

Patients typically need an iron infusion to correct low blood iron levels, although infusions may also be given in advance of a medical procedure. There are many potential reasons a patient might have low blood iron, including illness, certain medical conditions, side effects from other treatments, inability to absorb adequate iron from diet or supplements, and more.

What happens during an iron infusion?

A nurse will arrive at your location at your appointment time with the necessary equipment for your infusion. They will then administer a test dose via a needle and catheter to ensure that you do not have an allergic reaction to the ingredients in the infusion.

After your test dose, your infusion will begin. This process typically takes several hours. Following your infusion, you can resume activities as normal unless otherwise instructed.

How to prepare for an iron infusion

The most significant preparation required for an iron infusion is to ensure you set aside enough time for treatment. Unlike some procedures, there is no need to fast prior to this procedure.

  • Iron infusions may take 3 or 4 hours, so bring a book, a game, music or podcasts, a computer, or sit near your TV so you can stay occupied during treatment.
  • Eat breakfast, stay hydrated, and take your medication as normal unless otherwise instructed by your doctor.
  • Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. You may also want to consider having a blanket on hand if you get cold easily.