How do IV Drips Work: Science & Methodology

How do IV Drips Work: Science & Methodology

How do IV Drips Work?

Intravenous (IV) fluid drips deliver saline solution through a small catheter and tubing directly into the bloodstream. This solution usually includes medications and vitamin supplements that are tailored to the individual patient.

During therapy, the nurse inserts an IV line which is attached to a bag of saline solution. The bag is then hung above the patient’s head. IV therapy bags are designed to let gravity, as opposed to a syringe or other forced technique, carry fluid into the veins over time. The duration of a single treatment varies from person to person, but tends to last around an hour.

IV drips are also known as infusion therapy or IV therapy. Unlike oral or topical medications, IV drips are 100% absorbed by the body. This means that IV drips are the fastest way to deliver supplements and simultaneously rehydrate the body.

What’s in an IV Formula?

IV formulas contain a variety of ingredients that are designed to treat specific conditions. However, all IVs have two basic components:

  • Saline solution: A sterile mixture of sodium chloride and water that hydrates the body and facilitates the delivery of medication and vitamins.
  • Supplements: Organic nutrients such as vitamins and antioxidants that the body uses to maintain normal function, and which must be obtained from an outside source such as food, drink, or an IV.

In addition to these, some of Drip Hydration’s IV packages contain medications which are diluted into the saline solution to help improve symptoms or relieve pain.

Drip Hydration’s proprietary blend of IV infusions contain essential fluids, electrolytes, vitamins, and antioxidants. Each IV therapy treatment is designed to contain the optimal balance of vitamins, antioxidants and medications to provide a wide range of health benefits.