Vitamin IV Therapy – Frequently Asked Questions:
What is IV therapy, and how does it work?
IV therapy is a process in which fluids, vitamins, minerals, and/or medications are administered into the bloodstream via a catheter. The catheter is inserted into a blood vein, the IV infusion bag is hung over the patient’s head, and gravity slowly drips the contents of the bag into the patient’s bloodstream.
What are the benefits of IV therapy?
IV therapy offers many potential wellness benefits, including:
- Boost low levels of vitamins, minerals, and electrolytes
- Help boost immune health
- Help provide fast relief from symptoms of hangovers, stomach flu, headaches, jet lag, and more
In addition to these benefits, specialty treatments such as NAD+ may provide additional anti-aging, metabolic, and neurological benefits.
What types of IV therapy treatments are available?
Drip Hydration offers a wide range of IV treatment options. Our IV infusions contain vitamins, fluids, minerals, electrolytes to help address many health and wellness targets.
We offer the following IV therapy treatments:
- Energy Boost
- Immune Boost
- Stomach Flu
- Myer’s Cocktail
- Super Immune
- NAD+ Boost
- Stem Cell
Who can benefit from IV therapy?
Individuals in many walks of life can benefit from IV Therapy, including:
- Athletes wanting to recover from an intense workout quickly
- Busy parents who need a natural pick-me-up energy boost
- Individuals who struggle with low vitamin levels or digestive absorption issues
- Travelers who want to overcome jet lag quickly
- Individuals who want fast relief from hangover or stomach flu symptoms
- Individuals who want a quick infusion of beauty-boosting vitamins and minerals
Are there any risks or side effects associated with IV therapy?
IV therapy is a minimally invasive medical procedure and comes with several potential risks and side effects.
Side effects may include:
- Redness or swelling at the insertion site
- Blood vessel damage
More severe side effects, such as allergic reactions, are rare. A trained, licensed professional can help minimize the risk of complications.
How much does IV therapy cost, and is it covered by insurance?
The cost of IV therapy varies depending on several factors, including:
- The type of infusion you choose
- Whether your treatment is a one-off or require multiple appointments
- If you have selected add-ons
IV therapy is not typically covered by insurance and ranges from $249 for our Dehydration treatment to $999 for our NAD+ Boost treatment.
How do I find a qualified and reputable IV therapy provider?
An internet search for IV therapy providers will return many options, but it can be challenging to find one that meets your needs.
Here are some considerations when looking for an IV provider:
- Ensure that the provider employs licensed health professionals with IV certification
- Utilizes IV infusions with high-quality ingredients
- The provider does not make unsubstantiated claims about their treatments
- Answers any questions you may have with transparency
- Check their reviews on Yelp and Google My Business
How long does an IV therapy session typically last?
Most of our vitamin IV therapy sessions last between 30 – 60 minutes. Some of our specialty IVs, such as the Iron and NAD+ infusions, may last several hours per session. Additionally, our specialty infusions may require multiple treatments over the course of several weeks.
How often should I receive IV therapy treatments?
It depends. Some IVs can be given every couple of weeks while others are recommended every couple of months. The exact frequency will depend on the specific ingredients in the infusion as well as your health goals.
Your healthcare provider will determine the optimal frequency to help ensure that infusions are both safe and effective for your needs.
How do I prepare for an IV therapy session?
Getting ready for your IV infusion is easy.
- Hydrate to help make it easier for your nurse to insert the IV into your vein.
- Make sure you will be comfortable during your treatment. Consider having blankets, pillows, and entertainment options at hand.
- Eat before your appointment to help stabilize your blood sugar levels and reduce the chance of nausea.
- Choose clothing with loose sleeves so your nurse can easily access your arm.
- If your doctor has given you specific instructions for your appointment, follow their guidance.
What should I expect during an IV therapy treatment?
Your nurse will arrive at your location with all of the equipment needed for your appointment. They will prep the insertion site and administer the IV. Your nurse will monitor your progress through treatment and answer any questions or concerns you have. They will pack their equipment after your infusion, and you can resume your daily activities as normal unless instructed otherwise.
How soon can I expect to see results from IV therapy?
Many patients feel refreshed and revitalized within an hour of treatment for most vitamin infusions. For specialty treatments, the exact timeline for results varies, but you may notice maximum results after several appointments. Speak with your doctor about what to expect for your chosen treatment.
What is the difference between IV therapy and oral supplements?
IV therapy and oral supplements contain vitamins, minerals, and other ingredients to support optimal health and wellness.
IV infusions deliver all ingredients directly into your bloodstream, offering immediate absorption and maximum bioavailability. Most patients feel the effects faster than oral supplements.
Oral supplements have a lower absorption rate than IVs because some components are lost to digestion. They are also slower to take effect as they first need to pass through your digestive system.
Can I customize my IV therapy treatment to address specific needs?
We offer a selection of IV add-ons that can help target specific health goals.
- Vitamin C (1 and 10g)
- Vitamin B12
- B Complex
- Anti-inflammatory medication
- Anti-nausea medication
- Antacid medication
In addition to our IV add-ons, we offer the following booster shots alongside our infusions:
- Vitamin D
- Lipostat (fat burner)
Are there any contraindications or conditions that may prevent me from receiving IV therapy?
Certain individuals should not receive IV therapy, including:
- Women who are pregnant
- Individuals with kidney disease or heart conditions
- Individuals with allergies to any of the ingredients in an infusion
- Individuals taking medications that may interfere with the ingredients in an infusion
Your doctor will assess your medical history and determine if an IV infusion is suitable for your needs.