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10 Questions About IV Vitamin Therapy Answered 

Intravenous (IV) Vitamin Therapy is becoming a current trend in naturopathic medicine and holistic treatments. If you’re curious about IV Vitamin Therapy, then read on to discover its benefits, safety considerations, effectiveness, and more.

Whether you're seeking a better understanding or contemplating its suitability for your needs, these answers aim to offer clarity and guidance!

An IV bag full of fruit.

What is IV Vitamin Therapy?

Intravenous (IV) vitamin therapy is a naturopathic treatment that replenishes your body’s essential nutrients, such as electrolytes and minerals through a vein in your arm. 

What can IV vitamin therapy help treat?

Some conditions and reasons for this treatment include:

  • Anti-aging

  • Allergies/Asthma

  • Chronic fatigue

  • Cold/flu recovery

  • Detoxification

  • Enhance Energy

  • Focus

  • Hangover

  • Headaches/Migraines

  • Hydration

  • Immune system boosts

  • Illness Prevention

  • Longevity

What essential nutrients can IV vitamin therapy provide?

Different “cocktails” contain a different combinations of vitamins and minerals, including but not limited to:

  • Glutathione

  • Saline

  • Vitamins B12

  • Vitamin B6

  • Vitamin C

  • Zinc

  • Magnesium

  • Calcium

Does the procedure hurt?

The needle used to inject the vitamins is very small, so most individuals experience little to no discomfort. You may experience a tiny pinch but it should only last a second or two.

How long do treatments last?

Treatments range from 30-90 minutes in length depending on the dose of vitamins used. During that time, a trained professional inserts the needle and monitors the treatment. You can typically go about the rest of your day as usual afterward. 

How long does vitamin IV vitamin therapy last in your body?

While the treatment is under 2 hours, IV fluid can remain in the body for a few hours, yet the nutrients will remain in the body for days, weeks, or sometimes months. 

Why choose IV vitamin therapy over oral supplements?

IV vitamin therapy nourishes you more efficiently and effectively than if you were to hydrate orally. By going directly into the bloodstream your body can absorb and immediately utilize 100% of the vitamins.

Additionally, IV vitamin therapy provides effective treatments for those with nutrient deficiencies and malabsorptions. If one is not able to take supplements orally, IV vitamin therapy can be a great alternative.

How do I know if IV Vitamin Therapy is right for me?

First, consult with a professional to see if you could benefit from IV vitamin therapy. A micronutrient analysis may be required. You may also need to get bloodwork to see what nutrients you lack to better select and customize a treatment. 

Who should not receive IV Vitamin Therapy?

Those with kidney disease or heart conditions should not receive IV vitamin therapy because the organs may not be able to process high concentrations of vitamins at one time.

Our physician will meet with you prior, to confirm that you do not have any contraindications that would prevent you from receiving the specific IV type you are inquiring about. 

Other modalities may be better suited for you, and we recommend scheduling a consultation to figure out a plan together.

Is it safe to partake in IV Vitamin Therapy?

Like with any naturopathic treatment, IV vitamin therapy is considered safe if administered by a trained professional in a clean, sterile environment. This also goes for the tools - such as utilizing sterilized needles. 

Steer clear of “IV bars” and attend a licensed clinic instead. Connecticut Natural Medicine is a physician owned and operated facility that is truly 100% invested in your health and well-being. Our naturopathic practitioners source our infusions from the only FDA approved product line on the market and are not watered-down or altered in any way.

Learn more about naturopathic medicine at Connecticut Natural Medicine

Connecticut Natural Medicine offers IV vitamin therapy at our naturopathic clinic located in Ellington, Connecticut at our Main street location. Call 860-454-7029 to schedule a consultation!

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