IV nutrient therapy—the process of administering vitamins, minerals, amino acids, herbs and other compounds through the venous system—has become one of our favorite treatment modalities here at ALCHEMĒ—and with good reason. IV therapy can be used to prevent and treat common illnesses such as colds, flus and gastrointestinal infections; can treat a wide variety of ailments such as migraines, insomnia, musculoskeletal pain, and yes, even hangovers; and can be used as adjunctive treatment for more pathologic conditions such as autoimmune disease, chronic infections, and cancer. By bypassing the intestines, IVs allow for much great absorption of nutrients than with pills and powders. Furthermore, large quantities of nutrients that cannot be absorbed through digestive tract easily can be delivered directly to the cells that need them most.
Some conditions that are successfully treated with nutritional IVs include:
- Acute illness
- Adrenal fatigue
- Autoimmune disease
- Blood sugar dysregulation
- Cancer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Premenstrual syndrome
- Chronic pain
- Digestive and gastrointestinal disease
- Mood disorders
- Skin conditions
Many people ask us if IV therapy hurts. For almost all of our patients, the answer is no! When IV therapy is performed by an experienced practitioner, you should feel no more than a slight pinprick. People are also curious as to how long receiving an IV takes. For most, the answer is 30 minutes to 1 hour, though certain IVs may take longer. Finally, people want to know how they will feel after. Most individuals feel very relaxed after their IV, experience an increase in energy 90 minutes to 2 hours later, and sleep very soundly that night.
If you have specific questions about IVs or would like to know if you could benefit from IV therapy, feel free to get in touch. Through September 30th, all nutritional IVs are 25% off making it a great opportunity to try this amazing modality!