What Is IV Nutritional Therapy

 

Nutritional IV therapy is beneficial for a variety of medical conditions. This type of treatment infuses electrolytes, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and fluids directly into the patient’s bloodstream. 

IV Nutritional Therapy is used to bypass the digestive system in providing nutrients to the body. With this type of IV therapy, 100% of the nutrients are immediately available for use by tissues and organs via the bloodstream. 

 

The digestive system is limited in its ability to absorb nutrients. Chronic stress or illness can further restrict this absorption process. If your digestive absorption is limited, you may be eating well and taking oral vitamin or mineral supplements, but they may not be able to be absorbed and utilized by the body.

The Benefits of IV Nutritional Therapy

There are many benefits to nutritional IV therapy and each nutrient that can be added to an IV bag offers specific healing benefits. Below are the vitamins that are commonly added to our Nutritional IV bags at Reset IV:

 

Vitamin B1 / Thiamine

Your body requires adequate amounts of vitamin B1 to metabolize carbohydrates and glucose and use these nutrients as an energy source. This vitamin also plays an essential role in the proper functioning of the heart, nerves, and muscles.

 

Vitamin B2 / Riboflavin

Without riboflavin, your body will struggle to use food to repair and grow cells. If your riboflavin levels are low, you may experience general ill health including skin problems, mouth or throat swelling, sores at the corners of the mouth or swollen, cracked lips, or even hair loss. This vitamin helps the body break down nutrients to use them as an energy source. It also makes it possible for the body to use oxygen efficiently.

 

Anyone who is experiencing reproductive organ issues could benefit from a Nutritional IV that includes riboflavin, but this vitamin, like all B vitamins, also plays a role in nervous system health. A dose of vitamin B2 can improve your mind and mood as well as your reproductive health.

 

Vitamin B3 / Niacin

If your niacin levels are low, you might experience fatigue, canker sores, and indigestion.

Vitamin B3 is an important nutrient that plays a role in lowering triglycerides (fats in the blood that can be measured to determine the risk for heart attack and strokes) in the blood. When vitamin B3 is present in adequate quantities, patients often experience a boost in their brain and skin health.

 

Vitamin B5 / Pantothenic Acid

Pantothenic Acid is an essential nutrient for the production of blood cells. It can also help you convert food into energy. People who don’t get enough of this vitamin may experience fatigue, headache, irritability, insomnia, lack of coordination, or digestive issues. Restoring proper levels of pantothenic acid through a Nutritional IV may diminish these symptoms if they were caused by a deficiency.

 

Vitamin B6 / Pyridoxine

Pyridoxine is essential for good mental health. Without proper amounts of vitamin B6, your brain won’t be able to convert the amino acids in food into dopamine. Without proper dopamine levels, the body becomes susceptible to addictions, mental illness and mood disorders such as depression or anxiety. If you struggle with addiction or mood issues this vitamin in tandem with amino acid therapies can help you restore mental health.

 

Vitamin B12 / Cyanocobalamin

If you’re vegan or vegetarian, you are more susceptible to vitamin B12 deficiency than people who eat meat, but anyone over the age of 50 years needs an annual intravenous dose of vitamin B12. It was once standard practice for doctors to administer vitamin B12 injections to patients over 50 years of age at every doctor’s visit because the digestive system slowly stops being able to absorb this vitamin with advancing age. Today, vegan/vegetarian patients or older patients over age 50 often have to seek out a dose of vitamin B12 through Nutritional IV Therapy.

 

Symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency include gastrointestinal upsets such as constipation and/or diarrhea, a loss of appetite, or excessive gas. In addition to digestive disturbances, you might experience muscle weakness, numbness or tingling in your fingers or even difficulty walking. In fact, the symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency can mimic Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, or organic dementia. It isn’t unusual for patients to experience relief from depression or even memory improvements after a dose of vitamin B12 via IV.

 

Biotin

Biotin is an important vitamin for the health of skin, hair, and nails. If you’re experiencing unexplained hair loss, problems with your nails, or skin issues, you might benefit from receiving biotin in an IV.

 

Folic Acid

If you don’t receive enough folic acid through the diet, you may experience problems like extreme exhaustion, depression, or other psychological issues, and tingly feelings like pins and needles on your skin. Mouth ulcers or a sore and red tongue or poor vision are other symptoms of folic acid deficiency.  Folic acid helps the body produce and maintain new cells. Without adequate levels of folic acid levels, your body will not be able to produce the right amount of red blood cells to fully oxygenate all of your tissues.

 

Vitamin C

Everyone knows that taking vitamin C can reduce your risk of colds, but high dose vitamin C administered intravenously can have spectacular effects on health. The body can only absorb a limited amount of vitamin C daily via the digestive system, but when it’s administered via IV, the body can take in and use a much higher dose. Higher doses of vitamin C can significantly speed healing and recovery from illnesses or injury.

 

Amino Blend

Amino acids are the building blocks of peptides and proteins, which play a role in everything from mood to healthy digestion. This blend of aminos can help heal the digestive tract and improve circulation in areas of the body that are ailing. And improved circulation is key to healing. The amino blend combines extremely well with B vitamins to help spur recovery from heavy workouts or healing after major illnesses.

 

IV Therapies are one of the most routinely administered treatments offered in hospital settings. Even when there is no pharmaceutical available to treat patients, IV Therapy is extremely safe and it provides life-saving hydration. Below we talk more about the safety of IV Nutritional Therapy.

Is IV nutritional therapy safe?

Yes, IV nutritional therapy is very safe. At Reset IV, all of our IV drips are administered by qualified, experienced medical personnel who are licensed by the relevant state certifying board. IV therapy has been a commonly used treatment for over 200 years and carries little to no risk, especially when it is administered by someone who has been trained to correctly manage the IV.

 

IV Nutritional Therapies can be used in a variety of ways to accomplish different goals. Read more below about how often you should use this type of treatment.

How often should you use IV nutritional therapy?

How often you should use IV therapy will depend on the type of supplement being administered and the individual’s preference. Generally, if you are receiving IV therapy as a treatment option or to improve wellness, it is recommended that you receive one per week until your nutritional levels are stabilized, at which point you may do one IV every 2 weeks. 

Other people may choose to receive IVs on a daily basis for a short period of time when they know they will be experiencing high stress levels so that they may ensure their well-being during these times.

 

How often you should use IV nutritional therapy will vary from person-to-person. Each person has different needs, so if you plan to use IV nutritional therapy for a particular purpose, it’s best to talk to our experts or your doctor for advice.

How much does IV nutrient therapy cost?

IV nutrient therapy costs a variable amount depending on which nutrients and/or nutrient packages you choose to receive. Here is an overall breakdown of the cost that you can expect when you receive IV therapy from Reset IV:

 

  •       Normal Saline - $159

All of our nutrient therapies require the use of normal saline. Thus, this is our lowest cost therapy, and all other nutrients added will raise the price. Here is the cost of some of the nutrients and nutrient therapy packages you may choose from:


  •       B-Complex - $199

Our Pre-Game IV drip utilizes the healing power of B vitamins combined with the strength of adequate hydration through the use of normal saline.


  •       Multivitamin - $299

The multivitamin + saline package provides your body with maximum nutrition. Our multivitamin solution contains vitamins C, A, B1, B6, D3, E, and K1, in addition to Dexpanthenol and Niacinamide.


  •       NAD+ - $799

Our NAD+ (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) solution is vital for adequate brain function, higher metabolism, and overall body health. It is administered in a normal saline solution.


  •       Pyridoxine - $219

Pyridoxine, otherwise known as vitamin B6, is a vital nutrient needed particularly by pregnant women in their first trimester. Our Prenatal package combines normal saline with pyridoxine.


We also have other nutritional packages available that are targeted to help individuals in specific situations. Here is a list of our various other Nutrient Therapy IVs with a breakdown of the nutrients included and the cost of the therapy:

 

  •       Relaxation - A combination of magnesium, taurine, and our multivitamin solution: $299
  •       Sexual Health Support - Vitamin B12, Glutamine, L-arginine, Lysine, Citrulline, and Carnitine: $309
  •       Workout Boost - BCAAs (branched chain amino acids), Vitamin B12, Glutamine, L-arginine, Lysine, Citrulline, and Carnitine: $309
  •       Hair, Skin, and Nail Strengthener - Normal saline with biotin, vitamin C, and a glutathione push: $329
  •       Skin Rejuvenation - A super dose of vitamin C with a glutathione push: $269
  •       Immune Boost - B-complex vitamins with a super dose of vitamin C and a glutathione push: $279

If you’re still not sure if IV Nutritional Drips are right for you, take a look at our list of celebrities who use this type of therapy to look and feel their best.

Celebrities That Use IV Nutritional Drips

IV nutritional drips are popular among the stars, from enduring long intense performances to anti-aging solutions, all different kinds of celebrities both young and old are benefitting from the power of intravenous therapies. Here are some famous individuals who have used IV nutritional drips:

 

  •       Cindy Crawford - The well-known and well-loved actress and model uses IV nutritional drips as part of an anti-aging routine. She says that good nutrition has been the key to helping her maintain glowing, flawless skin over the years.
  •       Rihanna - Famous as a singer, actress, model, and businesswoman, Rihanna swears by the use of IV therapies to keep her up her health when she’s on the go.
  •       Justin Bieber - Bieber opts for a weekly IV drip of NAD+ in order to support his daily health and cleanse his body of any toxins.
  •       Brad Pitt - The internationally famous actor gets regular Myer’s Cocktail IV drips to help him keep up a flawless on-screen appearance and to support his overall health.
  •       Chrissy Teigan - As a model, businesswoman, and TV personality, Chrissy has a busy schedule. She uses immunity boosting IV Nutritional Therapies to keep up her health and maintain her wonderful hair and skin.
  •       Gwyneth Paltrow - Known for her wellness company Goop and her roles in numerous famous films, Paltrow gets regular immunity boosting nutritional drips to help her keep up with her busy schedule and stay healthy.