Pros and Cons of Vitamin IV Therapy

More than four in five American adults take vitamin and mineral dietary supplements. 

In recent years, IV therapy has become a popular method of increasing vitamin intake. The benefits of vitamin IV infusions range from improving mental clarity to stress relief, boosting immunity, and fighting off a hangover. 

Keep reading to discover why vitamin IV therapy may be the perfect tool for supporting your health and wellness goals. 

What is Vitamin IV Therapy?

Vitamins are nutrients necessary for keeping your brain, skin, bones, and blood healthy. However, many vitamins, such as vitamin A, vitamin B12, vitamin C, and vitamin D, are not produced by the body. This means that they can only be obtained through food or vitamin supplements.

Vitamin IV therapy is a way of delivering vitamins directly into your bloodstream. Because this treatment completely bypasses the digestive system, nutrients are immediately absorbed and available to your cells. The absorption rate of the nutrients is 100% as opposed to only 20-50% if they were administered orally. 

You can have almost any vitamin infused into your body through intravenous treatment. The most commonly used vitamins in IV therapy are vitamin C, vitamin B12, as well as cocktails of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, antioxidants, and sometimes medications. What’s more, an IV solution can be customized to meet your personal health and wellness needs and achieve maximum effect. 

How does vitamin IV therapy work?

IV therapy is administered using the same methods that are used in hospitals. A nurse administers the fluid IV solution through a tube, called a catheter, attached to a needle that enters your bloodstream. You need to keep your arm still for the duration of the treatment so you don’t dislodge the catheter, otherwise, you can relax, watch TV, or browse on your phone. The nurse will continue to monitor you for any reactions and ensure the IV stays in place during treatment.

A vitamin IV therapy session lasts anywhere from 30-45 minutes, depending on the type of treatment. The entire process, from a nurse arriving at your home, setting up the equipment, and administering the IV to payment and cleanup, will take around 90 minutes. After receiving a vitamin infusion, you will often start feeling better almost immediately. 

The Pros of Vitamin IV Therapy

With many different kinds of vitamins and other nutrients available, IV therapy offers numerous health and wellness benefits. Here are just a few. 

Hangover cure

A hangover is a combination of your body's physiological and psychological responses to increased alcohol consumption that are caused by dehydration and nutrient depletion. Without treatment, hangover symptoms can last several days. IV therapy can help reverse common hangover side effects like thirst, dizziness, headache, upset stomach, nausea and vomiting, as well as fatigue and lack of energy. 

Reset IV hangover packages, including Still Spinning, Pre Game, The Baller, and DEFCON 1, contain vitamin B12 and other powerful ingredients to help ease the symptoms of even the worst hangovers. These specially designed formulas will hydrate your body and provide essential nutrients to help you start feeling your usual self in no time. 

Health booster 

Vitamin IV therapy can improve your overall physical and emotional wellness by providing your body with the ideal balance of vitamins and other nutrients. An intravenous treatment may help you to:

  • Boost your energy levels
  • Combat fatigue
  • Reduce the symptoms of migraines
  • Decrease anxiety and depression
  • Improve mental clarity and cognitive function
  • Relieve the symptoms of asthma and allergies
  • Accelerate wound healing.

Reset IV wellness therapy options include NAD+, Immune Boost, Sexual Health Support, Relaxation, Jetlag, and Prenatal packages.

Recovery from illness

Vitamin IV treatments will boost your immunity by delivering vitamin C, zinc, vitamin B12, and other nutrients your body needs to fight off illness. Vitamin IV therapy can also help delay or prevent the onset of some chronic conditions, such as migraines and respiratory illnesses. 

Reset IV offers several options containing specially created formulas that will provide you with everything you need to combat the illness and ensure a fast recovery. 

The Cold and Flu package consists of a unique combination of normal saline for hydration, vitamin C essential for reducing infections and inflammation, a multivitamin that provides vital nutrients for maintaining a healthy immune system, as well as pain relief medication for added relief. 

The Food Poisoning package contains a special blend of vitamins C, A, B, B1, B6, D3, E, and K1, as well as Niacinamide (vitamin B3) and Dexpanthenol (vitamin B5), formulated to help calm your stomach and restore lost nutrients. In addition, the hydrating solution will help supplement your fluid intake and prevent dehydration. 

Other Reset IV therapy options for illness recovery include Stomach Flu, Migraine, and Fatigue/Dehydration packages.

Athletic booster

Vitamin IV therapy is successfully used to enhance athletic performance. The powerful combination of rehydration and essential vitamins and minerals will help you prepare for a challenging workout, build muscle, and recover after a physical effort. 

IV drips hold many benefits for athletic performance:

  • They provide fast and thorough rehydration
  • They help maintain healthy muscle and tissue
  • They flush out free radicals and toxins from your body
  • They can boost endurance, and
  • They enable faster muscle recovery.

Reset IV athletic packages like Basic Hydration, Post workout Boost, and Workout Routine Support will give you the necessary energy to perform at your best, allowing you to feel great both before, during, and after a workout.

Beauty treatment

Beauty support IV drips consist of special blends of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to help your skin, hair, and nails look radiant and healthy. IV therapy can reduce the appearance of wrinkles, repair UV damage, brighten your skin, and improve blemishes and imperfections.

Our beauty packages ranging from Skin Rejuvenation to Weight Loss Support and Hair, Skin, and Nail Strengthener will provide you exactly what you need to feel beautiful and rejuvenated. 

Works on your schedule

Reset IV is a convenient concierge service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There is no need for you to leave the comfort of your home or wait for treatment at a clinic in order to enjoy the benefits of an IV treatment. Our trained nursing staff will deliver therapy in your home, your office, a hotel room, or any other location of your choice. We will typically be at your door already within an hour of booking, depending on availability. 

Convenient locations

Reset IV currently serves seven convenient locations: Los Angeles, Orange County, Las Vegas, Miami, Tampa, Fort Lauderdale, and Hollywood

To learn more about Reset IV services and schedule an appointment in one of our locations, feel free to call us at (833) 737-3848 or contact us online and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

The Cons of Vitamin IV Therapy

Vitamin IV therapy is in most cases a completely safe procedure. However, in rare cases, complications such as infections and vitamin or mineral overdose may occur. 

Risk of infection

Your blood may get infected by bacteria when an IV drip is placed in an infected area of skin or when an infection from another part of the body spreads to the injection site. If the needle and your skin are not properly cleaned before a nurse inserts the IV, the likelihood of infection increases. A blood infection is typically treated with hydration and antibiotics. 

The risk of a blood infection can be minimized with proper sterilization and hygiene. At Reset IV, our priority is to provide treatments that meet the highest safety standards using only top of the line sterile equipment.

Potential vitamin or mineral overdose

Vitamins and minerals can be harmful in excess, increasing the risk of side effects. For example:

  • Large amounts of vitamin E may interfere with the absorption of other vitamins.
  • High doses of vitamin A can cause liver and bone damage.
  • Too much vitamin C can lead to stomach issues, such as cramps and diarrhea.
  • Vitamin D toxicity can lead to a buildup of calcium in the blood, causing nausea, weakness, and frequent urination.

However, the risk of toxicity due to an overdose of a nutrient through intravenous treatments is minimal. Before you start the therapy, our physicians will provide a free medical consultation and approve your treatment. If you have any medical conditions or are taking other vitamin supplements, they will make sure that you're not given anything that may interact with your medications or result in vitamin or mineral overdose. In addition, our nurses are trained to quickly respond in case an allergic reaction occurs.

How Reset IV ensures the safety of your treatment

Reset IV treatments are provided by highly trained medical professionals with extensive experience in administering IV therapy in hospitals and clinics. They are licensed in accordance with the strictest standards in the states we operate in. To date, our medical team has provided over 12,000 IV treatments. All the treatments we offer follow the protocols used in Emergency Rooms and Urgent Cares across the country.