Safety and skepticism in the wellness world
As health and wellness experts, we always get asked if what we do really works, and we love to talk about this topic!
Oftentimes, this question is rooted in a concern for safety because our health is a very personal topic, and caring for that health is crucial to living a long and happy life. Other times, people are skeptical because they’ve seen treatments promoted by celebrities and influencers and question their effectiveness.
These are all very valid concerns that we take time to address thoroughly with potential clients when we meet them for the first time.
If you’re considering IV therapy but have some questions about it, read on to learn why IV therapy is not just “legit,” but a very effective health and wellness treatment, too.
What does IV therapy do?
IV therapy is the intravenous (in the veins) administration of fluids and nutrients, so its main purpose is to efficiently deliver vitamins and hydration to your body.
IV therapy can be beneficial for a wide range of issues, including:
Targeting Vitamin Deficiencies: If your body is deficient in vitamins, it’s probably not functioning as smoothly as it could, and you may even have some physical side effects from certain deficiencies, like a weakened immune system from not enough Vitamin C, or sore muscles after a workout from not enough Potassium. IV therapy can deliver a controlled dose of vitamins directly to your bloodstream, making it much easier for your body to use the nutrients right away.
Rehydration & Recovery: Whether you need to bounce back quickly after a hard workout or are nursing a bad hangover from one too many drinks the night before, IV therapy can help rehydrate your body faster than drinking water alone, and most IV drips can be infused with electrolytes to aid in rehydration, too.
Repairing Skin & Reducing Aging: As we age, our bodies slowly stop producing a coenzyme called Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide, or NAD, and the decline in NAD leads to the effects of aging we know, like wrinkles and decreased energy levels. But, IV therapy can restore NAD in your cells and combat that decline, leading to healthier-looking skin and a more youthful, healthy feeling overall.
Does IV therapy really work?
Like with any wellness treatment, how effective IV therapy is for your body will vary from person to person, and IV therapy certainly isn’t right for everyone. Still, the vast majority of healthy folks will see a host of benefits after just a few treatments.
The reason IV therapy is so effective at both delivering vitamins and rehydrating the body is that it doesn’t rely on the digestive system to break down and absorb nutrients to be used by your cells.
When you drink water or a sports drink or take an oral vitamin supplement, it must travel through your digestive system, where a portion of those nutrients may not make it to the bloodstream to be used by your cells. This makes it very hard to control the exact amount of a particular nutrient your body will actually get from an oral supplement.
But, with IV therapy, that middleman of the digestive system is removed, so we can more effectively administer a controlled dose of vitamins to target your specific and unique deficiencies while helping to rehydrate and replenish your body.
Is IV therapy safe?
Administering fluids and nutrients through an IV drip is not a new technology, and doctors and nurses have been using IV therapy in hospitals for decades. Because of this, technology surrounding IV therapy has advanced significantly, especially as IV therapy has broken out of hospitals to be used day-to-day as a wellness treatment.
But, with any health treatment comes risks and benefits, and it’s important to consult a healthcare professional before getting an IV therapy treatment to ensure it is safe for your unique case.
For most healthy individuals, however, IV therapy is not only safe but can be effective at delivering a host of benefits, like reduced inflammation, improved energy levels, younger-looking skin, and more.
IV therapy is a very effective treatment to replenish, restore, and rehydrate your body and is an excellent addition to any holistic wellness regimen.
Ready to learn more about how IV therapy can 10X your health? Book your first treatment appointment online at one of our locations in Scottsdale, AZ or Aventura, FL, and let our 10X Health team help you get started on your journey!