IV nutrient therapy administration has become increasingly popular since Dr. John Myers developed and administered the first IV treatment in Baltimore in the 1970s. Today many athletes receive intravenous nutrition therapy after their games to help improve speed up their recovery. Another common reason people seek out IV nutrition therapy is in managing certain medical conditions. Recent studies indicate that supplemental IV nutrition therapy may help relieve symptoms of fibromyalgia, migraines, and hypertension among others.

What is IV Nutritional Therapy?

IV nutritional therapy (also known as Intravenous therapy, IV vitamin therapy, or IV micronutrient therapy) is a medical practice that requires injecting fluids, medications, and nutrition into the patient’s vein. Because nutrients are injected directly into the circulatory system and therefore promptly distributed, the intravenous technique is the fastest way to administer nutrients throughout the body.

What are the benefits of IV Nutritional Therapy?

We offer 4 different IV formulas depending on your goal: Goals can vary from enhancing the body’s healing and regeneration process, increase mental focus, and athletic performance, to detoxification, slow down aging, and lighting the skin. Some of the benefits of IV nutrition therapy include:

  • Increase stamina and energy
  • Be mentally alert and focused to meet your fitness or athletic goals
  • Strengthen muscles before and after intense physical activity
  • Recover your energy levels naturally and bounce back from complete exhaustion
  • Combat fatigue
  • Feel sharper and clearer
  • Improve your overall mood
  • Get energy to exercise
  • Combat stress by feeling relaxed
  • Avoid getting sick by keeping your immune system strong and healthy
  • Maintain a healthy nervous system and improve the cardiovascular function of the body
  • Improve your body’s ability to withstand stress, intense levels of work or travel

In addition, Dr. Julia Ward can tailor the IV nutrition therapy to meet the specific needs of each individual patient to provide supplemental vitamins and micronutrients to improve the body’s state of health and overall well-being.

What formulas do you offer in IV Nutritional Therapy?

We offer four advanced IV nutritional therapy formulas: Fountain of Youth, Natural Defense, Rise and Shine, and The Executive. Click below to learn about some of the great the benefits in each one.

This advanced IV nutritional therapy formula detoxifies the body and promotes noticeably healthier skin, hair and nails because is contains glutathione and vitamin C. Benefits include:

  • Improve skin complexion over a series of glutathione drips by minimizing melanin
  • Look and feel younger by keeping your cells healthy and strong
  • Empower your body’s detoxification process, so you operate effectively
  • Encourage cell revitalization and regeneration
  • Improve overall body energy and metabolism
  • Detoxify the liver and cells, so you’re protected against diseases

If you are feeling under the weather or are already sick with the common cold or flu, this advanced IV nutritional therapy formula of high dose vitamin C and other nutrients will boost your immune system.

  • Avoid getting sick by fueling your immune system with high-impact nutrients to keep you resilient
  • Obtain powerful antioxidants to fight against airborne illnesses floating around work or home
  • Maintain a healthy nervous system and improve the cardiovascular function of the body
  • Improve your body’s ability to withstand stress, intense levels of work or travel

If you have had a long night out, this advanced IV nutritional therapy formula of essential vitamins and minerals replenishes electrolytes, rehydrates the body, and boosts your energy levels in just a few minutes.

  • Avoid headaches, dizziness after a long night with little to no sleep
  • Obtain the energy to bounce back, be productive and get things done
  • Empower your immune system to protect you, so you don’t get sick
  • Hydrate your brain and other organs, so you can function completely without putting more strain on your body
  • Be alert and ready to take on your day

This advanced IV nutritional therapy formula helps you fight stress caused by heavy workloads and long business days. The formula also helps you recover from jet lag, while giving you a sense of sharper memory and focus.

  • Feel sharper and clearer to perform daily activities with precision
  • Improve your overall mood, so you can be more productive during your workday
  • Get energy to exercise or pick up a hobby after hours
  • Combat stress by feeling relaxed and in control over your tasks
  • Avoid getting sick by keeping your immune system strong and healthy

How does IV Nutritional Therapy work?

IV nutritional therapy provides you with essential vitamins and nutrients that you may not be able to absorb through the stomach due to inflammation or leaky gut issues. It also provides a higher dose than can be absorbed via food or oral supplements.

How to prepare for your IV Nutritional Therapy treatment?

  • ATTIRE. Please wear a shirt that can roll-up above your elbow to allow access to your arm.
  • HYDRATE BEFORE EVERY IV. The more hydrated you are, the more easily accessible your veins are, making for a more
    comfortable treatment.
  • HAVE SOMETHING TO EAT. Some of the vitamins and minerals can have a temporary blood sugar, and blood pressure lowering
    effect, which can make you feel light headed during or after your IV if you haven’t eaten.
  • GET MOVING. If we are sedentary right before an IV, our vessels may be more difficult to access.
  • ALLOW YOURSELF ENOUGH TIME. Give yourself enough time to arrive so you can get comfortable and relaxed prior to your treatment. This
    will make your experience more enjoyable and effective.

What to expect during your IV Nutritional Therapy treatment?

The IV can take anywhere from 45 minutes to 1 1⁄2 hours depending on the type of IV drip you’re receiving. Please plan to stay with us for a minimum of 1 hour. During your IV you may experience coldness, stiffness, and sensation of pressure or tingling from your fingertips, up your arm and into your chest. You may also taste or smell the vitamins; often they are described as having a metallic quality. These sensations are normal and to be expected. They will resolve immediately following your IV.

Let us know right away if you experience any discomfort during your treatment including: burning, stinging, aching or feelings of nausea or light-headedness. We offer many different solutions to improve your comfort during your IV treatment with us.

The most common IV complication is known as an infiltration, which occurs when IV fluid leaks into surrounding tissues. Infiltration can be caused by dislodgment of the IV needle, most often by patient movement. Although this is a non-serious complication, it is important to keep your arm still during your treatment to prevent discomfort and delay to your treatment.

Many people enjoy an immediate feeling of relaxation during their treatment. Your IV should be an experience you enjoy every time, so please let us know what we can do to make your experience the most comfortable.

What to expect after your IV Nutritional Therapy treatment?

Many people experience an increase in energy, mental alertness, and over all sense of wellbeing immediately following their IV treatment. These effects may be subtle or may not be noticed until the
next day or days following treatment. You may require several IV treatments before you begin to experience a benefit.

Chronic stress, illness, lack of sleep and poor eating habits, can all contribute to nutrient depletion. Without adequate nutrition, metabolism inside our cells becomes sluggish, leading to a buildup of waste product inside the cell. IV therapy delivers high doses of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and amino acids directly into the blood stream that readily cross cell membranes to ‘kick-start’ cellular metabolism. It is therefore normal to experience mild fatigue, headache, nausea or light- headedness following your IV treatment. This is especially common after your first few IV treatments, as your body works to clear any stored metabolic waste products. You may continue with your daily activities, including exercise following your IV treatment.

It is important to continue to stay hydrated and eat regular meals. Minor bruising of the IV site is common and should resolve within the week. If you experience redness, swelling or pain of your arm or at your injection site, please contact us right away. If you have any questions or concerns following your IV treatment, please contact our office to speak with one of our IV Therapists.

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