Yes, our infusions are safe. The ingredients are sourced from reliable, reputable and accredited compounding pharmacies and suppliers. The IVs are chosen and administered by our licensed and skilled IV specialists.
Side effects rarely occur but if they do they are usually minor and short lived. Bruising, bleeding from the site and soreness can occur. Some people report feeling cooling of the arm, a metallic taste in their mouth, maybe a flushed feeling, and a vitamin smell in their urine- all of these are normal! Less common side effects are risk of infection and allergic reactions. Our skilled nursing staff are trained to identify and treat any and all side effects.
The IV contains sterile fluid and the appropriate additives that can be any combination of medicines, vitamins and nutrients.
IVitamin has a licensed physician, our Medical Director, who oversees the operations of IV administration. He may or may not be present at the time of your visit but is always available for questions. One of our professional, licensed, and skilled IV specialists will administer and monitor you while receiving your infusion.
There are very few medications that interact with the IV therapy. Our nursing staff will take your medication and health history in order to make sure there are no potential interactions with what is in the IV.
Our IV’s take anywhere from 30 minutes to 1 hour depending on the infusion. Our goal is to administer your infusion at a safe and comfortable rate.
Typically no. If needed, a numbing spray can be used to numb the area so you don’t feel anything. The needle used is a very small needle and is well tolerated by most people.
The additives in the IVs are given in very safe doses and most do not contain additives that the human body can overdose on. Your body will absorb what it needs and safely eliminate the rest.
Most of the daily supplements taken by mouth are only partially absorbed therefore only allowing partial activity. With Intravenous Nutrition the nutrients enter the bloodstream at higher, safe concentrations allowing direct delivery to the body’s cells. This allows the body to better absorb and utilize these nutrients. We encourage our clients to continue their oral supplement regimen along with IV nutrient therapy to obtain maximum results.
Most people notice increased energy and feeling better overall. Some people report a vitamin taste in their mouth and strong vitamin smell in their urine, but that’s totally normal. That is how the body eliminates the nutrients once the body metabolizes them. You may see dramatic effects after the first IV depending on your nutritional hydration status. Those who get regular IVs will feel less dramatic effects as their body starts to maximize their hydration nutritional balance.
Depending on the infusion, some patients get an IV up to twice a week. You have the option to do weekly, biweekly or monthly treatments. We recommend getting an IV when you feel the need to boost your energy levels, travel frequently, or just want to get back to your normal, productive self. You may see dramatic effects after the first IV depending on your nutritional hydration status. Those who get regular IVs will feel less dramatic effects as their body starts to maximize their hydration nutritional balance.