In the fast-paced and stressful lives most of us lead, it can be easy to feel run down sometimes. Often, that’s because our bodies are lacking in basic nutrients and adequate water, especially if your diet is not as good as it should be. But you don’t have to live with feeling tired all the time.
IV therapy replenishes the resources that your body needs. In just a short period of time, you can give your body and immune system a boost. Our providers at eleven19 Medical + Weight Loss explain what IV therapy is and why you should consider it.
What IV therapy entails
Most people are supposed to get all the vitamins, minerals, and water that they need from a well-balanced diet and drinking enough water. But you know how hard that can be, especially if you’re balancing long hours at work with family needs.
IV hydration therapy consists of a fluid drip, often with vitamins, minerals, or herbs added, administered directly into your veins by an IV. The process usually takes about an hour, and most of our patients report feeling energized afterward.
Although it is generally very safe when given by trained professionals, there’s the possibility that you might experience some bruising afterward, just as when you receive any IV.
What are the possible benefits of IV therapy?
If you’ve heard anything about IV therapy, it was very likely positive. IV therapy is often called the magic cure for anything from hangovers to headaches. IV therapy boosts your metabolism and provides other benefits. Conditions that may benefit from IV therapy include:
- The feeling that you’re getting a cold
- Flu-like symptoms
- Jet lag
- Shift work
- Weak immune system
- Sallow skin
Although some providers claim that IV therapy can cure diseases like multiple sclerosis and cancer, the FDA has been cracking down on these claims. Yet it’s a safe procedure when performed by trained medical professionals.
You’re likely to feel better and look better after even just one session IV therapy session — and you can choose to come back again whenever you feel you need a boost.
When you need more help
IV therapy is not meant to replace regular medical care. It’s meant as a supplement to help you stay healthy, but not as a substitute for more serious health needs.
If you have a fever that won’t go away, signs of infection, or feel persistently tired despite getting enough rest and trying IV therapy, seek traditional medical attention.
For best results
IV therapy can be one important component in living your best life. But for the best results, you should also have an overall healthy lifestyle and a balanced life. This includes:
- Getting enough sleep (7-8 hours every night)
- Eating a varied diet rich in fruits and vegetables
- Drinking enough water (a recommended eight 8-ounce glasses a day)
- Having some form of regular stress-reducing practice, such as meditation, yoga, or prayer
If you’re interested in learning more about what IV therapy can do for you, call us at eleven19 Medical + Weight Loss today. We have offices in Fullerton, Ontario, and Santa Ana, California.