IV Drips: The Truth Behind These Trendy Treatments
From athletic performance to hangover cures, IV drips have been gaining popularity for their wide range of benefits. But do they really work?
Before we dive into the evidence, let’s first understand what IV drips are. Also known as intravenous therapy, IV drips involve injecting a solution directly into your bloodstream using a catheter that’s placed in your arm, or hand. The solution contains a mix of vitamins, minerals, electrolytes, and other substances that are beneficial to your body. Medications can also be administered.
Do IV drips truly work?
Here’s what the available evidence suggests:
Hydration: IV drips can quickly and effectively rehydrate your body when you’re experiencing nausea or vomiting.
Nutrient Absorption: Injecting necessary vitamins and minerals straight into the bloodstream allows for faster and more effective absorption than oral supplements.
Hangover Cure: Studies suggest IV drips with added anti-emetics and NSAIDS can alleviate symptoms of a hangover within 30 minutes.
Athletic Performance Enhancement: Some studies show IV drips can aid in muscle recovery and improve endurance.
Immune System Boost: Replenishing levels of antioxidants and immune-boosting substances via IV drips can help fight off and recover from illness.
Mental Clarity: IV drips with NAD+ (a coenzyme) can improve focus and mental clarity by rehydrating and replenishing your body with essential nutrients.
Before considering IV drip therapy, it’s important to keep a few things in mind. First, only receive treatment from a qualified healthcare provider. At Element IV Therapy, we use Registered Nurses. Second, speak to your healthcare provider if you have chronic health conditions to understand the risks and benefits for your specific needs. Finally, consider the cost and budget before deciding if IV drip therapy is right for you.
In conclusion, while evidence supports IV drip therapy, whether it’s necessary for your specific situation and condition should be evaluated. IV drips do appear to have a number of benefits, including hydration, nutrient absorption, hangover cure, athletic performance enhancement, immune system boost, and mental clarity. IV drips may be a helpful addition to your health and well-being regimen when accessed safely and under the right conditions. Give us a call today at 480-672-0257 Element IV Therapy, we’ll get you feeling better fast.