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What is IV Therapy?

IV therapy or IV vitamin therapy is a health and wellness treatment that gives patients a rapid infusion of fluids vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and nutrients. IV therapies allow for nearly immediate results because IV therapy bypasses the gastric system (stomach). Nutrients are immediately absorbed into the bloodstream and patients do not have to wait for the effects as they are digested.

There are various IV drips available with combinations of ingredients to boost energy, the immune system, metabolism, and more. Other choices include anti-aging drips or rehydrating drips. IV therapy can flush toxins from the body, balance hormonal levels, boost immunity, improve skin health, and give the body a needed energy boost. Although you may have heard concerns about the safety of IV therapy, this is a safe treatment when performed by a medical professional like our nurse practitioner, Dana, and it offers many benefits with immediate and long-term impact.


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Who is a Candidate for IV Therapy

Since IV therapy offers a wide range of IV drip options and the majority of these vitamins and minerals are naturally found in the body, most patients can undergo IV therapy. This medical treatment has been used to treat a variety of medical conditions and concerns, including migraines, sinus problems, pain, allergies, fatigue, and decreased athletic performance.

IV Therapy Treatment

IV therapy is quick and relatively painless. Dana first discusses each patient’s medical history to ensure a safe treatment with the right blend of vitamins and nutrients. Patients will sit comfortably in our office while a needle is inserted in their arms to administer the IV bag. You can relax, bring a book, listen to music, or do some work while you wait for the infusion to complete.

Recovery from IV Therapy

There is no recovery or downtime after IV therapy and patients can expect immediate results. You can return to work or other daily activities feeling more energized and refreshed.

Frequently Asked Questions

How often should you do IV therapy?

Depending on the vitamins being administered via the IV, most people get IV therapy once every two weeks.

How long do IV therapy results last?

Depending on how quickly your body metabolizes the nutrients, IV therapy results can last for days to weeks.

What is IV therapy used for?

IV therapy is a way to give fluids, nutrition, or vitamins directly to the body and bloodstream through an IV that is inserted into a vein.

Is IV hydration better than drinking water?

IV hydration can deliver hydration to your body quicker than drinking water alone, but it should never be used as a substitute for drinking water. IV hydration works best when you hydrate your body by drinking water regularly.

What is the most common type of IV therapy?

The most popular IV mixture is called the Myers cocktail which includes magnesium, calcium, vitamins B6, B12, B5, B complex, and vitamin C.

Who is a good candidate for IV therapy?

Those with certain health conditions or concerns can benefit from IV therapy. These conditions can include asthma, migraines, fibromyalgia, angina, hyperthyroidism, muscle spasms, allergies, sinus and respiratory infections, and chronic fatigue.

Is it okay to get IV therapy while sick?

IV therapy can replenish any nutrients lost during your illness and can even shorten the duration of your cold or flu. If you are contagious, we do ask that you stay home.

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If you are in need of a quick solution for your health concerns, schedule a consultation today for IV therapy in New York and Connecticut. Dana and our team will discuss your treatment options in more detail to determine the best IV treatment for you.