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What Is Vitamin IV Infusion Therapy and How Does It Work?

If you are looking to boost your energy levels and improve your immune function while treating one of many health problems, vitamin IV infusion therapy might be for you.

According to Chicago resident Dave Dickens, who described his experience with the treatment to U.S. News and World Report Contributor Anna Medaris Miller in a 2016 article, it’s a great cure-all for hangovers.

“It was unbelievable,” he told Miller. “Right away, you start feeling it, but 45 minutes later, you feel almost 100 percent – no hangover.”

But vitamin infusion therapy is much more than a magic bullet for when you’ve tossed back a few more than you should have the night before. Here’s what you should know about this treatment option.

What Is It?

As the name implies, this treatment uses an intravenous drip to deliver vitamins to a patient’s bloodstream. Once you are hooked up to the drip, you will have about 20-60 minutes to fill, depending on the quantity of solution administered.

Lots of clinics offer this therapy, so there are many different vitamin “cocktails” available. At ICBR, depending on the patient, we use a variety of combinations of vitamins and minerals, including:

  • Magnesium
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin B 6
  • Vitamin B 12
  • Glutathione
  • Iron

Once administered, you will be able to spend the time doing whatever you like—bring a book to read or play on your phone. It goes by pretty fast!

How Does It Work?

Believe it or not, vitamin IV infusion therapy is not new. Hospitals have been using it for decades to help patients who are dehydrated or who need to increase essential nutrients. Only relatively recently have clinics like ours been able to provide this great service to our clients.

Because you do not need to wait for your body to absorb the vitamins through the digestive system when you get an infusion, you will feel the benefits much more quickly. When vitamins and minerals are delivered directly to the bloodstream, they avoid loss of potency and poor absorption rates, too. And it’s not just those who are battling an illness who can benefit from this treatment—perfectly healthy people often report feeling as though they are younger after an infusion session. It’s also a great way to return the body to normal after recovering from an illness.

Interested in Trying Vitamin IV Infusion Therapy?

Whether you are fighting off an illness (or a hangover) or just want to feel better than usual, this treatment could be an excellent option for you.

Want to learn more about how vitamin infusion therapy works at ICBR? We are available to answer any questions that you may have. Just give us a call at 1-800-826-5366 or sign up for a free consultation here.

Don’t wait any longer to feel younger and healthier. Try vitamin IV infusion therapy today.