IV therapy is the new kid on the block, but trust us when we say – it’s here to stay. According to some media outlets, IV treatments topped the wellness trends of 2019 and remain to impress its fans into 2020, increasing in popularity. But if you’re new to IV therapy, you’re probably questioning what on earth it entails and how it can benefit you. Here at Prime IV Hydration and Wellness, it’s our specialty. So get ready to have your mind blown as you learn all about 2020’s number one wellness trend.
What is IV Therapy?
You may have been on a drip at some point in your life, most likely when you were at the doctor’s or in hospital. A drip, also known as intravenous fluids or IV, is a plastic bag filled with liquids that transfers the liquid through a tube attached to a tiny needle that is inserted directly into your vein. The purpose of IV therapy is simple: you’re pumping your body with vitamins and fluids to efficiently replenish and deeply hydrate your body at a cellular level.
If you’re squirmy, the thought of a needle may gross you out a little – but bare with us. Firstly, the pain is nothing more than a tiny pin prick. Secondly, you’ll realize it’s absolutely worth it when you hear about all the amazing benefits.
What are the Benefits of IV Therapy?
The benefits of IV therapy are extensive and have been shown to effectively treat common ailments including:
- A run down immune system
- Sports recovery
- Hangover recovery
- Sun poisoning
The majority of these ailments are caused in part due to a lack of circulating nutrients, dehydration and a compromised immune system. Having an IV infusion pumps the necessary vitamins and fluids directly into your bloodstream to give you the boost you need to bring you back to health.
Here’s why this works: when you’re feeling run down, have low energy or struggling with brain fog, it’s likely that your body is fighting a harmful pathogen or is unable to effectively flush out toxins. When toxins build up in the body, it can cause inflammation and sickness, prompting an immune response; but if there is a harmful pathogen present, immune function is impaired and your body can’t effectively rid the body of sickness.
Plus, unless your diet and lifestyle habits are explemory, it’s likely you are lacking in certain essential nutrients like vitamins C, D, B-12 and magnesium, amongst others. Think you’re probably fine? An estimated 92 percent of US adults have a vitamin deficiency, so statistically speaking – you’re probably lacking in something. Any vitamin deficiency or insufficiency will inhibit immune function, increasing your risk of illness. Ensuring your body has access to enough circulating nutrients will optimize immune function and keep you fighting fit – and who doesn’t want that?!
One of our most popular IV infusions – for migraines, allergies, fatigue and fibromyalgia, amongst others – The Myers’ Cocktail, has been shown in research to have notable benefits. A pilot study published in 2009 examined the benefits of the Myers’ Cocktail for fibromyalgia patients, concluding that after 8 weeks of weekly IV therapy, the patient reported less pain, less depression, reduced joint tenderness and improved quality of life.
If you’re questioning whether IV therapy is right for you, think of it this way – your body is like a vehicle, without the right fuel and servicing, you’re going to run into some problems. Just as being vitamin deficient and dehydrated will manifest as a whole range of health problems. Ensuring you take care of your body by doing IV therapy is more important now than ever, so contact us today if you want to give it a go.