When people think of the word “vitamin” images of fruits, vegetables, pills, supplements, and health ads instantly come to mind. But IV infusions? Usually not. While the idea of needles and an IV drip may not be anyone’s first thought when it comes to nutrients, vitamin infusion therapy has been around for decades, helping provide people get a higher concentration of vitamins and minerals (more than they would by simple ingestion!) This efficient and effective way of getting vitamins into the bloodstream can help improve various ailments that people can struggle with due to vitamin deficiency, providing natural, safe treatment alternatives.
Are you interested in trying vitamin infusions? Read below to find out whether a vitamin treatment infusion would be right for you!
What are Vitamin Infusions?
When you eat an apple, you’re going to ingest vitamins from it. But as it’s being broken down in the stomach and digestive tract, only about 50% of the vitamins are actually absorbed from the apple. On the other hand, vitamins that are given straight through an IV are absorbed at around 90%, since its directly through the bloodstream.
Vitamin IV infusions are a liquid mixture of vitamins and minerals that are offered in different “cocktails” depending on what the patient is looking for. Here at Virginia Infusion Therapies, we offer a variety of vitamin infusions for multiple needs such as Immunity Boost (Vitamin C, Zinc, and B Complex), Recovery & Performance (an amino acid blend, B complex, carnitine, lysine, vitamin C, etc.), Inner Beauty (B complex, vitamin C, Folic acid, COq10 1, glutathione, vitamin B12, etc.), and the classic Myer’s Cocktail (Magnesium chloride, calcium chloride, vitamin B12, vitamin C, B complex, etc.). We also offer vitamin add-ons, for any additional “shots” mixed in.
Vitamin infusions are administered directly into the bloodstream by a board-certified, experienced physician. The infusions can take from 20 minutes to an hour. Depending on the vitamins, the results can be immediate or gradual.
Will Vitamin Infusion Therapy Help Me?
Vitamin infusion therapy (VIT) is used for all sorts of treatments, from simply improving overall health to various ailments and health concerns. However, there are people who are good candidates for vitamin infusion therapy and would benefit more from VIT than the average joe. Here are a few examples of some people who are candidates for VIT:
- Anyone with an illness or disability that interferes with nutrient absorption.
- Anyone who struggles to eat enough food. (Note: if you are struggling to eat enough to function properly, contact your doctor. VIT is not food replacement, only a supplement, and therefore should not be treated as food replacement.)
- Athletes or others who participate in extreme forms of exercise.
- Those looking to help replenish their bodies after alcohol intake.
- Anyone looking to boost their vitamin intake for healthier skin, hair, nails, etc.
- Anyone looking to boost their immunity.
- And more
There are also ailments that VIT can help treat. While treatment success varies from person to person, VIT can help treat:
- Sinus/Respiratory Tract Infections
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Some types of asthma
- Balance some hormones
- And more
While there is no guarantee (just like eating an apple a day doesn’t promise that the doctor will stay away,) VIT treatments can help replenish the body with vitamins, which can overall improve vitality.
Talk to your doctor and a VIT board-certified, experienced physician to learn what vitamin infusion therapy treatments can do for you!
Why Should I Try Vitamin Infusion Therapy?
Vitamin infusions have helped provide relief for people suffering from asthma, migraines, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and more.
Other people have found that vitamin infusions increase their energy levels, detox their bodies, boost their immune systems, and even help them lose weight. Some athletes have started using vitamin infusions to help them rehydrate, recover, and build muscle faster and more naturally. Still more people have found that vitamin infusions even help them recover from hangovers faster. Overall, VIT treatment can help improve quality of life and general health!
Why Should I NOT Try Vitamin Infusion Therapy?
That being said, VIT treatments are not for everyone. There is such a thing as getting “too much of a good thing,” and sometimes, someone’s “good thing” is someone else’s repellant.
Anyone who has kidney, liver, or pancreatic problems will want to be wary of vitamin infusions, since they may not be able to filter as quickly as needed. People with certain heart or blood pressure challenges will also want to steer clear of vitamin infusions, since fluid overload could lead to dangerous complications. Pregnant and nursing women will also want to be cautious of VIT unless advised otherwise by a doctor.
And of course, like anything, there are side effects to VIT treatments such as infection, shock, and muscle spasms. However, side effects are greatly reduced when VIT is administered properly.
If you aren’t sure whether VIT would be right for you, talk to your doctor about whether VIT would be beneficial, or whether it would be best to stick to oral vitamins.
What Should I Expect From Vitamin Infusions Therapy?
Depending on what type of vitamin mixture you’re getting, you can expect to feel results almost immediately. Overall, patients report feeling more energetic, refreshed, rehydrated, and fresher right after a treatment. VIT can provide almost immediate relief for some migraines, acute asthma attacks, hangover, and exhaustion from excercise (such as running a marathon). For other treatments, such as Inner Beauty, patients report positive results even weeks later.
Talk to one of our certified, experienced physicians about what type of results you’re looking for. From improved skin to soothing migraines, we will do our best to find a VIT package that will help you best!
I Want To Try Vitamin Infusion Therapy - What Now?
Of course, talk to your doctor about whether VIT would be right for you. Then, do your research! Find a qualified, experienced, board-certified practitioner. Don’t cut corners or be afraid to ask questions — finding a VIT center that values health, quality, and comfort is prime importance!
Also, make certain you have a comprehensive medical history to give to the practitioner. In order to give you the best results and be as safe as possible, they will need to know your health history, any concerns you may have, any and all medications you take, and all vitamins you ingest (yes, including tea!)
Expect infusions usually take 20 minutes to an hour, and usually cost around $200-$300 per treatment, depending on the “cocktail.” If you need help deciding what type of mixture would be best for you, talk to your practitioner who will know exactly what type of mixture would give you the best results.
Where Can I Get Vitamin Infusions?
At Virginia Infusion Therapies, we offer a variety of vitamin infusion treatments for our patients. Our office is conveniently located in Leesburg, Virginia, near INOVA Loudoun Hospital.
If you are interested in receiving vitamin infusions at Virginia Infusions Therapies, we recommend learning about our vitamin infusion varieties. Talk with you primary care physician, then set up your appointment! We can’t wait to see you!