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IV Therapy – What Is It and How Does It Work? Santa Monica, CA
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IV Therapy – What Is It and How Does It Work?

What is Vitamin Therapy?
Vitamin IV therapy is a way to deliver a dose of natural minerals and vitamins directly into your bloodstream.

Compared to oral supplements, vitamin drips or injections are recommended by clinicians as the more effective means largely due to the fact that the fluid is delivered directly into your bloodstream enhancing immediate and full utilization of the nutrients.

It should be noted that while oral supplements are also offered in readily absorbable form, some of the nutrients are still lost in the GI track, something that is not possible with vitamin drips.

What are some of the advantages of vitamin therapy?
Vitamins are requisites to proper functioning of the cell. In case of a deficiency of either a vitamin or essential mineral in the body, our IV infusions help redress the balance and almost immediately restore your health status.

These administrations have also been shown to reverse more acute conditions such as asthma, depression and fatigue quite effectively and at incredibly high speeds in the presence of healthy cells and high energy levels.

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In the long run, intermittent administrations are believed to have an impact on the following conditions:

  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Cold and flu
  • Cancer
  • Allergies and asthma
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Athletic performance enhancement
  • Herpes outbreaks
  • Chronic sinusitis
  • Stress
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Viral infections
  • Bacterial infections
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic pain
  • Post-surgery recovery
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Injury or acute strain

Vitamin injections and drips: What is the difference?
The main difference between drips and injections is not in the purpose they serve but in how they are gone about.

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Vitamin injections, as the name suggests, are administered through injection whereby the fluid is pushed into the vein by a syringe while drips utilize gravity to push the fluid from a hung IV bag into your vein through a tubing or needle.

IV drips are administered at a rate set by the doctor or nurse but generally take much longer than injections, which are basically a few seconds long.

They however make up for that in a major way by providing 10 times the amount of vitamins shots would in a single administration.

What are the risks of vitamin therapy?
Apart from slight pain at the injection site during infusion, there are typically no risks big enough to influence a decision. You should however be careful not to overuse a vein as this can lead to scar tissue in it.

How many times is too many times for vitamin therapy?
Vitamin infusion should take place on ad hoc basis, but too much of it can be a waste of resources and a threat to your well-being. We recommend you don’t receive more than one drip or two shots a week.

Can anyone receive vitamin therapy?
Vitamin therapy hardly has any side effects save for the aforesaid physical ones. If you’re living a normal lifestyle and are not under any medication, you are good to receive vitamin infusions.

Kidney failure and hypertension patients are however advised to avoid IV drips and only receive injections if they must.

Posted on behalf of Modern Aesthetica

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Santa Monica, CA, 90401

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