Gone are the days when only hospital patients receive IV drip therapy treatments. Today, many health-conscious people enjoy IV hydration therapy as a way of getting the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and even medications they need to feel better and keep their body functioning properly.
With a vitamin infusion, your body receives nutrients directly into the bloodstream. This bypasses the digestive system, which would otherwise lower the amount of vitamins your body can absorb. With drip hydration, nutrients are instantly available, so your body can absorb 100% of what it needs before passing along the rest to your kidneys to be flushed out.
With so many kinds of vitamins and supplements available, IV therapy can deliver a range of health and wellness benefits, including but not limited to:
- Promoting faster weight loss
- Curing hangover symptoms
- Treating certain nutrient deficiencies
- Cleansing your body of toxins and free radicals
- Increasing your energy levels
- Promoting better cardiovascular health
- Easing anxiety and promoting relaxation
Let’s discuss each of these benefits in more depth and provide you with the supplements that help our clients achieve that particular wellness goal.
1. IV Drips Can Promote Weight Loss
It’s no secret that losing weight can be hard — hence why many people turn to IV therapy to boost their weight loss efforts. The three key supplements we use at Bounce that aid the weight loss process are:
- Alpha-lipoic acid
- Lipotropic injections
This amino acid that turns fat into fuel. It delivers fats to the mitochondria, our cells’ powerhouses to break them down and use them as energy. Carnitine is a conditionally essential nutrient, meaning we can get enough from our diet, but certain people cannot, including vegans and people with a medical condition that inhibits nutrient absorption.
Alpha-lipoic acid is a powerful antioxidant found in every cell in the body. This organic compound also works with the body’s mitochondria to boost metabolism, prevent inflammation, eliminate toxins, and reverse some of the oxidant (free radical) damage related to aging. Our bodies naturally synthesize this compound but only in small amounts. Thus, an IV infusion with this supplement can promote higher metabolism.
These injectable compounds burn fat. These are considered boosters, meaning they’re best injected via a syringe rather than an IV drip. While the ingredients can vary, ours at Bounce Hydration contain carnitine and B12, both popular supplements known to promote weight loss.
It’s important to note that IV therapy for weight loss isn’t effective on its own. You should combine it with healthy eating and regular exercise. The treatments strengthen your efforts but don’t replace them.
2. IV Hydration Can Cure Hangover Symptoms
Not only are hangovers painful and annoying, but they are also associated with poor job performance and conflict at work. Thankfully, IV hydration helps quickly resolve common hangover symptoms, such as:
- Headaches or muscle aches
- Brain fog or fatigue
- Excessive thirst
- Nausea, vomiting or stomach pain
IV fluids that help replenish the water you lost when drinking too much the night before. They also contain electrolytes, most commonly in the form of sodium chloride, which help relieve symptoms of dehydration, including fatigue, dizziness and thirst.
Most people also choose to add an anti-inflammatory or anti-nausea medication to reduce the inflammation and fatigue caused by excessive drinking. Many people start feeling relief after only one hour of their IV treatment.
3. IV Vitamin Therapy May Help Treat Certain Nutrient Deficiencies
In hospitals, IV nutrient therapy helps people who aren’t able or are too sick to eat. It is also an effective treatment for certain health conditions that can cause nutrient deficiencies, such as:
- Crohn’s disease
- Celiac disease
- Colon cancer
- Short bowel syndrome
- Cystic fibrosis
4. IV Therapy Can Cleanse Your Body of Unwanted Toxins & Free Radicals
Besides curing hangovers and providing you with essential nutrients, IV drip therapy can also cleanse your body of toxins and free radicals that can damage cells and DNA and promote aging. Since antioxidants keep toxins and free radicals in check, the most popular options in IV therapy include:
- Vitamin C
- Alpha-lipoic acid
Needing no introduction, Vitamin C is an essential antioxidant that protects your overall well-being and immune system. It also helps protect your body from free radicals by neutralizing them before they have the chance to damage cells.
Another important antioxidant that helps lower oxidative stress (free radicals), glutathione also has a plethora of other health benefits. It has shown promising results for improving symptoms caused by conditions such as Parkinson’s disease and fatty liver disease. It may also fight infections and cleanse the liver of unwanted toxins that can damage liver cells.
More than just a weight loss aid, it can also protect your body from cell damage caused by free radicals.
5. Drip Hydration Can Increase Your Energy Levels
IV vitamin therapy can also provide your body with a natural boost of energy. Nutrients like amino acids can help you replace the constant need for coffee, soda, and other caffeinated drinks that can otherwise flood your body with unnecessary sugar.
Found within our IV infusions operate on a cellular level, amino acids work with the mitochondria to convert fatty acids in our body into energy. With this energy, we can get through the day or power through an intense workout. Amino acids like tri amino and arginine also help build muscle protein.
6. IV Drips Can Increase Circulation & Promote Good Cardiovascular Health
Drip therapy can also aid in the upkeep of your cardiovascular system, thanks to using any of these four add-ins for improved function in your cardiovascular health.
- Tri Amino
- Magnesium sulfate
As amino acids, tri amino and arginine help relax your blood vessels, which promotes lower blood pressure and can even address symptoms of erectile dysfunction. Calcium, on the other hand, is not only important for building strong bones, but it also regulates how blood vessels contract and dilate. Additionally, magnesium plays a role in the regulation of blood pressure.
7. IV Therapy Can Help Ease Anxiety & Promote Relaxation
In addition to providing you with more energy, IV therapy can make you feel more at ease. Magnesium sulfate is an electrolyte that helps lower blood pressure and also may help:
- Calm your feelings of anxiety
- Promote a good night’s sleep
- Relaxes your muscles
- Supports immune function
- Prevent migraines and headaches
Magnesium sulfate is also used in other non-IV applications such as Epsom salt treatments, which have similar calming effects.
IV Therapy Benefits are Still Being Discovered
IV therapy benefits many people, whether that’s providing the essential nutrients they need to live, helping improve their quality of life by addressing symptoms such as dehydration, or just simply making people feel better.
But that list merely scratches the surface of what IV hydration can do for your body. Even with today’s modern medicine, we are still discovering additional health and wellness benefits associated with intravenous nutrition therapy.
If you’re interested in exploring what IV hydration can do for you, then check out all of our drips and see which one could be right for your needs.