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What is Intravenous (IV) Therapy?


If you are new to the concept of intravenous vitamin therapy, you might be wondering why people are talking about this innovative treatment approach. 

Intravenous vitamin therapy represents an exciting new paradigm in integrative and functional medicine, allowing us to both prevent and help treat a wide variety of conditions safely and effectively.

1) Nutrients delivered directly to cells through the bloodstream


With intravenous nutrient therapy, as soon as your infusion starts, vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients are quickly circulated through your bloodstream and delivered to cells, where they are immediately available for use. It’s like “direct deposit”; in IV vitamin therapy, there’s no waiting for the nutrients to clear the digestive system and the liver.

2) Fewer side effects


Intravenous vitamin therapy bypasses the stomach and intestines. This means no upset stomach or intestinal problems like cramps, nausea, or diarrhea, which sometimes result from taking high doses of certain vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin C and magnesium.

3) Allows for high-dose therapy necessary for effective treatment

Research has shown that there are specific blood or tissue concentrations of certain nutrients that must be achieved in order for them to be pharmacologically active. Vitamin C is a good example of such a nutrient. Numerous studies show high concentrations of Vitamin C are required in the serum and intracellular fluid before it can exert its beneficial effects.

These high concentrations simply cannot be achieved by taking the nutrients orally; the bulk of vitamins and minerals swallowed in pill or liquid form is excreted, with very little actually absorbed into the bloodstream. Complicating this further is that many patients have conditions that impair their intestinal absorption in the first place. Finally, as noted above, many patients cannot tolerate high doses of certain vitamins and minerals because these upset their stomachs. Therefore, only intravenous vitamin therapy can directly deliver pharmacologically effective doses of the required nutrients.

4) Treatment of specific medical conditions


When you visit Pure Wellness, a naturopathic doctor will complete a full assessment of your health and medical history to ensure that any condition you are suffering from is treated in the most effective and appropriate manner.


Intravenous Vitamin Therapy FAQ

Q: How does IV therapy work?

A:   IV therapy is a procedure that uses an intravenous drip to infuse essential vitamins, minerals, and amino acids directly into the body. The advantage of this is that higher levels of nutrients can often be introduced into the body than would be possible orally.

Q: Who is eligible for IV vitamin therapy?

A:   IV therapy can be useful for a broad variety of people. To find out how you can benefit, contact Pure Wellness so we can assess your specific needs.

Q: What conditions can IV therapy treat?

A:   IV therapy can be effective in treating and supplementing treatment for a number of conditions. Some of the most commonly treated conditions include fatigue, cold, flu, intestinal malabsorption, wound healing, and many more. IV therapy can also be used for a number of other purposes such as enhancing athletic performance and supplementing cancer treatments such as chemotherapy.

Q: Is IV therapy safe?

A:   Yes, IV therapy is generally a safe and simple procedure. IV therapy patients also tend to experience minimal — if any — side effects.

Q: How often should I get IV therapy?

A:   How often or at what intervals you should get intravenous therapy depends largely on the specific type of treatment you are getting, since each patient’s treatment is customized.

Q: What are the different types of IV therapy?

A:   At Pure Wellness we offer a number of treatment options. Some of our most popular IV drips are the Immune Boost, Weekend Recovery, Nutritional Boost, Skin Rejuvenation, Cardiovascular, Cancer Support and more.  See our menu for a list of IV drips and prices.

Q: Why is IV therapy so popular? Is it just a trend?

A:   With the rise of high-profile celebrities undergoing IV drip therapy, more and more people are discovering the treatment. However, IV therapy is much more than a passing celebrity fad. In fact, doctors have been using it for years to safely and effectively treat and manage a number of health conditions and help patients improve overall health.