IV Therapy vs. Oral Supplements

With winter approaching quickly, many of us feel like we need a little boost to perform at our peak! You might think you can get all the nutrients you need through an oral supplement, but there is a more effective way.

That’s why we are so excited to expand our offerings of IV (or infusion) therapy. IV therapy is a powerful way to receive the nutrients your body needs immediately, all to help you feel your best!

Oral supplements are convenient because you can buy them over the counter and take them at home. And we do recommend taking these supplements on a regular basis! But when your body needs nutrients the most, you want to get them quick – AND you want to make sure you’re getting 100% of the goodness you pay for.

 

That’s where IV therapy comes in. The difference between the two all comes down to the delivery system.

While oral supplements work fine for day-to-day living, there’s a good chance you’re not getting 100% of the nutrients you ingest. Your body has to do a lot of work to break down vitamins and get them into your bloodstream. Water-soluble vitamins are large molecules that require assistance just to pass from your intestinal tract to your blood.

Additionally, your body’s ability to transport these vitamins can be greatly affected by your lifestyle and health. Many medications, conditions, and even alcohol consumption can reduce your stomach’s ability to transport nutrients, which means you don’t get the nutrients you need. This is a lot of information to take in at once – if you want to do some more research, start with this article.

 

So how is IV therapy different?

 

Imagine you live in a busy city and you commute across town to work. You could walk to the bus stop, wait for the bus, find a seat, wait some more, make it to your stop, and walk the rest of your way to work.

OR

You could take a helicopter.

Which one sounds more efficient?

 

When you get IV therapy, you skip all of that extra work and bring the nutrients directly where they belong – to your blood. From there, they are transported to wherever they can be useful!

All it takes is an hour or so in the clinic – and you feel the effects within 10 minutes. 100% of the nutrients are available for your body to use, so you don’t miss out on a thing. Best of all, the effects last longer than a typical multivitamin – multiple days of benefit from just an hour spent in the clinic.

 

So if you’re planning to travel for the holidays, need to boost immune functions after an illness, or just need a pick me up after a long week of work – you’ll want to give IV therapy a try.

Stay tuned to our social media channels and your email inbox for more information as we roll out our new IV therapies, and visit our menu page here!

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