Vitality IV Bar’s Most Asked Questions
Taking vitamin supplements is certainly beneficial. However, few people realize that when you swallow a vitamin pill or a multi-vitamin, the body’s natural absorption process can render up to 85% of that vitamin useless. In other words, when you ingest vitamins by mouth, only 15% of the active nutrients may eventually find their way into your bloodstream. When you receive an “iV” the nutrients enter your bloodstream directly and immediately. You get much higher concentrations of nutrients delivered directly to your body’s cells through intravenous delivery, thus allowing your body to better absorb and utilize these nutrients.
IV Vitamin Therapy works by administration of vitamins and nutrients directly into the bloodstream, bypassing the digestive system. This provides increased cell absorption and 100% bio availability of vitamins via IV infusion. Booster shots are administered via intramuscular (IM) injection so there is no GI metabolism, which also allows for increased absorption. With oral supplements, you only get about 20% absorption after filtering through your digestive system, which clearly pales in comparison to IV vitamins.
After an IV infusion, the vitamins remain in your system and maintain your levels for 2-3 weeks.
IV vitamin therapy is not a trend. IV vitamin therapy promotes new advancement in overall health and wellness. Many people are accepting the benefits of IV vitamin therapy and are aware that an individual does not need to go to a hospital to receive an IV anymore. Most also see the upside of getting nutrients and vitamins through an IV and that one does not need to ingest daily vitamin supplements to stay healthy. As we continue to promote health and wellness via our IV therapy services, the awareness surrounding the wave of preventative health is growing.
The substances used in iVMT are vitamins and minerals which are categorized as “Essential Nutrients” – those things our bodies must have in order to be healthy and vital, but are incapable of making from other raw materials. Traditionally, Essential Nutrients were obtained from the food we eat. In modern times, however, the poor quality of our over-processed foods means that most of us are severely deficient in these Essential Nutrients. Deficiencies of these nutrients, in fact, are associated with most health challenges. Providing the body with Essential Nutrients it badly needs is generally healthy for most people. Small risks are associated with the intravenous injection process, which may include bruising around the injection site, and are similar to the risks of having your blood drawn for lab tests. Side Effects of iVMT can include bruising around the site of the needle stick. Some clients may have a tendency to vascular fragility, and can suffer a phenomenon known as “infiltration”, in which the walls of the vein rupture and the iV fluid leaks into the surrounding tissue causing local burning. This will dissipate within a short period of time, but the iV site will need to be moved to another vein. Some clients may have small or hard-to-find veins. In rare instances, if you have small veins or are especially prone to vascular fragility, you may not be a candidate for iVMT. In some instances, a period of high dose oral nutrients can build up your nutritional state and help strengthen your veins to the point you can use the iVMT delivery system.
We only infuse water soluble vitamins, minerals and amino acids into our IV Bags.
Yes, the first time you come into one of our locations to receive an IV Infusion, you must fill out a health assessment that our MD reviews.