There’s no shortage of research reporting the experience and effectiveness of IV nutrient
treatment. You’ve probably come across news stories on IV nutrient therapy or reports
on celebrities receiving vitamin B12 injections. However, what may grab the attention of
readers isn’t always the whole truth and it can be difficult to separate fact from fiction.

First, Let’s Define What is IV
(Intravenous) Nutrient Treatment:

Simply put, it’s a safe and effective method of supplying the body with natural vitamins,
minerals, and amino acids directly through the bloodstream. Nutrient IVs are similar to
those found at your local hospital. These natural nutrient infusions are administered using
a small IV (intravenous) injection. This method ensures that all nutrients are absorbed at
the cellular level to enhance your energy level, improve your overall mood, and help
prevent future health conditions caused by stress, poor nutrition, and dehydration. While
it is safe and standardized, it is a medicinal practice that is frequently misunderstood and
has developed numerous misconceptions and myths.

Here are the facts to 10 common misconceptions and myths you might have heard of
about nutrient IV treatment:

Myth #1:
Nutrient IV Drips Are Not Safe

FACT: It is as safe as IVs found at your local hospital, and doctors endorse it.

It’s simply false to think IV nutrient treatment is an experimental or dangerous medicinal
practice. On the contrary, it’s a very safe and simple process that uses the same quality
ingredients used in hospitals around the world. Like in hospitals, no adverse reactions
occur as a result of administering an IV. In some cases, people experience slight cooling of
the arm, and mineral taste in the mouth, all of which are normal during the IV process.

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Myth #2: Vitamin IV Therapy Is Too

FACT: Discomfort levels vary from person to person. Liquivida Lounge uses a smaller
needle than what’s used in children’s hospitals.

The entire process is relatively painless for most people. It can be a little painful if you
tend to experience discomfort with needle insertion. But overall, IV nutrition therapy is
comfortable and is not toxic to the body. In nearly all cases, once the immediate benefit
of the treatment is felt, minor discomfort is greatly outweighed by the benefits
experienced- both short and long-term.

Myth #3:
It Doesn’t Help Reduce Common Cold Symptoms

FACT: It can be your preventive measure against the common cold.

While you can’t always prevent a cold, IV nutrient treatment infused with vitamin C is a
powerful and quick way to combat the symptoms. In fact, a comprehensive study
published in the National Center for Biotechnology Information found that large doses of
vitamin C could reduce the duration of cold symptoms. If you don’t want your cold
symptoms to last longer than they have to, IV treatment infused with Vitamin C (and
other vitamins) will work wonders when you’re starting to feel sick. Additionally, IV
therapies infused with vitamin C can strengthen the immune system over time and reduce
the chances of getting sick, as vitamin C empowers various immune functions.
Read more about how nutrient IV therapy can help with cold symptoms in our blog titled:
“Boost Your Immune System This Cold Season with IV Nutrient Therapy.”

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Myth #4:
It is less effective than ingesting the various nutrients

FACT: By the time you start consumption, some foods have lost their nutrients.
Additionally, the body can sometimes waste nutrients.

The traditional approach to getting nutrients into the body is by ingesting them in pills or
by eating normally, but it’s not as effective as you might think- even if you eat healthy.
Your body’s gastrointestinal tract can sometimes fail to absorb the vitamins and minerals
into the bloodstream, turning them into waste. Even when your body’s digestive system is
working properly, nutrient-rich foods inadvertently lose vitamins and minerals when
prepared and cooked a certain way. Scientific American reports that cooking vegetables
lowers the vitamin levels found in them naturally. For instance, a study published in the
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry found that vitamin C levels in tomatoes
decline by 29 percent when cooked for 30 minutes at 190 degrees F.

With IV nutrient infusion treatment; however, nutrients in their purest form are delivered
right into the bloodstream, making it the most effective way to reap their benefits
completely. Check out the infographic below to understand what happens to food when
it passes through the digestive system:

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Myth #5:
It Takes a While to Feel the Effects

FACT: It can take the body anywhere from 12-48 hours to digest solid foods completely.
IV therapy is an immediate way for you to feel the effects of all the essential nutrients,
compared to when ingested. Once the IV is inserted, the vitamin infusion goes directly
into the bloodstream. The body then uses the vitamins to perform and facilitate many
essential functions, including regulating metabolism, creating red blood cells, and
maintaining the immune system. You may feel the physical effects, such as increased
energy, right away depending on your nutritional and hydration levels. In some cases, you
may even see better skin complexion and improved mood for subsequent days.

Aside from using an IV, an injection is another quick and effective way to get the full
effects of vitamins. For instance, many people, especially athletes, often receive B12
injections since it’s another fast way to feel the vitamin’s full benefits. These can
include increased energy levels, increased metabolism, and overall improved mood
among others.

Myth #6:
It Doesn’t Help Improve the Quality of Life for People With Chronic

FACT: Studies support the benefits of IV infusions with Vitamin C in cancer patients.
Living with a chronic illness is never easy. Standard treatments for conditions like cancer
often have painful and debilitating side effects. While IV nutrient treatment is not a
substitute for these treatments, it is a complementary solution that can help improve the
quality of life for people with serious illnesses or even allergies.

The National Cancer Institute reports that breast cancer patients undergoing
chemotherapy and radiation therapy who received intravenous (IV) vitamin C had a better
quality of life and fewer side effects than those who did not receive it. In addition,
fibromyalgia patients report having reduced symptoms due to IV treatment. Fibromyalgia
Researcher David Katz, MD says that about four out of every five people with
fibromyalgia receiving an IV treatment of vitamin B, vitamin C, and other nutrients helps
ease their symptoms, including pain and fatigue. While research on the effects of IV
nutrient treatment on managing chronic illness must continue, it is very promising for
enhancing the quality of life overall.

Myth #7:
It is Not Suited for Active, Healthy Lifestyles

FACT: Not only can IV therapy be used for many types of health problems, but it can also mend
sore muscles, boost the immune system, help with post-workout muscle recovery,
dehydration, chronic fatigue and much more.

Not all IV nutrient treatments are the same. In fact, there are many types that address
specific needs. While some help treats cold symptoms or side effects of chronic illnesses,
others can help with more common ailments, such as migraines, exhaustion, stress, and
memory loss. Whatever your need may be, IV nutrient treatments can target it by using
specific infusions to alleviate your present condition. By undergoing consistent IV
therapies, conditions can be lessened or completely eliminated.

Myth #8:
It’s Only Needed Once

FACT: No one eats protein once; other nutrients are no different. You should be
consistent with your IV nutrient treatments to empower your lifestyle.

Some IV nutrient infusions apply to one-time use, such as after a night out using a
hangover fix. However, IV nutrient treatment as a practice is focused on maintaining
optimal levels of nutrients in the body. In order to do that effectively, regular
administration of IV infusions must occur. As mentioned before, the body may not always
get the proper amount of nutrients needed to perform essential physical and mental
functions. IV nutrient treatment is a reliable way to ensure that you’re not missing out on
essential nutrients your body craves. You could receive iv infusion therapy every day, but
you should tailor it to your body’s demands. Consistent nutrient IV treatments will ensure
stable (reliable) results in your overall health.

Myth #9:
It Takes Up Too Much Time

FACT: Liquivida Lounge provides a private and
soothing ambiance, so you can relax the mind while
you replenish the body.

You may think that IV nutrient treatment could take too long, but the session generally
lasts for 30 to 45 minutes. While making time in your schedule may be difficult, doing an
IV nutrient treatment takes even less time than going to the gym or preparing a meal. It’s
a quick, effective, and relaxing practice to add to a healthy lifestyle or health regime.

Myth #10:
It’s Too Expensive

FACT: Treating ailments can be
more costly than taking preventive

When you hear about celebrities getting IV nutrient therapies and B12 injections, you
probably think it’s expensive and high maintenance. On the contrary, IV nutrient therapies
and vitamin injections are affordable for most budgets since they are most effective
when done regularly. It’s always a good idea to ask for special offers or discounts if you
intend to make intravenous infusion treatment a regular part of your lifestyle.

Very often, nutraceutical deficiencies that have been left unchecked for long periods of
time are the cause of acute and chronic illnesses. These illnesses have a price, too.
Nutrient IV treatment will get your body rebalanced as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Although IV nutrient treatments may continue getting attention and making headlines,
remember to consider all the facts. Now that you know about the process and benefits of
IV nutrient treatments, take advantage of these high-performing treatments, and give
your body the fuel it needs to function properly.

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