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These days, many of us are looking for ways to improve our health. We attend fitness classes and buy special equipment to help us get our daily exercise. We meditate to improve our mental health and manage the stress of our busy lives. We try new diets, looking for the best way to fuel our bodies. And just in case the foods we eat aren’t giving us all the nutrients we need, many of us turn to oral supplements for extra vitamins.
But what if we told you there was another, better way to get the nutrients that keep your body in peak condition?
Research shows that IV therapy is one of the most effective ways to receive essential vitamins and minerals. This is because the vitamins in supplements and the foods you eat pass through your GI tract before entering the blood, which results in delayed effects and a lower quantity of nutrients for your body to absorb.
IV infusions avoid both these issues by sending those vitamins and minerals directly into your bloodstream. Your body can readily take in the nutrients in greater quantities, absorbing around 90% of the nutrients (as opposed to the roughly 50% your body gets through oral supplements). And because IVs bypass the digestive system completely, you can feel the benefits of your IV therapy almost instantly. These perks make IVs a popular choice for people with hangovers, chronic migraines, or any other health condition that needs fast relief.
Since IV therapy is so effective, it’s no surprise that many people want to make it a regular part of their wellness routine. But how often should someone get IV therapy? Let’s discuss how often you need a vitamin infusion.
Once someone finds out about IV treatments, their next question is usually, “Can I do this every day?” After all, who wouldn’t want to replenish their bodies in a fast, effective, and optimal way? But in reality, you don’t need daily infusions to feel the benefits of IV therapy.
Most people will see the greatest benefit if they receive IV therapy packages every two weeks. Because you receive higher quantities of nutrients through an IV, you can expect your nutrient levels to remain high for two to three weeks after an infusion. Bi-weekly treatments ensure that you always have the greatest levels of essential vitamins, minerals, and fluids, helping to keep your body in tip-top shape.
Of course, there are always exceptions to this “two-week rule.” Some people may benefit from weekly IV therapy, while others are better off on a monthly schedule. Meanwhile, people (like those with hangovers or morning sickness) may only need the occasional IV. The ideal plan for you depends on your current health, wellness goals, and specific symptoms you’re aiming to treat.
Speaking of treating symptoms, you might be wondering how exactly IV therapy can help you.
Well, for one thing, 75% of American adults are chronically dehydrated. This affects our health in many ways. It affects our sleep, makes us feel sluggish and fatigued, gives us headaches, and holds us back from feeling our best. An IV infusion will flood your cells with some much-needed hydration, which can work wonders to make you feel healthier, stronger, and more alert.
But that’s not all. In addition to providing you with fluids, IV treatments give your body a variety of vitamins and minerals, helping to alleviate various symptoms.
At Lone Star IV Medics, our team offers a variety of vitamin “cocktails” specifically blended to address:
Our Myers’ Cocktail offers relief from migraines, hangovers, and nausea, while our Immune IV is chock-full of zinc and vitamin C, which makes it great for fighting off the common cold and flu. And if you’re looking for an anti-aging therapy that can help you gain more energy, the NAD+ IV is perfect for you. We even offer vitamin add-ins, so you can create a unique cocktail tailored to your health needs. No matter what you’re feeling, IV therapy can help restore balance in your body.
So, how long does an IV take to kick in? We’ve seen patients find relief from their worst symptoms in as little as 30-45 minutes. Your body takes in those nutrients and fluids fast, so you can overcome your migraine, fatigue, nausea, or other symptoms before you know it.
Now more than ever, many of us know that our health is incredibly valuable — and something we need to maintain. Whether you’re looking to start a new health journey or maintain your current health regime, here are a few things you can do to enhance wellness in your life.
Sleep: Never underestimate the power of a good night's sleep! Resting helps your body and brain restore and re-energize, which makes it a critical part of your wellness routine. While the ideal amount of sleep varies for each person, try to get around seven to nine hours a night. You'll be surprised how much better it makes you feel!
Hydrate: We weren't kidding about the importance of water. Up to 60% of your body is water, and when you don't drink enough, your body simply can't function at its best. The typical recommendation is to aim for eight glasses of water a day.
Move: The CDC says that 60% of Americans don't get enough exercise during the day. This can have a devastating impact on your overall health, as your body needs exercise to keep your muscles (including your heart) in excellent condition. Try to get at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise five days a week.
Call Lone Star IV Medics: The final thing you can do to improve your health is to schedule an IV infusion from Lone Star IV Medics. Our team can help you manage illness, boost your energy, and help you feel better every day.
Contact our team today to schedule your appointment and see the benefits of IV therapy for yourself!