IV Drips, How to Keep it Safe & Effective!

Okay, okay when was the memo sent? How did the cringe-worthy, almost dreadful experience of being stuck with a needle for an hour turn into the showstopper of everyone’s wellness routine? (Yes everyone, it’s not just the celebrities!) Well, this happened quite a while ago actually. The IV treatment craze peaked post-pandemic and since then people have been frequently adopting this method into their health regimen. From energy and immunity boosts to healing jet-lags, this treatment is promising it all.

And just like everything else health-related, we’re here to get to the science of the matter. Now let’s break it down one drop at a time!

So what is “IV” anyway?

IV vitamin & nutrient infusion therapy involves inserting an IV line into a vein in your arm to administer a high concentration of liquid vitamins, antioxidants, amino acids, and minerals into your bloodstream. The therapy may be for only one vitamin or a cocktail of nutrients. Taking it back to history, it all started with the “Myers cocktail” around 50 years ago, John Myers MD, a physician from Baltimore pioneered the use of intravenous (IV) vitamins and minerals as part of the overall treatment of various medical problems.

Why the hype?

One of the main reasons IV drip treatments have become so popular is the convenience and speed with which they can deliver nutrients to the body. Unlike oral supplements, which have to be absorbed through the digestive system, IV therapy allows for a more direct and immediate delivery, achieving high serum concentrations – almost 100% vs a lower percentage from oral. This can be especially beneficial for people who are unable to properly absorb nutrients through their digestive system, such as those with gastrointestinal disorders or malabsorption syndromes.

Another big one is hydration, something most of us struggle with. A liquid salt solution carries the nutrients in an IV drip, this solution instantly hydrates your body & boosts your electrolyte levels.

In addition, other benefits (this might be our favorite) include more precise dosing for what the body needs, leading to higher chances of optimized levels. Also, over time the interval between treatments can be gradually increased, this leaves room for fewer injections in the long run.

Given all these benefits, it’s no wonder your social media is filled with people hanging around with a serum line pinched to their arm! This almost “too good” scenario begs the question: “is it safe”? Yes, as long as it’s professionally guided.

What you need to know before taking an IV.

Safety first, always. It is essential to consult with your healthcare provider before undergoing IV therapy, to ensure that it is appropriate and safe for your personal needs.
IV Drips are not a long-term solution, although they are great as a boost they are not a replacement for a good lifestyle and eating habits – do not compromise that. Also, drips are water soluble, meaning once your body uses what’s needed it’ll excrete the rest through your kidneys and into your urine.
Not all Vitamin IV Therapy suppliers are the same. Look for transparency and make sure that your IV comes from a credible distributor.

Finally, your body’s nutritional needs and treatment plan are specific to you. If you don’t know exactly what you need, IV treatment can cause more harm than good. This is where a proper medical assessment with a healthcare provider and a blood test comes in.

How Valeo can Help

Valeo offers a wide range of IV treatments covering all common symptoms. Glowing skin? Check. Strong immunity boost? Coming right up. Sunday-morning hangover? We’ve got you.

But most importantly, we’ve got the right tools & resources to make sure you’re having your treatment effectively and safely. Blood tests remain probably the best revealer of what’s happening inside your body. By uncovering your exact deficiencies, your Valeo coach would be able to pinpoint your nutritional needs and the dosages required to fill in those gaps, as well as detect any conditions or concerns that might prevent you from being a good candidate for IV treatments.

And have we mentioned this is all done from the comfort of your home?