What is IV Nutrition?
IV Nutrition therapy is designed to get all of the nutrients that your body needs into the cells that need it. Many health conditions have some degree of vitamin, mineral and antioxidant deficiency that once restored, can impact and improve health, reduce symptoms, improve energy, and increase longevity.
Nutrient therapy taken by mouth is broken down in the gut. And if you are one that also suffers with some form of leaky gut, decreased digestion or absorption, irritable bowel, gastritis and general inflammation, how much of those nutrients do you think are reaching the cells? IV therapy is effective at improving health and impacting disease because it allows for high concentrations of nutrients to be delivered directly into the bloodstream.
How Many Do I Need?
The number of treatments recommended for you will be determined by your provider and based upon your individual needs. Patients are initially advised to receive anywhere from 4 -12 treatments and then reevaluated to determine the necessity of additional treatments.
How Much Does It Cost?
First you must have a consultation to evaluate your history, risks for IV therapy and laboratory blood work. There is a $150 cost for this appointment and other IV consults. Because we believe nutritional IV treatments are so beneficial, we have worked to provide them at the lowest price possible. Most IV treatments are $175 (+$25 for glutathione), but please understand that higher amounts of nutrients may cost from $230-$600. If the cost will be higher than $175, this will be discussed before the higher cost IV is given to you. Please be aware that these treatments are not covered by insurance and provider consultations are separate from the IV costs.
Before Your IV Therapy
Plan ahead and schedule your appointment for a time when you will not be in a hurry. It is unsafe and less effective to administer treatments faster than recommended. IV therapy may take anywhere from 30 minutes to 4 hours.
Drink plenty of water and stay hydrated before your appointment.
Eat a meal before your appointment and bring a snack if desired or if diabetic. Vitamin infusions on an empty stomach may cause nausea or lowered blood glucose.
Don't forget to bring a book or laptop. Just remember you might only have one free hand.