WHAT IS AN IV? INFUSION?
IV refers to intravenous – which means “within the vein”. It is a drip or infusion that uses a combination of hydrating fluids and vitamins and minerals through a cannula.
WHAT’S IN IT?
Our drips or infusion therapy use a combination of:
- IV Hydration
- Vitamins and minerals
- Amino acids
Our “Shots” are intramuscular injections.
These both introduce nutrients into the body, bypassing the gut and enhancing uptake and delivery to the tissues. Our digestion can absorb as much as 20-30% of the nutrients we eat in food or from supplements we take.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
Generally 30-60 mins depending on:
- What’s in the drip or IV Infusion.
- Size of your veins and cannula used. Big veins = express delivery. Little veins = may take longer.
HOW SAFE IS AN IV?
Generally it is safe under supervision of a qualified health professional.
To minimize risk we have a short questionnaire to screen for conditions that require caution. Our IV Infusions are overseen by a Doctor and are performed by a Doctor(s) or Nurses license for IV Therapy.
WHAT BENEFITS DO I GET FROM THIS?
Our drips or IV Infusions are designed to give a boost in energy and well being.
This bypasses what your gut is capable of absorbing and the nutrients go directly into your system to be delivered to your tissues.
It’s like taking up to 1 months worth of supplements in one go.
WHATS THE ADVANTAGE OF HAVING AN IV INFUSION VS ORAL?
IV Infusions deliver fluids and nutrients directly into the body with all of it reaching the target tissues / organs.
It is a quick way to deliver both fluids and top up nutrients, allowing for restoration and enhance balance.
Research has shown IV Infusions to be a far more efficient process to rehydrate vs oral rehydration or drinking fluids.
IV Infusions are an adjunct or supplementary therapy. It is not designed to replace oral intake of fluids or nutrients.
HOW QUICKLY CAN I EXPECT TO FEEL GOOD?
This can vary. The more deficient or depleted you are, the more immediate sense of recovery.
Others may take longer to respond as they have been depleted for a long time – this is a part of their process to feeling better.
IV Infusions give hydration and nutrient therapy efficiently allowing for improved removal of toxins and restoration of balance.
HOW LONG CAN I EXPECT TO FEEL GOOD FOR?
This varies from 1-3 weeks. Some feel great within hours after their drip or IV Infusion. The younger and healthier you are – the better you bounce after this. Some patients may feel tired for 1-2 days initially as your tissues recalibrate themselves.
HOW OFTEN DO I NEED AN IV INFUSION?
This all depends on the individual.
You can repeat this if you feel like you need a boost.
A “Once off” infusion for an immunity boost when a cold / flu occurs and back it up with another IV Infusion to maintain general wellness.
Others prefer a preventatitve approach with weekly IV Infusions for 3-4 treatments to reset their health, then monthly as a way to “top up” or maintain their balance.
For those that have pre-existing medical conditions such as fatigue, autoimmune conditions, or cancer – may choose to have an IV infusion more frequently.
WHAT ARE SHOTS?
These are intramuscular injections.
We use this as an alternate way of delivering nutrients into the body to an IV Infusion.
It is quick.
Acts as a “depot” or a reserve of nutrients that act as a slow release of nutrients into the body.
Can give nutrients that we may not be able to deliver in an IV Infusion.
CAN I HAVE AN IV INFUSION AND A SHOT AT THE SAME TIME?
Yes you can.
IV Infusions give “instant gratification” in delivery of nutrients. Shots work in synergy with an IV Infusion by providing a slow release of nutrients – more of a “delayed gratification”.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Varies according to what’s in the IV Infusion.
We charge for the vitamins and nutrients in the IV Infusion.
Prices range from $125.00 – $400.00.
Custom made IV Infusions using higher amounts of nutrient therapy are available at additional cost.