IV Therapy at Michelle Esthetics
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While awareness of IV Therapy has grown over the last several years thanks to social media and increased access, the intervention has been around since the 1970s. Today, you can receive these rejuvenating therapies quickly and relatively painlessly.
As the medical knowledge about the value of vitamins and hydration has grown, doctors and researchers have developed multiple protocols and cocktails to deliver vital vitamins and nutrients to patients in the form of IV fluids. IV Therapy offers wellness benefits to individuals of any age or baseline health.
You can address everything from vitamin deficiencies to certain age-related body changes with these curated IV drips. The therapies deliver vitamins that help the body fortify the immune system, prevent and manage chronic illness, and enhance overall vitality.
This article will cover what IV Therapy is, the benefits of its various vitamins, and some common questions you may want to consider before your first IV Therapy session.
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What is IV Therapy?
IV Therapy is a simple procedure in which a trained medical professional intravenously administers a dose of vitamin-rich fluid. Receiving the therapy requires placing a small needle into a vein, usually in your upper forearm near your elbow.
Based on your underlying health and wellness goals for IV Therapy, a doctor will recommend one of several formulations, which are mixtures containing valuable vitamins and nutrients.
IV Therapy is an excellent alternative to taking pills and other supplements. When you consume vitamins, they must be broken down in your stomach before entering your bloodstream, where they are absorbed and used by cells.
IV Therapy maximizes the usable vitamin level by introducing the vitamins directly into your bloodstream. No part of the dose is diminished during digestion.
Depending on the vitamin mixture and the size of your veins, an IV Therapy session can take as little as 40 minutes. You’ll then be able to resume your day with a physical boost as your cells process and use the vitamins.
Infusion therapy is safe when administered by trained healthcare personnel. You should only undergo the procedure at a reputable clinic or med spa like Michelle Esthetics. These facilities exercise tight safety protocols and best practices for IV infusion and IV hydration.
What is a Myers Cocktail?
Dr. John Myers developed one of the first significant IV therapies in the 1970s to help patients with digestive issues obtain the nutrients needed to maintain their health and strength.
The Myer’s Cocktail consists of high doses of multiple vitamins and minerals. Due to its broad applicability and effectiveness, the cocktail remains one of the premier IV therapies for promoting wellness.
A Myer’s Cocktail contains high amounts of multiple B vitamins, vitamin C, magnesium, and calcium blended into sterile water. Some physicians or clinics may use a Modified Myer’s Cocktail, which contains varying concentrations of the ingredients.
The Myer’s Cocktail can strengthen your immune system thanks to its vitamin B and C content. In addition, vitamin C is an antioxidant that fights inflammation, which contributes to chronic illness.
B vitamins are essential for healthy digestion, carbohydrate breakdown, and processing fats. As a result, the therapy can support your metabolism, improving your ability to convert food into energy.
The B6, B9, and B12 vitamins contained in the cocktail are essential for healthy brain function. Researchers believe these nutrients may protect and preserve neurological health.
The Myer’s Cocktail can also ease the symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression while boosting energy levels because of the role vitamins B3, B5, and B6 serve in hormone and neurotransmitter production.
The therapy may also aid your body’s continual purge of harmful toxins while helping to clear the skin. Doctors often recommend magnesium and vitamin B for migraine management.
What is a Glutathione IV?
Glutathione is a tripeptide molecule composed of glycine, cysteine, and glutamic acid. The substance is present in every cell in your body, serving as an antioxidant. The vital acid is necessary for capturing free radicals that contribute to the development of many chronic illnesses.
Your glutathione levels naturally diminish as you age, making you more vulnerable to oxidative stress.
A Glutathione IV contains the essential amino acids in sterilized water. While your liver naturally produces the molecule, production slows over time. IV Therapy can raise your levels.
The key role of glutathione is in DNA production, which is the blueprint for every cell in your body. Supporting DNA processes can help improve aging and may prevent the development of some chronic illnesses.
Enzymes are vital proteins that enhance or support the chemical reactions cells use to perform their core anatomical roles. Glutathione aids immune and enzyme function, improving biological processes while helping remove mercury from your brain.
In addition, glutathione can improve overall liver function and assist in the breakdown of fats. This effect can be especially beneficial for individuals with chronic conditions like hepatitis or fatty liver disease.
Individuals with diabetes or metabolic issues need healthy levels of glutathione for insulin response. The molecule can also help ease Parkinson’s symptoms and the effects of colitis thanks to its anti-oxidative properties.
What is NAD+ Boost IV Therapy?
Providers administer NAD+ Boost to elevate your levels of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD), an essential coenzyme. An enzyme is a protein that initiates chemical reactions at a cellular level to carry out the biological processes needed to maintain health and homeostasis.
Coenzymes like NAD help enzymes function. While NAD naturally occurs in the body, production slows as you age. As a result, your body has less NAD available to support enzymes.
An NAD+ Boost contains NAD molecules and sterilized water.
The efficiency of enzyme reactions keeps you healthy and ensures proper anatomic function. NAD+ Boost Therapy provides substances needed for healthy aging. Adequate levels of NAD help stave off chronic conditions like diabetes, fatty liver disease, atherosclerosis, and heart failure.
NAD also aids chemical reactions by transferring electrons, making it especially helpful for mitochondrial function. Healthy NAD levels may help improve energy levels.
Proper NAD levels are also essential for guarding the body against neurodegenerative conditions like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.
The enzyme reactions aided by NAD are critical for healthy metabolic function. The coenzyme can improve energy by helping your body process food efficiently to absorb dietary nutrients. Additionally, some studies believe NAD is essential for maintaining a healthy weight.
NAD has a vital role in cardiac health. Researchers believe the coenzyme helps the circularity system by reducing inflammation and aortic stiffness, protecting the arteries.
NAD may also help your body metabolize lipids, potentially lowering cholesterol. Minimizing fat content in the blood can prevent harmful deposits through the circulatory system.
Is IV therapy worth the money?
How long does IV therapy last in your body?
What are the types of IV therapy?
When treating illness or disease, providers use an IV push, which injects fluid into the veins. Most IV Therapy is administered via infusion. This method uses gravity and a slow-action pump to deliver the vitamins into your veins at a slower rate. Sessions typically take 20 minutes to one hour.
What are the risks of IV therapy?
The primary risk associated with this treatment is infection or damage to the vein from the needle. However, the chances of adverse effects are generally remote with proper sterilization and needle placement. While rare, blood clots and air embolisms are possible. These typically result from IV Therapy sessions administered by untrained or non-medical personnel who don’t have extensive experience with finding blood vessels, using IV bags, or administering vitamin infusions.
How do you feel after IV therapy?
How often should you get IV therapy?
Your provider will offer the best advice on the appropriate frequency of IV Therapy for achieving optimal results.
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