Common questions asked about IV Vitamin Therapy:
Q: What is the difference between IV Vitamin Therapy and oral vitamins?
A: Only trace amounts of the oral vitamins are absorbed when taken by mouth. Not only is the absorption rate very low because of the acids in our stomach, but also the high doses of vitamins can cause irritation and sensitivity. Even when we increase the doses given orally, there is a threshold that is dictated by the absorption capacity of the stomach.
Q: What are the benefits of IV Vitamin Therapy?
A: Patients that receive IV Vitamin Therapy regularly experience an increase in energy levels, and an overall feeling of wellness. They usually perform better in their daily activities and feel more energized throughout the day and help counteract the symptoms of fatigue, cold/flu, and enhance athletic performance. Therapies improve the performance of cells and boosts the immune system making you less prone to infection. IV Hydration optimizes your muscle and organ function, there-by improving your athletic performance and minimizing muscle cramping associated with strenuous exercise.
Q: Does IV Vitamin Therapy have side effects?
A: When used at an appropriate dose and range of infusion, there is a low occurrence of side effects. Some patients may experience a light burning sensation on the IV site at the initial moment of the infusion. Rare side effects include fever and headache.
Q: What patients can’t receive IV Vitamin Therapy?
A: Patients with allergies to any of the components or patients with moderate to severe kidney disease are not candidates for this treatment. Expectant mothers are also in the few patients where IV Vitamin Therapy is contraindicated.
Q: How is the treatment provided?
A: After your initial consultation, the treatment is done at our office in a very easy and safe manner. The nutrients are infused intravenously by our trained doctors and nurses. The treatment can last from 30 to 45 minutes depending on the amount of nutrients needed. You will be in a comfortable reclining chair while you can listen to music, watch a movie, read a book or just close your eyes and relax. The treatment generally involves no discomfort other than the initial needle prick to the skin to insert the IV and you can resume your activities immediately after.
Q: How often can I receive IV Vitamin Therapy?
A: How often or at what intervals you should get IV Therapy depends on the specific type of treatment you are getting, since each patient’s treatment is customized. Most patient’s come bi-weekly until specific needs have been addressed and then once per month for maintenance.
Q: What is the cost of IV Vitamin Therapy?
A: Treatments range from $135-$200. SKIN MATRx offers treatment packages to help defer some costs.