Vitamin IV Drips

What is the New Thing all about?

I heard about it. I was shocked. I said it’s crap. I got used to the idea. I tried it. I felt the difference. I loved it. So let’s talk about this new fad, vitamin infusions.

The Basics

The specific shots you can get—or need—depend on your health practitioner, your specific health concerns, and how willing or able you are to shell out approximately 75-100 euro per shot.

If a single vitamin shot seems like amateur hour and you want to kick your health regimen up a notch, never fear — you can follow celebs’ leads and host or attend a vitamin IV party. They’re especially popular in Las Vegas, where hangovers are cured with a steady drip of cocktailed vitamins.

Vitamin IVs have been used by celebrities and industry insiders for years.

The infusion is a balanced combination of vitamins and minerals used to treat a range of ailments and increase energy. The infusion consists of magnesium, calcium, vitamin B-5, vitamin B-6, vitamin B-12, vitamin B complex, and vitamin C. Hell yeahh! You only need to be hooked up to the drip for about 15 minutes to feel the results.

The Bright Side

–       If you’re feeling rundown, fatigued, or could use a major metabolism boost, there’s a simple solution that doesn’t involve pills, surgery, or a treadmill—but it’s going to sting.

–       They boost your energy, make your skin glow, and even help promote weight loss.

–       Studies reveal that over 90 percent of people are deficient in at least one or more nutrients.

–       It’s easier for our bodies to absorb liquid vitamins than pills.

–       When it comes to oral supplements, optimal vitamin and mineral absorption depends on several factors, including the time of day you take them (most at-home vitamins can be taken with breakfast), whether you take them with food, and what form you take them in.

–       Vitamin absorption by the gut is less effective than a shot directly into muscle or vein, so a higher dose is often needed when taken orally.

–       Weekly vitamin shots are an effective way to increase your energy, strengthen your immune system, and promote weight loss.

The Risky Side

Of course, too much of a good thing can sometimes backfire and, as with all elective treatments, there are a few reasons to be cautious of vitamin shots. That’s why it’s critical to seek out a physician who is well trained—simply dosing the wrong amount could result in cardiac arrest. And if you are a diabetic whose blood sugar is not stable

–       Overdose is more likely with fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K. You should better forego shots completely to be safe.

–       More minor risks include infection, bruising at the injection site, and inflammation.

–       Dr. Tania Dempsey, a board-certified internist at Armonk Integrative Medicine says vitamin injections and IVs can be essential to patients who have vitamin deficiencies.

–       Absorption issues can stem from surgeries like gastric bypass, inflammation in the gut, and hereditary factors. In these cases, oral vitamins wouldn’t have a great enough effect on their levels, so taking the vitamins intravenously will bypass the gut and get the vitamins directly into the blood stream where they can then be absorbed into their cells.

–       Studies suggest that most Westerners aren’t quite as vitamin-deficient as we’re led to believe, but a simple blood test can reveal what supplemental shots—if any—you should get.

–       The risk of IV vitamin C is relatively low but the possible side effects are a complication from the IV procedure like bleeding, infiltration, burning, and irritation from vitamin C itself.

As I have mentioned in previous posts, I am giving you the info and then it’s up to you to make the decision. BUT when it comes to drips it’s not just on you but on your doctor too! Before deciding on whether you should try it or not, refer to your GP. Please!

Have you tried it? Let me know your experiences or concerns.

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