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Top 5 benefits of IV vitamin infusions

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Top 5 benefits of IV vitamin infusions

The most common question we get asked is, why do people get vitamin infusions in the first place? Here are the top 5 benefits of IV vitamin infusions.

IV vitamin infusions can make a difference in a number of health and wellness situations, including energy and performance, health and immunity, hangover and jet lag, etc.

We’ve come up with the below list:

1. Higher Nutrient Demands

One of the most well-established intravenous nutrient treatments is the iron infusion

While oral supplementation is effective for most people, some, such as pregnant patients with iron deficiency, may respond better to infusions. 

A review of current research found that iron infusions more than doubled the chance of achieving a haemoglobin level in the current range. This is the oxygen-carrying substance on the surface of your red blood cells, and it needs iron to be built. 

Participants also had a 65% lower risk of side effects such as constipation. 

These results were stronger than those for oral supplements because of pregnant patients’ higher iron demands. They are responsible for their bodies and growing a whole new person, causing their iron demands to jump as the need for blood production is high. 

Besides pregnancy, training or recovery from major athletic events are popular reasons for seeking vitamin and mineral infusions. 

2. A Potential Immunity Boost 

If your immune system feels like it has been running on thin air for a long time, oral supplementation may seem like a slow way to chip away at the issue. An infusion may be a great first step towards improving immune function. 

Research shows that it’s common for patients with infections to have low levels of vitamin C, a popular infusion ingredient. While illness can increase your body’s demands for vitamin C and other nutrients, the rate that which your digestive system absorbs them can still be limited. 

This is where intravenous vitamins come in, which can lend a much-needed helping hand as lower levels of vitamin C are linked to more inflammation and worse symptom severity. 

These may speed up recovery from infection and replenish levels lost to a recent smoking history. 

But what does vitamin C do for the immune system? Its functions include allowing immune cells to travel towards threats and kill them off, protecting your immune cells while they destroy threats. 

Vitamin C also supports the tissues that line organs and act as a protective barrier. 

3. Energy 

Other popular vitamin infusions include NAD, a derivative of vitamin B3

It has gained fame in recent years thanks to the research on anti-aging, but taking vitamin B3 may not provide answers for everyone. 

Older adults typically have more trouble converting vitamin B3 to NAD, so direct supplementation with an infusion can get you off to a great start. 

NAD is an essential part of cellular energy production pathways. As an indispensable cofactor, it is required for pathways that produce around 90% of your body’s energy. 

You need NAD for everything you do, and blood sugar metabolism requires sufficient NAD as you cannot break down sugar for energy without it. 

4. Hangover Remedies

Whether you had a big night celebrating with family, went on an overseas booze cruise or to a wedding, you may feel like you’ve been steamrolled and need relief. Beyond rehydration, vitamin infusions could help replenish the nutrients spent during alcohol metabolism and hangover.

One of these, vitamin B5, is also used to produce brain signalling chemicals necessary for cognition. It’s found in many foods, but your requirements may be much higher soon after coming home – and just before returning to work! 

Another is vitamin B1, which protects overall brain health, tissue integrity, and energy production with vitamin B5. 

These join vitamin B3 and magnesium in detoxifying alcohol and generating energy; it’s no surprise that you feel this way after a weekend or more of partying. 

Overall, vitamin infusions have a range of roles that may give your health a short-term boost. 

They can get you on the right path to optimal nutrient status, immune function, and energy and help you recover from partying

5. Glow-Up: Skin, Hair and Nails

Moving onto aesthetics, IV vitamin infusions have gained popularity for their potential to breathe vitality into your skin, hair, and nails.

Skin Benefits

Rich in antioxidants, vitamin A and vitamin C in IV wellness infusions can rejuvenate skin by neutralizing harmful free radicals and stimulating collagen production, leading to healthier, younger-looking skin. Similarly, Zinc protects the skin from the damaging effects of UV radiation and environmental pollutants, whilst Glutathione’s antioxidant properties assist in combating the signs of aging, such as wrinkles and fine lines, by neutralizing free radicals and boosting collagen production.

Hair & Nails Benefits

Vitamin B7, or Biotin, is a powerhouse for hair and nail health. It strengthens the keratin infrastructure, resulting in thicker hair, shinier strands, and stronger nails. Zinc’s protein synthesis and cell division also promote healthy, voluminous hair, whilst glutathione combats oxidative stress, which often leads to hair thinning and premature greying. Glutathione’s regenerative properties can improve nail health by bolstering growth and providing a natural sheen.

IV vitamin infusion therapy is growing quickly in the health, wellness and recovery scenes.

Whether you’re combating a hangover or yearning for a glow-up, the drip IV method, with its tailored cocktails of vitamins, could prove to be a vital ally. Plus, with the advent of mobile IV infusion therapy, wellness is just a call away.

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To learn more about how vitamin infusions might help you or book a session, contact SOUL IV’s Customer Experience team on 1300 GO SOUL or click here

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