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What to expect after getting a vitamin IV infusion

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What to expect after getting a vitamin IV infusion

Even if you’re desperate for relief, or many of your friends and family have tried them, you may be wondering, what can I expect getting an IV drip at home?

Here are some common benefits and side effects.

1. Potential Improvements to General Health

IV infusions may improve your overall health, even where dietary changes or oral supplements previously had minimal effects

A case study of a woman with a latent viral infection demonstrated this, as regular treatments of high-dose intravenous vitamin C and other nutrients gave her significant gains in energy, mental clarity, and her ability to exercise. Her fatigue levels showed striking improvements, falling from a rating of 6/10 to 2/10 within two months. This symptom completely resolved after three months, and she described feeling “normal” despite life stresses. 

Our clients with more short-term issues could find similar benefits with fewer treatment sessions.

2. Better Mental Health

The improved nutrient absorption seen in vitamin infusion therapy could be more effective in addressing certain pathways involved in mental health. 

One paper involving people with kidney disease revealed a more effective resolution of high homocysteine levels compared to oral supplements alone. High homocysteine, or at least deficiencies in the vitamins that assist in its metabolism, can cause mood swings, personality changes, and memory difficulties. 

Many cellular functions in the brain also rely on the vitamins that play roles in homocysteine clearance, namely folate, vitamin B6, and vitamin B12.

3. Improved Physical Health

Vitamin IV infusions may assist in reducing the symptoms of certain chronic diseases. For this reason, one trial studied the effects of the Myers Cocktail, a blend of magnesium, calcium, vitamin C, and B complex vitamins, in people with fibromyalgia. Only the treated group found sustained improvements in tender points, pain, and overall quality of life compared to the placebo group.

If you’re having ongoing treatment because of a chronic condition, you may enjoy some improvement within the first week or two of your first IV drip at home

The case study described above recorded a marked increase in energy levels, and all her symptoms, including brain fog, poor sleep, and blurry vision, resolved, too.

4. Are There Any Side Effects?

Vitamin and mineral infusions are safe for most people when you use them at the correct dose and frequency. 

However, it is possible for the carrier fluid to somewhat overload your body, leading to an increased need for urination and headaches. Fluid overload to any degree may be unsafe for people with heart or kidney conditions. As for the nutrients themselves, you may experience a mild drop in blood pressure with magnesium, and others, such as vitamin B6, can cause problems, including peripheral neuropathy in susceptible people.

Overall, IV infusions can be safe and effective in supporting general health. You may notice improved energy, mental clarity, and immunity, especially if recent sporting, work, or travel commitments or health issues have left you feeling run down. 

Customers are encouraged (and sometimes required) to undergo regular blood tests through SOUL IV and with their local GP.

See our FAQs for more information.

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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 (1300 467 685) or click here

References:

  1. http://imjournal.com/oa/pdf/23-112.pdf
  2. https://europepmc.org/article/med/12495282
  3. https://www.healthline.com/health/homocysteine-levels
  4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7019700/
  5. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2894814/
  6. https://aspenjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jpen.1525
  7. https://www.msdmanuals.com/home/special-subjects/dietary-supplements-and-vitamins/intravenous-vitamin-therapy-myers-cocktail#v61151925

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