FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
IV Therapy is a method of administering vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants directly into the bloodstream through an IV line to maximize potency and provide notable results. With IV therapy you are able to receive much higher quantities of nutrients than would be possible via oral supplements or injections. The resulting benefits include improved energy, increased metabolism, mental clarity, immune support and much more.
After a brief consultation with our doctor, IV Nutrient treatments are given in our IV lounge. The nutrients are administered intravenously under a doctor’s supervision. The treatment can last from 30 to 70 minutes depending on the amount of nutrients needed and your own physiology. During this time there is little discomfort and you can immediately resume your normal activities as soon as the treatment is completed.
Typically, yes. IV Infusion Therapy and Nutrient Injections, when administered responsibly, can be beneficial to most people. They work as great tools to prevent illness and support optimal health and wellness. Nutrient therapy can also be used for performance enhancement and recovery for athletes.
Many of our clients are extremely healthy and use nutrient therapy to assist them in achieving their personal goals and feeling their best.
Since the advent of IV Nutrient Therapy in the 1950s it has become widely used for a number of purposes including immune support for colds, flus, and other illnesses; energy production and chronic fatigue; performance boosting for athletes; anti-aging and optimal wellness; and much more.
Intravenous Therapy is a safe method that allows for delivery of larger doses of essential vitamins, minerals, and amino acids on the cellular level. It provides the maximum amount of nourishment to your body for improved health and well being. It is comparable to taking a month’s worth of vitamins in 30 minutes.
When consuming supplements orally, the body can only tolerate small doses and much of the nutrient content is lost in elimination. Additionally, many over the counter supplements contain fillers and other contaminants that are difficult for your body to digest.
Bypassing the gastrointestinal route, Nutrient Injections and IV Therapy allow for much better absorption and use of nutrients.
Many people benefit from taking high quality oral supplements in addition to other forms of nutrient therapy like injections and IV Therapy.
Nutrient injections are available at our Birmingham office without an appointment. Shots are administered by one of our health professionals. They take approximately five minutes and do not require a consultation, though you always have the option of speaking with our Doctor to learn more about our nutrients and which are most appropriate for you.
The “Meyer’s Cocktail” originated with Dr. John Meyer in Baltimore, Maryland in the late 1950s. It was the first time vitamins and minerals were administered intravenously to treat chronic disease. The exact formulation used by Dr. Meyer for his original IV nutrient treatment is unknown but IV Nutrient Therapy has developed and grown since that time. Today, there are many high quality IV nutrient formulations available for a range of purposes that span well beyond treating chronic disease.
IV Nutrient Therapy is utilized in spa settings for its anti-aging benefits, by professional athletes for improved athletic performance and recovery, and for those in pursuit of optimal health and wellness.