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How Often Should You Get IV Therapy?

Medically reviewed by: Dr. Peck
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What is IV therapy?

It is also known as intravenous therapy. This method includes injecting your body with a carefully calculated combination of vitamins, minerals, and other essential nutrients with the help of a needle directly into the bloodstream. 

The main benefit of this method is that the nutrients directly get dissolved in your system, and the results of this therapy are more visible and instant. We have discussed the benefits of Oral Supplements vs IV Therapy earlier.

IV therapy is the best way to treat your body with much-needed nutrition to give it an energy boost without waiting for weeks to get the results. 

Why do you need to get IV therapy?

There is a certain criteria to figure out whether you are a suitable candidate for this treatment or not. And the first symptom that should make you think about getting it is persistent tiredness. 

Though it is okay to feel tired sometimes. The reason could include:

  • Ditching your sleep to binge-watch your favorite TV show.
  • Catching up to hang out with your friends. Thus, causing a lack of rest.
  • Haphazard eating habits or eating junk food
  • Skipping meals altogether just to lose some extra pounds or perhaps work-life balance is too messed up.

Mostly you know the reason for your lethargy, but what if you cannot put your finger on the exact cause of your tiredness, and what if it becomes a routine? Maybe your body is trying to tell you something with all those symptoms. Perhaps you should pay head and listen to it. 

According to a report by the CDC (Center for disease control and prevention), around 15. 3 % of women and 10.1 % of men feel tired all the time in the U.S. 

The most apparent reason behind it is lack of nutrition, leading to severe consequences if it remains untreated for a more extended period. 

The next question is how to overcome it.

It isn’t easy to treat yourself to fresh, home-cooked meals every time of the day, considering the workload and other responsibilities of a person. Keeping up with multiple oral supplements seems even more problematic. Considering the above, IV therapy seems the best option so far to cover the nutrients your body lacks.

How often should you take IV therapy?

These IV drips are a cocktail of nutritional IV drip elements, e.g., Vitamin A, B-Complex, Vitamin C, and minerals such as calcium, magnesium, zinc, etc. these are all the elements that your body requires round the clock to function properly and stay healthy.

At first, many people just tried it as a one-off treatment before a special occasion like a wedding or an office party. But when they got instant results, there was no going back. Fortunately enough, the results of this IV therapy are shown right away in the form of shining skin and an energized body. 

How often you can get this energy boost depends on your needs. You must consult your physician before getting any type of IV treatment, especially if you are suffering from any chronic ailment. 

Your medical history must be thoroughly studied, and the cycle should be adjusted as per your body requirements. 

One cycle usually consists of two IV drips per week, but after four drips, a maintenance drip is recommended every month. During all this time, your physician must keep track of your progression. Then the requisite alterations should be made.  

Since it is unheard of to have any kind of allergic reaction or medical complication due to these IV vitamin treatments, and usually, people who get it for the first time seem to enjoy a dramatic improvement in their skin and body. So, a normal maintenance drip is advised to repeat after every 3 to 4 weeks. 

Now there is another issue, and that is, is it safe or not?

The answer to this question is that it is a hundred percent safe process. It is always performed by a certified practitioner, keeping in mind your individualized needs. 

Also, you are asked to provide your previous medical history, and if you are allergic to anything, you must make it clear before starting the procedure.

One-time IV therapy options

Rather than going to get a treatment that you have to repeat every month, there are also some options that will be enough for you to get for one time only. 

These IV therapies are specially designed for specific purposes, e.g., Hangover drip, it contains all those essential nutrients that your body requires to get out of the after-effects of liquor consumption. 

This hangover drip contains glutathione, vitamin B-complex, ringer lactate IV fluid, analgesics, and some anti-emetic medications as well. 

Other options for IV treatments include IV drip for glowing skin, IV drip for menstrual pain, and even for immunity boosting IV drips for some mild infections.