What is IV hydration therapy and how does it work?
IV therapy is a sterile infusion of fluids, vitamins, minerals, amino acids and medications administered directly into a client’s bloodstream, allowing for extremely rapid hydration and immediate absorption of nutrients to all parts of the body. IV stands for Intravenous, meaning into the vein. A nurse will insert a flexible catheter into the client’s vein and a bag of fluids will be attached, feeding the healing serum into the client’s body. No recovery time is needed.
What can I expect at my visit?
We will start by learning about you and your medical history. Then, after consenting to treatment, you will be able to pick your ideal IV therapy from our menu. Your chosen IV formula will then be prepared in our clean room. Next, our highly trained Registered Nurse will guide you (and your companion(s)) to a private therapy space, where the nurse will expertly place your sterile IV. Your nurse will then begin your IV infusion and administer any additional medications that may be part of your specific formula. After your formula has finished, your IV will be carefully removed, and you will be given personalized and specific discharge instructions.
Do keep in mind that different patients have unique responses to the treatment with some reporting relief from their symptoms for periods ranging from a few weeks to several months.
What are the benefits of IV treatments?
There are numerous benefits to overall IV therapy which may include:
- IV therapy is the most rapid way to rehydrate. Period.
- IV therapy allows higher vitamins concentrations in the bloodstream than of pills taken by mouth, which can improve their beneficial effects
- Improve immune health
- Boost energy levels
- Improve symptoms of anxiety
- Improve mental clarity and cognitive function
- Reduce symptoms of migraines
- Improve allergy symptoms
- Combat fatigue
- Maintain the strength of muscles and tissues
- …and much more
Depending on your chosen formula, additional benefits include:
- Prevent the damaging effects of free radicals
- Strengthen and brightening hair, nails, skin, and eyes
- Improve athletic performance
- Reduce recovery time
- Support muscle recovery
- Flush out free radicals naturally produced by exercise
- Act as a pre-exercise endurance boost
- Reduction in oxidative stress
- Reduction in inflammation
When should I come in for IV infusions?
Great question! Some treatments are recommended on an as needed basis. We’re looking at you Hung Over Badger! However, we recommend weekly or bi-monthly infusions if you are dealing with chronic problems such as chronic dehydration, long-term chemotherapy or radiation, or long-standing issues with fatigue, or dull skin and hair.
- Some conditions that can benefit from IV treatment include:
- Acute fatigue
- Acute asthma attacks
- Cardiovascular diseases
- Acute muscle spasms
- Upper respiratory tract infections
- Seasonal allergies
- Inflammation of the sinuses
- Depression and chronic stress
- Congestive heart failure
- Low immunity levels
- Hormone imbalances
We suggest speaking to the Registered Nurse on site for what would be best for you and your unique needs.
How long does an IV infusion take?
You can expect your IV formula to take 45-60 minutes to infuse. Please anticipate extra time for your intake paperwork or additional counseling.
How much does an IV treatment cost?
Our IV formulas are priced anywhere from $79 to $999 dollars depending on the treatment ingredients.
Will my health insurance cover IV hydration therapy?
Unfortunately most insurance companies do not YET cover IV therapy, but as the benefits of IV therapy are becoming better understood, and more clients personally experience their benefits, we believe this will change in the near future. We will keep you updated!
Usually FSA and HSA plans qualify as a form of payment for your IV Treatments. If you have a direct payment card for your FSA or HSA plan, we can usually charge it directly. We also provide you with a FSA or HSA specific ‘Superbill,’ which is a specialized receipt which includes the medical diagnosis and procedure codes applicable for your treatment in case you need to be reimbursed indirectly by your plan.
How long before my race or sporting event should I receive my IV treatment?
Our Pregame Punch IV works to support body function on many levels. Ideally, you would want to receive treatment 24 hours before your event to realize maximum benefits. However, a broader range of treatment time from 6 to 72 hours before the race will still provide great benefits.
How soon after my race or workout should I receive my IV treatment?
Our Ultra Sport Revival IV works to replenish your body following intense physical excursion. The ideal scenario would be to get your recovery IV within just a few hours of the race or workout to clear lactic acid, rehydrate and re-dose the vitamins and nutrients necessary for recovery.
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