Due to work stress, tiredness, recurrent infections, poor quality fruit and vegetables, the diet of fast food and other factors we may lack essential nutrients that may lead to premature aging, poor quality of life, susceptibility to infections and depression.
Vitamins, minerals and amino acids infusions are being used for a wide variety of health concerns in NHS settings. Conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome, migraines, eating disorders, long term chronic illnesses, withdrawal syndromes from drug and alcohol misuse, digestive disorders have responded positively to the Vitamin and Minerals cocktail treatment. In private salon/clinic settings many people are also using IV vitamin therapy for quick re-hydration after an intense sporting event, such as running a marathon, surgery, parturition, to cure a hangover, or for improved skin clarity.
IV therapy is essential to clients who aren’t able to eat enough nutritious food, or who have an illness that interferes with nutrient absorption such as coeliac disease, IBS or colostomy.
IV infusion may also be useful in correcting dehydration after extreme exercise, drugs or alcohol intake, boosting the immune system, increasing energy levels, reducing nausea. However, it’s important to note that most people are able to get enough of these nutrients from a balanced diet, and the long term usage of IV vitamin drips is not recommended.
For an infusion, vitamins, minerals, amino acids or specifically tailored cocktails are added to a solution containing the same salt concentration as your blood to aid absorption and delivered directly to the target organs and cells by blood circulation. There may be some bruising to injection site. The procedure takes 20 to 30 minutes to administer.
Possible Risks and Complications
Intravenous detoxification is a safe, standard procedure and performed by trained nurse practitioner. Risks and complications are rare, but a small percentage of patients may experience swelling, burning sensation, discomfort or cooling sensation. Phlebitis (the inflammation) of veins caused by trauma during IV insertion, bruising to injection site may also occur.