Everyone knows a healthy diet and supplements give your body the nutrients it needs to keep it functioning well. All sorts of vitamins and minerals are absorbed through our complex digestive system – stomach, small and large intestine, where they are processed, extracted, and transported into our bloodstream. Our mental and body’s energy, mobility, hormones, mood, and mental clarity is strongly influenced depending on the food and vitamins you may take. 

Of course, eating well is an excellent way to strengthen your body, but what if you couldn’t possibly get all the nutrients and vitamins you need from your food? 

Let me run through some of the circumstances and conditions when your vitamin intake will likely be insufficient for your body’s needs:

What if your intake and absorption of vitamins from your intestinal lining is compromised by

  • IBS, 
  • Gastritis, 
  • heartburn, 
  • Constipation, 
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Decreased appetite
  • Cravings for high sugar, high salt foods

What if your Multivitamin or all the ORAL vitamins you take do not work the way you expect them to? 
What if all the excellent nutrients you think you eat, or all the excellent vitamins you believe you spent money on and take, simply do not make it to your bloodstream to be transported to your body’s cells?
What if you could get clean, safe, vitamins and nutrients faster? 

What is IV Vitamin Therapy?

Intravenous vitamin therapy (IV) is a procedure that allows vitamins and minerals to be deposited directly into the bloodstream. A doctor or healthcare professional places an IV line directly through a vein, and each IV bag is filled with a dripping fluid that can be Normal saline of Lactate Ringer solution and each IV bag contains a mix of vitamins, minerals, or nutrients specifically designed for the person receiving the treatment.
 IV vitamin is talked about and featured in different medical news articles. For example, in  Medical News Today.

There are multiple BENEFITS of IV VITAMIN Therapy:
By using IV therapy, the effects of the vitamins can be experienced much faster. I recently treated my mother age 87 with a multivitamin, glutathione drip and she immediately felt much better. She cleaned and vacuumed and took care of all my plants for the next 3 days, with renewed vigor, and motivation. Previously she had been exhausted and dragging herself around and had difficulty recovering fully from an upper respiratory infection.

IV Vitamin Therapy also offers the body a more accurate dose and immediate availability of the selected vitamins to the body’s cells. While regular vitamin supplements taken orally are great, the absorption rate is nowhere close to 100%, says FoxNews. "What we're doing  with IV vitamin therapy is allowing high, targeted levels of nutrients to be delivered into the cells of the body without interference or issues with the digestive system”

An IV vitamin drip has a 100% absorption rate. 

What can we treat with IV Vitamin Therapy and when can we use and benefit from IV Vitamins ?

  • Dehydration
  • Hangover
  • Energy support
  • Detoxification 
  • Recovery from an acute illness
  • Recovery and support with opiates and alcohol addiction using NAD
  • Recovery after surgery – cosmetic, bariatric,etc
  • Anemia – Iron infusions
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches 
  • Depression 
  • Many more conditions

Results from IV Vitamin Therapy

Many studies show positive outcomes for IV vitamin therapy, says Medical News Today. 

In a test done in 2018, an IV drip of magnesium sulfate was found to be more effective than a nebulizer for pediatric asthma, says the article we referenced earlier.

IV Selenium can help treat ARDS, and speed up recovery for critically ill patients who need mechanical ventilators to support their life.

IV Vitamin C administered in high doses can be useful for cancer patients. 

While all these benefits are extremely worthwhile, there’s another reason IV vitamin therapy is great: it can make you feel good and actually happy. Alright, maybe not happy, per se, but because the body has received some well-needed nutrients, the effect was reported as the feeling of “a whole new human,” says NBCNews. According to many experts, as high as 50% of the population is deficient in vitamins and minerals, specifically Magnesium, B12, B6, C, D, and iron. Therefore, when these vitamins are put back into the body it naturally creates more energy and clear-headedness. It’s safe to say that would make anybody feel better and happier.

Not surprisingly, IV vitamin therapy grew in popularity during the Covid-19 pandemic and after its aftermath, as a way to quickly and effectively boost immunity and prevent illness. 

So how safe is IV Vitamin Therapy?

  1. Consider doing some testing and having a clinical evaluation done with a clinical provider that can identify what you need and how much. Otherwise, you could end up spending money on vitamins you don’t really need.
  2. Choose a setting with sterile safe equipment and supplies – ideally a clinic would be preferable, with medical staff on site. Infections and Cellulitis are rare but possible!
  3. Be aware of possible reactions you might experience and call the attendant promptly:
      • swelling, pain or bleeding at the IV site
      • Allergic reactions are rare but you should be aware of a rapid heart rate, flushing 
        dizziness and feeling faint or a difficulty breathing

Where should you go for IV Vitamin Therapy?

Many places that are not medical facilities or a doctor’s office now offer IV vitamin therapy.
Today, there are “drip bars” that accommodate its recipients with cocktails that have mushroomed everywhere you go. Many Med spas have IV vitamins now. Choose your provider carefully and selectively.  

Can IV Vitamin Therapy be covered by insurance?

The answer is YES. 

You should have a consultation and choose a provider that is in network with your plan.
The provider will need to decide that based on your symptomatology and current condition you have a valid medical condition that can benefit from IV vitamins.
The provider can provide the recommended IV Vitamin infusions.
The provider agrees to bill insurance for this service and collect from you later if not reimbursed or subject to your deductible.

IV Vitamin Therapy in Westlake Village/Thousand Oaks

There are many reasons why our bodies get sluggish, especially during the winter months. It isn’t always easy to put aside time to take care of ourselves. A healthy diet, exercise, lowering stress, and many other techniques are fantastic ways to combat the fatigue and stress of everyday life. Now, with IV vitamin drip therapy, there are even more options to help your body become the best it can be. If you’re in the Thousand Oaks area, please schedule your IV Vitamin /Therapy at Hera Beauty and Wellness! We have several you can choose from, including COVID Recover IV, The Meyers Drip, Hangover SOS, Beauty Boost, Fat Burner/Energy Boost Lip-Mino, and Immunity Boost.


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