Cognitive function, in the way of thinking and decision making, is closely tied to how we feel physically. We all know when we’re not feeling our best, and when we’re not, we don’t make the best decisions or choices. The improved metabolism and heightened energy levels attained through IV delivery improve mental functioning as well.
A Better Look
The nutrients and antioxidants available through IV treatments have been shown to be clearly visible on the body. IV hydration immediately improves skin tone and suppleness, especially in dry skin that has been damaged by sun exposure. Along with visible improvements in the skin, IV hydration moistens eyes and lips. Nails and hair can become stronger, with increased sheen.
What is the Treatment Like?
The therapy experience is closer to a spa visit than a medical procedure. The idea here is to relax and let the nutrients seep into the bloodstream. Some people choose to make these treatments a regular feature of their lifestyle, recharging on a regular basis. Others use IV recharging as a pick-me-up when they feel it’s needed.
Prior to the insertion of the intravenous line, your specialist will go over your treatment options and determine a mix of fluids that will help you achieve your wellness goals. The sessions, depending on the type, typically take 20-60 minutes: they can literally be performed during a lunch break.
What Can I Expect?
As mentioned, every individual’s needs and goals are different. Clinicians can administer different “cocktails” of nutrients for different patients. Some of the most popular include:
The Myers Cocktail
This is the mixture that started the IV train rolling. It was first concocted by a Dr. Myers in Baltimore and administered in the 1980s. It has remained popular to this day as a quick way to rejuvenate and refresh the entire body. The key ingredients of the Myer’s Cocktail are several varieties of Vitamin B, along with Vitamin C, magnesium and calcium. Many happy patients swear by this mixture, which has been used for everything from hangover relief to energy-boosting before an important day or week.
Similar in basis to the Myers Cocktail, IV therapies for improvements to the immune system include all-important Vitamin B complexes, as well as Vitamin C and magnesium. For these treatments, additional anti-oxidants such as selenium and important minerals such as zinc are added to the mixture. This therapy not only helps fight disease: it also helps prevent it.
The pace and events of daily life produce stress even to the most even-tempered people. Stress is not only a mental problem. It depletes physical nutrients and interrupts other healthy habits like sleep, which can cause larger health problems. In addition to the selected Vitamin B and C therapies, the IV can also include amino acids that reduce stress and help physical performance.
Many professional and amateur athletes swear by IV treatments. The constant strains put on joints and muscles during activities such as running, cycling, basketball, and tennis, among other activities, damage tissue and deplete our immune system. IV-administered nutrients not only help promote fast healing, but they also provide a greater guard against injuries. One of the IV cocktail ingredients popular for these patients is called Glutathione, which boosts the immune system and endurance.
Our bodies are mostly made of water. But busy schedules often prevent us from nourishing our internal mechanisms with enough hydration. Few people remember the advice to drink 8 glasses of water per day Some of the things we do drink, such as coffee and alcohol, actually serve to de-hydrate us.
Hydration via IV therapy is the most effective answer. In addition to immediate effects, optimal hydration fends off future health problems, such as kidney stones, and helps with day-to-day wellness activities.
Our skin is the largest organ in our body, and the most outwardly telling indicator of our overall wellness. Skin health can’t be accomplished by rubbing on external moisturizing lotions. These only treat the outside of this organ. IV hydration therapy has been shown to be the ultimate moisturizer. The results will not only be felt but also seen, and thanks to IV, can be accomplished in less than an hour.
How Long do the Results Last?
Many people feel the effects of the therapy immediately upon leaving an IV session. The most tangible effects, however, take place over the course of several days. Results like improved energy and lowered stress show up quickly. IV benefits such as improved immune system performance are less easily felt, but their effects are hard at work, nonetheless. The IV treatment should be looked at as a therapy, not a band-aid. Your body will take some time before usefully processing all the IV nutrients.
Who is a Good Candidate?
Anyone can be a candidate for IV infusion therapy. It’s been proven safe and effective the world over for many health conditions. Many people use the therapy as an ongoing part of their health and wellness regime.
Others use the treatment to give themselves a boost when they’re feeling low or want to be at their best for an important event. Some patients find it’s a great pick-me-up, while others use it as a therapy or as part of ongoing cosmetic treatments for their skin and hair.
How Can I Get Started?
While there are many services that offer IV infusion therapy, two factors should play into the choice of location. First, patients will want an environment that promotes the calm and relaxed state they want to be in while receiving the treatment. Mood and setting are important, you should feel relaxed and safe as the treatment is administered.
More importantly, patients will want an expert clinician that will not only make the process painless and comfortable but will be able to help you choose the right mixture of nutrients to achieve your wellness goals. A master at this therapy will know the right nutrient combinations to produce the wanted results. A broad host of health and wellness benefits await the IV patient. Contact us at Dr. Renée Moran Medical Aesthetics, in Newton Centre, MA today to see how this remarkable therapy can change your life!