5 Benefits of IV Infusions

5 Benefits of IV Infusions

Your body relies on you to consume the vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients it needs, but what if you’re already eating a balanced diet? Sometimes your body just needs an extra boost of nutritional support, and intravenous (IV) infusions can deliver the nutrition you need.

At PRP in Philadelphia, Dr. Stuart Kauffman is happy to provide IV infusions for those who need a boost, whether you’re fighting fatigue, struggling with weight loss challenges, or dealing with underlying medical problems like neuropathy or allergies.

Below we share five benefits to receiving IV therapy:

1. Increased vitamin absorption

Taking vitamins daily is a common practice for many people. While vitamins can be beneficial for your body, taking vitamins orally isn’t as effective as receiving them intravenously. 

Oral vitamins take longer to reach your bloodstream because they must first go through your digestive system. Not only does it take longer for vitamins to reach your bloodstream, but they might be less potent than you thought. 

Also, when taking vitamins by mouth, your stomach acid can break down your vitamins before they reach your bloodstream, and, unfortunately, this can make your vitamins less potent than you intended. IV infusions allow for vitamins to be more potent and delivered quicker to your bloodstream. 

Intravenous 一 which means “into the vein” 一 enables your body to receive 90% of the vitamins and minerals as opposed to a 50% absorption rate for oral vitamins. 

2. Improved energy levels

Vitamin B12, which is included in many IV infusions, is well known for boosting your energy levels. B12 plays a big role in making red blood cells, and also helps to convert fat and protein into energy. If you’re deficient in B12, it can lead to fatigue and anemia, according to data published in the journal Nutrients

3. Combat the effects of dehydration

Dehydration can quickly lead to headaches, brain fog, constipation, and muscle cramps, and, unfortunately, it’s far too easy to inadvertently become dehydrated. IV therapy quickly replenishes fluids and restores your hydration levels. 

Staying hydrated is more than just avoiding dehydration-induced headaches. Adequate hydration affects every system in your body and is important for many reasons. It can help regulate your body temperature, deliver vital nutrients to your cells, support vital organ functioning, and support your immune system. 

Proper hydration also improves your mental clarity, mood, and even your quality of sleep.

4. Each infusion is quick

IV infusions don’t need to consume an entire day. We know you’re busy, but IV infusions fit easily into your schedule. IV infusions can take anywhere from 20-60 minutes. Because you can sit back and relax (and even read a book!) during your infusion, think of your IV infusion time as a respite from the busyness of life.

5. Support your specific health goals

There are many different types of IV infusions, and we recommend the right one for you based on your specific health and wellness goals. 

The Myer’s Cocktail is one of the most popular infusions, and for good reason: studies show that this restorative infusion (which contains the B vitamins, magnesium, calcium, and vitamin C) supports individuals as they combat migraines, fatigue, fibromyalgia, muscle spasms, allergies, sinusitis, and asthma.

Curious about IV therapy? Our team excels at matching the right infusion to meet your goals. To learn more about IV infusions and how they can support your immune health, schedule your consultation today by calling our office or requesting an appointment online. 

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