You don’t need to wait until the New Year to get started with your weight loss goals, and you don’t need to embark on that journey alone either. If you’re struggling to lose weight, Dr. Stuart Kauffman and our team at PRP in Philadelphia offer intravenous (IV) infusion therapy to help you lose weight.
Let’s take a closer look at IV therapy and three ways it can help you reach your weight loss goals.
How IV therapy helps with weight loss
IV therapy isn’t a magic weight loss solution. Weight loss happens when you burn more calories than you consume, and that requires dedication and knowledge of what’s good for your body and what isn’t. In other words, diet and exercise are the tried-and-true methods to safely and effectively lose weight. IV therapy, however, supports your body in this process.
IV therapy contains infusions of saline water, vitamins, minerals, and sometimes medications that are directly administered into your bloodstream. This is a therapeutic process that works quickly because the nutrients don’t need to go through your digestive system.
1. IV therapy supports your metabolism
IV infusions contain vitamins, minerals, and other fat-burning substances that boost your metabolism. Your metabolism turns the food you eat into energy, and the faster your metabolism functions, the quicker your body burns off calories from food. If your metabolism is slow, it can be more difficult to burn fat.
IV infusions for weight loss promote good metabolism function because they contain plenty of metabolism-boosting nutrients, such as:
- B vitamins
- Vitamin D
In addition to IV therapy, you can also support your metabolism by exercising, getting enough sleep each night, drinking tea, drinking water, and eating spicy foods.
2. IV therapy boosts your energy
In addition to speeding up your metabolism, IV therapy can help you lose weight in another way: IV infusions can boost your energy levels, and that can help you get through your workouts. If you’re always battling chronic fatigue, it can be hard to get to the gym for a workout. IV therapy delivers many nutrients, including vitamin B, that boost your energy levels.
3. IV therapy keeps you hydrated
It’s no secret that drinking water helps you lose weight. It’s calorie-free, boosts your metabolism, and can help you eat less during meals. Oftentimes, people mistake thirst for hunger, and drinking a glass of water before snacking can have positive effects on your weight loss.
IV infusion can help keep you hydrated. This helps prevent dehydration and the overeating that is commonly associated with mild dehydration.
Is IV therapy right for you?
IV therapy isn’t just good for the scale. Depending on your unique infusion, IV therapy can also help manage stress (which isn’t good for weight loss either!) and restore any vitamin or mineral deficiencies you may have.
During your consultation, Dr. Kauffman prepares a specific treatment for you after a careful review of your medical history and weight loss goals. During your infusion, sit back and relax. In just 20-60 minutes, you receive the nutrients you need via IV infusion therapy to help your body achieve your weight loss goals.
To get started with IV infusion for weight loss, schedule a consultation at our Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, office. Call or request an appointment online today.