Myths and Facts About IV Therapy

Board-certified physician Anwar Gerges, MD, and our team at KeyLife Med Spa in San Antonio, Texas, are committed to helping our patients look and feel their best — especially during the cold and flu season. We’re proud to offer IV therapy to help restore your nutritional balance and keep your immune system working at its peak during virus season and all year long. 

Many people associated IV injections with hospital visits and the unwell. But that’s not all there is to IV therapy! We’ve put together this list of common myths and facts about IV therapy to help you better understand the benefits of this innovative treatment. 

MYTH: You only benefit from IV therapy if you’re sick

FACT: While it does help you when you’re sick, IV therapy also optimizes your overall wellness, speeds recovery after sports or workouts, and boosts your immune system to keep you healthy.

Everyone knows your body needs the right mix of nutrients, vitamins, and minerals, to perform at its peak. But in today’s busy world it can be difficult, and sometimes even impossible, for people with negative health conditions or illnesses to orally take in what is needed for optimal health. 

IV therapy provides a way to improve overall wellness. The balance of electrolytes, vitamins, and nutrients help you reach a better state of physical and emotional wellness. And when you feel well physically and emotionally, your stress levels go down, improving your immunity and minimizing illness.    

MYTH: IV therapy is a one-size-fits-all treatment

FACT: Your IV therapy is customized and tailored to meet your unique needs.

With every IV therapy session, a high concentration of vitamins and minerals is delivered straight to your bloodstream. But that doesn’t mean everyone gets the same dosage or combination of vitamins and minerals. 

Your dosage is always customized to meet your needs. For example, the IV therapy formulation for a patient recovering after surgery differs from a patient coming in for IV therapy to help speed away their hangover or from someone seeking treatment for seasonal allergies. 

The team at KeyLife Med Spa tailors your IV therapy to best meet your health needs while keeping you safe.

MYTH: Eating nutrient-rich food delivers nutrients better than IV therapy

FACT: Food loses nutrients to the digestive process, while IV therapy delivers the purest form of vitamins and nutrients directly into the bloodstream.

The power of IV therapy lies in the delivery system. When you eat or even take oral supplements, they must take a trip through your digestive tract. This means time lost waiting for the nutrients to hit your bloodstream — and a reduced dose once they finally do! 

IV hydration therapy, on the other hand, offers a quick and easy way to get a full dose of nutrients into your system — without the wait or loss of dosage digesting food brings. 

MYTH: You’re only supposed to get one IV therapy treatment

FACT: Just like you don’t work out only once or eat protein one time only, IV therapy should be part of your wellness routine.

The frequency of your IV therapy treatment plan depends on your specific needs and overall health. Some patients come in as often as once a week or once a month. Others get IV therapy treatments just a few times per year. 

Our team works with you to recommend a schedule of IV therapy treatments that makes sense for your unique needs. Remember: IV therapy is designed to help maintain the optimal balance of nutrients in your body. The most effective way to do that is with regular IV therapy treatments.

MYTH: It takes a long time to feel better after IV therapy

FACT: Many patients notice improvements in their skin and the way they feel right away!

Your body is able to use the vitamins to perform and facilitate many essential functions right away — including regulating metabolism and boosting the immune system. Depending on your hydration levels and IV formulation, you may notice some physical effects, like increased energy immediately and better skin within a day or two. 

Plus, many of our patients with chronic conditions report a reduction in symptoms and improvement in their quality of life within days of treatment! 

MYTH: IV therapy takes a long time

FACT: Most IV therapy treatments only take about 30 minutes!

While finding time in your schedule for treatment can be a challenge, IV therapy sessions take less time than going for a run, to the gym, or even getting your dinner ready! You can use the time to relax and focus on you. 

Interested in learning more about IV therapy? Contact the experts at KeyLife Med Spa in San Antonio or request an appointment online today! 

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