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IV Drip Benefits

Intravenous (IV) therapy is a medical treatment method which involves the intravenous administration of nutrients, medication and other fluids directly into a patient’s vein. This advanced therapeutic method of administering drugs and nutrients has a wide range of uses, ranging from hydration to nutritional therapy and detoxification.

IV therapy is commonly associated with a hospital environment and illnesses,  which involves slowly injecting a small amount of fluid into a vein through an intravenous line. The fluid is usually a mixture of water and salt called saline, and it is given over a period of time in order to hydrate the body or to deliver medication. 

An intravenous therapy is the most common solution nurses and doctors use to balance fluids and administer blood to patients admitted to a hospital, patients undergoing surgery or suffering with illness and to treat a variety of conditions. 

What are Vitamin IV Drips?

a doctor is preparing an IV drip before administered to the patient

Intravenous (IV) Drips deliver essential nutrients such as vitamins, minerals  and amino acids directly to the body through your veins directly to your bloodstream for maximum absorption. This allows the nutrients to flood your body and nourish itself at the cellular level. Using this method, we can safely deliver larger doses of vitamins such as high dose vitamin C, amino acids, B complex, powerful antioxidants and vitamin D that would not otherwise be tolerated orally or be possible with oral supplements.

Vitamin drips can be administered both proactively as part of a healthy lifestyle to maintain optimum wellness and cardiovascular health, as well as to treat acute and chronic conditions.

Health Benefits of IV Therapy

One of the primary advantages of IV therapy is its ability to quickly restore natural levels of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and micro-nutrients in the body which are depleted due to lack of dietary intake or illnesses such as chronic fatigue syndrome. It also helps maintain a healthy immune system by providing immediate hydration to the body – increasing energy levels and promoting detoxification processes. 

Improved Immune System

Administering essential vitamins and minerals via IV therapy has been noted to improve the functioning of the immune system. Intravenous infusion ensures that the body receives optimal dosage and  high absorption rate, allowing nutrients to be fully utilized. This can boost cell regeneration and improve the overall functioning of white blood cells, which is essential for defence against infectious diseases.

Vitamin C is an excellent supplement given via IV therapy due to its immune-boosting properties, boost of anti-inflammation processes, and improved recovery after sickness or physical stress. It is widely used when fighting various viruses like colds. Furthermore, vitamin C helps to replenish the antioxidant levels within your body for healthy functioning of organs in order for your body to avoid fighting off further infections going forward.

Additionally, B vitamins are also known to help optimise immunity functions with its powerful antioxidant properties that repair oxidative damage from pollutants or toxins present in our environment in order to reduce inflammation risk and harmful diseases.

Improved Hydration

 Dehydration is an extremely common problem, especially among individuals with busy lifestyles or those who are physically active. With IV therapy, the body absorbs fluids at a quicker pace and the patient can experience improved hydration almost instantaneously.

Improved hydration has far-reaching effects on the human body, particularly in terms of its ability to improve physical performance and energy levels that may have been hampered by dehydration. Those who suffer from chronic dehydration may benefit from regular IV therapy cycles to improve overall well-being. In addition, IV therapy can help improve certain skin conditions like eczema and acne that can often be accelerated by dehydration and poor nutrition.

IV therapy also helps to boosts metabolism as it aids in breaking down fat in the body resulting in better weight control for those looking to lose weight or maintain a healthy steady weight. It bolsters organ health by providing essential vitamins such as Vitamin C, which plays an active role in maintaining normal bodily functions like detoxification and energy metabolism. Additionally, it helps build up immunity by introducing essential nutrients i.e., B-Vitamins etc., which aid our bodies in fighting against various bacterial infections or viral diseases such as colds or flu's.

Improved Nutrient Absorption

The body absorbs the vitamins and minerals from IV therapy almost immediately due to its direct introduction into the bloodstream, leading to a more effective delivery of nutrition. By delivering large doses of vitamins and minerals straight into the bloodstream with IV therapy, you can avoid any digestive issues that could otherwise limit nutrient absorption or reduce their efficacy.

In many cases this makes IV therapy an excellent option for those suffering from malabsorption syndrome or nutrient deficiencies as well as those who suffer from gastrointestinal issues and discomfort related to dietary deficiencies. Additionally, athletes may experience improved benefits when compared with oral ingestion as they are able to avoid digestion and take advantage of high-dosage vitamin levels delivered straight into their bloodstreams quickly by way of an IV drip.

Provide Relief from Migraine Headaches

IV therapy is also known to be beneficial in providing relief from migraine headaches. The treatment helps to improve blood flow and hydration, both of which contribute to reducing the severity of migraine pain. Additionally, IV therapy can help to reduce inflammation that can lead to migraines and other headaches. Through the infusion of vitamins and minerals, IV therapy helps to restore the balance in the body and reduce the intensity of migraine headaches. Furthermore, it can also help to reduce frequency of migraine episodes and improve overall well-being.

Promote Healing of Injuries and Wounds

IV therapy is also known to be effective in treating injuries and wounds. It helps promote faster healing due to the high levels of nutrients it provides, which help to speed up the healing process. IV vitamin drips provide essential amino acids and other nutrients to help facilitate the healing process and reduce inflammation, pain, and scarring. In addition, by providing cells with the necessary energy and nutrients, IV vitamins can help promote healthy skin regeneration and improve wound healing.

Support Healthy Ageing

IV therapy can also be beneficial in supporting healthy ageing. As we age, our bodies require more nutrients and hydration to maintain optimal health. By providing the body with essential vitamins, minerals, and fluids, IV therapy can help replenish depleted levels and maintain healthy cells. Additionally, it can help reduce inflammation that can cause pain, improve mental functioning, and aid in the healing of injuries and wounds. This combination of benefits helps to support overall health and well-being, aiding in the process of ageing well.

Mental Health Benefits

This therapy is known to increase energy levels, improve mood, reduce stress levels, and much more. Studies have even shown that it can help with depression and anxiety.

Improved Mood and Focus

Mood improvement is often one of the primary benefits that people experience with intravenous therapy. A variety of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients injected into the body through an intravenous drip can replenish what may be lost or depleted during periods of stress, illness or other tissue damage. For example, some IV treatments may deliver natural substances such as B vitamins, glutathione and magnesium to help boost serotonin. This neurotransmitter is crucial for regulating your mood, and low levels can be linked to depression and anxiety.

Additionally, hydroelectrolytes from IV therapy can help balance the body’s PH levels which are essential for long-term mental health and well-being.

IV treatments may also support mental clarity by delivering a powerful combination of vitamins and minerals designed to unlock alertness in patients who struggle with cognitive decline or lethargy from lack of exercise. Permeation enhancement technology allows a widened access for certain substances such as:

  • Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA)
  • NAD+ (Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide)
  • CoQ10

which are key players in promoting whole-body performance at a cellular level — improving focus while lowering stress levels throughout the day.

Reduced Stress and Anxiety

Intravenous (IV) therapy can be beneficial for mental health issues such as stress and anxiety. Studies have shown that IV therapy can reduce cortisol levels that contribute to stress, create a calm and relaxed state, and even improve cognitive functioning.

The ability of IV therapy to reduce stress is attributed to the release of endorphins. Endorphins are hormones produced by the body in response to physical activity. They can help your body relax, diminish pain sensations, and generate feelings of well-being. IV infusion therapy has been demonstrated to have a calming effect on the central nervous system by blocking stress signals from reaching the brain more efficiently than some natural remedies or medications.

Furthermore, introducing minerals such as magnesium into the bloodstream via intravenous therapies like Myer's Cocktails can assist in improving focus, energy levels, moods and provide relief from a variety of mental health ailments stemming from unhealthy mineral imbalances on a cellular level in processes such as neurotransmitter production or synthesis.

IV therapies also contain vital vitamins and nutrients that that can help reduce symptoms associated with depression, improve overall health including cognitive functioning, and facilitate better sleep patterns. Vitamin B12 infusions are used to balance hormones related to mood regulation which helps those struggling with mild-moderate anxiety or depression access relief safely without compromising their sense of self or having any potential for addiction/dependence when used correctly by medical professionals such as a naturopathic doctor (ND).

Other Benefits

Intravenous (IV) therapy has a wide range of benefits beyond just providing hydration. It has been used to deliver essential vitamins and minerals to the body and there are numerous studies that have demonstrated its ability to provide relief for many health conditions. In this article, we'll look at some of the lesser known benefits of IV therapy that you may not be aware of.

  • Improved mental clarity
  • Reduction of inflammation
  • Increased energy and endurance
  • Reduction of wrinkles and other signs of aging
  • Improved immunity

Improved Skin Health

IV therapy can also have a positive impact on skin health because the nutrients are delivered directly to the cells rather than passing through the digestive system, they are more bioavailable, meaning your body can better absorb and utilize them. This boosts cell regeneration and helps support healthy collagen production, which helps improve skin elasticity and reduces signs of aging. By propelling nutrients efficiently into the skin, IV therapy can restore the skin's natural glow while helping to reduce inflammation and irritation that may lead to blemishes or acne.

  • Some patients have even reported a decrease in chronic skin conditions such as eczema after receiving IV treatments.
  • Additionally, IV therapy infusions can provide your body with extra hydration for optimum detoxification and improved overall health of your skin.

Improved Athletic Performance

Intravenous (IV) therapy has been proven to be an incredibly effective way to improve your athletic performance. By supplying your body with the essential vitamins and minerals it needs, IV therapy helps build and strengthen muscle tissue, reduce fatigue, increase endurance and stamina, provide faster recovery time from exercise and injury, and boost energy levels for improved sports performance. It can also balance minerals such as sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium to regulate blood pressure in athletes.

IV therapy for athletes can be tailored to meet individual needs depending on the sport or level of competition you are involved in. Common ingredients used are:

  • Amino acids such as glutathione or taurine which help muscle cell metabolism;
  • Carbohydrates like glucose to fuel the muscles;
  • Electrolytes like sodium which aid hydration;
  • Vitamins like vitamin B-12 which increase energy levels;
  • Anti-inflammatory agents like lidocaine which reduce post-exercise soreness.

Other beneficial supplements that may be included are:

  1. Zinc
  2. Magnesium
  3. Acetyl carnitine
  4. Folic acid
  5. CoQ10

If you’re looking for an edge in your athletic performance or general health and wellbeing, IV therapy could make all the difference! It’s important to discuss with your healthcare provider what type of ingredients are best suited for you based on your individual needs.

Reduced Hangover Symptoms

Intravenous (IV) therapy often involves the administration of fluids, electrolytes, vitamins and minerals directly into the bloodstream. This can provide a number of benefits, from reducing hangover symptoms to improving skin health.

IV therapy can help reduce uncomfortable hangover symptoms such as dehydration, fatigue and a headache. The drip combines essential vitamins and minerals that the body needs to restore hydration levels and help the liver detoxify the body for increased energy levels. Additionally, infusions can contain extra ingredients such as antioxidants, which can help protect against alcohol-induced inflammation.

IV therapy may also be beneficial for individuals who are experiencing digestive issues due to excessive drinking. By providing key nutrients directly through an IV infusion, patients receive faster absorption and instant relief from their symptoms. Infusions also trigger natural healing processes in the body which helps improve overall health and wellbeing.


IV therapy can provide a variety of short-term and long-term benefits for those in need of nutrition and hydration.

Before starting any type of IV therapy regimen, it is important to consult with a medical professional to ensure that it is the right course of action for you. If done correctly and safely, IV therapy may offer a wide range of therapeutic potentials to facilitate positive health outcomes. With all the possible advantages that can be gained through IV therapy, it is more important than ever to research the options available carefully before committing to this potentially life-changing form of treatment.

Our Most Popular IV vitamin Drips

Myers cocktail IV drip

The Myers Cocktail is an intravenous treatment containing antioxidants,  vitamins and minerals such as magnesium, calcium, and vitamin B complex and it is recommended for overall wellness.Learn More about Myers Cocktail Drip

High-dose vitamin C drip

Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin that the body does not store and plays a crucial role in a number of bodily functions, such as the production of collagen, L-carnitine, and some neurotransmitters. Vitamin C is great for healing wounds after surgery because it helps repair tissue and reduce damage from inflammation and oxidation.Learn More about the High Dose Vitamin C Drip

Antioxidant IV Drip 

 Powerful antioxidant drip to boost your immune system with a custom blend of powerful anti-oxidizing agents to aid in neutralizing harmful free radicals. Learn More about the Antioxidant Drip

Glutathione IV Drip

Glutathione is the most essential antioxidant, and its ability to neutralise free radicals in cells and aid in detoxification processes has highlighted it as a promising therapeutic for a wide range of diseases and disorders.Learn More about the Glutathione Drip

Dr Saskia Kloppenburg Vieth Medical doscotr and holistic and complementary care practitioner

Consultant in General Internal Medicine (GMC reg. number: 7541548) and Specialist in Complementary Cancer Care
MBBS, MRCIM (Spain), MSc Homeopathy, MFHom, Master practitioner in Ericksonian Hypnotherapy and Neurolinguistic Programming, MSc in Nutrition

Integrated medicine Doctor and Holistic Medicine Practitioner


Private Complementary and Alternative Healthcare clinic.
1st Floor
185 Tower Bridge Road
United Kingdom
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