7 Benefits of IV Therapy

Are you constantly tired and under stress? Your body may be robbed of needed vitamins and minerals. Dr. Jack Hensel Jr., board-certified plastic surgeon with Lowcountry Plastic Surgery Center in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, provides IV vitamin therapy that can boost your energy level and help you feel renewed. Here are seven benefits of IV vitamin therapy. 

Hydrates fast after intense exercise 

IV therapy has been used for years in hospitals to hydrate patients and deliver medication. Olympic athletes and weekend warriors alike are using IV vitamin therapy to replenish hydration and nutrients after extreme workouts. They say it helps them recover faster from intense training and may ward off illness. 

Boosts energy 

Celebrities with demanding schedules — from Jane Fonda to Adele to John Legend — are using IV vitamin therapy to provide needed energy boosts and help them stay well. Crossfit fans featured on “Good Morning America” say IV therapy helps replenish their energy

Treatments are individualized for you

Dr. Hensel offers IV therapy customized for your individual needs to help you improve your specific nutritional deficiencies. Different combinations of nutrients work to combat conditions from fatigue to muscle spasms to allergies. 

Boosts immune system

Superstars and top athletes are now using IV therapy to boost their immune system and ward off colds and other illnesses. Some athletes are taking IV therapy that includes glutamine supplementation to boost immunity and ward off infections. The use of IV therapy has expanded, from treating sick patients in hospitals to boosting the health of celebrities, athletes, and other people focused on wellness. 

Hydrates fast after excessive alcohol use 

IV therapy provides instant hydration to help rid your body of the toxic effects of alcohol and rushes nutrients into your bloodstream. Physicians use different forms of the Myers’ cocktail, developed by Dr. John Myers in the 1970s; that IV nutrient mix began the use of IV vitamin therapy. 

Helps with nutrient absorption 

You may not have known that as you age, your body doesn’t absorb vitamins and minerals as well as it did in your youth. That’s one reason why many older adults don’t have adequate nutrition. Seniors are more likely to be deficient in vitamin B12, folic acid, calcium, vitamin D and other important nutrients. 

IV therapy injects the nutrients directly into your bloodstream; you absorb a higher level of the vitamins and minerals than from eating food or taking supplements. When ingesting food, the contents travel through the stomach and digestive organs; only about 50 percent of the nutrients are absorbed. When vitamins are delivered via IV therapy, almost all of the nutrients — 90 percent — are absorbed.  

Benefits a variety of health conditions

An alternative therapy journal reports that IV vitamin therapy has good anecdotal results and is tolerated well by patients for a wide variety of concerns, including asthma, rhinitis, migraines, fatigue, and muscle spasms. However, large, well-controlled studies have not been conducted. 

If you’d like to learn more about or try IV therapy, call or book an appointment online today with Lowcountry Plastic Surgery Center. We can help with all of your aesthetic and wellness needs. 

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