Frequently Asked Questions
How often can I get a B12 injection?
This is highly individualized and based on how you feel personally. The recommendation is once a week for 6 weeks, then once a month thereafter for maintenance.
Do I have to make an appointment for the clinic?
No. Appointments will be seen first, but walk-ins are accepted in the clinic during normal business hours.
Will you come to my house or hotel room?
Yes. We have a 24-hour concierge service available for an extra fee.
Who will be starting my IV?
All procedures are performed by licensed Registered Nurses.
Is there a doctor available to answer my questions/concerns?
Yes. We have a board certified Emergency Room physician speak to you before your requested treatment.
What is the difference between an IV treatment and an IV PUSH treatment?
An IV uses a whole liter (1000cc) bag of fluid whereas a push uses less than 50cc of fluid via a syringe and gets pushed manually into your vein slowly. Both require an IV needle to be inserted into your vein. Larger amounts of vitamins can be administered via IV than a push.
What is IV therapy used for?
IV therapy allows for the direct absorption of electrolyte fluid into the bloodstream, making it the most efficient way to rehydrate. This direct administration not only expedites recovery time, it also greatly increases the potency and efficacy of the vitamins and medications being administered. Because of this, IV therapy is used to assist in a multitude of ailments from short-term conditions like dehydration, hangovers or vitamin deficiency, to chronic conditions like autoimmune disease and cancer.
How long does IV therapy last?
Every individual is different – different ages, different genders, different metabolisms, different disease states, different workouts. Generally the vitamins and hydration last about a week. However, that doesn’t mean you need the treatment every week. If you are run down, or fighting a cold, or jet lagged or just need an extra immune boost before travelling, it is a good idea to get an IV. It is very individualized for how often. We recommend going off how you feel.
What are the benefits of IV therapy?
People generally absorb 30-50% of vitamins via their gastrointestinal tract whereas they get about 90% absorption via intravenous injection. Plus, not all vitamins and supplements can be taken orally because they are poorly absorbed via the gastrointestinal system or cause stomach upset in high doses. Vitamin C, for example, can be given IV in higher amounts, because it bypasses the stomach, allowing for less discomfort and greater absorption. Other benefits include immediate hydration, energy, healthy skin, boosted immunity, weight loss, mental clarity, nausea relief, pain relief, muscle recovery and better sleep.
Are IV treatments safe?
With proper screening of patient allergies, medical conditions, medications, etc., IVs are generally safe. We administer water soluble vitamins that are rarely overdosed on. There is a possibility of bruising, pain or infection at the IV site, but that is generally related to injection technique.
Do IV drips work for hangovers?
Yes. Most hangovers are caused by dehydration and depletion of electrolytes, causing headaches, nausea, vomiting and heartburn. IV drips address these by hydrating you, replacing electrolytes and using medications to alleviate headaches, nausea, vomiting and heartburn.
Do IV immune boosters work?
Yes. Glutathione, the mother antioxidant, is not easily absorbed via the gastrointestinal tract as it gets broken down by stomach acid. Therefore, IV supplementation of glutathione is a better alternative. Plus, high doses of Vitamin C are not tolerated via the gastrointestinal tract and often cause diarrhea and/or stomach upset. So, the best way to boost your immune system is doing IV immune boosters to not only get greater absorption, but to also avoid stomach upset and the breakdown of these natural immune boosters.
Does NAD+ therapy work?
NAD+ plays a vital, energy producing role in every cell and activates certain enzymes that aim to reverse signs of aging from inside your body. Like most things, natural NAD+ production declines with age and researchers have found this to be a major contributor to poor aging and many harmful disease processes. Like oxygen, no plant or animal can live without NAD+, and that is why the results of supplementing with NAD+ are so extensive and profound. Long-term maintenance and cellular support contribute to less overall damage to your mitochondria, a slower aging rate, and better cognitive health.
Is NAD+ IV therapy safe?
Yes. IV NAD+ is completely safe because it already exists in every cell in your body naturally. All NAD+ treatments are administered by medical professionals. As with all IV therapy, there is always the small risk of bruising, pain or infection at the IV site.