IV Micronutrient FAQ

What is IV therapy?
IV hydration therapy, IV infusion therapy, and IV vitamin therapy are all terms used to describe the process of administering nutrients or fluids directly into a patient’s bloodstream. The precise combination of fluids, vitamins, and minerals being administered varies, but they are all injected via a small needle placed into a patient’s vein. IV hydration therapy can be employed to help muscles recover after working out, alleviate symptoms of a hangover, prevent migraines, and much more.  This method bypasses the digestive tract which allows for 100% absorption of all nutrients, making them immediately available for cellular use.

What are the benefits of IV therapy?
There are many benefits, which include but are not limited to:

  • Most efficient method of delivering vital nutrients to the body
  • Bypasses the digestive tract for 100% absorption
  • Nutrients are immediately available for cellular use
  • Safely delivers higher doses of vitamins that would not be tolerated if taken orally
  • Boosts immune system to help prevent or treat illness
  • Increases energy
  • Slows the effects of aging

How Long Does IV Therapy Take?
Because treatments are tailored to each patient, the amount of time IV hydration therapy takes varies. Treatment sessions commonly last around 45 minutes, depending on the specific infusion being given and the symptoms being treated.

Which IV Hydration Therapy Is Right for Me?
One of the great things about IV hydration therapy is that there are so many different infusions available. This means that treatments can be tailored to each unique patient’s health and wellness goals. For more information on the specific IV hydration therapies offered at Solutions Medical Center, you can also book a consultation and our Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacist or Nurse will be able to make personalized treatment recommendations based on your medical history and the specific health, wellness, and beauty benefits you’re seeking.

Is IV Hydration Therapy Safe?
Yes, our formulas are administered by a medical professional who has the appropriate training and proven experience in IV therapy. All our medical personnel are licensed as Registered Nurses or higher with years of experience working in hospitals and clinics.  Most of the treatments offered follow the same protocols used in Emergency Room and Urgent Care Centers across the country.

Is this better than taking vitamins orally?
Yes, vitamins and nutrients taken orally are only partially absorbed. Getting vitamins through the IV process is a direct route to the bloodstream and your cells for maximum absorption. We recommend continuing your daily vitamin regimen.

Are there side effects?
Side effects rarely happen if at all. If they do, they are usually minor and short lived. This may include bruising or bleeding at IV site, warming or cooling sensation in arm, chest or stomach, tasting the vitamins or having vitamin smell in your urine. Our licensed staff are trained to manage all side effects that may occur.

How often do I need treatments?
This depends on each individual’s needs and treatments preferred.  For best results, we recommend bi-monthly infusions for many of the treatments. Some of the treatments are a quick fix and are only needed when the ailment is active. We suggest speaking to our Nurse Practitioner, Pharmacist or Registered Nurse on site for what would be best for you and your needs.

How soon will I feel the effects?
IV hydration goes straight to your blood stream bypassing the GI tract and thus you will absorb 100% of the nutrients. Typically you will feel the effects within an hour of treatment.  Some of our IV’s are designed for long term benefits and may not give you the immediate boost you are looking for.

Who is NOT a candidate for IV Therapy?
If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, under 18 years of age, generally poor health, undergoing chemotherapy, have history of heart disease, uncontrolled hypertension, or have had an organ transplant, you should avoid IV micronutrient infusions. If you have Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency, you should not receive vitamin C infusions as they may cause hemolytic anemia.