Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I receive IV fluids vs just drinking fluids if I am dehydrated?
When we become dehydrated, the fluids we lose include water and electrolytes. Drinking water or sports drinks take longer to be absorbed into the body through the GI tract. IV fluids which include electrolytes and other vitamins go directly into your blood stream increasing your body’s fluid volume right away, resulting in you feeling better faster.
Are there any side effects during the IV process?
No major side effects are usually seen; however, people do experience some cooling of the arm and a mineral taste in the mouth. Bruising at the site of injection may occur. Infection at site of infection if sterile technique is not properly used. You may experience rash and dizziness. Do not worry, as this is all normal.
How long do treatments last?
A typical treatment lasts about 35-55 minutes.
What does a treatment feel like?
You can expect to feel a small prick like a blood draw and then a slight cooling up your arm. The rest of the treatment you sit comfortably in a reclining chair. There should be no pain associated with treatment.
What will I do during my treatment?
You can watch our TV with Netflix or bring any device to occupy your time. You can layback in your chair and nap or sit up and work if desired.
How should I prepare for my visit?
Wear loose comfortable clothing with easy accessibility to your arms. You will be sitting for about an hour so any clothes should be comfortable.
Can I go about my day after my visit?
Yes. You can resume normal activities the day of your treatment. There are no restrictions to activity.
What information should I share with you prior to my visit?
Any recent medical/surgical issue in the past 6 months. Any complications regarding blood draws or IV’s in the past. Any blood disorders or taking blood thinners should be expressed to us prior to treatment.
Why should I consider add-ons?
Toradol is a nonsteroidal (NSAID) pain reliever that acts quickly to stop pain associated with muscle aches or headaches. Zofran relieves nausea associated with illness, hangover, stomach flu and is a great additive as well.
What if I normally have trouble getting an IV or blood drawn?
Our nurses specialize in IV insertion however please notify us of this and our nurses can assess your access points and decide if the service is appropriate. There are occasions where access to a vein is not possible and a refund will be issued if the treatment is not performed
How often should I get an IV?
Plan around any events that you may have coming up. This would include weekly parties, special occasions, or athletic events. This allows enough time for securing your spot on our schedule. Some people prefer a treatment once a month for the added benefits to your immune system, athletic performance, and/or cosmetic goals. Our most frequent dosage is a bi-weekly program. But you should tailor your IV Therapy to your lifestyle.
Is it an expensive treatment?
IV Therapy is a premium service that improves your body’s performance enormously. It is an investment, so if you compare the price against the benefits you receive from it, you’ll find it’s worth it.
Users agree that preventative medicine such as nutrient IV Therapy strengthens their immune system, helping them avoid expensive doctor visits and prescription medications.
Are all nutrient IV infusions the same?
Not quite. Even though all IV drips are administered using the same procedure the quantities and nutrients on each one are different, since they look to achieve specific goals (skin and hair health, muscle recovery, mental focus, etc.). You can learn more about our IV drip selection on our website.