WHAT IS VITAMIN AND MINERAL INFUSION THERAPY?
When vitamins, minerals, and other essential nutrients are injected into the bloodstream intravenously. These nutrients are mixed into an IV bag and then administered over a period of time under medical supervision. Some nutrients are administered as an IV push through the same line you are receiving your drip from, as these nutrients are most effective when they are not sitting in a bag with other nutrients.
WHAT IS VITAMIN AND MINERAL INJECTABLE THERAPY?
Many of the same nutrients that can be infused in an IV may also be injected directly into your body intramuscularly. Some of our nutrients can only be injected, such as Vitamin D, Vitamin B12, and our BCAA and CALM shots.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR THESE THERAPIES?
Injectable nutrient therapy is good for just about anybody, including those suffering from cancer and other diseases. If you are suffering from a specific condition, our group of physicians can work along with your physician to develop a therapy and a protocol specific to your needs. Any other person of normal health could benefit from these therapies as well, as they boost the immune system, promote healthy hair and skin, balance brain functioning and mood, rebalance during pregnancy, aid in recovery from overindulgence, and increase athletic performance and recovery.
WHY NOT JUST TAKE PILLS?
While there are benefits from oral supplementation, it is not nearly as effective as injectable supplementation, and several nutrients simply cannot be absorbed orally. As the pills pass through the digestive system, they are broken down and have a lower absorption rate. By the time your body has processed the supplements, you may have only absorbed half of the dose. With IV supplementation, your body has the ability to absorb the nutrients directly from the bloodstream, bypassing the gastrointestinal system.
WHAT IS IT INJECTABLE THERAPY GOOD FOR?
Injectable nutritional therapy is beneficial for a wide range of symptoms, ailments, conditions, and goals. Our therapies have been specially formulated to promote weight loss, boost the immune system, eliminate dehydration, provide prenatal support, enhance athletic performance, cure hangovers, relieve migraines, balance mood, support sleep, cleanse and detoxify, and fight back the clock.
IS IT EFFECTIVE?
Very effective. In fact, injectable nutritional supplementation is the MOST effective way to supplement your vital nutrients. Your cells are able to pick up these nutrients immediately from the bloodstream instead of after passing through your digestive system, where a lot of the nutrients are wasted and passed without absorption.
IS IT SAFE?
Yes, our therapies are designed to be very safe. After filling out our waiver and consent form, our medical staff will go over a medical history and take vital signs to assess your current health. Once you are cleared for your therapy, which has been mixed under a sterile laminar flow hood, our medical staff is trained and certified in IV administration. You will be monitored extensively throughout your treatment, and post vitals will be taken to assess your condition before you are released.
WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS?
The most common side effects are light bruising and pain at the injection site. Other common side effects are dizziness, lightheadedness, shortness of breath, and nausea. These side effects are common, and your therapy can be slowed or stopped as your body acclimates to the vitamins. Our staffing area is very sterile and all of our therapies are mixed inside of a sterile laminar flow hood ensuring the cleanest therapies possible. Additional complications, which are extremely rare, include fainting, infiltration, infection, air embolism, and hematoma.
WHICH THERAPY IS BEST FOR ME?
Depending on your condition, our Therapies [link to Therapies page] should be able to help. Still not sure? Call for a consultation with our medical staff and they can point you in the right direction, and even custom formulate a therapy for you.
HOW MANY BOOSTERS CAN I GET AT ONCE? WHERE ARE THEY INJECTED?
We do our injections in the shoulder/upper arm area and are comfortable administering up to four shots in one treatment. For instance, you may choose to get a Lipo-C shot for weight loss, an Amino Blend shot for muscle recovery from your workouts, Vitamin C for an immunity boost, and Glutathione to boost metabolism and promote bodily functions, and be in and out in less than 10 minutes.
HOW LONG DOES EACH TREATMENT LAST?
Injections take seconds, first time customers can be in and out the door in minutes. Most infusions last around 45-50 minutes and can drip as quick as 30 minutes or as slow as an hour and a half depending on condition. Booking appointments [link to Book Now] ahead of time help cut down the time.
HOW QUICKLY WILL I FEEL THE EFFECTS?
Depending on your symptoms and ailments, you may feel relief instantly. For instance, in cases of dehydration, exhaustion, and nausea, the fluids and nutrients received via IVs, including pushes such as Zofran for anti-nausea, you may feel better instantly. In most cases, the effects are felt within hours, and especially the next day. Some are felt gradually as energy increases, inflammation decreases, and endurance improves. Some effects may not be felt, but may be seen over time as skin appearance improves and waist lines slim.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I RECEIVE A THERAPY?
Depends on your symptoms, your conditions, your goals. Dealing with a bad head cold or stomach bug? Two to three treatments may knock out your condition within a few days. Trying to lose weight? Check out our REMOVE Therapy and our Weight Loss Program, which calls for a therapy once a week for 13 weeks. Training for a sport or a competition? Recover and build your muscles once a week. Contact us and a member of our medical staff can make a specific protocol for you.
SHOULD I HYDRATE BEFORE OR AFTER A WORKOUT, PARTY, OR VACATION?
Your body can benefit from the added hydration both before AND after. Dehydration limits athletic performance, so the added hydration before a game, event, or competition can help you push through. Alcohol severely dehydrates your system, so while hydration after overindulgence is necessary, pre-hydrating is beneficial as well. For travelers, hydrating before a trip is very important, especially long ones, as air travel dehydrates your body rapidly.
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO PREPARE?
Nothing! As long as you are not dealing with a medical complication, we can see you right away. We recommend that you eat a meal within 4 hours of your treatment, as the influx of vitamins tends to make you nauseous on an empty stomach. Sign up and book an appointment online, download the Vitaliv app in the app store, call us, or walk in. Booking ahead saves about 15 minutes.
DO I NEED TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT?
By booking ahead of time, we know you are coming and can have your therapy prepared and ready when you arrive. Walk-ins are also welcome. Booking ahead saves about 15 minutes.
CAN THE THERAPIES BE CUSTOMIZED?
Yes. Our medical team can discuss your symptoms, needs, and goals and develop a therapy or protocol tailor-made to you. Depending on the situation, we will also work closely with your physician to make sure you are getting the supplementation you need.
HOW MUCH ARE THE THERAPIES?
Prices can be found here. Depending on your goal, the infusions range in prices from $90 to $235, and the injectables are $25.
HOW DID WE COME UP WITH OUR FORMULAS?
Our medical team of physicians and pharmacists extensively researched IV nutritional therapies, including the use of the Myers Cocktail, to develop our menu and protocols. As IV research evolves, so will we, as we strive to provide the best therapies possible.
DOES MY HEALTH INSURANCE COVER THESE?
Unfortunately, most health insurance providers do not cover vitamin and mineral supplementation, and we do not accept any insurance.
WHAT ABOUT FSA, HSA, AND OTHER HEALTH SAVINGS ACCOUNTS?
Yes, we do accept FSA, HSA, and other health savings plans. In the rare case that your card gets declined, you may pay with another and use the receipt to submit a claim to your coverage provider.
WHY IS VITALIV DIFFERENT THAN THE REST?
Our medical team brings over 150 years of experience in healthcare with a wide range of backgrounds. Together, we have created the best therapies possible with research, continuing education events, and knowledge gained from practicing medicine. Verified by pharmacists, we are confident our protocols allow us to provide injectable vitamin and mineral supplementation in the most effective, and safest, ways possible. Additionally, we mix our therapies in-house on the day of your treatment, allowing your therapy to be tailor-made to you.
HOW DO I GET STARTED?
Sign up and book an appointment and come on in! You may also download our Vitaliv app for convenient booking, or you can call us at 972-685-2917. We do accept walk-ins, but recommend booking ahead to save you some time once you arrive. If you are dealing with a specific condition or ailment, or want to learn more about our programs, call and schedule a consultation with our medical team, and we can design a therapy and a plan fit for you.