IV Nutrition Therapy is a powerful way to provide direct nourishment to cells, to accelerate healing, and prevent infection. While the use of IV Nutrients is safe, in some cases there can be issues and complications. You have the right to be informed of the procedure, any feasible alternative options, and the risks and benefits. Other than an emergency, procedures are not performed, until you have had the opportunity to receive such information and to give your informed consent. By following our recommendations below, we can minimize the complications and risks and ask that you follow the guidelines to prepare for your IV Therapy treatment.
Please do the following to prepare for hour appointment.
- Complete lab work (CBC, comp Metabolic Panel, MTHFR, G6PD, U/A) if requested by your provider.
- Notify the provider of all medications and supplements you are currently taking, and current health issues you may be having. Please provide all past medical history as requested on your intake form.
- Please hydrate (when possible) in the days and hours prior to your appointment to assist with locating a suitable vein.
- You may bring a small blanket as the infusion can cause you to feel cold.
- You may bring a book, tablet to enjoy. We ask that you use headphones for any audio on your device.
- Eat a light meal or snack prior to your session.
- The following may reduce the efficacy of IV Therapy:
- Cigarette smoking
- Certain medications
- Caffeine consumption (increases Vitamin C excretion).
- Poor diet: processed foods, high sugar intake, nutrient deficient diets
- Heavy metal toxicity
- Your IV Specialist welcomes the opportunity to answer your questions or address your concerns.
- Due to differences in metabolism, and baseline health status, it may take more than one session to reach optimal health. Clients see the most benefit with regular IV Therapy.
- It is important to remain still and as relaxed as possible during insertion of the IV catheter. A needle is used for access, but the smallest most appropriate size is selected to support your comfort.
- If the practitioner notes that you are distressed by the insertion process, the session will not continue.
- If you wish to stop the session at any time, please notify the practitioner.
These may also be added to your booking flow as terms/conditions
Post IV Therapy Education:
- Avoid alcohol within the first 24 hours after IV Therapy.
- It is normal to smell vitamins when you urinate in the days following your session.
- In some people, IV medications have the potential to induce a light detox reaction, adequate hydration is helpful in preventing and/or relieving this this. Fatigue, Light nausea, diarrhea and general feeling of unwellness may occur but should improve within a day or two. Please seek follow up care for worsening or persistent symptoms.
- Most people feel much better right away due to the fluids and replacement of vitamins/minerals and report increased energy, improved mental clarity, better sleep, improvement in baseline complaint/illness, and overall feeling better.
- Keep pressure dressing in place for a minimum of 30 minutes.
- Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate
- Cold packs may be used on the site in the case of any pain or bruising
- How often IV Therapy is needed, varies by person
- You should always report pain at the infusion site, headache that does not resolve with increased hydration, significant swelling at the IV site, Redness over the site that increases in size, warmth at the IV Site.
- If you experience a life-threatening emergency, please call 911.