Now In New Jersey: The Health and Beauty Benefits of IV Vitamin Therapy
IV vitamin drip therapy can give your skin a healthier glow, boost your energy levels, and detoxify your body. It’s no wonder that a slew of athletes and A-list Hollywood celebrities are singing its praises.
In partnership with Liquivida Lounge, The Breslow Center is now offering this increasingly popular treatment in Paramus, New Jersey. Here’s what you need to know about the anti-aging and nutritional benefits of vitamin IV infusions.
What is IV vitamin drip therapy?
Medical literature shows a clear correlation between nutrition and skin aging. For instance, it has been proven that the Mediterranean diet, which is full of antioxidative vegetables and fruit, can actually slow down the aging process. Vitamin deficiencies, on the other hand, affect general health in many different ways.
According to studies, 90% of Americans don’t eat enough fruits and vegetables. IV vitamin drip therapy delivers vitamins, minerals and amino acids directly into your bloodstream via an intravenous drip, giving you a boost of the vitamins and minerals you may be lacking due to poor dietary habits or absorption issues.
Depending on your needs, this could be a single vitamin like vitamin C, or a “cocktail” of vitamins and minerals that includes B-vitamins, magnesium, zinc, selenium, and other powerful antioxidants such as glutathione.
What makes IV vitamin drip therapy so effective?
The main advantage of IV vitamin drip therapy over oral ingestion is that it bypasses your digestive system, resulting in higher doses of nutrients being absorbed by your body.
Vitamins also enter your bloodstream at a faster rate, which means that you can see nearly immediate benefits. This is why so many celebrities have this treatment before a red carpet event!
What are the benefits?
IV therapy helps address many common ailments and aesthetic concerns:
A recent study published by researchers at Oregon State University states that the antioxidant glutathione helps resist the toxic stresses of everyday life, but its natural levels decline with age. IV drips that contain glutathione help combat age-related health problems.
- Detoxification and sickness prevention
There are a lot of metals that make their way into the body. Through the use of a chelating agent (EDTA), heavy metals are removed from your bloodstream. This results in less fatty deposits and a strengthened cardiovascular system.
Furthermore, high doses of vitamin C have been proven to shorten the length of colds and boost your immune system.
- Higher energy levels
IV vitamin drip therapy improves energy levels by rehydrating the body and boosting vitamin B levels. Active people lacking in B-vitamins have also been shown to perform less well in sports and have difficulty building muscle mass. As such, IV vitamin drip therapy can result in better athletic performances.
- More beautiful hair, skin and nails
Hydrating the body and providing it with powerful antioxidants such as glutathione can help immediately improve the skin’s appearance. Stress, which can be exacerbated by poor nutrition, has also been shown to impact the look of your skin, hair and nails.
- Hangover cure
The Rise and Shine IV Drip is formulated with magnesium chloride and powerful vitamins like B6 and B12, which detoxifies your entire system. This helps cure headaches and dizziness.
- Improved brain health
What is the science behind IV vitamin drip therapy?
While the popularity of vitamin drip therapy may be a recent phenomenon, it was in fact pioneered by Dr. John Myers in the 1950s. Myers found it to be an effective treatment for a variety of conditions — asthma, fatigue, and fibromyalgia, to name a few.
Countless studies have since shown the health benefits of vitamins. New research by McMaster University scientists demonstrates that vitamin supplements have a powerful anti-aging effect that can reverse brain cell loss. This has implications for those with neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease.
Niacin has been proven to reduce dietary fat storage, while glutathione has been found to combat environmental toxicity. High doses of intravenous vitamin C can even help reduce blood pressure.
How long does the treatment take?
This depends upon the particular cocktail you choose, but in general the treatment takes anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour and a half.
Are these treatments painful?
IV vitamin drips are virtually painless. The only thing you may feel is a slight pinching sensation in the first few seconds, when the IV is inserted.
How soon can I expect to see results, and how long will they last?
Since the nutrients bypass the digestive process, their effects can be felt much faster than if you were to take supplements.
Many people notice nearly instant results, especially in terms of glowing skin. Generally, patients feel improvements in their energy levels several hours after undergoing IV vitamin drip therapy, with results typically lasting for up to one week.
Regular IV vitamin drip therapy can lead to accumulative benefits over time.
Are there any risks or side effects?
IV vitamin drip therapy is safe when administered by a medical professional. Possible side effects are those associated with standard IV therapy, such as soreness, bruising, and infection.
Fat soluble vitamins can also be dangerous in high dosages, which is why it’s imperative that an experienced medical professional deliver this treatment.
To find out if IV vitamin drip therapy is right for you, contact The Breslow Center’s Medical Spa in Paramus, New Jersey today!