Intravenous or IV therapy delivers fluids for treatment directly into a vein. For years it has been used in healthcare facilities and hospitals to treat various health conditions, including dehydration and particular nutrient-absorption problems.

Over the years, people have tried IV therapy to experience its effectiveness. It then reached the level of popularity, where it was made more accessible through boutique clinics and health spas. On the flip side, the popularity of this treatment that grew over the years also attracted critics. This resulted in misconceptions circulating about it which affected its credibility.

You want credible information if you are researching an effective treatment for your medical condition. So here are the myths and misconceptions about mobile IV therapy you shouldn’t believe.
It can be taken at any dosage.

The treatment involves injecting nutrients directly into your bloodstream so it quickly reaches the cellular level for immediate effect. Contrary to ingesting, the nutrients have to go through our digestive system, where it is filtered before reaching our body. The body can take around 12-48 hours to completely digest particular solid food, which means the nutrients from your food intake can take a while.

A highly concentrated combination of vitamins and minerals is shot straight into the bloodstream during the therapy. However, the dosage depends on the condition of the individual undergoing it. For instance, the dosage given to a person suffering from seasonal allergies will differ from the one administered to someone recovering from surgery.

The pain is intolerable.

Like in other medical procedures, people worry about how much pain they’ll feel during IV therapy. Putting it simply, the level of discomfort varies from person to person.

A bit of pain should be expected when the needle punctures the skin. There should be little to no pain after the IV tube replaces the needle. The treatment is not toxic to the body; a well-placed infusion should not cause discomfort. If you feel any, inform your therapy provider of the situation right away.
It’s only for sick people.

While it is a fact that IV is recommended for people who suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome or migraines, a person doesn’t have to be sick for them to benefit from it.

Most formulations of IV drip contain nutrients that a healthy person needs. Some drips have magnesium, calcium, and some B vitamins. Thus, this treatment can also benefit people who want to increase their stamina and energy levels or boost their immune systems.

It can only be done once

This is only true for people who want to recover from a terrible hangover. Yes, you read it right, IV therapy can also cure hangovers. But if your goal is to gain the required nutrients to stay healthy, your healthcare provider should be able to make a therapy plan to suit your needs.

It’s expensive and takes too much time.

IV therapy sessions generally take around 30-45 minutes. It’s the average duration of a quick morning exercise routine. A much quicker and more relaxing way to add to your lifestyle.

As for how much it will cost you, note that most illnesses are caused by nutrition deficiencies. Prevention is better than cure, and it definitely costs cheaper.

As we wrap up, IV therapy is not meant to replace a healthy diet and adequate sleep. It’s still essential to have a healthy lifestyle. IV treatment is a complementary option and should not be considered a permanent solution.