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What Are Vitamin IV’s and Are They Worth It?

Posted on March 14, 2019 by Nadine Thompson

What Are Vitamin IV’s?  Fort Collins

Once an uncommon experience reserved for doctors offices, and ER trips, vitamin IV infusions are suddenly all the rage, being done as a preventative and proactive way to stay healthy. Before jumping headfirst into an IV you may be wondering, is it really worth it?

Here’s what you need to know about Vitamin IV’s

IV formulas contain a variety of vitamins and minerals that are designed to aid in the relief of symptoms and help keep you in tip-top shape. Although the nutrients may differ all IVs have two basic components:

  • Saline solution: A sterile mixture of sodium chloride and water that hydrates the body and facilitates the delivery of medication and vitamins.
  • Supplements: Organic nutrients such as vitamins and antioxidants that the body uses to maintain normal function, and which must be obtained from an outside source such as food, drink, or an IV.

Why is an IV better than taking a supplement?

You may be thinking, why should I get an IV when I take so many supplements? Although you may be taking supplements, you may not be absorbing the nutrients completely. With an IV drip vitamins and minerals are administered directly into the bloodstream, bypassing the digestive system, making nutrients available for immediate use. Because nutrients and supplements are delivered directly to the cells that need them, IV drips have the potential to impact and improve the function of a wide variety of body systems.

With such high concentrations of vital nutrients working on a cellular level there can be an improvement in many conditions including the following:


  • Adrenal Fatigue
  • Stress and burnout
  • Pre and post-athletic event/ Performance
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Acute viral illnesses and colds
  • Anxiety
  • PMS
  • Anti-Aging
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Migraines & tension headaches
  • Macular degeneration
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Depression
  • Chronic disease
  • Allergies
  • Detoxification
  • Asthma
  • Chronic or acute muscle spasms
  • Hangovers

Is It Worth It?

With all our exposure to environmental toxins and a daily load of work and stress, most people can use a tune-up in the form of IV therapy, to help their bodies feel replenished and refreshed. The benefits can not only be felt but seen, as vital nutrients create balanced hormones, clearer skin, even better collagen production (think vitamin C). At Harmony Skin & Wellness Clinic in Fort Collins, we fully believe that IV therapy is a great addition to your self-care hygiene. Whether you want to stay healthy during the cold season or you are looking to age with grace and vitality, we recommend getting in for an IV, that will be chosen by you and your provider based on your health and wellness needs.

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