Is IV therapy worth it?

Is IV therapy worth it?

Don’t worry, I’m going to give you my honest opinion.

Why did I venture down the IV therapy path?

I had a couple bad nights of sleep. I had a lot of travel coming up.  Plain and simple, I was just feeling worn down.

Are you feeling that way right now?

So I bit the financial bullet and did a little research, called a few respected, doctor-affiliated offices that had IV therapy within them, and asked my biggest questions:

  • What are the risks?
  • What is the right IV “solution” for my current goals?
  • Am I a good candidate for this?

Less than 24 hours later, I was hooked up to an IV getting the Energy Boost IV “cocktail,” if you will.

The Energy Boost is to “replenish with essential energy-producing vitamins.”*

What was in the IV therapy I chose?



Vitamin C

What is the process of IV therapy?

  • I filled out a health questionnaire and discussed my health with a nurse.
  • My vitals were taken (pulse, temperature, and blood pressure).
  • The “cocktail” was prepared, my skin was prepped, and the needle went efficiently in my vein, which then was configured to provide me with the bag of fluids!

How long does IV therapy last?

It depends.  The nurse informed me that it depended on “how fast of a drip I was.”  She also said how hydrated I was would play a role.

Mine lasted right about 45 minutes.

I have “good veins” and it was a pretty quick drip.

Did I feel any different during the process? Immediately after? The next day?

I felt cold in my left arm where the needle was inserted, as the cocktail worked its way into my body.

I had the IV therapy at 12 noon.  By 1:30 p.m., I was a bit tired and decided to rest on the couch for a few hours.

The next morning, I felt great. I felt refreshed, super alert, and ready to take on the day.  It was a significant improvement from how I had felt the previous days.

I felt the need to pull in a little expert advice on this subject, so I asked a qualified third party to give me their medical insight on doing IV therapy.

A registered nurse with over 10 years of experience, who works in the emergency room, said: “I think they are good.  And since [IV fluids] don’t have to go through the digestive track before you get the benefits, you get the benefits way quicker!”

What’s the verdict?

I would do it again. I’m happy with the health result!


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