IV infusion therapy
Start your journey to better wellness today with IV Infusion Therapy. Our IV therapies have been developed by physicians to deliver the vitamins, nutrients and preventive medicine your body needs. Unlike traditional oral supplements, IV therapies are fast-acting, have a 100% absorption rate and provide long-lasting effects that will leave you feeling revitalized for longer.
What Fluids and Vitamins Are in an IV Bag?
The fluids inside an IV bag depend on the type of therapy you are undergoing. Intravenous solutions can contain saline, vitamins, minerals and medication. Some common components of IV bags include:
- Saline: Saline solution is usually the base ingredient of an IV bag. Saline, made up of water and sodium chloride, serves as a delivery system for the other components of your IV therapy. Saline also helps hydrate the body.
- Dextrose: Dextrose is a type of sugar. Unlike some of your favorite sweet desserts, this kind of sugar is good for you. In IV therapy, Dextrose helps normalize low levels of blood sugar. Because it a sugar, your body can also convert dextrose into energy.
- Lactated Ringer’s: If you are a fan of medical dramas, you have almost certainly heard the term “Lactated Ringer’s.” This IV solution contains water, calcium chloride, potassium chloride, sodium chloride and sodium lactate. Like saline solution, Lactated Ringer’s can deliver other ingredients. It is also commonly used during surgery and to treat dehydration.
- Vitamin B: Vitamins B-1, B-2, B-3, B-5, B-6, B-9 and B-12 are collectively known as vitamin B complex. Vitamin B complex directly contributes to important bodily functions, like your metabolism and nerve function. Vitamin B complex is often delivered via IV therapy for patients who have trouble naturally absorbing vitamins.
- Vitamin C: Vitamin C is important for a healthy immune system function. If you are sick or feel like you are becoming sick, vitamin C can be a beneficial ingredient in your IV therapy. Vitamin C sustains the immune system’s pathogen response, helping it fight diseases and prevent them from onsetting.
- Calcium: Your IV therapy may include calcium, which is a mineral that we need to build strong bones and teeth. We consume calcium in our diet through foods like dairy and green, leafy vegetables. Intravenous calcium can supplement a low-calcium diet or treat certain conditions like acute hypocalcemia and hypoparathyroidism.
- Magnesium: Magnesium is a mineral that plays a role in healthy metabolic function. It has numerous benefits, including reducing inflammation, combating leg cramps in pregnant women and even helping to prevent migraines.
- Antioxidants: Antioxidants help protect your body’s cells from a number of different diseases. Your IV therapy may include different types of antioxidants, such as glutathione, or vitamins A, C or E.
- Antibiotics: A patient will likely receive antibiotics via an IV bag in cases of respiratory infection, bacterial skin infection, gastrointestinal infection, meningitis, Lyme disease and more. Common IV antibiotics include penicillins, oxazolidinones, cephalosporins, glycopeptides, fluoroquinolones, carbapenems and nitroimidazoles.