Health fads come and go, but with how things have been the past year, I think it is safe to say that some health “fads” are here to stay. Not too long ago, IV therapy clinics started hitting our markets and today they still continue to grow. In the early years, it was considered the “cool” thing to get IV therapy to cure your hangover after a night out, have them available for your wedding party to make sure everyone is on their game, or go for an IV therapy session in preparation for your upcoming race or triathlon.
While IV therapy is great for all of these reasons, it is so much more!
Studies have shown that vitamin IV therapy helps fight illnesses and boosts immunity, improves feelings of well-being, increases energy, serves as an anti-aging combatant, decreases stress and inflammation, provides more resistance to allergies, and much more. In addition, doctors have seen the benefits of vitamin IV therapy in their patients with asthma, Parkinson’s disease, kidney disease, certain cancers, depression, and more.
While both men and women reap benefits from vitamin IV therapy and each individual benefits in their own way, women can also take advantage of vitamin IV therapy while trying to conceive, during their pregnancy, and while breastfeeding.
While there are so many mitigating factors that go into conceiving (ovulation, mother’s age, egg quality, etc.) and so many things have to go right in the reproductive systems to get pregnant, keeping your body healthy and organs functioning correctly cannot be underestimated. Vitamin IV therapy is more efficient in delivering enough vitamins, minerals, and amino acids directly to the body and organs without being filtered through the digestive system. Vitamin IV therapy has also proved to be a mood booster and can also help increase your sexual appetite!
If you have pregnancies as I do, you have fatigue and nausea all day, every day up to 20-22 weeks. It is excruciating, but so worth it in the end! In most cases, vitamin IV therapy is completely safe for the mother and baby during pregnancy and can be a complete game-changer. One of the biggest benefits for the mother is helping with pregnancy sickness or hyperemesis gravidarum. The rise of hormone levels during pregnancy affects women in different ways and when needed, vitamin IV therapy can help settle nauseous stomachs, replenish fluids to prevent dehydration when experiencing vomiting, and help alleviate pregnancy fatigue.
Of course, before a vitamin IV therapy session you should always check with your doctor or midwife first and be sure they approve and they know exactly what all vitamins and minerals will be provided in your IV. While the Myers Cocktail Infusion is one of the most popular treatments, many clinics provide a variety of specialty IV cocktails depending on your individual needs.
While breastfeeding, making your hydration a top priority is a must! Generally speaking, vitamin IV therapy is perfectly safe while breastfeeding and can support overall health and recovery, and prevent dehydration. Incorporating vitamin IV therapy is a faster way to replenish fluids, electrolytes, and vitamins to keep you hydrated and give you that energy boost you are going to need while taking care of a newborn.
I am by no means an expert on vitamin IV therapy or the medical field at all, however I have seen benefits from my personal experience, from others around me, and I have learned so much about vitamin IV therapy from my mom, who works as an RN IV Hydration Coordinator and sees all different benefits from her patients.
Vitamin IV therapy may not be for everyone, but if you are considering it, check out some of the local places within our tristate area:
Locations: Chattanooga, TN and North Georgia
Encore Medical Spa & Family Medicine
Location: Fort Payne, AL
Location: Chattanooga, TN