Heritage Regenerative Medicine
John E. Stavrakos, MS, MD
Sports Medicine Clinic & Wellness Center serving The Greater Charlotte Area
IV Therapy Q & A
What is IV therapy?
Intravenous (IV) therapy is a system of delivering nutrient-rich, hydrating, and curative products directly into your blood. The IV line goes into a vein in a limb via a special needle. Attached to the needle is a tube called a catheter, through which the fluid steadily drips into your body.
By delivering your therapy this way, all the active ingredients reach the blood and organs without passing through your digestive system. Even the healthiest people lose some potency of their treatment via the oral route because the gut doesn't extract 100% of the active ingredients.
IV therapy bypasses this problem, so you gain maximum benefit from your treatment.
Why might I need IV therapy?
There are two main uses for IV therapy. One is to deliver certain kinds of medications; the other is to help support your health with targeted nutrition and natural therapeutic substances.
You might benefit from IV therapy at Heritage Regenerative Medicine if you're struggling with problems like:
- Chronic pain
- Post-viral fatigue
- Immune system dysfunction
- Colds and flu
The right IV therapy can boost your energy levels, make you feel sharper and brighter, increase your cognitive function, and improve immunity.
You don't need to be feeling sick to benefit from Heritage Regenerative Medicine's IV therapies, as they also provide an effective form of preventive medicine to help you avoid ill health.
What might my IV therapy contain?
The IV therapy you have caters to your specific needs, so each blend differs. However, common ingredients that could be in your IV infusion include:
- Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
- Vitamin B (multiple or individual B vitamins)
- Amino acids
- NAD (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide)
Your IV therapy could include other minerals, vitamins, micronutrients, and botanicals, depending on your requirements.
What happens when I have IV therapy?
IV therapy at Heritage Regenerative Medicine is a comfortable, relaxing experience. Other than a slight scratch when the needle goes into your arm, you shouldn't feel any discomfort.
Once the IV is in place and the fluid starts entering your bloodstream, you can sit back for the next 40-90 minutes and enjoy the relaxation time. You are welcome to read, go online, or have a nap during your IV therapy session.
When the treatment's complete, you can carry on with your daily routine. You may feel some improvement straight away, with benefits continuing for several weeks or longer in many cases.
Patients often attend regular IV therapy sessions at Heritage Regenerative Medicine to maintain the benefits of their treatment.
To find out how IV therapy can help you, call Heritage Regenerative Medicine and schedule a consultation or book an appointment online today.
Sports Medicine Clinic & Wellness Center located in the greater Charlotte, NC area