I.V. vitamin therapy (or intravenous vitamin therapy) is a means by which a healthy and safe dose of nutrients are given to a patient through their circulatory system using either a drip or injection. Vitamins and minerals are put directly into the bloodstream, bypassing the gut and guaranteeing maximum absorption into the cells. Some of the vitamins offered at Levity can also be administered intramuscularly.
Intravenous vitamins may assist in giving the body a boost at times of high stress or sickness while also supporting a sluggish immune system and promoting general well-being.
A consultation with our Medical Doctor, who has undertaken specialised training in intravenous nutrient therapy with ACNEM is required to evaulate the suitability and type of vitamin therapy for a patient's individual needs.
Is Intravenous treatment safe?
All intravenous treatments are carried out by fully qualified staff. The highest standards of hygiene and safety are maintained and all equipment is discarded after use. All patients are supervised during treatment.
Are there any side effects?
The B vitamins and magnesium sometimes cause a warm flush of the face but this is harmless and temporary.
Intravenous vitamins may initially cause a flu-like symptoms or a general run-down feeling for a day or two after treatment; it is a sign that your body is in the process of detoxification.
Large doses of Vitamin C may cause thirst so ensure you are well hypdrated before and during a treatment. Vitamin C is also known to drop your blood sugar level which is characterised by tiredness, nausea and light-headedness. It is therefore important to also eat a good meal before your treatment and bring a snack with you.
How much does IV treatment cost?
The cost of IV treatments depends on various factors such as the dose of vitamins and the method of administration. All costs are discussed during consultation. Medicare and private health funds do not offer rebates for intravenous therapy.
Dr Richard Moore - Monday to Saturday.
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