What is IV Hydration Therapy and how can it benefit you? Experts at a top Boston Medical Spa weigh in
IV hydration therapy involves the intravenous infusion of a carefully balanced cocktail of vitamins and minerals which works to hydrate the body, boost energy levels and improve the symptoms of a wide range of conditions.
IV hydration helps to revitalise and rejuvenate your body, providing it with the supplementary nutrition that it needs. IV infusions are the quickest way to get required nutrients back into your body. They are also the most effective way to replenish fluids, vitamins and electrolytes, ensuring maximum absorption straight into the bloodstream and avoiding any damage or depletion of nutrients which can occur when they pass through the digestive system.
What exactly is Myer’s solution?
When researching IV hydration therapy you may well have come across information about Myer’s cocktail and wondered what this is. John Myers, a physician from Maryland pioneered IV therapy over 30 years ago as a way of boosting vitamins and minerals and improving your general health and wellbeing. He formulated the ever-popular IV solution, Myer’s cocktail.
Myer’s cocktail is a vitamin and mineral IV infusion containing magnesium, calcium, B vitamins and vitamin C. It works to stabilise the level of nutrients in your blood and to improve nutrient transport from the bloodstream into your cells. It can help to boost your immune system and increase your energy levels.
Myer’s cocktail has also been shown to be an effective yet safe treatment for various medical conditions, including asthma, migraines, fibromyalgia and respiratory tract infections. It is for these reasons that the Myer’s cocktail is one of the most popular choices of IV infusion.
A banana bag is another commonly used IV solution, typically containing additional thiamine, folic acid and magnesium sulfate. These are usually used to treat nutritional deficiencies.
How effective is IV hydration?
So do you really need IV fluids and are they effective? There are many reasons that you may choose to seek out an IV infusion, including:
- A hangover
- Jet lag
- Chronic conditions, such as asthma and fibromyalgia
- Increase athletic performance
In fact, given that up to ¾ of Americans are dehydrated at any one time, the majority of us could indeed benefit from an IV infusion.
But will IV hydration provide you with any real benefit? Reviews of IV hydration therapy are very positive, with the majority of patients raving about the amazing effects that they have seen following their treatment. As the IV nutrient solutions bypass your digestive system, you can obtain blood vitamin and mineral levels which are up to 10 times higher than those seen with oral treatments with just one infusion.
There are many different types of infusions available, which can be tailored to suit your goals. This is something that you can discuss with our doctors here at Evolution MedSpa Boston during your initial consultation. Our doctors, Dr. Eric Cappiello and Dr. Mariam Cappiello, are confident that IV hydration can offer you a wide range of health benefits, including improvements in:
- Cardiovascular function
- Muscle and joint movement
- Skin condition, including an anti-aging effect
- Kidney function
Will IV hydration help my hangover?
We have all suffered from the pain of a bad hangover and will do anything to relieve this as quickly as possible. Recharging IV infusions can provide you with a quick solution to your sore head the morning after a heavy night.
Alcohol consumption can seriously deplete fluid levels as well as your balance of vitamins and minerals. As IV infusions allow 100% absorption, rehydration will occur more quickly compared to drinking lots of water.
It also helps that you can enjoy the hangover-busting benefits of IV fluids, whilst relaxing with your feet up in a comfortable chair!
How to find a good IV therapist
When having hydration therapy, you will be getting a needle stuck in your arm, therefore it is very important to choose your treatment provider wisely. You will be in the safest hands if you choose a physician who is highly experienced and qualified to perform your treatment. If you have your procedure carried out by a reputable professional, then the risk of side effects is very, very low.
At Evolution MedSpa Boston, our doctors are highly skilled and experienced. They will take into account your medical history and goals to develop a personalised treatment plan for you during your initial consultation. So give them a call today to book this!
How much does IV hydration cost?
The cost for hydration therapy varies depending upon which infusions you opt for. IV infusions containing various vitamin formulations and/or electrolytes carry a higher price tag. At a top Boston Medical Spa, such as Evolution MedSpa Boston, prices typically start at around $179. The doctors at Evolution MedSpa Boston can help you to choose the right forumultation for you and discuss with you how much it will cost. They can also talk you through all of the available financing options.
Book an initial consultation at a top Boston Medical Spa
Book an initial consultation with the doctors here at Evolution MedSpa Boston today, just give us a quick call! They have helped many satisfied patients to see the amazing results that IV hydration therapy can offer.