top of page

What Is IV Vitamin Therapy and How Is It Helpful?

by Kim Escudero, MD

IV (intravenous) vitamin therapy, also known as vitamin drip or vitamin infusion, is a method of delivering vitamins, minerals, and other essential nutrients directly into the bloodstream through an IV line. This bypasses the digestive system, allowing for higher concentrations of nutrients to be delivered to the cells and tissues of the body.

IV vitamin therapy is useful for several reasons:

  1. Enhanced Nutrient Absorption: By administering nutrients intravenously, they are absorbed directly into the bloodstream, bypassing the digestive system. This method ensures higher bioavailability and absorption compared to oral supplements, which can be affected by factors such as poor digestion, absorption issues, or nutrient breakdown during digestion.

  2. Increased Nutrient Levels: IV therapy allows for higher concentrations of vitamins and minerals to be delivered to the cells and tissues of the body. This can be particularly beneficial for individuals with nutrient deficiencies, compromised absorption, or increased nutrient demands due to specific health conditions, chronic stress, or intense physical activity.

  3. Rapid Rehydration: IV therapy can effectively rehydrate the body by delivering fluids directly into the bloodstream. This can be beneficial for individuals who are dehydrated due to altitude effects, illness, intense exercise, excessive sweating, inadequate fluid intake, or overindulgence at last night’s party.

  4. Immune Support: IV vitamin therapy often includes immune-boosting nutrients such as vitamin C, zinc, and antioxidants. These nutrients can support the immune system and help the body fight off infections or recover from illness more effectively.

  5. Energy Boost: Certain nutrients, such as B vitamins, are involved in energy production within the body. IV therapy can provide a quick energy boost by delivering these essential nutrients directly into the bloodstream.

  6. Detoxification Support: Some IV therapy formulations include nutrients and antioxidants that support the body's detoxification processes. These can help remove toxins and promote overall detoxification.

  7. General Wellness: Even with the best intentions, we may not get all the nutrients we need on a daily basis. IV nutrition therapy contains multiple vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants which our body requires to function at its best.

It's important to note that IV vitamin therapy should only be administered by trained healthcare professionals. Here at Peak IV, all our infusionists are registered nurses or physicians. The specific formulation and dosages of nutrients can be tailored to the individual's needs and health goals. IV therapy can be used as a supportive therapy for various conditions, such as nutrient deficiencies, fatigue, immune system support, athletic performance enhancement, or general wellness. Visit us at our office where our knowledgeable staff will help you decide which therapy will be best suited to your goals and needs.



bottom of page