Suddenly, IV drip therapy is the one of the hottest wellness trends around.
Celebrities from Rihanna and Cindy Crawford to Simon Cowell and the Kardashians reportedly swear by them. Drip lounges and mobile IV units are cropping up across the country, offering everything from hangover cures to energy and immunity boosts, and plenty in between.
But truth be told, drip therapy is nothing new. It can be traced back to the 1600s, just as science was shedding light on the human circulatory system. The kinds of vitamin infusions that are offered today have been around for decades.
We’ve been offering such treatments in our holistic West Los Angeles clinic for years now, where we go well beyond the standard wellness supports such as vitamin C + minerals and the well-known Myers’ Cocktail. Such blends are great for energizing and supporting immunity and healthy cellular function. But they’re just the tip of the proverbial iceberg.
For instance, ozone and hydrogen peroxide drips can energize and promote detox by getting more oxygen to your cells while improving circulation and stimulating mitochondrial energy production.
Glutathione is another effective immunity-booster and anti-inflammatory compound that’s great for general detox.
Another great tool in anti-aging therapies is phosphatidylcholine. This phospholipid is especially good for detoxing the liver, your body’s main organ of detoxification.
EDTA, DMSA, and DMPS are available for heavy metals chelation, but evidence also suggests that EDTA in particular may help enhance brain function, stimulate mitochondrial activity, and optimize nitric acid production (giving it a role to play in heart health, as well).
We also have blends available for addressing specific situations such as overcoming jetlag, combatting colds and flu, and recovering from a hangover. Or we can totally customize the treatment you receive, based on your specific needs.
While all of these options can be used in treatment of a wide variety of health problems, pursuing drip therapy as part of a broadly preventive health and wellness program can yield great benefits, helping to keep your body functioning at its best.
This is because, unlike with dietary supplements you swallow, IV therapy delivers 100% of the nutrients directly into your circulation so your body can transport them where they are most needed. It also delivers fluids that deeply rehydrate your body.
But while IV therapy is generally safe and easy, it’s important that you have it overseen by a physician or other qualified medical professional who knows you, your health history, and your current health situation, desires, and goals. For one, this will insure that high quality, medical grade nutrients are delivered.
More importantly, components of the IV may react with any pharmaceutical drugs or natural medications you may be taking. Getting your drips from a qualified physician minimizes the risk of a bad interaction.
If you’re looking to take your health and wellness to the next level and think IV drip therapy may have a role to play in your pursuit, we encourage you to contact us and set up your first appointment. We would be pleased to help you get to that next level.