BESANA Health and Wellness is a proud provider of IV nutrition therapy. As popularity for this wellness solution grows, so too does patient interest and your questions! So, to help you gain a better understanding of IV nutrition therapy, we compiled the answers to some of your most pressing FAQs on IV hydration:
Does IV nutrition therapy really help? Why can’t I just take vitamin pills?
There’s nothing wrong with taking vitamin supplements (be sure to consult with your doctor first before going on a new supplement). IV nutrition therapy is unique because it helps to replenish vital fluids in addition to nutrients. Many people are dehydrated and don’t even realize it, so when they undergo IV therapy, they are replenishing much-needed hydration, which can result in an immediate energy boost and other health benefits. (This is why IV therapy is commonly used as a therapeutic tool for patients who are sick or in recovery.) What’s more, IV therapy nutrients enter directly into the bloodstream, bypassing the digestive system. This results in 10 to 20 times greater absorption than oral supplements. For this reason, people who are deficient in a certain vitamin can benefit greatly from IV therapy. But ultimately, we have found that almost everyone can benefit from IV nutrition therapy!
Can IV therapy boost energy, cure a hangover, speed athletic recovery and more? Or is it all just a placebo effect?
The surprising answer is yes and yes! In clinical studies, the placebo effect cannot be discounted for almost any medication or wellness tool out there. We should always remember that the mind is a very powerful healing tool that we can use to our advantage. However, this does not mean that IV therapy doesn’t work! Here at BESANA Health & Wellness and our sister practice Atagi Plastic Surgery & Atagi Skin Care, we proudly offer IV nutrition therapy for our surgical patients to help decrease inflammation and speed healing. We also offer a full menu of IV cocktails tailored to meet every challenge in life, from enhancing your glow to boosting your athletic performance. We wouldn’t offer IV nutrition therapy if it didn’t work. Our mission is to help you realize your optimal vitality, so it’s in our interest to provide you with trusted wellness solutions.
I’ve heard that IV therapy is being studied as a cancer treatment. Is this true?
Yes. One example worth sharing is a recent study in the October 2021 issue of the Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research entitled, “High-dose intravenous vitamin C, a promising multi-targeting agent in the treatment of cancer.” In the abstract, the researchers wrote: “Mounting evidence indicates that vitamin C has the potential to be a potent anti-cancer agent when administered intravenously and in high doses (high-dose IVC). Early phase clinical trials have confirmed safety and indicated efficacy of IVC in eradicating tumor cells of various cancer types.”
Research on IV nutrition therapy is ongoing and quite new, so there will definitely be more findings to come, which we will be eager to share with you!
Which IV cocktails do you offer?
We created a full menu of IV nutrition cocktails to meet a wide range of needs:
- Beauty Balance
Benefits your hair, skin and nails from the inside out with a mix of ascorbic acid, B complex, B12 and biotin.
- Immunity Jumpstart
Boost your immune system and feel better faster with this blend of ascorbic acid, B complex and zinc.
- Recovery Performance
This powerful cocktail of ascorbic acid, B complex, amino acids, mineral blend and B12 can decrease your recovery time after a surgical procedure and enhance your performance before or after an athletic event.
- Weekend Recovery
Combat dehydration and fatigue with our unique blend of B complex, B12 and 1 liter of NS (normal saline).
- Brain Boost
Improve your energy, learning, memory and focus with our cocktail of folic acid with B12, alpha lipoic acid, L-taurine and glutathione.
- B12 Recharge
Improve energy, boost endurance and enhance your mood with our B12 intramuscular (IM) shot.
How do I know if IV therapy is right for me?
If you’re interested in optimizing your overall wellbeing, IV nutrition therapy may be an ideal solution for you. Also, if you have been feeling “off” somehow and are suffering from a regular loss of energy and verve, so to speak, it may be time to come in for a visit. Our wellness experts can help you get to the bottom of your low energy and other concerns. We’ll help you pinpoint the source and provide a balanced blend of proven wellness solutions as indicated, which may include IV therapy. Our mission at BESANA is to help you reach your wellness goals safely and efficiently — and for the long-term!