What is IV Therapy

Intravenous (IV) therapy is a safe way to deliver necessary vitamins and other nutrients directly into your bloodstream. Normally, when you take oral vitamins and supplements, your digestive system breaks them down and reduces how much your system actually absorbs.

Other factors that can affect your absorption of oral nutrients include:

  • Age
  • Health
  • Genetics
  • Metabolism
  • Quality of the supplement

At Halper Family Medicine, Dr. Halper creates IV cocktails that contain the vitamins, minerals, and amino acids you need to thrive and ensure your body is fully hydrated. He can even design a cocktail to address issues that are affecting your overall health, such as excessive stress and poor diet. Dr. Halper also offers the popular Banana Bags, which contain essential nutrients for battling hangovers.

What’s in an IV therapy cocktail?

There’s a wide variety of available nutrients your body needs to function properly. Dr. Halper tailors your plan to meet your specific needs and may include:

  • Biotin
  • Riboflavin
  • Folic acid
  • Thiamine
  • Vitamins A, B, C, D, and K

Treatment may also include the detoxifying antioxidant glutathione to slow down the effects of aging and empower your cells to fight off disease.

What can I expect during IV therapy?

In-office infusions at Halper Family Medicine can take 45-60 minutes. Dr. Halper inserts an IV needle into your arm and begins the therapy drip. He closely supervises your infusion to ensure you’re comfortable.

Because the IV method is fast and effective, you can enjoy an instant boost of energy and even an improvement in your mood. Your body absorbs as much as 90% of what the IV delivers to your blood.

Are there any risks with IV therapy?

Your health and safety are Dr. Halper’s first priority. As with any IV therapy treatment, there’s a small risk of infection, and he carefully monitors your infusion throughout your procedure.

You also get a customized cocktail of nutrients that fit your specific needs to reduce side effects. Dr. Halper thoroughly reviews your medical history, your current medications, and overall health to determine the right types and dosages of vitamins and minerals to use in treatment.

Following your IV therapy treatment, you can expect your energy levels to increase and may even feel instantly refreshed. Vitamins and other nutrients can stay in your system for 2-3 weeks to help you maintain good health and wellness.

If you’re looking to improve your hydration, revive your energy, or prevent disease, consider the many benefits of IV therapy. You can schedule a consultation at Halper Family Medicine today by calling the office nearest you or booking online.