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What You Can Expect During Your First IV Infusion Therapy Session

Mar 28, 2023
What You Can Expect During Your First IV Infusion Therapy Session
Whether you’re trying to counter a particular stress — such as an illness — or simply want to boost your well-being, an intravenous (IV) infusion can help you achieve your goal. What happens during an IV infusion therapy session? Find out here.

You’re all about efficiency, optimization, and effectiveness. Even if you take a variety of supplements, you may wonder how much of the nutrients are lost to your digestive system before your body can benefit from them. In contrast to oral supplements, intravenous (IV) infusions deliver nutrients into your bloodstream to be targeted to the cells that need them.

IV infusions can help you combat a variety of health issues, including depression, asthma, stroke, and Alzheimer’s disease. They’re so effective because they replenish your cells and tissues with vital nutrients, such as:

  • Glutathione
  • NAD+
  • Antioxidants
  • Vitamins
  • Minerals
  • Enzymes

Infusions are just one of the many services we offer at Advanced Medical Care in Brooklyn and Queens, New York. Our experienced cardiologists and neurologists may recommend IV infusions as a one-time treatment to aid recovery from a workout, stress, or illness or as a regular treatment to optimize your health.

What happens when you get an IV infusion? And what happens afterward? Here’s a brief rundown.

First, we determine your needs

The first type of IV infusion was called a Myers’ cocktail after its inventor, Dr. John Myers. These infusions are filled with vitamins and minerals, including essential B vitamins. Today, you and your practitioner may choose from a variety of IV “cocktails,” each with a different distribution of vitamins, minerals, and enzymes. 

You can use IV infusions to help yourself recover from an illness or a stressful situation, including air travel or even a hangover. In addition, IV infusions may give your body the nutrients it needs for:

  • More energy
  • Anti-aging
  • Breaking an addiction

We help you choose the best combination of ingredients to treat your medical needs or your wellness goals.

Second, you relax

An IV infusion requires almost no effort on your part. You sit comfortably in a treatment chair. We cleanse and disinfect your arm and then insert the IV needle. The needle and tube are attached to a bag of saline solution enriched with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants selected for your needs.

You relax while your cells receive nutrients and hydration over a 30-45 minute period. In some cases, the infusion period may be longer.

The infusion is a completely passive experience. You may choose to doze off, meditate, listen to music on headphones, or read.

Third, you feel the effects

In many cases, you start to feel the effects of the nutrients and hydration during your session. You may notice that you’re more alert and energized. Some infusions, for instance, contain alpha-linoleic acid, which increases brain and nerve function.

If you’ve struggled with brain fog or you’re experiencing cognitive decline, you may find that regular IV infusions jump-start your thinking again. The ingredients in IV cocktails help your body repair damaged cells, including those in the brain.

The extra hydration also replenishes every cell in your body. The fluids help you remove toxins at an accelerated rate. 

You may also notice a glow to your skin. Once your skin cells are plumped up with the extra hydration, you look and feel younger. And, of course, the minerals and vitamins in your cocktail help skin cells stay strong and rebuild themselves and help your body eliminate dead, dulling skin cells.

Fourth, your benefits last

You should continue to feel the benefits of your infusion for days after your session, even up to two weeks. You may choose to use IV infusion as part of your regular self-care routine. Infusions may become particularly important if you have a chronic condition, such as allergies or fibromyalgia.

Or, you may turn to them only when you have an acute problem, such as illness recovery or even workout recovery. Whatever your body needs, whenever it needs it, an IV infusion at Advanced Medical Care helps it function more easily and optimally.

If you want to feel for yourself how our IV infusions can boost your health, immunity, energy, and vitality, contact one of our offices by phone or book an appointment online today.

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