The Science Behind IV Infusion Therapy

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Posted by Hydreight Social on September 14, 2018

How Does IV Infusion Therapy Work?  

Intravenous (IV) infusion therapy, also called an IV drip, works quickly and efficiently to deliver fluids to your body. A saline solution containing vitamins, minerals and nutrients enters your bloodstream through a small catheter. That catheter is attached to an IV line and inserted by a nurse. The IV line connects to a bag of solution that is hung above your head. Gravity then carries the fluid into your veins over time.

A treatment usually lasts around an hour, but that time varies from person to person. The major advantage of IV therapy is that unlike oral or topical medications, a solution delivered by IV is 100% absorbed by your body.  

What’s in an IV Drip Solution? 

Depending on which treatment you choose, there will be different ingredients in an IV solution. That said, there are two basic components that make up all IV formulas: 

Saline Solution

Saline is quite simply a mix of water and sodium chloride. It acts as a vessel for the vitamins and medication delivered to your body through an IV drip. This mixture is also what hydrates you.  

Supplements

Vitamins and antioxidants are an essential component of all IV drips. Your body needs these nutrients to function normally and doesn’t produce these things by itself.  Rather, you must obtain these nutrients externally by eating, drinking or hooking up to an IV.  

In addition, some IV solutions contain medications to help with flu and cold symptoms or relieve pain. Depending on which menu item you choose, you can combat sickness, recover from strenuous physical activity or kick a hangover in an hour.  

At Hydreight, all our treatments are designed by medical professionals to address specific physical needs. Our solutions are thoroughly researched and tested by Hydreight’s team of doctors and nurses, so you can rest easy knowing you are receiving the most effective and safest treatment possible.  

If you have any questions or concerns, our team would be happy to answer them. Get in touch with an IV Specialist today by emailing support@hydreight.com