When it comes to IVs, most people think only of their use in hospital settings to deliver fluids and medications. But IVs don’t just treat people who are sick — they can help people stay healthy, too. In fact, that‘s what IV therapy is all about: using IVs to deliver special solutions aimed at optimizing your body’s health and function.
At Luxbae medical spa in West Hollywood and Glendale, California, our team offers custom IV therapy tailored to each patient’s unique needs and goals. Better still, therapy is delivered right at our practice while you simply sit back and relax. Here’s what our team wants you to know about the benefits of IV therapy.
Before delving into specific benefits, it’s important to know why IV therapy is superior to taking oral supplements. The key lies in the way nutrients and fluids are delivered.
Oral supplements must pass through your digestive tract before the vitamins and minerals can be absorbed by your body. During their journey, they’re exposed to a host of enzymes that can break nutrients down and even alter them, rendering them less effective or less potent by the time they enter your bloodstream and travel to your organs and tissues.
What’s more, to get into your bloodstream, oral supplements need to be absorbed through the walls of your digestive tract. If you have a condition that impairs absorption, then again, you may not be getting nearly as much a nutrient as you think you are — nothing near the values on the supplement label.
IV therapy bypasses the digestive tract, delivering nutrients and fluids directly to your bloodstream. That means those nutrients get delivered to your tissues and organs in full potency, so you enjoy maximum benefits from your therapy.
IV therapy solutions are customized based on each person’s treatment goals. Here are just a few of the benefits offered by our custom solutions.
With such a variety of food available at markets and other outlets, it’s hard to believe Americans suffer from nutrient deficiencies, but data show that an alarming number do.
Eating a balanced diet is, of course, an important way to stay healthy. But IV therapy plays an important role, too, by making sure your body receives the vitamins and minerals it needs for normal, healthy functioning, no matter how good (or not so good) you are at sticking to a healthy diet.
Poor nutrition makes you more prone to colds and flus, and it may also contribute to a host of chronic diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, atherosclerosis (“hardening” of the arteries), liver disease, osteoporosis, and some types of cancer.
IV therapy can be tailored to include nutrients essential for healthy immune function — which is especially important with flu season just around the corner.
Nutrient deficiencies make it a lot harder for your body to function, leaving you feeling tired out and run down. Low levels of some nutrients have also been linked to chronic fatigue syndrome.
We offer several solutions aimed at replacing the nutrients associated with natural energy, including B vitamins and vitamin D and minerals like zinc, copper, and iron, the mineral that helps your blood deliver energy-boosting oxygen to all your cells.
Stress and anxiety are a part of life for a lot of us, and chronic stress quickly depletes our stores of many key nutrients. Ironically, those nutrient deficits can wind up exacerbating stress, creating a cycle that keeps you anxious and unhealthy. IV therapy works by restoring nutrients depleted by stress, helping you break the cycle and feel more in control of your life again.
Plenty of Americans suffer from sleep problems, and data show that for many people, poor nutrition could be at least partly to blame. Researchers have linked lower levels of minerals like magnesium and calcium and vitamins K, D, E, A, and C with sleep abnormalities. Our team can tailor your IV therapy to enhance your micronutrient balance, so you can finally catch those elusive Zs.
IV therapy takes an hour or less, and during your treatment, you can read, explore the internet, text, listen to music, or just nap. Better still, treatment can be repeated to suit your needs, up to twice weekly, and every solution can be reformulated to keep pace with your changing needs.
To learn more about IV therapy and how it can help you, call 310-299-4444 or book an appointment online with the team at Luxbae today.