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What Is Nutritional IV Therapy?

Lately, there’s been a lot of buzz among the health-conscious crowd surrounding nutritional IV therapy–especially in regards to being a surefire cure for a hangover. While nutritional IV therapy is an effective way to treat those nagging hangover symptoms by helping you hydrate, it also provides an array of other health benefits to help you feel optimally well.

During this form of therapy, a patient receives a vitamin and/or nutrient infusion intravenously (directly into a vein). While you may be inclined to think consuming foods or supplements high in vitamins and other nutrients is an effective–and less invasive–alternative, IV infusions actually bypass the digestive system and thus become immediately available for your body to use. Another benefit of IVs is that, by administering these nutrients directly into the bloodstream and thus bypassing the digestive system, it enables your body to absorb 100 percent of the vitamins with which it is being infused.

Benefits of Nutritional IV Therapy


While IV therapy is an effective way to treat hangover symptoms such as dehydration, headaches, fatigue, nausea and/or vomiting, it also provides many additional health benefits to enable your body to both feel well and function optimally.


Other health benefits of IV therapy include:


  • Treating nutritional deficiencies. Individuals with health conditions that can cause nutritional deficiencies such as Celiac disease, Crohn’s, cystic fibrosis, and colon cancer can benefit substantially from nutritional IV therapy. It is also beneficial for individuals who may struggle with eating or be too sick to eat.


  • Promoting weight loss. Nutrients used in nutritional IV therapy such as Alpha-lipoic acid, carnitine, and lipotropic injections can help burn fat and thus, promote weight loss efforts when combined with proper diet and exercise.


  • Promoting detoxification and preventing aging. Nutrients such as glutathione, Vitamin C, and alpha-lipoic acid serve as antioxidants that can help your body detoxify itself of free radicals and toxins. Because these elements can damage cells and DNA, detoxifying the body of these harmful elements can prevent aging, boost your immune system, increase your metabolism, and prevent inflammation.


  • Boost energy levels. With the help of an amino acid infusion, your body will be better able to convert fatty acids into energy.


  • Promotes cardiovascular health. Nutritional IVs containing nutrients such as arginine, magnesium sulfate, tri amino, and calcium help relax the blood vessels and thus, lower blood pressure.


  • Promotes relaxation and eases anxiety. Besides improved function of your cardiovascular health, magnesium sulfate can also help you relax, ease your anxiety, help you sleep more soundly, prevent headaches/migraines, and relax your muscles.



The health benefits of nutritional IV therapy are abundant and not merely reserved for a night-after-partying pick-me-up. If you’re interested in nutritional IVs, I will be offering this therapy at my new office, Balance Holistic Health Care, opening January 2nd, 2023 in Brecksville, Ohio. Stay tuned for more information!



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