IV Therapy

Does IV Therapy Work?

By Dr. Abdul Ahad Hayee

April 26th, 2021

Last updated: April 26th, 2021

You’ve probably noticed a few drip lounges pop up in your area. Maybe you’ve seen some of your favorite celebs getting a vitamin drip on their social media. But you’ve probably wondered if this is a trendy health fad, or does this treatment really work?

What is IV Therapy?

Intravenous Therapy is performed by delivering vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients through a small tube inserted into a vein. Your first thought may be that it’s easier and less expensive to take an over-the-counter multivitamin. However, most people only absorb about 50% of oral vitamins. Many nutrients found in over-the-counter supplements are destroyed in the digestive tract before the body has the opportunity to absorb them. IV Therapy is a more efficient way of delivering essential vitamins and minerals directly into the bloodstream.

What’s in an IV Drip Solution?

The solution used for IV Therapy should be based on the individual patient’s health concerns. Vitamin drips usually contain one or several vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Some of the most common IV cocktails include vitamin C, B vitamins, Vitamin D, zinc, magnesium, calcium, amino acids, glutathione, and other antioxidants.

IV Therapy Benefits

IV Therapy can be used to treat several chronic illnesses, including fibromyalgia, fatigue, migraines, and more recently in recovering COVID patients. Other treatment candidates include people who have trouble eating, those with issues absorbing nutrients, and those with vitamin or mineral deficiencies. Even people who haven’t been diagnosed with an illness may enjoy the benefits of IV therapy. A vitamin drip is an excellent way to promote general wellness and improved immune function. In addition to key nutrients, many solutions used for vitamin drips are hydrating and contain anti-inflammatory ingredients. This is one reason that the treatment has grown in popularity for hangover relief. Athletic recovery and enhanced beauty are also some benefits of the treatment.

IV Therapy for Stress Management

An IV treatment can be a great addition to your wellness routine to help minimize the effects of stress. Some of the common ingredients found in an IV drip are Vitamin B, Vitamin C, Magnesium and Zinc. These nutrients are key for proper brain function and mental health. People experiencing a deficiency in any of these vitamins and minerals are at an increased risk for brain fog, depression and anxiety. An IV therapy treatment may promote improved mood, mental clarity and more energy.

IV therapy can be an effective treatment for many conditions and illness and a great preventative care measure. For more information on our personalized IV therapy sessions, visit iv.wellhealthdfw.com or schedule your own appointment here.


By Dr. Abdul Ahad Hayee