How do IV infusions work?
An IV vitamin infusion is a medical procedure where a combination of vitamins and nutrients is infused directly into the circulation via an IV line to facilitate rapid absorption.
Compared to oral supplements, IV infusions offer advantages such as superior nutrient absorption, quicker onset of action, increased nutritional concentrations, customisation, compatibility for gastrointestinal problems, and the capacity to meet hydration requirements.
What can IV infusions be used for?
Our bodies rely on a precise balance of essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to promote growth, healing, and organ repair. However, factors such as stress, exposure to environmental toxins, alcohol consumption, poor dietary choices, and inadequate sleep can lead to nutrient deficiencies and suboptimal health, manifesting as lacklustre skin and overall well-being.
IV (intravenous) vitamin infusions can be used for a variety of purposes and are becoming more popular for their potential to deliver nutrients directly into the bloodstream. Some common uses of IV vitamin infusions are:
Hangover Relief: IV infusions can help to alleviate the symptoms of a hangover by providing hydration and essential nutrients.
Rehydration: IV therapy is an effective way to rapidly rehydrate the body, making it useful for individuals with severe dehydration due to illness, excessive sweating, or heat exhaustion.
Pre and Post-Operation: Some patients may receive IV infusions before and after surgery to ensure they are adequately hydrated and to provide essential nutrients for a smoother recovery.
Sports Performance: Athletes sometimes use IV vitamin infusions to enhance their performance and recovery. Infusions can improve energy levels, reduce muscle soreness, and support overall athletic performance.
Vitamin Top-Ups: IV vitamin infusions can be used to quickly boost nutrient levels in individuals with specific deficiencies or to maintain optimal nutrient levels.
Immune Support: Some people opt for IV vitamin infusions, especially those containing vitamin C and other immune-boosting nutrients, during cold and flu seasons or when they are feeling particularly run down.
Chronic Health Conditions: For people with long-term illnesses like Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis that impair nutrient absorption or metabolism, IV therapy may be advised.
Are Vitamin IV Infusions safe?
IV vitamin infusions at Absolute Cosmetic are considered safe procedures, carried out by our skilled medical professionals. Before receiving an IV infusion, our medical team will review your medical history and assesses vital signs such as heart rate and blood pressure to ensure your suitability for the treatment. We use medical-grade ingredients rigorously tested and approved by the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration, meeting strict quality standards. Your health and safety are always our top priorities.
Although considered safe, there may be certain risks and discomforts associated with the procedure. These may include, but are not limited to:
- Allergic reactions to the administered substances
- Infection or inflammation at the injection site
- Pain or discomfort during the insertion of the intravenous catheter
- Imbalance of electrolytes or other biochemical factors