While IV treatments have long been in use in emergency rooms, hospitals, and urgent care facilities, IV therapy is becoming increasingly popular as an elective treatment which suits a variety of uses. At Laser Skin & Wellness we do not offer IV therapy to treat any chronic or serious condition. We use IV therapy as a highly effective way to deliver vitamins, nutrients, and other supplements to the body helping to boost the patients’ own immune system.
What Makes IV Therapy Different?
IV Therapy is a method of delivering various supplements, such as key vitamins and medications, to the body. Introducing these supplements directly to the bloodstream means that they are 100% absorbed and immediately available to the body, maximizing their benefits.
Many patients who try IV therapy are also happy to find that it is much more comfortable than an IV administered in a traditional hospital setting. IV therapy treatment uses a smaller butterfly needle, which causes much less discomfort than a traditional IV needle.
Vitamin C IV Therapy
Vitamin C is extremely beneficial for the body and found in many foods such as citrus fruits like oranges or lemons. However, only about 18% of the vitamin C you take in through food or oral supplements in absorbed. While for most people this may be sufficient, it’s not uncommon for people to face health concerns that can improve by increasing vitamin C.
Vitamin C IV therapy is most commonly administered to alleviate side effects of chemotherapy, but the benefits of this treatment extend beyond these patients. Increasing your intake of vitamin C can help to boost your immune system, fight fatigue, improve your skin’s health and appearance, and more. This makes it a great option for anyone facing stress or who is looking to increase their immune response.
Glutathione IV Therapy
Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant which consists of three amino acids: glycine, cysteine, and glutamic acid. It works to protect your body from disease and injury by removing free radicals. Glutathione is ineffective when ingested orally because the stomach’s enzymes break apart the bonds between its three amino acids, which is why glutathione IV therapy is the best way to introduce this antioxidant.
Glutathione IV therapy is beneficial for patients with more severe health concerns including heart disease, cancer, dementia, epilepsy, and more. However, it is also beneficial for those who aren’t necessarily facing a significant health concern but still wish to improve their health, as glutathione is beneficial for immune health, energy levels, and improving the health and appearance of your hair, skin, and nails. It can also improve signs of aging, which are often caused by cell damage from a higher concentration of free radicals.
Schedule a Consultation
If you’re interested in improving your health and wellness through IV therapy, schedule an appointment with Laser Skin & Wellness. Our experts will be happy to match your concerns with an effective treatment plan. Call or text (561) 641-9490 or request your appointment online.
Getting Up Close and Personal with IV Vitamin Therapy
Irrespective of the fact that the human body is an awesome machine that heals itself, defends itself against a myriad of bacteria, and performs a host of other wonders, our day-to-day strains can compromise the natural functions of our internal systems. Just take into consideration everything we consume on a daily basis, from sugary soft drinks and salty snacks, to the fat-laden fast foods, and alcoholic beverages. Not only that, but our energy stores are depleted and key vitamins are used up on a day in, day out basis, forcing our bodies to compensate – often yielding unfortunate, unwanted symptoms.
IV Vitamin Therapy restores our nutrient levels to their optimal state. Indeed, for those who have never heard of the approach, it can sound strange. This treatment has actually been studied for quite some time now, with medical professionals acknowledging that medications could be injected intravenously since the 1600s.
A Brief History
Before we delve into the multitude of benefits IV therapy brings to the medical landscape, let’s look at the science that inspired this evolution – and revolution, for that matter – in the field of intravenous healing.
It was Dr. Thomas Latta in the 1930s who came to the conclusion that salt water injected into the bloodstream could help combat cholera, but it wasn’t until the 1960s that IV therapy really began to take hold and become mainstream, so to speak. Dr. John Myers developed a “cocktail” of vitamins and minerals which were injected into patients who suffered from a sweeping range of conditions. Essentially, due to a lack of scientific methods, original attempts to deliver IV fluids and drugs were met with little success, yet it was two World Wars that ushered in the era of modern IV therapy…with the greatest advancements in drugs, equipment, and procedures occurring in the last 25 years.
Purpose, Benefits and More
The primary purpose is to improve the quality of life, as vitamin deficiencies can yield a number of problems, including:
Decreased physical activity
Decreased cognitive function
Heightened sensitivity to light
Decreased recovery times
Unexplained weight gain
Here’s the bottom line
When your body receives the vitamins and nutrients it requires to thrive, you can turn your attention to what matters most – living the most fulfilling life possible. What’s more, by restoring your body to its optimum nutrient and vitamin levels, you can reduce or otherwise eradicate the aforementioned symptoms.
In fact, we have heard from some patients who report feeling better within mere minutes of receiving a treatment. Now, because the symptoms of vitamin deficiencies vary so widely, so do the benefits of receiving IV therapy. Ever since the also-aforementioned Myers “cocktail” was invented in the ‘60s, new concoctions have been developed to help combat specific deficiencies. Alas, IV therapy isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach. It is tailored to each patient’s individual needs, with a primary benefit being that it delivers the key vitamins to patients where they need them.
Additionally, IV drip therapy benefits include:
Reduced instances of migraines
Improved physical stamina
Improved mood and cognitive function
More restful nights of sleep
Increased recovery times
Reduced signs of aging
Schedule a Consultation
Request an appointment with a Laser Skin and Wellness expert to learn more about what IV vitamin therapy can do for your well-being. You can contact us by phone or by filling out an online form.
It’s never fun getting sick, and many of us take proactive measures to prevent the flu and other viruses. Boosting your immune system is one of the best ways to combat infections, colds, and respiratory illnesses because it allows you to stay at your optimal level of health. When you do get sick, you’ll be able to kick it a little bit faster. On top of that, a healthy immune will give you more natural energy for your day and just put you in a better mood. Here are a few simple tips that will help you boost your immune system right now.
Myers Cocktail with Glutathione
Myers Cocktail with Glutathione is a vitamin infusion that is designed to boost your immune system, among many other benefits. It helps replenish nutrients that your body exhausts when you’re sick or have ill health. It also provides healthy nutrients that our bodies may not always absorb from the foods and beverages we drink.
Talk to the friendly team at Laser Skin & Wellness about how times a year will be most beneficial for you to have a Myers Cocktail. Your immune system will thank you, and many people enjoy a pleasant burst of energy after the infusion enters the blood. Getting the proper nutrients back in your system also has the added benefit of improving the health of your skin as well.
Develop stress management skills
Unfortunately, stress is something that can’t be avoided even for the most Zen of mind, so it’s important that we develop skills to help us manage it. Getting stressed out can result in loss of sleep and increased levels of cortisol that suppress our immune system. There are quite a few options for you when creating a strategy from heavy cardio exercises such as kickboxing and spinning to low-impact workouts like yoga. You can also find meditations that help calm you down or soothing music that you take a few minutes out of your day to enjoy.
Be mindful that you manage stress using healthy outlets, though. It can be easy to turn to sugary snacks, wine, and binge watching TV when the going gets tough, so have a plan before the stress arrives and you’ll be ready for it.
Start a professional weight loss program
A professional weight loss program is an excellent way to boost your immune system because it will encompass your overall health from exercise to diet to mentality. You’ll have a plan that is individualized for you, making it easier to incorporate new changes into your everyday.
Give your immune system a boost and make this the year that you don’t let illness get you down. Let the experts at Laser Skin & Wellness enhance your efforts by calling 561-641-9490 or come by our locations at Lake Worth and Palm Beach Gardens. We’re here to get you started on the road to more energy and an active immune system.