What is IV Therapy?
IV is an abbreviation for “intravenous”. To administer an IV Drip, a small plastic tube (catheter) is inserted into a vein using a needle that is quickly removed once the plastic tube is advanced into the vein. IV Drips consist of 250-1000 ml of fluid with a mixture of vitamins and antioxidants. The intravenous route is the fastest way to deliver fluids and vitamins throughout the body with 100 % absorption into the bloodstream. IV Drips usually take 45-60 min to infuse.
IV Therapy Drips
IV Therapy Memberships
Doctor Consult, One IV, One Shot of your choice per month. Each additional IV is $149 with a free B12
B12 Energy Shot
B-12 injections give you more energy and boost your metabolism, helping you shed unwanted pounds.
Benfits IV therapy and B12 Energy Shot
- Improvement of blood volume allowing perfusion of nutrients and blood to all of your vital organs.
- Increased hydration and replenishment of electrolytes.
- Increased cell absorption of vitamins and 100% bioavailability.
IV Vitamin Therapy works by administration of vitamins and nutrients directly into the bloodstream, bypassing the digestive system. This provides increased cell absorption and 100% bioavailability of vitamins via IV infusion. Booster shots are administered via intramuscular (IM) injection so there is no GI metabolism, which also allows for increased absorption. With oral supplements, you only get about 20% absorption after filtering through your digestive system, which clearly pales in comparison to IV vitamins.
After an IV infusion, the vitamins remain in your system and maintain your levels for 2-3 weeks because it is absorbed directly into your bloodstream and bypasses the GI tract. One IM (intramuscular) vitamin booster shot is equivalent to taking one week’s worth of oral vitamin supplements.
At Smart Shape Body we separate ourselves from inferior outside competitors by ensuring that Board Certified Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, and Nurses administer our IV treatments.
The frequency of IV Drip therapy is determined on a patient by patient basis, we take a customized approach to suit your individual needs. For preventative health and wellness, we recommend two IV drips per month to help balance out any vitamin deficiencies.
In some cases, with people who suffer from advanced stages of autoimmune diseases or cancer, continued IV therapy may be necessary for nutritional support. Some patients get progressively better and after a series of treatments they no longer require ongoing weekly IV therapy, only monthly treatments to maintain balance. Other patients need regular vitamin injections in order to help alleviate symptoms of their chronic or common medical conditions.
Diagnostic tests are available to better determine how often a person should be receiving treatments. Check our lab section for information about getting your full micronutrient lab panel performed.