IV vitamin therapy is a treatment option that can complement or serve as an alternative to traditional methods for fatigue, migraines, respiratory infections, and chronic diseases. People may also choose IV vitamin therapy to improve their health and well-being. This therapy involves administering high doses of vitamins and minerals directly into the bloodstream through an IV drip. Dr. Nneka Edokpayi, MD, leads the Rapha Health and Wellness team qualified to perform this therapy. To learn more or schedule an appointment, contact their Houston or Sugar Land, Texas office or use the online booking feature for an in-person or virtual visit.
IV VITAMIN THERAPY
IV vitamin therapy is often used as a complementary or alternative treatment for a variety of conditions, including fatigue, migraines, respiratory infections, and chronic diseases. Some people also use IV vitamin therapy as a way to improve their overall health and well-being.
IV infusion therapy commonly includes vitamins (vitamins C, B1, B6, B12), minerals (calcium, magnesium), co-enzymes (NAD+), and antioxidants (glutathione).
IV vitamin therapy works by delivering a high dose of vitamins and minerals directly into the bloodstream through an IV drip. This allows for the nutrients to be quickly and efficiently absorbed by the body, as they are not subject to the digestive system's limitations.
Some potential benefits of IV vitamin therapy may include: Increased energy and vitality, Improved immune function, Faster recovery after exercise or injury, Reduced symptoms of certain health conditions, and improved skin health.
Pain, redness, or swelling at the injection site, dizziness or lightheadedness, infection at the injection site. Please note that these are not all the side effects, and it depends on the patient's overall health status.
Once your infusion is completed, the IV site will be covered with a small pressure dressing (please leave in place for 30 minutes). Afterward, you can resume all normal activities.
IV VITAMIN THERAPY
This infusion has long been used as a general “health and wellness” therapy, and offers benefits such as improving fatigue, age-related muscle and joint pain, sleep, as well as reducing inflammation and allergies.
Designed to help strengthen immune system protection, decrease risk of colds and flu, and stimulate faster response and recovery.
Loaded with amino acids and B complex vitamins, this infusion helps to improve energy and endurance without the side effects of stimulants or high-caffeine energy drinks.
This customized blend of nutrients contains both carbohydrate- and fat-burning vitamins along with L-carnitine, which helps stimulate body fat metabolism and improve metabolic efficiency.
Glutathione is an extremely powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory protein. This infusion helps prevent the production of free radicals, which then helps to protect DNA integrity, immune response, rapid healing, liver and brain protection, and other health benefits.
NAD+ (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) is a potent cellular enzyme called the “anti-aging” protein. Research has shown that increasing NAD+ levels can increase energy and stamina, improve brain function and cognition, boost metabolism, improve sleep, and reduce inflammation.
IV VITAMIN THERAPY
Most infusions can be completed in less than 45 minutes, and you don’t need to do anything other than sit back and relax. Here are a few recommendations prior to your visit:
The infused vitamins and minerals are concentrated, and can be dehydrating at the cellular level. Your body will be more responsive if you are hydrated prior to your infusion.
A protein snack before or during your visit can help support your metabolism during your high-nutrient infusion.
Wear Comfortable Clothes:
It would be wise to wear a short sleeve top or sleeves that can be rolled up above the elbow, along with comfortable pants and socks. If needed, we have cozy blankets for you to stay warm.
Bring a Tablet, Book or Music:
Most infusions take approximately 30 minutes, but NAD+ may take up to 2 hrs.