Frequently Asked Questions
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Q1. WHY GET AN IV VITAMIN DRIP OR VITAMIN INJECTION?
IV vitamin therapy is one of the most effective ways to deliver nutrients, vitamins, and fluids to the body. It bypasses the digestive system allowing for 100% max absorption. IV drips can impact and improve the function of a wide variety of body systems to improve overall wellness and specific ailments. Nutrients are best obtained from food. However, many times we don't eat all the nutrients rich foods we need for our bodies. Our soils are depleted of minerals thus vegetables don’t have all they are supposed to contain or used to contain years ago. If we are feeling like we need an extra boost of vitamins, minerals or hydration than IV vitamin therapy or vitamin injections can really help.
Q2. HOW WILL I KNOW IF IV VITAMIN THERAPY IS WORKING?
Oftentimes we know that these vitamins are working because you may feel more energized or stronger. Proactive Health Labs (pH Labs) provides advanced testing solutions to objectively track changes in your overall health as you improve your nutritional status.
Q3. HOW OFTEN SHOULD I GET A DRIP OR INJECTION?
Frequency of IV drips should be tailored depending on your specific needs. pH Labs recommends testing for vitamin and mineral levels in our bodies preferably before receiving IV vitamin therapy or vitamin injections as this would give us the information we need to recommend which shots you may need as well as the frequency. If we are unable to test first, we suggest every 2-4 weeks is a good frequency especially if one does not supplement with oral vitamins and minerals or is unable to eat well.
Q4. HOW DOES IV VITAMIN THERAPY WORK?
IV vitamin therapy helps to replace lost vitamins and minerals and boost your nutritional status. It allows for 100 percent max absorption directly to your bloodstream and bypass the gastrointestinal tract. This also allows more vitamins and minerals to be absorbed compared to taking oral vitamins.
Q5. IF I AM SICK CAN I COME IN FOR A DRIP?
People with viral infections like a cold or cough will benefit from extra hydration as well as the vitamins and minerals in our cocktails.
Q6. WHEN WILL I START TO FEEL THE BENEFITS?
Benefits are often felt immediately, or sometimes the next day - not everyone has the same result.
Q7. ARE IV VITAMIN DRIPS OR VITAMIN INJECETIONS PAINFUL?
Vitamin injections to the muscle may sting as you are getting a needle and the vitamins may also give a burning sensation but everyone does not have the same experience. Vitamins given via IV to the veins are not painful except for the initial entry of the needle.
Q8. THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A DRIP, PUSH OR INJECTION?
Intravenous (IV) drips deliver saline solution through tubing directly into the bloodstream. This solution usually includes fluids, electrolytes, vitamins that are tailored to the individual client. A vitamin push is also delivered through the vein directly into the bloodstream but is slowly pushed manually by the physician or nurse. Vitamin injections are given through the muscle on the arm or buttocks.
Q9. IS THERE DOWN TIME AFTER IV VITAMIN THERAPY?
Most people who receive IV vitamin therapy can return to their normal routine immediately.
Q11. DO YOU OFFER CONCIERGE OR EVENT/PARTY SERVICES?
Yes, pH Drip Lab is able to provide concierge services for our IV vitamin drips and we do provide event/party services provided you have a minimum number of people interested. You can inquire here.
Q10. DO YOU TAKE INSURANCE?
Unfortunately IV vitamin therapy is not a covered benefit of health insurances.