Intravenous (IV) therapy is one of the latest health trends to hit the market and has been shown to be a fast method to restore the body’s natural balance with water and electrolytes. While you might be thinking that it could be easier to just drink more water instead, there are additional benefits to IV therapy than just rehydration.
Here are just some of the benefits that IV therapy provides:
1. It’s faster.
When you drink water, it enters through your oral cavity and ends up in your stomach, giving you that feeling of hydration. However, it can take hours for the liquid to fully enter your system because most of it is absorbed by the large intestine, which is on the tail end of the digestive tract.
IV therapy allows the fluids to enter your bloodstream directly, skipping the many steps involved in consuming water orally.
2. It bypasses nausea and vomiting
There are many different conditions that can cause nausea and vomiting—cancer and hangovers among them. When you are nauseated, you may end up just throwing up your precious hydration anyway.
IV fluids can restore lost volume and hydrate the body when one is unable to consume anything due to nausea or vomiting since it doesn’t pass through the digestive tract. IV therapy is highly effective at eliminating nausea, only taking about 20 to 40 minutes.
The fact the IV fluid doesn’t pass through the digestive system also makes it an amazing treatment for those who suffer heartburn and bad digestive reactions to certain medicines.
3. It’s more than just water
Hydration is not just about water. It’s about having a good level of electrolytes in the body in order to facilitate the many processes involved in its functions. Some of the many minerals needed in hydration are sodium, potassium, calcium, and magnesium.
IV fluid is chock-full of electrolytes, in addition to water, and is designed to return a dehydrated person to their natural state. They can also be customized to contain vitamins, antimicrobial agents, anti-inflammatories, and antiemetic (anti-nausea) medications.
4. You can use it to treat alcoholism and hangovers
IV therapy is a good treatment for people with hangovers or alcoholics, who are at higher risk for dehydration given the effects of alcohol.
The alcohol in our drinks is a diuretic, which means it causes the body to produce more urine, speeding up dehydration. This causes certain receptors in the brain to panic, and produce a feeling of thirst—no matter how much water you try to drink.
If recovering from a hangover is more difficult for you, IV fluid therapy might be the best option.
In this day and age, IV drips are no longer just relegated to hospitals and should be considered a regular and normal part of health and wellness. IV therapy is a legitimate way to improve your health, and in the hands of a professional, poses no risks and offers only benefits, especially to those recovering from a wild night or want to recover from alcoholism.
Nuluk Aesthetics is committed to guiding you towards a healthier and better version of yourself. If you are curious about IV fluid therapy in North Bergen, NJ, don’t hesitate to send us a message.