How Often Should You Get IV Vitamin Therapy?

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From Adele and Ariana Grande to other top celebrities, numerous well-known people swear by IV therapy treatments. But what’s in these special intravenous injections and how often can you get IV therapy? IV therapy is becoming a more popular way of boosting your health and beauty.  Ultimately, a quick Google search online reveals a lot of conflicting information out there about how frequently you should get IV therapy. In this article, we’ll explore different options and help you figure out what’s best for you. Stay healthy, everyone!  

What Is IV Therapy?

IV therapy is a type of health and wellness treatment. During this treatment, a specialist will infuse vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients directly into the bloodstream.   When the liquid gets injected directly into your bloodstream, your body can absorb the nutrients more efficiently than if you were to take them orally. What’s the point of this? IV vitamin intake can treat a variety of conditions, including dehydration, migraines, and nutrient deficiencies. However, it can also do things like:
  • Boost your immunity
  • Give you glowing skin
  • Improve athletic performance
  • Strengthen hair and nails
  • Reduce inflammation
While IV therapy is generally safe, there are a few risks associated with it, such as infection and bruising. However, these risks are typically minimal when you get IV therapy from a trained professional. Outside of some potential slight bruising, there really is nothing but pure benefits of IV vitamins. First and foremost, they can help to improve your overall health and well-being by preventing vitamin deficiency. When dosed correctly, IV vitamins can also help to boost your immune system, making you less likely to get sick.  Additionally, they can help to increase your energy levels and improve your mental clarity. This all goes hand-in-hand with anti-aging benefits and overall general improved levels of wellbeing.  How long do the IV fluids stay in your body after your treatment? In some cases, you can feel the effects immediately if it’s a hydration or vitamin drip. In other cases, the effects themselves can last up to a few days after your treatment. However, for anti-aging IV treatments and other beauty IV drips, the results are noticeable long after your 30 to 60-minute treatment is over! Let’s get into what that means below…

What Are the Different Types of IV Therapy?

As mentioned above, there are different types of IV therapy. Namely, you can choose between pure vitamin IV therapy or more complex cocktails of IV nutrient therapy that help you achieve specific goals.  Do note that this is often different from IV injections. On our menu, for example, we offer both IV therapy and simple vitamin injections. With the latter, you’re simply getting a shot of something special, like B12. This isn’t dripped into your bloodstream with an IV, though. Which one’s best? They’re both great! However, IV therapy does work quite quickly and efficiently. For example, our Beauty Protect IV nutrient therapy blend puts antioxidants at the forefront of your treatment along with vitamin C, antiviral Lysine, and Zinc. As the name suggests, the goal is to protect your immune system and overall health and well-being. Likewise, you can often combine these treatments with hydration, ensuring you leave the clinic glowing like the hydrated goddess that you are. Ultimately, it’s all about ensuring you’re getting the right types of vitamins to achieve your health and beauty goals.

When One-Time IV Therapy Makes Sense

Okay, so if you’re feeling like IV therapy makes sense for you then you’re probably wondering whether or not one session will solve all of your problems. When does one-time IV therapy make sense? When you’re feeling run down or have the flu, you might turn to a one-time IV therapy. While it’s not right for everyone, in some cases it can help you recover more quickly. How does IV therapy work in this situation? When you’re sick and dehydrated, your body doesn’t have enough fluid to function properly. An IV can help replenish fluids and rehydrate your body.  It can also give you a boost of energy by delivering vitamins and minerals directly into your bloodstream. If you’re considering a one-time IV therapy, consult with a specialist to see what you might need immediately to get you back in tip-top shape. Otherwise, we suggest ongoing IV therapy.

How Often Can You Get IV Therapy?

Thinking ongoing IV therapy might be right for you? Great! We think so, too. But, how often can you get IV therapy? It ultimately depends on what your preferred vitamins are and what you’re using them for. For example, when you get a vitamin C IV drip for wound healing, some specialists recommend a small dose daily for five to 21 days! However, if you’re just looking to improve your overall wellness, one infusion every two weeks to once per month is typically a great cadence. The ever-popular Myers cocktails, for example, are most effective when you get them weekly or every two weeks for chronic conditions. If your symptoms or conditions aren’t chronic, then a Myers cocktail once a month is probably enough.

How Often Can You Get Vitamin C IV?

Because we often receive requests about vitamin C, particularly during cold and flu season, let’s briefly talk about how often you can get a vitamin C IV. The answer depends on a few factors, including your overall health, your doctor’s recommendations, and the severity of your illness.  Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin and is excreted from the body within 24 hours. Because of this, it needs to be replenished regularly. The recommended dose of Vitamin C is 500 mg per day.  However, many people choose to get Vitamin C IVs in order to increase their intake. How often you can get a Vitamin C IV depends on the amount of Vitamin C you need.  For most people, one Vitamin C IV per week is sufficient. However, if you are fighting an illness or are under a lot of stress, you may need more frequent IVs.  Ultimately, a beauty and health specialist will be able to determine how often you need Vitamin C IVs based on your individual needs.

How Often Should You Do IV Glutathione?

Glutathione is another vitamin that a lot of our guests request quite frequently, particularly for anti-aging and mental clarity benefits.  Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant that can help to protect cells from damage. It is often used as a treatment for conditions like Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, as well as cancer. Likewise, it’s great for glowing skin and detoxing your body! In general, most experts recommend getting a glutathione IV no more than once per week. However, some people may need to do it more frequently if they have a particularly serious condition.

Recommendations for First-Timers vs. Returning Clients

Now that you understand what your options are when it comes to IV therapy and relatively how often you can expect to need it, how do you get started planning your treatments?
  • If you’re a first-timer, we definitely suggest scheduling a free consultation to talk about your needs. This will ensure that you’re planning the right type of IV therapy.
After a free consultation, you’ll likely start out with initial treatment to see how your body reacts. Depending on your health or beauty goals and any medical conditions you might have, we suggest trying out this cadence for a month or two. Once you understand how your body reacts and start to see the different types of improvements in your general health, we can work with you to adjust the frequency of your treatments to ensure you’re receiving maximum benefits at just the right intervals.
  • If you’re a returning client, we suggest that you go ahead and book your treatments in advance. 
Now that you understand exactly what type of IV therapy works for you and how your body reacts to it all, you’ll want to book your sessions ahead of time to continue with a consistent schedule. This ensures that you don’t miss any treatments. When you start to miss treatments and take time off, the benefits do wear off after a while. So, it’s important to keep a regular schedule. 

Schedule Your IV Vitamin Therapy at Colair

After just one treatment you’ll be hooked on scheduling more! Whether you’re a new or returning client, we encourage you to schedule a free consultation with one of our specialists or go ahead and schedule your IV vitamin therapy at Colair now. View our full range of IV therapy services now.

Dallas Sloan and Rich Ganley are the co-owners of Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa. They are both passionate entrepreneurs and have extensive experience in the beauty, medical and service industries. They are blessed to lead a team of amazing professionals who are “obsessed with service” and love to “Pamper, Inspire, and Educate”! Colair was honored to be voted best mid-size business by the Gilbert Arizona Chamber of Commerce.

Dallas Sloan and Rich Ganley

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Dallas Sloan and Rich Ganley are the co-owners of Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa. They are both passionate entrepreneurs and have extensive experience in the beauty, medical and service industries. They are blessed to lead a team of amazing professionals who are “obsessed with service” and love to “Pamper, Inspire, and Educate”! Colair was honored to be voted best mid-size business by the Gilbert Arizona Chamber of Commerce.