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What is it?
The substances used within Intravenous Vitamin Nutrition Therapy (IVNT) often referred to as 'vitamin drips' are vitamins, minerals and water otherwise classified as 'essential nutrients'. These are essential for life, however, they are nutrients that the body is not able to synthesize on its own. Traditionally they were found in the food we eat but modern times has seen modified and over-processed food, leaving many of us deficient in these essential nutrients. By supporting the replacement of these essential nutrients you are able to help restore your body to its peak fitness and maximum energy performance.
How will it benefit me?
More than 1 in 3 people take oral vitamin supplements daily and while we know they are beneficial, few people realise that the body’s natural absorption process can render up to 85% of a vitamin supplement useless – so only about 15% of the active nutrients may actually find their way into the bloodstream.
With IVNT, the nutrients enter the bloodstream directly and immediately. Much higher concentrations of nutrients are delivered directly to the body’s cells through intravenous therapy, allowing the body to better absorb and utilise these nutrients.
A deficiency in vitamins or minerals can lead to a cascade of health problems and a decline in your general well-being, such as poor hair, skin, nails, extreme tiredness and fatigue among many others.
The vitamins and minerals used in IntraVita infusions are essential for biochemical reactions in every cell in our bodies. As a result, IVNT can be used as an adjunct in any condition where low levels of nutrients or other nutritional deficiencies are suspected.
In addition to immune support, anti-ageing, energy enhancement, improved athletic performance and general well-being, research has shown IVNT to be beneficial for allergies, depression, hormone balance, migraines, chronic fatigue, inflammatory, GI conditions, fibromyalgia and many other conditions.
Is it safe?
Understandably, many clients ask is IVNT safe and will it work?
All of the intravenous protocols used at IntraVita, and in the IV infusions, have been thoroughly researched and developed by a team of leading medical doctors, naturopathic doctors and nutritionists.
I will undertake a full consultation with you prior to starting any treatment to ensure that the proposed IV therapy is right for you.
Who can have it?
Male or female, young or old, short or tall, active lifestyle or chained to the desk, everyone is unique and so are their nutrient requirements. With IntraVita there are many treatment options for IVNT depending on individual goals, and the products are designed to meet a range of different needs.
The only exclusions for treatment are pregnant and breastfeeding women or those known to have an allergy to any of the ingredients within the infusions.
How is it given?
We offer 3 methods of treatment and this is generally dictated by the type of nutrients to be given. We can provide an intramuscular injection, an intravenous push - which is a slow delivery over about 12-15 mins or we can put up an intravenous drip which takes 30-45 mins to infuse. Both the IV push and the IV infusion methods require the insertion of a small Intravenous cannula into a vein (usually in your arm). You can read a book or chatter to me while the drip infuses or we may even be able to administer the treatment whilst you are having something else done at the clinic.
Many patients begin to feel the effects during the IV therapy treatment, which then continues over the following hours and days. It doesn’t take long to start feeling refreshed, re-energised and revitalised.
While all of the IV Therapy drips can be administered as a single treatment, most benefit can be gained from having a course of treatment. We recommend a course of 6 treatments over about a 2-3 month period.
IV Therapy Menu
Wellness IV Drip
(Modified Myers Cocktail)
Originally developed in the 1960's by Dr John Myers. This classic multi-vitamin IV infusion contains just the right blend of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to promote overall feelings of well-being. This is a well-tolerated drip that is a great introduction into IV nutritional therapy. Fabulous for replenishing essential nutrients, giving a general wellbeing boost or assisting a detox.
Immunity Booster IV Drip
Most people go through phases of feeling sick, run down or under the weather.
This IV infusion helps to reduce free radical damage and oxidative stress by blending vitamins that help to boost your immune response. Unsurprisingly, vitamin C is present in high doses, but it’s also combined with zinc, B vitamins, and powerful antioxidants to maximise its effect on the immune response. The B vitamins also help to increase energy, fighting the sluggishness that comes from feeling off colour.
Price from £200
Vitamin B12 IM Booster Shot
Vitamin B12 booster shots are very popular as they offer a range of health benefits. Our body relies on B vitamins – they’re involved in the health of our skin, eyes, hair, liver and even the nervous system.
This treatment is offered as an intramuscular injection.
Glutathione IV Booster Shot
Often referred to as the 'master anti-oxidant' Glutathione boosts the immune system and helps to prevents damage to important cells within the body. This IV booster shot can be administered separately as an IV push or in combination with other IV infusions.
Price from £50
Athletic/Sports IV Drip
The athletic drip is a popular choice for enhancing performance and improving recovery times.
If you have an active lifestyle and enjoy sports, this IV drip will help you to boost your energy levels and assist you to improve your performance. It can also help to shorten recovery times between exercise sessions.
Price from £200.
Anti-Ageing IV Drip
An IV drip many of my aesthetic clients will be interested in. With a specially formulated anti-ageing drip, you will be left with a real glow. High dose IV glutathione (the mother of all antioxidants) is combined with the perfect blend of vitamins and minerals to fight the signs of ageing. The nutrients in this IV drip are designed to restore collagen, stimulate elastin production, brighten the skin, even the skin tone and hydrate and rejuvenate.
Price from £200.
Energy Boost IV Drip - The ideal 'pick me up' drip!
High octane energy boosting drip. It includes higher doses of the B vitamins than other drips which are essential for the body’s production and use of energy. There are also higher doses of magnesium, a critical component in the production of ATP - the main source of energy in cells and energy-boosting amino acids like taurine.
Benefits include replenishing essential nutrients, detoxifying the body, and boosting feelings of energy and well-being.
Price from £200.
Relax IV Drip - The chill-out drip!
Designed to calm your mind and body, many of us suffer from stress and this specially formulated IV drip is designed to help relieve stress and relax the mind. It combines the Ultimate Classic Drip with a formula designed to support and enhance mental well-being. This drip will improve your overall well-being and your mind will be clearer and calmer.
Price from £200.
Diet & Detox IV Drip
This IV drip has been created to assist in weight loss programmes.
The diet and detox drip combines a blend of vitamins, minerals and amino acids to help you achieve your ideal body – by reducing toxic load and helping the body function effectively in order to burn off stubborn body fat. Amino acids like taurine boost the benefits of the drip – it’s a detoxifier and digestion aid, and even helps improve athletic performance – while minerals like Zinc affect the regulation of blood sugar. Everything combines to help you look and feel great.