IV Therapy Specialist

The Vanguard Clinic -  - Integrative Medical Clinic

The Vanguard Clinic

Integrative Medical Clinics located in St. Louis, MO

If you want healthier-looking skin and increased energy levels, or you’re concerned you have a vitamin deficiency, you may benefit from treatment with IV therapy. At The Vanguard Clinic in St. Louis, Missouri, the caring team of integrative health specialists proudly offers IV therapy to both men and women. To see if you’re a candidate for this type of treatment, make an appointment today by calling the office or clicking the online booking tool.

IV Therapy Q & A

What is IV therapy?

IV therapy, also known as IV vitamin therapy, is a safe and effective treatment that delivers vitamins, minerals, and hydrating fluids directly into a vein. By administering nutrients intravenously, they bypass your digestive system entirely. 

When you take a vitamin or supplement by mouth, it breaks down in your stomach and intestines. Because of this first pass phenomenon that greatly degrades then just the nutrients. When you receive vitamins and nutrients intravenously, your body absorbs about 90%. This ensures better outcomes and longer-lasting results. 

Why would I need IV vitamin therapy?

Several factors affect your body’s ability to absorb nutrients in the stomach, including: 

  • Your age
  • Metabolism
  • Health history
  • Genetics
  • The foods you eat

If you regularly take vitamins or nutritional supplements but don’t feel like you see an improvement in your energy levels or overall quality of life, you might benefit from IV therapy.

By increasing the levels of vitamins and nutrients in your bloodstream, it’s thought that IV therapy leads to greater uptake by your cells. When your cells function at capacity, so does your body. 

What issues can IV therapy treat?

At The Vanguard Clinic, the team uses IV therapy to treat a variety of problems, including:

  • Hangovers
  • Dehydration from flu and other illnesses
  • Food poisoning
  • Jet lag
  • Fatigue
  • Overexertion

You might also benefit from IV therapy if you want healthier-looking skin and nails, or if you’re living with a chronic condition like diabetes. 

Am I a good candidate for IV therapy?

To determine if you’re a good candidate for IV therapy, make an appointment with the team at The Vanguard Clinic. Following a physical exam, review of your medical history, and discussion of your goals for treatment, your doctor can develop a treatment plan that aligns with your individual needs. 

How long does IV therapy take?

IV therapy sessions usually last 20 minutes to an hour. During your IV therapy treatment session, you’re monitored at all times. If you feel uncomfortable or ill at any point, let your provider know. They’ll be happy to adjust your IV drip accordingly, ensuring you’re comfortable throughout the entire process. 

If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of IV therapy, make an appointment with the integrative health specialists at The Vanguard Clinic today by calling the office or clicking the online booking tool.

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