How Do IV Drips Work?
Intravenous (IV) fluid drips is a method of feeding vitamins, minerals, and amino acids directly into the bloodstream. Combined with saline solution, the ingredients in individual IV formulas are specially chosen and blended to address a spectrum of specific health needs.
During therapy, the nurse inserts an IV line connected to a bag of saline solution into the patient’s vein. The bag is then hung above the patient’s head to slowly drip fluid into the veins over time.
How Long Do IV Drips Take?
The duration of a single treatment varies from person to person, but tends to last between 60 – 90 minutes. A nurse will be there monitoring the treatment from start to finish.
What’s in an IV Formula?
DirectCare’s IV formulas contain a combination of essential fluids, electrolytes, vitamins, antioxidants and medications designed to treat specific health needs. Each IV treatment combines an optimal balance of ingredients to support a wide range of health benefits.
Although the specific ingredients vary from formula to formula, all IV vitamin drips have two basic components:
- Saline Solution: A sterile, hydrating mixture of sodium chloride and water that aids the delivery of medication and vitamins.
Some DirectCare IV formulas have medications diluted into the fluid to help relieve pain, and other ailments.
Why Pick IV Treatment Over Oral Consumption?
Oral supplements and medications must first pass through your digestive system, where they are metabolized before reaching your circulation, which limits the amount of absorption into your bloodstream. Additionally many pre-existing health conditions and lifestyle factors, such as age, diet and exercise routine, can impede your body’s ability to properly absorb vitamins and nutrients. The intravenous route not only administers higher doses of these beneficial ingredients, but bypasses the GI tract to allow up to 100% absorption.
I Have Covid-19. Can I Still Receive Treatment?
DirectCare is administering IV treatment to patients with Covid19; however, we do require the administration to be done outside or in a highly ventilated area with open doors and windows.
Can My Pet Be in the Room while I Receive Treatment?
We do not allow pets in the area of treatment.