Vitamin IV Therapy in Mesa, Arizona
Away Clinic provides vitamin IV infusions in and around Mesa, Arizona. Registered nurses who are trained in how IV drips work will administer the IV nutrition.
How much does an IV infusion cost in Mesa, Arizona?
For the most up-to-date pricing, see our pricing page.
How do I book an appointment for IV therapy in Mesa, Arizona?
To book an appointment at our Mesa, AZ infusion center, you can either give us a call at (480) 712-8865 or use the self-booking tool linked to here. You can also email us with any questions.
What is intravenous vitamin therapy and how does it work?
Intravenous (IV) vitamin therapy, sometimes called intravenous micronutrient therapy or vitamin infusion, is the process of administering hydrating salts and fluids, vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients directly into the bloodstream, using an IV drip. Because they take a direct path to the bloodstream, the nutrients bypass the digestive system (unlike oral vitamins) and are delivered directly to the cells of the body. This allows for higher levels of nutrients absorption and utilization than what would be possible through vitamins that are taken orally.
An IV drip, administered at, health spas (also called IV bars or drip bars) and medical clinics, are catered to an individual's needs, and can include a variety of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, antioxidants, and other nutrients. IV vitamin therapy is used to treat a wide range of conditions, such as fatigue, chronic stress, migraines, and certain chronic illnesses. It can also used as a preventive measure to support overall health and wellness and give your immune system a boost.
What are the potential benefits of vitamin therapy?
Intravenous vitamin therapy is used to improve the overall health and well-being by providing the body with a concentrated dose of vitamins and minerals. The potential benefits can vary depending on the specific ingredients and dosage used, as well as the individual receiving the hydrating fluids and nutrients.
Some of the potential benefits of vitamin IV therapy that have been suggested include:
Increased energy and improved overall feeling of well-being
Improved mental clarity and concentration
Improved athletic performance
Reduced muscle and joint pain
Hydration and replenishment of fluids, akin to a supercharged sports drink
Improved skin health
Reduced symptoms of seasonal allergies, asthma and migraines
We should note, however, that more research is needed to confirm these potential benefits. There is generally not a lot of research on IV therapy related claims. It is clear, though, that the human body does need substantial quantities of vitamins and minerals and that deprivation of these nutrients can cause a variety of health maladies. For example, a lack of vitamin C can cause scurvy in severe cases.
Who could benefit from IV vitamin therapy?
IV vitamin therapy may benefit individuals who have deficiencies or imbalances in certain vitamins or minerals, as well as those who have certain medical conditions or are recovering from certain procedures. It may also be used as a preventative measure for certain health conditions. Some examples of individuals who may benefit from IV vitamin therapy include:
Individuals with nutrient deficiencies, such as those with malabsorption issues or those on restrictive diets
Individuals with chronic fatigue or fibromyalgia
Individuals undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment for cancer
Individuals with certain skin conditions such as acne or eczema
Individuals with athletic performance goals--especially following extreme exercise such as a marathon
Individuals with chronic illness such as autoimmune disease, chronic pain, digestive tract issues, and Lyme disease.
Individuals who test low on specific vitamins--especially vitamins B and vitamin C
This treatment should only be administered under the supervision of a healthcare professional who can determine the appropriate dosage, duration and frequency of the IV line and check for any contraindications.
Even healthy people should obtain some benefit from IV vitamin treatment because it helps with hydration, lifting the bodies nutrient levels and these are things we could all benefit from.
If you are suffering from heart disease, blood clots, high blood pressure, or other serious maladies that require ongoing care and maintenance, you should consult with your doctor prior to undergoing vitamin treatments. Most doctors would agree, though, that there are few known risks or side effects of vitamin treatments.
Why are iv vitamin infusions so popular?
Vitamin infusions, such as Myers' cocktail have grown tremendously in popularity with a mainstream audience in the past few years for several reasons:
Increased absorption: Because the vitamins are delivered directly to the blood cells through an IV, they bypass the digestive system and are absorbed much more efficiently than oral supplements. This can lead to higher levels of the vitamins in the body and can be beneficial for people with nutrient deficiencies, weakened immune system, or for those who have difficulty absorbing nutrients due to gastrointestinal issues.
Convenience: IV vitamin therapy can be administered relatively quickly and easily, making it a convenient option for busy individuals who may not have the time or inclination to take multiple supplements every day.
Customization: IV vitamin therapy can be tailored to an individual's specific needs, based on lab results, symptoms and health status.
Quick benefits: Some people experience quick benefit from the therapy such as increased energy, improved mood, reduced stress, etc.
IV hydration first began to be popular with nurses who would give each other an infusion when they weren't feeling great (perhaps after a night of partying). Vitamins were later incorporated in order to take the IV treatment up a notch. More recently, there has just been a lot of influencer promotion and social media advertising has contributed to it becoming more mainstream and popular.
Despite the continuing need for more reliable scientific evidence (very few studies have been done), people continue to tout its perceived benefits of healthy skin, jet lag recovery, hangover recovery, blood pressure stabilization, etc.
Is IV vitamin therapy safe and effective?
In general, IV vitamin treatments are considered safe when administered by a qualified healthcare professional and when appropriate precautions are taken. However, as with any medical procedure, there are some potential risks and side effects associated with an IV vitamin treatment, such as infection, allergic reaction, injection site issues, fluid overload, and complications related to the IV itself.
As for the effectiveness, there is a lack of scientific research on the use of IV vitamin therapy for most conditions. While some studies have found that IV vitamin therapy may be effective for certain conditions, such as nutrient deficiencies, chronic fatigue syndrome, and migraines, more research is needed to confirm these findings and to determine the optimal dosage and administration of the vitamins and nutrients. Anecdotally, many people find that IV drips work because they provide essential nutrients, hydration therapy, healthy skin, diminish the symptoms of diseases like multiple sclerosis and provide other benefits. It's not 100% clear, though, whether it really does improve the body's ability to function or if it's a placebo effect.
Most medical experts agree that although there is little scientific evidence currently to support the treatment, there are few risks involved and no known adverse effects. The federal trade commission (FTC) has not weighed in on the subject, nor has there been much published evidence supporting or disputing the treatments.
It's important to note that IV vitamin therapy should only be done under medical supervision, as it can have some potential risks and side effects if done improperly. It may also have interactions with some medications.
Can a vitamin infusion be used with other treatments?
Vitamin therapy can be used in combination with other treatments, but it is important to talk with your primary care provider before layering on new treatments, including vitamin IV therapy. There could be drug interactions that might have potentially negative side effects. Your primary care provider will determine if it is appropriate for you and discuss any potential interactions with other treatments you are already receiving. Some Vitamin therapy sessions are specially designed for certain health conditions like stress and fatigue, chronic pain and migraine, skin improvement and anti-aging, hangover and many more. They often contains other vitamins and minerals in addition to Vitamin C like B-vitamins and minerals like magnesium, which in combination they can provide a more comprehensive treatment. For these reasons, it is often very beneficial to use IV vitamin drips in conjunction with other more conventional treatments.
What should I expect from a vitamin iv session?
Vitamins and nutrients are typically mixed with a saline solution (water and hydrating salts) and administered through a small IV catheter that is inserted into a vein. The therapy is provided by a nurse who is specially trained to do intravenous therapy. Treatment length can vary, but most sessions last from an hour to an hour and a half. Some people may experience a slight stinging or burning sensation when there is a small tube inserted, but this is usually brief and well-tolerated. The nurse who administers the IV will need to have access to your arm, so wear a shirt with short sleeves or sleeves that can be pushed up.
How should I prepare for a vitamin IV session?
In addition to vitamins, your body will be receiving one liter of fluids when you get an IV infusion, so you definitely want to use the restroom prior to beginning. Don't worry: you will be able to use the restroom after the IV infusion is started but it will be just a bit less convenient because you'll have an IV attached to your arm. If you have any chronic medical conditions it's a good idea to consult with your primary care provider prior to the IV infusion.
What is a Myer's cocktail?
Myer's cocktail has long been the most popular IV vitamin infusion available. A Myers Cocktail is a type of IV therapy that was developed by the late Dr. John Myers, a physician who practiced in Baltimore, Maryland. The specific ingredients in a Myers Cocktail can vary, but it typically includes a combination of vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, B vitamins, magnesium, and calcium.
Myers cocktail is used for a wide range of health conditions such as chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, depression, asthma, seasonal allergies, cardiovascular disease, and more. It is important to note that the effectiveness of this therapy is not yet well-established in scientific research and that more investigation is needed.
Is IV vitamin therapy worth it?
This really comes down to personal preference and individual health needs. Some people may find that they feel a noticeable improvement in their symptoms or overall health and well-being after receiving a vitamin IV drip, while others may not notice much difference.
Proponents of IV vitamin therapy claim that they can improve overall health, boost energy levels, and help with a wide range of conditions including fatigue, stress, depression, and migraines. Some even claim it can help with kidney disease. Additionally, some people may find them beneficial for enhancing athletic performance, fighting off illness, and improving the appearance of skin.
However, it's important to note that the evidence for many of these claims is not well established. There is limited scientific research on the effectiveness of these treatments, and more studies are needed to fully understand their potential benefits and risks, and to evaluate whether the reported benefits are real or simply a placebo effect. Also, It's important to note that IV vitamin drips should not be used as a substitute for a healthy, balanced diet, gettin enough food, and living a healthy, physically active lifestyle.
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Our licensed nurses are able to administer vitamin solutions directly into the bloodstream through an IV. IV delivery is often seen as superior to oral vitamin supplementation because they allow for greater vitamin uptake and utilization. You will also enjoy the benefits of re-hydration from the fluid solution, a stronger immune system, increased energy, and an effective way to receive antioxidants. You will feel refreshed and ready to take on the world after your invigorating IV therapy appointment.