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What are the pros and cons of vitamin IV therapy?

It's important to carefully evaluate the pros and cons of vitamin IV infusion in order to decide if it's right for you. There are several things to consider:


  1. Hydration. The hydrating element alone can be a huge benefit to you if you are not fully hydrated. Hydration brings quite a bit of energy back into your day. Vitamin infusions use a saline solution that contains both water and hydrating salts.

  2. Vitamin boost. By entering the bloodstream directly, and bypassing the body's digestive system, vitamin infusions get the vitamins and minerals you need straight to your blood cells. This allows for much higher rates of vitamin absorption and utilization compared to oral vitamins. Vitamin deficiencies in humans can lead to all sorts of maladies. For example, a lack of vitamin C can cause scurvy. Lack of vitamin D can cause anxiety and depression. Lack of magnesium can cause muscle tension. Having the proper quantities and balance of vitamins and minerals in your body can help you stave off disease and live a happier, more fulfilled life.

  3. Self care. A vitamin infusion is a good way to slow down and invest in your own health and welfare. This will allow you to be more productive and focused in what you do later that day.


  1. Vitamin IV therapy is unproven. The scientific, peer-reviewed research on vitamin IV therapy is sparse and conflicted. The scientific and medical communities agree that people need vitamin supplementation, and they agree that IV drips are a good way to administer hydrating fluids and medicines but they just haven't put the two together (IV drips and vitamin supplementation).

  2. Vitamin IV drips are more expensive than oral supplements. This really can't be helped. It has to do with labor costs, space costs and materials costs. At Away Clinic, we offer affordable, transparent pricing but it can't compete with what you pay for oral supplements.

If you would like to make an appointment for vitamin IV therapy in Mesa, Arizona, please see our contact page.


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