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Micronutrient FAQS

General Information

Some people call it IV vitamin therapy, while others call it IV micronutrient therapy. Regardless of name preference, the purpose remains the same: to provide supplemental micronutrients and vitamins into your body to improve the body’s state of health and overall well-being. 
 

Vitamins must first pass through the gastrointestinal tract and the liver before getting into your circulatory circulation when taken by mouth. Unfortunately, the body can only absorb 20% – 30% of the nutrients during this process because around 70% – 80% of nutrients are lost. By utilizing IV therapy, we can bypass the digestive system and go directly into the circulatory system allowing for almost 100% absorption, making micronutrient infusion therapy the most effective way to quickly and safely deliver antioxidants, nutrients, and electrolytes into your body. 

At Luvita, we want to help you achieve total rejuvenation of both body and mind. Our IV micronutrient therapy can deliver a range of  benefits, including but not limited to:

  • Treating certain nutrient deficiencies
  • Curing hangover symptoms
  • Promoting faster weight loss
  • Cleansing your body of toxins and free radicals
  • Improving performance or muscle recovery time
  • Reducing the appearance of wrinkles or other signs of aging
  • Promoting better cardiovascular health
  • Increasing your energy levels
  • Easing anxiety and promoting relaxation

An intramuscular (IM) shot is an injection that delivers nutrients and vitamins to your body for maximum absorption by injecting deep into a large muscle, usually the deltoid or gluteus. Since muscle tissue has a greater blood supply, it can hold more of the nutrients injected into it, helping to provide maximum benefit and results. These vitamin injections take only seconds to administer and are available as an Add-On service to at-home or in-clinic appointments.

Infusion Day & Wellbeing

The clearance time ranges from a few days to a few weeks, depending on the intravenous drip. It’s important to remember that a variety of factors influence your results. These include nutrient imbalances and overall health.

Our provider and staff will determine your individualized program treatment plan. Depending on your treatment, you will spend around 45-60 minutes in the infusion area. While receiving treatment, you will be resting in a reclining lounge chair in a private room in our designated infusion area. Your vital signs will be checked frequently, and the staff will make every effort to make you as comfortable as possible during your treatment.

 

Wi-Fi is available for you to use. You may bring a laptop computer with you if you wish to do so. We also encourage you to bring any reading material or listen to soft music.

An intramuscular injection usually takes 5 to 10 minutes for the muscle to fully absorb the medicine.

Micronutrient Safety

When it comes to IV nutrition therapy, many newcomers to this unique form of treatment have questions—most importantly: is IV micronutrient therapy safe? 

 

If you’re considering taking advantage of IV micronutrient therapy but aren’t yet sure about it, here are some essential things to know about the benefits, risks, ideal candidates for receiving treatment, and other helpful information to make the most informed decision possible.

First, it’s important to assess any potential risks you could encounter. IV treatment is very safe, but complications may occur if not administered correctly. 

 

As with any treatment that involves an IV, there’s always a risk of infection. Although it’s not very likely, if the infusion is improperly administered or if any non-sterile equipment is used, bacteria can be transmitted directly to your bloodstream and then spread quickly. 

 

Another potential risk—though it’s unlikely—is vitamin overdose. It’s an example of having “too much of a good thing.” While the nutrients used in IV micronutrient therapy are good for you, it’s possible to have more in your system than your body can process. There are many different side effects people could experience when excess nutrients enter the body, but generally speaking, it can have a lasting impact on your internal organs.

 

Blood clots or vein inflammation are other risk factors to consider, although these can be easily addressed and managed.  

 

Before starting your IV therapy, our team will review your prescribed medication and discuss all possible side effects with you. Furthermore, each infusion is monitored by either a provider or a Registered Nurse to lower these risks.

Intramuscular injections commonly result in pain, redness, and swelling or inflammation  around the injection site. These side effects are generally mild and last no more than a few days at most.

Other FAQs

We know that many of our patients would prefer to have their treatments in the comfort of their own homes, and that is why Luvita offers in-home IV micronutrient therapy. Book online, and a registered nurse will come to you for a private session. 

Generally speaking, IV therapy is incredibly safe in pregnancy and nursing. However, we will need a doctor’s order to receive our services for anyone pregnant. Breastfeeding mothers do not need a doctor’s order.

Only a few services require lab work, including Vitamin D and B12. Before your appointment, you will be notified if your service requires blood work.

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