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IV Therapy: What It Is and How It Works

Welcome to Be Well Medical’s blog! We’re excited to have the opportunity to share our expertise with you and answer some common questions about IV therapy. At Be Well Medical, we believe the best way to treat a patient is by providing personalized, patient-centered care. IV therapy is one of our many services to help our patients feel their best.

IV therapy, or intravenous therapy, is a type of medical treatment that involves delivering fluids, medications, and other nutrients directly into a patient’s bloodstream through a vein. IV therapy aims to provide quick and efficient delivery of essential nutrients and medications to the body, bypassing the digestive system and allowing for faster absorption.

What are the Benefits of IV Therapy?

IV therapy has become increasingly popular due to its many benefits. Some of the most notable benefits of IV therapy include the following:

  1. Increased Hydration: One of the primary benefits of IV therapy is that it provides patients with increased hydration, essential for maintaining good health. Dehydration can cause many health problems, including headaches, fatigue, and constipation. IV therapy can help patients feel more energized and improve their overall well-being.
  2. Improved Nutrient Absorption: IV therapy allows nutrients to be absorbed more efficiently and effectively than oral supplements. Efficient absorption is because IV therapy bypasses the digestive system, which can often reduce the absorption rate of vitamins and minerals. With IV therapy, patients can benefit from essential vitamins and minerals.
  3. Quick Relief from Symptoms: IV therapy can quickly relieve many symptoms, including headaches, fatigue, and nausea. The quick relief is because IV therapy delivers medications directly into the bloodstream, allowing for faster absorption and relief.
  4. Boosted Immune System: IV therapy can help boost the immune system by providing the body with essential vitamins and minerals. This boost in immunity can help patients stay healthy and prevent illness.

How Does IV Therapy Work?

IV therapy involves using a small needle to insert a catheter into a patient’s vein. Once the catheter is in place, fluids, medications, and other nutrients can be delivered directly into the bloodstream. Depending on the treatment, IV therapy typically takes 30 minutes to an hour.

IV Therapy Treatments

At Be Well Medical, we offer a wide range of IV therapy treatments, including:

  1. Vitamin C IV Therapy: Vitamin C is essential for good health and can help boost the immune system, reduce inflammation, and prevent oxidative stress.
  2. Glutathione IV Therapy: Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant that can help prevent damage to cells and tissues. It can also help improve liver function and reduce inflammation.
  3. Myers Cocktail IV Therapy: The Myers Cocktail combines vitamins and minerals that can help improve energy levels, reduce stress, and boost the immune system.
  4. NAD+ IV Therapy: NAD+ is a coenzyme vital in energy production and cell function. NAD+ IV therapy can help improve energy levels, reduce inflammation, and slow aging.
  5. Quercetin IV Therapy: Quercetin is a flavonoid with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It can help reduce inflammation, boost the immune system, and improve heart health.
  6. EGCG IV Therapy: EGCG, or epigallocatechin gallate, is a catechin found in green tea. It has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and can help improve brain function, boost metabolism, and reduce the risk of chronic diseases.

Is IV Therapy Right for You?

IV therapy can be a safe and effective treatment option for many patients. However, it is important to consult with a healthcare provider to determine if it is the right treatment option for you. At Be Well Medical, we offer a consultation to discuss your health concerns and determine if IV therapy is the best option.


We are committed to providing personalized, patient-centered care at Be Well Medical. IV therapy is one of our many services to help our patients feel their best. Whether you are looking to boost your immune system, improve your energy levels, or reduce inflammation, IV therapy can be a safe and effective treatment option. We hope this blog post has given you a better understanding of IV therapy and its workings.

If you want to learn more about IV therapy or schedule a consultation to discuss your health concerns, we encourage you to call Be Well Medical today. Our team of healthcare professionals is dedicated to helping you achieve your health and wellness goals through personalized, patient-centered care.

Nichole Shiffler, NMD Dr. Nichole Shiffler is a naturopathic primary care physician and medical director of Be Well Medical Primary Care. Dr. Shiffler focuses her practice on women's and pediatric medicine. Dr. Shiffler also has an extensive history of treating irregular menstrual cycles, thyroid disease, menopause, acne, PCOS, and diabetes. She utilizes nutrition and herbal medicine to deliver an effective treatment plan to her patients. Dr. Shiffler is available for patient care at Be Well Medical Primary Care. Call (480) 219-9900 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Shiffler.

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