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What Does IV Vitamin Therapy Do?

What Does IV Vitamin Therapy Do?

By Dr. Patrick Lovegrove Medically Reviewed by Lindsay Langley, BSN, RN, CHT
Posted Monday, December 26th, 2022
What Does IV Vitamin Therapy Do?

What Is IV Vitamin Therapy?

IV vitamin therapy involves injecting a mixture of essential vitamins, minerals, and nutrient-rich cocktails into the bloodstream. In the 1930s, Physician John Myers popularized the Intravenous Vitamin Therapy practice. John Myers, who was from Baltimore, developed the Myer’s cocktail.

Benefits of IV Vitamin Therapy

Intravenous Vitamin Therapy is beneficial because it can skip digestion, providing quick and effective therapy. It delivers vitamins and minerals directly to the body for maximum absorption. This popular treatment option allows the nutrients to downpour your body at the cellular level.  We will not tolerate larger doses orally so instead we use this IV method to deliver more significant amounts safely.

Some Of The Common Problems That IV Vitamin Therapy Can Address include:

Some Of The Common Problems That IV Vitamin Therapy Can Address include the following:

  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Obesity/Weight Loss
  • Headaches
  • Resistant Infections
  • Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis
  • Upper Respiratory Infections
  • Common Cold
  • Immune Deficiency
  • Chronic Urticaria
  • Stress
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Migraines
  • Mental Focus & Concentration
  • Sports Proficiency & Stamina
  • Sports Injuries
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Systemic Inflammation
  • Aging
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Asthma & other respiratory issues
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Narcotic Withdrawal
  • Surgical recovery
  • Chemotherapy recovery
  • Cancer Prevention

Some of the key benefits of IV vitamin therapy include the following:

Is Vitamin IV Therapy Safe?

Since IV vitamin therapy bypasses the digestion process, this means there is no upset stomach or intestinal problems that will occur. You can safely overdose on some vitamins through IV therapy centers with designed IV drips to make the therapy completely safe for generally healthy people.

One thing you should remember. Administering IV drips is done by trained medical professionals like registered nurses or licensed physicians. These medical professionals often ask a series of questions, and best to answer them completely and honestly.


IV vitamin therapy could be the answer to different medical conditions. Usually, IV drips last from 30 minutes to one hour per session. Administering may depend on the specific protocol; some may last up to two hours. Keep in mind that trained medical practitioners should use this therapy for a range of medical conditions. If you’d like to learn more or set up an appointment for a consultation here at Merge Medical Center, give us a call today. We’ll give you the medical care you need so you can feel your best.

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Dr. Patrick Lovegrove