Let’s break down the myths and science behind IV vitamin therapy. Does these IV drips really work? IV Therapy has been around for decades treating a vast array of different diseases and disorders. It has now become popular for “hangover” cures, immune boosts, and improved energy. In this article, we will discuss the science, conditions potentially treated, benefits, and frequently asked questions. The science behind why it works

The human body consists of about 60% water. The key cellular function of how we are living on this planet is the sodium/potassium pump. This process allows sodium to enter the cell and potassium to leave the cell creating energy molecules that give us life!

The main function of IV hydration therapy is to replenish these receptors and “pumps” to provide increased energy production and optimal metabolic function to restore all of the cellular functions that the body produces.

The human body is quite fascinating – from how energy is produced, from the neurological system, and the many things we are able to do with our minds and bodies.

A person’s physical body is constantly working to keep the body in homeostasis. From digestive function, cardiac function, and respiratory function to allow oxygen into the cells. These processes all require vitamins, molecules, minerals, and cofactors. This is where IV nutrient therapy comes into effect – the IV nutrients supersaturates the cells with the essential vitamins and cofactors to allow these processes to perform at their highest level.

What does it treat?

IV therapy has been studied and researched to treat a vast array of different diseases. Vitamin infusions were first created to treat fatigue and headaches. Doctors began to research the specific vitamins and mineral that they were infusing into the patients blood stream.

Magnesium and vitamin C has been the most researched nutrients due to the metabolic activity that occurs in the human body.

Common conditions treated:

  • Chronic fatigue
  • Headaches/migraines
  • Colds/flus
  • Anemias
  • Chronic infections

What are the most important benefits of IV hydration therapy?

1. IV hydration therapy consists of the highest quality vitamins, minerals, and amino acids that are specially compounded from local compounding pharmacies to obtain the highest efficacy of nutrients that are infused directly into the bloodstream for 100% absorption.

2. IV vitamin therapy bypasses what scientist call 1st pass metabolism – meaning bypassing the stomach/liver/and kidneys before entering the bloodstream.

3. The human body can only handle so much insult from our environment and what we put into our bodies. IV nutrients infused allows the metabolic and cellular levels of the body to perform optimally to induce optimal health, potential to treat disease, and prevent diseases in the future.

How can it help me?

IV therapy is able to treat many diseases and disorders but it also provides an optimal environment at the cellular level. Creating an optimal cellular environment provides the human body the necessary nutrients to replicate DNA efficiently – providing longevity.

Even if you do not feel the immediate effects of IV hydration therapy – you are absorbing all of your essential vitamins, minerals, and amino acids to create optimal health in the human body.

How often should I get IV hydration therapy?

This is the most commonly asked question and it is all a case to case basis. For the average person – it is suggested to obtain 2 IVs per month for optimal wellness. A way for LIVV and its doctors to be more specific with their IV protocols. Lab testing is suggested to better understand the metabolic function of the patient receiving treatment.

For improved longevity, vitality, and overall wellness – 2x per month!

Consult with your doctor before considering IV therapy.

How long does the drips usually last?

  • IV nutrient therapy usually takes 25-30 minutes.
  • Dependent on the size IV drip you obtain depends on the timing.
  • High dose vitamin C infusions may take up to 3 hours!


“LIVV is the best! I have been coming for the past 3 months getting my comprehensive labs and my IV therapy treatments. LIVV has optimized my health and helping me reach my health goals. The IV therapy treatments have really been improving my energy and focus. I have been receiving skinny shots also to improve my fat metabolism and loving those. Livv and the team are super informative and happy to be apart of their livv family! Definitely recommended!” Alan Y.

Dr. Jason Phan NMD – LIVV Natural Health | Naturopathic Medical Doctor specializing in IV Vitamin Therapy, PRP (platelet rich plasma)/Prolotherapy Regenerative Injections, Men’s and Women’s Health, and Optimal Living.