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Vitamin IV drips

Intravenous vitamin therapy

Classically, intravenous vitamin therapy is commonly used, for example, in the treatment of specific deficiencies, diseases or as a component of parenteral nutrition in patients who are unable to eat food.

Currently, there is a growing interest in intravenous vitamin cocktails also among healthy people (outside the hospital environment). Vitamin IV drips are no longer seen only as medication, but are starting to be used as a supplementation option or as a complement to conventional therapy. Intravenous preparations are an alternative to tablets, which are often simply not fully absorbed. Some people also choose to use vitamin drips because they do not always remember to take the daily tablets.

Intravenous infusions of vitamins in their current form were popularized by John Myers, who was a physician at John Hopkins Hospital (Boltimor, USA). The progenitor of the modern vitamin drip has earned the nickname of the Mayers cocktail. The doctor began to use intravenous vitamin injections among his patients in response to the change in people’s lifestyle that is the result of globalization (fast lifestyle, poor diet, highly processed food, etc.).

What is in vitamin IV drip cocktail

The authentic Meyer’s cocktail from the 1960s consisted of vitamin C, a vitamin B complex,  magnesium and calcium. Thanks to the progress of pharmacy, we now have a much wider range of injectable nutrients, and vitamin drips may have much richer composition. Colloquially, the term vitamin drips is now understood as not only infusions containing vitamins, but also other nutrients (such as, for example, amino acids, peptides, sugars, minerals, nucleotides, extracts from bovine blood or plants, vitamins soluble in water or fat). Due to the ingredients preferred by specific social groups and to simplify advertising, the drips were given marketing names, e.g. hangover drip, sports drip, weiht loos drip, detox, anti-aging drip, etc. We advise a doctor, nurse, pharmacist consultation when choosing a drip suitable for yourself. Every organism is different.

Which vitamin IV drip to choose?

Before choosing the vitamin drip, you should realize that the diet is the optimal source of all the nutrients necessary for the body (not only vitamins). No pharmaceutical preparations or dietary supplements can replace a properly balanced diet. Pharmaceuticals contain only selected (purified) nutrients, they do not contain all the necessary dietary components that a healthy body needs (e.g. fiber). Vitamin drips do not contain what scientists have not yet described and what may be in food. In the first place, we recommend our patients a balanced lifestyle (a balanced diet, physical activity, intellectual activity, sleep, etc.). , each time adapt to the current health condition, predispositions and expectations. For many reasons, it is impossible to “compose” a universal vitamin drip. For example, there is no one-size-fits-all drip for an athlete, but information about what and how he trains and what his expectations are will be very helpful in determining the optimal composition of ingredients. Occasionally, the “marketing rigid” drip compositions offered may contain non-essential ingredients. For example, when looking for information on infusions for athletes on the internet, we will notice that many of these infusions contain, for example, glutathione. This peptide works mainly in the liver, in Poland its use has been popularized by bodybuilders using anabolic steroids doping (liver protective effect). Bodybuilders chose glutathione from other commercially available preparations for liver regeneration, possibly because it can also be administered by intramuscular injection (e.g. ornithine is not administered intramuscularly). Athletes who do not have elevated liver markers or use substances that can worsen them quickly do not need to use glutathione. To sum up, when choosing an IV drip, we suggest not to follow its name, we recommend individual selection of the composition, based on consultation with a doctor.

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Drips:

Drip volume Price
To 250 ml 100 zl
To 500 ml 150 zł
To 1000 ml 200 zł
Type of drip Price
Antipyretic drip 200 zl
Pain drip 200 zł

The most popular IV drip ingredients

Intravenous vitamin C has been very popular for many years. As pharmaceutical compound it is most often found in the form of ascorbic acid or sodium ascorbate. Both substances exhibit the same biological properties, differ in the presence of the hydrogen or sodium ion. The elimination of the hydrogen atom from vitamin C reduces its acidic nature, making it better tolerated by the body (less “corrosive”). Vitamain C is involved in the synthesis of collagen (the main protein of connective tissue, responsible, among others, for the elasticity of the skin), helps in the proper functioning of the liver (antioxidant, stimulates the metabolism of toxins). It boosts the body’s immunity (although currently many scientific works question this property). Vitamin C blocks hyaluronidase (an enzyme), the activity of which may be involved in the process of cancer infiltration. High doses of vitamin C cause the formation of reactive oxygen species that destroy cancer cells (laboratory test results). So far, no clinical trial has confirmed the effectiveness of vitamin C in the fight against cancer.

 

B vitamins, similar to vitamin C, are soluble in water and their excess is removed from the body with urine. These compounds regulate many biochemical processes that constantly take place in cells, their proper balance helps in the optimal functioning of individual organs and reflects into the work of the entire organism. To put it simply, vitamins B influence, among other things, the formation of new cells (e.g. red blood cells), the proper functioning of the nervous, digestive, respiratory and circulatory systems. They are also important for the functioning of the skin, hair, mucous membranes and eyesight.

 

The second important group of vitamins are fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E, K), due to their non-polar nature, they engage in completely different metabolic reactions. Together with vitamins dissolved in water, they are responsible for the metabolic balance of the body. Fat-soluble vitamins affect, for example, the condition of the skeleton, skin and hair.

 

Vitamin infusions can also contain amino acids, peptides, alpha lipoic acid, bovine blood extract, plant extracts, antioxidants, etc.

How often to take vitamin drip?

Ill patients receiving parenteral nutrition should take the drips under specialized doctor supervision (usually on daily routine). Healthy individuals do not need to receive vitamin drips – the diet should provide their organisms with all the necessary nutrients. However, if you decide to undergo intravenous vitamin therapy, it is most reasonable to follow the rule – the less often the better, unless your doctor recommends otherwise. Some patients decide, for example, to have a series of several drips to “strengthen” themselves, for example, before a planned outing or before going on an exotic journey. Others take different vitamin drips at large intervals, e.g. once a month or less frequently. Vitamin drips are generally safe, but complications can occur. Possible excess of many substances should be eliminated through the kidneys, but unwise use of vitamin therapy can lead to hypervitaminosis and cause disease symptoms. Vitamin drips are not a substitute for the balanced diet, they can only supplement it in justified cases.

What are the effects of vitamin IV infusions?

Vitamin drips can improve well-being, accelerate the regeneration processes of the body, improve intellectual (including reducing stress) and physical performance, stimulate the proper functioning of the immune and nervous systems. The effects of a drip depend on individual characteristics and may vary from patient to patient. Not every patient feels a difference after taking the drip. Most of the positive effect felt after infusion is not associated with vitamins but is owned to infusion itself.

IV drip at home

To meet the expectations of our patients, we provide mobile intravenous vitamin drip service in Gdansk, Gdynia and Sopot (mobile IV clinic). IV drip procedure at home is performed by qualified medical personnel, adhering to restrictive hospital standards, while not exposing the patient to antibiotic-resistant hospital bacteria (or simply patients visiting the health center). An additional advantage of the vitamin IV drip at home is time saving and the patient’s comfort. Performing the treatment at home reduces the stress that may accompany some patients, guarantees a pleasant atmosphere and discretion.

 

The following video blog shows general specks of, vitamin IV drip preparation. The film does not show many important details, but after watching it, you can get a general idea of ​​how the preparation and administration of the IV drip goes. It is important that the patient is free to observe all activities during the run of the procedure.

We perform intravenous punctures every day, our patients are both children, adults and the elderly. We use small diameter cannulas, thanks to which we often manage to puncture painlessly. We also use infrared technology to detect blood vessels, which makes it easier to perform the venipuncture even in the most difficult case.