IV Hydration

Pura Vida Staff

Known as the “mother of antioxidants,” IV Drip therapy has been lauded for its endless benefits to improve health and well-being. IV therapy is an infusion of vitamins B and C, minerals, and antioxidants directly into the bloodstream. Because it bypasses the digestive tract, vitamins and minerals are immediately available to the cells. 

IV therapy has many potential benefits, including improved hydration, increased energy levels, and a stronger immune system. It can also help to treat and prevent hangovers, fight fatigue and alleviate seasonal allergies. At PuraVida, IV therapy can be customized to meet your specific needs, and our highly qualified practitioners will develop a treatment plan that’s right for you.

What is IV Therapy?

IV therapy is administered through a drip where you’re hooked up to a sterile bag of saline solution and other fluids. The fluids slowly drain through a thin tube called an intravenous catheter, which is inserted into one of your veins. The process usually takes 30 to 60 minutes but can vary depending on the type of drip and the reason for the therapy. 

IV Therapy is the best way to deliver nutrients throughout your body because it bypasses your digestive system and passes straight to your organs. Absorption rates are typically 90-100% compared with only 20-50% absorption with oral consumption. IV therapy is a safe and effective way to rehydrate and replenish the body, providing lasting benefits for both physical and mental health. At PuraVida, all the staff are well-trained practitioners, qualified to administer IV therapy.  

What Can IV Therapy Treat?

By infusing fluids and nutrients directly into the bloodstream, IV therapy can help to reduce symptoms and improve overall health. PuraVida’s IV therapy infusions can be used for several purposes, including:

  • Combating dehydration
  • Curing hangovers
  • Replacing vitamins
  • Increasing energy
  • Boosting immunity
  • Cold and flu relief
  • Treating seasonal allergies
  • Enhancing your skin, nails, and hair

Are You a Good Candidate for IV Therapy?

IV therapy is an excellent solution for people with nutritional deficiencies, lack of energy, low immunity, or those with different medical conditions, including dehydration. There are no contraindications to IV therapy other than if you are allergic to any of the ingredients used in the therapy drips. 

Why Choose PuraVida for IV therapy?

At PuraVida, we pride ourselves on achieving top results. Our IV therapy drips are made with a combination of powerful vitamins and nutrients that will leave you feeling refreshed, revived, and nourished. Our goals are to enhance your energy, vitality, skin, and natural beauty. We customize the IV therapy treatments to your specific goals, being mindful of the costs involved and ensuring that you are supported throughout the process.

Headed by Dr. Leslie Apgar, Pura Vida was established in 2008 and has earned a wealth of industry recognition for its excellent results and high level of patient care. It has also been featured in several publications, highlighting it as one of Howard County’s Top Medical Spas. 

IV Therapy Treatments We Provide

One of the most effective ways to hydrate your body and provide the nutrients it needs to heal, PuraVida offers various different IV packages, depending on your needs:

Myers Cocktail

Originally developed by John Myers, a physician in Baltimore, the Myers Cocktail is a blend of Vitamin B and C, Calcium Chloride, and Magnesium Chloride mixed in a half liter of saline solution. Because PuraVida tailors its treatments to its patients’ needs, other ingredients, such as amino acids, vitamins, or electrolytes, may be added to the combination. The cocktail has been specially formulated to treat many conditions, including fatigue, stress, migraines, colds and flu, high blood pressure, asthma, and fibromyalgia.  

Immunity IV 

Immunity IV is popular among patients who need a strong immunity boost, especially during winter months or if they are planning to travel. It is also effective in reducing seasonal allergies and fighting infections, aiding recovery from illness. The Immunity IV is an infusion of Zinc, multivitamins, and a megadose of vitamin C, which has a preventative and therapeutic role in many pathologies. High doses of vitamin C are also powerful anti-oxidants that slow the aging process and speed up recovery from viral illnesses. 

Hangover IV

Hangovers are caused by dehydration and an imbalance of electrolytes.  PuraVida’s hangover remedy consists of a full liter of saline solution and Vitamin B12 and is a popular Monday morning cure after a long weekend. Since the IV drip allows the nutrients, fluids, and electrolytes to bypass your digestive system, it helps speed up recovery and replenishes the lost liquid. 

Get up and Go

The Get up and Go IV is a powerful blend of multivitamins and amino acids to help boost energy levels and reduce fatigue and stress. Vitamin or mineral deficiencies often leads to a craving for unhealthy foods and drinks. The influx of essential vitamins and amino acids helps boost your body’s natural energy levels and curb those cravings by providing you with everything you need. 

Inner Beauty Mix

We all know that beauty starts on the inside. PuraVida’s IV Inner Beauty Mix provides a host of benefits for your skin, nails, and hair. Exposure to the sun leads to premature aging and hyperpigmentation or the development of dark spots. PuraVida’s Inner Beauty mix consists of a half-saline bag infused with Vitamin C, a potent multivitamin Complex, and Biotin, powerful anti-oxidants that provide a more even, clear, and lighter skin tone. 

What Does IV Therapy Cost?

The cost of therapy depends on the treatment you choose. Standard IV therapy treatments in Maryland vary between $125 and $300, while more specialized treatments with many ingredients may cost up to $400. 

Related Treatments

Should you decide that IV therapy is not for you, you can improve your overall health by consuming a healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables, drinking plenty of water, getting lots of rest, and supplementing with oral vitamins and minerals.

For those looking to improve their complexion and reduce pigmentation spots, PuraVida also offers a range of chemical peels, facials, and dermal filler treatments.

Book Your IV Therapy Consultation

Consult our team of highly trained and experienced professionals to find the IV therapy treatment to ensure the best possible results. To learn more about IV therapy and whether it is the solution for your health and well-being goals, contact PuraVida, Fulton, MD, today. 

IV Therapy FAQs

Is IV Therapy safe?

Provided the staff at PuraVida perform a physical examination, get a detailed medical history, and determine the most suitable IV therapy drip for your needs, IV therapy is safe. Side effects are rare but include pain at the injection site and slight bruising

How long do the results of IV Therapy last?

IV therapy lasts two to three weeks, depending on the treatment. Your body will use up all the vitamins and minerals it received during the treatment to meet its needs. You may then need another treatment to restore those resources

How frequently should you receive IV therapy?

IV therapy works best if it is administered monthly to maintain your health goals. The frequency of IV therapy also depends on what condition you are treating and the specific IV therapy nutrients used. It is also possible that your initial treatments will be more frequent to stabilize your health condition.

Is IV Therapy Effective?

IV therapy has been used for decades in hospital settings to hydrate the body, deliver medications, and replace electrolytes and minerals to improve health. IV therapy that targets specific health conditions with a specialized cocktail of ingredients is known to be very effective.

When will you notice the results of IV therapy?

The results of IV therapy usually present within a few hours or days, depending on which vitamins and minerals were used in the therapy. Immediate results are usually contributed to the instant hydration effects of saline, which is the base of all PuraVida’s IV therapy. The effects of the vitamins and minerals that are absorbed during IV therapy may take a few days to produce noticable results.

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