Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have some questions about how IV hydration therapy or vitamin injections work? You’re not alone. Below are some of our most frequently asked questions by clients.
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We use very small needles and a topical spray numbing agent, so you will feel virtually nothing. That being said, everyone has a different pain threshold. Some find it painless and others feel a slight discomfort with the needle insertion. Most people find the IV infusion itself quite calming and relaxing. Some customers might feel some warmth as certain nutrients enter the bloodstream, such as B vitamins or magnesium.
Most people notice an increase in energy levels and an overall health-enhancing boost. Optimum vitamin and mineral levels support proper metabolism, cortisol levels, cellular health, mood, and good sleep patterns. Vitamin therapy can also be an immune system boost which is very helpful during the winter months and allergy season.
Vitamin IV therapy is very safe, provided it is administered by a licensed medical practitioner and overseen by a Medical Director. We use high-quality vitamins, minerals and amino acids sourced from certified suppliers. Also, IV therapy has been utilized for over 60 years and was perfected by Dr. John Myers (the Myer’s cocktail).
Depending on your nutritional needs, you may see dramatic effects after the first IV. People who get regular IVs will feel less dramatic effects as their body obtains optimal hydration and nutritional balance. Some get IVs weekly, multiple times a week, several times a month, or as needed.
Many people do not absorb vitamins in their digestive tract very well. For those dealing with digestive issues such as constipation, Crohn’s, celiac, and IBS it can be helpful to bypass the digestive tract and go directly to the bloodstream for high absorption at a cellular level.
Feel free to read up on our IV combinations and benefits. Make an appointment online (preferred) or by phone. If it is a small group, we request that you schedule an appointment online or by phone.
For best results, drink plenty of water and have a little food in your stomach before arriving.
IV therapy is an infusion of fluids, vitamins, minerals, or medications directly into your bloodstream through an intravenous (IV) catheter in your arm. The combination of fluids and nutrition restores your hydration and nutrient levels to improve how your body feels and functions.
During IV hydration treatments, we deliver fluids, electrolytes, and essential vitamins and minerals into your bloodstream so that you can immediately reap the benefits of receiving a high concentration of beneficial nutrients.
IV drip therapy is the best way to supply your body with the hydration and nutrients necessary to quickly improve your body’s function. Since IV hydration treatments bypass the digestive tract, the body can completely absorb the vitamins, minerals, and electrolytes you choose to infuse.
When your body becomes deficient in essential vitamins and minerals, restoring your levels through diet and oral supplements can take time. IV therapy ensures your body receives these vital nutrients and makes them almost immediately accessible to the cells that need them the most. In addition, the nutrients received through IV drip therapy thoroughly restore your body’s hydration levels. Dehydration has adverse effects on your mood, productivity, and overall health. For example, those who don’t correctly hydrate are more likely to be cranky, irritable, or tired. They might overeat because they mistake thirst for hunger. Poor hydration can also affect essential functions in your body, such as cognition and blood circulation. Since IV hydration allows your body to rehydrate with fluids and electrolytes efficiently, it benefits all aspects of your overall functioning.
Almost anyone in Sioux Falls can benefit from Vital Flow Infusions mobile IV therapy. However, there are specific situations and concerns that IV therapy targets exceptionally well.
Those Fighting or Recovering from Illness IV therapy is an effective option to boost immunity and speed up recovery from illness. Supplying your body with depleted nutrients gives your immune system the boost it needs to protect you from viruses and fuel your recovery effectively.
Those with Chronic Exhaustion or Lack of Energy When your body lacks the nutrients and hydration it needs, it has to work harder to perform everyday tasks, making you chronically exhausted. Restoring your health through IV hydration treatments can provide a much-needed energy boost.
Athletes and Exercise Lovers You can choose IV therapy as a pre-performance boost or as a way to expedite your workout recovery. Those who work out hard benefit from the fast restoration of hydration and nutrients expended during physical activity.
Those Seeking a Beauty Boost Over time, your body stops making the proteins and enzymes that keep your hair, skin, and nails looking their best. IV hydration with anti-aging nutrients offers a boost to restore moisture and health to your skin, as well as nutrients to build collagen and other beauty-boosting proteins.
Headache and Migraine Sufferers Even mild dehydration can cause headaches. However, those who frequently suffer from headaches or migraines might find that boosting hydration and essential nutrients can help.
Those Who Need to Feel Better Now Are you suffering from jet lag or a hangover, or are you just feeling run down when you need to be on the go? IV therapy offers a fast, effective way to alleviate jet lag, hangovers, and overall burnout.
Most IV drip therapy sessions take 30 to 60 minutes. However, the exact length of your appointment may vary, depending on the package you choose.
Several factors determine the longevity of your IV therapy benefits. For example, those with a high metabolism or who have a more severe nutrient deficit may need to schedule IV hydration treatments more frequently.
In addition, the package you choose and the concerns that IV therapy addresses can determine how long you benefit from the treatment. Our medical team will work with you to find the best treatment option.
Every client has different requirements. We invite you to discuss your medical concerns so that we can recommend the ideal IV therapy schedule for optimal health.
For example, some of our clients have weekly IV hydration appointments to manage seasonal allergies during pollen season, boost their immunity during the height of cold and flu season, or prepare their bodies while training for a big athletic event.
In contrast, some of our clients only call us as needed. We deliver mobile IV therapy when they’re recovering from a hangover or an illness or when they feel a migraine developing. Regardless of your needs, we can work with your schedule to ensure you always feel your best.
IV hydration addresses dehydration or electrolyte imbalances. Since every cell in the body requires adequate hydration, even moderate dehydration can have negative health consequences. Sickness, strenuous exercise, and very hot or cold temperatures contribute to dehydration, as well as consuming less water than you expend.
Your body will give you many signs and signals that it’s not receiving enough water:
- Poor cognitive functioning
- Low energy
- Constipation or decreased urination
- Dull, dry skin
- Dark yellow urine
IV hydration is the fastest and most effective way to restore your hydration and ensure the necessary fluids and electrolytes go directly to your cells, where they’re needed most
Electrolytes are minerals that the body uses to function correctly. They play a role in moving, thinking, and staying alive. Common electrolytes include:
- Sodium ions
Your body dissolves electrolytes into your fluids, directing nutrients and water to the cells that need it most. They also maintain the balance of fluids in your cells. Additionally, electrolytes are responsible for muscle movement and support communication throughout your nervous system.
The vitamins and minerals you consume are critical in maintaining your health. They support your immune system, growth and development, and overall functioning.
The body requires 13 essential vitamins to function correctly. Those vitamins are either fat-soluble or water-soluble. The body stores excess fat-soluble vitamins, so they’re available when needed. In contrast, the body cannot store extra water-soluble vitamins, so they need to be replenished regularly through your diet.
Fat-soluble vitamins include vitamins A, D, E, and K. In contrast, vitamin C and B-complex vitamins are water-soluble.
Your body is more susceptible to vitamin deficiencies in water-soluble vitamins, which is why many of our IV hydration packages feature vitamin C and B-complex vitamins.
When you're experiencing a deficiency, you might supplement your diet with oral vitamins. However, it can take weeks or longer to restore your nutrient levels through oral supplements.
Since oral supplements must work through your digestive tract before eventually entering your bloodstream to supply their benefits to the cells that need them, your body only absorbs a fraction of the nutrients advertised.
Factors like gastrointestinal issues, contraindications with certain foods, and timing can further affect nutrient absorption.
However, IV drip therapy infuses fluids, electrolytes, and nutrients directly into your bloodstream; they are immediately available and absorbable by your body, providing immediate benefits.
Clients in Sioux Falls who don’t have the time for IV therapy can benefit from Vital Flow Infusions vitamin injections. Our menu of vitamin injection services includes the following:
- Vitamin B12
- Vitamin D3
We also offer vitamin injection blends designed to boost immunity, burn fat, increase energy, and reduce joint and muscle inflammation.
IV therapy supports your overall health and addresses several acute or chronic health concerns, including:
- Poor energy
- Jet lag
- Chronic or recurring headaches
- Poor immune response
- Seasonal allergies
- Chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia
- Malabsorption conditions, including IBS
- Colds, flu, or other viruses
Improving your hydration and nutrient levels gives your body the tools to fight infection, recover from mental and physical stress, and function at its best.
IV therapy is a safe treatment when administered properly. Our professional healthcare team reviews your medical history, symptoms, medications, and allergies to ensure your IV hydration treatment is safe and effective.
We also use high-quality vitamins, minerals, and fluids from certified suppliers. Registered nurses administer treatments. IV therapy has a long history of improving the health and wellness of patients, dating back to Dr. John Myers’ work over 60 years ago.
Most clients who request IV therapy or vitamin shots are eligible for our services. However, Vital Flow Infusions reserves the right to withhold treatment from clients who would not benefit from our services or if they are best served going to an acute care or emergency department.
The Myers’ cocktail is a popular IV therapy treatment developed by the late Dr. John Myers. He designed this customized vitamin and mineral blend to treat certain health concerns, including muscle spasms, fatigue, and fibromyalgia.
The infusion includes high doses of nutrients, antioxidants, electrolytes, and fluids to target weakened immune systems, alleviate cognitive concerns like depression and anxiety, and boost poor energy levels. Patients have relied on the Myers’ cocktail to restore their wellness for over 60 years.