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IV Therapy and Its Benefits

IV Therapy and Its Benefits
IV Therapy and Its Benefits

What is IV Therapy and its effect to our overall health?

Vitamins and nutrients are responsible for facilitating thousands of functions in your body every single day. They give you energy, help rid your body of toxins, and keep all of the systems in your body running as they should.


Ideally, we would get all of the nutrients we need from our food, but unfortunately, our standard American diet is filled with processed, genetically modified, and fast food and is not conducive to good health. If you grew up eating this way (and chances are you did!), you likely have some degree of gut permeability. This means that your body cannot absorb all of the nutrients you consume, no matter how balanced your diet is today. If your body can’t absorb nutrients, it can’t utilize them. As a result, you have a much lower concentration of nutrients circulating through your system, which can lead to a whole host of health issues, including autoimmunity, metabolic dysfunction, and even anxiety and depression. 

 

IV therapy remedies this issue by offering high doses of key vitamins to quickly correct deficiencies, increase the concentration of vital nutrients in your system, and get you back to feeling your best. Today we’ll review what IV therapy is, the top 3 benefits, and how to find Boston IV therapy facilities accepting new appointments.

 

What Is IV Therapy?

IV therapy is a healing modality in which vitamins are delivered intravenously during a quick and easy treatment. IV therapy is particularly beneficial if you have a leaky gut, which is the vast majority of us! By bypassing the digestive system altogether, the vitamins never lose any of their potency, and your body can absorb and utilize 100% of the bioavailable vitamins administered during your treatment.

 

Due to their optimal bioavailability, intravenous vitamins pump each of your cells with the building blocks they need to heal, regenerate, and function at their highest potential.

Let’s talk about the top 3 benefits of IV therapy and why it’s become so popular!

 

The Top 3 Benefits

Although there are many benefits to IV therapy, there are a few that stand out more to our patients. 

 

Anxiety Relief

We live in a fast-paced, demanding world that keeps most of us on edge almost constantly. As a result, our nerves are shot, and our unhealthy modern lifestyles don’t supply our bodies with what they need to manage stress. Our anxiety relief package includes five anxiety-fighting vitamins in large doses to ease tension and optimize your body’s natural stress response. Our blend features:

 

  • Vitamin C
  • B-Complex
  • Magnesium Chloride
  • B12
  • Zinc Sulfate

 

Each of these vitamins is known for its anxiety-reducing properties, and they are even more effective when they work together. Our comfortable facility in Boston offers a calm, relaxing atmosphere for our patients to enjoy as they receive their IV therapy treatment. This enhances their relaxation and amplifies the effects of the anxiety relief treatment.

 

Boosts Energy

With busy work schedules, demanding family lives, and a calendar filled with social events, it can be tough to maintain the energy you need to enjoy all that life has to offer. We’ve created an energy-boosting package that, according to most of our patients, provides instant and remarkable results. Our energy package includes:

 

  • Vitamin C
  • B-Complex
  • Calcium Gluconate
  • B5
  • A double dose of B12

 

Rather than relying on stimulating beverages, our patients enjoy all of the good-for-you benefits of IV vitamin therapy and avoid the caffeine jitters or mid-afternoon crash.

 

Flush Toxins and Free Radicals  

Our modern lifestyles expose us to countless toxins every single day. Plastics, personal care products, processed foods, and contaminated water are all present in our daily lives no matter how hard we try to avoid them. Long-term exposure to toxic materials eventually takes a toll on your body, making it more difficult for your natural detoxification system to keep up. As a result, you are more susceptible to cell damage and premature aging caused by free radicals. 

Although a healthy, balanced diet can help reduce the effects of these toxins, chances are you’ll need an extra boost after years of constant exposure. IV therapy works quickly, and is a great way to support your body as you begin implementing other lifestyle changes to improve your overall health.

 

At Five Journeys, we offer IV therapy in Boston and are currently accepting new appointments. To schedule your appointment, use our quick and easy online scheduler to start feeling better today!

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IV Therapy and Its Benefits
IV Therapy and Its Benefits

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IV Therapy and Its Benefits
IV Therapy and Its Benefits

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IV Therapy and Its Benefits
IV Therapy and Its Benefits

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IV Therapy and Its Benefits

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IV Therapy and Its Benefits
IV Therapy and Its Benefits

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates the presence of harmful mycotoxins (toxins produced by molds).

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

BLOOD FLUID

Urine

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

Glutathione for 1 week, then bath or sauna.

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$299

INSURANCE

No insurance accepted
IV Therapy and Its Benefits
IV Therapy and Its Benefits

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

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At home

BLOOD FLUID

Urine

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

Glutathione for 1 week, then bath or sauna.

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$199

INSURANCE

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IV Therapy and Its Benefits

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Blood work for blood count, urinalysis and vitamin levels.

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IV Therapy and Its Benefits
IV Therapy and Its Benefits

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At home

BLOOD FLUID

Urine

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

Glutathione for 1 week, then bath or sauna.

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$99 ($69 if performed with mycotoxins or environmental toxins).

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IV Therapy and Its Benefits
IV Therapy and Its Benefits

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

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IV Therapy and Its Benefits
IV Therapy and Its Benefits

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IV Therapy and Its Benefits

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IV Therapy and Its Benefits
IV Therapy and Its Benefits

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At home

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No insurance coverage

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IV Therapy and Its Benefits

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