By: Krystle Crossman
Many of us do not get the proper amount of vitamins and minerals in our diets. Some take a multi-vitamin to help offset what they don’t get in their diet. Others don’t bother with the multi-vitamin. Then there are some that are joining a growing trend. They will go to a wellness center and get an IV that is filled with vitamins and nutrients. It is called IV Therapy and it is becoming increasingly popular. Celebrities have been posting photos of themselves getting this infusion of vitamins on social media. Those who go this route state that they have more energy, they feel better, and they have a clearer head for days after. But is it really safe to get hooked up to an IV and have these vitamins pumped directly into your bloodstream?
When you eat foods with vitamins and minerals you really are not getting the full effect. As your body breaks down the food and absorbs the nutrients you may lose a lot of the vitamins and minerals that you have eaten. This is why many are going through the IV therapy. This trend started back in the 70s but wasn’t really that popular back then. John Myers, MD, was the person that invented this IV trend. It contains high doses of Vitamin B & C, calcium, and magnesium. It is said to help with focus, energy, and to ward off illnesses such as the common cold or the flu. A high dose of Vitamin C will help to boost your immune system but there is a thing as too much Vitamin C.
Many celebrities are going with the IV therapy because their busy lives do not allow them the proper amount of sleep and they are often tired and worn down. They will go in for the IV therapy and come out feeling refreshed and energized. The treatment costs roughly $200-$400 per session. There has not been a lot of research done on the benefits of these IV treatments because they have not really been popular until now but the research that has been done suggests that while the benefits are still unknown there is no harm that can come from trying the treatment out.