IV hydration therapy does not require a lot of preparation, but there are several things to keep in mind to maximize the benefits of your IV therapy and have the best experience possible. Here are 5 tips to prepare for IV hydration.
It may seem counterintuitive to hydrate before your IV hydration appointment, but in fact, it is very important to do so! When the body is dehydrated, our veins begin to constrict. This means the veins in your arms will be smaller if you’re not properly hydrated, and can more easily hide, making it more difficult to place an IV. When we are hydrated, our veins are dilated, making it easier to place an IV. It is also helpful to be hydrated in advance to assist in the body’s absorption of the vitamins and minerals you will be receiving during IV therapy.
It is highly recommended to eat prior to your IV hydration appointment—of course, so you won’t be hungry during your session, but also to keep your blood sugar stable throughout IV therapy. Some vitamins and minerals can also cause nausea when infused on an empty stomach, so having even a small snack such as a granola bar will be beneficial.
- Avoid Vasoconstriction Medications
Vasoconstriction medications constrict the smooth muscle in blood vessels, which causes the vessels to constrict. These types of drugs tighten blood vessels and increase blood pressure. Vasoconstriction medications include some decongestants and cough and cold medicines, such as Sudafed PE. Because these medications constrict blood vessels, it can make it more difficult to insert the IV when taking these. Of course, as vasoconstriction medications can include blood pressure medications and other prescriptions, we understand completely that some medications must be taken. If you cannot avoid taking these medications, just be sure to stay extra hydrated before your IV therapy appointment.
- Wear Comfortable Clothing
We want you to have the most comfortable experience possible, and there is no need to dress up for your IV therapy appointment! Sessions can last from a half hour to several hours, so wear an outfit you can relax in. We recommend a short sleeve shirt, or one in which you can roll up the sleeves above your elbows for the IV insertion. If you have a tendency to get cold, consider bringing an extra layer of clothing.
- Bring Entertainment
During your session, we want you to kick back and relax. Feel free to bring magazines, a book, or music and headphones to enjoy while you receive one of our IV therapy treatments. This is your time— enjoy!
Get your vitamins at Prime IV
Prime IV offers an array of numerous IV fluid drips, giving your cells rapid access to the nutrients required for good health and healing. Study’s show that when taken orally, you can lose up to 80% of the vitamin’s nutritional value, making this method an absolute game-changer. With IV Vitamin Therapy, you can almost guarantee your nutritional balance and health will improve significantly.
Our special blends of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids are infused directly into the bloodstream, giving your cells rapid access to the nutrients required for healing. Instead of waiting for the inefficient absorption of vitamins in the stomach, our IV drips can take effect as soon as they are administered, each session taking only 30-60 minutes. Try one of our services such as ” The Pure Hydration” or ” The Revitalizer“, which will get you back on track and feeling like new.
With over 15 excellent options to choose from, we can guarantee you will feel a boost in your overall health immediately. Call Prime IV today at (561) 902-9797 to schedule your first appointment and see what everyone is talking about!