Understanding How IV Therapy Works

Aug 02, 2023
Understanding How IV Therapy Works
IV therapy is a revolutionary wellness approach that delivers nutrients directly to your bloodstream for maximum results. Read on to learn how these vital, healing compounds boost energy, strengthen immunity, and rejuvenate your system.

Are you struggling with fatigue or low energy? Do you feel like you always catch whatever illness is going around? Are your joints achy or are you suffering from long Covid? IV therapy can help.

Our wellness team at Potomac Shores Mental Health and Wellness in Woodbridge, Virginia, offers this intravenous infusion of vitamins, minerals, and other vital nutrients to help optimize your health.

IV therapy involves the administration of fluids, vitamins, minerals, and other beneficial substances directly into your veins. This has a powerful effect on your overall health and wellness. 

What should I know about IV therapy?

IV, or intravenous, therapy delivers nutrients directly into your bloodstream. By bypassing the digestive system, this method ensures that the body receives 100% of the infused nutrients, maximizing their absorption and utilization.

When you take supplements or nutrients orally, they must first pass through the digestive system before being used by the cells that need them. This can considerably hinder nutrient absorption. By delivering nutrients directly to your veins, IV therapy avoids the digestive system, ensuring maximum effectiveness and immediate results.

What’s it like to get IV therapy?

Before beginning any IV therapy, our experienced health care professionals conduct a thorough assessment of your medical history, lifestyle, and specific wellness goals. This evaluation helps us tailor the IV treatment to meet your needs effectively.

Based on the assessment, our wellness team recommends a customized IV formula. These formulas may include a combination of vitamins, such as vitamin C, B-complex vitamins, antioxidants like glutathione, minerals, amino acids, and hydration solutions. We provide a combination of nutrients to replenish and revitalize your immune system, assist with weight loss, and rehydrate your body.

Once your IV bag is prepared with the desired combination of nutrients, your provider inserts a sterile catheter into a vein, usually in the arm. The IV drip then slowly infuses into your bloodstream. Treatments can take 30 minutes to an hour. Some infusions may take slightly longer.

As you experience the IV therapy session, you relax comfortably. Feel free to nap, watch a movie, read, or work on your phone.

Why should I consider IV therapy?

IV therapy benefits you by offering:


IV therapy is an excellent way to quickly replenish fluids and electrolytes, making it ideal for athletes, travelers, and those recovering from dehydration.


The nutrient-rich IV infusion can help boost energy levels and combat fatigue, enabling individuals to tackle their daily activities with vigor. The reenergize nutrient cocktail also helps patients struggling with migraines.


If you’re under a lot of stress or just competed in an athletic event, like a marathon, IV therapy can restore energy and promote optimal physical performance.


IV therapy can provide a powerful blend of antioxidants and vitamins that support the body's immune function, which helps ward off illness and infections. The revitalization formula also combats inflammation, the cause of many diseases.

Learn more about how IV therapy can help you reach your wellness goals. The revolutionary approach offers an array of benefits if you’re seeking optimal health and vitality. Call us at 571-601-4425 or book online today to schedule your appointment.