Since IV therapy transitioned out of the traditional hospital setting and into the mainstream health and wellness scene, its popularity has risen dramatically. That may be due, in part, to celebrity endorsements since they get paid to look and act perpetually young.
But despite the hype, IV therapy is serious medicine and deserves a legitimate place in your overall wellness plan. That doesn’t mean, however, that you should walk into your nearest spa and hook up to the latest drip solution. The right combination of vitamins, minerals, and supplements is dependent on your unique medical profile.
When you come to Balanced Medical Solutions in Hayward, California, we run a complete blood analysis to determine your overall health and your hormone levels to determine areas of depletion.
Our specially formulated IV therapies can help you lose weight, detoxify, decalcify, rehydrate, boost energy, and lower cholesterol. Here, we take a closer look at how our IV therapies can also slow down the aging process and improve your immune system.
How IV therapy works as an anti-aging treatment
To understand how IV therapy serves an anti-aging treatment, you have to understand what happens to your skin to make it age in the first place. Of course, time is the main factor in the aging process, but not everyone’s skin ages in the same way or at the same pace.
How you treat your skin over the years makes a big difference. If you spent a lot of time in the sun without sunscreen, went to bed with makeup on often, smoked, ate a poor diet, and scrubbed too hard when you cleansed, your skin will show the signs of aging sooner and more prominently than those who babied theirs.
IV therapy can replenish what your skin has lost over the years and help to slow down the signs of aging. Depending on your needs, your treatment may include:
- Vitamin B complex to maintain moisture and increase cell turnover
- Vitamin C to stimulate collagen production
- Vitamin B12, a cofactor for DNA synthesis, to promote cell production
- Zinc to reduce inflammation and aid collagen production
- Glutathione, an antioxidant that whisk away toxins
- Peptides to help restore youthful levels of energy and figure
In addition to impacting your skin directly, IV therapy also improves the function of your organs in much the same way as a nutritious diet does. The more efficient your organs, the healthier your skin, hair, and nails are. And your skin texture sees a difference, too, as fine wrinkles smooth out and moisture returns to the parched landscape.
How IV therapy boosts your immune system
There has never been a more important time to ensure your immune system is in top shape. Whether your diet isn’t up to snuff or you’re under a lot of stress, your immunity takes a hit and leaves you vulnerable to bacteria and viruses that lurk everywhere.
You may think that taking a daily vitamin will help keep the bugs at bay, but it takes more than that. IV therapy is faster and more powerful than any pill you can swallow because it goes straight into your system at full strength, bypassing your digestive tract.
Depending on your needs, we may suggest any combination of the following immunity-enhancing elements:
- Vitamin B complex to supercharge the renewal of immune cells
- Vitamin C to fight inflammation and infection
- Vitamin B12 to ramp up your white blood cell count
- Zinc to stop viruses from replicating themselves and to aid the function of white blood cells
- Peptides for greater immune, heart and joint health
- Glutathione to ease inflammation and reduce pain
If you noticed that the ingredients in our anti-aging and immune-boosting IV therapies are the same, you’re right. These powerful vitamins and minerals have dual-acting properties that benefit your whole body.
If you’re interested in either our anti-aging or immunity-improving IV therapies, call our office to schedule an appointment and find out which combination is right for you.