IV Hydration Is the Shot in the Arm We Needed

We just returned from a magical trip to Florida, where myself, my wife Celeste, our daughter Athena, and other family members discovered IV drip hydration therapy, a treatment method in which vitamins, electrolytes and other fluids are delivered directly into your bloodstream through a small IV inserted into your arm.

My fluids contained B Complex, B 12, Vitamin C, Zinc and Magnesium, with a painless injection of D-3.

“IV hydration therapy allows fluids to circulate throughout your body more quickly than drinking fluids would,” said Jessica Friedman, owner and area administrator of Hydreight Palm Beach, a mobile IV therapy service in Palm Beach County, Florida that comes to your home or business .

Before going through with it, I did read up on this therapy, and all indicators pointed to a safe and effective system used by professional athletes and others to regain their energy with brain-clearing rehydration.

“There’s a need for vitamin infusions, because the absorption rate with oral vitamins is only 15 percent, while the IV absorption rate is 85 to 95 percent,” Friedman said.

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What an awesome pick-me-up, one that replenished all of our metabolisms with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and more. We hadn’t felt this good in years, and we all slipped so soundly, something else that hasn’t happened in decades.

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Phil Paleologos/Townsquare Media

Before you make any decisions, familiarize yourself about the possible minor risks associated with IV hydration; However, the benefits far outweigh the minimal risks.

“This method is much easier on you because it doesn’t overload your digestive system and cause your body to flush out the vitamins, electrolytes and nutrients you take in when you drink large amounts of liquid, including drinking too much alcohol,” Friedman said . “IV hydration is as close as you’ll get to a cure-all for the dreaded morning after hangover.” I wish I knew this 39 years ago when I quit drinking!

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Phil Paleologos/Townsquare Media

I was very interested when Freidman remarked, “We see a lot of cancer patients who ask about Vitamin C, that helps minimize tumors, but first we call and consult with their oncologist to make sure the patient is healthy enough to have the infusion.”

With the pandemic causing everyone to think twice about optimizing their health, Friedman emphasized the mobile treatment center comes directly to you.

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Phil Paleologos/Townsquare Media

In total, an IV drip takes around 30 to 45 minutes for a complete therapy session that includes a few forms prior to your infusion, as well as a quick health assessment by the registered nurse who administers the treatment.

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Phil Paleologos/Townsquare Media

If there’s anything similar around the SouthCoast, I’d like to know about any mobile IV hydration treatments around here, because when you think about it, as Friedman says, “Your health is your wealth.”

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