How Often Should You Have NAD IV Therapy?
Crafting a treatment plan involves many considerations, so the best answer we can give is that transfusion frequency will vary from patient to patient. At the onset of treatment, you may need weekly infusions to balance nutrient levels. If a chronic health condition is the driving force behind your treatment, you may need infusions multiple times a week.
Many patients benefit from bi-weekly sessions once their deficiencies are stabilized. This is because the nutrients you receive from NAD IV therapy commonly stay in the system for two to three weeks. Some patients, once we achieve homeostasis within the body, opt for monthly sessions so they can continue on a positive course of health. Still others seek treatment as symptoms like fatigue and indigestion arise.
Your Treatment Plan
The choice of treatment frequency ultimately rests in your hands. We can work with nearly any schedule to help you balance life and health needs. In addition, we can perform pre-treatment diagnostic tests that will help us identify your deficiencies. For instance, you may have insufficient levels of vitamin C, while another patient may be low on vitamin A.
Once we make this discovery, we can develop a comprehensive plan. We may again test you throughout treatment to ensure the infusions are working as they should; if not, we can easily change your fusion formula. We may also change your suggested regimen. For example, we may recommend stretching treatments to once monthly rather than bi-weekly as you begin to feel better.
Keep in mind, however, that repeat treatments are not requirements of your care. As we said earlier, you can elect treatment on an as-needed basis. Many patients report feeling substantially better after just one infusion, and of those, a number call us as symptoms again develop. Concerns we commonly address include:
- Fatigue and lethargy
- Sluggish metabolism
- Inability to concentrate
- Muscle fatigue
It’s important to remember that daily life taxes the mind and body equally. It’s not unusual to need a boost, and you can use your treatment time to relax and replenish your body. Many of our patients liken vitamin transfusions to facials or massages; they’re an easy way to de-stress and rejuvenate.
Cancer and Vitamin Transfusions
For patients with chronic health conditions like cancer, transfusions do far more than revive. They complement chemotherapy and radiation treatments to restore depleted levels of vitamin C.
Studies show that patients with cancer have lower vitamin C levels than those without. This is likely directly related to the disease, as cancer causes inflammation that the body responds to with increased immune functions. The immune system pulls vitamin C for proper functioning, meaning that restoring it with NAD IV therapy can help patients feel better and also improve internal disease responses.
Many treatments are not recommended for cancer patients because they can either react with chemotherapy or induce further side effects; vitamin C, however, is consistently well tolerated. Clinical studies also show that vitamin C administered by IV can reduce common side effects associated with chemotherapy. These include mental status changes, vein irritation, fatigue, and lethargy.
In addition to its direct health benefits, vitamin C can also improve quality of life. Patients who receive transfusions feel better than those who do not. For these reasons, we may recommend two or three infusions each week for cancer patients. This allows vitamin C to be delivered directly to the bloodstream at 100 percent bioavailability, in a consistent manner so the body can use it as needed.
The Critical Nature of Vitamins and Minerals
Vitamins and minerals are nutrients the body needs to function properly. They perform a variety of tasks, some of which include:
- Building strong skin, tissues, and bones
- Aiding immunity to fight illness
- Healthy digestion
- Repairing cells
- Providing energy
Treatments We Offer
We offer 12 different fusions that each address different concerns. Only four are made without vitamins or minerals, and that’s because of the purposes they serve. Our Basic Bag is made only with saline to rehydrate the body. It’s ideal for many people, including those who have been in the sun, endured intense physical activity, or just recovered from a gastrointestinal virus.
The Boozy Bag can get you back on your feet after a long night of drinking. It’s formulated to quell nausea and relieve headaches. The Belly Bag can ease stomach discomfort, and the Sleeping Bag helps you to gently get a good night’s sleep.
More on Vitamin Infusions
Our therapies focus on vitamins B and C, both of which are water-soluble. They travel throughout the body with greater ease than fat-soluble vitamins, but they’re not stored in the way fat-soluble vitamins are. This means you need a steady supply to reap their benefits.
The B vitamins (eight in total) carry a heavy workload for both the body and brain. Specific tasks include:
- Releasing energy
- Aiding brain function
- Supporting cell health and metabolism
- Breaking down amino acids
- Moving oxygen throughout the body
Importance of Vitamin C
When we eat, free radicals form as our bodies transform food into energy. These compounds can cause extensive tissue damage and also contribute to disease. Vitamin C, however, safeguards cells from such damage and may additionally help manage high blood pressure, reduce the likelihood of heart disease, and prevent iron deficiency.
This nutrient is also involved in many immune functions. It encourages white blood cell production, helps strengthen the skin so it can act as a barrier to invaders, and reduces healing times. When vitamin C levels are low, people have poor health outcomes, including frequent bouts of illness.
Minerals Cannot Be Overlooked
Minerals rarely get the attention they deserve, but the body needs them just as much as it needs vitamins. We incorporate many into our fusions, including:
These, too, provide critical assistance that contributes to a healthy and lengthy life. From nerve functioning and blood clotting to wound healing and muscle contraction, minerals provide the structure and function that every living cell on earth needs.
Potency of Delivery Vitamins Via IV
At this point, you might be wondering why you can’t simply get the nutrients you need from multivitamins. The research on these pills is conflicting at best. What we do know is that consistently taking a multivitamin increases your chances of ingesting unhealthy amounts of certain nutrients. These include fat-soluble nutrients like vitamin A and folate, both of which are stored in the body. Deficiencies of either are extremely uncommon.
Multivitamins do not have to meet regulatory compliance with their nutrients or potency. Instead, manufacturers make decisions about all ingredients and respective amounts. This means you’re taking a pill designed as a one-size-fits-all remedy. You may ingest subpar ingredients or, depending on your nutrient levels, something that does not benefit your health.
The Digestion Process
All oral vitamins must pass through the same digestive process. This is a fairly complex and inefficient process, especially when compared to NAD IV therapy.
To illustrate our point, we’ll return to water-soluble vitamins. Their large molecules prevent them from instantly moving between the intestines and the bloodstream. Instead, they must first cross a layer of cells located throughout the intestinal tract. Because water-soluble vitamins cannot penetrate the cell layer, each individual nutrient must be accompanied by a “transporter” that helps it move.
You can think of this process as needing a boarding agent’s assistance for a boat ride. The agent hands each passenger individually into the boat. Some people can board because they pass inspection, but others cannot. The act of water soluble vitamins getting through the intestinal tract is very similar.
Because vitamins need help with getting to the bloodstream, they compete against each other for passage. Many are expelled from the body before gaining that access, while others lose their potency. This explains why less than 20 percent of all vitamins and minerals get absorbed for use.
IV Treatments Are Different
IV treatments are much more efficient. They bypass the digestion process and deliver high concentrations of nutrients directly into the bloodstream. The potency this treatment provides cannot be mimicked by oral pills. In addition, IV transfusions can make immediate impacts on your health. Headaches, fatigue, and stomach upset are almost instantly improved.
With long-term use, you can enjoy a variety of benefits, including:
- Hydrated and blemish-free skin
- Reduced infections and illnesses
- Improved concentration and memory
- Weight management support
- Higher energy levels
- Faster muscle recovery after workouts
Obstacles With Food
Almost 90 percent of Americans don’t get the vitamins and minerals they need. While it’s easy to say you should eat more fruits, vegetables, and lean protein, it’s difficult to actually do so. Busy schedules pose obstacles to cooking, and when you’re hungry, cheap and easy options allow you to eat quickly.
Eating patterns become habitual. If you repeatedly eat fast, unhealthy food, you’ll continue to do so because you recognize it as a simple way to satisfy hunger. Daily demands of work and family don’t allow for thoughts about nutrients, so as you do eat, you likely aren’t thinking about the potential for vitamin deficiencies. You simply want food that tastes good and allows you to get back to what you need to do.
Difficulty With Healthy Eating
Even for people who eat healthily, getting necessary nutrients from diet alone is difficult. For the recommended daily intake of 1,000 milligrams of calcium, you would need to eat more than 10 cups of cooked kale. Meeting vitamin D recommendations would require either four pounds of Swiss cheese or a dozen eggs. Intake of folic acid would similarly require almost six cups of cooked broccoli.
Eating like this isn’t possible, at least not for long-term purposes. This is why so many people have nutrient deficiencies and experience symptoms like fatigue, poor eyesight, and difficulty concentrating. NAD IV therapy is intended to reverse these effects and restore your health – without having to go on a stringent and difficult diet.
Let Us Come to You
You may not even realize it, but you are now one step closer to enjoying greater vitality. IV treatments can quickly balance nutrient levels in a way food and supplements cannot. Even better, we come to you, whether you want one treatment or a consistent regimen. Call The Hub IV Bar in Chestnut Hill, MA, today to schedule your appointment.