Pros And Cons Of IV Therapy

September 26, 2022

IV Therapy is a new trend that many people are trying. Athletes started this trend, and now everyday, regular people are hopping on board. Before starting something new, it is important to get all of the information first, and to weigh the pros and cons. 

What is IV Therapy?

IV Therapy refers to an injection intravenously. IVs feed the body through a vein to administer large amounts of fluids or medications quickly through the bloodstream. There are many different types of IVs that can be chosen. Medicine IVs, powerful antioxidants to help heal the body from diseases such as iv glutathione or chelation can be used. Hydration and various vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin C is another route that you could take in your IV journey. All options are great options, but each person’s body is different. You should consult with your doctor on which IV would be the best option for you. 

Pros to IV Therapy

IV’s can greatly heal the body if a person is having health issues or is becoming sick often. IV’s are great options for people with chronic diseases or sicknesses. The reason why IV administration of medications is a great option is because it bypasses the digestive system. The reason why that is a good thing is because all of the medication or whatever is in the IV- goes straight into the bloodstream. This means much more is absorbed into the body and is used much quicker by the body. When you take a vitamin, you have to wait for the body to digest it before it can be used. The majority of an oral vitamin is not even used by the body, because the body has a difficult time absorbing all of it, so the body will just pee most of it out. Some conditions that IV Therapy is great in treating are:

  • Cancer
  • Chronic Illness
  • Anemia
  • Vitamin Deficiencies
  • Dehydration

If you are suffering from any of these issues, IV therapy should be a no brainer. 

Cons to IV Therapy

There are risks for anything you do in life. In order to determine if something is worth doing or not, it is important to determine if the pros outweigh the cons. Just as there are risks in driving a car, the risks are relatively low if you are operating the vehicle properly. With IV Therapy, there is always the possibility of having adverse reactions to the IV. Since the IV bypasses the digestive system, this could also be a con. When the body uses the digestive system, the intestines act as a filter and only takes what the body can handle or needs. This means that it is possible that too much of a good thing could be more than the body can handle. There is also always a risk when you get an IV because you are trusting that the person administering and placing the port is properly trained. If the phlebotomist is poorly trained, there is a possibility of them blowing out your vein or puncturing your vein. Wherever there is an opening into the body, there is always risk for infection. 


If you are a healthy person, there should be no reason that you should need IV Therapy. If you are going to a trusted location with technicians and doctors that you trust, there should be no reason to worry about any of the cons. If a doctor has properly screened you and taken a blood panel, they will make sure that they are administering the proper amount of what your body needs.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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