If you are looking for a treatment that will give you more energy, improve your immune system, and give you a general sense of well-being, IV therapy may be right for you. IV nutritional therapy is a wonderful way to rejuvenate your body, and some people find that they experience benefits from their treatment within hours! So what exactly is this magical treatment?

What is IV Therapy?

IV therapy is a technique for delivering essential nutrients, vitamins, and minerals to your body through your bloodstream. A small catheter is placed into the vein and the nutrients are slowly fed into the bloodstream for a period of time. How long the treatment lasts depends on the type of nutrients being administered. For some, this could take only five minutes; however, it is more common for treatments to last from half an hour to 45 minutes. IV therapy essentially feeds the cells of your body, and is more effective than simply eating nutritious foods to acquire these nutrients as they go directly into the bloodstream, making them easier to absorb. This process is completely safe and natural with minimum side effects, and many times, only needs to be done periodically or for a few sessions.

People Who Benefit From IV Therapy

There are many people who can benefit from IV therapy. For example, if you have any of the following health conditions, you may consider IV therapy to treat your symptoms.

  • Cancer
  • Lyme Disease
  • Depression
  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Viral Infections

Additionally, IV therapy is advantageous for athletes to help them recover faster. It can also be beneficial if you wish to detoxify your body after a night of imbibing too much alcohol, or if you generally wish to improve your immune system.


There are many different benefits that IV therapy offers.

  • Increased energy
  • Better mood
  • Improved athletic performance
  • Faster recovery
  • Better immune system
  • Stress relief

Side Effects

Like any treatment, IV therapy is not without side effects. However, they are relatively mild, and pale in comparison with the potential benefits. Some side effects that you could experience from IV therapy include:

  • Irritation at injection site
  • Inflammation at injection site
  • Bruising at injection site
  • Allergic reaction; this is extremely rare

As you can see, the side effects of this treatment are mild; an allergic reaction happens very rarely. If you are concerned about this, speak with your doctor about it.

Myers’ Cocktail

The most commonly known IV vitamin therapy is called the Myers’ cocktail, or the wellness cocktail. This treatment includes magnesium, selenium, zinc, calcium, manganese, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, and vitamin C. This treatment is ideal for people who are experiencing high levels of fatigue or are starting to feel like they are getting a cold. This powerhouse therapy often causes our patients to feel rejuvenated after a single treatment.

At the office of L.A. Quinn, M.D., we offer a diverse array of IV therapy for a variety of reasons. If you are interested in taking advantage of this innovative and effective treatment, contact us today!