Intravenous (IV) Vitamin shops and mobile services have been popping up everywhere this past year! It seems like they are the new buzz beauty trend. With menus full of infusion “cocktails”, these IV drips come with a promise to add immunity, stress relief, energy, anti-aging and overall wellness to their client’s busy lives.
Being an ICU nurse, I’ll admit I was a little skeptical about IV vitamin infusions and if they are really worth the extra money. I eat reasonably well, make my own juices several times a week and take oral vitamin supplements so I figured I was covered in the vitamin department. I mean, what could top fresh citrus fruits and green veggies on the daily? That’s my thing!
As as a thirty something year old woman, investing in my health and skin could not be more important to me. If there is something I can do to enhance those things, I want to know about it! What caught my attention about IV Vitamin infusions is their use of Vitamin C. As a potent antioxidant, it helps prevent and repair the signs of premature aging at a cellular level. It fights free radicals and directly assists in collagen production to minimize fine lines and wrinkles. Vitamin C is a must have to any skincare routine aimed towards anti-aging!
So what makes IV Vitamin C special? Well for starters, And now I’m going to get a little medical here. Vitamin C enters the body either through your mouth, skin, or bloodstream. It’s considered as essential nutrient because it is not naturally made by the body. It has to come from food, supplements, etc. Those are the only options. When Vitamin C in ingested through the mouth, it travels through the digestive system until it arrives at the small intestine. Here, there are only so many spots for your body to actually absorb the Vitamin C into the bloodstream. Once it absorbs the maximum amount, the rest will be eliminated or excreted. By taking the vitamin through IV form, you can bypass the control mechanism in the small intestine and circulate more Vitamin C directly into the bloodstream for your cells to use. Once there, the Vitamin C helps eliminate antioxidants, boost immunity, and heal damaged tissue! At the end of the day, it really is the most effective way to take your vitamins. Especially the super powerful anti-aging ones!
If you don’t believe me, just google it. For several decades, oncologists have been using IV Vitamin C to fight cancer. And they have been doing it for the same reason- to give patients higher quantities of Vitamin C for longer periods of time to achieve the maximum benefit. Patients are given high dose Vitamin C infusions frequently in efforts to fight and kill cancer cells. Pretty cool, huh?
I have had the pleasure of having 2 IV Vitamin infusions so far. Obviously, I didn’t immediately start anti-aging visibly, but it felt amazing. I found the experience very relaxing and slept like a baby both times. Over the next few days I felt an boost in my overall energy level and even had a cold sore disappear which was a huge relief! If your are in the Houston area, try Oomph Houston at http://oomphhouston.com. A registered nurse will come directly to your door with a smile and a bag of IV vitamin goodies. They were in and out in less than an hour and the whole process was so easy!
I see vitamin infusions as an advanced way to deliver a powerhouse of antioxidants to the body. Although it isn’t something I do everyday or every weekend, I would if I could! It’s one of those extra special things I will do to take care of myself, like getting a massage or facial. In the world of beauty and wellness, real results from consistency! So be good to your cells, all 75 trillion of them!