2023 Pros and Cons of Vitamin IV Therapy: Is It Worth It?

Two Pros and One Con of IV Vitamin Therapy

There are endless benefits of IV vitamin therapy, so we picked out our top favorite ways it can optimize your health. We also know that IV therapy isn’t for everyone, so we wanted to talk about when you won’t need to use it as well. So let’s dive right into vitamin IV therapy pros and cons.

Pro: Near 100% Absorption

The human body is a well-oiled machine that is built to take in the nutrients you need and fight off infections. While the body is effective at taking in what it needs, your digestive tract is not efficient at absorbing all vitamins, minerals, and supplements. Depending on what you’re consuming, your body will naturally take in about 10-90% of whatever you’re eating before it is flushed out of your system.

This means you might be missing out on electrolytes, the vitamins in fruits and vegetables, or some of the health-boosting ingredients in your oral supplements. For instance, if you’re taking glutathione or curcumin/turmeric orally, chances are, your body is only absorbing up to 10% of the nutrients from it!

This is particularly true if you have a “leaky gut,” or a stomach that can’t process capsules or liquids well.

IV vitamin therapy introduces vitamins and minerals directly into the bloodstream, so your body will take what it needs and flush out what it does not after a couple of days. In most cases, this means a near 100% absorption rate! You will be getting the nutrients you need and will feel better nearly instantly because of it.

At IV Revival, all of our menu items are water-soluble, so there is no risk of vitamin toxicity. This means that the vitamins will be flushed out of your system instead of stored in your fat, which can lead to serious medical complications. As an added benefit, we also offer glutathione (the mother an antioxidants) and curcumin. Both are scientifically proven to fight inflammation, boost your immune system, and fight pre-existing conditions such as digestive diseases and arthritis.

Con: A Balanced Diet Can Produce the Same Effects

Not everyone will benefit from IV vitamin therapy and the results will not be the same for each person. This is mainly due to your diet. If you follow a strict and balanced diet, you may not see the benefits of IV therapy. That’s okay! We’re rooting for you all the same — we believe in optimizing your health and living your best life, even if you don’t need us.

However, the unfortunate fact is that more than 80% of Americans fail to eat the recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables, which are powerhouses for vitamins and minerals. We also know how hard it is to maintain diets and avoid eating too much junk food.

That’s where we come in. We’ll fill in the gaps that you miss in your diet so your body has what it needs to function at peak performance levels.

And if that’s not the case with you, we applaud you and are rooting for you every step of the way. Stay healthy, friends!

That all being said, IV Vitamin Therapy can greatly help those with dietary restrictions. Vegans and vegetarians often are deficient in vitamin B12, which is found naturally in animal products, such as fish, meat and eggs.

B12 deficiency is also common in those over the age of 50. A National Health and Nutrition Examination survey estimated that 3.2% of adults, aged 50+, have a seriously low B12 levels and 20% may be borderline deficient.

Those with gastrointestinal conditions such as Crohn’s and celiac disease often lead to vitamin and nutrient deficiencies as well. Many supplements contain gluten as an inactive ingredient, so it can be difficult for those with the disease to get the nutrition they need. The IV injections and supplements at IV Revival are all gluten free.

Pro: Treatments are Customizable

You can get what you need, when you need it, especially with us at IV Revival.

Whether you’re an athlete looking to recharge or someone looking for relief from a cold, there is something for you. We offer vitamin C, vitamin B-complex with B12, zinc, magnesium, hydration, and more.

For Athletes

Hydration and muscle health is key for peak  athletic performance! We recommend taking vitamin C for immunity, magnesium for muscle relaxants after a long workout, B12 for energy, and zinc and glutathione for inflammation and muscle health.

We also can’t forget about hydration! Pre-hydrate before the big game or before you exercise to help loosen muscles and reduce the risk of cramping. It also helps your body stay cool while you’re working out.

Don’t take our word for it either — 24 out of 32 National Football League Teams utilize IV infusions for pre-hydration!

If You’re Feeling Sick

For a full breakdown on how IV therapy can reduce your illness symptoms check out our blogs on, shortening your cold or flu, or relieve your food poisoning.


For Those Needing Hydration

If you spent too long out in the sun or had a little too much to drink the night before, we’re here for you.

Our bodies are composed of 60-70% water and replenishing ourselves is sometimes not as easy as drinking water. Hydration therapy through an IV allows your body to quickly absorb fluids and electrolytes.

We recommend choosing our Replenish menu option if you’re looking to get hydrated, or Revive, if you’re wanting an added boost of energy.

For a full breakdown of our menu, visit our website! To request an appointment, click here.

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