Is IV Vitamin Therapy Safe?

Nowadays, it’s become quite popular for nutrients such as vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals to be given intravenously or by injection. This method of supplying vitamins to the body is called IV Vitamin therapy.

The treatment is said to include a boost to energy and alertness, and rapid hydration. Intravenous (IV) therapy is an essential technique that delivers medications, and, sometimes, nutrients directly into a patient’s vein.

If you are deficient in one or more of the nutrients, then you can schedule an appointment for this therapy via

Medical professionals use IV lines (IV drips) to deliver blood transfusions and fluids in life-threatening situations. IV vitamin therapy is often thought to be better because you avoid having to digest nutrients (they are delivered straight to your bloodstream instead).

But in the majority of cases, it’s much better to focus on getting your nutrients through food — we need the whole package of nutrients that a balanced whole food diet provides.

Indeed, for the vast majority of people, the healthier and safer alternative to getting vitamin shots is to drink plenty of water and take in nutrients through their diet, because the gut is the natural mode of vitamin/mineral absorption.

Most times, having an IV vitamin infusion won’t cause any problems, as long as you are hooked up to the IV drip in clean conditions and have the needle inserted by a trained professional such as a registered nurse or paramedic.

But side effects can happen, and you should be aware of the possibility. Injecting nutrients straight into the bloodstream bypasses the normal filters of the stomach and intestines, so nutrient levels can rise much higher.