Intravenous Therapy (IV) is a therapy that delivers liquid substances directly into a vein (intra- + ven- + -ous). Usual oral hydration will leave you not feeling well when you need fast effective relief.
- The intravenous route is the fastest way to deliver vitamins and fluid replacement throughout the body because the circulation carries them.
- Intravenous therapy is the most effective way for fluid replacement (such as correcting dehydration), to correct electrolyte imbalances or administer vitamins.
- Oral hydration and intake of vitamins gets processed in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, causing a decrease in the amount that the body absorbs and taking longer to feel the effects.