The Difference Between IV Drips and Oral Supplements

The Difference Between IV Drips and Oral Supplements

It is no secret that vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants play a critical role in our inner and outer health. Our organs, including our skin, feed on these various nutrients to operate and regenerate. Antioxidants such as Vitamin A, C, E or beta-carotene are used to reduce inflammation and free radical molecules, which accelerate aging. Minerals, including magnesium and collagen, promote cell turnover. You need a healthy amount of all nutrients to ensure your body feels and looks its best.

There are 3 ways to get all your nutrients: Eating, supplementing, and dripping.

Nowadays, it is common to be deprived of nutrients when solely relying on our diet. No matter how healthy you eat, fruits and veggies’ vitamins aren’t always absorbed to the fullest by the body. This can be caused by many factors, including food quality, environment, age, gender, and your own genetic predisposition.

By giving your body a boost of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants through supplements or drip, you can fill this nutritional gap. But what is the best and right method for you? Well today, we dive into the differences between IV drips and regular supplements to find out.

Nutritional Absorption

The point of supplementing nutrients through pills or drips is to ensure your body absorbs enough to satisfy its needs.

When ingested, oral supplements are first dissolved into the intestines before reaching the bloodstream. There, they are broken into small particles and because they also have to compete with the food you ate, the quantity entering your blood is often lower in dosage than what is advertised on your supplement bottle. Additionally, not all supplements are of the same quality, as certain brands dilute the vitamins with other components. The way your body assimilates nutrients also comes into play, meaning that oral supplements can be an unreliable way to get enough vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

IV drips bypass some of these steps by being directly injected into the bloodstream. There’s no need for the intestine to work overtime to break down nutrients, because the bloodstream can use a higher amount instantly to repair, maintain, and regenerate cells. Studies highlight that hospitals rely on IV drips for nutritional delivery. However, you don’t need to be in a critical situation to rip its benefits. You can get IV drips in skin and cosmetic clinics like my botique.

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Health Benefits

Whether that’s lasting soreness, brittle hair, or cracked nails, the body reflects a lack of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients through various forms of aches and dullness.

Depending on the dosage, quality, and frequency of consumption, oral supplements do provide positive health benefits. A cure of magnesium will soothe muscle aches just as much as taking folic acid will strengthen your nails. However, oral supplements – no matter their form – must be taken daily over several weeks or months to be effective. As the body naturally absorbs fewer nutrients through supplementation, this method requires a longer life span for you to experience benefits.

Because IV drip directly enters the bloodstream, health benefits can be felt – and seen – much sooner. Medical experts interviewed by Healthline noted that through IV drips, the body receives a higher concentration of nutrients, which can be beneficial to treat many conditions, from asthma and migraines to menopausal symptoms, allergies, and viral infections. In short, IV drips go beyond simple physical amelioration and can give your body its desired nutritional load more efficiently.

Cost difference

Cost is one of the primary deciding factors when choosing between IV drips and oral supplements. After all, does your health really need to cost this much?

Oral supplements can significantly vary in price according to their label. A high price tag doesn’t always translate into a quality product, yet, you can find supplements ranging anywhere from $15 to $50 for a month or two of treatment. But here’s the fine line: Oral supplement recommends a “cure” over 3 to 6 months minimum, to deliver signs of improvements. As such, they can end up being quite costly for the reduced benefits they provide.

IV drips treatments can range from $90 to $300 depending on your needs. However, it only takes one treatment to experience relief and benefits. You don’t need to wait months, or take a supplement daily, to feel and look better in your skin. IV drip recurrence is also completely up to you and your body, whether you choose to come in every one, two, or three months.

Overall, IV drip outperforms liquids, tablets, or capsules through absorption and health benefits. And if you compare it against the “best” oral supplement, it is also more cost-effective. At My Botique, we offer a range of IV drip services curated to your needs.

From Vitamin C and NAD+ infusions to multiple B complex booster and cocktail drips, find the right drip for you by booking a consultation with us.




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