Intravenous Nutrition Therapy (IVNT)
Intravenous Nutrition Therapy has been used since the 1960s with incredible results. For a long time it was a privilege of the rich and famous because of the costs and relatively small number of practitioners trained in IVNT. However, in the last decade, intravenous vitamins became the secret of A-listers (Brad Pitt, Madonna, Simon Cowell and Rihanna to name a few) and, together with cheaper manufacturing and distribution, it is now available to everyone!
What is the main advantage? With IVNT, the nutrients enter your bloodstream directly allowing your body to absorb and utilise them immediately.
Do you suffer from:
There are reports that IVNT may also help with the following problems:
Weight loss: helps burn off stubborn body fat
Anxiety: drips are formulated to reduce depression and anxiety
Anti-aging: IV vitamins can soften, improve and possibly eradicate lines and wrinkles
Immunity boost: some practitioners offer flu-free winters!
Intravenous (IV) therapy is a method of feeding vitamins, minerals, and amino acids directly into the bloodstream used to correct intracellular nutrient deficiencies. Oral intake of such high doses is simply not possible due to absorption limitations from the digestive process.
* Please Note - Intravenous (IV) therapy is not suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding women and people with known vitamin B group allergy.
The Patient Journey
Your initial consultation is the most important part of your journey, as it allows us to really understand what your concerns are. You will be seen by a doctor trained in IVNT administration.
What is included in the initial consultation?
- Comprehensive assessment of your requirements and concerns
- Thorough medical assessment
- Bespoke treatment plan including detailed explanation on how we will achieve your goal
- Dedicated time in which we will answer any questions you may have honestly and clearly
We will ask you to eat on the day, before your treatment. Upon a warm welcome into the clinic, a consent for treatment will be taken. You will then be taken and comfortably seated, where an intravenous cannula (IV drip) will be inserted into your hand or arm, administering your chosen treatment over 45 minutes. During that time you may relax, read, listen to music or catch up with your emails and social networking.
We recommend pressing on the IV site for 2 to 3 minutes after the drip is removed to help reduce any bruising. If bruising does occur, it's nothing to worry about and typically settles within 2 to 3 days.
How long will it take to work: Many patients feel the positive effects instantly. For others, it may take 2 to 7 days to feel a difference. We recommend a course of 4 treatments to optimise results.
How long does it last: Effects can last for up to 18 months depending on the treatment and maintenance of a healthy lifestyle.
Our IV Vitamin Expert
[GMC No. 6107438]
MD, FRCA, FCARCSI, EDRA
Dr Stepien’s role is Clinical Lead in sedation, providing it to anxious patients undergoing long procedures such as dental implants. His anaesthesia skills and use of modern drugs and equipment make it a pleasant (or at least not remembered) experience. He is also responsible for educating dentists and dental nurses in sedation techniques, maintenance of equipment and drills - all for the patient’s safety.
Dr Stepien graduated from Pomeranian Medical Academy in Poland in 1999 and has trained in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care in Poland, UK and Australia. He was awarded Certificate of Specialist Training by Royal College of Anaesthetists having trained in some of the best known hospitals in London, such as University College, Royal Free, Royal Marsden and Royal London Hospitals. His special interests are acute pain management (after surgical operations), regional anaesthesia and sedation for procedures like gastroscopy, colonoscopy and bronchoscopy.