IV Vitamin Boost Hype or Hoax?Posted on June 5, 2017
There are no shortages of celebrity fads especially here in Beverly Hills. One of the latest especially in new year is the infusion of vitamins through IV . According to a recent ABC news story the main purpose of the vitamin infusion is to boost energy and build up the immune system. Many celebrities are jumping on the bandwagon and towering the attributes of the vitamin boost. According to a chiropractor Dr. Craig John, only 15 to 20% of oral vitamins are actually absorbed. He claims that going straight IV or intravenously you will get 100% absorption. He claims that the infusions boost energy, strengthen the immune system, protect against diseases and increase the speed of muscle repair. Vitamin cocktails are personalized for each patient and cost an estimated $150 each. The majority consist of vitamin C, calcium, potassium, magnesium and other smaller amounts of minerals. Some medical doctors dispute the claims and called the vitamin cocktails unnecessary. It is widely believed that patients who have a healthy diet on a regular basis are likely to be getting most of the vitamins that they need. The overall consensus of medical doctors is that intravenous vitamins for healthy person are for the most part a waste of money. Like any intravenous treatment there are risk including bruising, infection, and vein inflammation at the injection site. There is also a possibility that the wrong dose of any specific nutrient could be infused. Still, those who applaud the effects of IV vitamins stand by their belief that they look better and feel better after the vitamin treatments. Dr. Kim explains to patients were considering cosmetic surgery procedures including rhinoplasty, or facelift that there are certain medications that must be avoided prior to surgery. These medications include specific vitamins and patients are given a detailed list of which vitamins to avoid. Some vitamins can increase bruising and swelling for the patient during and following surgery. Patients are advised to refrain from any unapproved medications a minimum of three weeks prior to surgery. Patients who are considering cosmetic plastic surgery are encouraged to contact Dr. Kims office and schedule a consultation.