Frequently Asked Questions
What is a vitamin infusion?
Vitamin infusions are a liquid form of vitamins that are combined in a bag of normal saline and infused into the blood stream through an IV in the arm or hand. Vitamins infused at Nucara include: B vitamins, Vitamin C, zinc, biotin, amino blends, mineral blends, calcium, and glutathione.
What are the side effects?
Side effects are usually minimal. Some patients report feeling increased energy, while other patients may feel a little tired while the cells are detoxifying. Some patients have reported feeling under the weather with symptoms such as when you get a mild cold. These symptoms do not last long and once they have resolved, patients feel great!
Who can receive IV therapy?
Most people are able to tolerate vitamin infusions without any difficulty. However, if you have been diagnosed with heart failure or kidney failure, you should not have a vitamin infusion. This is because your body will not tolerate the extra fluid and is not able to process it as well as prior to your diagnosis.
Do I need a prescription from my doctor?
No. Every infusion includes a consultation with our nurse practitioner to determine which vitamin blend is appropriate for you based on symptoms and goals.
How long does it take?
Total appointment times are approximately 45-90 minutes, sometimes a little longer, depending on the patient needs, goals, and treatment.
Do you take insurance?
Unfortunately, these infusions are not covered by insurance. However, some patients have been able to use their Health Saving Accounts to pay for infusions.
What are the benefits of IV Therapy?
There are many benefits of IV Vitamin Therapy, including:
- Most efficient method of delivering vital nutrients to the body
- By passes the digestive tract for 100% absorption
- Nutrients are immediately available for cellular use
- Safely delivers higher doses of vitamins that would not be tolerated if taken orally
- Boosts the immune system to help prevent or treat illness Increases energy
- Slows the effects of aging