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The Benefits of IV Therapy

Our bodies are constantly fighting a battle to get enough nutrients. The air we breathe, the water we drink, and the food we eat are all working against us. When we become nutrient insufficient, our bodies suffer from inflammation, oxidative stress, and the release of free radicals.

IV therapy offers an easy solution to pump your body full of the nutrients it desperately needs. In this blog, we’ll explain what IV therapy is, how it works, and why YOU need it!

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What is IV therapy?

IV therapy, also known as intravenous therapy, is the best way to quickly and effectively supply your entire body with nutrients. When you undergo a round of IV therapy, a needle connected to an IV bag full of nutrients will be gently inserted into a vein in your arm. (If you’re needle averse, fear not! The needle is small and you’ll hardly feel a thing!) This will allow the nutrients to directly enter the bloodstream, bypassing the digestive process entirely.

When compared to regular oral dosing, IV therapy allows for higher concentrations of nutrients to easily be absorbed. IV therapy is also a preferred method of nutrient intake for patients with digestive health problems or food sensitivities, as the digestive system is completely bypassed for a 100% absorption rate.

IV therapy offers more benefits than your average nutrient supplement. Largely because your body only absorbs around 50% of the nutrients in a supplement. This is because if a vitamin enters the stomach and digestive tract, it will be broken down and is harder for the body to properly absorb. Moreover, factors like age, health status, genetics, metabolism, and the physical and chemical makeup of your food all impact how well you absorb nutrients in the digestive tract. IV therapy is the only way to ensure that all the nutrients will be absorbed.

What are the benefits of IV therapy?

As described above, IV therapy is incredibly beneficial because you will absorb 100% of the nutrients supplied. This means your body will be flush with nutrients, benefiting your entire body.

While every kind of IV therapy has its unique benefits (which we’ll get into later), there are some universal benefits to IV therapy. These include:

  • Rapidly increases nutrients in cells

  • Boosts energy levels

  • Increases mental clarity and cognitive function

  • Improves overall wellness

  • Combats fatigue

  • Accelerates wound healing

  • Fights off sickness

  • Restores vitamin deficiencies

  • Aids in homeostasis and restores balance

  • Increases the rate of cellular healing

Who benefits from IV therapy?


Recent studies have found that around 92% of Americans have a vitamin or mineral deficiency. However, there are some groups of people who may benefit from IV therapy more than others.

Specifically, people with the following concerns and conditions will especially benefit from an IV therapy session:

  • Asthma

  • Migraine and tension headaches

  • Fatigue, including chronic fatigue syndrome and adrenal fatigue

  • Fibromyalgia and chronic pain

  • Acute muscle spasms

  • Upper respiratory tract infections

  • Chronic sinusitis

  • Hyperthyroidism

  • Seasonal allergies

  • Depression, anxiety, and the effects of acute or chronic stress

  • Hormonal imbalances

The Johnson Center has dozens of patients from all different health backgrounds that undergo IV therapy. And the vast majority of our patients that do IV therapy are happy with their results. Even Dr. Johnson makes space in her busy schedule to squeeze in a monthly IV Therapy session!

What kinds of IV therapy does the Johnson Center offer?

High dose vitamin C:

  • High-dose vitamin C IV therapy is one of the best ways to jumpstart your immune system, while also aiding in iron absorption and protecting against oxidative stress damage. It is incredibly important to make sure your body gets enough vitamin C, as it cannot be made within the body.

  • Consider high-dose vitamin C is you're experiencing:

    • Acne or other skin conditions

    • Weak immune system

    • High blood pressure

  • Benefits include:

    • Improved mood

    • Strengthened immune system

    • Regulated blood pressure

Glutathione IV Therapy

  • Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant and the second most populous molecule in the human body, it is responsible for promoting skin health, spurring the detoxification process, and increasing overall mood and well-being. A glutathione IV therapy will deliver the powerful antioxidant directly into your bloodstream. To read more about the benefits of glutathione, click here.

  • Consider Glutathione IV Therapy if you're experiencing:

    • Poor immune health

    • Old looking skin

    • Low energy

  • Benefits include:

    • Increased overall mood

    • Boosted immune system

    • Spurred detoxification

NAD+ IV Therapy:

  • NAD IV therapy delivers a dose of the NAD coenzyme to your blood, where your body can use it best. Without the NAD coenzyme, your body may not have the elements it needs for optimal cell function. As you get your infusion, NAD molecules bind with proteins in your body to create active enzymes that your body uses to metabolize fuel and revitalize cells. NAD therapy supports healing at a cellular level. It has the power to enhance brain function, increase energy, and boost your overall well-being. Click here to learn more about the benefits of NAD+ IV Therapy.

  • Consider NAD+ Therapy if you're experiencing:

    • Brain fog

    • Low energy

    • Bloating

  • Benefits include:

    • Increased energy

    • Enhanced brain function

    • Boosted overall well-being

Meyer's Cocktail:

  • The Meyer's Cocktail IV Treatment is packed with vitamin C, multiple types of vitamin B, calcium, and magnesium. The high concentration of nutrients entering your bloodstream ensures you receive the maximum benefits of each vitamin and mineral. Click here to learn more about Myer’s Cocktail IV therapy.

  • Consider Meyer’s Cocktail if you're experiencing:

    • Weak immune system

    • Fibromyalgia

    • Poor memory

  • Benefits include:

    • Boosted energy levels

    • Migraine relief and prevention

    • Strengthened immune function

Immune Boost Bundle:

  • Our newest IV therapy is a combination of Myer’s Cocktail and Glutathione IV therapies. The immune boost bundle will offer all of the benefits of both treatments. It is one of the best ways to help you fight off illness all winter long!

How much does IV therapy at the Johnson Center cost?

  • Glutathione Push: $50 paid in full to schedule

  • Myer's Cocktail: $50 holding, remaining $125 on day of treatment

  • NAD IV: $100 holding fee, remaining $250 on day of treatment

  • High Dose Vit C: $100 holding fee, remaining $150-200 on day of treatment depending on the dose

To learn more about the Johnson's Center and IV therapy, click here to contact us! If you have any more questions about your path to optimal health, email our office at or call 276-235-3205.

The Johnson Center for Health services patients in-person in our Blacksburg and Virginia Beach / Norfolk locations. We also offer telemedicine for residents of Virginia and North Carolina!


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