A while back I got to attend one of the mosts fascinating events I have been to in a long time ...why? Well on this particular afternoon they were demonstrating a fabulous new treatment offering at the Health Renewal Centres called IV Infusions.

Now before you shriek and run for cover ... calm down and breathe!

Yes it does involve needles and a drip , yes there will be a little discomfort or tingling at times ... but no you don't have to watch. You just simply relax in an arm chair whilst you are personally attended to by one of the super friendly medical nurses on staff at the Health Renewal Centres ( part of the SKIN-BODY-HEALTH RENEWAL Group).

IV Infusions have been featured in the media rather a lot lately, thanks to celebrity clients such as Madonna, Simon Cowell, Cindy Crawford and Rihanna to name but a few. 
Closer to home, Health Renewal was born out of a need to achieve optimal health from within – as a complementary offering alongside Skin and Body Renewal.  With a team of qualified medical doctors and nurses, Dr Burt Jooste, an integrative and aesthetic medical practitioner, heads up Health Renewal.

Lets delve a little deeper into exactly what IV Infusions are? What you can expect?
What are IV Infusions?
IV Infusions are described as ...
' high-quality vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, which are injected directly into the blood stream and gradually introduced to achieve optimal levels.  Each drip contains a specific cocktail that is based on the individual needs of the patient.  Oral supplements are also prescribed to maintain the results.'

What can you expect after having an infusion?
Well honesty a huge boost to your overall health and wellbeing. When you inject these vitamins , minerals and active ingredients into the blood stream you are eliminating the normal process of having to work it's way through your body on a cellular level. In fact it is like a 'supercharged source of health' straight into the epicentre of our bodies ...the bloodstream.

Why should you even consider trying the IV Infusion therapy?
There are 2 reasons that IV Infusions are more effective than oral supplementation:
1.    Better absorption of the vitamins, mineral and antioxidants that is infused, is absorbed into the bloodstream. When these supplements are taken orally, it needs to be broken down in the metabolic system, so only a certain percentage is finally absorbed after digestion.
2.   With IV Infusions, high dosages of vitamins, minerals and cocktails can be administered without side effects.
When I watched the actual process being administered it was fascinating to see how comfortable the client looked , he was chatting away to all the media.

What should you be aware of when going for an IV Infusion?
The infusions are designed to be very patient friendly and are well tolerated by most people.  It is safe and easy in application. This is what you can expect when you go for your IV infusion:
1.    The treatment runs over a 30 – 60 minute period, depending on the type of infusion.
2.   The infusion is mixed in a sterilized bag.
3.    A needle is inserted into the arm, which is minimally invasive.
4.   There is low risk of side effects, but these may include a sensation of warmth / flushing, or a cool sensation at the entry point as the infusion is administered.
The entire process is administered by a highly trained nurse. A doctor is also available for assistance at all times.

Prior to your IV Infusions you will be required to have an appointment with one of the Health Renewal Doctors for a full medical and in-depth study of your personal health and wellbeing, this allows your Infusion therapy to customised to your personal needs and requirements.

** There are contra-indications to this treatment so please ensure that you divulge your full medical history.

For more information on this fascinating therapy which aids in ataining 'Optimal Health' , please contact:

HEALTH RENEWAL - www.healthrenewal.co.za

IV Infusions are administered at the following Health Renewal suites:
1.    Fourways
2.   Morningside
3.   Parkhurst
Cape Town
1.    Cape Quarter
2.   Constantia
3.   Stellenbosch
4.   Somerset west

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