IV Nutritional Therapy

For residents of Sherman Oaks, California, and the surrounding region who are searching for ways to optimize health and wellness, IV nutritional therapy is well worth consideration. This therapy is one of many services available from Shadiar Ohadi, DO, MPH. Explore all that IV nutritional therapy can do for you.

What is IV nutritional therapy?

Intravenous (IV) nutritional therapy is a treatment approach that delivers nutrients directly into your bloodstream. You may be familiar with IV therapy as it is used in emergency medicine. When a patient needs rapid fluid replenishment or a swift method of administering medications, an IV drip is placed into a vein, usually in the back of the hand or arm.

We use a sterile needle to create an opening in the targeted vein, and then we insert a very small tube called a cannula. We use surgical tape to hold the IV in place and attach the other end of the cannula to a small bag filled with fluid.

IV nutritional therapy allows Dr. Ohadi to deliver a customized blend of nutrients directly into your bloodstream, where those nutrients can go to work immediately without having to pass through your digestive system.


What are some of the benefits of IV nutritional therapy?

One of the biggest benefits of IV nutritional therapy is the ability to boost your body’s natural immune function. The specific vitamins and antioxidants needed to fight off infection or hasten recovery are delivered into your blood.

Your circulatory system quickly moves these nutrients throughout your body, supporting your cells as they identify and attack invading germs. IV nutritional therapy also quickly restores ideal hydration, which can help you feel better almost immediately.

Some of the other benefits associated with IV nutritional therapy include the ability to:

  • Eliminate fatigue
  • Boost brainpower
  • Improve recovery during athletic training
  • Speed healing after injury
  • Relieve depression
  • Enhance energy levels
  • Treat allergies

IV nutritional therapy is a safe, swift, and effective treatment that can deliver numerous benefits. It is also a wellness practice that is quickly growing in popularity.


Is IV nutritional therapy painful?

Dr. Ohadi and her team have the skills and experience needed to place your IV quickly and without pain. You may feel a slight pinch as the needle enters your skin and a cool sensation as the fluid begins to move through your circulatory system.

If you’re considering IV nutritional therapy, it’s important to choose a medical professional with a full understanding of human anatomy and the need to maintain sterile conditions when placing or removing an IV.

For many, the relief that comes with intense hydration is almost immediate. In fact, some people find IV nutritional therapy to be so beneficial they integrate treatments into their ongoing wellness care.

Learn more about IV nutritional therapy during a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Ohadi. Call the office today to learn more.