An IV hydration and micronutrition bar? What’s that? Great question, and we’ll answer that… But first, let’s start by addressing what it ISN’T. It is not a place to go if you are having a medical emergency or feeling acutely ill. It is not where you go for diagnosis or treatment of a specific medical disorder. It is certainly not a place to go if you think you have COVID-19 and want to avoid hospitalization. It’s not where you go in lieu of seeing your regular doctor and following the medical care plans that you have established together. It is not a one-size-fits-all quick fix for people who don’t prioritize their health and wellness. And, finally, it is not for everyone. Now, that we’ve established what it isn’t, let’s focus on what IV hydration is.
In the medical field, intravenous fluid administration has a long history as an established and necessary part of treatment. Patients have been getting IVs to treat life-threatening dehydration, nutritional deficiencies and severe infections since the 1800s. In many cases, IV treatments are reserved for patients who are either unable to consume fluids and nutrients by mouth or have disorders of their GI system which prevent the absorption of fluids and nutrients. For these patients, IV treatments are necessary to get the crucial hydration, nutrition and medications directly into the bloodstream and to the cells which need them.
But what if you’re not a dangerously dehydrated critically ill patient? What if you’re a relatively healthy individual who can eat and drink just fine? Could IV hydration have any benefit for you? The answer is: Absolutely. And here’s why.
Some 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated, which can result in health effects such as fatigue, high blood pressure, kidney disease, decreased mental processing, joint pain, weight gain, headaches, ulcers and dementia. A lot of this dehydration goes unrecognized because it doesn’t reach a level of severity where a person needs emergency fluid rehydration. On top of that, even for healthy people, only 15–40% of vitamins and minerals taken by mouth are absorbed into the bloodstream and available for use by your organs. This is due to breakdown by saliva, stomach acid, and various gut bacteria which reduce the amount of nutrients that actually enters your circulation (a concept called bioavailability).
This is where The Vessel IV Bar ATX comes in. Our mission is to redefine the healthcare experience—focusing on ultimate wellness—starting at the molecular level. This is where we break from the established medical dogma, which states that the only people who benefit from IV fluids are the sick, hospitalized, or those who cannot take fluid or nutrition by mouth. We focus on optimizing health, function, and performance in order to not only avoid clinical illness, but also to further enhance vitality. We aim to provide IV hydration that enables your cells to flush out and expel the toxins that are decreasing their function and ability to produce energy while causing aging. We provide the cellular building blocks of vitamins, minerals, electrolytes, amino acids, and antioxidants, which are 100% bioavailable to allow cells to more easily repair damage and optimize function. Our IV cocktails are custom-formulated by our physician founder to best support health and wellness goals such as immunity, metabolism assistance, increased energy, muscle recovery, liver detoxification, and repair of skin, hair and nails.
People often ask what the best way is to achieve benefit from IV hydration services. The plain truth is that it’s different for everybody. This is why our crew is led by a board-certified orthopedic surgeon as Medical Director and a board-certified nurse practitioner overseeing clinical operations. Depending on each client’s level of cellular function, oxidative stress, and baseline hydration, our staff can help devise an optimal micronutrient plan to help meet their vitality goals. For some it may be a one-time infusion to recover from a hangover. Others may opt for monthly maintenance infusions to keep them running well. Athletes in training may choose amino-boosting infusions every other week with a booster shot on their off weeks. The level of customization is endless, and we have the expertise to help each individual client reach his or her target for peak performance.
We enter this world with one body. What we do with it is entirely up to us. But one thing is for sure: What we get out of our bodies is only as good as what we put into it. Not everyone opts for the highest-octane fuel for their vehicle, but those who do regularly appreciate how much smoother it runs and how much longer it lasts. The Vessel IV Bar ATX is thrilled to support your health and vitality journey.