Frequently Asked Questions

Here's a summary of answers to typical questions about our services

Intravenous (IV) Hydration or therapy delivers vitamins, minerals and amino acids directly to the body for maximum absorption. This allows the nutrients to flood your body and nourish itself at the cellular level. By using this method, we can safely deliver larger doses that would not otherwise be tolerated orally.

IV Therapy provides various benefits depending on the conditions that have to be treated. Our IV Therapies help to relieve hangovers, boost energy, fight allergies, help reduce the symptoms of cold and flu, relieve fatigue, jetlag, and just about any symptom of dehydration. We infuse various vitamins and nutrients into our drips to add even more rejuvenating impact in treating many additional ailments.

A large portion of the population has nutrient deficiencies. These people suffer from a wide range of ailments that could potentially be helped by getting enough nutrients back into their body. It isn’t just people with deficiencies that can benefit from IV Vitamin Therapy. It can be used as a form of preventative treatment also! Many people are beginning to use IV Therapy to lower the risk of illness before it happens.

IV hydration can be better than drinking water when digestive issues make it difficult to keep fluids down. It’s also a great way to rehydrate in a hurry, because IV fluids are dispersed more quickly throughout the body. While IV therapy has many benefits, we always encourage our patients to drink plenty of water every day to maintain healthy hydration!

Most people notice increased energy. Some people report a vitamin taste in their mouth and strong vitamin smell in their urine, but that’s totally normal. That is how the body eliminates the nutrients once the body metabolizes them. You may see dramatic effects after the first IV depending on your nutritional hydration status.

For optimal wellness and hydration, hydrating before and after a strenuous workout or big night of drinking is ideal. Hydrating before your big event will help to prevent dehydration and hydrating after will help treat dehydration. It’s always recommended to drink water throughout your activities to help keep your body hydrated along the way.

Very! IV vitamin drips deliver essential nutrients, antioxidants, amino acids and other ingredients directly to the bloodstream. This gives your body a much higher concentration of vitamins compared to eating or drinking. When you take vitamins by mouth (whether in pill, powder or liquid form) there’s a limit to how much gets absorbed (this can be affected by your genetics, overall health, age, metabolism and other factors) – roughly around 50%. IV vitamins get absorbed much more quickly and at a much higher percentage (around 90%). When you have higher concentrations of vitamins and nutrients in your bloodstream, it means your cells benefit from increased uptake so you feel the effects more.

Depending on the infusion, some patients get an IV up to twice a week. You have the option to do weekly, biweekly or monthly treatments. We recommend getting an IV when you feel the need to boost your energy levels, travel frequently, or just want to get back to your normal, productive self. You may see dramatic effects after the first IV depending on your nutritional hydration status.

The vitamins and minerals used at Aqua IV Hydration are all water-soluble with the exception of Vitamin D. When a high dose of Vitamin D regimen is requested, we will perform blood work to ensure that your Vitamin D is maintained at an optimal level.

Risks of IV Vitamin Therapy include mild discomfort, bruising, and pain at the site of insertion; inflammation of the vein used for insertion; severe allergic reactions.

Typically no. If needed, a numbing spray can be used to numb the area so you don’t feel anything. The needle used is a very small needle and is well tolerated by most people.

The IV treatment you choose will determine the duration of your visit. On average, IV drips can last anywhere from 15 to 90 minutes. Boost shots can be completed in minutes.

We can have one tailored or you can choose from the options

Drug testing is the evaluation of urine, blood or another type of biological sample to determine if the subject has been using the drug or drugs in question. There are many circumstances that may require drug testing:

    • Pre-employment drug screening test or random, work-related drug testing to identify on-the-job drug abuse.

    • College or professional athletic drug testing.

    • Post-accident drug testing – a vehicular or on-the-job accident which may have involved human error and resulted in casualties or property damage.

    • Safety-related drug testing – if an employee’s job could lead to safety issues if judgement or physical ability were impaired.

Urine is the most common sample type used for drug testing by employers. A urinalysis will show the presence of a drug in the system after the drug effects have worn off; however, the length of time varies by drug. Urine is the only sample type approved for testing of the federally mandated, safety-sensitive workforce.

Typical urine drug tests for employment purposes usually screen for 5 to 10 drugs. Urine screening may detect amphetamines or methamphetamines, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, cocaine, marijuana, MDA-analogues (MDA or MDMA), opiates (codeine, morphine, 6-acetylmorphine [indicative of heroin use], hydromorphone, hydrocodone, oxymorphone, oxycodone), nicotine, or alcohol.

Employers may request additional drugs to be screened.

After urine drug screening, oral fluid (saliva) testing is the most common method to test for drug use. It may be referred to as a mouth swab test, and used if an employer or other tester is interested in knowing about recent drug use. It is not ideal to survey long-term use of drugs. Most saliva drug tests can detect usage within a few hours up to 2 days. The donor should avoid any food or beverages for at least 10 minutes prior to the sample being collected.

Saliva is an easy lab test to gather samples, is less susceptible to adulteration or substitution, and can be tested for alcohol, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, cocaine, ecstasy, marijuana (THC), opiates, amphetamines, phencyclidine (PCP), and methamphetamines. It is suitable for all testing reasons, including pre-employment testing, random and post-accident testing.

Hair testing may be used to determine drug use over the longer term, usually over a 90-day period of time. Hair can be tested for cocaine, marijuana and THC, cocaine, opiates, amphetamine and methamphetamine, ecstasy, phencyclidine, and alcohol. In general, hair testing allows the longest time frame to detect drugs of abuse.

The collector usually takes a 100 gram sample of hair (100 to 120 strands) cut close to the scalp. This method lessens the risk for hair adulteration or substitution, as the sample is collected in full view of the lab personnel.

An applicant is notified that pre-employment drug testing will need to take place as part of the application process. They may have to present to the laboratory within a specified time frame, for example within 24 hours, to lessen the chance that drugs in their system will be excreted and undetectable. Applicants are directed to a specific laboratory to submit a sample for drug screening (usually for urine test results).

Once at the facility, the applicant must submit a sample at the discretion of the laboratory personnel and in keeping with their standard policies. Hair, sweat, saliva or blood drug test samples may also be used in pre-employment drug screen, although this is not common practice.

During the laboratory evaluation, strict chain-of-custody practices and standards are followed to prevent adulteration of the sample. This legal procedure requires documentation of each person who handles the specimen through the entire phase of testing.

Certain laboratory procedures may require direct visual observation while the specimen is being voided, although this is not common. This occurs most often when the donor has previously attempted to tamper with a sample.

Many variables may affect the amount of time that a drug remains detectable in the urine or other biological samples, including:

    • a drug’s half-life

    • subject’s state of hydration and fluid balance

    • frequency of drug use

    • route of administration

    • cut-off concentration used by the testing lab to detect the drug.

 

General guidelines are available for detection times but can very by individual. Many drugs stay in the system from 2 to 4 days, although chronic use of marijuana can stay in the system for 3 to 4 weeks or even longer after the last use. Drugs with a long half-life, such as diazepam, may also stay in the system for a prolonged period of time.