What You Can Expect During Your First IV Therapy Session

Dec 08, 2023
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The benefits of IV Therapy are numerous. It can help with improved mental clarity, immune boosting, dehydration, anti-aging, stress relief, hangovers, pain relief and so much more. We review what you can expect from your very first IV therapy session here.

Intravenous (IV) therapy can do a lot for your health and well-being. It can boost your immune system, slow down signs of aging, boost your energy level, reduce the effects of hangovers, and even help with weight loss, to name just a few. 

Because IV therapy is so versatile in its benefits, more and more people are seeking out this popular treatment

If you’ve heard about all the things IV Vitamin Therapy can do for you and you want to know more, our team led by Chaim Mandelbaum, MD, at IVMD in New York City is here to help. In this blog, we review more about IV Therapy and what you can expect during your first treatment.

Explaining IV Therapy 

IV Therapy is a method of delivering fluids, minerals, and vitamins to your body directly through your bloodstream rather than through your stomach. Because your digestive system is bypassed, you're able to reap the benefits of all the nutrients your body needs much faster and at a higher dose.

Another huge benefit of IV Therapy is that it’s completely customizable to whatever your health needs are. Dr. Mandelbaum can tailor your treatment to include the vitamins and minerals that are going to benefit you the most. 

Types of IV Therapy

IVMD offers the following treatments to help you to be your best self:

Allergy Relief

Helps to reduce allergy symptoms, strengthen your immune system and reduce inflammation and histamine levels in your body

Alpha Lipoic Acid

Helps to reduce blood sugar levels and decrease symptoms of diabetic peripheral neuropathy such as burning, numbness and tingling.

Beauty Infusion

Helps to promote glowing skin, hair and nails as well as increasing energy, metabolism and nutrient absorption.

Energy Infusion

Helps to give an energy boost and reduce feelings of physical and mental fatigue. Can be infused once every 2 weeks to maximum efficacy.

Hangover Relief

Helps to relieve symptoms of a hangover by rehydrating the body with essential electrolytes. Can also be infused before a night out. 

Immunity Boost

Helps to help fight off infection, boost the immune system and combat the common cold, flu and viruses. 

Jet Lag Mixture

Help to reduce bothersome symptoms of jetlag such as fatigue and body aches. Our drip also adds on an Immunity Booster to ensure your immune system is optimized.

Metabolic/Weight Loss Mixture

Helps to boost metabolism, break down fats, reduce oxidative stress and enhance energy production. Can be one weekly for 4-6 weeks for best results.

Meyers Cocktail

Helps to treat chronic fatigue, dehydration, jetlag, headaches, stress, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia and weakened immune system. Helps to improve overall health and wellness by supporting mood, energy, immune system and brain function.

Migraine and Pain Relief

Helps to abort migraines and reduce additional migraine symptoms such as nausea and pain. 

Morning Sickness Relief

Help reduce symptoms of morning sickness. 

Neuro Boost

Helps to protect the brain cells from damage, repair DNA and reduce inflammation.

Stress Relief

Helps to combat the physical and mental effects of stress on the body as well as working to enhance mood and reduce anxiety. Can be done weekly for 3-4 weeks for maximum efficacy.


Helps to remove impurities and increase efficacy of cellular function. Can be done weekly for 3-4 weeks for maximum efficacy.


Helps to promote healthy skin, hair and nails while simultaneously reducing free radicals and oxidative stress. Can be done weekly to every 2 weeks for 4-6 weeks for maximum efficacy

Acne Mixture

Helps to reduce incidence of acne and breakouts while promoting healthy and radiant skin.

High Dose Vitamin C

Help to improve immunity, fight illness, reduce blood pressure and improve wound healing

What an IV therapy session is like

When you initially come in to see us, Dr. Mandelbaum and our team review your health history and your wellness goals to make sure you’re a good candidate and to help you determine which IV therapy is going to be most suitable for you. 

During your first session, our team sets up an IV line to deliver the necessary nutrients and fluids to your body. We insert a cannula into one of your veins — typically in the crook of your arm — so the IV bag can drip through the cannula into your body.

The sessions typically last for about an hour, but you can relax during the entirety of your session. You might want to scroll on your phone, read or a book, or even rest your eyes while the IV works its magic.

Because the effects of IV therapy are so quick, you should leave our office feeling immediately refreshed and rejuvenated. 

If you’re ready to get started with all that IV therapy has to offer, book online at ivmdnyc.com or call our New York City office at 607-536-4831 to set up an appointment with us today.