IV Therapy Specialist

Ignacio Guzman, MD -  - Anti-Aging, Regenerative, & Integrative Medicine

North Fresno Primary Care

Ignacio Guzman, MD

Anti-Aging, Regenerative, & Integrative Medicine located in Fresno, CA

IV therapy is one of the most effective ways to deliver nutrients to your body, which can help you with everything from recovering from a night on the town to detoxifying your system after chemotherapy. IV therapy can also be combined with peptide therapy to recover from intense sport activities. Ignacio Guzman, MD, offers gentle and high-quality IV therapy for a wide range of conditions for their patients at North Fresno Primary Care in Fresno, California. To learn more, schedule an appointment today by calling the office or using the convenient online booking tool.

IV Therapy Q & A

What is IV therapy?

IV therapy is the administration of any number of particular vitamins and minerals through an intravenous drip. IV therapy helps your body to better absorb and make more efficient use of the vitamins and minerals that you’re feeding it, unlike oral ingestion of vitamins, which typically only allows for 20% absorption.

How does IV therapy work?

When you use an IV to deliver vitamins and minerals into your body, you’re able to bypass your digestive system and administer the materials directly into your bloodstream. By using an IV, you increase your cell absorption and achieve 100% bioavailability of the vitamins and minerals.

What is the process for receiving IV therapy?

When you come into North Fresno Primary Care for IV therapy, Dr. Guzman and his friendly staff will seat you in a comfortable area and insert a catheter, or small plastic tube, into one of your veins using a small needle. Next, they attach a small bag of fluid that’s filled with a special blend of vitamins and minerals intended to treat any one of a number of specific conditions. The fluid will slowly drip through the catheter and into your bloodstream, where your body will absorb 100% of the nutrients delivered.

A session of IV therapy typically takes 45-60 minutes, with little to no downtime or recovery period, and the vitamins will maintain their levels in your system for up to 2-3 weeks!

What conditions does IV therapy treat?

Because IV therapy is really just a more effective administration of vitamins and minerals, it can be used for nearly any purpose that vitamins and minerals are used for. Dr. Guzman routinely and effectively uses IV therapy to help his patients with:

  • immune system boost
  • energy boost
  • exercise preparation and recovery
  • hangover recovery
  • detoxification (this can be especially useful for patients going through or recovering from chemotherapy)
  • muscle recovery acceleration with amino acids

If you’re interested in learning more about how IV therapy can help you achieve your health goals, schedule an appointment today with the IV experts at North Fresno Primary Care. You can call the office or use the convenient online booking tool.