CARING FOR YOUR BODY
INSIDE AND OUT
CARING FOR YOUR BODY
INSIDE AND OUT
Welcome to actIV infusion – the Sydney destination for intravenous hydration and vitamin infusions. Everything starts with a consultation with one of our doctors so we understand exactly what you’re after and can customise a treatment to suit your needs.
We aim to partner with you to achieve your goals, whether they are short term like a kick start with a new training regime, long term such as preparing for a marathon, or ongoing such as maintaining condition or helping to support general health and wellbeing.
To find out exactly how we can help, our doctors offer free consultations where they can discuss the range of treatments we have and how they may benefit you. Accordingly, treatments can be one off, and we also offer subscription packages for ongoing treatments to make your actIV infusion experience more cost effective.
A key advantage of an IV is that it allows for the 100% bioavailability (absorption) of fluids, minerals, and vitamins as they avoid being processed by the gut (which can result in decreased physiologic availability due to the digestive system), allowing for better cell absorption.
Steph and Ben fit in a few gym sessions a week between work and social commitments, but don’t lose sleep if they miss a session for drinks with friends or a date night. They’re both happy with the standard package, although sometimes they add on a second treatment in the month for a bit of a boost, especially if they haven’t been to the gym for a while, or had a big night out.
Tony is a marathon runner and is committed to his training schedule. He usually gets the standard package but when leading up to a marathon he intensifies his training schedule and gets two treatments upgraded with B12 and Oxygen. To help with his post-marathon recovery, he gets an extra 0.5L of fluids and IV C to boost his immunity after the event.
Heather usually goes to the gym twice a week and loves to go jogging on the beach on the weekends. In most cases she gets one standard treatment a month, and sometimes substitutes the IV Vitamin B for IV Vitamin C, and adds a second treatment. If her muscles are sore she’ll also add on an Anti DOMS shot.
Sally and Jack are hard core fitness fanatics. They work out at least 4 times a week, and are really careful about what they eat. They get two treatments a month and upgrade with oxygen and IV C to help maximise recovery times, and often add an Anti DOMS Shot to help avoid muscle cramps.
Ashley takes a lot of pride in his appearance and hates missing a workout. He watches what he eats and is comitted to his program, but lets himeself have fun on the weekends. He gets two treatments a month to help keep his energy levels up, one of which he upgrades to IV C.
John is an executive and travels interstate and overseas on a regular basis. He has one treatment a month on the standard package and upgrades it with IV C and an extra 0.5L because he feels dehydrated and run down from spending so much time in an aircraft.
We will be closed on Monday 15 January 2018, and back to our regular schedule on Thursday.
Our clinic is located at 18 Pelican Street, Surry Hills NSW Australia. MAP
We are open Thursdays – Mondays. Thursday, Friday, and Monday are 8.30am – 2pm, and weekends 8am – 4pm. For more information please call (02) 9283 2857 or send us an email:
Vitamin supplements may be of assistance if dietary intake is inadequate, so a good diet should provide our bodies with adequate levels of essential vitamins. However, health and lifestyle reasons may in certain circumstances lead to deficiencies, or we may otherwise need a ‘top up’ to help keep us feeling our best.
Supplemental vitamins may be useful in a range of circumstances. For example, our bodies are unable to produce our own Vitamin C because we lack an enzyme called ‘L-gulonactone oxidase.’ We therefore need to get Vitamin C through our diet or in supplemental forms depending on the dosages wanted. Similarly, Vitamin B12 is only available from animal food sources and supplementation may be needed by people with vegetarian or vegan dietary patterns.
Studies have also long observed an increased risk of respiratory infections and the common cold in people doing substantial physical exercise or undergoing physical stress. The International Journal of Sports Medicine published an analysis of scientific research examining the effect of Vitamin C supplementation on the common cold in people undergoing acute physical stress.
The analysis showed a reduction in common cold incidence by 50% in the group supplemented with vitamin C when the results of these studies were pooled.
In the interests of full disclosure, we note there are some people who are sceptical of the benefits of IV vitamin treatments. This article from Body + Soul provides a good overview of the debate here. Everybody is different. All we can say is that our treatments may work for you, or they may not. We’d suggest coming in for a free consultation with one of our doctors and making up your own mind.
We’d also encourage you to do your own research on the topic if you wanted to explore this issue further. Some articles to get you started include:
As we don’t have control over third party websites, we take no responsibility for the accuracy of such materials.