IV 101

WHAT IS IV hydration therapy and how does it work?

IV stands for “intravenous“, meaning into the vein, We offer IV hydration using a delicate catheter directly inserted into your vein, ensuring faster and more effective hydration compared to simply drinking water. The procedure begins with a tiny needle puncture, and once we have accessed the vein, the needle is removed, leaving only a soft plastic catheter in place. IV therapy involves the direct administration of fluids, vitamins, minerals, and sometimes medications into your bloodstream using this catheter.

With the IV bag positioned above you, gravity gently funnels the solution into your system. One of the main benefits of IV therapy is the immediate and complete absorption of vitamins. When consumed orally, only around 20% of vitamins are absorbed due to the digestive process. However, Your body is able to absorb almost all of the nutrients received by IV therapy since it bypasses the laborious and time-consuming digestive process and goes right into your blood stream where they can go to work right away. The end result is that you feel better faster! it’s essential to note that our IV services are designed to complement, not replace, your regular oral hydration.

IS IV THERAPY SAFE and what are the side effects?

All vitamins we use are FDA-approved and undergo rigorous testing. Every IV is delivered by a qualified registered nurse under the supervision of a medical director. Before initiating IV therapy, we ensure a thorough review of the client’s health history. Generally, side effects from our IV drips are either non-existent or very mild. Occasionally, you might feel some discomfort, see bruising, or notice itching, inflammation, or redness around the injection site, which can persist anywhere from a few moments to a few days. It’s worth noting that genuine allergic reactions are exceedingly uncommon. However, if you experience symptoms like throat swelling, a widespread itchy rash, a severe drop in blood pressure, or any signs suggestive of anaphylaxis after receiving an injection, it’s crucial to seek emergency medical care immediately. If you are aware of any allergies to the ingredients we use, we strongly recommend avoiding those particular treatments.

What are the benefits of IV Hydration Therapy?

IV therapy offers a plethora of wellness advantages such as: 

  • Hydration restoration 
  • Elevating deficient vitamins, minerals, and electrolytes 
  • Enhancing immune system health 
  • Providing quick relief from ailments like hangovers, stomach flu, headaches, and jet lag 

Moreover, specialized treatments like NAD+ can offer added benefits related to anti-aging, metabolism, and neurological health.

Various individuals can reap the rewards of IV Therapy, including: 

  • Athletes looking for a swift post-workout recovery 
  • Overworked parents in need of a natural energy uplift 
  • People facing challenges with vitamin deficiencies or issues absorbing nutrients 
  • Travel enthusiasts seeking a speedy solution to jet lag 
  • Those needing immediate relief from hangover or stomach flu discomforts 
  • Anyone desiring a rapid dose of vitamins and minerals that enhance beauty.
How long does it take, and does it hurt?

The entire procedure typically ranges from 30-45 minutes. Before your first appointmen, there are some forms you’ll need to fill out, followed by a brief medical evaluation. While most of our vitamin IV therapies last between 30 to 60 minutes, specific treatments like the Iron and NAD+ infusions can extend over several hours. Some specialty infusions might also necessitate multiple sessions spanning a few weeks.

Pain perception varies from person to person. However, for those with concerns, we provide a lidocaine numbing spray to make the process more comfortable. While there’s an initial pinprick sensation when the needle for IM and IV treatments is introduced, it’s usually brief and minimal. Our nurses, experts in administering injections and placing cannulas, prioritize your comfort and peace of mind before proceeding with any treatment. For IV infusions, rest assured that once the cannula is in place, you shouldn’t feel any discomfort during the infusion.

What ingredients are used in the IV?

Our IV drip therapies are specifically crafted with a myriad of vitamins and minerals, all designed to provide your body with the crucial nutrients essential for peak wellness. The unique formulation of each therapy varies based on its ingredients and the health objectives you’re targeting.

At the heart of our IV drip therapy is a saline foundation. This saline, teeming with indispensable electrolytes, manages water and blood volume throughout the body. By getting a saline drip, you’re on track to rejuvenate hydration and reestablish electrolyte equilibrium.
We infuse our therapies with a select blend of vital nutrients that, in tandem, can offer an array of potential health benefits.

Please note, only our IV therapy sessions can be booked as standalone visits. While we do offer wellness shots, these are exclusively available in conjunction with an IV therapy session and cannot be booked separately.

How much does IV therapy cost?

The price of IV therapy can fluctuate based on several considerations, such as:

  • The specific infusion selected
  • Whether you’re opting for a single session or multiple treatments.
  • Any additional add-ons you choose.
    It’s worth noting that IV therapy usually isn’t covered by insurance. Our treatment costs start at $75 for the Dehydration Alleviating Drip and can go up to $300 for the initial dose of our Restorative NAD+ Drip.
  1. Tailored Approach: The ideal frequency for IV therapy varies from individual to individual. We believe in personalizing treatments to align with your unique requirements. For those seeking preventive care and wellness, it’s advisable to have two IV drips monthly to compensate for any vitamin shortfalls.
  2. Dependent Factors: The regularity of IV treatments hinges on various elements, including the specific composition of the infusion and your wellness objectives. Some infusions might be suitable every few weeks, while others may be best spaced out over months. Your healthcare professional will provide guidance to ensure your treatments are both effective and safe.
  3. Individual Assessment: The optimal treatment frequency can differ greatly; what works for one person might not be the same for another. Whether you’re considering an IV or an IM booster shot, the recommended frequency can be influenced by your current health status, pre-existing medical conditions, and your personal goals. All of this will be thoroughly discussed during your appointment. As a general guideline, we don’t administer more than three IV infusions within a 72-hour span, and no more than two liters of fluid should be introduced in a 24-hour window.
  4. IV Limitations: IV drips, containing active medications, are primarily intended for treating minor ailments. Their use is determined by prescribing practitioner after a comprehensive evaluation. It’s important to note that recovery infusions are limited to a maximum of three sessions in a month.
Is a blood test necessary?

Most of our treatments, like those with vitamins B and C, don’t require a blood test since they’re water-soluble and excess amounts are naturally expelled. However, for vitamin D treatments, a recent blood test (within the last two weeks) is essential due to its lipid-soluble nature. Before any treatment, we always conduct a brief medical consultation to gauge your health status.

Can I enhance my IV drip therapy with extras?

Certainly! You can augment your chosen IV drip therapy with additional ingredients. Consider adding extra vitamin C for a more robust immune boost or a glutathione push for increased antioxidant support. For a list of available add-ons, click here.

Does your company have any special offers?

Our spa-like van is designed to make the duration of your IV therapy more comfortable. You can indulge in a complete body massage, engage in virtual reality meditation, and immerse yourself in a peaceful environment with a noise-canceling headset. Wrapped in cozy warm blankets, we even provide alternatives like weighted blankets and cooling caps for those experiencing migraines. Additionally, we offer silent appointments, where you can enjoy relative solitude. Though I’ll still be in the van, a thick curtain will separate us, giving you the space to be alone with your thoughts.


Absolutely! Organize a group session for 3 or more participants and enjoy a 25% discount for all individuals during that appointment! For group session arrangements, please consult with Lanell before finalizing your booking.


We offer an extensive range of shots tailored for various needs, from alleviating hangovers to enhancing skin and hair health. Among our offerings are Lipo B and Lipo C shots. These lipotropic agents play a pivotal role in how the body utilizes fat. They not only reduce fat deposits but also accelerate the metabolism and elimination of fats. With the liver being instrumental in managing body fat, these shots are invaluable.
Vitamin B12, another component, aids in metabolizing fats, proteins, and carbs, often serving as an energy enhancer and promoting increased activity.

When will I feel the benefits of my therapy?

Responses to IV therapy vary due to individual differences. Some may feel rejuvenated within an hour of a vitamin infusion, while others might take longer, especially with specialized treatments. If you’re deficient in a certain vitamin, you might notice immediate effects. However, even without an instant change, the treatment is still optimizing your cellular health.Vitamin B12, another component, aids in metabolizing fats, proteins, and carbs, often serving as an energy enhancer and promoting increased activity.

I live outside of town so can you come to me?

Do you wish for us to meet you in the office? Or do you need one of our IVs but want to meet us outside a grocery /  convenience / retail store? No problem! Contact ABC IV Hydration when you are ready to book, and our friendly team will try to secure a suitable appointment for you.
Please be aware, there is an additional charge for our concierge services outside a 12-mile radius from Great Falls Police Department. This can be discussed upon booking as location prices may vary.

Are there specific conditions that might restrict me from IV therapy?

Yes, IV therapy may not be suitable for everyone. Some contraindications include: 

  • Pregnant women 
  • Those with kidney ailments or heart issues 
  • People allergic to any infusion ingredients 
  • Individuals on medications that might conflict with the infusion components.


Exploring the Advantages of NAD+ Supplementation  

NAD+, or Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide, is fundamental in many of our body’s metabolic actions. With aging, however, the levels of NAD+ typically decrease, possibly influencing a range of health factors. Introducing NAD+ through supplements might address some of these aging-related health challenges. Here are some researched advantages: 

1. Cognitive Health Boost: The challenge of cognitive decline with age is prevalent. Research points to NAD+ maintenance as a potential method to counter age-driven cognitive setbacks. Through DNA and neuron repair, NAD+ supplements might fortify long-term brain health and operations. 

2. Energizing the Body: The role of NAD+ in converting the food we eat into energy is vital. When its levels drop, our vigor might decline as well. Supplementation can thus rejuvenate our energy quotient and optimize metabolic functions. 

3. Heart and Vascular Wellness: Issues like high blood pressure can strain our vascular system. Studies suggest NAD+ supplementation might fortify blood vessels, diminish inflammation, and ease rigidity in the aortic artery. 

4. Balancing Cholesterol: NAD+ doesn’t just protect our heart, it’s also involved in fat metabolism, possibly leading to cholesterol regulation. This can reduce vascular obstruction risks. Some research even indicates that NAD+ precursors might prevent or revert lipid buildup, positioning them as potential remedies for dyslipidemia (abnormal lipid concentration in the blood). 

5. Aiding in Weight Management: Aging can complicate weight regulation, in part because of shifts in metabolism moderated by NAD+. Some studies on animals have proposed that NAD+ supplements might resist weight increase, even amidst fat-rich diets. 

6. Defending Against Neurological Disorders: Preliminary data indicates that NAD supplements might offer defense against conditions like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. This defensive capacity may stem from NAD+’s antioxidative nature and its anti-inflammatory functions. 

Though the prospects of NAD+ supplements are encouraging and seem safe for short-term use, it’s pivotal to recognize that their long-term impact remains not fully explored due to the brief nature of many clinical tests. Always consult a health expert prior to beginning any supplement routine. 

Delving into Glutathione

Glutathione is produced naturally in our bodies as a formidable antioxidant made of three amino acids: glycine, glutamine, and cysteine. It primarily tackles the free radicals, which tend to multiply when our bodies encounter stress, illness, or toxins like alcohol.

However, as the sands of time pass or due to specific health hitches, our innate production of glutathione might diminish. Addressing this shortfall, ABC IV introduces glutathione supplements via intravenous (IV) delivery, ensuring cells receive this vital antioxidant armor. An extra “push” during the IV session is available for those desiring a heightened dose, administered by a qualified professional.

Dive into the potential perks of Glutathione:

1. Youthful Vitality and Holistic Health: Glutathione may counteract free radicals, possibly decelerating cell aging, taming inflammation, and bestowing a luminous skin glow. This might also translate to healthier tresses and nails. 

2. Championing Cellular Vigor: Glutathione underscores cellular health by potentially eliminating toxins, such as hydrogen peroxide. 

3. Premier Antioxidant Activity: Being omnipresent in every cell and ranking among the top antioxidants, glutathione is primed to thwart free radicals linked with aging and illness. 

4. Exploring Cancer Dynamics: Some research intimates that while glutathione could impede cancer evolution, it might also render tumors less susceptible to chemotherapy. The relationship between glutathione and cancer is a buzzing research topic. 

5. Shielding the Liver: Ailments like hepatitis or fatty liver disease pose threats to liver cells. Emerging studies spotlight glutathione’s role in minimizing harm, especially in conditions like nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, given its detox properties. 

6. Enhancing Insulin Sensitivity: Observations note lowered glutathione levels in individuals grappling with insulin resistance. Thus, stabilizing these levels might be pivotal for type 2 diabetes management. 

7. Potential Relief from Parkinson’s Symptoms: Some scholars believe that glutathione levels might impact Parkinson’s disease indicators, positing injections as a therapeutic pathway. 

8. Possible Aid for Ulcerative Colitis: With its roots in oxidative stress, ulcerative colitis’s link to glutathione has been eyed in animal studies, suggesting its role in mending some colon damage. 

9. Potential Implications for Autism Spectrum Disorders: Reports indicate lower glutathione levels in autistic children than in neurotypical counterparts. Some studies propose that glutathione supplements could temper certain autism-associated symptoms.

It’s paramount to emphasize that, while glutathione’s potential appears optimistic, it necessitates more expansive and rigorous research to ascertain its complete spectrum of benefits and any inherent risks.

Is there something more?

There’s a vast array of services I offer beyond just what you see in each IV drip. While I strive to provide you with all the information, there’s so much more to explore. During our session, be sure to inquire about the additional shots I can provide outside of your chosen drip. With a selection of 10 unique IV drips – including one that’s tailored just for you – you might wonder which to go for.  If you aren’t sure, just reach out to me!

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Fitness IV Drip

The Fitness IV Drip is the perfect complement to any athlete's training routine, whether you're at the gym, the track, or training at home. After an intense workout, this specialized formula acts quickly to rehydrate and restore your body with essential vitamins, electrolytes, and fluids lost during vigorous exercise


  • 1000 mL of Normal Saline 

  • B-Complex 

  • Amino-Blend 

  • Vitamin-C

Ingredients may vary based on supply, demand and availability


Hangover IV Drip

Revitalize with the Hangover IV Drip. This treatment is an efficient method to swiftly combat hangover symptoms and replenish your body's hydration. Specially crafted to flush out toxins, restore vital nutrients lost with overindulgence, and leave you feeling refreshed and renewed.


  • 1000 mL of Normal Saline 

  • B-Complex 

  • Magnesium 

  • Vitamin-C 

Ingredients may vary based on supply, demand and availability


Restorative NAD+ Drip

Immerse yourself in the rejuvenating experience of NAD+ therapy, a revitalizing treatment for both your mind and body. Elevate cellular repair rates, resulting in enhanced cognitive prowess, expedited athletic recovery, heightened performance, and a noticeable surge in energy levels.
  • 500 mL of Normal Saline
  • 250 mg of NAD+
(Discount pricing for additional NAD+ mg)
Ingredients may vary based on supply, demand and availability


Wellness IV Drip

The Wellness IV Drip treatment combines a blend of powerful antioxidants and essential vitamins to boost your immune system and help fight off any bugs that are going around.


  • 1000 mL of Normal Saline 
  • B-Complex 
  • High Dose Vitamin-C 
  • Glutathione 
  • Zinc 
Ingredients may vary based on supply, demand and availability