Do you guys ever find something fab and just get full-on addicted? Whether it’s a local coffee shop, store, or routine – I love finding something and staying loyal to it. This happened recently with me focusing on my health at Orlando IV Lounge. I ended up here through a recommendation and fell in love. You may have seen my Insta stories showcasing this spot too, I’m sure. I have been here every few weeks after all.
I got to know the owner Ashley and asked her if I could do a little interview for you guys. I feel like IV therapy is still something super new to many of you. Or if you’ve heard of it, you’ve probably heard of a hangover-style boost. Right? So why not do a review for you guys along with a little education. IV therapy is such a game changer, guys. Health and wellness + relaxation = sign me up.
Q: Tell me a little about you/your background and why you got into IV therapy.
A: My passion for people and their well-being is what drives me. It started years ago while in high school, when I went on a missions trip and discovered that I wanted to make a big impact in the world.
My late father, Guy DaSilva MD, was a brilliant doctor. He owned his own medical practice in which I began working as the receptionist during summer break. He practices Functional Medicine, which means getting to the root cause of disease rather than treating the symptoms with prescription medicines. Once I finished nursing school, I began working with him full time as his nurse. I was lucky enough to run his infusion room, where we would give patients IV vitamin therapy as treatment for various disorders. My dad soon became a world renowned speaker on IV vitamin therapy and began speaking at conferences for the A4M (American Academy of Anti-aging Medicine). We also began a preceptorship for other physicians to come and train on how to administer IV vitamin treatments.
I too used these treatments and noticed a huge improvement in my health. Getting my vitamins through IV brought my levels up, which led to a healthier me.
Q: What’s the biggest selling point for getting an IV? What do we need to know?
A: Many people ask us, “Can’t I just take supplements or eat healthy?” Our response is this: Our environment has become so toxic and our food is becoming more and more GMO that we aren’t getting the most amount of nutrients from our food. This is leading to malabsorption, autoimmune disease, and many other health conditions. Getting your nutrients via IV or injection allows for 100% bioavailability, meaning your body and cells can immediately begin putting them to use. We are also able to put much higher doses of vitamins through the IV that you wouldn’t be able to tolerate orally. Not to mention, we give IV fluids as well so your body stays hydrated.
Q: Most people think an IV is just for hangovers – what are the biggest reasons people keep coming in?
A: Results! People immediately feel better. It’s incredible when someone comes in with fibromyalgia pain and leaves with relief. Or when someone comes in complaining of insomnia and sleeps that night straight until the morning! We have so many travelers here in Central Florida. Our clients rave about how our IVs keep them healthy and energized, even when traveling overseas. In our day and age, people demand fast results, and our IV drips deliver just that.
Q: Where your most popular “blends”?
A: Our most popular IV treatment is our Signature Blend. This is our multivitamin IV with 20 different vitamins and minerals that help with energy and general wellness. Our Immunoboost, Vitaslim and Jet Lag are also very popular. We have 22 different IVs to chose from. Our injections are also very popular. People love our b12 shots, slimshots, coQ10 and our fat soluble vitamins such as vitamins A, D, E and K.
Q: What are some common misconceptions about IV therapy?
A: “Will it hurt?!!”- the answer is no! Other than the initial “stick” there is no pain involved. The entire process is comfortable and totally worth it.
“Can I get too many vitamins?” – Our IV blends were all created by our medical doctors. Our doses are safe and effective. The vitamins in our IVs are water soluble, which means the body doesn’t store them and will get rid of them if it does not need them.
“I’m not sick, so why would I need this?” – We believe in optimal health and preventing disease. Keeping your immune system strong and your nutrient levels high allows your body to fight off disease. These nutrients also have anti-aging effects, keeping cells healthy and new.
Q: Why not just take vitamins? Do they still help?
A: Oral vitamins are beneficial, but it is a good idea to come in for a boost. We can put higher doses of vitamins through IV than anyone can tolerate orally. IV is guaranteed absorption, unlike oral, where they say you retain anywhere from 10-20% of the vitamin.
Q: As far as wellness is concerned, what tips would you recommend besides IV therapy?
A: Eating organic, exercise, probiotics and routine blood work. Doing things that make you happy!
If that doesn’t sell you, I don’t know what will. IV is not the cheapest, but it’s your health, so I believe treating yourself to health is totally worth it. If you’re outside of Orlando, definitely check to see if you have any nearby. Have you tried IV therapy? Tell me your experience! And if you head over to Orlando IV Lounge, definitely tell Ashley I sent you. Stay healthy, my little chalupas.