Nutrition Research

Baltimore-area clinics are offering vitamin IVs. But do you really need one?

Baltimore-area clinics are offering vitamin IVs. But do you really need one?

Once a month Kristen Curtin gets vitamins pumped into her bloodstream through an IV.

The Mount Airy mother of three started getting the intravenous vitamins a few years ago as a way to boost her energy. Taking care of small children often leaves her tired and drained.

Her go-to cocktail of vitamins is one from Nava Health Vitality & Wellness Center in Bethesda that contains magnesium, vitamin C and other nutrients. When she feels a cold coming on, she gets a mix with extra vitamin C to strengthen her immune system. Curtin said she has felt more vibrant since starting the infusions.

“My overall health has gotten better,” Curtin said. “I am not as tired and I don’t get...

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