Comment: Vitamin Infusion Therapy

Dr. Feruza Gafarova discusses the rise of medicinal supplements


Feruza Gafarova.

First developed in the 1970s by Dr. John Myers; the treatment was first made available to consumers in Tokyo when the first boutique IV clinic opened in 2008. Vitamin infusion therapy has been growing in popularity over the past decade and has become a household term in recent years.

The secret behind this alternative vitamin administration is the direct access to the bloodstream, aiding in a quicker and more significant absorption of vitamins and minerals.  It’s reported that it takes 20 to 60 minutes for clients to begin feeling the results.

A relatively painless procedure, the benefit of this unique style of vitamin administration is an increased cell absorption of 90-100% bioavailability of vitamins. Oral supplements receive only 10% absorption due to filtering through the stomach and digestive system.

Dubai-based beauty and wellness clinic, CosmeSurge recently announced that it now offers customised Intravenous Vitamin Infusion therapy options. Treatments range from vitamins and minerals to a performance enhancement mix. Vitamin therapies are geared towards healthy patients seeking to maximise their fitness and well-being. CosmeSurge is one of several clinics in the UAE region to offer customised therapies based a patient’s specific needs.

If you’ve been feeling sluggish, low on energy, and experiencing mood swings, it may be time to reconsider medical supplements and opt for IV infusion therapy which delivers nutrients directly into the bloodstream within 40 to 45 minutes. While traditional medicinal supplements may take approximately two to three months to show results, IV therapy displays results within six weeks.

Although used as treatment for a variety of conditions, IV vitamin therapy is most popular for rehydration after intense sports events, rejuvenation and hydration for the skin, collagen restoration and fighting oxidative stress. Therapies that are infused with proteins and amino acids such as L’Carnitine, also aid in weight loss and increased energy levels. However, it’s important to make note that this type of therapy may be harmful to certain conditions. While our infusions and injections can be easily administered to any healthy person, pregnant and breast-feeding women, as well as anyone suffering from cancer and kidney failure, should avoid them.

A few of the more popular injections include: Doxidant, a wellness enhancer; B12 Booster, an energy booster; Biotin IM, a hair and nail enhancer; B-Complex Boost, a hair, skin, and energy enhancer; and Vitamin D, an immune booster. Whether the end result is clearer skin, increased energy or stronger immune system, there are a plethora of therapies to choose from. 

Dr. Feruza Gafarova has over 10 years of medical experience in endocrinology, anti-aging and functional medicine. She believes IV vitamin and mineral infusion is an excellent addition to a healthy lifestyle along with proper nutrition and hormonal balance.  For more information visit


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