1. What is in your IV bag?
Before getting a vitamin infusion, it is important to ask what exactly is in your IV bag! The name of the infusion might be the same at various places, but what’s in the bag surely isn’t.
Blum Center prides itself on having a longer list of different vitamins, minerals and nutrients in each bag, each at a higher dose than found at the run-of-the-mill walk-in drip centers. For example, most other infusion centers have only three to four vitamins in their mixes. Blum Center’s Basic Wellness infusion has nine different vitamins, amino acids, and minerals and their Wellness Plus infusions have 15. We have done extensive research on each vitamin cocktail and how to safely give high doses to help you get the most positive effect. We even have innovative protocols, like a Post Covid Infusion, to really target specific health concerns.
Additionally, it is equally important to confirm that you are getting quality ingredients. Blum Center sources their vitamin solutions from the highest quality compounding pharmacies that source their ingredients from FDA-approved facilities and are compliant with Current Good Manufacturing Processes. This means every batch is tested and every vial is visually inspected by the compounding pharmacy before it is shipped out and then visually inspected again by their Infusion Director upon arrival.
The Medical Director, Susan Blum, M.D. utilizes her extensive knowledge of Integrative and Functional Medicine to curate infusions that particularly serve the needs of people with medical issues, including immune system and autoimmune conditions, chronic Lyme, severe fatigue, Long Covid, and gut issues to name a few. As you can see, Infusions at Blum Center are not just simple wellness IVs, but rather medical grade infusions that make a real difference in the body’s healing and ability to function optimally. It’s important to keep all these factors in mind when comparing prices at different locations.
2. Tailored IV Cocktails
There is no one-size fits all Vitamin IV. At Blum Center, we work hard to ensure that your drip is compatible with your unique biochemistry. For example, did you know that if you have a history of kidney stones you should receive a custom drip limiting the amount of Vitamin C? That’s just one of many facets we consider before you receive your infusion.
Blum Center practitioners are experts in Integrative and Functional Medicine and hand select each patient’s infusion to ensure their health and wellness needs are getting met. Blum Center knows that high dose intravenous vitamins or specific combinations of targeted nutrients can truly make a difference for many people struggling with chronic health issues.
While it may seem like a nice touch to be able to pick out an infusion from a menu at a walk-in drip center, this strategy may not be helping you meet your wellness goals.
3. No Industry Standard
Even though infusions have gained popularity over the last decade, there still lacks a governing entity or an industry standard. This leads to a lot of variation in the product, dosing, and quality you may receive from center to center. There is great responsibility on the practice and the practitioner to ensure the safety of your infusion and, as the patient, these are important questions for you to ask when determining which center to go to. Additionally, the Infusion Director at Blum Center is on the National Infusion Center Association Standards Development Team, which implements nationwide protocols to all infusion centers across the country. These standards are already being used at Blum Center. You will have a masters-prepared Nurse Practitioner with years of extra education and training administering your infusions.
4. Patient Safety
Blum Center is very strict and buttoned-up about safety in their medically supervised setting. Before you start, we ensure your well-being with a complimentary screening and review of your labs by the Infusion Director, who is a licensed and experienced Nurse Practitioner. This extra step can give you the comfort that you will receive maximum benefit and the safest possible visit. Any business that does not screen you or take/review blood work is potentially putting you at risk, especially if you have ongoing health issues that need that next level of attention and care.
Additionally, we take Covid precautions seriously and have various protocols in place to minimize exposure risk. First, they have multiple rooms, which allows proper distancing and the ability to infuse high risk patients by themselves in a separate room. They are using HEPA air filters in the infusion rooms, requiring masks to be worn, and limiting the number of patients seen at the same time.
As you can see, the Blum Center for Health Infusion Program sets itself apart from other centers through their individualized care, high quality infusions, and utmost cleanliness with strict protocols in a comfortable, calming environment.
Let them create a program for you! The quality, service, and individualized care at Blum Center is unmatched. Call or text at 914.652.7800 to book your appointment.
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