Why IV Therapy Should Be On Your Pre-Vacation Itinerary

Mar 9, 2018

Dr. Ben Connolly, ND

Dr. Ben Connolly, ND


As if flying doesn’t leave you feeling sluggish as it is, your immune system is weakened at the high altitude and you’ll be susceptible to these viruses and colds. Whether you’re going for work or play, here’s how IV therapy can help you during your travels!

Many people today are unknowingly dehydrated as it is, and combining that dehydration with travel at high altitudes can really affect the body in more ways than one.

Very few people get enough sleep while travelling and end up twice as fatigued upon arrival, which makes hydration and essential vitamins even more important before travel.

Not only is travelling hard on your body, but the stress and excitement of pre-travel activities such as packing, preparation and arrangements for your home and/or work, along with making sure your family has what they need, can be taxing and stressful for some. Many families feel rushed and stressed leading up to a trip, so forgetting certain things like drinking plenty of water, or getting adequate vitamins can be challenging.

IV therapy can greatly improve your flying experience. It can lessen the chance of you becoming dehydrated on the plane, allowing you to battle any sicknesses you might encounter. Intravenous fluids are the most effective and efficient way to hydrate and replenish deficient vitamins quickly, and when combined with immune system boosting vitamins, they represent a great option for pre and post-travel.

To help you understand how the IVs can help you when travelling, we’ll explain how flying ultimately affects the body.


The air you breathe in while flying actually comes from outside the plane, but since it’s such a high altitude, the air has very low humidity, and there’s less to go around. The dry, recirculated air makes staying hydrated while flying to be a huge challenge for most. The average person loses about a pound of water over a five-hour flight, which can easily make you feel fatigued or trigger a headache.

As you know, when you’re dehydrated, your skin can take the brunt of it. Your skin becomes oilier as a defense mechanism to the dehydration, and can cause breakouts – and who wants that in all of your vacation photos?

So, if you already haven’t figured it out, IVs are extremely hydrating. It shouldn’t come as a surprise we recommend them before travelling to make sure you don’t get dehydrated on a plane.

Looking for an extra boost? Choose an IV with vitamin B12. This vitamin is an amazing supplement that helps you manage stress and travel fatigue.

Immune System

Do you ever feel like your nose and throat are dry after a flight? Well your nose, sinuses and esophagus are your first lines of defense against bacteria, and the dry airplane air doesn’t allow the membranes to protect the bloodstream from bacteria and viruses.

While all of this is going on, being packed into a steel tube with a few hundred strangers, some of which are likely sick (it is cold and flu season after all) makes your immune system vulnerable and unable to protect you. Who wants to arrive at their dream destination feeling tired, groggy and on the verge of getting sick?

What can you do? Supercharge your immune system, of course! IVs deliver essential nutrients such as Zinc, Vitamin C, and Vitamin D3 directly into your blood stream, making it a pre-flight essential.

Here are a few other ways you can prepare yourself for your flight:

  • Limit alcohol and caffeine intake
  • Try to rest and get more sleep leading up to your trip

Book an IV before your next vacation, and feel the difference!


Cornerstone Naturopathic Team

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