Intravenous vitamin treatments (IV drips) have been used for decades to alleviate conditions such as fatigue, depression, chest pains and palpitations, but it’s only in the last few years that the treatment began to make headlines.
Celebrities including Cheryl Cole, Madonna, Rihanna and Katy Perry have all declared themselves devotees of IV drips, crediting them for everything from glowing skin to the ability to stay energised during grueling work schedules. And while it might sound faddish, the science behind IV drips is simple and logical.
The Problem with Vitamin Supplements
Increased understanding of the fundamental importance of vitamins has led to a huge uptake in the supplement market, which has become so resilient that it was one of the few industries to thrive throughout the recent recession. We can now purchase everything from cheap all-in-one multivitamins to expensive, specialized solutions like Skinade, which promises to rebuild skin from the inside out. But what many supplement fanatics don’t understand is the role that the gastrointestinal tract plays in vitamin absorption.
When vitamin pills are absorbed via the gastrointestinal tract, not all of their nutrients make it to the bloodstream. Often, vitamin capsules simply fail to dissolve in the stomach, and even if they do, your body may not be able to convert their contents into activated nutrients. This problem is compounded when you consider that your gut’s ability to absorb certain nutrients decreases as you age. And certain antioxidants, such as glutathione, which is an essential component of many of our IV vitamin drips here at Revere, are unsuitable for efficient absorption by the gut, no matter how young or healthy you may be.
Relying on supplements for health means taking a chance on a number of different factors which may be beyond your control – that your stomach will dissolve the pill or capsule, that the capsule will contain high-quality, easily absorb-able forms of the vitamins, that your organs are capable of processing and delivering the activated nutrients to your blood, and that enough activated nutrients will reach your blood to benefit you. Estimates as to the final percentage of vitamins which ultimately reach your bloodstream range from 50% to just 15%.
IV vitamin drips, on the other hand, deliver essential nutrients directly to the blood, allowing for rapid absorption and complete utilisation of a concentrated dose of vitamins. At Revere Clinics, we offer a range of IV drips and boosters which can benefit everyone from athletes in need of a re-hydrating boost to worn-out mums and sleep-deprived professionals. Provided by IntraVita, each of our IV drips and boosters is specifically formulated to meet a unique need, containing a carefully calibrated mixture of restorative vitamins. From our Hangover Haven Drip, which relieves hangovers in record time, to our Stop-the-Clock drip, which uses antioxidant powerhouse glutathione to restore collagen and stimulate elastin production, the benefits of our IV drips are wide ranging and long-lasting.
IV drips and boosters are currently the fastest, most effective way to benefit from a high dose of vitamins and antioxidants, delivered directly to the bloodstream – and with appointments taking around 45 minutes for a IV drip and seconds for a booster, they’re convenient, too. Administered by qualified doctors at our Northwood Clinic, their restorative effects can be felt within minutes – so make an enquiry at Revere to discover what IV drips can do for you.