Are vitamin drips safe?
Vitamin drips have been gaining popularity for several years now, and with claims to boost your health, improve weight loss efforts, support immunity, fight fatigue and enhance skin radiance, it’s no wonder. But how exactly do they work, and most importantly, are they safe? In this blog, we’re answering all your vitamin drip questions to help you understand whether it’s the right option for you.
What exactly is a vitamin drip?
Using the same technique that would be used to deliver a drip in the hospital, vitamin drips provide infusions containing a scientifically proven blend of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids, developed to meet a specific health or wellness need. When administered intravenously, these nutrients enter the bloodstream immediately and are delivered to the body’s cells immediately and in much higher concentrations than oral supplements. High concentrations of nutrients in the blood results in greater absorption into cells, where the nutrients are used for growth, renewal, and maintenance of healthy cells.
What’s in a vitamin drip?
There are many popular combinations of vitamins, and they generally contain Vitamin C, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Magnesium Chloride, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B12 and Folic Acid. Each clinic offers its own bespoke blends, but the most famous is called a Myers Cocktail, which is designed to provide an ideal blend of vitamins and minerals to aid everything from fatigue to colds and flu. We source our drips directly from IntraVita, a UK-registered pharmacy and MHRA-approved medicines wholesaler specialising in manufacturing IV vitamin supplements. Their IV protocols have a safety track record dating back to 2009.
Who are they for?
Studies have shown that over 90 per cent of people are deficient in at least one or more nutrients, including vitamin D, B12, iron, vitamins C and E, calcium, and potassium. The most common vitamin deficiency is vitamin D, with most of the UK population being deficient. It’s much more effective to raise our vitamin levels through intravenous therapy than through oral supplementation. They can benefit a wide range of concerns, offering formulations for mood support, fatigue, ageing skin, hair loss, poor immunity and muscle recovery. We can also develop personalised formulations to meet your specific need.
Are vitamin drips safe?
IV vitamin drips are perfectly safe, but only when administered by a qualified healthcare professional in a carefully controlled clinical environment. We ask for a complete medical history before we treat a patient, as there are a range of conditions which could affect their suitability. We may also conduct blood tests to check your existing vitamin levels before treatment. We don’t treat anyone with renal conditions (kidney diseases) or those needing dialysis.
There may be some temporary side effects, such as light-headedness, hunger or tingling in the fingertips. These tend to be very mild and resolve within minutes of treatment.
While you may instantly feel more energised after treatment, it’s important to note that these initial results are often short-lived. Depending on your current vitamin levels and goals, you’ll likely require a course of treatments for optimum results. Treatment courses are usually carried out over four to six weeks, administering one drip weekly. As a general rule, the more deficient you are, the more significant and more immediate an effect you will feel following treatment.
If you’d like to find out more about vitamin drips and whether they’re right for you, click here to book a consultation or to enquire.
Disclaimer: Please be aware that results and benefits may vary from patient to patient taking into consideration factors such as age, lifestyle and medical history.