Vitamin Drips

Originally a craze among the A-list crowd, vitamin administered via iv have become increasingly available, and not to mention popular. Celebrities such as Simon Cowell apparently enjoy weekly IV drips of B12, magnesium and vitamin C to keep his liver in checks. So does Rihanna and Super model Cara for an immunity and energy boost or just overall maintenance and for good health.

A few weeks ago  –  I tried the vitamin c drip myself for immune system boosting at one of my favourite asthetics clinics. The process was speedy, simple, and didn’t hurt. I’m quite afraid of needles so this was administered while I was lying down comfortably with my eyes closed. lol.

I’m the kind of person who gets tanned really easily so for me sunblock is essential, a vitamin c drip I heard would give not only your immune system a boost but also your skin additional radiance, Three weeks post treatment, what I noticed were my scars from mosquito bites were less obvious. *YAY*. My skin has been pretty clear lately the past 3 weeks despite pulling late nights and for that I’m thankful! Perhaps it’s the Vitamin C drip from my fab Dr Phua working its magic.

Local Socialite Jamie Cuaca swears by it too

In her own words “I do a weekly vitamin C drip with an aesthetic doctor to keep my skin in good condition from inside out”

Here’s Mario Lopez in the comfort his bed whilst getting a vitamin drip, accompanied by his daughter who’s resting by his side :)

Perhaps Brides to be in singapore might even start considering Vitamin Drips before their big day for that added dose of radiance and energy.

It’s not a new trend in some parts of the world. In Japan, for instance, IV cafes offer entire menus of vitamin drips, from jabs that burn fat to those claiming to boost skin radiance.

These are popular too in places like Taiwan, Thailand, Korea, and Japan where being fair is the in thing be it a cultural thing or a trend.

The concept of vitamin IV treatments began in the US more than 50 years ago, when a Baltimore physician named John Myers invented the Myers’ Cocktail, containing a combination of vitamins B and C, as well as calcium and magnesium to treat a broad range of conditions from muscular strain to chronic fatigue.

Sound too good to be true? Well, for the most part, it is. IV vitamin therapy is useful in patients who are nutritionally deprived — those too sick to eat, such as those suffering from cancer. It’s also for those who want radiance skin and to prevent cancer.

The USRDA for Vitamin C is only 75 mg. That’s MILLIGRAMS. A normal healthy person can absorb and use between 4,000-15,000 milligrams per day. So the USRDA is way off on this one. 75 mg is basically what someone decided is the absolute minimum amount to keep you from getting scurvy. This is not an amount that promotes health and optimal body function.

One orange has about 150mg of Vitamin C, about 2 times more than the USRDA.

Intravenous Vitamin C

Vitamin C is a powerful oxidant (free radical scavenger). Intravenous (IV) vitamin C is given by a drip into a vein in the arm. It is possible to give much higher doses of Vitamin C intravenously than it is by mouth, thus achieving very high levels in the bloodstream.

IV Vitamin C is an extremely safe form of treatment and very rarely has any side-effects. It is much safer than most drugs made by pharmaceutical companies.

When giving intravenously, IV vitamin C is often combined with other important nutrients such as magnesium, B vitamins, glutathione and lipoic acid.

IV vitamin is not a cure for cancer, but there is increasing evidence that IV vitamin C can play a useful role in the treatment of cancer. In the laboratory, high doses of vitamin C have been shown to kill cancer cells, but not normal healthy cells. In the high doses used in cancer patients, vitamin C is probably acting as an oxidant rather than an anti-oxidant.

Although considered by the medical community to be an unconventional treatment, IV vitamin C has been given in high doses to many thousands of people in many countries over the last forty years. Clinical experience has shown that IV vitamin C can be useful in the following situations

the treatment of chronic fatigue
the treatment of viral infections such as influenza, the common cold, glandular fever and shingles
the treatment of bacterial infections such as cellulitis (a common skin infection)
the treatment of burns and stings
for people who are feeling “run-down” because they are working long hours or doing a lot of travelling, and who would like an “energy boost”
to boost the immune system in people who are suffering from frequent infections, particularly viral upper respiratory infections



IV drips – as mentioned aren’t a new thing. In the USA, they are administered in the following ways

IV Therapy for Fibromyalgia

People suffering with fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue are believed to have impaired cellular function—particularly in the way muscle cells handle calcium and phosphate. This, in turn, stimulates painful contractions and muscle spasms. To address these problems, we prescribe a full regimen of therapies, including IV doses of B vitamins, magnesium, vitamin C, and other nutrients proven to boost energy, improve tissue repair, and relieve stress Get Additional Information on Fibromyalgia Here


IV Therapy for Asthma

The use of IV nutrient therapy for asthma was begun in the late 1980s, soon after the first research results were published involving the administration of magnesium through an IV for the treatment of acute asthma. Most have found that magnesium sulfate, via IV infusion, is very beneficial for the treatment of asthma. Get Additional Information on Asthma Here


IV Therapy for Anti-aging

Even if you eat well, your body might not be absorbing the vitamins and minerals it needs to fight the aging process. IV therapy boosts the antioxidant vitamin and mineral levels in your body much more effectively than oral supplements. You can choose from a variety of IV cocktails, each designed to help your body repair damage, prevent aging, and recover its youthful vigor. Get Additional Information on Aging & Longevity Here


IV Therapy for Detoxification

Nourishment  to the body is provided through high-grade nutritional supplements, herbs, and IV therapy, while therapeutic massage is given, all to calm and nourish the body while the detox is slowly taking place. Get Additional Information on Detoxification Here


Anti-Fungal IV

Fungus can develop and contribute to a myriad of health problems including diabetes, chronic fatigue syndrome, multiple chemical sensitivities, allergies, asthma, and depression/anxiety to name a few. Anti-fungal IV drips are used to inactivate fungus and improve immune function.


Arthritis IV

IV nutritional therapy with an anti-inflammatory effect, helpful for arthritis, bursitis, tendonitis, and degenerative disc disease. IV nutrients include USP vitamin C, discus composition, and trace minerals.


Brain Improvement IV

IV nutritional therapy that combines Glutathione (primary brain anti-oxidant), alpha lipoic acid, folate, and cerecomp homeopathic to improve memory, impaired concentration, depression, insomnia, and anxiety.


Cancer IV

Recent studies at the NIH (National Institute of Health), conducted by Harvard Medical School researcher, Mark Levin, MD have demonstrated the anti-tumor effect of high dosages of vitamin C given intravenously. This same effect does not occur with oral vitamin C.  This therapy was originally developed by Nobel Prize winner Dr. Linus Pauling, expanded upon by Dr. Klenner and Dr. Cathcart and, more recently, Hugh Rirodan, MD. Intravenous, high-dosage vitamin C also reduces the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation for those receiving conventional medical therapies.


Chelation Therapy IV

IV nutritional therapy that uses either calcium EDTA or disodium EDTA to remove heavy metals, improve blood flow, and remove artery damaging chemicals from the blood vessels. Some of the health conditions that benefit from chelation therapy include hypertension, heart disease, memory decline, autism, diabetic complications, and many others.


Diabetes IV

IV nutritional therapy used to improve glucose metabolism, improve neuropathy and vascular disease associated with diabetes. IV nutrients include alpha lipoic acid, folic acid, vitamin B12, thiamin, and ubichinon compositum.


Digestive IV

IV nutritional therapy used to promote digestive track repair associated with chronic gerd, ulcers, maldigestion and malabsorption, IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. IV nutrients including mucosa compositum, ala, riboflavin, and others.


Dr Gallagher’s Cocktail IV

IV nutritional therapy used to increase energy, repair enzyme systems, and promote optimum nervous system function. IV nutrients include vitamin C, glutathione, glyoxal compositum, and coenzyme compositum.


Glutathione IV

Powerful anti-oxidant found predominately in the brain and liver. When given intravenously it improves liver and brain function. Often used for memory enhancement, dementia, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, neuropathy, and liver disease.


Healthy Heart IV

IV nutritional therapy helpful for atherosclerosis, heart disease, and hypertension. IV nutrients include magnesium, trace minerals, cerecomp, and pyridoxine.


Heavy Metal Detox IV

IV nutritional therapy used to treat heavy metal exposure that may contribute to heart disease, diabetes, cancer, mental illness and other degenerative diseases. IV nutrients include calcium EDTA and vitamin C.


Hypertension IV

High blood pressure is often associated with mineral deficiencies and heavy metal burden. Intravenous nutritional therapy can rapidly lower blood pressure, and when used in conjunction with other lifestyle measures can reduce the risk of heart disease.


Immune Drips

IV nutritional therapy infusions that include high dosage, pharmaceutical grade vitamin C found to be helpful for chronic fatigue syndrome, Lyme disease, chronic infections, hepatitis, and cancer.


Liver Detox IV

IV nutritional therapy used for liver repair and detoxification. Contains glutathione, ALA, hepar compositum, and high dose vitamin C.


Migraine Headache IV

For millions of Americans, migraine headaches can be disabling, leading to countless medications that are often replete with side effects. The migraine IV “cocktail” utilizes concentrations of magnesium, riboflavin, and other key nutrients to relieve acute migraine episodes and prevent future occurrences.


Myer’s Cocktail

IV vitamin and mineral therapy developed in the 1970’s by John Meyer, M.D., a physician at Johns Hopkins University.  The “cocktail” is indicated for chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, depression, muscle spasm, asthma, hives, congestive heart failure, angina (chest pain), infections, and senile dementia.


Plaquex Therapy

Plaquex does just what its name suggests; it reduces plaque deposits in arterial walls. But it isn’t just for people with arterial blockages. Anyone with heart disease, diabetes, arterial blockages, sexual dysfunction, high cholesterol, or lipid problems can greatly benefit from Plaquex therapy.


PMS/Menopause IV

IV nutritional therapy used for PMS, menopause, mood swings, irritability, insomnia, depression, cramps, etc.  IV nutrients include vitamin B complex, pyridoxine, magnesium, and cerecomp.


Vision IV

Deterioration of sight, including cataracts, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy, is one of the most common problems associated with aging. Around age 60, the likelihood of serious ocular disorders, macular degeneration, cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy accelerates. Special “vision drips” including anti-oxidants, fatty acids, amino acids, carotenoids, minerals, and glutathione are used individually or combined with chelation to help with visual decline.

Over in USA Arizona where the trend for IV Drips are taking off comes a business called The Drip Room

The Drip Room in Scottsdale bustles with guests lounging on comfy, oversized massage chairs and enjoying the wafting aromas of lavender and jasmine at an oxygen bar, all while watching a large-screen TV, or using iPads. The chic, social setting features Tiffany blue-colored walls, a geometric patterned accent wall, and a private back room resplendent in orange and yellow hues.

Indulging at this hip lounge on this weekend afternoon are marathon runners, hungover partiers and middle-aged women hoping to stall the aging process. But there’s one surprising detail amid the appealing spa-like ambiance –  everyone is hooked up to an IV.

The Drip Room provides I.V. (intravenous) vitamin therapy for health and wellness. Vitamin therapy is used for a variety of wellness treatments including, energy, anti-aging and weight loss. There are treatments for hang-overs as well.

V therapy can be more effective than taking supplements / nutritional vitamins orally for correcting nutrient deficiency. The intravenous methods targets nutrients directly to where they are needed – your body’s cells. This all works so well since the IV bypasses the digestive system which many times blocks the absorption of nutrients.

Therapeutic IV nutrients are given in pharmacological doses, greater than the minimal requirements of the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA), which allows for greater nutrient amounts to be placed into the body. Because natural nutrients via IV are easy on the body, IV administration is exceedingly safe.

IVs are more effective and just plain easier.

The retailer even offers Oxygen adminstered with Aroma Therapy ! how cool is that?

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