IV Therapy has become the secret weapon of burnt-out stars such as Brad Pitt, Madonna, Simon Cowell and Rhianna…to name but a few. They have been featured on Netflix shows like Selling Sunset and Real Housewives. Now, everyone can experience the incredible benefits and greater sense of well-being.
IV Vitamin drips have grown in popularity over the last few years in the UK however in countries such as USA, South Africa and China these have been “go to” therapies for 1000s of people for a variety of benefits including combating fatigue, boosting immunity, anti-ageing, brightening skin and encouraging good hair growth. IV Vitamin Drips are frequently used as an instant pick-me-up; it is excellent for rehydration and replacement after travelling, athletic performance or a late night out.
Selected vitamins and amino acid are given through a drip directly into the patients blood stream via a small needle in the arm. Each procedure takes about 30-45mins to deliver. Once the drip is started patients are free to relax, read a book, listen to music or even catch up on work or emails all while the treatment continues.
The main benefits of IV Vitamins drips includes
1. Injectable vitamins and micronutrients (either by intravenous infusion or IM shot) are not affected by stomach or intestinal absorption problems.
2. The total amount of infusion/ injection that is available to the tissues(no biotransformation is carried out by the liver)
3. Nutrients are forced into the cells by means of high blood concentration gradient.
4. Higher concentrations of nutrients can be given by IV infusion or IM shots other than what is possible by mouth eg high concentrations of oral Vitamin C causes gastric upset, but High Dose Vitamin C IV does not.
London Lifestyle Clinic is committed to delivering holistic health and wellbeing care to all our patients. IVNT is recommended in conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise plan.
5.IV Infusions at London Lifestyle clinic are for wellness benefits only and are not intended for medical treatments.
An independent review of IV Vitamin Therapy is available to read here https://www.healthline.com/health/under-review-IV-vitamin-therapy.
IV vitamin drips are so popular because vitamins and amino acids are given directly to the blood stream, via a small plastic needle. This means that 100% of the nutrients are delivered straight to where they are needed, unlike when taken orally where only a small fraction gets absorbed and is able to be utilised by the body. The effectiveness of oral supplements depends on a variety of factors meaning that these are often not fully absorbed into the blood stream by the gut so can be ideal for people who have digestive or bowel disorders. Also taking certain vitamins orally can have side effects such as diarrhoea for example the body cannot tolerate more than about 1g of Vitamin C. We can give high dose vitamin C, at 2g, 8g and even 25g strength without this problem and patients can actually reap the benefits.
London Lifestyle Clinic IV Vitamin therapy is intended to be used as a hollitic approach to health and well being and all IV vitamin drips should be used in conjunction with a nutritious diet and exercise plan.
Each IV Vitamin Drip protocol is different and many people just enjoy the benefits from adhoc sessions when required. Our consultants will discuss your specific needs with you and design and treatment plan for you. Treatments such as the Skin Brightening IV infusion will need repeat sessions for several weeks until the desired effects are achieved. For maximum benefit and maintenance of wellbeing we advise regular sessions.
Every client is individual and it is not possible to determine in advance how your system will react to the supplements you need. Some patients report feeling energised and more alert soon after the IV Vitamin Drip or Vitamin Shot while others may feel fatigued, experience headaches and flu-like symptoms for the first 24-48 hours as the experience “detoxification” effects on the liver. These patients may require 2-3 IVNT sessions before they start to feel energised.
Smokers may experience an unpleasant “metal” taste in their mouth due to heavy metal chelation by Vitamin C, glutathione and certain amino acids.
Yes! At London Lifestyle Clinic we use only regulated formulas and work very closely with the manufacturers (INTRAVITA International Ltd) of the product. Our products are These are made to very high UK specifications and undergo rigorous compliance measures to ensure safety and efficacy. Our Doctors are highly qualified experts in IV therapy and operate under GMC and CQC standards. They can advise you on the best and most suitable treatments to suit your needs and we will deliver the treatments in a safely and professionally.
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Yes! London Lifestyle Clinic do offer a mobile IV Vitamin Drip therapy service. We can do procedures at your home, office, hotel. We do perform a risk assessment beforehand to ensure all treatments can be delivered safely. There are charges that may apply to the mobile IV Vitamin service.
IV vitamins can vary in prices depending on what treatment you go for, they can start with a simple rehydration therapy for as little as £50, but more substantial vitamin and amino acid are £200-£300. Prices can be high, historically IV Vitamin drips have been considered a luxury treatment for VIPs and celebrities. Vitamin shots can be a cheaper way to get the therapy you need, just ask our practitioner to discuss your budget. All our prices are on the website but ask for offers and discounts.
Most of our IV Vitamin Drip treatments are suitable for all, however IV Vitamin drips containing amino acid require caution with certain patients. We will not give ANY treatments without a full consultation by one of our qualified doctors, making our clinic safer than many high street brands.
Amino acid formulas are CONTRAINDICATED for the following:
1. Over 60 years of age, unless liver function tests and kidney function tests are normal.
2. Dehydrated patients including those within 7 days of an endurance sports event.
3. Patients with co-morbidities, e.g., uncontrolled diabetes mellitus.
4. Cancer patients receiving chemotherapy and or radiotherapy.
5. Febrile patients.
6. Patients suffering with kidney disease.
7. Patients with a history of hepatitis, cirrhosis and any other liver disease.
8. Chronic alcohol abuse.
9. Illegal drug abuse e.g., cocaine, opioids, etc.
10. Epileptic patients.
11. Within 6 weeks of any vaccination.
12. Patients receiving treatment for cardiac failure e.g., prescribed Digoxin.
13. Patients receiving any experimental medication and participating in medical research.
14. Allergy to amino acids.
15. History of anaphylaxis.