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How Safe Are Injectable Vitamins? Here’s Everything You Need To Know!

Intravenous therapy has certainly been in the beauty spotlight recently, what with people on the constant look out for the next best thing to keep them young, healthy, and beautiful. Hollywood celebrities including Rihanna, Rita Ora, Madonna, Khloe and Kim Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, and Chrissy Teigen are reportedly fans of the health slash beauty fad. With its lofty claims such as making our skin glow, boost energy, prevent illness, and even help promote weight loss, it seems like there’s nothing these intravenous concoctions can’t do.  

 

 

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But how do vitamin drips really work? Since this all sounds a little too good to be true, we attended Aesthetic Science Clinic’s Beyond Beauty gathering led by Dr. Yanee Vasquez and Dr. Jason Peñaranda, and we learned some important details about the latest beauty trend. “Intravenous Nutrition is the method of infusing essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants directly into the bloodstream, resulting to a more effective transfer of nutrients from the blood to the cells.”

According to the physicians, “Aesthetic Science Intravenous Nutrition can correct deficiencies caused by the lack of nutrients in one’s diet and the depletion of the body’s vitamin and mineral reserves due to environmental toxins and unhealthy lifestyle habits.” In addition, “Aesthetic Science Intravenous Nutrition can help relieve symptoms of the common cold, flu, allergies, asthma, fatigue, headaches, migraine, stress, depression, chronic illnesses, and auto-immune diseases. It can also increase an athlete’s strength and boosts performance. This therapy can even reduce an athlete’s fatigue and shorten the recovery time.”

 

 

For an infusion, vitamins are added to a solution containing the same salt concentration as your blood to aid absorption and usually take about 15-30 minutes. Infusions are relatively painless. With Aesthetic Science, clients can choose from a menu of options, each containing a different combinations of vitamins depending on why you’re receiving it. Options include: Gluthatione IV, Beauty Cocktail, Myer’s Cocktail, Youth Serum, Energy Elixir, Fat Burner, Multivitamin Infusion and Custom IVS.

“Aesthetic Science Intravenous Nutrition is not a cure for all ailments, but a therapy that has to be integrated with conventional medicine practices, including the intake of oral medications and supplements. The pivotal role of Intravenous Nutrition is preparing the body to respond better to medical treatments by keeping the cells healthy and functioning to their maximum capacity.” 

 

Lead photo via Chrissy Teigen