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How often can I drip?2023-09-04T13:18:26+00:00

It’s safe enough to drip weekly, but you don’t need to. Most people drip every two to three weeks or once a month. This keeps your energy and immune levels up beautifully.

Is IV Vitamin therapy safe?2023-09-04T13:22:36+00:00

IV vitamin therapy is 100% safe if you drip at a reputable place that offers medically approved vitamins that have been compounded in a sterile facility. All medical details must be provided beforehand and the drip needs to be administered by a registered nurse. Then you’re all good! Everyone can (and should) drip. We need to take caution with people with severe kidney dysfunction, they can drip with a 200ml bag of saline, but they cannot drip if they are on dialysis. Pregnant and breastfeeding ladies can have a rehydration drip only.

Is it sore?2023-09-04T13:23:28+00:00

It’s a tiny little prick as the needle is inserted, then the needle is removed and a small plastic tube remains in the vein which is not sore at all. You won’t have any pain or discomfort once you are dripping. And the benefits far outweigh the 2 seconds of discomfort, we promise!

What is the difference between oral vitamins and intravenous vitamins? And is a Vitamin B shot as effective as an IV drip?2023-09-04T13:26:01+00:00

Oral vitamins travel through the digestive system which can result in negative side effects such as nausea and constipation, and only allows for 20-30% absorption. Vitamins and minerals administered intravenously guarantee 100% absorption into the bloodstream, and a much higher dose of vitamins can be tolerated. The results are therefore more effective and longer lasting. Even with Vitamin B12 injections, the Vitamins enter the muscle first, therefore you only get about a 60% absorption, and they are bloody sore! You need a course of four to six Vit B shots to be effective.

How long does it take to administer?2021-04-13T06:23:33+00:00

It takes between 15 minutes and one hour to administer, depending on which drip you select. The bigger your veins the quicker you will drip.

Are there any side effects?2023-09-04T13:27:35+00:00

There are no negative side effects at all and there is no down time. Drip, go and feel good. We do however recommend that you eat before you drip, especially if you are sensitive to vitamins or if you are diabetic.

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When will I feel the effects? And how long will they last?2021-04-13T06:24:50+00:00

Some people feel the effects immediately, especially a sense of calm that comes over you. Others will feel it as the day goes on, and others when they wake up the next day. And the effects last approximately four weeks, depending on lifestyle.

What are you putting into my body?2023-09-04T13:29:50+00:00

We administer different amounts of Vitamin B12, Vitamin B Complex, Vitamin C, Magnesium, Glutathione, Biotin, Glutamine, and Trace Elements depending on the drip selected. All vitamin, mineral and amino acid compounds are administered in saline which is made up of sodium chloride, which is safe and excellent for rehydration and replenishing electrolytes.

Can I combine different drips?2021-04-13T06:27:29+00:00

Yes absolutely. The drips work beautifully together. A popular combination is a Sports Endurance and Immune Boost, or a Skin Radiance and Immune, and another is an Energy Boost and Detox drip.

Is there anyone who shouldn’t drip?2023-09-04T13:36:33+00:00

Pregnant or breastfeeding ladies can only have a rehydration drip. People with major kidney dysfunction cannot drip, such as those on dialysis. Professional athletes need to comply with WADA rules.. Asthma, cancer and anti-convulsant medication is a contraindication for certain clients. Otherwise it’s great for everyone else. Safe for diabetics. ​

Do you do iron infusions and other medical drips?2023-09-04T13:46:22+00:00

No, we don’t administer any medical drips. The chance of a reaction (such as an anaphylactic shock) is high with iron infusions, chelation therapy and hydrogen peroxide drips. These must be administrated with a doctor. But we recommend an Immune Boost drip (high dose Vit C) as this helps improve iron levels as Vitamin C increases iron absorption from food and iron supplements. Vitamin B12 also helps counteract the symptoms of low iron, such as fatigue. These drips should not be given instead of an iron infusion, but they can be administered often or between iron infusions to improve wellbeing. ​

Is your Vitamin B12 methylated?2023-09-04T13:47:44+00:00

Yes, we administer methylcobalamin, the methyl form of cobalamin. This means that our Vitamin B12 is bioavailable and can be easily and readily absorbed by the body.

Does medical aid cover these drips?2023-09-04T13:50:03+00:00

Currently medical aids do not contribute to vitamin drips.​

Who will drip me?2023-09-04T13:31:07+00:00

All our drips are administered by experienced Registered/General nurses Our nurses are registered with SANC (The South African Nursing Council).

Where do you get the vitamins from?2023-09-04T13:32:12+00:00

We purchase all our vitamins from registered and licensed pharmaceutical companies. All vitamins and minerals are compounded in sterile compounding facilities. This ensures all our vitamins are pre-compounded at the correct dosage, making them the safest, most sterile and most effective vitamin drips in the country.

Is it addictive?2023-09-04T13:32:42+00:00

There is nothing addictive about vitamins and minerals. But you will love the feeling of renewed energy levels, mental clarity and a sense of calm.

Are there any age limits? Can kids drip? And elderly people?2023-09-04T13:37:06+00:00

The youngest age to drip is 18 years old, the elderly can drip based on health assessment from our nurses.​

Is it safe for diabetics to drip?2023-09-04T13:47:01+00:00

It’s 100% safe and highly recommended.

Do you offer mobile drips?2023-09-04T13:48:24+00:00

Yes, we can arrange for a nurse to come to your home, office, hotel or event to drip.


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