The Millennial craze and focus on wellness has been both criticized and praised by Boomers, Gen Xers, and even by fellow Millennials. But when does the quest for health and wellness take a step too far? Elective IV drips seem like a pretty dystopian limit, but celebrities like Chrissy Teigen, Adele, and Chris Brown have helped normalize the craze of elective wellness procedures. So, if you’re in New York and are curious about these elective boosts of integrative medicine to help shake off your hangover or if you’re simply hoping to dope up on Vitamin C, these three spots might be of interest to you.
According to their website, REVIV provides a quick and efficient way to rehydrate and re-energize via IV Infusions and Vitamin Booster Shots. The infusions are divided into two categories; wellness infusions and recovery infusions. The wellness infusions include Hydromax, Vitaglow and Megaboost. These elixirs contain vitamins, antioxidants, electrolytes and minerals and are designed to hydrate, restore balance, boost the immune system while flushing out toxins. In contrast, the recovery infusions, Ultraviv and Royal Flush are combined with medications as well as vitamins to help combat things like nausea and headaches: READ for your hangover.
Their wellness therapies are offered 7 days a week and walk-ins are welcome. Treatments vary but each one is administered by a health professional. This wellness treat comes at a hefty price starting at $30 for a vitamin booster shot to upwards of $250 for an IV drip. REVIV is an international business with centers all over the country as well as Africa, Europe and Asia so travelers can also plan to revitalize after a long journey.
Hangover Club clearly markets to a specific crowd ie. finance guys. This service can be administered at your home in 45 minute doses or you can head to their lounge. In the event of concierge service, a registered nurse sets up one of three IV drip options in your living room or office. According to an interview conducted with the Wall Street Journal, “the typical patient is an executive who entertains clients at night and has to be fresh for work the next morning. Some request treatment in their own office.”
If you’re curious but aren’t willing to shell out over $200 on a first time drip, try heading to one of the lounge locations. The price is still hefty but a little less of an abuse on your pocket coming in at $119.
Nutri drip is the name of the drips you find at most of these drip service locations. However, Kollectiv, formerly known as Alchemist’s Kitchen, is the Nutri drip location in the East Village and is the flagship of all drip spots. Described as “an urban retreat center designed to restore your mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing,” this bar style drip center actually seems pretty enticing.
If you don’t have time to actually park yourself at the “bar” you could always try out one of their booster shots.
It’s interesting to see that most of the websites of these business put something along the lines of this:
This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This service is intended only for healthy adults.
If the drip is only intended for healthy people in the first place, can it possibly have any real or lasting benefits? We’re ready to find out!
Have you tried a Vitamin drip? Would you? Let us know in the comments.
Featured image: revivme.com