Cheryl Cole is a fan. Rhianna and Cara Delevigne posted Instagram photos having it done. Even the mighty Simon Cowell is said to be a devotee! I’m talking about vitamin infusions via Intravenous Drip! And now UK based firm RevivMe – launched by two young entrepreneurs Seb Jones and James Bissett – is offering a much needed boost to our systems all around the UK.
I went to the Knightsbridge branch to have a much needed MEGABOOST drip – having been quite dehydrated for weeks, and noticing the effects on my skin and energy levels I was intrigued to give it a try. After learning all about the effects from RevivMe’s medical staff (and devoted clients in the waiting room who swear by regular treatments) I also tried the Slim Boost shot!
The treatment rooms may have been swanky and equipped with all the mod cons to help you chill out during your session but this was still a medical procedure, not a beauty treatment, and the staff are fully trained (issued by a former paramedic no less) and gave me a medical assessment (blood pressure/ heart rate) ahead of having the IV. The insertion of the needle itself was pain free and once the tube is in place the needle is removed for the duration of the infusion, so you can sit back and relax for the 30-40 minutes it takes for the vitamins to be absorbed by the body.
People wonder why a vitamin infusion is more effective than, say, simply drinking water and fruit drinks. The way the body works, to put it bluntly, we pee out the majority of the goodness we drink, with our bodies only retaining a fraction of the goodness. With an IV drip it goes straight into the blood stream, and the effects can show within 2 hours or a week – everyone is different, I’m told.
Personally I felt the effects of the combination of the Megaboost IV drip and the Slim Boost shot (literally an injection in the butt cheek, nice, haha) several days later when I noticed I was doing longer training sessions at the gym. Normally I can manage about 25 mins on the bike, but in the days since the treatment I did 45 then an hour! Even then I stopped out of boredom rather than exhaustion! So personally, I can vouch for the effects. And if you’re not sure what kind of boost your body needs, then the walls of the medical centre are adorned with the treatments and their desired effects, to help you choose. (See above and below for what I had!)
For more information about REVIVME or to find the nearest clinic to you, check out their website: www.REVIVME.com