Would you try a vitamin IV drip?

Is the intravenous vitamin therapy health trend worth the hype? And is hooking yourself up to an IV drip really the most effective way to get your vitamin fix?

Chrissy Teigen, IV drip, vitamin dripIn case you hadn’t heard IV vitamin therapy is the latest health trend, capturing the attention of celebs, professional athletes and health devotees in the US. Model Chrissy Teigen (picture via Instagram @chrissyteigen), recently posted a pic of herself on Instagram getting a vitamin IV drip in bed. And New York based company The Hangover Club even offers a drip delivery service. So what’s all the fuss about?

Claiming to cure hangoversboost your immune system, revitalise energy levels as well as reduce fatigue and jet lag, we can understand why so many people have jumped on the IV bandwagon.

This type of therapy is being touted as the most effective method of administering vitamins, as they’re absorbed directly into the bloodstream and tissues. However, many medical professionals are divided over the effectiveness of the treatment, with critics claiming it is simply a marketing ploy.

Interested in trying an IV vitamin therapy for yourself? Make sure you visit a fully qualified medical professional. Although IV drip delivery services haven’t appeared in Australia yet, there  are a few private clinics in Sydney and Melbourne offering tailored treatments. These include holistic health centre Levity Health in Bondi Junction and the National Institute of Integrative Medicine in Melbourne. While we can’t promise IV vitamin therapy will perform miracles, it will be interesting to see if this trend sticks around!