Intravenous Therapy or IV Drips

What is Intravenous Therapy?

Intravenous therapy is used to deliver nutrients and hydration directly to the bloodstream whilst bypassing the digestive tract. It is an efficient way to administer vitamins and minerals as well as medications to the body. Nutrients are delivered directly into the bloodstream – allowing for 100% absorption – whilst most oral supplements only offer approximately 30 – 80% absorption.

This therapy ensures the cells and organs of the body function at their highest level as they are receiving the correct nutrients needed to thrive. There are multiple benefits of IV therapy. It can be used to treat a variety of conditions and deficiencies. Treatments can be tailored to a person’s specific needs, deficiencies or medical condition.

What are the benefits of IV Therapy?

  • Improved wellness – IV therapy not only improves physical wellness, but also mental wellness. It supplies the body with the nutrients it needs to keep up with daily demands as well as vitamins that promote mental function and wellbeing. It improves energy levels, supports brain, skin, muscle and cardiovascular health as well as strengthens immunity. IV therapy improves concentration and memory, reduces stress and improves sleep quality due to its effect on the central nervous system.
  • Improved immunity and illness prevention – The immune system is affected by many factors including: stress, poor diet and lack of sleep. This impairs its ability to function and prevent opportunistic infections. IV therapy delivers the vitamins needed to boost the immune system and replenish any deficiencies. These help the body to prevent illness and improve recovery time.
  • Aesthetic benefits – IV therapy can be used to administer antioxidants that remove free radicals which cause aging and tissue damage. This helps to improve the appearance of hair, skin and nails. Vitamins can be used to boost collagen production which promotes firmer and more radiant skin, stronger hair and nails and lessens the appearance of wrinkles.
  • Improved athletic performance and recovery – Athletes recover at a faster rate and have increased metabolic demands. This means their bodies have an increased need for vitamins and minerals and needs them to be readily available in order for them to perform at their peak. IV therapy helps to deliver these nutrients efficiently, replenishes losses and improves recovery time. It can be used to decrease muscle loss and increase metabolism.

IV therapy is the most efficient way to replenish vitamin and mineral losses and maintain hydration. It is a quick and straightforward treatment that can address a multitude of problems.

How do IV drips function?

An IV fluid drip has a small tube called a catheter and a saline-based electrolyte solution that contains your selected vitamins and nutrients. An IV drip delivers these essential nutrients and fluids directly into your bloodstream, bypassing your digestive tract. There’s no waiting period and the nutrition is instantly available to remedy your body’s health and wellness needs.

The process is as follows

The Doctor places a small, thin plastic tube or catheter directly into your vein. In order to place the catheter, a numbing spray or cream is applied to help minimize any discomfort.

Once the Doctor accesses your vein, the needle is removed.

The catheter remains inside your arm to deliver your IV infusion.

The catheter is attached to a bag, which contains your selected drip.

In total, an IV drip takes around 30 to 45 minutes for a complete therapy session. This includes completing a few forms prior to your infusion as well as a swift health assessment.

What goes into an IV Drip?

Some IV drips contain electrolytes and salts, whilst others contain sugars, vitamins and antioxidants. Each mixture differs depending on the health and wellness needs of each patient.

The most common ingredients that go into IVs include:

Saline – This is a solution of salt in water and is the most common type of fluid for IVs. A Saline solution is great for dehydration and hangovers, since sodium is a type of electrolyte.

Vitamins – The benefits of vitamins and antioxidants are essential, as they can give us a boost of energy, strengthen our immune system, plus so much more.

Electrolytes – These essential elements and compounds hydrate our bodies, regulate nerve and muscle function, regulate blood pressure and more. Besides sodium, your body needs potassium, calcium, bicarbonate, magnesium, chloride and phosphate — all of which are electrolytes.

Are there any side effects?

Side effects from an IV drip are generally non-existent or very mild. On occasion, you may experience some discomfort, bruising, itching, inflammation or slight redness at or around the site of injection. However, true allergic reactions are extremely rare.

Dr Pepper offers the following Infusion Drips –

Powerful Antioxidant and Detox 


Glutathione is the powerhouse antioxidant with a variety of benefits. It reduces inflammation and removes damaging oxidants that cause cell-stress. Its antioxidant properties make it potent to improve skin complexion, decrease pigmentation, reduce fine lines and wrinkles and brighten skin. It helps to improve fat metabolism and aid weight loss as well as increase energy production. It is a wonderful supplement to reduce stress and improve sleep quality. Glutathione boosts concentration, improves memory and helps to fight brain fog. This multifunctional antioxidant is the ultimate all in one.

Sports Performance Booster

This infusion includes Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6 or D­Panthenol, Magnesium sulphate, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B1 or Thiamine & Glutathione. This is the greatest addition to any sportsman’s training regime. In order to get the most out of your body, it needs to be able to keep up with demands. It also needs to effectively recover in order to achieve maximum performance. This drip speeds up recovery, reduces muscle cramping and Improves overall muscle efficiency.

Skin Brightening

Glutathione & Vitamin C are fundamental supplements to boost your skin’s appearance from within. Your skin is a reflection of your health and this IV drip is specifically designed to target pigmentation, signs of aging and dullness. It helps to induce a healthy glowing skin! It is the perfect addition to boost any skincare regime.

Immunity Booster High Dose Vitamin C

This is the perfect drip for anyone in need of a pick me up when the immune system cannot keep up. Vitamin C is a potent antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal vitamin, therefore making it the perfect supplement to aid the immune system in protecting against seasonal illnesses. It not only assists the immune system, but also reduces inflammation, boosts energy levels and brightens  skin .

Jet Fuel

Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6 or D-Panthenol, Magnesium sulphate, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B1  or Thiamine, Glutathione & Vitamin C.

This is the ultimate powerhouse drip which addresses multiple health issues. It boosts energy levels, improves the immune system and helps to fight off infections. It also brightens skin tone, elevates mood and aids in detoxing and rehydrating the body. It not only boosts your physical well-being, but reduces brain fog and improves memory and concentration. This drip addresses a multitude of health concerns and is the quickest way to restore your body’s balance in order for you to function optimally.

Energy Booster

This IV drip includes Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6 or D-Panthenol, Magnesium sulphate, Vitamin B12 & Vitamin B1 or Thiamine.

This is a vitamin cocktail specifically chosen to boost energy levels by balancing fluids and electrolytes that your body may be lacking. The ultimate energy boost for stressful times, increased athletic demands and to support various health concerns.

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