What’s in that Bag? Celebrities and Vitamin IV Drips

Learn Why Everyone from Lisa Rinna to Rihanna Believe in the Power of Vitamin Infusions

Vitamin IV Drips are depicted on TV as boosting energy and recovery, but what’s in those bags and does it really work?

If you watch reality TV, you’re probably familiar with Nutritional IV therapy. Television
programs like The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, show stars receiving vitamin infusions to address everything from common cold symptoms to stress and anxiety. Sofia Vergara even offered infusions at her wedding to help guests recover from a fun night of celebrating. The vitamin drip featured in this season’s Real Housewives of Beverly Hills was the Myer’s cocktail, also known as an IV vitamin treatment. The treatment was created by Baltimore doctor John Myers. The cocktail includes magnesium, calcium, B vitamins and vitamin C – and is delivered to patients intravenously.

What Does it Do?

In 2002, Biochemist Dr. Alan Gaby conducted a study which showed that a Myer’s cocktail could be used to address a variety of conditions including acute asthma, migraines, fatigue, fibromyalgia, upper respiratory tract infections, muscle spasms, seasonal allergies, chronic sinus infections and cardiovascular disease.

Celebrities like Rihanna, who have hectic schedules and are expected to perform regardless of how they’re feeling – benefit from the fast-acting benefits of nutritional IV therapies. While you may not be able to afford a house visit from a celebrity doctor, nutritional IV therapy is an affordable treatment offered across the country.

How It’s Done

Vitamin drips require an IV, so you’ll have to get over that fear of needles. The IV is required to deliver vitamins to your bloodstream and should be administered by a physician or medical professional. When the appropriate doses are administered there is a low risk of side effects. Patients have reported feeling both cold or hot during an infusion.

Nutritional IV therapy takes less than 40 minutes to administer, and there’s no down time. Patients report feeling improvement within 24 hours of treatment.

Dayton Dandes Medical Center offers nutritional IV therapy and the Myer’s Cocktail. Book your
appointment today.


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