Newman says he had a little beer the night before, “but I’m already feeling rejuvenated and a little better, and I hope that keeps going up. If I’m hungry a little bit more, I think it would have been a drastic change. But I just feel good.” “.
Too Much Booze is just one of the recipes on the Revive menu. There is “too much sun”, “too much exercise”, and of course – this is a beach town full of celebrations – “too much of everything”.
They also offer vitamin doses at $30 to $50 a pop. The Ale House crew got a B-12 shot to increase power.
Co-owner Tanya Pritz is a retired chiropractor who touts the health benefits of drops and shots. The body does not absorb traditional oral vitamins well, she says, while the intravenous line gets the nutrients directly into the bloodstream.
Business like hers, Pritz said, grew up because so few people had a disciplined diet and fitness regime.
“Do you eat well? Whole foods in their natural state, are they organic?” she asks. “Do you get enough rest? Do you manage your stress? Do you exercise? Most people don’t.”
Pritz stresses that an intravenous drip can correct deficiencies in diet and lifestyle.
“This is a way that you can supplement your health and invest in your health versus waiting until you get sick and collapse and enter the very poor health care system, which is sick care,” she says. “This is part of contributing to your wellness.”
Revive also takes IV drips into people’s homes, even poolside. The brothers used it at parties on the beach board, both before the game and after the game. Bachelorettes and bachelorette parties have scheduled injections, too.
“Generally harmless, not really needed”
But are parenteral nutrition drops safe, and do they really provide a health benefit?
Dr. Sam Turbati of Beverly Hills, California, is the director of emergency medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He has a lot of friends who have tried treatments promoted by Hollywood celebrities like model and TV personality Chrissy Teigen.
He describes the intravenous drip as an unnecessary “fad” that is nonetheless safe as long as a trained physician administers the doses using sterile methods and the recipient does not have serious heart or other health problems.
“For individuals who are otherwise healthy, they can achieve the same result just by drinking water and taking a multivitamin,” Turpati said. “Or if they have a well-balanced diet, they don’t even need additional vitamins. So it’s generally not harmful, and generally isn’t really needed.”
The doctor stresses that no one should expect long-term benefits.
“Will it boost your health? No. Will it make you live longer? No. Will it cure cancer or other diseases? No, it’s like a lot of things can make people feel better.”
Pritz and co-owner Matt McInnes stressed that they have a medical director who oversees their business, and that people are questioned about their health history before they abuse.
Turbati urges people with a hangover to drink plenty of fluids, possibly take over-the-counter pain relievers, and rest — not go back to the bar.
Registered dietitian Bonnie Taub-Dix says Las Vegas is also a popular hangover spot, and it’s no surprise that people who drink a lot of alcohol feel somewhat better.
“You might be dehydrated and this hydration might make you feel better,” Taub-Dix said. “But other than that, people seem to turn to that for a quick fix. But you really don’t fit much at all.”
Plus, she says, it’s really expensive.
“If you want vitamins, you can go to the drugstore and buy one and get one for free and you’ll be spending a lot less money than you would on one of these intravenous solutions,” she said.