Would You Get An IV Booster To Cure A Hangover? 
Would You Get An IV Booster To Cure A Hangover? 

Maybe, you’re just a jab away from enhanced energy levels

If the very mention of IV drips conjures up a picture of being seriously ill and hospitalized, you’re not alone. However, it’s 2023. And, as the ambit of wellness therapy widens, experts suggest it’s easier to tackle the tell-tale signs of aging, dehydration, and stress party-induced fatigue with larger efficacy via IV shots. “IV drips contain infusions made of electrolytes and saline, which delivers quicker results when they go straight into your bloodstream,” says Dr. Geetika Mittal Gupta, aesthetic physician and founder of ISAAC Luxe (International Skin & Anti-Aging Centre). What’s more; with new-age clinics like Reviv Mumbai and Bombay Skin Clinic witnessing unprecedented popularity in recent times, it is very telling. 


While a significant percentage of men have embraced this therapy to boost energy levels, enhance recovery, and improve overall vitality; Dr. Chytra Anand, Founder & CEO of Kosmoderma Clinics stresses on a caveat: “If performed by non-medical personnel in a non-sterile environment, the intravenous process can have serious consequences. A detailed background search on the ingredients included in the IV drips, sterilization protocols followed, and any potential risks or side effects specific to your health condition are things to do before going ahead with a consultation.” 



 “Basic questions to ask your expert are whether the clinic is equipped with medical experts and resources to handle in case of any allergy and whether IV drips are performed regularly,” avers Dr. Kiran Sethi, skin expert and founder of Isya Aesthetics.  


Sessions start at Rs.3,900- Rs.5,000 and go up to Rs. 20,000. Contrary to popular belief, an IV session can be quite relaxing. “The entire process takes around 20-30 minutes and one can come in and get it done with a friend or partner. They can even read a book or work on a laptop while getting it done. It’s a treatment designed for our times,” says Dr. Mikki Singh, head dermatologist at Bodycraft Skin Clinic.  


‘Better Absorption, Quicker Results’ 


 An IV shot allows rapid absorption of higher doses of the vitamins and minerals than what one usually receives via food or supplements, leading to better and lasting results.  


“Whether it’s tackling a pesky hangover that just won’t go away or wanting to better your well-being, the efficacy of bouncing back to optimum health is easier achieved via an IV shot. After consuming alcohol, dehydration often occurs due to its diuretic effects. Symptoms such as constant headaches, dizziness, fatigue, and dry mouth may indicate the need for IV hydration to restore the body’s fluid balance,” suggests Dr. Akanksha Singh Cornuit, founder of Promed Aesthetics. 


Tell Tale Signs You May Need To Get An IV Shot



  • You follow a strict vegan/vegetarian diet. Such diets may be low omega-3 fatty acids and wellness drips can help provide your body with this requirement.  

  • You frequent the gym or have an active workout schedule. IV therapy helps boost your energy.  

  • You need a boost to your metabolism.  

  • People with hormonal imbalances like PCOS can benefit from this as it adds essential vitamins, minerals, and amino acids.  

  • Those looking to up their skincare game as these drips include vitamin C, collagen, and glutathione which are essential in maintaining healthy skin. 


—inputs from Dr. Mikki Singh.  


How To Keep Your Expectations Real 


While experts assure you that it’s a legitimate and safe process,  Avinash Mansukhani, body composition and transformation specialist and founder of FTS Fitness, believes it’s not entirely sustainable. “The way I look at it, it’s not a sustainable source for a general population due to the high price point and should be used in a supplement fashion if deficient in a particular vitamin or mineral. I won’t propose people to be dependent on it, as it is after all an invasive treatment,” he says.


In all honesty, getting a jab might not be a terrible idea to boost your vitamin intake or cure a nasty hangover. Bu,t if you’re looking for it as a long-term fix to cheat the trifecta of a goodnight’s sleep, a balanced diet, and regular fitness then you might have to reconsider your priorities.  

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