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Digital Subscriptions > Healthy Magazine > December/January 2017 > WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH... IV VITAMIN INFUSIONS?


Hooking up to a drip for a turbo nutrient boost is pretty extreme, so does it live up to the hype? healthy investigatesÉ

Back in the 1960s, when Dr John Myers created intravenous vitamin infusions, his ‘Myers’ cocktail’ – including vits B and C, magnesium, and calcium – was for his patients. Decades on, they’re now mainstream, with celeb fans including Rihanna and Madonna, and are available in UK clinics. The theory is that your body only absorbs some of the vitamins, minerals and amino acids from food, but as the IV vitamin infusion bypasses your digestive system, all are taken in. Big doses are involved, but once your body gets what it needs, your kidneys filter out the rest.

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It's almost Christmas! Get prepared with the December/January healthy magazine, featuring wellness bloggers Zanna Van Dijk, Natasha Corrett and Carly Rowena. Find 37 festive recipes – including clean, free-from, healthy and delicious options to please everyone. Plus, two women reveal their life-changing #bestgiftever – what's yours? Keep your mind and body on track this Christmas with the new digital edition of healthy.