You’ve probably seen the pictures on Instagram of Chrissy Teigen or Cara Delevingne mid-way through a vitamin drip. But have you ever thought about getting one yourself? Supplementing and hydrating intravenously is the latest craze sweeping London, so we sent Potion London founder Alexa down to Get A Drip to find out what all the fuss is about…

 

“As you can probably tell, I’m a bit obsessed with vitamins – well I did start a supplement company. I’ve taken them since childhood, a daily routine that started when my mum would force-feed me cod liver oil on a spoon. Yuk! Things have moved on a bit since then and I’m always exploring the best supplements to help me be the best version of myself, whether it’s using collagen supplements to keep my skin young, or super greens to keep me healthy, or for a natural energy boost to help me get the most out of the gym… if we can get a helping hand to be at our optimum, then why not!

So when I heard about Get A Drip I knew that I had to try it. Always up for trying something new, I jumped at the chance and booked myself in. Get A Drip is a new affordable vitamin drip clinic based in London, with clinics in Shoreditch and Canary Wharf.

My appointment came at a very fortuitous time. I had a trip to Paris booked the next day and had just come down with a cold. So I was pinning all my hopes on the drip sorting me out, getting rid of my cold and giving me the energy to get up at 4am to start my trip.

I chose to have my vitamin drip at the Shoreditch clinic. The nurses working there welcomed me in and snuggled me down into my massage chair and gave me a blanket to keep me warm. They explained exactly what nutrients I was going to get with my drip, and talked me through the process step-by-step as they were doing it. The whole procedure was pain-free and actually very relaxing. I was so comfortable, I didn’t want to leave when it was over.

After my drip I didn’t immediately feel any results and I went about my day. In the evening I suddenly realised that I wasn’t as tired as I normally am at that time, and the next morning I woke up at 4am with a spring in my step and all of my cold symptoms had disappeared. Instead of the dread I had been feeling all week about being ill and tired in Paris, I felt energised and excited for my trip.

I can safely say I’m glad I had my drip, and noticed the difference in my energy levels and overall wellness. Now I know why the celebs love them so much!

So if you feel in need of a serious overhaul to kickstart your system, you’re planning a big night out and want to avoid the inevitable hangover, or you want a high dose of antioxidants to boost the immune system, visit Get A Drip in Shoreditch or Canary Wharf and choose your tailor made vitamin drip from their menu of drips, bolt-ons and booster shots. Tell them Alexa sent you…”