IV Therapy


Feeling a little under the weather? Migranes, allergies, hangover, asthma: the Myers’ IV vitamin therapy cocktail has been used for more than 50 years by functional medical practitioners to help with a variety of problems.

Not a typical cocktail, Dr John Myers developed his IV vitamin drip in the 1970′s and has been used by naturopathic and functional medicine doctors since then. It is said that having the mixture given directly into the blood bypasses the digestive system, where poor absorption can mean nutrients are not taken into the body, and avoids some of the problems, like diarrhoea, associated with high doses of some compounds such as vitamin C.

Research paper on Intravenous Nutrient Therapy “The Myers’ Cocktail”

The cocktail contains:

Folic acid
Vitamin B complex B5, B6, B12
Vitamin C

We can do the therapy either as a “push”” which takes 10-15 minutes, or a “drip” which takes around 45 minutes

The frequency of the IV vitamin therapy cocktail depends on the patient and the problem being treated. For acute conditions such as times of high stress or prior to a marathon, it should be given weekly for 3-5 weeks. For migranes please call the clinic and we will try to fit you in immediately as many migrane sufferers have said that they experience relief around 30 minutes after commencement of a Myers Cocktail.

The same applies for hangovers as the Myers Cocktail is a great way of getting hydration into the body as quickly as possible, and has even been used by Rhianna after a night on the town. Conditions such as allergies, Crohns, fatigue, depresssion, fibromyalgia, migrane, IBS, chronic pain, upper respiratory tract infections, ulcerative colitis and depression have all been treated with the Myers drip.

Side effects are very rare. The most common side effect is light headedness or irritation at the site of injection which lasts around 5-10 minutes. It is possible to feel warm during the IV vitamin therapy treatment due to the magnesium, as is having a taste of the B vitamins in the mouth.

Many patients like to take the IV vitamin therapy Myers Cocktail at the same time as having other treatments such as dermal fillers or a chemical peel, in order to help them maximize their time.

The River Drip Bar

New to the south coast! Treatments are now available outside London in Lymington at River Aesthetics

IV Therapy Lymington map

The River Bar IV clinic opened in November 2014. The River Bar has set up a special treatment area within the skin and body clinic premises where you can relax whilst having your IV, a specially formulated vitamin drip consisting of saline, super nutrients and powerful anti-oxidants to boost to your immune system.

The vitamin drip is made up mainly of tailored concentrations Vitamins B and C and electrolytes with is administered over a period of approximately half an hour or so. A full medical history is taken before the vitamin drip is administered to ensure there are no contra-indications. Following the consultation, one of our IV vitamin drips are prescribed by Dr Manning or Woodward. This treatment is aimed to restore hydration levels with the body and replenish depleted stores of vitamins and electrolytes and can be personally tailored to suit your individual needs.

The controversial treatment first hit the headlines a few years ago when Simon Cowell admitted that, following Dannii Minogue’s tip, he has a blend of vitamin B12, magnesium, vitamin C and ‘something for your liver’ pumped into his body each week. He described it as giving him ‘an incredibly warm feeling . . . indescribable but very calming, and then it gives you energy for a good few days afterwards.’
During the half-hour treatment, a melange of vitamins and minerals is mixed with a saline solution and slowly fed into the bloodstream, to rehydrate and revitalise the body quickly.

The treatment was originally developed to help cancer patients whose vitamin levels had been depleted by chemotherapy, but in recent years it has become a secret weapon for burnt-out stars — Brad Pitt and Madonna are both reputed to be fans, and Rihanna even tweeted a picture of herself hooked up to a drip last year.


Our menu of vitamin and mineral infusions, applied through an IV vitamin drip by our experienced doctors provides an instant and lasting remedy for a variety of health issues



River Vitality Drip (the Party Drip)

Designed for those who feel they need that extra boost to keep on top of the game. If you have a series of social events or even just high pressure weeks at work, this a a perfect treatment choice.

A high dose Vitamin B complex infusion combined with magnesium and rehydration will make your hangover symptoms lessen and give you that boost and energy you need to continue your schedule.


River Immuno Booster

A blend of vitamins  B and C and selenium — to revive flagging energy levels.to help boost the immune system. An ideal treatment if you’re feeling particularly under the weather and vulnerable to colds and flu, or if you’re immune system is run down.

It will make you feel better and give you more energy and help your immune system fight off illness.


River Fit

Designed for sporty individuals and athletes, this vitamin combination with amino acids can be used in conjunction with your nutrition and exercise regime. There is good evidence that intravenous vitamins especially vitamin C can enhance the healing process.
Many professional athletes recognise that intravenous vitamin therapy helps to accelerate healing and recovery. This combined with amino acids gives your muscles the optimum nutrients for recovery, healing and development.

All our IV treatments are from £150

Herbal drinks, tea and soft drinks are complimentary in the IV treatment room.

An IV vitamin drip treatment would be ideal for you if you are:

  • Feeling down, low in energy or an emotional imbalance,
  • Feeling you want to build up your immune system against colds and flu,
  • Want to ensure that your body isn’t deprived or low in essential minerals or vitamins,
  • Feel you need to de-stress whilst recharging your batteries
  • Feeling tired and drained due to heavy work or social commitments and need to keep going
  • If you are suffering a sports injury and require an increasing boost to your recovery
Our menu of vitamin and mineral infusions, applied through an IV vitamin drip by our experienced team, provides an instant and lasting remedy for a variety of health issues.

The nutrient-packed infusions for your saline vitamin drip have been formulated by Dr woodward and Dr Manning. The vitamin drips provide a unique combination of vitamins, trace minerals and anti-oxidants which have been designed to rehydrate your body, correct any chemical imbalances, increase energy levels and assist the body to face up to the stresses and strains of modern lifestyles.


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