Here’s how much IV Drips costs in South Africa

IV DRIPS

I received a free drip in exchange for my review.

Heard of IV drips? A week ago, I went for my first IV drip in Morningside and to be honest, I was extremely nervous!

I hate needles…Yes, I know that sounds weird coming from a person who had 3 C-Sections. But having a drip done always freaks me out. Luckily this was done in 15 minutes!

“IV therapy” has become very popular worldwide – I was first introduced to the concept via Instagram when a friend posted a picture having one in a new drip bar that launched in South Africa sometime back.

There has been lots of talk about whether this is safe, worth it and what exactly are the benefits from it. Hopefully, this post can answer all your questions.

What is a drip bar?

Drip bars are businesses. You will most probably find one in wellness centres or spas. Basically, it’s a room where you can sit and relax or even work if you really want to while getting your dose.

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What does an IV drip do?

There are different types of IV drips and each one is supposed to do something different however these are the main things it can help with:

BOOST your:

• Energy levels

• Training recovery times

• Immune system

And REDUCE:

• Inflammation

• Dehydration

• Muscle & joint pain

IV DRIPS

Sticks and Stones Wellness hub offers the following IV Drips:

  • Supercharge

Benefits

Feeling flat? This is the Supercharge your body needs. Boost your energy, mood, immune

system, and performance while detoxing and rehydrating your body from within.

This is the supernova of all drips.

Ingredients

Vitamin B Complex (Thiamine 10mg, Riboflavin 2mg, Nicotinamide 100mg, Pyridoxine HCI 5mg, d-Panthenol 5mg), Magnesium Sulphate 1000mg, Glutathione 2000mg, Vitamin C 2000mg, Thiamine 250mg and Vitamin B12 250mcg

  • Energise

Benefits

The old favourite, packed full of all the Vitamin B’s to restore your energy, increase sporting performance and support immune functioning.

Designed to help our bodies cope better in our stressful environment.

Ingredients

Vitamin B Complex (Thiamine 10mg, Riboflavin 2mg, Nicotinamide 100mg, Pyridoxine HCI 5mg, d-PanthenoI 5mg), Magnesium Sulphate 1000mg,

Vitamin B12 250mcg, Thiamine 250mg

  • Immune Booster

Benefits

This little number helps give back, so your body’s immune system is functioning optimally.

High dose of vitamin C is excellent in helping reduce generalised inflammation in the body and has the added bonus of helping the body to better absorb all other water-soluble vitamins too.

Ingredients

Vitamin C 25000mg

  • Xtreme Recovery

Benefits

Ensure maximum recovery of muscles and mind. Allow the body to maintain endurance while reducing fatigue and muscle cramping, which could lead to injuries.

This drip promises full electrolyte replacement and complete body hydration.

Ingredients

Vitamin B Complex (Thiamine 10mg, Riboflavin 2mg, Nicotinamide 100mg, Pyridoxine HCI 5mg, d-Panthenol 5mg), Magnesium Sulphate 1000mg,

Vitamin B12 250mcg, Glutathione 2000mg and Thiamine 250mg

  • Hangover

Benefits

The LIFESAVER. This beauty helps restore the bodies electrolyte balance and hydrates the body back to health. It helps remove the toxins from overindulging, making it easier for your body to work more efficiently.

Ingredients

Vitamin B Complex (Thiamine 10mg, Riboflavin 2mg, Nicotinamide 100mg, Pyridoxine HCI 5mg, d-Panthenol 5mg), Magnesium Sulphate 1000mg, Vitamin B12 250mcg, Glutathione 2000mg, Thiamine 250mg

  • Autoimmune Support

Benefits

This drip is a must-have for those suffering from any Auto-Immune conditions or burnout.

Designed to combat fatigue, improve mood, help sleep and bolster immune support; while reducing stress and anxiety.

Ingredients

Magnesium Sulphate 1000mg, Vitamin B Complex (Thiamine 10mg, Riboflavin 2mg, Nicotinamide 100mg, Pyridoxine HCI 5mg, d-PanthenoI 5mg), Vitamin B12 250mcg, Vitamin C 10000 mg, Thiamine 250mg, Glutathione 2000mg

  • Glow

Benefits

Rewind time and restore your youthful glow with this skin-brightening drip. Helps reduce pigmentation for a more even skin tone.

This is you, just more radiant.

Ingredients

Glutathione 2000mg

Vitamin C 2000mg

  • Fertility

Benefits

Oh baby! Glutathione is one of the magic natural nutrients that help enhance fertility by improving egg and sperm quality. Therefore, with glutathione your embryos are in better condition which increases the chance of a healthy pregnancy.

Ingredients

Glutathione 2000mg

Why can’t I just take a vitamin tablet instead?

You can! But research says that the IV Drips helps go STRAIGHT TO THE SOURCE.

The drip bypasses the gut and put vitamins right where you and your body need them – in your bloodstream.

Are IV drips safe?

When I went for mine, I had to fill in a form stating if I had surgery, was on any medication or have any serious conditions they need to know about. I had my blood pressure checked before I was given the go-ahead. I personally think you need to understand what the IV drip does before going for one especially since there are so many different ones.

IV DRIPS

They are safe if done correctly, mine was administered by a nurse. I wouldn’t just visit any place that is doing this. Do your research and find an established business that does it the way it should be done, after all, they are injecting this into your bloodstream. There’s a needle being used.

Research has said that there are side effects, but the pros outweigh the cons.

If you have certain medical conditions, you might want to consult your doctor first.

How often should you get an IV drip?

It is recommended at least once a month.

How long do the benefits last?

Between 5 – 8 days is the peek, but it should maintain your levels for 2-3 weeks.

How much does IV drips cost in South Africa?

The cost varies from 650 upwards.

At Sticks and Stones Wellness hub, you will pay the following for the IV drips mentioned above:

  • Supercharge – R1100

Drip Time

100/ 200ml saline = 10-15mins

1L saline = 1hr

  • Energise – R890

Drip Time

100/ 200ml saline = 10-15mins

  • Immune booster – R685

Drip Time

100/ 200ml saline = 10-15mins

  • Extreme Recovery – R950

Drip Time

1L saline = 1hr

  • Hangover – R950

Drip Time

1L saline = 1hr

  • Autoimmune support – R1200

Drip Time

100/ 200ml saline = 10-15mins

1L saline = 1hr                            

  • Glow – R750

Drip Time

100/ 200ml saline = 10-15mins

  • Fertility – R650

Drip Time

100/ 200ml saline = 10-15mins

Drip done once per week.

Is it worth it?

Now, this is the big question everyone is asking! I think if you need a quick fix, yes! If you have a busy lifestyle, travel a lot, work out a lot or do a lot of sports then this will make sense for you.

It is expensive. Not something I can afford every month even though I do see the benefits in it and have seen a difference after trying it. I would do it again if I have a hectic travel schedule coming up. I also don’t think it will be the first option I will try if I had a fertility problem, I would consult my gynae first. 

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Hi, I’m Shan. I’m a wife, mom to 3 kids and a businesswoman who works from home and gets very little sleep at night. My days are filled with dirty diapers and toddler tantrums, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything else. I am in the Forbes 30 under 30 list for Forbes Africa 2019 and just recently launched my start-up – MomSays.

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I received a free drip in exchange for my review.

1 Comment

  1. Lameez
    2019-07-23 / 14:55

    Thank you for sharing, really learn alot in your post .

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