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If you are an athlete or someone who has suffered from severe dehydration, then IV drip therapy could be an effective treatment for you. You may already be familiar with IV drips but lack the finer details.

What is an IV drip?

Your body is in constant need of vitamins and electrolytes. Sometimes, due to issues like dehydration, our bodies can struggle to keep up with this constant need, and as a result, we cannot restore the nutrients and electrolytes to optimal levels. This is where an Intravenous (IV) fluid drip can help you as its purpose is to deliver these essential nutrients and fluids directly back into your bloodstream.

What is an IV drip used for?

An IV drip can be used for several reasons. If you are suffering from severe dehydration, an IV drip can be a quick solution to help your body restore the vitamins and electrolytes it needs to function.

Athletes use IV drips for this same reason. After major sporting events, it is essential to recover as quickly as possible because your muscles burn through fluids whilst in action. IV drip therapy can help them recover these nutrients at a faster rate.

Certain IV drip formulas can also aid in tissue building and repair, and also help strengthen the immune system. For example, PICO Clinics Immuno Booster IV contains a concoction of essential vitamins and minerals such as B6 and B12 to help your body fight off harmful bacteria, viruses, and toxins.

But rehydration and immune boosters aren’t the only functions of a therapeutic IV drip, they have also been proven to help with weight loss. At PICO Clinics, our fat burner IV drip formulas contain a cocktail of ingredients that contribute to the acceleration of your metabolism and fat loss.

How does an IV drip work?

One IV drip therapy session typically takes around 30 to 45 minutes to complete. Your qualified practitioner will administer the chosen vitamin and mineral solution through a catheter. Before this happens, the area will be numbed to minimise discomfort.

Once the solution is administered, the formula starts working straight away to provide your body with the essential vitamins and nutrients it needs.

IV drip formulas from PICO Clinics

Not all drip formulas are the same. Here at PICO Clinics, we offer a range of IV drip formulas for you to choose from.

Immuno Booster IV

Immuno Booster IV provides immediate support to your immune system. The formula includes B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12 , Lysine hydrochloride (High dose), N-Acetyl- L-Cysteine (High dose), Ornithine- aspartate (High dose), Taurine (High dose).

Fat Burner PLUS IV

Fat Burner PLUS IV is a balanced mix of vitamins, L-Carnitine, and lipotropins that helps to accelerate your metabolism and support fat loss.

The formula includes D- Galactose, Lysine Hydrochloride, Taurine, Ornithine Aspartate, Levo- Carnitine, L- Methionine, L-Arginine Hydrochloride, L-Glycine, N- Acetyl- Cysteine, Isotonic solution of Sodium Chloride, B1, B2, B5, B6, B12, Sodium 2 Hydrate.


Glutathione is an antioxidant involved in a number of body processes, such as tissue building and repair, building proteins, and helping to strengthen the immune system. It is produced naturally by our cells but its levels decrease with aging, stress, and toxin exposure.

Our team of experienced health practitioners will be on hand to help you choose the right formula for you. Get in touch today to find out more.

IV drip benefits

One of the main benefits of this treatment is how fast and effective the nutrients in your body are replenished. Typically, you will notice your results within the hour.

Depending on the formula in your drip, you can experience several different benefits. For some patients, the therapy helps to give you a stronger immunity from cold or flu, whereas other formulas can aid in weight loss. It can also help you feel calmer and more relaxed, which has a positive effect on your sleeping pattern. For athletes, the treatment has many benefits. It can increase sports recovery time whilst providing you with a well-needed energy boost.

It is important to note that the benefits of the treatment will differ between clients. It will depend on a few factors like:

  • The overall health of the client
  • The condition being treated
  • How many treatments are done

IV drip for dehydration

At some point in our lives, we have all experienced dehydration. Maybe you’ve been in a hot climate for too long, or you’re not drinking enough water. When we become dehydrated, we can feel dizzy, extremely thirsty, and experience a dry mouth.

An IV drip is an effective solution to help you rehydrate your body in these instances. Your IV will deliver a mixture of water, salt, and electrolytes directly into your bloodstream to replace lost fluids at a faster rate.

This is particularly useful if you have prolonged dehydration as it can become a lot more difficult to drink enough fluids to replace the ones that you have lost. Severe dehydration can lead to organs shutting down, so an IV drip can become a necessity in these situations.

IV drip reviews

You don’t have to travel far to find reviews of IV drips online. Generally, the treatment is praised for being valuable and effective, with most clients claiming that it works for them. After IV drip therapy, most people say they can see results, whether that be improved skin or just a burst in their energy levels.

The treatment itself is not a long process, and once the catheter is administered into the skin, the client can sit back and relax. At first, the thought of the catheter entering the skin can be daunting to some clients, but once the area is numbed, the feeling of discomfort is minimised, which helps to put the clients’ minds at ease.

How much does an IV drip cost?

The price of your IV drip will depend on the formula that you choose to have. The treatment can range anywhere between £150 – £400. However, this is something that will be discussed during your consultation. Here at PICO Clinics, our experienced health practitioners will work with you to decide which formula will be more beneficial for the current state of your health. From there, the price will then be determined.

Book an IV drip therapy session

If you think you could benefit from IV drip therapy, then luckily, booking a session could not be easier. Here at PICO Clinics, you can book a consultation online so you can speak to one of our experienced health practitioners in more detail about the treatment. Book a consultation today with one of our qualified GMC practitioners and start your IV drip therapy journey.

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