Along with my coffee each morning, I pop two pills. A decaffeinated green tea supplement and 50 mcg of vitamin D. I notice a difference in my energy levels when I don’t take them but nothing about how I feel is scientifically based. With that said, I’m always up for trying something new that’ll make me feel better especially if it’s in a holistic way. Cue the Holistique IV Lounge.
An IV drip delivers a wide range of vitamins, minerals, and some type of other magic. (Again, if you’re looking for scientific jargon, check out their website. This is more about my perspective as a regular human with no medical background whatsoever.) The Lounge offers 12 different drips that range in price from $99 to $179. They invited me to try any concoction of my choice and I debated between the Ultra Slim that’s aimed at “those looking to boost fat-burning power on a journey to slim down and power up” and the Detox that has amino acids, antioxidants and vitamins that’s a “perfect to kick start your seasonal detox.”
After going back and forth for a few minutes (well, probably longer because I’m not good with too many options) I asked them to inject me with the Beauty Bliss recipe. “Unleash your inner DIVA with our Beauty Bliss IV. If you are looking to boost your hair, skin, nails, PLUS de-bloat, ease tension and irritability, and boost your fat-burning power, this IV is a great component to your beauty-boosting regimen.”
I plopped down into the most amazing massage chair I’ve ever sat in and waited for the doctor to come by. Just as I was about to doze off, Dr. Newell introduced himself and took my vitals. I must have passed his test because a few minutes later he came back and it was needle time. Listen, getting pricked is not my favorite thing in the world but despite having hard-to-find veins, I tolerate it.
The first thing I noticed was a slight taste. Is that weird? Maybe. But Dr. Newell reassured me it’s totally normal. The bag of beauty emptied into my veins within 45 minutes or so. On a typical day I’d normally head home from work and lay on the couch for just as long simply to decompress. This wasn’t much different. (Well, come to think of it, it was better because of that ridiculously blissful massage chair!) Once I was done I headed home and waited to turn into Heidi Klum.
Spoiler Alert: Holistique IV Lounge didn’t transform me into a supermodel. Then again, that’s not what they promised to do either. Instead, I was “infused with health and wellbeing” and I definitely felt better. My skin felt way more hydrated and softer to the touch. Especially as the weather cools down, my skin leans towards the ashy side and I haven’t had to lather on as much lotion as I normally do. In my not-so-scientific opinion, I totally noticed the benefits of the Beauty Bliss IV.
Next time I’d like to try a drip that might give me more of an immediate effect like the Hangover or Energizer IV. Then again, I’m not a big drinker so I don’t really have a need for the Hangover option but I digress. From start to finish the experience at Holistique IV Lounge was definitely relaxing and something I’d treat myself to in the future. If you’re interested in giving it a shot (pun intended) you might want to stop by during Happy Hour on weekdays from 3-5p when they offer 15% off any IV. Check out their website for more on what they do and the other services they offer and again, a big thank you to Holistique IV Lounge for inviting me in.
UPDATE: I’ve since revisited the Holistique IV Lounge two more times and even included them in my segments on Q13 News. I was so giddy when I got to spend the morning with Dr. Darvish picking her brain on all different aspects of holistic health. I’m looking forward to learning more and sharing everything with you.