By Gary Dinges
WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) A new Austin business offer vitamins through IV drips. There are nine different options which are administered while clients sit in vibrating massage chairs. The entire process can be completed in as little as 15-20 minutes, although the length of time varies by patient.
If you want a little extra pep in your step, need help recovering from a hangover or are looking to slow the signs of aging, a new Austin business says it can help.
IVitamin, 515 S. Congress Ave., recently opened its doors, offering a variety of intravenous vitamin drips and booster shots.
Its founders — Rochelle Connor, Jordan Cobb, Jana Gavin and Lauren Williams — come from medical backgrounds and were looking to bring something new and different to Austin. IVitamin, they say, is modeled after similar facilities that have long been found across parts of Europe and Japan.
“Austin is a pretty holistic town,” Connor said. “We all felt like we wanted to do something that’s healthier, and I really like the nutritional aspect of the IV.”
Traditional supplements many people take aren’t fully absorbed by the body, according to Connor, while the IV treatments are.
“A lot of doctors’ offices already do IVs,” she said. “This way, you don’t have to go to the doctor.”
The IVs — there are nine different options — are administered while clients sit in vibrating massage chairs. The entire process can be completed in as little as 15-20 minutes, although the length of time varies by patient.
“The ingredients iVitamin uses in our cocktails are FDA-approved and come from a registered FDA outsourcing facility,” Gavin said. “As a pharmacist, I work closely with the pharmacy that supplies our orders, as well as our medical director, to ensure our products are compatible and safe. Our customers’ safety and well-being is our highest priority.”
One-time treatments start as low as $159, with discounts offered to customers who buy in bundles.