Karen Johnson RGN. NIP. Ad Dip Nut. Med (Rus)
Aesthetic Consultant, Sclerotherapist, Advanced Electrolygist
Aesthetic, Coolsculpting, Vascular, Dermatology & Minor Surgery
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Intravenous (IV) Drips
Do you have:
If you answer yes to any of these questions, you need to read on !
100% Intravenous vitamins go directly into the bloodstream
FAST delivery means
Only 15% of a vitamin pill reaches the bloodstream
Not just for celebrities like Simon Cowell, Rhianna, Nick Grimshaw, Katie Perry and Madonna, this is a very popular treatment at North Wales Aesthetics clinic too.
Receiving intravenous (IV) vitamins, minerals and amino acids is a safe and highly effective way of getting these essential micronutrients directly and instantly into your bloodstream and bypassing the intestines which is a slow and unpredictable process.
Karen is a registered prescribing nurse of 33 years and she qualified as a medical nutritionist 19 years ago making her suitably experienced to diagnose nutritional deficiencies and prescribe a cocktail of essential nutrients tailored for your individual needs.
Using a wide choice of different vitamins, minerals and amino acids, Karen can make up the nutrients you require in one bag and from 20 to 45 minutes your infusion will be complete and the nutrients your body needs will be delivered directly in your cells where they are needed.
Increases in your micronutrient intake can lead to major improvements in your health !
Who is suitable for
IV Vitamin / Mineral therapy?
Anyone is suitable to have a multi vitamin and multi mineral infusion. Here at North Wales Aesthetics Clinic we have a wide range of infusions each containing a different combination of vitamins, minerals and amino acids. Karen will determine the right one for you, depending on what your deficiency symptoms and requirements are.
Fast delivery into your bloodstream means fast results
An intravenous drip takes 20 to 60 minutes and can deliver a single vitamin or a cocktail of vitamins and minerals through a vein in your arm and directly into your bloodstream. Alternatively you can have certain vitamins by an intramuscular injection which takes seconds and you will feel the effects over the following days.
Karen will prescribe a bespoke cocktail of vitamins and nutrients in the form of intravenous (IV) infusion or intramuscular (IM) injection.
A tiny needle is inserted into a vein in your arm and connected to a drip containing the cocktail of rich micronutrients tailored for you. You simply sit back and relax and let us replenish your body. The infusion is painless and takes 20 to 60 minutes.
How often should I have intravenous vitamin and mineral treatment
We recommend that you start with a course of 6 treatments, initially weekly then fortnightly then monthly / 3 monthly to maintain optimum nutrition, good health and well being.
Who would benefit from having a Vitamin, Mineral and Amino Acid drip ?
Anyone who suffers with the following:
Selection Of Available Drips
IV Wellness Myers drip
The classic starter drip
This drip is the classic drip containing the right mix of vitamins and minerals for general health and wellbeing. It will boost energy and the immune system.
Clients who have this treatment have reported having increased energy and endurance. This drip has high doses of B vitamins, which are required by the body to release energy. It also contains a high dose of magnesium which is a critical component in the production of ATP, the main source of energy in cells.
It is advisable to start with this drip.
What's in the drip ?
The anti ageing drip
This drip contains all the nutrients required for anti ageing and will give your skin a real glow. Containing high doses of glutathione which is the mother of all antioxidants, and includes a perfect blend of other vitamins and minerals needed to restore collagen production, stimulate elastin production, brighten the skin, hydrate and rejuvenate. The vitamin C is a must for healing skin tissue and wounds and improves scaly, cracked and sore skins.
What's in the drip ?
IV Mood support drip
A specially formulated drip designed to support and enhance mental faculties. With high doses of Glutamine, Carnitine and Ornithine which are known to have a positive impact on the mind and improve concentration. Additionally B6 is a vitamin required for the development of the neurotransmitter seratonin (the feel good hormone) and norepinephrine (the stress hormone) to combat low in mood. This is especially useful for women suffering with menopause.
What's in the drip ?
IV Immune system booster drip
This drip aims to fight harmful free radicals - so as you can expect it is packed with Vitamin C. It also contains high doses of Zinc, B vitamins and powerful antioxidants to boost the immune response to fighting infections, cold and viruses. The B vitamins release energy, fighting tiredness and exhaustion that comes when we feel poorly or are suffering with illness.
Ideal for those who suffer with recurrent ailments and need help to boost immunity, mental and emotional wellbeing.
What's in the drip ?
IV Athlete and sports drip
Especially for people who have an active sporty life. This drip provides sustanable energy and avoids energy crashed that you get with energy drinks and sugar rushes. Packed with a high concentration of energy boosting B vitamins, powerful animo acids like Taurine, Glutamine and Carnitine, it improves and enhances performance and speeds recovery. A must for the marathon runner, gym enthusiast and anyone who exercises daily.
Whats in the drip ?
IV Hair tonic drip
This drip is an ideal hair tonic. To achive healthy hair you need plenty of keratin and collagen which is in abundence in this drip. By adding amino acids that are involved in the production of keratin and collegen, it is possible to reduce hair loss and maximise hair regrowth.
Hair loss and thinning hair is very common and can cause distress, embarrasment and misery to the sufferer. Hair loss is linked to nutritional deficiencies, this drip has all the micronutrients needed to combat this.
What's in the drip ?
IV diet and detox drip
This drip combines a blend of vitamins, minerals and amino acids to reduce toxic load and help the body to function effictively to burn off stubborn fat.
Amino acids like Taurine is the star in this drip, it is a detoxifier. Taurine aids digestion and improves performance (suitable for the athletic types). Minerals like Zinc aid the regulation of blood sugar making this combination a must for the dieter and those wishing to maintain good weight.
What's in the drip ?
IV skin lightening drip
We like to keep up with celebrities !
One celebrity treatment that has been around for years is skin-lightening and reducing dark skin pigmentation.
Global stars Beyoncé, Lil Kim, Nicki Minaj and Rihanna are suspected to have started the trend of skin lightening with intravenous glutathione and vitamin C drips.
North Wales Aesthetics Clinic offer's this treatment which is not only highly effective for the management and lightening of skin tone but also for the brown patchy skin pigmentation condition melasma.
The colour in our skin occurs from the production of melanin. Greater melanin production means darker skin. Glutathione inhibits the production of melanin and can have a dramatic and positive effect on skin tone and colour.
To achieve skin lightening a course of drips is required then on going maintenance drips.
What's in the drip ?
IV antioxidant Glutathione injection
"The superhero of antioxidants"
Glutathione is the key to our immune system as it is the most important molecule the body needs when it comes to staying healthy. It protects the cells from harmful toxic free radicals and disease, making it vital to have good levels of Glutathione in the body. The body produces Glutathione and it is found in all cells, tissue and organs. However a poor diet, toxins, medicines and radiation all deplete the body's level of Glutathione. It is considered the mother of all antioxidants and helps the body to fight infection, stress, ageing, injury, pollution, drugs and disease.
This injection gives you the best antioxidant for ultimate health.
Fat burning injection (IM, in the muscle)
All the vitamins and amino acids required for fat burning
A concentrated mix of vitamins and amino acids that play a significant role in weight loss and are known to speed up metabolism and burn more fat. For example L Carnitine is known to help the body to produce energy by freeing up fatty acids which in turn aids fat loss.
In conjuncion with a weight loss healthy well balanced diet and an exercise programme people have reported more weight loss and especially in those stuborn areas.
Vitamin B 12 injection (IM, in the muscle)
Vitamin B12 is essential for combating fatigue.
A must for vegetarians who are often deficient in B12.
Male, female, young or old, whether you have an active or sedentary lifestyle we all need a continuous high supply of B12 vitamin for a positive impact on your health.
Effects of B12 deficiency
Vitamin C (IV)
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant therfore has an important role in immunity and combating infections and disease. There is robust research in its links with helping heart disease, common colds, cataracts and some cancers. A whopping 7,500 mg (7.5 gram) dose of vitamin C can help to keep you fit and well. Injected directly into your vein and straight into your cells.
Being a water soluble vitamin means that we need a regular good supply to maintain health benefits.
Vitamin C is needed to make collegen which is a protein essential for healthy gums, teeth, bones, cartilage and skin healing. It is vital in the process of absorbing iron to prevent anaemia.
Symptoms of Vitamin C deficiencies
Who is suitable... More Info
Ideally we need to obtain our vitamins, minerals and amino acids the old fashioned way - "from food" - by eating a well balalnced diet. But sadly with modern day life this is not always possible and more and more people are eating poor unhealhy diets and suffering with symptoms of nutritional deficiencies. Many health problems as a result are going untreated and people are suffering with tiredness, feeling out of sorts and cant shake off recurrent cold, viruses and infections.
Many patients feel the benefit of intravenous micronutrients during their treatment session making you feel refreshed, energised and revitalised.
The process... More Info
An initial consultation with Karen is required and you will have a comprehensive medical and health assessment. Karen will determine what vitamins, minerals and amino acids you require and discuss the treatment plan with you in detail.
An anaesthetic cream will be applied to your arm to ensure the procedure is pain free. A tiny needle will be inserted into a vein in your arm and attached to your drip. A nurse will stay with you during your infusion.
You can have an infusion every 8 to 12 weeks or come in sooner if you feel that you need a top up. In the majority of cases it can take 2 to 3 months to reverse serious deficiencies.
Who would benefit... More Info
Individuals who have an ongoing medical illness, feeling low in energy, dehydrated, have symptoms of nutritional deficiencies, are prone to recurrent infections and colds, lead a hectic lifestyle, have a stressful job, poor sleepers or those who have a poor diet: may benefit from an infusion packed with essential vitamins and minerals. Many of our patients have some type of gastric complaint such as poor digestion, food intolerances, acid reflux and mal-absorption conditions like crohns and coeliac disease that decrease the intestinal breakdown of nutrients from food causing nutritional deficiencies. However, the majority of our clients are people wishing to fight fatigue, boost energy, improve general health, boost immunity or anyone recovering from a cold or illness.
What are antioxidants
Antioxidants are powerful substances that can be found in some foods like fruit and vegetables and they prevent the oxidation of free radicals in the body. The body naturally produces free radicals which can be harmful and they also come from our highly polluted environment. If free radicals are left in the body they can cause a wide range of illness and chronic disease. Antioxidants neutralize and remove harmful free radicals from the bloodstream. Therefore, it is essential that our body has a constant and maximum supply of antioxidants. If your diet is lacking antioxidants you may benefit from boosting your antioxidant intake by having them intravenously.
Remember, vitamins are our antioxidants !
How to boost your immune system with IV vitamin, mineral and amino acid infusions
Our immune system has the important job of defending the body against disease causing micro-organisms. A poorly nourished immune system will fail and germs can invade the body and cause ill health and disease. However, when the immune system is getting the right amount of vitamins and other vital micronutrients, you can prevent ill health by boosting your immune response.
Boosting your immune system can be very complicated as there are so many different micronutrients that it requires and all in varying amounts. Karen is a nurse and a medical nutritionist making her suitable qualified to determine what you may be lacking and she can tailor for you an intravenous bag with each nutrient your body requires.
Vitamin deficiencies usually develop slowly over several months or years. Symptoms are subtle at first and become more troublesome to health as the deficiency worsens and increases your risk of developing many health problems. Most people are unaware that certain ailments are due to nutritional deficiencies and they go untreated.
Research has shown that aproximately 90% of people are nutrient deficient and 50% of those people are taking multivitamin supplements.
We all have signs and symptoms of deficiencies and most of us do nothing but suffer and get on with it - WHY ?
Don't you want to be deficiency symptom free, have plenty of energy and maintain good health ?
What is malabsorption syndrome
The main role of your intestines is to absorb nutrients from your food and pass them into your bloodstream where they enter cells. Malabsorption syndrome refers to a number of bowel disorders in which the small intestine can’t absorb enough of certain nutrients. Eating all the nutrients your body requires without exacerbating a bowel condition can be very difficult, hence the majority of sufferers of bowel conditions have anaemia and deficiencies in vitamins A,C,D, B12 and folate, calcium, iron and zinc mainly.
When you have a condition that prevents the bowel from absorbing essential nutrients such as vitamins, minerals and amino acids from your food, it is sensible to enter these micronutrients directly into the blood stream intravenously.
Intravenous drips are an excellent way of getting these essential micronutrients directly and instantly into your cells.
Signs and symptoms of vitamin and mineral deficiencies are:
Please note there may be a medical reason for some of the above symptoms, Karen will routinely perform a medical assessment and advise you accordingly.
What are minerals and why are they important ?
Scientists have identifies 16 minerals that are essential for the body to function properly. Minerals strengthen teeth, bones, maintain the immune system and help vitamins to do their work. Minerals such as calcium, magnesium and sodium are required in large amounts, zinc, iron and selenium are required in lesser amounts and minerals like manganese and iodine are needed in much smaller quantities. Minerals are found in foods, however, if the mineral intake levels are low, the body will draw what it needs from the liver, muscles and the bones depleting essential stores leading to conditions like muscle spasm and bone density loss.
Deficiencies in all minerals have consequences such as a zinc deficiency can increase the body's risk of getting infections.
16 minerals are classed as being essential for the body to function properly.
Karen can advise you on what minerals may benefit you.
What are amino acids and why are they important ?
Amino acids are absolutely essential for every metabolic process in the body. They have very important tasks including transporting and storing of nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, fats and carbohydrates. About 20 amino acids are linked to various body processes but 8 amino acids are essential because the body does not make them and we have to obtain them from our food. This predisposes us to developing deficiencies leading to our bodies not working efficiently.
High cholesterol, arthritis, obesity (fat burning), hair loss, wrinkle formation, osteoporosis, poor sleep, menopause and mood inbalance etc, can all be as a result of low amino acid levels causing metabolic disturbances.
Due to poor diets and low nutrient foods, we can not always ensure our diets have sufficient quantities of amino acids. Having amino acids intravenously will deliver 100% into the bloodstream. This is why having them intravenously is highly recommended.
Our drips include the following amino acids:
Intravenous vitamins OR oral vitamins ?
An intravenous infusion instantly delivers 100% of each vitamin directly into your bloodstream and straight to your cells where the nutrients are needed. Our drips have an abundance of vitamins that are effective immediately. Only 15% of a vitamin tablet is absorbed and this is a proven fact.
1 in 3 people take oral vitamins. Taking vitamins orally takes time, as the intestines have to break down the tablet and through a lengthy complex process, transport the vitamin into the bloodstream. During this process aproximately 85% of the vitamin is lost and never reaches the cells.
There are certain factors that hinder intestinal absorption of not only vitamin supplements but oral food intake too, such as the following:
Oral supplements are good to enhance a well balanced diet and for those who have no nutritional deficiency symptoms and are at peak health and fitness. However, for those who are not, intravenous vitamin treatments should be a consideration.
All the drips at North Wales Aesthetics Clinic are scientifically proven after decades of research and developed by a team of leading doctors, neuropathic doctors and nutritionists to combine safety, effectiveness and minimal side effects.