What does IV Stand for?

When having an IV Vitamin Drip, IV is the abbreviation for intravenous which means taking place within a vein. In a medical capacity, this refers to the administration of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and amino acids directing into your bloodstream using an IV Drip.

What are IV Vitamin Drips?

Typically, when we consume food, liquids or tablet supplements, not everything is absorbed. IV Vitamin Drips is a treatment involving the direct injection of isotonic fluids containing vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and amino acids directly into your bloodstream using an IV Drip.

What are the most popular types of IV Vitamin Drips and why?

  • B Complex vitamins have several roles and rely on each other to work properly. They assist the body to utilise the energy from carbohydrates and to metabolise fat and protein.
  • They are essential for healthy skin, hair, eyes and liver function and may help support the immune system.
  • B Complex vitamins are also critical in proper red blood cell function and are vital in ensuring the body can create and utilise energy
  • Is important as the body does not produce its own vitamin C and can only be obtained through diet or supplementation.
  • IV Vitamin C is popular because it allows for high amounts of Vitamin C to be delivered straight into the body and is involved in the production of anti-stress hormones, reducing inflammation, activating immune cells and wound healing.
  • Zinc is an essential component of more than 100 enzymes, and is critical for healthy hair, skin and nails. It is required for proper DNA function and protein use.
  • Additionally it is popular for wound healing and immunity.
  • Popularly known as the master anti-oxidant.
  • The body can produce its own glutathione, however it is depleted by poor diet, toxins, medications, stress, trauma, infection, alcohol and radiation.
  • It is essential for the maintenance of DNA structure, and has a key role in maintaining iron levels and in immunity.
  • This blend of H20 and key electrolytes is used world-wide for rehydration. It contains sodium, potassium and calcium that are critical for normal physiological processes. It can also help improve blood acidity.

How does an IV Vitamin Drip work?

The method used to ease the vitamins into your body is called an intravenous drip and hence, IV. This process starts simply by a hollow needle piercing the skin and directly into a vein. Once pierced, a catheter or length of tubing may be connected to allow the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and amino acids to be administered. For smaller doses, a syringe may be used.

What can I expect from my IV Vitamin Drip treatment?

Your IV treatment with Alive IV Clinics will be professional, peaceful and relaxing. We are all about the experience, quality and great service. Your appointment will be for 50 minutes, with the treatment itself taking around half an hour. We want you to finish your treatment feeling positive, vibrant, happy, healthy and relaxed!

Your appointment will begin with a consultation with one of our nurses. They will discuss your general health and your main concerns and will advise on the best approach to your treatments based on your individual circumstances.

Your treating nurse may contact one of our medical doctors depending on the treatment type, or certain particular health conditions to ensure your treatment is right for you and done safely.

You can get back to your day immediately after your IV treatment. A few things to follow to ensure thing go to plan:

  • Apply pressure to the IV site for a few minutes after your drip has been removed
  • Leave the band-aid applied to the drip site in place for at least 60 minutes
  • Apply a cold pack if you have any swelling at the drip site
  • Ensure you stay well hydrated for the rest of the day
  • If you have any concerning symptoms such as dizziness or trouble breathing, either return to the clinic or attend your nearest hospital. (Extremely rare!)

There are two ways to approach your IV treatments to ensure you get the most benefit. Regular treatments ensure your body has what it needs to function at its best.

Booster treatments can supplement your general health at times when you are overworked, rundown, stressed, or recovering from an illness. Most of our patients have a routine treatment every 2-4 weeks, and a booster treatment as needed!

Will an IV Vitamin Drip really cure my hangover?

When drinking alcohol, your body can become filled with toxins, dehydrated, and can lose lots of important nutrients. These three high alcohol consumption results can cause, what is commonly known as, a hangover. Studies have shown that IV vitamin drips may improve the symptoms of a hangover by alleviating these three main problems, toxins, dehydration, and lack of nutrients.


Firstly, let’s discuss flushing the damaging toxins out of your body. Toxins, in their nature, are harmful to us all. When you are feeling sick or down, this may be due to a toxin overload. These toxins can come from many different places such as the processed food that you eat, chemicals found in the air and yes, alcohol consumption. By undergoing an IV vitamin drip, your body may flush out its toxins and leave you feeling fresh.


Secondly, we must address your body’s dehydration. When consuming alcohol, toxic chemical ethanol makes your body want to urinate more than usual. This results in dehydration and is a major part of what makes your hangover feel awful! When you feel dehydrated, some common symptoms are dizziness, feeling tired, a dry mouth and feeling thirsty. IV vitamin drips may significantly reduce these symptoms by rehydrating your body, faster than drinking water.

Lack of Nutrients

Lastly, the lack of nutrients in your body will always make you feel sluggish and tired. You lose an array of nutrients when drinking alcohol and they need to be replaced for you to feel your best. Vitamins and minerals will be administered directly into your bloodstream when taking your IV vitamin drip. This may result in your body’s nutrients being replenished and hence your body feeling energised and revitalised.

Introducing NewCell®, in partnership with Alive IV Clinics™

Our concept of essential vitamins, minerals, and powerful antioxidants is designed to give you back what has been taken away by your busy lifestyle. With this quick treatment, you can experience the benefit of a NewCell® IV treatment. It’s safe and has a history of helping countless people just like you, feel and function at their peak by targeting the symptoms associated with nutritional deficiencies.

Contains vitamin B complex, standard strength vitamin C, calcium, potassium, sodium, chloride, H2O. Ideal for a quick boost, and to maintain health and wellness.

“Refresh’ is great if you just need something small, and want to add in a quick boost in between your usual ‘Recharge’ or ‘Revive’ treatments.

Contains zinc, vitamin B complex, double strength vitamin C, calcium, sodium, potassium, chloride, H2O. This is a more intensive treatment with added zinc, and more vitamin C than ‘Refresh’.

This treatment is our most popular one and has been designed as a go-to treatment for most concerns. Most of our clients use ‘Recharge’ as their regular treatment and add in a ‘Refresh’ or ‘Revive’ here and there as needed.

Contains GSH, zinc, vitamin B complex, triple strength vitamin C, calcium, sodium, potassium, chloride, H2O. This supercharged IV treatment has it all.

We reserve this one for those that really need a good pick-me-up. High strength, and with the powerhouse antioxidant GSH, ‘Revive’ is for those that are in real need of a boost.

Fuelling your focus, optimising your energy

Read on to discover the many potential health benefits from a NewCell® IV Vitamin Drip

No matter who you are, you will be surprised at the potential health benefits from a NewCell® IV Treatment, and the ongoing power of regular IV vitamin treatments at Alive IV Clinics™. Let us look at some of the potential advantages of an IV vitamin drip.

In our modern lives we are always on the go, therefore, it is no wonder that we feel our energy is lacking. Work, socialising, some of us have a full night of sleep and still feel drained.

At Alive IV Clinics™ we have the potential to re-energise your body using our NewCell® IV treatments designed by doctors. Leave your exhaustion in the past and feel invigorated!

Much like a ticking clock, for our bodies to work in the way that we want them to, we must keep it in its optimum shape. IV vitamin drips may help significantly with the maintenance and function of your brain, heart, liver, skin, eyes, hair, nails and many more important parts of your body, leaving you feeling fresh and ready to take on any challenge.

We all know how important it is to have a fully functioning immune system. Its vital role is to protect you from any germs or substances that could make you ill, this includes viruses, bacteria, fungi or parasites. Without this key part of our body, we would have no way to fight off the harmful things that we encounter.

At Alive IV Clinics™ our NewCell IV options: Refresh, Recharge and Revive may help with sustaining a healthy immune function, keeping your body ready to fight off any bugs or illnesses that come its way.

A variety of different factors contribute to aches and pains in your bones, muscles, and joints. Just a few examples are:

  • Injuries such as sprains, fractures, or muscle tears
  • General aging
  • Physical activity
  • Work related labour
  • Medical conditions such as arthritis

These contributors are mostly inevitable in life, however, there are ways to help ease these aches and pains. An IV vitamin drip may revitalise your body through the infusion of vital vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and amino acids directly into your bloodstream. This method of rejuvenation has potential to be the fastest way to soothe your aches and pains.

Whether you are fighting off a common cold or a stomach bug, your body requires vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to work at its best. Even those of us with well-balanced diets may not absorb all the essential nutrients we need. This is where IV vitamin drips come in.

At Alive IV Clinics™ we know the importance of maintaining your health and wellbeing, therefore, we offer you our NewCell® IV treatments. Packed with all the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and amino acids that your body craves, our treatment may reduce the unpleasant symptoms that various illnesses present. Enquire today to decide which treatment will best suit your needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do IV Vitamin Drips Work?

IV Drips are not a new concept, hospitals have used them for a long time. This is primarily to treat dehydrated patients and to administer essential vitamins and nutrients for patients that need them.

Also, hospitals typically treat patients with single vitamin deficiencies such as B12 or iron with infusions under medical supervision.

IV Vitamin Drips is most effective if your vitamin intake is low, or you have trouble absorbing essential nutrients.

At Alive IV Clinics our doctors and nurses, who will be responsible for administrating IV Vitamin Drips, have undergone intensive training and are AHPRA-registered.

How Much is a Vitamin Drip?

Prices for Vitamin Drip or how much a vitamin drip is worth does depend on what you require. The prices at Alive IV Clinics start at $179 and can increase the higher the dosage and more nutrients you require.

To find out more about which IV Vitamin Drip is right for you, get in touch with our friendly team today.

Where can I get an IV Vitamin Drip?

Alive IV Clinics are based Australia-wide and perform IV Vitamin Drips under safe, clinical conditions. We are constantly expanding as demand for IV Vitamin drips continue to rise. Find one of our Alive IV Clinics near you, IV Vitamin Drips should be only administered by trained medical professionals.

Is an IV Vitamin Drip Better than Drinking Water?

Research shows that when you are drinking water, you may only be hydrating your mouth, tongue, and throat initially. This is where Alive IV vitamin drips come in. The fluid from your vitamin drip may hydrate your body much faster than drinking water and this is due to bypassing the metabolism process. The vitamins and minerals flow directly into your bloodstream, enabling your body to hydrate faster.