After months and months of contemplation, I finally tried IV drip therapy in Toronto. For me, I was cautious of finding a place that was legitimate and that I felt comfortable with. I stumbled upon Reviv Canada through Instagram and began looking into their services. With locations around the world, and one conveniently located downtown Toronto, they are definitely a leader in wellness. While this isn’t a new concept, when I asked around to see if others had tried it, many were in the same boat as me- curious but hadn’t made the commitment. So, I decided to act as a guinea pig (even though needles terrify me!).
My initial consultation just fuelled my desire to get hooked up. Each bag provides different vitamins, nutrients, antioxidants and electrolytes that are system can become depleted of with simple, every day activity. Most of us are chronically dehydrated, which impacts so many areas of our health such as energy, digestion, immunity, and hormone balance. Think of what a night of drinking does to the system, we may drink a ton of water in the couple days after but our system is still recovering without our knowing. For me, I am hyper-aware of my skin heath and keeping hydrated to maintain that youthful glow. During the summer months especially, I am busier and bike everywhere so I am generally sweating more and with the social calendar constantly filling up, I need to keep my energy at a high level.
Alright, so about the treatment. Prior to your first session, you will have a consultation with a doctor once you fill out your forms to address any concerns. The IV (or booster) is administered by a registered nurse, so you’re in good hands. Depending on what you choose, your drip will be filled with different nutrients. I went with the MegaBoost which is best for:
- Maintain Good Health & Wellness (minimizing stress)
- Strengthen Your Immune System (who has time for cold or flu season)
- Increase Vitality (think, stamina)
- Detoxification (after a weekend of indulgence)
- Jet Lag (great for frequent travellers)
Guys, I was legit terrified to get the needle, like really nervous but the team was very reassuring and talked me through it. Once it was injected, they took me to a chill zone with TVs, magazines and blankets to get real cozy. Because the solution is colder than your blood temperature, you may feel slightly chilled but it’s normal. I was shivering like crazy by the end but it quickly subsided when I stepped into the hot city streets.
For the next few hours, I was super productive and felt more alert and attentive. The following couple days I had a surge of energy, that didn’t seem abnormal but just allowed me to get more accomplished. For a squeamish individual, I am proud to say I made it through! If anyone is curious, feel free to shoot me additional questions you might have!