The Elixir Clinic reveals a secret that flows through the veins of rich and famous.
Three years ago I was trying to get some beauty secrets from my forever young and pretty friend. “I regularly go for IV Vitamin therapy”, – replied twice-mom and an Instagram model. Nowadays such treatments have turned from a gimmick into a trend: in many leading clinics all over the world offer the intravenous therapy as a suggestion for overwork, stress, reduced immunity, jetlag, aging of the skin and many more.
Sometimes from all the range of clinics it’s hard to do a right and safe choice. We stopped our attention on The Elixir Clinic that has grown successfully since launching in 2013, with locations in London, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, including partnerships with Harrods Wellness Clinic and The Ned. It has a good reputation and a well-established team of high qualified specialists who can offer an extensive selection of treatments ranging from IV vitamin infusions, also known as a VitaDrip®, to other wellness treatments consisting of rejuvenation and diagnostic therapy, all tailored to specific needs. The Elixir Clinic treatments are the most effective, natural, safe and essential method to support a healthy lifestyle. It is one of the world’s most experienced IV therapy clinics performing over 1000 treatments monthly with a portfolio of high-profile clients such as celebrities, athletes, business leaders, royal families, socialites and international influencers.
We met with one of the leading doctors of The Elixir Clinic to reveal a secret that flows through the veins of rich and famous, and to answer the most worrying questions.
1) Some experts insist that taking intravenous therapy with vitamins does not bring any health benefits, and sometimes can be even dangerous. For example, the excess of magnesium and potassium in certain categories of individuals can cause a heart attack. What would you reply to that?
Most of our VitaDrip infusions are water soluble vitamins; no known risk of overdosing with water soluble vitamins. The human body consumes the required vitamins from administered VitaDrip infusion and any non-absorbed vitamins would get excreted out of the body with the normal urination process. As for fat soluble vitamins and minerals present in some of our vitamin infusions, a preliminary blood test is performed to ensure the right dosage is administered as per each patients’ requirement.
2) What kind of analysis would you recommend to take before doing the IV Vitamin therapy?
A consultation takes place with every new client in order for us to review the medical history and also discuss any concerns. Some clients present their vitamin profile test results or medical reports that they have done recently for review by our general practitioner during their consultation. The Elixir Clinic offers diagnostic testing such as vitamin profile tests, allergy tests, and mineral tissue and heavy metal analysis; choosing the type of investigation depends on each patient’s consultation.
3) Is there any kind of infusion in your clinic that you can do without any blood test analysis?
All infusions can be offered to clients without a blood test but only once full medical consultation has been done with the general practitioner to adjust the doses of each ingredient.
4) What is a VitaDrip® ?
A VitaDrip® is an intravenous vitamin infusion consisting of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids that is infused directly into the bloodstream to help rejuvenate the client while sustaining long-term wellbeing.
5) What kind of quality and high standard certificates does The Elixir Clinic have? And how safe is IV therapy in your clinic?
All infusions are administered under authorisation of a prescribing physician after a full health assessment. All protocols have been thoroughly researched and developed by leading medical specialists. We use the most advanced techniques, and source specialised nurses to provide the best quality of care available. The Elixir Clinic is registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) who inspect our practises against their robust standard structure and National Minimum Standards in the UK; and in the UAE with Dubai Health Authority (DHA), and Health Authority of Abu Dhabi (HAAD). So you can be sure you are in a safe hands.
6) Are you planning to introduce any other treatments? For example, IV cocktails with organic preparations or human placental hydrolyzate?
At The Elixir Clinic, we are always researching the latest technologies and creating new formulas that provide clients with maximum wellness benefits. We have recently introduced new formulas that will be launched soon in The Elixir Clinic in London. We are currently not offering anything with human placental hydrolyzate.
7) Tell us a bit about your latest novelty – facial treatments? Why would you recommend to try it in your clinic?
The Elixir Clinic believes in creating beauty inside out and our rejuvenation therapies allows us to achieve that. We offer an extensive selection of treatments such as our Elixir Signature Facial and HydraFacial.
The Hydrafacial is a 3-step process that will leave you with the best skin of your life; addressing all skincare needs. The multi-step treatment will cleanse, exfoliate, and extract to get rid of impurities and dead skin cells while at the same time quenching skin with vital nutrients like antioxidants, peptides,, and hyaluronic acid. Clients can customise their HydraFacial by selecting complimenting add-ons such as Lymphatic massage, LED hyaluronic mask, and super serums that boost the skin, minimise the signs of ageing, and rejuvenate the skin.
8) What kind of other treatments would you recommend to clients who live on high speeds?
The Elixir Clinic offers tailor-made treatments that address all concerns or needs of each unique client. Whether you are looking for an energy boost, beauty glow or need to combat jet lag and strengthen your immune system; we have the most effective, natural, and essential solutions.