I have to admit, I was thrilled by the idea of having a vitamin infusion, at the same time I had several thoughts of ‘this is an exercise of expensive pure laziness’ go through my head. This was before I had an extra ordinarily busy month and flu that knocked me out for nearly two weeks. No amount of Floradix or supplements boosted my energy levels sufficiently for me to get through the day. So by the time my appointment at The Elixir Clinic come round, I was completely ready for it and my mind was open to the possibilities about how it would positively improve my current energy slump.
For the uninitiated a Life Infusion which is sometimes also called a Myers’ Infusion is the administration of nutrients by intravenous delivery. It was a technique developed in the 1970’s to help treat a broad spectrum of health conditions and to generally give the proverbial ‘leg up’ to your immune system. Over the last forty years, our lives have got busier and eating habits have become poorer so it’s gained popularity. Infusions at The Elixir Clinic are designed to perfectly deliver optimum balance of nutrients and vitamins direct to the body through the blood system, bypassing the gut.
Following a thorough consultation, the infusion I received was the VIP ELIXIR Infusion. There are several different types of infusions and intramuscular injections available or they can make a bespoke one depending on your needs. After a little bit of fiddling around to get a vein – my veins are so deep and difficult to find I was worried they would say I couldn’t have the treatment, but it’s a testament to the fine skill of co founder and super nurse Acaena Amaros – the drip was administered and I sat back and relaxed for thirty minutes. It really was all that simple!
I felt some of the effects straight away. It’s very relaxing. I was bouncy and full of pep that I didn’t have when I walked through their door. I felt energised and my sleep was better that night. The following days, my energy levels were still significantly higher and I noticed my skin was brighter and I had a health about my person. The same sort of rosiness that brisk daily walks in fresh open air would achieve.
I’ve not had another infusion since, but I can see it being the sort of thing I would plan into my life if I knew I was going into a hectic period or having a seasonal boost like at the start of spring and autumn. I think the infusions are a good safety net to ensure that body and mind function at their best. When we’re busy and running on empty our skin also suffers as it becomes depleted of necessary vitamins and minerals. It would be very interesting to see the effects after the recommended course of six infusions.
Of course I have talk about the price because it is not cheap. They start from £180 and injections from £50. Although you could buy several rounds of supplements for the price of one infusion, the question is will you take them and how quickly can you wait for them to take effect? I know a lot of people who have cupboards stocked with pills that never get taken. With infusions, you could say it was the lazy but at least you’ve saved on cupboard space, the deed is done and most importantly the body absorbs a high percentage of the nutrients as it is straight into the blood stream. What it doesn’t need, it expels. Pills go via the gastrointestinal system where absorption rates are sometimes only up to 10%.
I like The Elixir Clinic because it completely supports my inside out beauty ideals whilst going one step further and focussing on health too. It’s also a great service for people recovering from surgery or with serious medical complaints who need extra immune support. It’s a safe, practical and a no fuss service that I predict will be in more demand as life gets busier.
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