Partied too hard last night? Or maybe you woke up with a fierce migraine? Sure, you can try a cold compress or over-the counter pain meds. But for fast, effective relief, nothing cures a headache as efficiently as The Pipeline, an upscale Meyer’s Cocktail IV infusion available at Hang 10 Drips.

This is not your average cocktail! Known as the gold standard in IV therapy, the Myer’s Cocktail drip is filled with essential hydration, vitamins, minerals, Vitamin C, calcium and magnesium. When delivered via IV, this healing “cocktail mix” goes straight to your cells and organs. With almost instantaneous bioavailability, its seemingly magical formula not only makes you feel good quickly; it stops pain, while supporting immune function and clear thinking. It can also be given with Tordol (for pain) and Zofran (for nausea) to optimize its effect.

Healthful benefits of IV therapy

In addition to relieving hangovers and headaches, the Myer’s Cocktail is used to treat fatigue, fibromyalgia, upper respiratory infections, acute asthma attacks, chronic sinusitis, seasonal allergies and other disorders. It is an excellent starting point for those interested in IV nutrition.

Gone are the days when only hospital patients receive IV drip therapy treatments. Today, many health-conscious people enjoy IV hydration therapy as a way of getting the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and even medications they need to feel better and keep their body functioning properly.

With a vitamin infusion, like the signature drips we offer at Hang 10 Drips, your body receives nutrients directly into the bloodstream. This bypasses the digestive system, which would otherwise lower the amount of vitamins your body can absorb. With IV drip hydration, nutrients are instantly available, so your body can absorb 100% of what it needs before passing along the rest to your kidneys to be flushed out.

With so many kinds of vitamins and supplements available, IV therapy can deliver a range of health and wellness benefits, including but not limited to:

  • Promoting faster weight loss

  • Curing hangover and headache symptoms

  • Treating certain nutrient deficiencies

  • Supporting immune function and gut health

  • Cleansing your body of toxins and free radicals

  • Increasing your energy levels

  • Promoting faster recovery from athletic performance and surgery

  • Promoting better cardiovascular health and anti-aging

  • Easing anxiety, promoting relaxation and reducing pain

Your body’s natural pharmacy

IV therapy formulas work because these very same vitamins, minerals and cofactors (helper molecules that assist in biochemical transformation) are the building blocks of our cells—driving energy production and optimizing organ function. By fueling a variety of pathways, these substances serve as our body’s natural pharmacy, cleansing it of toxins and free radicals that can damage cells and DNA, and promote aging. Here are some of the benefits your body will receive through IV therapy:

  • DetoxificationDetox drips are high in Vitamin C, Glutathione and Alpha Lipoic Acid, which all “sop up” free radicals caused by a variety of factors of modern-day life. Glutathione, our master antioxidant, has a plethora of other health benefits. It is showing promising results for improving symptoms caused by conditions such as Parkinson’s disease and fatty liver disease. It may also fight infections and cleanse the liver of unwanted toxins that can damage liver cells. This drip is very helpful post-surgery. It clears the anesthesia faster, and it also helps to speed up healing.

  • Weight lossIt’s no secret that losing weight can be hard; it’s why many people turn to IV therapy to boost their weight loss efforts. The Shred, a signature drip formula, contains amino acids and powerful antioxidants. It delivers fat to our mitochondria, used to make energy. These ingredients also work to boost metabolism, prevent inflammation, eliminate toxins and reverse some of the oxidant (free radical) damage related to aging. While it’s exciting to have something that stimulates the weight loss process, it is important to note that IV therapy for weight loss isn’t effective on its own. You should combine it with healthy eating and regular exercise. The treatments strengthen your efforts but don’t replace them.

  • Immune supportIf you are recovering from the flu, a cold or COVID-19, you would benefit from IV hydration, vitamins, minerals, Vitamin C, Amino acids and Zinc. Immune drip formulas can be customized based on your symptoms. Our most popular immune-boosting IV is The Longboard, which is specific for long haul COVID.

  • Enhanced energy:  IV vitamin therapy can also provide your body with a natural boost of energy. Nutrients such as amino acids can help you replace the constant need for coffee, soda and other caffeinated drinks that can otherwise flood your body with unnecessary sugar.

  • Beauty, anti-aging and cognitive improvementAnti-aging infusions can benefit mature adults in many ways. Biotin (Vitamin B7) supports metabolism and is an important nutrient that promotes healthy hair, skin and nails. As amino acids, triamino and arginine help relax your blood vessels, which promote lower blood pressure and can even address symptoms of erectile dysfunction. Calcium, on the other hand, is not only important for building strong bones, but it also regulates how blood vessels contract and dilate. Additionally, magnesium plays a role in the regulation of blood pressure. NAD+, given through IV, can help activate your brain cells to function better by promoting regeneration of brain tissue and protecting it against damage. This results in improved memory and cognition.

  • Anxiety relief and improved relaxationMagnesium sulfate is an electrolyte that helps lower blood pressure. It may also help calm feelings of anxiety, promote a good night’s sleep, relax your muscles, support immune function and prevents migraines and headaches.

IV therapy benefits many people, whether that’s providing the essential nutrients they need to live; helping to improve their quality of life, by addressing symptoms such as dehydration; or simply making people feel better.

But that list merely scratches the surface of what IV hydration can do for your body. Even with today’s modern medicine, we are still discovering additional health and wellness benefits associated with intravenous nutrition therapy.

Whether you are visiting Hang 10 Drips once to revive yourself after a wild night, or scheduling regular appointments to treat chronic pain, keep in mind that IV therapy, like any treatment, isn’t a cure-all. Health and wellness is really a thoughtful, slow, methodical process, while IV therapy is more of a quick fix.

If you choose to try IV therapy, think of it as one puzzle piece – alongside good nutrition, regular exercise and sufficient sleep. The more pieces you can find that work for you, the more you can create the whole picture. We use IV therapy as an adjunct with many of our Functional Medicine protocols. Schedule an appointment with Hang 10 Drips by calling 757-974-5828, and be sure to ask about our membership advantages.

Pain Management Doctor and Author: Lisa Barr, MD
about the author

A Coastal Virginia native, Dr. Lisa Barr is a seasoned physician with a passion for treating people with musculoskeletal conditions that cause pain and dysfunction. A double alumna of Eastern Virginia Medical School, Dr. Barr finished her training at EVMS in 1988 as the chief resident in physical medicine and rehabilitation. As a practicing physician in the community, she has effectively treated more than 200,000 patients over the course of her career. Dr. Barr is the founding partner at the Barr Center, where she focuses her energies on developing innovative methods to help guide her patients to optimal recovery and their best functional outcome. For information visit

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