Why eat your vitamins when you can now shoot them up?

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Now appearing in a tabloid near you, reports of the latest fad – infusion of intravenous vitamins, which, exactly as described, is vitamins applied through an intravenous drip. Sounds a little extreme considering these are chemicals we used to get through crunching a carrot or sucking on an orange.

But celebrities, the rich and the famous are arriving at clinics to sit (sometimes for hours at a time) and have high doses of vitamins delivered straight into their veins.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
PublisherThe Conversation UK
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jul 2013

Bibliographical note

Peter McCaffrey receives funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)


  • Vitamin deficiency
  • Vitamin C
  • Intravenous drip


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