SARASOTA, Fla. (WFLA) — Perhaps some of you had a little too much fun on New Year’s Eve night. You may have your own hangover remedies, like eating a greasy burger, or hair of the dog. But there’s a hot new trend in the Tampa Bay area that might possibly be able to solve your problem in minutes, it’s an IV lounge.
Over at the Sarasota IV Lounge, they offer the ‘hangover cure.’
“We do nutritional IV therapy, so basically all of your oral vitamins you’d normally be taking, we can put them through an IV, which is 100% absorbed,” said General Manager Austin DaSilva.
Their ‘hangover cure’ blend is filled with vitamins and minerals that your body craves when you’re hungover. “We’ve seen some bad hangovers and this has never failed us,” said DaSilva.
Here’s how it works: After lots of alcohol, you’re not only dehydrated, but you’ve lost a lot of vital nutrients. That’s why you feel sick.
These IV bags are filled with vitamins and minerals that your body would normally absorb while consuming food. But instead, it’s quickly absorbed into your bloodstream.
“This is quick and easy because all of the vitamins and nutrients are going into your bloodstream so there’s 100% absorption. You don’t have to worry about getting water down while you’re feeling like you want to throw up. So It’s pretty automatic that you start feeling better,” said Registered Nurse Arielle Bennett with Sarasota IV Lounge.
It’s not an entirely new concept. DaSilva said, “A lot of athletes have been doing this for two decades now. At halftime they’ll get an IV to get rebooted.”
“Everything that we’re giving you, you should get from your diet or your body makes it on its own,” said Bennett.
And it works quickly. Samuel Dean Ray needed it on New Year’s Day morning.
“This will fix me up right quick. For sure,” said Ray.
He and his friends got the hangover cure first thing in the morning. “You instantly feel it. Within 30 seconds, for sure,” he said.
“I have seen people literally almost crawl in here and tell me halfway through that they feel amazing, that they don’t even feel like they were drinking the night before,” said Bennett.
With this, Ray is able to go on his morning feeling like a million bucks. “It’s the beginning of the new year, let’s get it started right,” Ray said.
Sarasota IV lounge also offers IVs for others uses, like energy boosters, or to help those who are stressed.
There are other IV lounges throughout the Tampa Bay area.