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  1. 1. Keep up with RiRi... Scan using the Netpage app to follow Rihanna’s official Instagram account instagram Hollywood’s New Drip diet! even got Justin Timberlake hooked on the stuff after personally giving him a shot of it. Other fans include Rita Ora, Katy Perry, Lindsay Lohan and Victoria Beckham. Another devotee Rihanna even tweeted photos of herself receiving the treatment. One shows her arm hooked to a drip, the other her backside getting a jab. While the pictures initially sparked concerns – especially amid reports the singer had been admitted to hospital with exhaustion – insiders claim she was simply enjoying a “party girl” drip, refuelling after another big session. The photos sparked a vitamin- jab frenzy in the UK, with many people using the method to beat hangovers. “Demand is increasing,” UK-based holistic practitioner Esther Fieldgrass tells Look mag, after noticing a 150 per cent surge in recent months. But before you go pumping your veins with high-potency vitamins, medical experts recommend chatting with your doctor. “Supplementation is unnecessary for the normally nourished person, who can achieve all the results promised through eating a range of fruit and vegetables, dairy and meat, and exercising on a regular basis,” explains Dr Parnis. “We need to be thinking long-term – not quick fixes.” Rihanna is just one star turning to the vitamin drip.. E xtreme health fads are a dime a dozen in Tinseltown – but the hottest new trend might not be for everyone. Celebrities are turning to vitamin and nutrient drips to help boost energy levels, rehydrate the body and even defy the ageing process. Big- name stars are proven fans of the bizarre quick fix, which sees vitamins injected directly into the bloodstream via an intravenous (IV) drip or speedy shot. And it’s going mainstream. Initially a hit in Hollywood, clinics in NYC and the UK have started offering the treatment – now, it’s hit Australia. A-listers are getting jabbed in the name of rehydration – and now the extreme new trend has hit our shores is said to be 30 times as potent as taking it orally in pill form. Dr Moore explains, “Vitamins and minerals are put directly into the bloodstream, bypassing the gut and guaranteeing maximum absorption into the cells.” Devotees swear it also helps boost the immune system, combats illness, clears up mind fog and gives you glowing, youthful skin. It doesn’t come cheap, though – the average cost of one session of intravenous vitamin therapy is $350, and patients are advised to have several sessions per week for the best results. And the treatment is not without its critics. Dr Stephen Parnis, president of the Australian Medical Association Victoria, has branded it a “monumental waste of time and money”, saying, “For the vast majority of Australians, there is no benefit of mega doses of vitamins. Vitamin drips are a potentially toxic marketing ploy.” Other experts are less skeptical – but they do say patients need to be properly evaluated before they go and get hooked up to a drip. “You might need to take vitamin injections if you have specific anaemia due to B12 deficiencies,” says Melbourne public health expert Professor Ken Harvey. “To give it to a healthy, normal chap with no symptoms, without blood tests, is indefensible.” While the A-list only cottoned on to the treatment relatively recently, IV vitamin therapy has been around for a long time. It was the brainchild of American doctor John Myers, who began offering it to patients 50 years ago. He used it to treat fatigue and depression, injecting patients with the ‘Myers Cocktail’ – a mixture of vitamins B6, B12, calcium and magnesium. Now, the therapy is going gangbusters in celebrity circles. Madonna has long been an advocate of B12 injections, and Rihanna VictoriaBeckham KatyPerryRitaOra JustinTimberlake It’s not just A-list ladies USING THE THERAPY – jt is also said to be a fan. Dr Richard Moore, a Sydney- based holistic practitioner who offers this unique procedure, says the drip’s fast and convenient administration makes it a no- brainer if you’re feeling weary. A vitamin C drip treatment takes about 40 minutes and Photo:AdamVoorhes/GalleryStock/SnapperMedia Photos:Instagram/badgalriri Clip, save and share from every page using the app. It’s free from the iTunes App Store or Google Play feel FAMOUS ● Health● Fitness● Lifestyle Feel Fam ous

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