Unpeeling the “Banana Bag IV” Doctrine Scientifically Effective or Just Another Trend?

Dr. Anthony Ho

“Let’s get lit.”

We often text this to our friends when we plan to make a toast to a productive work week. From business networking to Tinder dates, alcohol is deeply ingrained in our culture.

However, we often overestimate what our bodies can tolerate, which leads to binge drinking and getting stricken with a nasty hangover when your alarm clock begins to yell at 6:00 am sharp.

Hangovers are a serious drag and can take up to 72 hours to recover from.

Fortunately, Drip Doctors offers the Banana Bag IV Drip which can help take away that killer hangover in 30-45 minutes, to help you bounce back from that slew of margaritas or IPA’s.

Traditional Use of the Banana Bag:

Roughly 16 million people in the U.S. suffer from Alcohol Abuse Disorder (AUD). Since 2004 ICU visits linked to chronic alcohol abuse have increased by a whopping 58%. Medical professionals in the ICU traditionally remedy alcohol withdrawal symptoms with IV fluids dubbed “the banana bag,” because of its’ yellowish hue. Depending on the severity of alcohol use, experts administer lower or higher doses.

Because alcohol abuse depletes thiamin , the banana bag is also administered to prevent the onset of Wernicke-Korakoff syndrome (WKS), or Wernicke’s Encephalopathy (WE).

The most typical symptoms of which include:

  • Changes in vision
  • Memory impairment
  • Loss of coordination

Naturally, the settings in which the banana bag is administered has evolved with the times, now being routinely and safely administered at Drip Doctors locations throughout California.

The“Hangover” IV Adored by Celebs and Working Professionals:

With hot locations in Downtown Los Angeles and West Hollywood, exec professionals, and celebrities with demanding work schedules are turning to the alcohol withdrawal “antidote”, to get rapid relief from their wicked hangovers via IV therapy .

Celeb visitors of Drip Doctors include names like Adele, Chris Brown, Steve Aoki and Lorde.

What is the Science Behind a Hangover?

A hangover is a combination of physiological and psychological responses that manifest after sipping too many margaritas, beer, wine, gin, whiskey, or any form of alcohol.

The top 10 most cringe-worthy symptoms of a hangover are:

  1. Fatigue
  2. Headaches
  3. Stomach pain
  4. Rapid heart rate
  5. Difficulty sleeping
  6. Nausea or vomiting
  7. Trouble concentrating
  8. Muscle and body aches
  9. Heightened sensitivity to light
  10. Feeling depressed, irritable or anxious

The banana bag drip is a valuable IV therapy that can help you sustain your Instagram-worthy lifestyle of “ Eat, Drip, Rage, REPEAT ,” without being forced to commit 24-72 hours to recover.

After all, there are hefty expenses associated with binge drinking , both on the macro and micro level. To put things in perspective, binge drinking cost the U.K. $25 billion dollars in 2018.

How Exactly Does the Banana Bag Work?

Although there isn’t an official cure for hangovers, the banana bag IV drip can alleviate your terrible cocktail of physiological symptoms, in as little as 30-45 minutes .

On a biological level, these symptoms include magnesium deficiency which can make you feel tired, make your muscles cramp and produce a sort of mental fog.

Luckily, the banana bag helps with magnesium supplementation and the renewal of healthy vitamin and electrolyte levels.

The banana bag contains the following per 1L of IV fluids:

  • Multivitamin
  • Thiamin 100mg
  • Magnesium 1 or 2mg
  • Folic acid 1mg
Alcohol and Work Performance

For professionals and students, absenteeism and poor work performance are top concerns linked to hangovers and the motivating factors to seeking relief via IV therapy.

Data supports that hangovers are linked to experiencing an increase in conflict in the workplace.

Hangover Economics

Time is the most valuable resource at your disposal. Would you rather 30-45 minutes at DripDoctors or waste 1-3 days of solid productivity recouping from a good time?

Chronic alcohol misuse is never a good idea, but for weekends where you go “harder” than expected, you can depend on Drip Doctors to help restore you back to your energetic self.

In less time than an episode of your favorite show on Netflix.

Come sit, relax, scroll your IG feed, sip some tea and get your banana bag in Los Angeles, West Hollywood, San Franciso, and Brentwood.