Boston drinkers can 'Delete' hangovers with vitamin infusion
The Hangover Helper, a 60-milliliter in-arm push of Vitamin C, B-complex, magnesium, calcium, selenium, zinc and saline promises to boost metabolism, increase energy, relieve cramps and headaches, and flush out toxins.
The Hangover Helper, a 60-milliliter in-arm push of vitamins C and B-complex, plus magnesium, calcium, selenium, zinc and saline promises to boost metabolism, increase energy, relieve cramps and headaches, and flush out toxins.
“Usually what happens when you're hungover is you're extremely dehydrated, which causes headaches and muscle cramps. Alcohol is a depressant, so you're tired, you're down,” said Elizabeth Schlesinger, a registered nurse and certified medical laser professional at Delete.
Schlesinger holds up the Hangover Helper injection at Delete Tattoo Removal & Laser Salon on Newbury Street in Boston. Photo: Nicolaus Czarnecki/Boston
The infusion takes between 10 and 15 minutes, and although it usually comes with a price tag of $120, weary walk-of-shamers can grab them for $90 this month as part of a St. Paddy’s Day special.
"Literally when I start to push the mixture in people taste a Flintstone Vitamin kind of taste in the back of their throat. That's how immediate it is," said Schlesinger.
Infusions are inserted into a customer's arm and slowly injected by a medical professional over the course of 15 minutes.
The effects of the fast-acting injections last up to 48 hours.
"[Customers] could come in drunk, honestly, but when you wake up the next morning and you're not hungover, that's a good time," she said.
Drinkers aren't the only ones who have reason to get infused. Other infusions include:
The Energizer: provides a boost with B vitamins The Skinny: helps burn fat faster The Immune Booster: helps fight germs, bugs and sickness The SHiNe: strengthens skin, hair and nails The Elite Athlete: replenishes muscles