Boston drinkers can ‘Delete’ hangovers with vitamin infusion

Elizabeth Schlesinger, RN, administers a Hangover Helper infusion. Photo: Nicolaus Czarnecki/Metro
Registered nurse Elizabeth Schlesinger administers a Hangover Helper infusion. Credit: Nicolaus Czarnecki/Metro

Just because St. Paddy’s Day fell on a Monday this year doesn’t mean Boston’s Irish-at-heart won’t throw back a few celebratory drinks.

That can only mean one thing for the poor souls shuffling around the city the next morning: the dreaded weekday hangover.

Whether you’re cubicle-bound, in class or on your feet all day, midweek hangovers are no joke.

But rather than reach for the aspirin, Delete Tattoo Removal & Laser Salon on Newbury Street want Bostonians to take another shot.

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.

RN Elizabeth Schlesinger holds up the Hangover Helper injection at Delete Tattoo Removal & Laser Salon on Newbury Street in Boston. Photo: Nicolaus Czarnecki/Boston
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

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