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One too many? Hydration relief has a new face, and form.

Presented by Good IV June 20, 2017

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Now that summer weather seems to finally have arrived, so comes the annual rediscovery of late sunsets and “Just one more round.” Despite protestations to the contrary, warm weather happy hours prove that you really can have too much of a good thing. No judgement. We’ve been there and we feel your pain. Because seriously, it’s painful. Somehow the hangover ranks just below the flu on the I’m- worked-and-I-can’t-get-up meter.

Fear not, mere mortals. You’re not consigned to spend your summer Saturday anchored to the couch wishing you could steady yourself enough to go pound some water and Emergen-C. In fact, you don’t even need to get up. You’ve got your phone handy, right? Of course you do. Thanks to the concierge IV services of Good IV, you can now get a hospital-grade IV drip delivered to your door and professionally administered. Hooray 21st century! And if there’s one thing a carefully calibrated mix of fluids, electrolytes, vitamins, anti-nausea, and pain relief gets you, it’s back on your feet, and ready for the rest of the weekend.

Think that looking to an IV to cure your hangover is unusual? Think again. Intravenous vitamin services are nothing new in venues like spas, clinics and doctor’s offices. Thanks to a growing number of concierge IV services like Good IV, though, they’ve become more readily accessible to those who are otherwise healthy but seeking some recovery from overindulgence, in the comfort of their own home.

Good IV was started by physician Richard Kozak and registered nurse Stephen Harris. “Portland loves its healthy lifestyles and its beers. It's our mission to help Portland enjoy those passions to the fullest.” Lest you think the Portland company is just targeting hearty partiers, they have more than just morning-after remedies on offer. A variety of custom drips are available, ranging from electrolytes and anti-inflammatory combos aimed at athletic recovery to those targeted at aiding jetlag or lingering illness. Beyond the pre-mixed offerings, customers can choose from additional supplements to make their drip that much more effective—antacids, anti-nausea meds, or simply enhanced pain relief. Naturally, all their services are handled by either a licensed doctor or nurse practitioner

Good IV makes its way to you Friday–Monday, 8 am–4 pm. Which means that standard weekend shenanigans are well within their range, but if you’re tearing it up mid- week, it’s based on staff availability so you may be looking looking at Gatorade and aspirin my friends.

Learn more at GoodIVpdx.com.