Rhode Island based IV vitamin infusion company, “The DRIPBaR,” opens Newport location

The company is banking on a unique trend in personal health as it expands across the country.

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NEWPORT, R.I. (WLNE) – Tucked away in a shopping area in Newport, The DRIPBaR’s newest location is open and welcoming clients in, offering up IV vitamin infusion therapy.  Tracy Beckman is a nurse practitioner and owner of the Newport location.

Beckman says, “DRIPBaR is an IV hydration bar.  We offer 18 lifestyle and health drips, including intramuscular injections for clients who may not have time for an infusion.”

The company started in Warwick in 2014, and has since expanded to 13 locations in 7 states.  The Newport location is their second in Rhode Island.

Beckman says, “Here at The DRIPBaR we only have registered nurses who administer the IVs and monitor the patients.  They go through an extensive online training and on-site training.”

The concept: clients who want to address a particular health concern with vitamin therapy can come in and have a solution infused directly through an IV.  All the solutions are compounded on site.  It’s a trend that Beckman says started in the 70s and is gaining popularity.

Beckman says, “We do not just do hangovers.  We offer a lot of different options for health and wellness.”

According to Beckman, taking vitamins by way of an IV is more effective than taking pills because it bypasses the digestive system and puts the solution directly into your bloodstream, ensuring that you get more of the nutrients than if you rely on digestion alone.

Beckman says, “Many Americans have malnutrition issues that they’re unaware of.”

The process takes about an hour, unless you choose the intramuscular option which is quicker.  It’s not covered by insurance, but you can use an HSA or FSA account to pay for it.

To learn more, visit the DRIPBaR’s website: https://thedripbar.com/

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