I don't usually use swear words when I write, but this time I will make an exception. Today I read the biggest load of crap in a long time. Granted, it was in a certain tabloid newspaper, but nonetheless it was true. And apparently it's all the rage, and soon-to-be affordable to everyone - not just 'celebrities.' If you haven't already heard, there's a new pick-me-up in town and it's called, IV League - a concoction of iron, minerals, anti-oxidants, zinc, and water soluble vitamins that get injected, yes that's right, injected, via a 'designer' drip to magic away your hangover, boost your energy, and oh yes, miraculously anti-age you too. I mean, wow, why buy a load of fruit, some veg and a litre of water for less than £10 when you can spend between £49 and £199 (£450 if you're a celeb) for the same outcome, plus get a big needle stuck in your hand?
I think what I find most ridiculous is that people will actually buy this (physically and mentally). They will think it's a super cure for hangovers or getting older or feeling tired and worn out. And maybe it does work, temporarily, but at what level, and for how long? Surely it's better to just drink lots of water, eat healthily, exercise regularly, and get some fresh air into your lungs? What's happened to actual living? In a minute we'll all be eating from drips in restaurants and working with drips while at our desks (okay, maybe a little extreme, but you get where I'm coming from, right?).
Apparently Simon Cowell, Cara Delevingne, and Rhianna all use them, as well as Danni Minogue, Cindy Crawford, and Madonna. Oh, and Rita Ora and Kelly Osborne recently posted pictures of their 'dripped up' arms on social media. Is it just me, or is there something seriously messed up about this? Don't get me wrong, I'm all for healthy stuff, and granted, it's not actually anything bad (hopefully) going into their veins, but I do think it's very sad. People doing this are not dying, they're not ill - they are just lazy. And if I'm honest, ever so slightly vein (pun intended). I've room for another 336 words on this blog, but quite frankly I'm feeling a little jaded and need to hook up a banana and maybe a baked potato for some vitamin C...