Local business capitalizes on health and wellness with unique way to get vitamins and supplements

The coronavirus pandemic has put health and wellness to the forefront and one local business is capitalizing on that with a unique way to get your vitamins. Most of us associate IV’s with the hospital and being sick. But the ones administered by The Hydration Station, located at 18 W Ninth Street in downtown Cincinnati, are geared toward staying healthy.”Overall wellness, people just trying to recover from athletic-type events, working with professional-type athletes, people who are looking to boost immunity and even some hangover recovery-type things on the weekends,” said Chris Jaeger.Jaeger started The Hydration Station with his wife, Jessie, who is a local anesthesiologist, about a year ago, when they noticed a gap of IV therapy in Cincinnati. They spent their first year in business providing concierge services, meaning they would (and still do!) travel around to corporate events, bachelor or bachelorette parties, to people’s homes and more!Now, they finally have their own space. Although spending about half an hour with a needle in your arm may not be for everyone, the Jaegers said the treatment is FDA-approved.“Everything we have, it comes from a human grade pharmacy, where they compound everything for us. And then, we administer those here,” explained Jaeger. Jaeger said COVID-19 pandemic has helped the business. “We’ve actually gotten a lot more calls and people coming in looking to boost immunity, whether it’s through increased Vitamin C drips and things like that, just to give themselves the best chance to possibly fight some infection,” said Jaeger.So, what’s the difference between an IV and taking a multivitamin?Well, it’s all about absorption. “Just being able to absorb the vitamins at a much higher percentage, especially if that person getting the IV had GI issues or any absorption issues. This is where you could essentially bypass that and get the vitamins that you need,” said Jaeger. For bodybuilder Brooke Van Paris, this type of therapy is crucial for getting the most out of workouts.Her IV bag of choice is called “The Ironman,” packed with B Complex, Vitamin C and Amino Acids. “The amino acids are building blocks of muscles. So, that’s what you need to get ready for your workouts and also recover from them,” said Van Paris. After just one IV, Van Paris said she was hooked.”I felt way more hydrated, I felt like I had a lot more energy and I felt like my recovery happened a lot more quicker for me,” said Van Paris.Jaeger said they have a wide variety of options because everybody has different needs. As for the costs, a basic bag will run you around $99. The Hydration Station’s brick-and-mortar location is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.Jaeger said they do still offer the concierge services, so you can book those online. If you wish to learn more, or to book an appointment, you can head over to The Hydration Station’s website at https://hydrationstation513.com/.

The coronavirus pandemic has put health and wellness to the forefront and one local business is capitalizing on that with a unique way to get your vitamins.

Most of us associate IV’s with the hospital and being sick.

But the ones administered by The Hydration Station, located at 18 W Ninth Street in downtown Cincinnati, are geared toward staying healthy.

“Overall wellness, people just trying to recover from athletic-type events, working with professional-type athletes, people who are looking to boost immunity and even some hangover recovery-type things on the weekends,” said Chris Jaeger.

Jaeger started The Hydration Station with his wife, Jessie, who is a local anesthesiologist, about a year ago, when they noticed a gap of IV therapy in Cincinnati.

They spent their first year in business providing concierge services, meaning they would (and still do!) travel around to corporate events, bachelor or bachelorette parties, to people’s homes and more!

Now, they finally have their own space.

Although spending about half an hour with a needle in your arm may not be for everyone, the Jaegers said the treatment is FDA-approved.

“Everything we have, it comes from a human grade pharmacy, where they compound everything for us. And then, we administer those here,” explained Jaeger.

Jaeger said COVID-19 pandemic has helped the business.

“We’ve actually gotten a lot more calls and people coming in looking to boost immunity, whether it’s through increased Vitamin C drips and things like that, just to give themselves the best chance to possibly fight some infection,” said Jaeger.

So, what’s the difference between an IV and taking a multivitamin?

Well, it’s all about absorption.

“Just being able to absorb the vitamins at a much higher percentage, especially if that person getting the IV had GI issues or any absorption issues. This is where you could essentially bypass that and get the vitamins that you need,” said Jaeger.

For bodybuilder Brooke Van Paris, this type of therapy is crucial for getting the most out of workouts.

Her IV bag of choice is called “The Ironman,” packed with B Complex, Vitamin C and Amino Acids.

“The amino acids are building blocks of muscles. So, that’s what you need to get ready for your workouts and also recover from them,” said Van Paris.

After just one IV, Van Paris said she was hooked.

“I felt way more hydrated, I felt like I had a lot more energy and I felt like my recovery happened a lot more quicker for me,” said Van Paris.

Jaeger said they have a wide variety of options because everybody has different needs.

As for the costs, a basic bag will run you around $99.

The Hydration Station’s brick-and-mortar location is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Jaeger said they do still offer the concierge services, so you can book those online.

If you wish to learn more, or to book an appointment, you can head over to The Hydration Station’s website at https://hydrationstation513.com/.