Health & Fitness
The New Anti-Hangover, Safe-Drinking Trends
Next time you’re out clinking glasses with friends, take note of these new technologies that are making it easier to engage in safe drinking and even treat a bad hangover.
The anti-hangover trend: Reviv Me IV infusions
IV infusions are popular among health nuts as well the work-hard-play-hard types who need a boost after a late night.
Developed by a group of emergency room physicians, REVIV is a worldwide chain of luxury spas that specializes in IV infusions and energy booster shots. Treatments are administered at the spa or via concierge service by a board certified nurse who will travel to the client’s home or hotel room.
When those icky hangover symptoms set in, clients opt for the MEGABOOST Vitamin Wellness Infusion, REVIV’s signature IV, packed full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and electrolytes to make you feel human again. Another popular option is the ultra-detoxifying Royal Flush, which is designed to treat a nasty hangover by combining the MEGABOOST IV with the recovery benefits of the ULTRAVIV IV.
WHERE TO GET IT: IV Infusions start at $99. REVIV Wellness has two U.S. flagship stores in Miami Beach and Las Vegas as well as an express location in New York City. To learn more, visit revivme.com.
The cutting-edge safe drinking gadget: Floome smartphone breathalyzer
Have you ever had a drink and wondered whether or not you should get behind the wheel of a car? Meet Floome, an easy-to-use portable device that measures your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) and sends the results to your smartphone in seconds.
Twenty minutes after consuming alcohol, you can plug the device into your smartphone and load the Floome app. Then, blow into the attached mouthpiece until the phone begins to flash or vibrate. Using the same sensor as found in breathalyzers used by law enforcement officers, as well as a new proprietary vortex technology, Floome is able to accurately determine your blood alcohol concentration almost instantly.
But that’s not all. The app can also tell you approximately how long it will take you to recover after drinking, send your location to friends, call a cab for you, and show nearby restaurants to satisfy drunken cravings.
It’s compatible with iOS, Android and Windows smartphones, the accompanying Floome app – available in the Apple App Store, Google Play Store, and Windows Marketplace.
WHERE TO GET IT: Available starting tomorrow, Floome currently comes in two colors: red and black, and retails for $99 at www.floome.com.