In Conversation with Dr. Ruby Tandon, Co-founder at REVIV
With the ongoing pandemic having escalated these emotions, it can be tough to get adequate sleep, eat the right foods or even stay motivated to do anything.
Tell us a little bit about yourself and what led you to start REVIV? How did the founding team come together? Tell us about the team.
An M.D. from the United States, I am an Aesthetic Dermatologist and a Health and Wellness Expert, as well as the Co-founder and Medical Director at REVIV India. Our steps in the forward direction as a progressive society have given impetus to our aspirations and desires to achieve more than ever, but along the way, it has also evoked negative emotions within us giving rise to feelings like anxiety, stress, and even depression. The result of this is reflected in our quality of life.
And with the ongoing pandemic having escalated these emotions, it can be tough to get adequate sleep, eat the right foods or even stay motivated to do anything. People are often depleted in nutrients without even knowing it because they may be used to feeling rundown! IV therapy is beneficial in many ways, regardless if we feel depleted or not, regular supplementation helps our bodies function more optimally. Whether it’s aiding in recovery from a wine night or combatting a chronic illness, it is essential to maintain a strong immune system.
Further, appearance is nothing but superficial. It’s a powerful reflection of your overall health and wellness. Better nutrition not only addresses that aspect, but can extend our life spans, help us heal faster, and empower us to do more with our bodies and minds. And everyone on the planet is entitled to those benefits. These are precisely the factors that inspired us to introduce REVIV in India. Not to mention, we experienced the power of IV therapy overseas which further confirmed our motivation. The India partners for REVIV are AKV Wellness, co-founded by myself; Krysh Bajaj, a new age entrepreneur; Anjali Tripathi, a certified healthcare professional and Shivam Popat, a UK property industry businessman.
How new is the concept of IV Therapy? How have people received it across the globe considering your massive global presence?
Despite the fact that this is a relatively new concept, patients are opting for IV vitamin infusions. And with the rising awareness about health and wellness during the ongoing pandemic, holistic healing and overall well-being have become a popular part of people’s lives. We mean, who doesn’t love a good self-care routine?
Anyone experiencing wasted days feeling hungover, lethargic, jet-lagged, recovering from illness or strenuous exercises and activities, in addition to weakness due to nutritional deficiencies, opt for REVIV’s therapies worldwide. While the effects develop fully over 24 hours, most patients experience peak energy levels and a mood boost immediately after the treatment! REVIV's IV therapies are ideal for anyone pushing themselves to the limits, both physically and mentally, from Las Vegas' arid desert climate and limitless lifestyle to Mumbai's tropical climate and fast-paced lifestyle.
How does IV Therapy work?
When drinking water, energy drinks or taking oral vitamins, they all pass through your digestive tract and you only absorb about 50% of their benefits. IV therapies, on the other hand, employ the infusion of vitamins, nutrients, fluids, electrolytes and antioxidants such as Glutathione, directly into the bloodstream, at a 99.8% absorption rate!
Additionally, with IV infusion therapy, the dosage can be customised to suit specific needs. When you take vitamins in the form of a pill or food, you consume the amount that is already present in the product you are ingesting. However, in the case of a vitamin infusion therapy, your healthcare professional takes into account your age, metabolism, genetics, existing medical concerns, and anything else that is unique to you in order to maximise the benefits.
The average number of sessions depend on the requirement of the client and differ from individual to individual. However, we recommend 4-12 weeks of IV therapy.
What is the process you follow at REVIV to ensure the right treatment is given to each client?
REVIV Mumbai provides a range of specialised services formulated by a team of clinical physicians that are administered by registered nurses and trained healthcare professionals under my supervision.
When our patients arrive at the clinic, they are given a wellness consultation. We obtain in-depth knowledge of the patient's requirements by understanding everything from their food and lifestyle choices to their medical history. Following that, we recommend a specific IV therapy or a mix of therapies that would be best suited to their needs. We then curate a package that would be most beneficial to the client based on their feedback.
Furthermore, the team is continually exposed to educational webinars and training, which help to broaden their knowledge base.
Lastly, we have an annual product research and development cycle that enables us to improve our therapies to better suit our patient’s needs. All of our ingredients are tested for safety by independent laboratories.
What are the top 2 IV therapies to look into?
Our IV therapies can take as little as 20 minutes for a Vitaglow and 40 minutes for a Hydromax, Ultraviv or Megaboost. Royal Flush typically takes about an hour.
● Megaboost: Wellness IV Therapy
Megaboost is our signature vitamin IV therapy consisting of a high dose of Vitamin C enhanced with other vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and electrolytes. The nutrients in this IV aim to support the immune system, increase energy levels and assist detoxification processes to promote healthy cellular function. Megaboost is the preferred IV for maintaining good health, combating jet lag and restoring hydration.
● Royal Flush: Deluxe IV Therapy
Royal Flush is the ultimate IV experience providing wellness and recovery benefits by combining the elements of Ultraviv, Megaboost and Vitaglow. A comprehensive IV cleanse, Royal Flush rehydrates, replenishes essential minerals and vitamins, boosts your energy and immune system, decreases inflammation, relieves pain and nausea, detoxifies the body and cleanses vital organs.
How often should one do IV therapy?
REVIV Mumbai provides a range of specialised therapies formulated by a team of clinical physicians and pharmacists. All of our ingredients are sourced from FDA approved facilities and our therapies are tested for safety by independent laboratories.
There is no limit to which vitamins the IV treatment can pump into your body. The ideal vitamins, however, are those that are naturally present in a person's body and can be measured with levels to ensure that the IV infusion is administered at a healthy dose. While you can take upto 3 IV infusion therapies in a week, the average number of sessions depend on the requirement of the client and differ from individual to individual. However, we recommend 4-12 weeks of IV therapy.
Further, all IV infusions are administered by registered nurses and trained healthcare professionals under my supervision.
Can anybody receive IV therapy?
Absolutely! IV therapy is ideal for everyone and best used regularly to maintain and replenish hydration and vitamin levels. Regular supplementation helps our bodies function more optimally, regardless if you feel sick or not. Whether it’s aiding in recovery from a wine night or combatting a chronic illness, replenishment through IV infusion is essential to maintain a strong immune system!
Today, 5,00,000 therapies are carried out globally in 90+ locations across 30 countries with 250+ highly trained medical staff.
Are there any specific misconceptions you have come across with respect to how people perceive this kind of treatment?
Since the concept is relatively new in India, client inquiries range from confirming whether a doctor’s consultation or bloodwork is required before deciding on a therapy to determining who would execute it. Accompanying these queries are the most typical misconceptions:
● IV therapy is for the unwell - IV therapy is ideal for everyone and best used regularly to maintain and replenish hydration and vitamin levels. Regular supplementation helps our bodies function more optimally, regardless if you feel sick or not. Whether it’s aiding in recovery from a wine night or combatting a chronic illness, it is essential to maintain a strong immune system!
● IV therapy is painful - While the process may look complex, our professionals do it seamlessly! We recognise that everyone's fear of needles differs. We use a topical numbing agent and take great effort to make any discomfort close to negligible.
● Glutathione is a skin lightening agent - Glutathione is the most important antioxidant that aids in the detoxification of the body. It is produced naturally by the liver and is involved in numerous processes including tissue building and repair, cleansing vital organs, supporting the immune system and increasing energy levels along with reversing the damaging effects of free radicals and promoting optimal skin health.
Were there any challenges you faced while setting up the business in Mumbai, India amidst a pandemic?
From finalising the location to importing goods, setting up was a challenge. We almost finalised 3 other properties before finally registering the current site. Finding laborers was difficult because most of them had returned to their villages in fear of the virus. Furthermore, because most factories had shut down, material procurement had become extremely difficult.
Six months into the launch, holistic healing and overall well-being have become popular parts of people’s lives, keeping our clinic busy throughout the week! However, as a response to the pandemic, we have implemented all safety protocols, such as maintaining social distance, increased cleanliness, and reduced touch points in addition to ensuring that our workforce is vaccinated to support their health and well-being as well as the health and well-being of our clients.
What are the services offered at REVIV, could you briefly tell us about all the offerings?
Global leaders in preventative health care, REVIV continues to transform the wellness industry with the launch of its new flagship clinic in Mumbai, India. Through it's IV therapies, vitamin injections and cutting-edge lifestyle genetics tailored to your needs, REVIV benefits your body’s health, recovery, beauty and wellness while providing lasting effects that leave you feeling rejuvenated.
● IV Therapies - developed by medical professionals, our IV therapies help you restore wellness following common ailments such as cold to fighting the signs of ageing with our master antioxidant Glutathione, our IV therapies replenish your hydration levels, deliver vitamins, nutrients, fluids, electrolytes and antioxidants with a 99.8% absorption rate, leaving you feeling rejuvenated.
● Booster Shots - Choose our vitamin injections for almost instant results and benefits lasting a week. Enhance your metabolism and reach your weight loss goal, boost your energy levels or delay the ageing effects of free radicals with our innovative and quick-to administer intramuscular vitamin injections.
● DNA & Genetics - with REVIV’s lifestyle genetics, you have the ability to understand your unique genetic make-up, thereby helping you incorporate changes that will have a huge impact on your overall health and well-being. REVIV offers 5 distinct genetic analyses covering profiles in Nutrition, Beauty, Weight, Sports and Health.
P.S: REVIV Genetics is the most accurate DNA testing available today at 99.97%
While our at-home service for IV therapies and booster shots, currently, is only limited to Mumbai, REVIV’s Genetics testing is available to residents pan India!
Could you share some more details about the MyCore genetics therapy and who should typically take this up?
The health and nutrition market can be confusing when we’re constantly confronted with what we should and shouldn’t be putting in our bodies. Generic diets are created for us without any knowledge of our internal workings. MyCore is REVIV’s latest addition to its product range and gives you a full profile of your nutritional needs; foods that exacerbate weight gain or cause distress and foods that help your body work at its optimum. Other benefits of our nutritional DNA analysis include your recommended nutrition intake, dietary supplements and detoxification.
This revolutionary package also includes bi-annual doctor-led consultations, a megaboost wellness IV therapy and a personalized meal plan. Whether you are looking to lose weight, increase nutrition or simply live a healthier lifestyle, MyCore will provide you with in-depth understanding of your bodily functions.
Are there any new kinds of drip therapies you plan to introduce?
Currently in the research and development phase, newer therapies will be introduced to REVIV soon.
Lastly, how well of a significant impact has IV Therapy made in the field of dermatology? What are some key differences you can tell considering your significant contribution in this field?
Hydration is an essential part of our everyday life. IV therapy restores the electrolyte balance in your body, making you feel energized and rejuvenated. Adequate hydration keeps your skin supple. You will not only provide your body the resources it needs to help you feel your best, you will also look younger and more radiant!
REVIV’s Beauty IV, Vitaglow, contains vitamins, amino acids, and a glutathione push which when combined, is a fast and effective way to improve the health and appearance of your skin from inside out. Free radicals can break down cells and speed up the aging process. Glutathione, on the contrary, helps prevent and reverse the damaging effects of these radicals. This powerful antioxidant detoxifies your liver, and kidney and cleanses vital organs, promoting optimum skin health. Getting the appropriate vitamins for healthy skin is a breeze with REVIV's beauty IV infusions, which work in tandem with dermatology to enhance your cosmetic appearance.
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