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Originally published June 13 2012

Rihanna's vitamin drip may be trendy, but fresh juice delivers nutrients without the needle

by Ethan A. Huff, staff writer

(NaturalNews) Intravenous drips that inject mega-doses of vitamins and minerals directly into the bloodstream are gaining national attention as several high-profile celebrities, including pop singer Rihanna and television personality Simon Cowell, reportedly use the drips to increase energy levels and cure fatigue.

Mainstream news outlets are currently brimming with a photo Rihanna tweeted recently showing an IV drip in her arm after a long night of partying. And Simon Cowell has told reporters on numerous occasions that the vitamin injections are basically a miracle for boosting his energy levels, and "indescribable" in terms of their calming effect.

The drips typically contain energy-boosting nutrients like vitamin B12, magnesium, zinc and vitamin C. And because they are being directly injected into the bloodstream rather than assimilated slowly through the digestive tract, they result in immediate and noticeable benefits that are said to last for several days.

Juicing regularly will deliver all the nutrients your body needs without an IV drip

But is jabbing a needle in your arm weekly or even daily really necessary to get the mega-boost of nutrients you need to live a healthy and vibrant life? We here at NaturalNews tend to think not, especially if you do not have an underlying health condition that requires intravenous mega-doses of nutrients to resolve severe nutrient deficiencies.

Even if your digestive system is not necessarily in tip-top shape, you can still get all the vitamins and minerals you need from simply juicing fresh, organic fruits, vegetables and herbs on a daily basis. Like an IV drip, fresh juice is quickly absorbed by the body and delivers instant nutrition to your blood and cells, eliminating the need to pierce skin and inject needles.

Unlike IV drips, which may contain synthesized forms of vitamins and minerals, fresh juice contains live enzymes, phytonutrients, proteins and synergistic blends of other important nutrients that work in tandem to promote health. Fresh juice also contains healthy sugars that naturally boost energy levels without over-stimulating blood sugar levels.

Consuming a daily juice blend that contains one or two dark leafy greens (i.e.: kale, collards, spinach, arugula), a couple juice-rich vegetables (i.e.: carrots, celery, cucumbers, beets), some sweet and tangy fruit (i.e.: apples, oranges, lemons, limes) and a few herbs (i.e.: ginger, parsley, cilantro) will deliver a powerful blend of energy-boosting and immune-modulating nutrients directly into your system.

And another thing these celebrities are apparently not doing that is crucial for energy and health is regulating stress and getting plenty of regular rest. Getting the proper amount of uninterrupted sleep every night, which ranges anywhere from about seven to nine hours for most adults, is perhaps the most overlooked, and yet crucially vital, aspect to maintaining vibrant health and high levels of energy.

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