A wellness company that promoted a fertility IV drip for £250 has withdrawn it from sale after coming under fire from the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS)
Get A Drip, which sells a variety of IV drip therapies, including a party drip, mood boosting drip and anti-ageing drip, was offering the fertility IV at locations across London, including Westfield shopping centre.
But BPAS has said there was ‘no evidence that an IV drip of any combination of vitamins can improve a woman’s fertility’.
The wellness clinic founder, Richard Chambers, said the product had been removed from sale and has apologised for any upset caused.
He said: “We have made the decision to remove the fertility drip effective immediately from our Get A Drip offering. While we stand by the ingredients’ benefits, we understand that the issue of fertility is much deeper than nutrition.
“As a company, we offer health supplements that act to aid and improve overall wellness. We are deeply sorry for the insensitivity of the fertility drip and apologise wholeheartedly for any upset caused.”
BPAS spokeswoman Katherine O’Brien said they were ‘unsure how these treatments were being regulated’.
She said: “Women who are struggling to conceive often feel a huge amount of guilt, and NHS-funded fertility treatments are becoming increasingly difficult to access.
“There is no evidence that an IV drip of any combination of vitamins can improve a woman’s fertility.”