How you prepare for a workout is essential to your performance. You’d never leave your weights or yoga mat at home, so why would you show up without proper hydration? For years, top athletes have been using IV therapy to prepare for physical activity, aid in recovery, hydrate quickly between games, and reduce muscle aches and soreness.
So, what exactly is IV nutrition therapy, and is it the right treatment for you?
IV nutrition therapy is a high-dose intravenous infusion of nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and amino acids delivered directly to the bloodstream for immediate absorption. Different from fluids that you drink to hydrate, an IV cocktail acts faster and is more effective in replenishing the electrolytes lost through sweat during physical exercise.
Additionally, as we age, we become more susceptible to nutritional deficiencies that can cause damage to our DNA leading to premature aging and possibly chronic disease. IV therapy is a cornerstone of functional medicine, helping to support our body’s ability to repair and recover most efficiently.
Simply put, IV therapy can offer more efficient results and a high dosage of nutrients that’s hard to get from just taking supplements orally.
More Efficient – Since IV therapy delivers nutrients directly into your bloodstream, you don’t need to wait for them to clear your digestive system and liver. Nutrients are circulated throughout your body and carried to cells, where your body can use them immediately.
Effective Dosage – Some nutrients need to achieve specific blood or tissue concentrations to become active which can’t always be reached by taking nutrients in pill or liquid form. This is because vitamins and minerals taken orally are mostly excreted, with little absorbed into your bloodstream. Only IV infusion can deliver the dosage needed for effective treatment.
Whether you choose to replenish with IV therapy before or after a workout or simply want to optimize your health, there are a variety of IV cocktails to suit your specific needs.
If you’re looking to support energy production, muscle function, and strength, NAD+ Amino Acid therapy may be a great choice. Not only does it help to improve metabolism and reduce inflammation, it also helps convert food into cellular energy needed to sustain all bodily functions.
More concerned about peak performance? Try Rea’s Cocktail – a potent blend of vital nutrients and vitamins like taurine and glutathione which have been shown to be helpful to support strengthening cells, removing toxins, and helping you perform your best every single day.
And then there’s recovery. Myers’ IV cocktail after a long day or a hard session at the gym can be just the thing you need to get you back on your feet. This blend of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids helps to support your body to function at its best including, less cramping and soreness, optimized energy levels, and immunity support.
Texas Integrative Medicine, a Forum Health Provider, is Austin’s leading IV therapy center offering a wide range of therapies to help you reach your individual fitness and wellness goals. Now through 9/30, you can enjoy 20% off your first IV therapy session to help you achieve optimal wellness.
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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any diseases.