Using an I.V. treatment to recover from a hangover or get over an illness is a great idea. Not only does it help to replenish any hydration your body might have lost, but the treatment is packed full of vitamins, nutrients, and medications to help you bounce back quickly.
But did you know that I.V. treatments are not solely limited to when you feel sick? Many athletes have begun using I.V. therapy to enhance their training regimen, improve recovery, and ward off sickness.
In fact, I.V. treatments are the new “it” thing for many runners, cyclist, triathletes, weight lifters, and other athletes.
Why do Athletes Love I.V. Therapy?
While I.V. therapy is still fairly new in the competitive world—considered on the cutting edge—that hasn’t stopped athletes from turning to treatments when they need an extra boost.
For example, according to a study in the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine, there is widespread use of I.V. hydration in the NFL. I.V. therapy is also widely used among endurance athletes who push themselves to the limits day in and day out and require extra hydration, vitamins, and minerals to keep them going strong.
The benefits of I.V. therapy for athletes include:
More efficient energy consumption
Better protein synthesis, which supports muscle growth and repair
Reduction in muscle cramps, aches, and soreness
Better muscle strength and tone
Improved endurance ability
Better cellular repair
Lower oxidative stress on the body
I.V. therapy is so effective because it starts to work immediately. In one sitting, you can replenish the vitamins, fluids, and electrolytes your body lost during a training routine. And because I.V.s deliver the fluid directly to your bloodstream, absorption is instant and thorough.
Choosing the Right I.V. Therapy for Your Training
So, now that you know how beneficial I.V. therapy is to your athletic performance, now you just have to choose the right formula for you. There are many different formulas that can address the highly specific needs of athletes, and we can even custom create a formula to fit your nutritional needs.
In general, we recommend five treatments: Hydration Cleanse, Vitalize, Pre-Game, Feeling Drained, and Body Pain Reliever. And here’s why.
1. Hydration Cleanse
First and foremost, as an athlete, you know how essential it is to stay properly hydrated. And you also know how difficult it can be to get the right amount of water and electrolytes you need during intense training. That’s why we offer the Hydration Cleanse I.V. treatment.
This treatment is specially designed to cleanse your system and refresh the plasma in your blood. What this does is rid your body of toxins while giving your cells the hydration and nutrients they need to work at their best.
To train at your peak performance, your body needs to be energized and feeling great. That’s exactly what our Vitalize I.V. therapy treatment is all about. It aids your body’s natural ability to heal and perform at its best.
With the Vitalize treatment, you can rejuvenate your cells, build your immune system, and maximize the nutritional balance in your body. This means that you’ll feel energized and revitalized like never before, so you can train your hardest.
Our Vitalize mix contains hydration, B-complex, antioxidant Glutathione, as well as multivitamins. Everything your body needs.
If you’re getting ready for a huge training session where you plan to push yourself to the limits, you need our Pre-Game I.V. treatment. This therapy is packed full of the hydration and nutrients your muscles need to excel beyond your wildest expectations. Whether you’re lifting, running, cycling, or swimming, this is the performance-enhancing mix for you.
Pre-Game is a customized I.V. solution packed full of energizing B-12, protein building Tri-Amino Acids, and anti-nausea medication, helping you meet every fitness goal.
4. Feeling Drained
Let’s get real; when you train hard over a long period, you can wear your body down physically, emotionally, and psychologically. It’s easy to start feeling sluggish and to lose your motivation to conquer the athletic world. That’s why there’s our Feeling Drained treatment.
Feeling Drained is the ideal I.V. therapy for when you’re feeling stressed, exhausted, and worn down. It gives your body the nutrients it needs to feel vibrant and strong again.
Composed of a coalition of nutrients including vitamin B-12, Magnesium, and essential electrolytes, Feeling Drained will stimulate your mind and body, so you get your strength and vibrancy back.
5. Body Pain Reliever
As an athlete, you know how easy it is to overdo it sometimes. Occasionally, we push ourselves too hard and then we have to deal with the consequences. The good news is that our Body Pain Reliever I.V. treatment is here for you.
Whether you’re dealing with too little rest, muscle inflammation, or something a little more complicated, our Body Pain Reliever treatment can give your body what it needs to replenish and strengthen itself. Packed full of nutrients and anti-inflammatory medication, our specially formulated treatment can help you relax, regroup, and re-strengthen.
I.V. Therapy and Competition
It is important to note that while I.V. therapy is highly complementary to training, it cannot be used prior to a competition or other official event. According to the World Anti-Doping Agency rules set forth by the USADA, I.V.s are prohibited in competition except when medically required.
So, if you are a professional athlete or an athlete who plans to finish on the podium or with prize money, please talk to your coach or read the USADA laws prior to using I.V. therapy and going into competition.