How IV Therapy Can Improve Athletic Performance

  • February 10, 2023

Regular exercise offers multiple benefits, but it can also deplete your body of essential fluids, electrolytes, and vitamins. IV therapy can help you restore the balance after an intense workout. It can even improve your athletic performance and reduce any associated muscle soreness.

Your Body’s Physical Changes with Endurance Sports

When you work out, your body physically adjusts to the exertion. It directs your blood flow away from your digestive system and towards your muscles. It produces sweat to keep your core body temperature cool, which consumes water and electrolytes. When you exert your muscles to the limit, you may also cause minute damage to your cells and tissues. Therefore, it’s no surprise that you need to focus on replenishing after an intense workout.

The Benefits of IV Therapy for Athletes

As an athlete, your body works hard to build strength and endurance. You need to hydrate and fuel your body with the right mix of vitamins and minerals. IV therapy can make it easier for you to provide the nutrition your body needs. In fact, there are several benefits IV therapy offers for athletes:

  • Decrease soreness and achiness
  • Improves cellular function and repair
  • Decreases muscle cramps
  • Restores fluids, electrolytes, and vitamins
  • Decreases inflammation
  • Ensures a faster recovery

The list of benefits for IV therapy continues. And while everyone can benefit from vitamins and hydration, as an athlete, you’re even more in need of that extra boost IV therapy can give you.

Prevent & Fight Dehydration

Dehydration is a common problem, even for non-athletes. Most of us simply don’t consume enough water to stay properly hydrated. Dehydration decreases the amount of blood flowing in your system, which makes it more difficult for your muscles during your workout. Your muscles need the oxygen and other resources from your bloodstream, so you want to keep things flowing with proper hydration.

Incidentally, dehydration has also been linked to a decrease in testosterone production. If you want to increase your muscle mass, you need testosterone. Proper hydration can help you maintain your body temperature, too.

It’s difficult to drink enough even if you’re working out vigorously. IV therapy ensures your body is invigorated and ready for your exercise routine. IV therapy can also help you replenish the fluids you lost through exercise and improve your overall athletic performance.

Replace Your Electrolytes

You may know that merely drinking water isn’t the best way to replenish after your workout. Your body also needs electrolytes. These are the minerals that improve your bodily functions and prevent dehydration. Electrolytes should be an essential component of your pre- and post-workout-routine.

Zinc and magnesium are two examples of minerals you need. Zinc increases the levels of growth hormones and testosterone, which helps you build muscle and reduce recovery time. Magnesium can help your energy level to ensure you can make it through the entire workout routine without feeling too fatigued.

IV therapy can help you stock up on all the minerals your body needs to increase your athletic performance. Electrolytes give you that boost to strengthen your immune system and flush out any free radicals and toxins at the same time.

Get Your Vitamins

Many people are deficient in one or more of the essential vitamins your body needs to function. For example, you may have low levels of B vitamins and vitamin C. An IV cocktail can include any of the vitamins you don’t consume enough on a daily basis.

Vitamin B can help improve your stamina. Riboflavin, folic acid, and niacin are partly responsible for producing energy from the food you eat. And you need that energy to finish your exercise routine and build the endurance you want.

Vitamin C is such an important vitamin because it can prevent cell tissue damage and even speed up your recovery. Having sufficient levels of vitamin C also helps your immune system stay strong. This makes it less likely for you to get sick the next time someone coughs near you at the gym.

Schedule Your IV Therapy

If you’re serious about your athletic endeavors, we recommend scheduling an IV therapy session to support your body. Proper hydration, electrolytes, and vitamins will go a long way into helping you reach peak athletic performance and recover from your workouts. Call us today to schedule an appointment.

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