IV hydration therapy has become increasingly popular. Essentially anyone—regardless of their physical symptoms—can find relief at an IV hydration bar. Hangovers, jet lag, cold and flu symptoms, immune system support, athletic performance and recovery…there are hydration therapies for an endless list of physical and mental needs.

For those who are unfamiliar with IV hydration therapy, it’s a simple process: a series of nutrients, vitamins, minerals and fluids are administered intravenously, enabling the body and brain to absorb those nutrients immediately. Many hydration bars have standard nutrient cocktails for a variety of common needs, but, if administered by an experienced physician, an IV drip can be customized based on your unique symptoms and goals.

One particularly popular use for IV hydration therapy is to improve athletic performance and kickstart the muscle recovery process. IV hydration is most frequently used by endurance athletes—marathon runners, cyclists, ultra runners, triathletes, etc.—however, even the weekend warrior can reap the rewards of hydration therapy.

So, what exactly goes into IV hydration therapy for athletes? Here’s a peek into the drip we administer to our fitness-focused clients:

• Zinc & magnesium to maintain healthy muscles
• Toradol to reduce inflammation and pain
• Glutathione and vitamin C to clean out free radicals and boost energy
• Amino acids for muscle growth, blood flow, and recovery

The athletes who have tried IV hydration therapy swear by it. Amongst other praise, we’ve heard that it makes athletes happier and more energetic after a grueling race or workout. Marathon runners report feeling 100% recovered within an hour of their infusion. Other athletes say they feel like a whole new person after receiving IV hydration therapy.

At the end of the day, you only get one body. Aggressive fitness regimens can break down even the healthiest human body. Replenishing the vitamins and nutrients that get depleted during intense workouts is necessary to the longevity of your body. If you haven’t given IV hydration therapy a try, maybe it could give you the boost you need to bring your performance to the next level.

Contact Elev8 MD Wellness Center

Elev8 MD Wellness Center offers a variety of IV hydration therapy and holistic wellness services in Charlotte and surrounding areas of North Carolina. Operated by a team of highly experienced physician anesthesiologists, Elev8 MD is well-equipped to provide best-in-class IV hydration therapy services to patients with a wide variety of physical needs. Our standard hydration therapies are designed to treat hangovers, improve athletic performance, and for general wellbeing and immune system support. Our physicians are also happy to customize a drip for your unique symptoms and needs. Contact us today to learn more about IV hydration therapy and how it could help you.