Whether competing in challenging matches, participating in marathons and other endurance activities, working out at the gym or training at home; athletes push their bodies to the limit. This activity can lead to the loss of fluids and minerals through sweating as well as sore and aching muscles during the recovery phase. Many athletes come to IV Vitamin Therapy looking for effective ways to promote peak performance and care for their bodies before and after exercise. The answer is our Superman | Athletic Performance IV fluid therapy that allows our patients to rehydrate quickly between training sessions and kickstart recovery after intense athletic events.
Why Do Athletes Use IV Therapy?
Athletes with a wide range of skills and training levels use IV therapy as they strive to achieve peak performance. Following are a few of the ways athletes can benefit from having an IV before or after exercise:
Rehydrate Effectively & Efficiently: Athletes lose a lot of fluid while exercising, especially during hot summer weather. Dehydration can lead to lowered athletic performance, and severe dehydration can even become life threatening if it’s left unaddressed. Because IV fluids bypass the digestive system and enter directly into the bloodstream, they can rehydrate the body much quicker than oral rehydration. Also, IVs allow for direct absorption of nutrients contained in the IV solution such as electrolytes, antioxidants or amino acids.
Help Prevent Muscle Cramps: Muscle cramps during competitions pose serious for athletes. Although many factors contribute to muscle cramps, dehydration and salt loss may play a significant role. Some athletes make the smart choice to replace fluids and salts through IVs before a competition or race in the hopes of preventing cramps.
Improve Recovery Speed After Working Out: To minimize pain and inflammation after exercise and promote a faster recovery, athletes often seek out IVs that contain glutathione, vitamin C and other antioxidants believed to promote wound healing and reduce oxidative stress that results in post-workout soreness.
Anecdotal evidence certainly supports the benefits of IVs for athletes. Our patients find that IV fluids provide symptom relief when they are suffering from moderate to severe dehydration as a result of exercise. It is important to note however, that research has not found significant evidence to suggest that IV rehydration provides performance benefits over oral rehydration under normal circumstances, or that IV fluids effectively prevent muscle cramping.
Superman | Athletic Performance IV Vitamin Therapy & More in Waco, TX (Just Minutes Away from Axtell, West, Lorena, Bellmead, Woodway, Hewitt, Robinson & Crawford, Texas)
As an athlete, you want to perform at your best and feel good doing it. IV Vitamin Therapy is bought to you by Skin and Body Refinery where we provide IVs for athletes who want to rehydrate and recover quickly. Our expert staff are highly experienced in administering IV therapy treatments in a clean and safe environment. All of our IV therapy treatments are overseen by our medical doctor and administered by one of our registered nurses. If you are interested in the benefits of a Superman | Athletic Performance IV therapy for strength, endurance and recover, or any other of our IV treatments, schedule a consultation with us today!