IV Therapy and Men’s Health

IV Therapy and Men’s Health

Did you know that June is Men’s Health Month? [1] It’s an observance used across the country to raise awareness about health care for men and focus on encouraging healthy life choices in boys, men and their families. This month we’ve made it our mission to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and to encourage a healthy lifestyle among men and boys.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) is a general term used to describe various conditions that affect the heart and blood vessels, including heart disease. [2] Heart disease affects the cardiovascular system which inhibits the heart’s ability to function. According to the American Heart Association, one in three men in the US suffer from one or more of these conditions and the disease is fatal for many of them. [3]

How to Stay Happy and Healthy

Vitamins are essential to your overall health. They perform many critical roles in your body, from producing energy to ensuring proper function of bodily systems. On average, less than 20% of the best multi-vitamins and supplements are absorbed into your body when taken orally and not getting enough of certain nutrients can negatively impact your health. [4] IV Vitamin Therapy works by administration of vitamins and nutrients directly into the bloodstream, bypassing the digestive system for 99.9% absorption. [5] Getting regular IV Therapy treatments can help maintain good health and prevent dehydration and vitamin-deficiency, decreasing the risk for CVD.

Did you know dehydration causes a strain on your heart? [6] The amount of blood circulating through your body decreases when you’re dehydrated. To compensate, your heart beats faster, increasing your heart rate and causing you to feel palpitations. Hydration is critical to your heart’s health. In fact, a hydrated heart is able to pump blood more easily, allowing the muscles in your body to work better. IV Therapy fights dehydration keeping your heart happy, healthy and hydrated.

[1] https://healthinsight.org/news-articles/903-june-is-national-men-s-health-month
[2] https://www.heart.org/
[3] https://www.heart.org/idc/groups/heart-public/@wcm/@sop/@smd/documents/downloadable/ucm_319573.pdf
[4] https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/do-multivitamins-work#section5
[5] https://www.telegraph.co.uk/beauty/body/vitamin-therapy-can-improve-absorption-999/
[6] https://share.upmc.com/2014/09/importance-hydration-heart/

How to Survive Spring Break at Home

How to Survive Spring Break at Home

No plans for a family vacation this Spring Break? Here are three tips for surviving school-free days at home while taking care of your family and yourself.

Be more flexible

Things are going to be out of the ordinary. The kids are out of school which not only affects your schedule but is strange for them as well. Normal rules may not be followed, schedules may be out of whack and tensions may be high but remember to be flexible.

Get a few new and fun things for your kids to do

Remember to have fun! Try some new games, read a few books or explore your city. Do something new and different that the entire family will love.

Schedule in some “mom” time

Recognize that a huge part of staying sane during spring break is having a few moments of peace and quiet each day. Self-care is paramount and we’re here to hook you up! Stop by hydralIVe for a treatment and leave feeling refreshed, energized and ready to take on Spring Break. Don’t worry, we have plenty of toys and TVs to keep the kids busy while you have some much needed “mom” time.

You’re an Athlete, Prep like One

You’re an Athlete, Prep like One

Every exercise enthusiast knows the importance of hydration. Runners, cyclists, swimmers, jumpers, throwers, divers, lifters—they’re always prepared with a water bottle or sports drink for a boost of fluids and electrolytes an hour or two before an intense practice or competition.

When you hydrate with water and sports drinks, your digestive system doesn’t absorb all of the fluids and nutrients. Your stomach might even bloat.

On the other hand, IV hydration therapy, bypasses the stomach and sends the fluids and nutrients directly through your bloodstream so they absorb faster and more effectively that you need for your best performance. After your event, come back to decrease your recovery time and promote muscle recovery with our collagen producing sodium ascorbate IV.

Our Beast Mode IV Cocktail (Athlete Prep and Recovery) will:

  • Replenish vitamins, electrolytes, and fluid lost during strenuous workouts
  • Increase energy
  • Improve mental focus
  • Decrease incidents of muscle spasms
  • Boost immune system
  • Aid in the synthesis of collagen (found in tendons and ligaments)
Are You Aging on the Inside: The Power of IV Therapy

Are You Aging on the Inside: The Power of IV Therapy

There are a few different factors that contribute to “aging on the inside”. Our physical environments, our mental well-being, our emotional well-being and the foods we consume, in concert, determine how we age on the outside, as well as on the inside.

Here’s what we know about stress.

Stress on the body, in any form, affects your “state of being”. It could be poor living conditions, pollution, abusive relationships, dissatisfaction with career or at the workplace, financial issues, and nutritional choices we make. Stress is recognized by many as the No. 1 proxy killer disease today. The American Medical Association has noted that stress is the basic cause of more than 60 percent of all human illness and disease. It ages us tremendously, being the root of adrenal fatigue, and the like. Just on the nutritional side of things, over time, our foods have become more and more processed, leaving almost no nutritional value to be had. We live in a faster paced and expensive world, making us dependent on fast foods and easy to fix meals. Whole foods are pricier and take longer to prepare. We, therefore, don’t get all the vitamins, minerals and amino acids our bodies need in order to stay young and healthy and at our optimum. We become depleted, parched, and starved for nutrients…thereby aging us, inside and out.

What you can do to help your body de-stress and gain back your youth and health.

Haven’t you ever realized that after doing a cleanse or detox, or changing your diet, adding physical exercise, going to therapy, changing your physical environment (job/home), or incorporating yoga into your routine, your body automatically responds by rewarding you in some positive way? Maybe you start sleeping better, feeling more positive about life, feeling “cleaner” or “lighter”, becoming more energetic, losing weight, or digestion improves? I’ve personally experienced this in my own life…it’s automatic. You can feel it, and others can see it.

Remedy your stress.

By superior supplementation…IV vitamin and nutritional Therapy. The body will absorb 100% of all the necessary nutrients, and begin to heal itself. There is absolutely no other way to achieve this in a more complete and readily available way. If you do one thing to reduce the stress burden on your body, this is it!

Oral vs. IV Nutrient Therapies: What’s the Big Deal?

Oral vs. IV Nutrient Therapies: What’s the Big Deal?

Just like the food you eat, pills require digestion, absorption, and assimilation. Pharmaceutical grade nutrients are considerably more bioavailable than vitamin pills or capsules. Sublingual preparations, nasal sprays, and patches act quicker than swallowing pills, but dosages found in these forms are low.

Like direct deposit when banking, nutrients given by intramuscular injections (IM) or IV go straight into the blood stream. Once in the blood, nutrient levels go up fast and achieve considerably higher levels in the serum than pills or capsules.

For example, when taken orally, vitamin C levels in the serum go up only as high as about 9mg/dL. When given by IV, 50g of vitamin C reaches blood levels as high as 80mg/dL.

In fact, blood levels of IV vitamin C go so high that LabCorp developed a special test calculation called “Vitamin C With Dilution” to accommodate for the difference between oral and IV administration.

Several studies show that high concentrations of Vitamin C are required in the serum and intracellular fluid before it can exert a beneficial effect. For example, only when vitamin C levels are pushed very high can it exert pharmacological effects against viruses, cancer, and other conditions.

Advantages of Intravenous Vitamin Therapy:

  • Nutrient levels in the blood go up fast.
  • Nutrients get delivered directly to cells through the bloodstream.
  • No gastrointestinal side effects like cramps, nausea, or diarrhea.
  • Allows for high-dose therapy necessary for effective treatment for certain conditions.
  • Allows for customizing formula ingredients and dosages for individual conditions.