Sep 20, 2019
If you enjoy an active lifestyle, you’re likely familiar with the special care your body requires for optimal health and wellness. Whether it’s proper pre-race hydration or post-competition recovery, your body performs best when it’s well cared for during times of extraneous use and stress.
How can you maximize muscle growth, improve circulation and repair muscle tissue? By taking advantage of amino acids, vitamins, and antioxidants to boost your mental focus, aid digestion and promote protein synthesis.
We’ll dive into more details about these benefits in the article below. And you’ll likely see why our ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE IV Vitamin Drip – is a popular choice amongst our clients who enjoy an active lifestyle. Pair it with a BCAA shot, and a Toradol booster to decrease inflammation and reduce pain so you can recover fast, train harder and meet your fitness goals!
The key ingredients in the Athletic drip include Vitamin C, B Complex, Amino Blend, Mineral Blend, Taurine and Normal Saline.
So let’s see how some nutrients support athletes and their active bodies:
As serious athletes know, supplying your body with the needed amounts of electrolytes helps prevent cramping and keeps your body running at its peak performance. And one of the best ways to maintain bodily functions at optimal levels is to consistently replenish electrolytes – it’s as important as the food you consume and the water you drink during exercise.
Vitamin C promotes a healthy immune system and helps with the growth and repair of tissues. It helps repair and maintain cartilage in bones and teeth. It can block free radicals to help slow the aging process and prevent heart disease and arthritis. The body is unable to produce or store Vitamin C on its own.
B-complex help the body convert food (carbohydrates) into fuel (glucose), which is used to produce energy. It helps with brain health and cell production. These B vitamins, often referred to as B complex vitamins, help the body metabolize fats and protein – which is great for bodybuilders or athletes needing a quick energy boost!
B-12 levels correlate with enhanced athletic performance. It plays a key role in the functioning of the brain and nervous system. It is involved in metabolism, fatty acid synthesis and energy production. B12 can help combat fatigue, depression, and insomnia.
It is found only in animal products, so it is recommended that vegan and vegetarian athletes consume fortified foods such as breakfast cereals, to prevent deficiency.
Vegan or not, don’t let a B-12 deficiency stop you from crossing the finish line. Get your levels checked and if you experience any numbness, tingling or spasms in your limbs – a common symptom of deficiency – consider supplementing with B-12 injections.
The benefits of L-arginine have much to do with muscle growth, endurance support, boosting the immune system and as supplementation for body builders. It signals muscle cells and promotes fat metabolism.
One of the most important functions of L-glutamine is its role in the immune system. During illness or injury, the body may not be able to produce enough of it. Glutamine supplements may help improve immune function and preserve protein stores in the body. Furthermore, it appears to play a role in brain function and digestion.
L-Taurine is an essential amino acid that the body does not produce at times of physical exhaustion resulting in needing supplementation. It benefits athletes by reducing muscle cramping and improving stamina. It helps regulate the nervous system, improves fat metabolism in the liver, and it is a natural diuretic helping with high blood pressure and cardiac function.
If performing your best and staying in the game is a priority for your active lifestyle, consider adding these amino acids, vitamins, and antioxidants to your regimen with IV Vitamin Drips. The complete absorption through the IV maximizes internal benefits. Increase your energy and metabolism, flush out lactic acid to reduce fatigue, and improved muscle recovery so you can train at your peak level.
“I was training for the Kauai Marathon and committed to running consistently leading up to the big event. It’s important to me to maintain proper health and hydration so I recently tried the Athletic Performance drip at VITAFLOW Hawaii. The next day I ran 10 miles for my training and was pleasantly surprised that my recovery was fairly quick. I had less pain and exhaustion which enabled me to enjoy the rest of the day with my family, instead of managing aches and pain.”
– Ursula, Kailua resident, mother of two and owner of URStrong Fitness