Athletic Recovery With IV Therapy
You push your body to the limits when you’re an athlete, striving for maximum performance. You leave it all out on the field—or the court, the track, the mountains, or the gym.
Of course, all that hard work comes at a cost. That intense exertion means your body loses valuable fluids and minerals, which can leave you with sore muscles and dehydration. If you don’t replenish those lost fluids during recovery, your athletic performance can suffer. That’s why many people turn to IV therapy for athletes.
An IV drip for athletes is ideal for keeping the body balanced and staying hydrated between workouts. IVs are useful before a big athletic event, so your body doesn’t burn out too quickly, but also post-activity so you can rebound without painful after-effects. Mobile IV Nurses is the premier provider of high-quality IV therapy for marathon runners, CrossFitters, and athletes of all kinds. Contact us to book one of our IV treatments for athletes.
Why You Should Get Athletic IV Therapy With Mobile IV Nurses
IVs address one of the biggest issues for athletes: dehydration. Heavy sweating during exercise decreases the fluids, electrolytes, and minerals the body needs for optimal function, resulting in dehydration — and it can be even worse if you’re exercising in hot weather. Common dehydration symptoms include:
- Dry mouth
- Dark-colored urine or not urinating as often as normal
- Extreme thirst
- Muscle aches or pain
Prolonged or severe dehydration often can’t be resolved just by drinking a glass or two of water. IV therapy for athletes can help ease dehydration symptoms and replenish fluids, while IVs pre-workout help fuel your body and may keep you from becoming dehydrated.
Mobile IV Nurses has a few different options for liquid IVs for athletes:
A Myers’ Cocktail is one of the most popular IV therapies for athletic performance. The special formulation helps reduce fatigue while increasing energy. The Myers’ Cocktail contains:
- B Complex vitamins
- Vitamin C
B vitamins are known for their energizing power. Vitamin C and glutathione use their antioxidant capabilities to minimize inflammation after a heavy-duty workout. And magnesium can diminish soreness and cramping in the muscles, taking the sting out of any hardcore workout.
Our Myers’ Cocktail comes in your choice of normal saline or Lactated Ringer’s solution. These medical-grade products deliver hydration straight to the bloodstream, making them a great choice for liquid IVs after a workout or before a big event.
We developed Performance PlusIV therapy for athletes who need a specialized infusion to meet the demands they place on their bodies. This drip IV includes:
- Sterile IV solution (Lactated Ringer’s or normal saline)
- B Complex
- Vitamin B12 (two doses)
Taurine is a popular supplement for athletes (it’s often found in energy drinks). This amino acid can offer support for muscle function, which can also help with physical performance.
NAD+ stands for nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide. It’s a coenzyme produced by the body to convert glucose and fatty acids into energy. That makes an NAD+ IV a valuable way to support stamina and endurance, allowing your body to push through even the most intense workout.
The Restore package is one of our newer drip IVs. These ingredients make Restore a great liquid IV before or after a workout:
- Normal saline solution
- B Complex
- Amino blend
The amino blend offers a range of amino acid proteins. Your body relies on these proteins for many functions, like building and maintaining muscle mass. The amino blend also promotes mental agility (great when you have to make snap decisions in the middle of a game or race) and helps reduce your athletic recovery time. We also added L-carnitine to this IV, as studies indicate it helps the body metabolize fats for energy and recover from exercise-induced stress.
Customized Liquid IV for Athletes
You can add ingredients to almost any of our IV packages to personalize your liquid IV before or after a workout. Choose from the following supplements:
- B Complex vitamins
- Vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin)
- Vitamin C
- Amino Acid Blend
- Extra saline*
All of our supplements are $25 each except for the extra saline ($50 for 1 liter) and NAD+ (starting at $200 for 100 mg).
And if you overexerted yourself on the field, you can also add medication to your IV recovery drip. For instance, Toradol can help alleviate pain caused by muscle strain or injury, while Zofran eases nausea if you’re depleted and dehydrated. Like most of our supplements, our medication add-ins are $25 a piece.
Mobile IV Nurses is the most trusted provider of convenient, reliable IV therapy in Arizona and Florida. We come to your home, office, or any other location in the areas we serve so you can relax in comfort during your infusion. Our medical professionals use their skills and expertise to perform IV infusions that bring you maximum results.
Is IV Therapy for Athletes Safe?
Of course! IV therapy replenishes your body with the fluids, vitamins, electrolytes, and minerals that it needs for peak performance. These nutrients are already present in your body and are essential to helping you stay healthy and strong.
The IV simply gives your cells the nutrients and fluids you lost during your workout — and it does so quickly and more powerfully than oral supplements or drinking water (though we suggest you drink water, too).
And when you get your IV therapy from Mobile IV Nurses, you’re getting nothing but the best. We pride ourselves on using high-quality, hospital-grade ingredients in all our IVs, so you know our IV therapy for athletes will yield excellent results.
We make it easy to try IV therapy with our menu of different packages andaffordable prices. Book an appointment and see how IV therapy for athletes can up your game.
Q: Is an IV better before or after my workout/game?
A: This depends entirely on your fitness goals. There are benefits to using IV therapy for athletic performance both before and after your workout. For example, a pre-workout IV infusion can help increase your energy levels and prevent fatigue a little longer. The vitamin B12 in your IV will help convert fat and protein into energy more readily, so you’ll get an all-natural energy surge that can give you a competitive edge.
But if you decide to use an IV after your workout, you’ll likely find yourself bouncing back much faster than usual. Vitamin C and glutathione are antioxidants, which means they can help relieve sore muscles more quickly so you can get back to the gym, court, slopes, or anywhere else you like to get your heart pumping.
Q: How often can I get an IV?
A: Most IVs like the Myers’ Cocktail can provide your body with increased hydration and vitamin levels for up to two weeks; however, each person is different and will process them differently. Therefore, we recommend getting IV therapy once or twice a month to enhance your wellness routine and ensure your body has everything it needs, in addition to regular oral hydration and a healthy diet. However, there are times when you might want to get an IV a little sooner. For example, athletes who have just finished a marathon or other strenuous event may want a post-workout IV to help them recover more quickly. Athletes may also want to get an IV right before a big event to give them an extra edge over their competitors. Your IV provider can help you determine an IV routine that works best for you and your health.
Q: I’m a competitive athlete in a sport that conducts drug testing. Can I get an IV?
A: This depends on your sport’s governing body, the state you live in, the type of IV, and other factors. We advise checking with the organization that sanctions your sport to learn more about their rules for IV therapy.
Q: When can I get a mobile IV?
A: Mobile IV Nurses serves patients from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, so you can get IV therapy for athletes after an evening workout or a weekend triathlon. Contact us to inquire about 24-hour service for IV therapy, which we offer subject to nurse availability.
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Whenever (and wherever) you want to use IV therapy for athletes, Mobile IV Nurses can help you get the best quality and safest experience. Book your appointmentnow.