IV Therapy Treatment for Athletes

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.

Performance Plus IV Therapy Bag


We recommend this IV if you are an athlete or will be highly active during the day.
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Myers Cocktail IV Bag


A Myers’ Cocktail is one of the most popular IV therapies for athletic performance. The special formulation helps reduce fatigue while increasing energy.
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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
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • 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:

Myers’ Cocktail

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
  • B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Glutathione
  • Magnesium
  • Zinc

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.

Performance Plus

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
  • NAD+

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
  • L-Carnitine
  • Taurine

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
  • Glutathione
  • Magnesium
  • Zinc
  • Taurine
  • Biotin
  • Amino Acid Blend
  • L-Carnitine
  • Extra saline*
  • NAD+*
  • And more!

All of our supplements start at $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 start at $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. 

Benefits of IV Therapy For Athletes

There are many benefits that come from IV therapy. For athletes, there are significant positives that come out of consistent treatment with IVs. So what sort of benefits can an athlete expect?

For one, IV therapy can help you recover after a workout. One of the biggest problems with constant athletic efforts, workouts, and competitions is that it takes a toll on your body. Every time we test our muscles, we break the fibers down and lose performance. To keep up, it’s imperative that an athlete recovers as quickly as possible. 

IV therapy helps to restore our muscles and get us back into optimal shape, helping our bodies synthesize new muscle tissue and prep them for an athlete’s next competition.

IV therapy can also help athletes perform their best. The extra hydration and nutrient cocktail included in performance IVs help athletes run faster, jump higher, and perform for longer, allowing them to get a leg up on competition.

IV Therapy for Injury Recovery

Recovering from injuries can be a difficult process. Since injuries set back athletes, it can hinder their development as an athlete, as well as any career prospects, if they can’t get back into good shape again. 

IV therapy for athletes helps you recover from injuries by feeding your system with the nutrients your body needs to heal your body. Whether it’s a torn ACL or just a bad sprain, we need all the help we can get to get our full range of motion and athletic ability back. 

Your body will be able to use vitamins such as B12, amino acids, and other ingredients in an IV drip to assist the healing process. Even if it’s just a week or two, a faster healing process can mean the world to an athlete who doesn’t want to lose any more precious time.

Risks and Considerations of IV Therapy for Athletes

There are a few things athletes might want to consider with sports recovery IV therapy. For one, you can get too high of doses of certain vitamins and minerals. It’s imperative to make sure an athlete (who already may be taking supplements) doesn’t overdo it by adding IV vitamin therapy to their regimen, messing with their electrolyte balance.

There are also concerns for anyone with kidney disease or heart conditions. If you have any of those issues, it is recommended that you don’t pursue IV therapy as a treatment method.

Moreover, it’s important to consult with your healthcare provider before using IV therapy. They can help determine what the risks of IV treatment would be, depending on your specific health history and needs. That way, you can safely incorporate IV therapy into your regimen and help boost your performance without any side effects.

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.

Mobile IV Nurses is available for regular appointments in any of the areas we serve from the hours of 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. We can also accommodate requests for after-hours appointments if we have nurse availability in your area. Get in touch with our team to discuss your options for early morning or late night IV treatment.


1Is an IV better before or after my workout/game?
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.
2How often can I get an IV?
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.
3I’m a competitive athlete in a sport that conducts drug testing. Can I get an IV?
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.
4When can I get a mobile IV?
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.