Energy Drinks Vs IV Hydration

We know the story, you have a fun and relaxing weekend, and then on Monday you find that your energy has been zapped by the constant barrage of phone calls, emails, meetings, crisis opportunities and more. As you sit back in your chair, you contemplate your next move (ie chocolate, a highly caffeinated beverage, junk food, a “healthy” energy drink, a protein shake, etc). Today’s workforce is likely to reach for an energy drink – or maybe even an energy shot. But is that really the best option for a blast of energy?

Let’s look at why energy drinks have become so popular. Energy drinks are marketed toward people who desire a boost in energy. According to an article in the March 2011 issue of “Pediatrics,” 30 to 50 percent of adolescents and young adults reportedly consume energy drinks. Common energy drinks include Red Bull, Monster, Amp, Rockstar and 5-hour Energy. The main ingredients in these drinks are caffeine and sugar. Energy drinks will help you overcome fatigue, but they may be hazardous to your health. The additives can be hard on your heart, digestive system and your nervous system. The problem is that many people load on these, meaning they drink another to alleviate the crash that is certain to happen as the ingredients wear off.

The other problem with energy drinks is that as you become addicted to them, it takes more and more of the ingredients to make a contribution to your energy. You body begins to dismiss the caffeine rush. You drink more… and you overload your body with the additives. Again, not good for your heart, nerves, or digestive systems.

So is there a better way? What can you do to get a boost of energy into your normal daily routine? Consider an IV Drip from IV Health Center in Ardmore. Can it really work to give you the energy you desire in a healthy and safe way or is it just more of the same? Can you really absorb 100% of the medically safe ingredients directly into your bloodstream for an immediate and long lasting energy boost. The short answer is YES!

First of all, our IV Drips are based on hydration. That means giving your body the valuable water – along with the necessary vitamins and minerals – that it needs to work at an optimal capacity. Every cell, tissue, and organ in your body needs water to work properly. For example, your body uses water to maintain its temperature, remove waste, and lubricate your joints. Water is needed for overall good health. When your body is dehydrated even just a little bit, you’ll feel the symptoms: Sleepiness or fatigue, extreme thirst, headache, confusion, dizziness and lightheadedness. Those symptoms lead to stress on the body and ZAP!… there goes your energy.

Our hydration therapies have been crafted to target athletic training and recovery, party prehydration and recovery, chronic fatigue, jet lag, immune system boosts and restoration, and skin enhancement.

Four Benefits of IV Fluid Hydration

Now that you know how it works, you may be wondering if using IVs for fluid hydration is right for you. There are a lot of benefits that come with using IVs for intense hydration. You may have your own reasons for wanting to try the treatment, but there are four main benefits to it that you can’t overlook.

Feel Energized. Do you feel like you’ve lost the pep in your step? Feeling lethargic can make it difficult to get through the day. Luckily, there could be an easy way for you to feel better. When your body is feeling dehydrated, it’s also lacking energy. IV fluid hydration can help give you the energy boost that you need.

Boost Immunity. Do you feel like you have a hard time getting over minor infections? Were you hit hard by the last cold and flu season? IV fluid could be what you need to give your immune system the boost it needs. This kind of hydration treatment can come with a variety of vitamins and minerals. They can nourish your cells, speed up the detoxification process, and help keep your healthy.

Treat Pain. Do you have aches and pains that don’t seem to go away? When you ask about an IV Drip, let’s talk about whether dehydration could be the cause of your pain. Dehydration symptoms can vary depending on the severity, but aches and pains can be a common sign that your body needs fluids.

Recover Fast. Do you like to push yourself when you’re working out? Do you do intense long distance marathons and races? Are you an active athlete? Do you leave it all on the field – or give it all away during the weekend? An IV full of fluids and vitamins can help you recover from an intense race. Be sure to look into IV hydration loading before your next event if you’re going to be doing extreme physical activity soon.

Next Steps

Now that you know about the benefits of IV fluid hydration, you may be feeling eager to try it. Call us to discuss the variety of drips we offer to choose the one that maximizes your energy.

If you have questions about IV hydration or want to speak to a doctor, contact us so we can help.