If you're an athlete, you know how important it is to stay hydrated and ensure that you give your body what it needs to perform at your peak level. But sometimes, that's easier said than done. Athletes lose a lot of fluids during periods of high intensity, and it can be difficult to maintain a proper hydration routine even though you'll need it to stay on top of your game. That's where IV therapy comes in, and it does a lot more than just help you hydrate; it's also a great way to give yourself the boost you need either before or after a workout or training session.
What Can IV Therapy Do for Athletes?
Most people are able to stay happy and healthy by drinking lots of fluids and maintaining a nutritious diet — but athletes have it a little tougher than that. Constantly pushing your body to the max makes it far more difficult for the nutrients to be replenished at the speed with which you need them to be. Here's what IV therapy for training and performance can do to help:
Aid in Hydration
Exercising makes us sweat, and as a result, we lose fluids. Our bodies can become dehydrated much faster under the pressure of activity, and any fast-paced or high-intensity training can accelerate this process. Drinking water during your workout helps to combat this, of course, but an IV drip pumps fluids directly into your bloodstream so that you can rehydrate faster. Plus, iV saline contains not only electrolytes, but when combined with water-soluble vitamins, provides a direct vitamin infusion. A few iV drips, such as the A-Team at Onus iV, contain amino acid blends that are game-changers for muscle recovery.
Dehydration and salt loss can cause muscle cramps, and as many athletes know, this can really put a damper on your post-workout recovery. Using IV therapy before your workout can help to combat this and reduce the chances of cramping both during activity as well as after. It’s well known in the NFL that players will often rehydrate with up to 2 liters of iV saline at half time to prevent leg cramping.
Promote Smooth Recovery
Inflammation can be downright cruel, and often causes you to take more time to recover properly before your next exercise. IV drips containing glutathione and other antioxidants work to reduce inflammation and promote better healing of your muscles so that you can snap back and keep accelerating toward your fitness goals.
How Does IV Therapy Work?
IV therapy delivers saline directly to your bloodstream just like you'd receive in a hospital, which boosts your hydration levels. Depending on which IV drip you choose, you'll also benefit from the numerous vitamins, electrolytes, antioxidants, and other nutrients that will help you feel like your best self. Our A-Team IV has been developed specifically for athletes and contains B-vitamins, amino acids, and calcium to promote fast muscle recovery (and fun fact, it was built with the help of former Denver Nuggets athlete Wilson Chandler!).
The IV therapy process is simple, and is conducted by ER-trained nurses to ensure that it is done properly and safely. They'll make sure that your IV therapy session is as comfortable as going to the salon (except you definitely won't be tired afterward!).
Hit Your Peak Performance Potential With OnusIV
We see a lot of athletes come through our doors, and we're adamant about helping them achieve their fitness and performance goals. Whether you race, lift, or compete in some other fashion, our IV drips will give you the boost of hydration and nutrients to help you level-up without the common soreness that typically plagues the athletic community. As always, it’s important to consult your coach or governing body to assess the legality of receiving an iV pre or post, so be sure to check before coming in for a treatment!
Book your next IV therapy drip online or contact us today to reserve your spot at one of our five Denver locations, and experience the rejuvenating potential of an Onus IV.