Hydration is one of the most popular buzzwords in discussions about health. Especially is this true in Arizona, where we are always told to make sure we are drinking plenty of water. You can’t turn on the news without hearing the suggestion to make sure you have a bottle of water with you. Conventional wisdom dictates that in order to stave off dehydration, you need to drink a lot of water and other fluids. But these days, people are learning about a better way to get fluids into your body, IV therapy. But there are other benefits because IV therapy is more than just hydration. Let’s dig a little deeper and discover some of the other benefits of IV therapy.
Believe it or not, drinking water and other fluids is not the most efficient way to keep dehydration at bay. When you drink water, most of it is absorbed by tissue in your throat and your digestive tract. There is very little left to hydrate the rest of the tissues in your body. This is the reason you have to drink so much water when you are trying to hydrate. IV therapy, on the other hand, puts the fluids directly into your bloodstream where your body can distribute them throughout all your systems as needed. IV therapy is a faster, much more efficient means of full-body hydration.
When you exert yourself, especially in the Arizona heat, your body loses more than just fluids. Electrolytes and important nutrients are lost that will not be replaced by just drinking water. And, as mentioned above, drinking isn’t the best way to deliver those lost nutrients because it puts a heavy strain on the digestive system. IV therapy will not only hydrate your body faster, but it can also replenish the vital electrolytes and nutrients your body needs.
Trying to hydrate by drinking fluids usually means you end up drinking more than your body can actually absorb. This can be hard on your digestive system. Your body has to work harder to get rid of the excess fluids it can’t process. Unfortunately, it can also flush out important nutrients from your system while trying to get rid of the excess liquids. IV therapy will allow you to absorb fluids and nutrients without taxing your digestive system. You can retain the fluids and important nutrients that your body really needs.
Whenever you exert yourself, your body needs recovery time. Hydration is the key to making this happen. Athletes, and even those just getting into shape, need to hydrate after working out. It will likely decrease muscle stiffness and soreness. IV therapy works faster than drinking a lot of fluids. But, you don’t need to be an athlete for your body to experience the need for recovery. IV therapy can help restore energy even if you’re just tired from a long day at the office. The real source of this tiredness is most likely dehydration. Unlike drinking water, IV therapy can give you a blend of fluids, nutrients, and vitamins that will have you back in top form in no time.
Every person is different and our bodies need different things that depend on our level of activity, our individual lifestyles, and our overall health. Just drinking water and other fluids won’t help you perform at optimum levels because they don’t contain the things you need specifically for your body. IV therapy can be customized for you and your circumstances. Whether you need recovery as an athlete, recovery from a hangover, a boost to your immune system, or just a boost of energy, IV therapy can give you a targeted blend of vitamins, nutrients, electrolytes, and fluids to help feel and look your best.
IV therapy can get immunity-boosting vitamins to the body parts that need them the most. Common things that make people sick can be avoided with vitamins like B12 and C. Delivering the vitamins directly into your bloodstream works so much better than taking those same vitamins by mouth. We should want the most efficient delivery system because let’s face it, none of us enjoys being sick.
It is the job of your liver and kidneys to filter toxins from your body and eliminate them. But if you are dehydrated, your body can’t function as it should. IV therapy improves how each vital organ functions. Drinking water and other fluids doesn’t work fast enough to keep up with the toxins your body builds up. An IV with Glutathione is highly recommended for supporting liver function and flushing out toxins. IV therapy has the ability to get the needed fluids to the right organs to keep them functioning properly.
Most people don’t realize that when you feel thirsty, you are already dehydrated. You have to keep your brain hydrated for it to work at optimum levels. When you get dehydrated you might notice that it takes you a little longer to process things. Your memory can be affected. Basically, your brain reacts more slowly. You need fluids for your brain to function as it should. Unfortunately, when you are just drinking your fluids, your brain is the last organ to benefit. IV therapy works faster to keep your cognitive functions running at maximum.
The skin is the largest organ in the human body. Most people don’t realize that something as common as dry skin can be avoided with proper hydration. Pain in your joints and achy muscles are also signs of being dehydrated. It can be a challenge to drink enough fluids to make a difference to these important parts of our bodies. As mentioned several times in this article, IV therapy is much more efficient at delivering fluids that will help keep muscles, joints, and skin healthy.
These are just a few of the ways IV therapy and help you feel and look your best. At Fusion IV our mission is to provide elevated wellness experiences through trusted and quality care. We are here to empower you to reach your full potential through a premium and professional IV therapy experience you won’t find anywhere else.