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Vitamin Therapy: The Best Kept Secret of Elite Athletes

Vitamin Therapy: The Best Kept Secret of Elite Athletes

Have you ever watched the Olympics or another elite sports competition and wondered how those athletes reach such amazing levels of performance? One of the most crucial aspects of improving endurance, strength, or speed is proper recovery. 

At Living Waters Regenerative Medicine Center, our staff, led by Dr. Deborah D. Viglione, offers a service that is one of the best kept secrets of elite athletes: IV vitamin therapy. 

IV therapy can help restore your depleted reserves, rehydrate your body after intense training, and give your muscles and joints everything necessary to recover so you can be fitter and ready for your next event.

Advantages of IV therapy

IV therapy has many different uses, from anti-aging applications to helping improve your athletic performance. The reason that it fits so many different situations is that the blend of vitamins and nutrients delivered to your bloodstream is customized to meet your specific needs. 

Dr. Viglione knows what you need to recover from a hangover or to get over jet lag. She can give you a personalized vitamin boost during a relaxed, in-office treatment.

How training depletes your body

When you give your all in a workout, you know that you’re going to need to recover — and a sports drink won’t do the trick. We encourage you to become as fit and healthy as you can be, but you should know how your workouts affect your body’s stores of vitamins, minerals, and essential nutrients.

Dehydration and muscle cramps are two of the most common results of overtraining. When your body is dehydrated and lacking what it needs to rebuild, your athletic performance suffers. A 2% loss of body weight due to dehydration results in lowered aerobic capacity, and a 3%-5% loss reduces anaerobic capacity as well.

IV therapy works fast

You may be wondering why you can’t simply eat nutrient-dense foods and drink plenty of water to aid recovery. You can and should! However, your body takes time to process, digest, and use the vitamins and minerals you consume orally. 

And if you think that taking a variety of vitamin pills might work faster than eating your broccoli, you should know that your body can absorb only about 50% of the vitamin in pill form. When the vitamin is delivered directly to your bloodstream through IV therapy, you can absorb around 90% of it! 

A well-balanced, nutritious diet is absolutely necessary for optimal health and fitness, but it’s not necessarily the best way to facilitate recovery from intense training or a big event. Enjoy your post-marathon pasta, but remember that we can provide the essentials your body needs to recover through an IV.

Ready to learn more?

If you’d like to learn more about how Dr. Viglione decides what to include in your customized blend of vitamins and minerals or if you’d like to learn the other benefits and applications of IV therapy, schedule an appointment at Living Waters Regenerative Medicine Center. We’re always happy to answer your questions. 

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