Last year, I received my first IV therapy before traveling to Arizona for a fitness festival. I’ve talked about all of the benefits before in depth and you can read that blog post below. With that said, my most recent IV left me feeling the most hydrated I’ve ever been. Normally, after a flight, I feel parched and my skin feels “tight” from losing moisture. But this time, my skin felt totally fine and I was not running for a bottle of water! During the fitness event, it was scorching hot in Texas, and after an intense boxing class, I felt SO amazing (not groggy, tired, or worn out). I went for a run afterwards, because I felt so energized. Normally my mouth would be as dry as the Sahara and my muscles would be tight after a boxing class, but they weren’t! Had I not gone in to receive an IV therapy with a boost of b-12 and magnesium, I doubt I would have felt up to all of that!
My vitals, blood pressure, and energy levels were in perfect condition that weekend. Last year, I wrote a blog post about IV hydration therapy that explains the benefits and optimal times to receive IV hydration therapy, read below!
The older I get, the more proactive I am about caring for my body on the outside and the inside. When I started my blog, there was a heavy focus on physical fitness and a “clean” diet. Fitness and wellness has evolved into caring for your entire self, and I am now focused on publishing more well-rounded content that relates to overall wellness and healthy habits. Living a healthy lifestyle is so much more than just push-ups and meal prep!
Both science and technology have come a long way. Being that it's 2018, considering an IV bag to enhance or maintain your healthy lifestyle isn't a far fetched idea. It's the new normal! Since I try to maintain a balanced, active lifestyle while managing a hectic schedule and traveling frequently, staying hydrated is not an option for me - it’s a must. A few weeks ago, I started to drink more water, aiming for a gallon per day. There are various factors that go into how much water you should consume each day, such as weight, diet, and lifestyle. You can throw the old “8 cups a day” out the window.
Since increasing my water consumption, I have noticed a positive shift in my overall well-being. Just so you know, I have always been a big water drinker, but I now make a conscious effort to drink the water my body needs, which is about a gallon per day. The positive changes I have noticed include better and more frequent digestion, less bloating (which was the biggest difference), and better overall feeling.
Now getting back to IV (intravenous) hydration bags. There are many benefits that go along with receiving fluids intravenously, including restored electrolytes, enhanced immune system, boosted energy levels, reduced stress, preventing cell damage (which is huge), more restful sleep, and boosting your overall mood.
Can we talk about why it has a hefty price tag?! Well think about what type of employees you want sticking you with a needle and giving you nutrients through your veins. Also, think about the fluids in the IV bag - they are medical grade. Need I say more? The founder is a physician, Dr. Mignonne Mary, and she has a fabulous staff of professional, Physician Assistants and Registered Nurses. I had an amazing experience with their incredibly helpful and caring staff. I felt completely relaxed and at ease the entire time.
Because of the numerous benefits of IV hydration, especially enhanced immunity and energy, I decided to get an athlete IV treatment + oxygen before flying out for a big trip. Being on planes causes dehydration and increased susceptibility to illness, so I wanted to take a preventative measure to ensure I would feel my best. I’m traveling for one of my sponsors and after a long flight to LAX, I wanted to arrive hydrated, refreshed, and energized.
All selections and opinions in this post are my own.