Five Benefits of IV Hydration Therapy

Five Benefits of IV Hydration Therapy

Whether you’re suffering from dehydration or are simply a health-conscious person looking for the best way to meet your hydration needs and optimize your performance, IV hydration therapy can help. 

This customized therapy is one of our most popular treatments here at Robert Andrews Laser & Medical Aesthetics in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Athletes come to us to recover from a taxing workout, business executives stop in to replenish themselves after a grueling day, and folks who overindulged at a party drop in to help them kick their hangover. 

Just like the intravenous bag you’ve seen (or experienced) in a hospital setting, our IV hydration therapy delivers water directly into your bloodstream. This is much more efficient than what occurs when you drink water the traditional way. 

When you take a gulp of water from a glass or bottle, it goes to your stomach and is soon absorbed by your digestive system, especially your small intestine. But absorption takes time, and you need to hydrate all your tissues, so you have to keep drinking to satisfy the needs throughout your body. 

IV Hydration therapy takes a more direct route and allows your body to deliver the nutrients where they’re needed most, with much less waste.

Efficiency is only one of the many benefits of hydration therapy, especially when it contains a customized blend of vitamins and essential nutrients. 

Here are five more ways IV hydration can benefit your body.

1. Boosts immunity

Your immune system is pretty good at its job, but like other systems in your body, it can get run down and overwhelmed. One of the keys to keeping it strong and healthy is making sure you have the right nutrients in the right quantities. It’s been suggested that about 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated, and lots of people don’t get enough of certain vitamins and minerals. 

After evaluating your individual needs, we add the right amount of nutrients to your hydration therapy to support your immune system and help you fight off viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens.

2. Detoxifies

Water keeps things moving through your system and helps gets rid of what your body doesn’t need. When you're dehydrated, your digestive system gets sluggish, and you end up constipated. With less water, your kidneys and liver have a harder time removing waste substances from your body. 

IV hydration therapy replenishes the water in your blood to help flush out the toxins and keep you regular.

3. Aids weight loss

IV hydration therapy alone isn’t a weight-loss program, but getting rid of toxins is a great start, since the damage they cause can affect your metabolism. 

Speaking of metabolism, our IV hydration therapy is an excellent way to boost your metabolism and remove free radicals (unpaired electrons your body produces). Plus, the vitamins and minerals we can add to your therapy can increase your energy and combat fatigue, so you can sustain a healthy exercise routine as part of your weight loss efforts.

4. Improves cognitive function

By the time you feel thirsty, you’re already dehydrated, and your brain starts slowing down almost immediately. Even mild dehydration can have a negative effect. 

Studies show that people who drink more water score higher on tests measuring mood, calmness, cognitive function, and memory, and those who drink less water struggle to concentrate, are irritable, and feel fatigued.

When your brain function falters, IV hydration therapy restores your supply quickly and efficiently. 

5. Supports joint, skin, and muscle health

We mentioned that your body is made up mostly of water, but just how much might surprise you. 

Clearly, it’s important for the health of all your cells and tissues to be adequately hydrated at all times. But strenuous exercise, excessive alcohol consumption, and just plain forgetting to drink enough water each day can deplete your supply and cause a ripple effect of problems.

To find out if you’re a good candidate for IV hydration therapy, schedule an appointment with us at Robert Andrews Laser & Medical Aesthetics today. Our experienced medical professionals can evaluate your symptoms and overall health to determine whether this beneficial treatment is right for you.

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