A couple of weeks back Chad and I made a trip to Birmingham to try something a little out of our normal, IV Hydration Therapy! Since posting about our experience on Instagram I’ve received an overwhelming response from you guys wanting to know more about it. I can’t believe I had never heard of IV Hydration Therapy before now but was extremely pumped to add this experience to my calendar.
IV (intravenous) Therapy is the infusion of fluids directly into the bloodstream using a minimally invasive procedure. By using IV delivery, 100% of the administered dose of nutrients, vitamins, minerals and fluids is absorbed immediately on a cellular level and provides fast relief from a number of ailments. IV Hydration contributes immediate positive impact to your overall health & wellness, gives you an energy boost, can provide illness relief and can even help decrease your marathon or Ironman time! Do you have brittle hair, dry skin and easily cracked fingernails? Dehydration may be the culprit and intravenous hydration may be the solution.
I am the first to admit that I do not, and never have, drink enough water so when I heard about Vida-Flo in Birmingham I was more than a tad excited to get the hydration my body needs. There are tons of amazing vitamins and minerals to choose from and the amazing staff at Vida-Flo help walk you through choosing what’s best for you. As a bonus if you visit on your birthday week you get a freebie so be sure to schedule your birthday visit!
offers two building blocks of therapy for hydration, otherwise known as our “Hydrating Fluids”. Both options come in volumes of 1000mL bags. Each consist of normal saline (0.9% sodium chloride) which replaces vital salt lost during exercise, after illness or even during the rigors of daily life when we do not drink enough water. Their Lactated Ringer option also contains the electrolytes Potassium, Calcium and Lactate. Potassium is an electrolyte that when lost is difficult for the body to absorb but is readily absorbed with IV infusion. Lactate is a compound that is used by the metabolism in muscles and also reduces acidity, and is effective because most people become more acidic as they become dehydrated. Calcium is extremely important, especially in later age for strong teeth and bones.
On our visit I decided to load up on Vitamin C, because as you all know by now I am a huge lover of Vitamin C for beautiful skin. I also choose to add Toradol, for joint pain, Vitamin B, for overall health and Zinc ultra gain for recovery. My fluids went in quickly, painlessly and smoothly. In fact, mine went in a lot quicker than Chad’s! I instantly felt better after receiving the fluids! I didn’t expect it to be as instant as it was but even the pain I was experiencing before was knocked out within minutes. I also noticed I had a burst of energy, which was needed during our mid-afternoon Sunday visit.
Our visit to Vida-Flo was definitely one to remember and I can not wait to go back. For best results it’s recommended to visit a couple times, or more, a month.