IV therapy, also known as intravenous therapy, is a medical treatment that involves administering fluids, medications, and other nutrients directly into the bloodstream through a small needle inserted into a vein. In recent years, IV therapy has become increasingly popular among highly active people, especially marathon runners as a way to boost energy, reduce recovery time, and improve overall performance.
One of the main benefits of IV therapy is that it can help to replenish vital fluids and electrolytes that are lost during intense physical activity. As we all know, training will cause a significant loss of fluids and electrolytes, which can lead to dehydration and decreased performance. IV therapy can help to replace these fluids and electrolytes quickly and efficiently, allowing you to maintain optimal hydration levels throughout your training, recovery, and even the race.
Another benefit of IV therapy is that it can help to reduce recovery between training sessions and after your race. Your training and obviously the race itself will be incredibly taxing on your body, and recovery can take several days or even weeks. IV therapy can help to speed up this process by providing your body with the nutrients it needs to repair and rebuild damaged tissues. This can include antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, which can help to reduce inflammation and promote healing. Additionally, IV therapy can provide you with medications such as anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving drugs, which can help to alleviate pain and discomfort after the race.
IV therapy can also help to improve overall performance during a marathon. By providing the body with the necessary nutrients and fluids, IV therapy can help to increase energy levels, improve endurance, and enhance overall physical and mental well-being. This can be especially beneficial for runners who are training for a marathon and need to maintain high levels of energy and focus throughout their training.
We are always looking for that edge that can help with training, and on race day. With the added hydration and electrolyte balance, you will be faster than a cheetah on steroids. Ok, maybe not that fast. But you will feel the difference.
It’s worth noting that IV therapy will even help with the dreaded runner’s trots. Hey, it’s the truth – don’t be distracted by needing a bathroom break, focus on crossing the finish line. One more thing worth noting? After the race, (if you are like us) you want to celebrate. Maybe a cold beer and some greasy food? With the help of IV therapy, you will easily ‘out-celebrate’ your friends and not feel like death the next day.
What altitude is your race at? IV therapy can be used to treat specific medical conditions such as altitude sickness, which can occur during a marathon that takes place at high altitudes. Altitude sickness can cause symptoms such as headache, fatigue, and shortness of breath, which can greatly impact your performance.
During training, before the race, and after the race IV therapy can be a valuable tool if you’re looking to improve your performance, reduce recovery time, and maintain optimal hydration levels during a race. By providing the necessary fluids, electrolytes, and nutrients, IV therapy can help to keep you at the top of your game and feeling your best, even after a grueling marathon.
Give us a call for a free consultation and to discuss a plan for treatments in your marathon prep, or before or after your race. (512) 434-0651