IM & IV Hydration Therapy for Sports & Fitness
For gym bunnies, bodybuilders, and sports fanatics, we offer a variety of hydrating IM & IV injections here at Vitamin Injections London as part of our IV hydration therapy menu, which includes the Myers Cocktail, L-Carnitine Infusion, B vitamin therapies, and Coenzyme Q10 injections. Keeping in shape is serious business. Aside from putting in long training hours, a rigorous fitness schedule requires strict adherence to nutritionally rich foods. Increasing the intake of crucial vitamins, nutrients, enzymes, and minerals through diet has been shown to have a positive impact on athletes’ physical performance levels, which in turn makes nutritional supplementation the obvious next step for dedicated fitness enthusiasts.
Introducing our unique IM & IV hydration therapy menu
Sports and fitness enthusiasts tend to rely on oral tablets, liquids, and powders to boost their stamina. To this end, a huge variety of supplements have been developed, yet many of these have been proven to be ineffective and occasionally harmful. Very few of them address one of the biggest root causes of fatigue: dehydration, for which one of the most effective antidotes is IM & IV hydration therapy injections.
IM & IV hydration therapy menu
With our range of hydrating injections, you can replenish your body from the inside out. We include powerful IM & IV hydration therapy ingredients in our formulas, which have been developed and selected by our practitioners:
- For hydration, we recommend The Myers Cocktail Injection (IV) containing magnesium, which is known to prevent dehydration. Myers Cocktails also contain calcium, which can also prevent several precursors to dehydration.
- Additionally, we recommend our L-Carnitine Infusion (IV), a natural amino acid. It is known for being hygroscopic, which means that it can draw up and retain water in the body’s cells.
Other recommended sports and fitness injections include:
- B vitamin injections, including our Vitamin B12 Energy Shot (IM), the Pick Me Up B12 Shot with Folic Acid and Vitamin C (IV), and our Vitamin B Complex Forte Shot (IV)
- CoQ10 Shot (IV), which supplements energy-producing cells
- Amino acids are integral to post-exercise recovery as the body doesn’t produce enough of these regardless. To this end, our Antioxidant Wellness Injection (IV) contains three amino acids, which shortens the duration of post-workout recoveries
For optimal results, we recommend undertaking your chosen IM or IV hydration therapy injection approximately one hour in advance of, or soon after, any planned exercise session. You can combine your chosen injection with our other IV and IM therapies. Visit our full menu to find out more.
At Vitamin Injections London, we offer other health and wellness injections that are geared towards expediting fat burning and improving stamina. Fitness enthusiasts of all shapes and sizes risk burn out and injury on a regular basis, yet when the subject of IM & IV hydration therapy is raised as a possible solution to these problems, this sometimes causes confusion. In this article, we’ll explore our IV/IM specialists’ reasoning behind the importance of nutritional IM & IV hydration therapy for athletes and individuals who undertake regular exercise, and disclose the reasons why upping your fluid intake may not be enough to counter the negative side effects of dehydration.
Why is IM & IV hydration therapy so important?
Proper vitamin supplementation during high-powered training and workout regimes can enhance the body’s ability to challenge itself. In order to properly support this, hydration is needed to avert any potential physical side effects. Therefore, re-hydrating the body with nutrient-based IM & IV hydration therapies should be at the core of any serious fitness programme.
For many years, professional athletes have used salt-water IV drips to hasten their recovery after competitions. More recently, however, the trend has shifted towards pre-emptive IM & IV hydration, and as a result, many sports medicine professionals and IV/IM practitioners support the idea that rehydration IM injections and IV drips can be beneficial both before and after intensive exercise sessions.
There are several key reasons as to why this is. Firstly, hydrating the body in a more concentrated manner is crucial for post-exercise recovery. Dehydration hampers the body’s ability to repair itself and – in order to resume physically demanding activities on a day-to-day basis – it’s necessary to embark upon an intensive recovery programme and consider IM & IV hydration therapy as part of this. The loss of water and electrolytes from the body occur naturally during exercise, although too much can lead to further muscle cramping and dehydration. Performance is affected when even a relatively small percentage of the body’s overall water weight is lost via sweat. Moreover, exercising in summer or hot climates runs the risk of heat-related illnesses. Therefore, fitness enthusiasts should be mindful of the body’s fluid retention and the need to minimise losses. However, it’s not always easy to consume water, caffeine-infused liquids or electrolyte-based energy drinks during or after a difficult workout. This is due to the fact that, in times of extreme physical exertion, it becomes difficult for fitness enthusiasts to “hold down” fluids without feeling nauseous or bloated. IM & IV hydration therapy has thus proven useful, as it improves the quality of each individual workout by preventing incidences of the above as well as increasing tolerance to fluids consumed during exercise. When the body is dehydrated, its ability to assimilate vital antioxidants and nutrients diminishes sharply. If other supplements, IV or IM courses are being undertaken at the same time, it is fair to assume that the full benefits of these will not be realised if the body is over-exercised. Therefore, an IM & IV hydration programme can maximise the results of any concurrent IM & IV nutrient therapies that are undertaken at the same time.
A more general reason as to why intravenous and intramuscular IM & IV hydration is so important for sports and fitness enthusiasts is the limited absorption of nutrients via dietary and oral means. In bypassing the gastrointestinal tract, more vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants are carried into the bloodstream via IV & IM therapy.
Symptoms of exercise-related dehydration
- Intense levels of thirst due to water loss
- Appetite loss
- Extreme fatigue as a result of low fluid intake
- Pain and cramps
- Overstrained areas of the body
IM & IV hydration ingredients: the benefits
- Precludes excessive water loss during exercise
- Makes it easier to consume liquids during exercise sessions
- Boosts energy and stamina
- Facilitates post-exercise recovery
- Negates damaging effects related to over-exercising
- Makes other vitamins, nutrients and minerals in the body work more effectively
What to expect
Vitamin Injections London’s specialist IV/IM practitioners can help you take the necessary steps towards combatting dehydration with IM & intravenous vitamin IV hydration treatments. In order to fully benefit from IM & IV hydration treatment therapies, it is recommended that a combination course of injections is undertaken. Please visit our prices page to find out more.
If you feel that our IV rehydration therapies may be of benefit to you, contact our experienced practitioners today on +44 (0) 203 823 6551 or use our online form to book a consultation with our specialist IV/IM practitioners. Vitamin Injections London is headed by skilled IV/IM Nurses and Aesthetic Practitioners, who will conduct a full review of your medical history and advise you regarding your suitability for IV & IM hydration shots in London’s Marylebone.