In order for athletes to perform at the top of their game, they need to make sure to get all of the essential nutrients that their bodies need in order to perform as well as possible. There are many different types of vitamins for athletes and sports vitamins which are specially designed for the needs of athletes, but sports nutrition supplements offered in pill form may not be as effective as you might think.
IV Vitamin Therapy Los Angeles is a full service, boutique style medical office offering IV vitamin therapy for athletes and others who want to live a healthier lifestyle.
There are several different types of nutrients which could be considered beneficial vitamins for athletes. Vitamin C, for example, is one such vitamin. Commonly known for its benefit to the body as an antioxidant and immune booster, vitamin C is also essential in healing and recovery. Vitamin B12 is another such vitamin, as it plays a role in the metabolization of food and the conversion of that food into energy. In addition to individual vitamins, a physician may prescribe a blend – or cocktail – of certain nutrients to athlete patients.
The Myers’ Cocktail is one such blend of nutrients that usually contains several B vitamins, vitamin C, magnesium, and calcium. Created by Dr. John Myers in the 1970s, the Myers’ Cocktail has been prescribed to ill and healthy patients alike – to ill patients to help reduce the severity and intensity of certain symptoms related to another illness, and to healthy patients as a preventative measure against serious ailments.
For many athletes, sports nutrition supplements in the form of orally consumed sports vitamins are the most popular option for helping the body get all of the essential nutrients that it needs. The problem with sports nutrition supplements offered in the form of orally consumed sports vitamins is that they have to travel through the digestive system in order for the body to receive the benefit of the nutrients consumed. This is not a preferred method of introducing nutrients into the body because of the digestive system, the stomach, and the liver specifically, degrades the effectiveness and potency of nutrients consumed.
Instead of introducing nutrients into the body via the mouth, IV vitamin therapy allows nutrients to be injected directly into the bloodstream so that they can enter the body at full potency and effectiveness. Almost immediately after injection, the nutrients injected into the body can begin traveling to where they are needed, which typically results in a much shorter waiting period between receiving the nutrients and experiencing the benefits of those nutrients. IV vitamin therapy is nothing new. It’s existed since at least the 1970s in mainstream medicine and has only gained renewed support and interest because of the A-List celebrities that swear by it.
IV Vitamin Therapy Los Angeles An upscale boutique-style medical office specializing in IV vitamin therapy, IV Vitamin Therapy Los Angeles offers vitamins for athletes by intravenous injection. After consulting with a physician, you will be prescribed a single nutrient or a cocktail of nutrients depending on your health history and goals. Sessions typically take between 20 and 60 minutes, and patients are conscious for the entire procedure. After the initial pinprick of a needle at the site of injection, the nutrients are allowed to flow into the bloodstream.
Many patients use this time to read or work remotely. Modernly designed and calm, our medical offices are the perfect environment for athletes to receive regular IV vitamin injections. However, those that would prefer to receive injections in the privacy of a home or office can elect for our concierge house call service.