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Best IV Drips & IM Shot Ingredients for Athletic Recovery

Explore vitamins, minerals and nutrients athletes of all levels should consider to power their performance and healing.

Article by Restore Hyper Wellness

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Are you feeling sore after your workouts? Whether you’re an athlete or just beginning to train consistently, your body needs specific nutrients to fuel your performance and properly recover. In this article, our experts explore vitamins, minerals and nutrients athletes of all levels should consider to power their performance and healing.

CoQ10 for Energy

Coenzyme Q10 is an antioxidant that the body produces naturally. It aids in energy production and protects and neutralizes oxidative stress in the body.

Research suggests that CoQ10 may help with symptoms of fatigue since it’s found in the body's mitochondria which is responsible for energy generation. According to the evidence in a study published by StatPearls, CoQ10 supplementation was shown to “improve subjective fatigue and physical performance during bicycling, exercise and routines in healthy patients.”

Another review concluded that there's a link between fatigue and low levels of CoQ10 when they examined patients with low levels of CoQ10 compared to those with adequate levels.

This powerful antioxidant can help athletes looking to recover properly and potentially increase post-workout energy.  

Where to Get It

Foods that include CoQ10 include fatty fish, liver or organ meats, legumes, oils, seeds and nuts, and Restore IM Shots.

Glutamine for Inflammation & Muscle Pain

Glutamine is an abundant amino acid in the body that may aid the body in reducing inflammation, neuropathy and muscle pain.

In fact, Glutamine is plentiful in casein, a type of protein found in dairy that may speed up muscle recovery after exercise. 

A study published in the National Library of Medicine on Glutamine as an Anti-Fatigue Amino Acid in Sports Nutrition concluded that “Glutamine supplementation seems to increase muscle glycogen synthesis and reduce ammonia accumulation induced by exercise, especially when administered for long-term periods (more than five consecutive days).” 

This study also states that Glutamine supplementation seems to reduce the markers of muscle damage. These potential benefits of Glutamine are “especially interesting for athletes who practice exhaustive and prolonged exercises.” 

Neuropathy, as mentioned above, refers to the symptoms of nerve damage, such as weakness, numbness, and pain. In several small studies, researchers concluded that Glutamine may help eliminate or reduce the severity of neuropathy in patients experiencing chemotherapy.  

This research shows that if it can help with nerve pain and muscle damage, it may also play a key role in helping with muscle recovery. 

Where to Get It

Glutamine is commonly found in eggs, beef, grains, vegetables, nuts, tofu and dairy products or you can get a potent dose with an IV Drip or IM Shot at Restore.

NAD+ for Performance & Endurance

Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, also known as NAD+, is a coenzyme found in every cell in your body. It regulates numerous biological and psychological functions, such as metabolism and cellular repair. Without NAD+, our cells are unable to generate energy and function properly. 

Research has shown that while intense exercise decreases NAD+ levels, athletes can experience increased performance and endurance when NAD+ is replenished.

If you’re feeling sluggish after an intense workout, NAD+ may increase your future athletic performance and endurance. 

How to Get It

Cow’s milk, fish, mushrooms, yeast, green vegetables and whole grains are a few foods that may help boost NAD+ levels in the body, but the best way to get NAD+ is with an IV Drip or IM Shot.  

Hydrate with Electrolytes

Along with water, athletes should also consider hydrating with drinks that contain electrolytes. Electrolytes play a key role in maintaining fluid balance and preventing dehydration. Researchers found that "consuming a sodium-containing drink can improve fluid retention and rehydration," based on a study on nutritional strategies for post-exercise recovery.

How to Get It

There are a variety of water-rich foods that can help you meet your hydration goals, such as watermelon, strawberries, oranges, broths and soups and even plain yogurt. However, the most effective strategy for hydration is an IV Drip, and Restore Nurses can customize a blend that is right for you based on your medical history, allergies and goals.

Go Farther with IV Drip Therapy & IM Shots

Level up your athletic performance with proper muscle repair. Remember, an IV Drip and IM Shot cannot fix a poor diet. It’s important to consume the right amount of protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals and hydration necessary for training and recovery. To help you meet your fitness and wellness goals, consider monthly or weekly IV Drips and IM Shot Therapy

How Does it Work?

IV Drip Therapy combines a liter of fluids with an extensive menu of vitamins, minerals and amino acids to replenish hydration and vital nutrients. IM Shotsdeliver the same benefits and many of the same potent ingredients as a 60-90 minute IV Drip---but in only 5 minutes. Both delivery methods can help your body quickly get the vitamins and minerals you need to help you perform at your best.

Book your next IV Drip or IM Shot Therapy appointment today.

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