Hydration, Mental Clarity, and New Energy with IV Therapy
By: Dr. Hannah Lollar
IV (Intravenous) therapy is an effective method of delivering and absorbing key nutrients via your veins into your body. Because these nutrients are infused into your venous system we are bypassing the gastrointestinal system, so nutrients are absorbed 100% and then used immediately where the body needs them most. Only a fraction (20-40% or less) of the essential nutrients taken orally are absorbed through the digestive tract due to a variety of factors: health of stomach acid and digestive enzymes, health of digestive lining particularly in the small intestine, chronic illness, hydration status, and many more.
Benefits can be experienced after the first session and include the following:
- Improved energy
- Mental clarity
- A sense of relaxation
- Stress relief
- Improvement of symptoms after a night out on the town
With regular treatments more chronic conditions can be safely improved with lasting effects achieved.
At Four Moons Spa, we offer a wide range of IV therapies. Some of our favorite nutrients include Magnesium, B vitamins, Vitamin C and Glutathione. These are key nutrients for optimal health. Oftentimes we find through laboratory assessment that these are common deficiencies in many of our patients.
Benefit #1: Improved Energy
While there are many issues that need to be investigated when dealing with fatigue, simple nutrients are helpful for immediate and long lasting effects. B vitamins help to convert food stores into energy within cells. Vitamin B12 is well known for its effect on energy levels and is often deficient or at suboptimal levels in people experiencing chronic fatigue. Additionally, vitamins B5 and B6 are extremely useful for fatigue because they fuel the adrenal glands. These glands are used in the stress response within the body and can easily become depleted or functionally low during stressful times.
Simple dehydration or lack of electrolytes can also contribute to fatigue. If the blood is too thick due to dehydration, a person will often feel tired and sluggish. Adding fluids to the blood via IV can help with quick hydration when needed. Furthermore, electrolytes, like sodium, potassium, calcium, and magnesium, are needed for certain neurological functions and energy production. All of the vitamin IV’s here at Four Moons provide hydration and essential electrolytes.
- Boost physical energy levels
- Mental energy and cognition
- Replenish B vitamins
- Improve adrenal function
- Improve hydration and electrolyte balance
Benefit #2: Immune Support
IV therapy can directly deliver vitamins that act as potent contributors to the immune system. Vitamin C helps to boost white blood cell activity and kill off bacteria and viruses in the body. It is a potent antioxidant that can lower free radicals produced during illness or inflammation. Higher doses of vitamin C help to shorten duration of illness and flush out toxins. Another important antioxidant is Glutathione. Glutathione is the body’s master antioxidant that can improve immune function, reduce inflammation, and aid in detoxification. Other nutrients like magnesium and zinc are necessary for proper immune functioning and tend to get depleted quickly during illness.
IV immune support is a great way to keep the immune system strong prior to traveling, before big events, or even during times of high stress. Traveling, high stress, and lack of sleep all compromise the immune system and can lead to illness. Whether it is cold and flu season, busy season at work, the holidays, or vacation time, IV’s to support the immune system may be extremely beneficial to help prevent infections or fight off existing infections.
- Boost immune system
- Shorten duration of illness
- Boost antioxidant system
- Hydration during fluid loss (nausea, diarrhea, or vomiting)
- Flush out toxins
Benefit #3: Enhanced Beauty
The Four Moon’s Beauty Bag is uniquely formulated with nutrients, amino acids, and antioxidants to help the skin glow from the inside out. Vitamin C is an essential nutrient and antioxidant. Just as topical vitamin C serum aids in skin brightness, internal vitamin C levels contribute to the overall look and feel of skin. Vitamin C is needed for collagen production and helps to fight free radicals that may contribute to aging and dull, lackluster skin. This bag contains certain amino acids, like proline, that help form collagen and repair skin damage. B vitamins, zinc, and other antioxidants, are necessary for healthy skin regeneration and support from UV or other types of damage. Thus, these nutrients help with aging, overall brightness, fine lines, and skin dryness.
Overall hydration status is a key player in the look and texture of skin. Thus, any of the IV formulations would contribute to skin health and are a wonderful addition to any facial at Four Moons Spa.
- Fights free radicals
- Detoxifies the body
- Slows aging process
- Strengthens skin barrier and helps form collagen
- Repair skin damage
Benefit #4: Improved Athletic Performance and Post Surgery
The Four Moon’s Performance IV is specifically formulated with nutrients and amino acids that support collagen production, rebuild tissues, and aid in muscle repair. These nutrients help to repair damage to muscles and tissues that the body cannot completely repair on its own. The antioxidants help to detoxify the buildup of free radicals that slow the recovery process, speeding up recovery time from both exercise and surgery.
Nutrients like vitamin C and proline help with collagen production, which is essential for both athletic recovery and when you are recovering from a surgical procedure. These nutrients along with zinc and b vitamins are supportive for the biochemical processes required for optimal healing.
- Improves athletic performance
- Quick hydration
- Muscle recovery
- Collagen formation
- Endurance boost
- Reduce recovery time
Benefit #5 Fat Burning and Detox Support
Many of us struggle with weight loss, and there are many factors that come into play when working towards losing weight. Establishing a healthy foundation with diet and exercise is essential for creating lasting weight loss results. However, sometimes we need to provide our body with key nutrients to support our metabolism and biochemical processes to optimize results.
Our fat burning and detox support IV is packed with nutrients that help to support fat metabolism, increase energy levels, remove fat and bile or toxins from the liver, reduce inflammation and help to improve mood.
- Fat metabolism support
- Increased energy
- Detox support
- Mental clarity
- Improved mood
- Decreased inflammation
Benefit #6 Stress Support
The fast paced lifestyle many of us lead puts a lot of pressure on our adrenal glands. The nutrients in our Stress Support IV help to nourish the adrenal glands, and support the metabolic pathways required for our bodies to keep up with our busy lives. Magnesium is a key nutrient that is involved in hundreds of biochemical processes in the body, and most of us aren’t getting enough magnesium from our diet. Magnesium helps to regulate our stress hormone, cortisol. This IV also contains a special form of B Vitamin that helps to support the production of hormones in the adrenal glands leading to reduced stress levels.
- Reduced Stress
- Increased Energy
- Improved Sleep
- Elevates Mood
- Regulates Cortisol Levels
Benefit #7 Serenity
The Four Moons Serenity IV is packed with nutrients that help to calm and soothe the nervous system. We can’t always be on vacation, so when your body is craving relaxation, this IV pairs great with a few deep breaths. Two of our favorite amino acids for IV therapy are taurine and glycine. Taurine and glycine function in the nervous system by increasing levels of GABA, helping to calm the feelings of anxiety and improve mood. It also contains nutrients found in our Stress Support IV to balance cortisol and support the nervous system.
- Feeling of relaxation
- Improved mood
- Improve cognition and memory
- Regulates cortisol levels
- Calms the nervous system
- Improved sleep
Benefit #8 Antioxidant Support
On a daily basis, our bodies are faced with a multitude of factors that create free radicals. They are natural compounds created by the body through biochemical processes such as metabolism and detoxification. Unfortunately, our modern lifestyle has led to increased levels of free radicals, and this leads to disease, increased signs of aging, and inflammation. To combat these free radicals, the body needs antioxidants.
Glutathione is the body’s master antioxidant improving immune function, brightening the skin, reducing inflammation, promoting high energy, and detoxifying the body. It helps to slow the aging process and quench inflammation caused by free radicals.
- Reduce inflammation
- Boost strength and endurance
- Slows the aging process
- Reduce oxidative stress
- Support liver function
- Improves appearance of skin and hair
- Improved brain health
If you are interested in learning more about IV therapy or any of our services, please schedule a complimentary 15 minute discovery call!
About: Dr. Hannah Lollar, ND received her B.S. in Biology from San Diego State University and her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University. She has also received advanced training in Cranial Sacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation, Applied Kinesiology, Regenerative Injection Techniques, Homeopathy, Flower Essences, and Advanced IV Therapy. Areas of interest include women’s health, integrative dermatology, stress management, gastrointestinal disorders, endocrine disorders and anti-aging medicine.