18 Apr Get an Athletic Performance Boost
Over 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. That’s never a good thing, but for athletes, it’s even worse. Today, we’re talking about the benefits of our Athletic Performance Package from Hydration Hero. It hydrates you, replenishes your electrolytes, and gives your body an extra boost with the Super B shot! Here’s what you’ll get out of it:
Intravenous Fluids (IVF)
The precise ingredients will depend on the solution, but for the most part, this is going to be a combination of salt and water. You’ll never receive IVF that’s purely water because your body needs a balance of water and salt in the cells—an IV with only water would flush the salt out of your cells without replacing it. Saline (a solution of water and salt) is the most common IV fluid.
Electrolytes are nutrients, some of which include calcium, potassium, and sodium. These ions or minerals are electrically charged. Some have positive charges and some have negative charges, but they all play an important role in how our bodies function.
When we exercise, our bodies lose some of these electrolytes in our sweat. When you don’t have enough electrolytes in your system, your body can suffer some pretty serious consequences. It can weaken your muscles and cause them to twitch. Low levels will mess with your blood pressure, and you might feel fatigued. In more serious scenarios, it can contribute to nervous system disorders, seizures, or an irregular heartbeat.
But what exactly do electrolytes do for our bodies? Different electrolytes help in different ways, but they assist with things like maintaining blood pH (i.e., the acidity levels of the blood), regulating blood pressure, rebuilding damaged tissue, and keeping the body hydrated. One of the main functions of electrolytes is making sure that fluid levels inside and outside of the body’s cells are balanced, which helps with muscle and nerve function.
Super B Shot
Our Super B shot contains six of eight B vitamins: B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, and B12. B1 helps to protect your immune and nervous systems, and it helps your body convert glucose into energy. B2 helps with the production of red blood cells, which carry oxygen throughout the body. B3 increases the amount of “good” HDL cholesterol in the body (if you want to learn more about “good” cholesterol vs. “bad” cholesterol, click here). B5 helps the body convert fats and carbs into energy. B6 is critical for several systems in the body, including the cardiovascular and nervous systems. B12 helps your nervous system and your brain.
The shot also contains vitamin C, which is a powerful antioxidant. Antioxidants are important because the body produces “free radicals” as part of the metabolism process. These free radicals are groups of atoms that can set off chain reactions, and the chain reactions will damage or kill cells. Antioxidants counteract these chain reactions before they can damage the cells. Exercise actually revs up the production of free radicals, so getting enough vitamin C is essential for athletes. For more information, check out this article.
Finally, the Super B shot contains three amino acids which help the liver clear out fat from your system.
Give your body the boost it needs with the Athletic Performance Package from Hydration Hero! Schedule an appointment by calling (817) 416-5698 today.