Sports Drinks Vs. IV Hydration

Sports Drinks Vs. IV Hydration

Every athlete knows that staying hydrated is of the utmost importance, whether you are training, competing or just in recovery mode. However, staying hydrated isn’t always as simple as drinking eight glasses of water per day. Many things can dehydrate you, especially if you are working out and staying active. When working out, you tend to lose valuable electrolytes in the body, which need to be replenished in order to recover and refuel.

This is where sports drinks come in. These drinks were made to provide you with the electrolytes that water alone simply cannot. However, sports drinks are not without fault. This is why we want to take the time to look at how sports drinks can match up to what has proven to be one of the most efficient and popular ways of infiltrating the body with electrolytes: IV fluid therapies. Here at LT Men’s Clinic we proudly offer our IV Hydration treatments for our patients who not only want to rehydrate the body with fluids but get those valuable electrolytes that they need.

For those who are still wondering if sports drinks alone will do the trick, let’s take a look and see how they compare to IV Hydration.

  • IV Hydration provides you with fluids right away. When you drink sports drinks or even water, the fluids need to go through your digestive system before they can reach the other organs and areas of your body that need it the most. This causes you to lose a lot of the fluid and a lot of the electrolytes in the process. IV therapies on the other hand, are inserted directly into the veins, so the fluids go directly into the system and right where you need.


  • Sports drinks have a lot of extras you don’t need. While sports drinks do have electrolytes, they also have a lot of sugar and sodium. They also have a lot of calories in them. So, while the electrolytes may help with recovery, that sugar and sodium are going to do more harm than good. With IV Hydration, you only get what you need, delivered directly into your body. So no sugars, no salt, and no extra calories.


  • IV Hydration can be customized to fit your needs. Unfortunately, sports drinks are pretty much a one-size-fits-all deal. IV hydration, on the other hand, can be customized based on what you need. Plus, you can add a number of different B and C vitamins that your body craves right into your IV, meaning you can enjoy way more benefits than you would by drinking sports drinks.

If you have questions about IV Hydration treatments, give LT Men’s Clinic a call at 817-369-3605 to schedule an appointment today. We can help you see first-hand the benefits of this popular treatment and more about what it can do for you.