Oct 30, 2019

15 Essential Supplements to Boost Your Physical & Mental Health

15 Essential Supplements to Boost Your Physical & Mental Health

Maybe you’ve been experiencing health issues lately and it’s been a struggle just to get out of bed in the morning. Or maybe you’re in the best shape of your life, but you’re searching for that magical combination of vitamins and antioxidants that will add the dewy glow and youthful elasticity back into your skin.

While supplements won’t completely transform your overall state of health and wellness on their own, science has proven that the benefits of adding these supplemental nutrients into your diet are plentiful and very much real.

Below, you’ll discover 15 of the most essential supplements you should consider to boost your physical and mental health.

1. Selenium “Vitamin E”

Vitamin E and selenium are antioxidants that support healthy reproduction, thyroid gland function, and the production of DNA.

These antioxidants help fight the destruction caused by free radicals within the body. Free radicals are unstable molecules that cause damage to your cells and wreak havoc on your skin, which in turn speeds up the aging process.

Selenium helps to limit the number of free radicals in your body, which results in reduced oxidative stress (this is stress that results from the imbalance of free radicals and antioxidants).

Why is this a good thing? Because oxidative stress is linked to chronic conditions such as:

On the other hand, lower levels of oxidative stress in the body can reduce inflammation and boost immune health.

Supplemental selenium may even reduce the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation. In a study founded by the Department of Radiotherapy at Germany’s Lippe Hospital, researchers found that selenium supplements enhanced the quality of life of women with cervical and uterine cancers.

Luckily, you don’t have to be part of an international research study to reap the benefits of vitamin E and selenium supplements. You can get a dose of this valuable combination straight to your bloodstream via mobile IV hydration treatments like these therapies from Oasis Hydration:

2. Magnesium

Magnesium is a mineral with nearly endless health benefits.

This mineral:

It’s also one of 7 essential macrominerals, or nutrients that should be ingested in fairly large daily amounts. In fact, experts recommend that you consume at least 100mg of magnesium each day.

Ceramic bowl full of healthy, magnesium-rich almonds.

While you can get your recommended dose of magnesium via your diet (almonds, sunflower seeds, and shrimp all contain this vital mineral), many people–especially women–have deficient magnesium levels.

In fact, a study by the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine concluded that up to 75% of people are not meeting the recommended daily intake of magnesium.

Because magnesium plays a key role in more than 300 enzymatic reactions in the body (including proper muscle and nerve function, blood glucose regulation, and metabolism of food and calcium), low levels of this mineral can result in decreased energy, fatigue, muscle cramps, and even osteoporosis.

Luckily, you can increase your magnesium levels with supplements such as capsules or intravenous vitamin treatments. At Oasis Hydration, we offer two different IV hydration therapy treatments that include magnesium:

3. Vitamin C “Ascorbic Acid”

Vitamin C, also known as “ascorbic acid,” is a water-soluble vitamin and antioxidant that helps protect cells from dangerous free radicals. It assists in the formation of collagen and maintenance of cartilage, bones, and teeth. It also helps protect against immune system deficiencies and harmful chronic conditions like cardiovascular disease.

Additional benefits of vitamin C include:

Experts recommend that women aged 19+ ingest 75 mg of vitamin C per day, while men aged 19+ should consume about 90mg daily. While your body can absorb vitamin C through a variety of fruits and vegetables, from strawberries and oranges to leafy greens, you may find that it’s difficult to get the proper amount your body requires. That’s why more and more people are turning to supplements and IV hydration therapies.

If you’re interested in exploring IV vitamin treatments that include vitamin C, check out these saline-nutrient cocktails on our “IV Hydration Therapies” page:

4. L-Taurine

L-Taurine is an amino acid that occurs naturally within the body. It offers nearly endless health benefits, including:

L-Taurine has also been proven to treat anxiety, make cancer drugs more effective, and help to prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.

Some studies indicate that people with specific illnesses and conditions, such as heart disease, epilepsy, and diabetes, could benefit from L-Taurine supplements. You can find these amino acid supplements in pill form, in certain energy drinks, and in IV hydration therapies like our Strength & Recovery treatment.

5. MIC (Methionine, Inositol, Choline) / Carnitine / B1 / B5 “Lipo-C”

These compounds are lipotropic substances, meaning they assist with the breakdown of fat during the metabolism process in the body. Not only do they work together to increase metabolism, but they also boost energy levels to promote a healthy body weight.

Strong, healthy man holding a difficult yoga pose on a purple yoga mat.

Here’s a quick overview of each of these substances:

You’ll find a combination of MIC, carnitine, B1, and B5 “lipo-C” in our Detox & Wellness IV hydration treatment, which serves to naturally supplement your weight loss efforts through a vital cocktail of vitamins and hydration.

6. L-Glutathione

This powerful and naturally-produced antioxidant plays a key role in several bodily processes, from the building and repairing of tissue to enhanced immune system support. It can help you to prevent (or recover from) a vast number of diseases and may help to slow the aging process.

Here are two IV hydration therapy treatments we offer that include L-Glutathione:

7. Zinc

Zinc is a trace element, or micromineral, that makes up parts of various cells, enzymes, and hormones within the body. It occurs naturally in small amounts within living tissues.

It also:

Microminerals like zinc are required in very small amounts, as they’re vital for maintaining proper health. If your body doesn’t ingest and maintain the proper amount of zinc, you could face the unfortunate symptoms of nutritional deficiency, such as weakness, fatigue, hair loss, constipation, and difficulty breathing.

Because bodies don’t naturally produce zinc, you can only obtain it through certain food sources (red meat, seafood, eggs) or through supplements. At Oasis Hydration, we offer a Health & Immunity IV hydration treatment that combines zinc, B-complex, L-glutathione, and vitamin C to promote healing and immune support.

8. Folic Acid

Folic acid is a type of B vitamin that helps the body produce and maintain new cells. It’s the synthetic (man-made) form of folate, which is the water-soluble vitamin frequently referred to as vitamin B9.

Folate occurs naturally in foods such as eggs, legumes, leafy greens, and asparagus. Folic acid, on the other hand, is frequently added to refined grain products and other fortified foods, including various breads and cereals.

Folate-rich spinach and leafy greens in a blue ceramic bowl.

According to Healthline.com, the typical adult requires 400 mcg (micrograms) of folate per day. However, research from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows that many people don’t eat enough foods naturally rich in folate to meet their needs.

One way to get the folic acid your body craves is through IV vitamin therapy. At Oasis Hydration, we include folic acid in an improved version of the Myers’ Cocktail known as the Revive & Energize treatment.

Like the Myers’ Cocktail, this treatment combines B-complex with vitamin C to effectively treat health conditions such as migraines, depression, fatigue, and fibromyoma. However, our treatment blends these essential vitamins with folic acid, L-lysine, and selenium (vitamin E). The addition of these beneficial antioxidants and amino acids promotes overall wellness and further improves the function of your skin, bones, muscles, and immune system.

You can learn more about the Revive & Energize treatment or explore our ingredient list here.

9. B12

B12 is an essential vitamin that promotes healthy metabolism. It plays many other key roles within the body as well, including:

According to the Office of Dietary Supplements, the recommended daily intake of B12 for the average adult is 2.4 mcg. Foods that produce B12 include fish (salmon, trout, and tuna), clams, beef, and liver.

Bad news first: our bodies don’t store this essential vitamin in our systems for very long periods once consumed–nor do humans produce it naturally. Additionally, it can become harder for our bodies to absorb this vitamin as we age. And unfortunately, B12 deficiencies can result in symptoms such as anemia, fatigue, weakness, constipation, and loss of appetite.

The good news? Supplements are an easy way to ingest B12 on a regular basis. One of the best ways to ingest supplements is via a booster shot capable of targeting specific goals, such as increasing energy or speeding up your metabolism.

At Oasis Hydration, we offer two different booster shots to supplement your health:

10. B-7 “Biotin”

B-7 is a water-soluble B-complex vitamin frequently referred to as biotin, vitamin B, or vitamin H. A crucial component of various bodily enzymes that work to break down carbohydrates and fats, biotin also supports:

Lauren Graf, clinical dietitian for Montefiore-Einstein Cardiac Wellness Program in New York, speaks highly of the importance of biotin for healthy skin, hair, and nails. "Low levels of biotin can lead to brittle nails and thinning hair,” she says.

“There is some evidence that biotin supplements can help prevent hair thinning, especially if you are deficient.”

Beautiful smiling woman with healthy hair rich in biotin.

One of the best ways to ingest this wonder vitamin is through an intravenous solution. IV treatments combine biotin with other essential ingredients to promote anti-aging, healthier skin, stronger hair and nails, proper hydration, and general health and wellness.

You’ll find B-7 “biotin” in our Skin & Beauty IV hydration therapy treatment. This treatment promotes youth, radiance, and rejuvenation by neutralizing the major causes of aging, ensuring you leave our mobile IV hydration spa with a renewed energy and youthful glow.

11. B-Complex

B-Complex is a combination of 8 different B vitamins:

These water-soluble vitamins are essential for a healthy liver, as they help your body to flush out toxins. They also assist with energy production and support:

Your doctor may suggest B-complex as a supplement to help treat or prevent vitamin deficiencies, which could result from poor diet or illness.

Because B-complex is beneficial for so many different body functions, we include this vital ingredient in a number of IV hydration treatments:

You can learn more about these IV hydration treatments or learn more about the numerous benefits of IV hydration therapy.

12. L-Lysine

L-lysine is an amino acid that supports the biosynthesis of protein. One of its key roles within the body is to help distribute fat across your cells so they can burn it to give you energy. In various studies, L-lysine has also been proven to reduce stress and anxiety.

The Institute of Life Sciences in Japan conducted a study of 108 healthy adults and found that a week-long treatment of L-lysine (2.64 g per day) and L-arginine (2.64 g per day) significantly minimized stress-induced anxiety. It even lowered levels of the stress hormone known as cortisol.

Calm and peaceful woman in a white t-shirt relaxing in a botanical garden.

L-Lysine is one of nine essential amino acids necessary for normal growth and tissue repair. It cannot be created by the body, and instead must be ingested via supplements or food (red meat, fish, and dairy).

You’ll find this amino acid within our Revive & Energize IV hydration therapy treatment, an improved version of the Myers’ Cocktail which enhances mind-body wellness.

13. COQ10

COQ10 is a compound that occurs naturally in the body and helps produce energy within cells. It is stored in the mitochondria of cells, where it is protected from oxidative damage as well as viruses and bacteria which cause diseases.

According to a 2014 study performed by a number of Spanish universities, many neurodegenerative disorders (including diabetes, fibromyalgia, and cardiovascular disease) are linked to low levels of COQ10 in the body. While it’s not clear if these low levels are the cause or the result of these disorders, the nutrient does have several studied and proven benefits.

COQ10 may reduce the risk of dying from heart problems. It also performs as an antioxidant and helps to neutralize the aging process by reducing wrinkles and sagging of skin. However, the body’s production of this nutrient tends to slow with age.

Fortunately, COQ10 is a supplement you can ingest through means such as capsules, sprays, tablets, or IV hydration therapy. Discover how our Skin & Beauty IV treatment combines COQ10 with other vital ingredients to promote youth, radiance, and rejuvenation.

14. L-Carnitine

L-carnitine is a nutrient and dietary supplement derived from an amino acid. As a naturally occurring weight loss supplement, L-carnitine boosts mitochondria and helps your body burn fat.

This nutrient also:

You can find L-carnitine in foods such as beef, chicken breast, codfish, asparagus, and some whole grains–or in our Detox & Wellness IV treatment designed to naturally supplement your weight loss efforts.

Learn more about how the right combination of antioxidants, minerals, amino acids, and hydration in an IV spa treatment can improve your athletic performance and speed up your recovery time.

15. Zofran

Zofran is an antiemetic and selective 5-HT3 receptor antagonist, which is a class of drugs used to treat motion sickness and prevent nausea and vomiting caused by surgery or chemotherapy. Zofran works by blocking the ability of certain bodily chemicals to trigger nausea and vomiting.

While Zofran isn’t an ingredient you’re likely to benefit from on a regular basis, it can be a miracle drug after a night of heavy drinking with friends. Already effective in an orally disintegrating tablet, Zofran can be even more fast-acting and potent in the form of an intravenous solution.

Hungover woman lying on the couch with a fuzzy blue blanket.

Our Hydrate & Restore IV hydration treatment sends a dose of Zofran straight to your bloodstream. We combine this miracle hangover cure with key ingredients such as saline-infused acetaminophen (Tylenol) and Pepcid (treats acid indigestion) to tackle all your nasty hangover symptoms, from dehydration, fatigue, and insomnia to headaches and muscle aches.

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