Oct 02, 2019

8 IV Hydration Therapy Benefits for a Healthy Body & Mind

8 IV Hydration Therapy Benefits for a Healthy Body & Mind

As human beings, we’re bombarded with health advice on a regular basis. Get 8 hours of sleep per night. Walk 10,000 steps a day. Eat your leafy greens and vegetables. Drink plenty of water.

But what if there were an easier (and more efficient) way to accomplish your health goals? When it comes to staying hydrated, there is.

IV hydration therapy is a safe and effective way to not only revitalize your body by providing the hydration it craves, but to nourish your bloodstream by delivering a steady dose of essential vitamins and nutrients tailored specifically to you.

From immune support to reduced stress and anxiety, here are 8 IV hydration therapy benefits for a healthy body and mind:

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1. Anti-Aging Benefits

IV drips are a fantastic way to instantly rejuvenate your hair, skin, and nails. In fact, the combination of fluids with crucial vitamins and minerals works within your body to actually slow down the aging process.

Anti-aging benefits of IV hydration therapy include:

Fighting the Damage Done by Free Radicals

IV therapy sends a dose of beneficial antioxidants directly to your skin to help prevent the damage caused by free radicals.

“Free radicals are unstable molecules that can cause damage to our cells,” says Dr. Noelani González, M.D., Director of Cosmetic Dermatology at New York City’s Mount Sinai West. Because these free radicals are missing electrons in their outer shells, they seek out other atoms or molecules with these electrons in order to feel complete.

This process can wreak havoc on your skin and subsequently speed up the aging process. And unfortunately, many common causes of free radicals (air pollution, pesticides, and sunlight) can be difficult to avoid.

One way to fight off the damage caused by free radicals is with a specialized dose of vitamins and fluids designed to protect your youthful glow. You’ll find that the free-radical-fighting ingredients in our Skin and Beauty treatment neutralize the major causes of aging to promote youth, radiance, and rejuvenation.

Our Key Anti-Aging Ingredients

Here’s a quick overview of four vital ingredients in our Skin and Beauty hydration treatment:

2. Boost to Your Immune System

IV hydration therapy can provide your body with the fluids it needs to protect your immune system during cold and flu season, throughout stressful times in your life, and in germ-ridden environments you’re unable to avoid.

When you’re sick, your body creates and drains mucus, which causes it to lose much of its fluid. And when you have a fever, the fever draws moisture from your body, which can result in dehydration.

In the face of sickness or infection, IV treatments can help you feel better faster by:

How Vitamin C Improves Immune Health

Hydration therapy can also help you get better faster by delivering the extra vitamins and nutrients your body needs to fight off illness. One of these vitamins is Vitamin C, also known as “ascorbic acid.”

Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin whose numerous health benefits include protection against immune system deficiencies and cardiovascular disease. If your body is lacking in Vitamin C, you may experience immune system deficiencies, more frequent (and longer-lasting) colds, and even increased vulnerability to infections.

That’s why Vitamin C is one of the most important ingredients in our Health & Immunity (H&I) treatment for overall body wellness. You can learn more about the benefits of our H&I treatment here.

3. Better Digestive Health

IV hydration therapy promotes digestive health by reducing bloating in your body and minimizing abdominal discomfort caused by gastrointestinal issues. IVs are capable of delivering the fluids your body needs to stay properly hydrated and therefore aid your digestion.

The Role of Hydration in Digestive Health

Dehydration is one of the most common causes of chronic constipation. That’s because your large intestine soaks up water from the food you eat. When you don’t have enough water left over, your body can create hard stools that are difficult to pass.

IV hydration treatments such as our Revive & Energize (R&E) treatment provide the fluids your body needs to break down the food you eat, absorb its nutrients, and soften your stool, thereby preventing constipation. This treatment combines five powerful ingredients to improve your digestive health, body functions, and overall wellness.

Read more about this treatment or explore our ingredient list here.

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4. Enhanced Quality of Sleep

Interesting fact of the day: dehydration and nutritional deficiencies can actually contribute to your inability to sleep (or sleep well).

Dehydration + Sleep

According to the National Sleep Foundation, falling asleep while even mildly dehydrated can cause sleep-disruptive snoring, nocturnal leg cramps, and fragmented sleep–all of which can result in reduced concentration and increased fatigue. You also lose some of your body fluids simply by breathing throughout the night, which can exacerbate your dehydration status.

Vitamin Deficiencies + Sleep

Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania conducted a sleep study in 2013 which found that participants with lower levels of Vitamin C in their blood experienced more frequent nightly sleep disturbances and exhibited a greater risk for sleep disorders.

Furthermore, a 2009 study by researchers at the University of Delhi found that subjects who took a combination of Vitamin C and Vitamin E twice daily showed reduced symptoms of sleep apnea. This resulted in better quality sleep and decreased daytime sleepiness.

Revive & Energize a Tired Mind

Our IV hydration treatments combat both dehydration and nutritional deficiencies to help you get a better night’s sleep. How? By delivering a steady stream of hydrating fluids and essential vitamins directly to your bloodstream.

You’ll find Vitamin C in nearly all of our IV hydration therapies, and both Vitamin C and Vitamin E in our Revive & Energize (R&E) treatment. You can learn more about the core benefits and applications of our R&E treatment here.

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5. Reduced Stress and Anxiety

Did you know that staying well hydrated can actually keep your stress levels low? Studies have shown that dehydration can increase the stress hormone known as cortisol. That’s because depriving your organs of the fluids they crave puts additional stress on your body.

Once you’re under stress, you’re likely to become even more dehydrated, shares Renee Melton, MS, RD, LD, director of nutrition for diet program Sensei. Why? “Because your heart rate is up and you’re breathing more heavily, so you’re losing fluid.”

The Detrimental Effects of Stress

Everyone experiences some stress from time to time, but chronic stress can be seriously detrimental to your overall mental and physical health. Chronic stress can cause pervasive headaches, frequent insomnia, and decreased productivity.

More serious effects of stress include:

Treating Stress with Hydration

Our IV hydration treatments deliver a perfect cocktail of hydrating fluids and stress-relieving vitamins and supplements to keep you both hydrated and relaxed. From magnesium to L-TAURINE, we provide the ingredients you need to effectively calm your nerves and reduce your anxiety.

View our IV hydration treatments here or explore our ingredient list here.

6. Weight Loss Support

Proper hydration has been proven to play an important role in the digestion process and in healthy muscle function–both factors which aid weight loss efforts.

When your body is properly hydrated, your kidneys are able to dispel toxins and waste while retaining the nutrients and electrolytes you need to stay energized and healthy. Plus, your body needs to be hydrated in order to initiate lipolysis, or the process of metabolizing fats and carbohydrates.

Supplementing Weight Loss with a Combination of Amino Acids & Hydration

Our Detox & Wellness (D&W) treatment is designed to naturally supplement your weight loss efforts by delivering to your body essential fluids, vitamins, and amino acids that support increased energy and appetite suppression.

Additional benefits of the D&W treatment include:

Feeling skeptical? Here’s an overview of the weight loss ingredients our treatment delivers directly to your bloodstream:

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7. Elevated Athletic Performance

The combination of antioxidants, minerals, and amino acids in an IV spa treatment can help prepare your body for athletic competition and assist in your speedy recovery afterward.

The Role of Amino Acids in Athletic Performance & Recovery

Amino acids are organic compounds within your body that combine to form proteins. Your body uses the proteins they create to repair damaged tissue and boost your energy levels.

These amino acids, in combination with essential antioxidants and minerals, can provide you with the following benefits:

IV Hydration for Strength & Muscle Function

At Oasis Hydration, we offer a Strength and Recovery treatment consisting of 3 core ingredients to help you prep for an athletic performance or recover from a tough workout:

8. Effective Hangover Treatment

If you’ve ever had a hangover, you’re likely familiar with the symptoms you have to deal with the day after heavy drinking. Some are mildly annoying while others can make you feel downright miserable.

Frequent hangover symptoms include:

The Relationship Between Alcohol & Dehydration

Did you know that many of these hangover symptoms occur due to dehydration? Alcohol is a diuretic, which means that it causes your body to remove fluids from your blood and expel water through your urine at a quicker rate than other liquids. The implication is that you’re highly likely to become dehydrated while drinking alcohol.

Unfortunately, hangovers can last anywhere from a few hours to nearly 72 hours after heavy drinking, and there’s no magic number of drinks that will ensure you wake up feeling bright-eyed and rested.

Treating a Hangover with Hydration Therapy

The good news: a combination of IV vitamins and IV hydration can help combat your hangover and cure your symptoms faster and more effectively than common hangover treatments like Gatorade or Pedialyte.

Our H&R (Hydrate and Restore) treatment is designed to cure your hangover by allowing your body to directly absorb a vital combination of vitamins, minerals, fluid, and pain medicine. It includes ingredients such as:

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