Athletes are extremely aware of how their bodies perform on a day-to-day basis. Each individual athlete has his or her own specific regiment of prep that allows them to execute their activity at an optimal level. From kinesiology tape, ankle wraps, wrist guards and more as means of external protection, there is also an often-unobserved level of thought that goes into protecting the body internally.
When it comes to recovery, the faster an athlete can rehydrate, the better. Muscle recovery is delayed if a person is dehydrated. Replenishing fluids efficiently after a tough exercise routine can be tricky, however.
Luckily, IV therapy provides a great solution because IVs bypass the GI tract allowing rehydration to happen at a faster rate. All of the nutrients in the drip are placed directly into the bloodstream. Getting fluids immediately into the bloodstream can offer an advantage when there’s little time available for rehydration, such as when a football player needs to get right back on the field after halftime.
OR, imagine a runner trying to quickly take in a whole gallon of water after a race. This feat would be near impossible, and the action may cause vomiting that would void the entire process. IV Therapy allows for re-hydration to occur must faster than manual, oral efforts.