Are you looking to support your energy levels naturally, without the need for caffeine or energy drinks?
Are you sick of the midday work slump? Are you wanting to improve your stamina at the gym? If you answered yes to any or all of these, you are the perfect candidate for IV therapy! IV therapy is a fantastic way to support natural energy levels. When administered intravenously, nutrients are absorbed directly into the bloodstream, allowing them to bypass the digestive tract and head straight for the target tissues. In contrast, a large proportion of the nutrients we consume orally are poorly absorbed by our digestive system and never make it to our central nervous system at all. Unlike coffee or energy drinks, the nutrients found in our IV energy bags are natural substances that the body already recognizes and produces itself, creating steady and calming energy that can last up to a week. Read on to learn how each of these energy-producing nutrients can nourish the body, prevent cellular damage, support healthy energy levels, and rebuild muscle.
Taurine powers harder work and sounder sleep
Taurine, which is normally found in meat, fish, and dairy, is an amino acid that is great for improving energy and athletic performance. Just 7 days of taurine supplementation has been shown to result in significant increases in exercise time to exhaustion; most likely due to taurine’s superior antioxidant activity and its ability to improve cellular protection. As a result, taurine plays an important role in cardiovascular health. In addition to powering rigorous workouts, taurine has also been shown to have a modulatory effect on the neurological system and can improve sleep quality. Sleeping better at night means more energy in the daytime.
L-Carnitine drives sustained focus and optimal performance
L-carnitine is the ultimate amino acid for improving energy. It drastically improves the function of mitochondria, our body’s tiny energy producing machines located in all of our cells. Our muscles are packed full of these tiny energy machines, so when they are working optimally, we perform at our best. The other tissues that contain a lot of mitochondria are our nerves, our brain, and our heart, so supplementation of L-carnitine
aids these tissues as well. L-carnitine is also an important building block for certain neurotransmitters that are needed for optimal cognitive functioning, giving us the mental energy we require to properly match our physical energy levels.
Essential (and non-essential) amino acids build muscle and strength
Amino acids are the basic building blocks of every protein in our body. There are two types of amino acids: essential and non-essential. Our bodies can’t create the essential amino acids, so we have to rely on food or supplementation to receive them. And although our bodies can synthesize the non-essential amino acids, we are often depleted of them. These amino acids are important for supporting all of the body’s biochemical processes, such as building, growing, and repairing muscle tissue, so we add a generous dose of amino acids to our Energize™ Vitamin IV.
B Vitamins drive post-meal energy production
B vitamins tend to be very depleted in times of stress and fatigue. B5 (dexpanthenol) is a component of the coenzymes that help our body process the nutrients we use for fuel (such as fats, carbs, and protein), and fuel gives us energy! B12 (methylcobalamin) is also fantastic for supporting energy levels, as it helps convert food into energy. At Spark Health, we use Methylcobalamin, the form of vitamin B12 that can be utilized immediately by the body. This is crucial for those who have MTHFR genetic mutations that make it difficult to convert certain vitamins into their active forms.
Vitamin C combats the midday slump
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) supports healthy adrenal gland function. The adrenal glands produce hormones that help modulate our stress response, and also play a role in producing sex hormones. It just so happens that the adrenal glands require a large amount of vitamin C in order to properly make these hormones and when our adrenal glands are not functioning properly, it can lead to fatigue and low energy levels. Vitamin C is particularly difficult to supplement in large amounts without digestive side effects, which makes it a great choice for intravenous administration.
Each one of these nutrients pack a punch on their own, but when combined together in our IV energy formulas, they unlock a level of cognitive and physical functioning unachievable simply through dietary supplements or energy drinks. Our energy formulas include the Energize™ Fast Bag – a great choice for new patients or those looking for an IV experience that lasts approximately 20 minutes – and the Energize™ Bag – best for established Spark Health Patients interested in a full size IV. To learn more about our IV therapy offerings, check out our full menu of formulas or email us. We look forward to working with you to achieve your highest expression of health!
Spark Health Integrative Medicine is located in Solana Beach, San Diego County, CA. Founded in 2013, we take a collaborative approach to natural medicine, partnering with patients to help them achieve their unique health and wellness goals. If you would like to perform better in the areas of life that matter most to you, book a consultation with one of our doctors today. Call us or visit our website.
– The Spark Team