Norman Regional Health System

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Intravenous (IV) therapy has become a popular and effective treatment option for a variety of health conditions and can also be used to improve overall wellness. It has established itself as a staple in functional medicine and sports medicine as both athletes and non-athletes can benefit from the quick and efficient delivery of nutrients, vitamins, and minerals directly into the bloodstream.

Norman Regional’s functional sports medicine clinic, NMOTION, has improved the performance and well-being of many patients through the use of IV therapy. Let’s dive into what makes IV therapy so sought after.

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Benefits of IV Therapy:

  • Improved Performance: IV therapy can help improve athletic performance by providing the body with essential nutrients and vitamins, such as B-complex vitamins and antioxidants that help reduce inflammation, boost energy, and improve endurance.
  • Faster Recovery: Athletes put a lot of stress on their bodies and IV therapy can help speed up recovery after intense workouts or competitions. By delivering hydration, vitamins, and minerals directly into the bloodstream, the body can recover faster and be ready for the next workout or competition.
  • Prevention of Dehydration: Dehydration is a common problem for not only athletes, but most Americans. During intense activities it can negatively impact performance. IV therapy can help prevent dehydration by delivering fluids and electrolytes directly into the bloodstream. A study by the Journal of the American College of Nutrition revealed that athletes can lose up to 300ml of fluid per hour of vigorous physical activity through sweat. That’s a lot of lost water and nutrients!
  • Boost Immune System: IV therapy can help boost the immune system by delivering essential vitamins and minerals directly into the bloodstream. This can help fight off infections and illnesses and keep you healthy.
  • Migraine Relief: IV therapy can help relieve migraine headaches by delivering a combination of vitamins, minerals, and anti-inflammatory medications directly into the bloodstream.
  • Detoxification: IV therapy can help support the body's natural detoxification process by delivering vitamins and minerals that support liver function and help eliminate toxins from the body.

Whether you're an athlete or a non-athlete, IV therapy can provide a variety of health benefits and improve your overall wellness. If any of the above benefits seem like they would help you in your day-to-day activities, you can get IV therapy treatment at NMOTION. Schedule an appointment today by calling 405-515-4040.