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Experiencing frequent Gout flares?
IV Hydration might be just what you need!

Gout is a common type of arthritis (inflammation of the joints). It is caused when the body excessively produces uric acid or when it can’t adequately remove it from the circulation leading to a condition called hyperuricemia or increased uric acid levels in the circulation.

An increased amount of circulating uric acid causes gout as it starts to deposit in the form of urate crystals inside joints, especially small joints, all over the body causing them to inflame and cause a gout flare (or gout attack).

Symptoms of a gout flare include pain, redness, hotness, and swelling of a joint (commonly the base of the big toe) that might limit the joint’s range of movement.

Gout attacks usually develop suddenly and may awaken a person in the middle of the night as they are known to frequently occur during nighttime.

 Risk factors

  • Food: Uric acid is produced as a result of consuming large amounts of meat and seafood.
  • Drinks: Drinking large amounts of beer or fructose-sweetened beverages causes gout.
  • Health conditions: The risk of developing gout is increased in obese individuals, those with high blood pressure and those suffering from chronic heart or kidney diseases.
  • Medications: Some common medications for high blood pressure and low-dose aspirin may precipitate gout.

 Prevention of gout

  • Hydration: Drinking plenty of fluids or receiving intravenous (IV) hydration such as that offered by Vida-Flo for those who do not or cannot drink adequate amounts of water during the day is vital to avoid developing gout in the first place.

Additionally, IV hydration (Vida-Flo) and drinking plenty of fluids are important for those suffering from gout during the symptom-free periods and in between gout attacks to help prevent a recurrence.

This works by diluting the effect of circulating uric acid and increasing its natural excretion from the body in urine.

IV hydration and drinking plenty of fluids thus reduce the chances of urate crystal formation and deposition in joints thus preventing gout.

  • Limit intake of meat, poultry, and fish.
  • Avoid excessive consumption of alcohol (especially beers) and fructose-sweetened beverages.

 Treatment of gout

Treatment of gout usually involves medications. There are several treatment options available to help improve or relieve gout symptoms during an attack. Other treatments are available to prevent recurrent attacks, these work by either decreasing production of uric acid or increasing its removal from the circulation.

Additionally, IV hydration is used in the treatment of certain gout complications that may affect the kidneys by promoting adequate urine output and preventing further precipitation of uric acid.

Receiving plenty of fluids remains a cornerstone – medication-free – option in the prevention of gout attacks. This can be safely and rapidly achieved by IV hydration with Vida-Flo.

IV Hydration for recurring medical issues

Many people hear IV Hydration therapy and immediately think – Hangover Cure. Although it is true, IV fluids cure a hangover, there are many other recurring medical issues that can be effectively treated with IV saline, targeted meds and vitamin infusions. These include IBS, Crohn’s & Colitis, Gout, Whipple Disease and many other maladies that impede the ability of our body to absorb fluids, vitamins and nutrients. Vida-Flo is helping treat and create better lives for many individuals around the country that are suffering with these issues.

Don’t let Gout, IBS and many other gastrointestinal concerns control you. You can get affordable, consistent treatment in a terrific setting with Vida-Flo and our monthly memberships. ReVidalize and change your life for the best! Learn More here:

What is MIC+B12? What Can It Do For You?

What is MIC+B12?

What Can It Do For You?

When adding supplements to your daily health regimen, it’s important to ensure that one is able to experience the maximum amount of potential benefits. Much like getting a Porsche with a V6 engine, our MIC-B12 injections provide that extra “boost” needed to maximize the unlocked energy contained within this incredible vitamin.

MIC injections are used in conjunction with vitamin B12 for synergistic purposes, to intensify each others’ effects to deliver amazing results. The fat burning substances in MIC (methionine inositol choline) help the liver remove fat and aid in cholesterol distribution; when used in combination with B12, the synergy creates a greater feeling of overall energy by accelerated the metabolic process. Not only do people look and feel better, but the added breakdown of fats and cholesterols is utilized as that boost of energy to help us go about our day and accomplish our goals—our V6 in the race of life!

Dr. Brendan Doucette

Everything You need to know about Hydration IV

How to beat Dehydration with Hydration!

What is Hydration IV?

At Vida-Flo, are we offer IV hydration therapy through our blend of saline solution, sodium chloride, potassium chloride and calcium chloride. Our service helps relieve dehydration and promote overall health and wellness. Read on to learn more.

What is Dehydration?

Dehydration is the medical term for what happens when the body loses more fluids than you take in. The human body loses water by sweating and producing urine, so you must replace the lost fluids by drinking water and other beverages. Frequent urination, persistent diarrhea, vomiting, excessive sweating, and burns are some of the most common causes of dehydration.

What are the Symptoms of Dehydration?

If you think you are experiencing dehydration, you may have the following symptoms:
  • Lethargy
  • Dry mouth
  • Muscle weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
Severe dehydration may cause additional symptoms, such as:
  • Low blood pressure
  • Sunken eyes
  • Reduced perspiration
  • Dry skin
  • Increased heart rate
  • Fever

IV Hydration Therapy

Intravenous fluids replace the fluids lost through sweating, vomiting, diarrhea, and frequent urination. Vida-Flo hydrating fluids contain vitamins minerals, and electrolytes your body needs to function normally.

Types of IV Hydration Therapy

At Vida-Flo, we offer different types of intravenous fluids used to treat dehydration and promote overall wellness. Our wellness programs are designed to target your individual needs. We offer IV hydration to eliminate headaches and joint pain, stop nausea, produce energy, and boost the immune system.

Vida-Flo offers the best IV hydration therapy, so schedule your appointment now by visiting www.govidaflo.com.

Everything You Need to Know about Vida-Flo’s Afterburner

Vida-Flo has created 3 awesome targeted treatments as part of their wellness program.

Hydration therapy has endless benefits including health, wellness, energy, beauty and immunity system support. Targeted treatments work to amplify these effects and add even more benefits.

The Afterburner was designed to improve athletic performance and contains hydrating fluids, vitamin B5, vitamin B6, and vitamin B9. Read on to learn how it works.

Hydrating Fluids

When you are enjoying athletic activities, your body is working hard to support you. Sweat is produced to help keep you cool, but as you sweat you lose vital salts and minerals. The hydrating fluids in the Afterburner help to replenish the electrolytes lost during sweat, so your body can maintain hydration levels and recover faster.

Vitamin B5

Vitamin B is comprised of a subset of vitamins, which all work to support your metabolism by converting food into energy. The fifth subset, Vitamin B5 also known as pantothenic acid, helps specifically with balancing blood sugar levels, reducing bad cholesterol, lowering blood pressure, and supporting healthy nerve function. Adrenal glands and hormonal digestive tract is also impacted by vitamin B5.

Vitamin B6

The sixth subset of vitamin B6, similar to the other vitamin B5, helps the body metabolize food, but it also provides support in a wide number of other areas including carpal tunnel syndrome, premenstrual syndrome, and arthritis.

Vitamin B9

Folic acid is vitamin B9. Food that contains folic acid include leafy vegetables, fruits, beans, nuts, and many grain products. Folic acid helps the body to generate new and healthy cells. It is a great source of antioxidants and has heart health benefits, as well.

By combining hydrating fluids, vitamins B5, B6, and B9, the targeted treatment the Afterburner was created. This combination works to energize the body and support the key components including the nervous system while combating injury and boosting immunity.

Stop by your local Vida-Flo to learn more about the targeted treatments and try out the Afterburner. Click here to find a location near you.

The Secret to Spring Dewy Glowing Skin

The hottest celebrities are known for their glowing, dewy skin.

Beauties like Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, and Miranda Kerr are the envy of skin fanatics around the world. So, what is the secret to naturally beautiful glowing skin and how can you make perfect skin last?

The Beautifier targeted treatment – The answer to skin that exudes health, wellness and beauty, created by Vida-Flo with hydrating fluids, vitamin C, vitamin D, and biotin. Read on to learn how it works.

Hydrating Fluids

Dehydrated skin is damaged skin. Dryness leads to cracking and peeling of the most sensitive and noticeable area such as lips, under the eyes, and forehead. Drinking water is a great remedy for the effects of dehydration, but IV treatments from Vida-Flo work faster and most effectively by offering hydration from the inside out. Vida-Flo hydration is packed with vitamins, minerals, and electrolytes to beat damage before it starts.

Vitamin C

Collagen is the fountain of youth and beauty and as you age, your skin produces less collagen and more wrinkles, especially if you smoke or if you are stressed. Vitamin C is great way replenish a silky smooth and tight skin texture and heal the effects of aging, dark marks, and redness associated with acne. Increased vitamin C intake means skin will be noticeably smoother and younger looking with reduced fine lines and wrinkles.

Vitamin D

Sunlight is nature’s greatest source of vitamin D, but most of us aren’t spending much of any time outdoors. If you aren’t getting enough vitamin D, you may notice many health problems including dull skin, acne, damaged hair follicles, and weight gain. Supplementing vitamin D is just as effective as soaking in the sun.

Biotin

We all want shiny hair, flawless skin, and strong nails. Biotin, also known as vitamin B7, is great way to achieve this. This miracle vitamin is found in most hair and skin supplements and is synonymous with beauty.

So, if you want to improve your overall beauty and appearance, ditch the makeup and topical creams and try the Beautifier from Vida-Flo.

Energize Your Body Without Caffeine

How to Energize Your Body Without the Crashing

We all desire to rekindle the energy of our youth and go back to the days where we could operate for endless hours without side support of caffeine. Read on to learn more about how you can improve your energy level without the dehydrating effects of caffeine.

 

energize without caffeine

 

  1. Hydration

Water is root of energy, clarity, and health. Your body needs half its weight in ounces of water daily to feel hydrated and properly energized. Most of us don’t have the time or desire to chug 50 or more ounces of water daily. So, what is an alternative option? Vida-Flo created hydration therapy as a fast and effective way to hydrate the body and boost energy levels. The process takes 45 minutes and involves an IV to inject vitamins, minerals, and electrolytes directly into the body. The resulting effects is increased energy levels, immune system boost, and glowing radiant skin.

 

  1. Sleep

It seems logical that if you’re tired sleep is the remedy, but with busy schedules most of us can’t get the recommended 6 – 8 hours of sleep. If your schedule does not allow you to sleep enough, then improving the quality of your sleep can help you feel more energized. Ditch the cell phone close to bedtime and sleep in a room with complete darkness to help you fall asleep faster and deeper. During the day if you feel like taking a nap, set an alarm for 25 – 33 minutes to allow yourself a full cycle of sleep. You will wake up feeling energized and less groggy.

 

  1. Nutrition

Food is fuel. If you are eating tons of fast food, your body will feel exhausted quickly. If you desire to feel more energized, opt for better food choices. Super foods such as avocados, eggs, quinoa, and bananas, help to provide the body with fiber and proteins with an aid in the providing energy. Making healthy snack decisions throughout the day also helps to maintain energy levels.

 

 

Kick the caffeine to the curb and regain your body’s natural level of energy. The Vida-Flo hydration therapy can help you feel younger and more energized.

 

Is dehydration linked to allergies?

For those of us who suffer from allergies, as if we weren’t suffering enough we could also be dehydrated without even knowing.

 

Spring is here! The flowers are blooming, the birds and bees are starting to get busy pollinating. The change in seasons starts to stir the dormant irritants like pollen and dander. With the change in seasons, pollen and dander are at their peak. With those irritants in the air, our bodies react with sneezing, runny noses, and itchy eyes.

One of body’s first defenses against dander and pollen is the expel liquid. Starting with a sneeze, which can muster up to 95 mph of strength and expel up to 2 ounces of water in an attempt to clear our air passages. That’s why it’s also important to cover your mouth with each sneeze, as to not spray unwanted liquid matter on surfaces or people. Runny noses are also liquid and hydration leaking from the body. The body tries to combat the dry air and irritants with lubrication in the nose. Blowing your nose can lead up to 6 ounces of fluid expelled. Lastly, when those itchy eyes start to puff up, fluid builds up underneath and behind the eyes. In some of the worst cases, eyes can get so puffy and filled with fluid that they are sealed. All of our allergic reactions expel water and dehydrate the body! That’s hydration that our immune system needs to operate properly and heal from those harmful irritants.

 

allergies

 

Here’s some helpful hints to bring the hydration back in to the body.

1. Drink more water.

Refreshing and cleansing the palette can prevent and dampen the irritants like pollen and dander, before they get those pesky reactions in the body. Even if you feel the symptoms of allergies, drinking more water can help to flush pollen and dander out the system more quickly and efficiently.

2. Vida-Flo hydration therapy.

Drinking water can only go so far. Replenish the fluids from the inside out. Getting the hydration you need back into your body and you’ll actually start to soothe the nervous system. The body and immune system work at their maximum efficiency when properly hydrated. Getting the hydration from the inside is your secret weapon against allergies this season. You’ll notice your body’s energy levels start to swell, because a hydrated body is a healthy body and a healthy body is a happy body.

 

Start enjoying less allergies and more of the beauty of spring weather!

 

Achoo! How Proper Hydration Can Help with Seasonal Allergies!

Springtime is just on the horizon, but it’s not all sunshine and roses!

Spring is the season of colorful flowers, blue skies, and new life but for those who suffer from sinus pressure, headaches, and allergies, it can be a miserable season. If you suffer from springtime misery, read on to learn more about the role that hydration plays in decreasing allergy symptoms.

Dehydration and Histamines

When you are exposed to allergens like pollen and dander, your immune system responds by releasing a chemical called histamine. Histamines are responsible for the watery eyes and feelings of an itchy, sneezy nose. The primary goal of histamines is to remove allergens from the body by any means necessary. When you are dehydrated, histamines are elevated which can cause you to feel more intense allergy symptoms.

The Role of Hydration

Proper hydration can help you feel better and can aid in your immune system performing better. Here’s how:

  • Decreased mucus production – When you are hydrated your air passageways are moist and in turn less mucus is produced, because your internal water level can sufficiently protect the tissues in your air passageway.
  • Decreased histamine production – When you are hydrated, your histamine levels are balanced so you will notice less sneezing, watery eyes, and allergy symptoms.
  • Regular bowel movements – When you are properly hydrated your body doesn’t use the water reserves from your colon. This means the colon will have sufficient water to work in harmony with your body and release allergen toxins regularly.

How to Maximize Hydration

Drinking bottled water is not the most effective way to get the hydration. This is because most of us are drinking bottled water that has been stripped of vital nutrients. Real hydration will provide your body with electrolytes, vital minerals, and sodium that it needs to perform at its highest. You can get these benefits from hydration therapy.

At Vida-Flo, we specialize in hydration therapy. It is a 45 minute process in which water infused with saline, vital minerals, and electrolytes are administered through an IV. It is virtually painless and after the session, clients report feeling energized, alert, and without the symptoms of allergies.

If you want to enjoy the beautiful season of spring without feeling the effects of allergies, hydration therapy is a great option for you. Schedule your appointment today by clicking here.

How to Eliminate Jetlag Quickly and Get Back to Your Life!

If you travel regularly for business then you know there are advantages and disadvantages to this lifestyle.

The biggest advantage is that you are able to experience different cultures, foods, and settings. The biggest disadvantage is that if you are feeling jetlagged, you can’t enjoy any of it. The key to eliminating jetlag is simple. Read on to learn more.

1. Hydrate prior to travel

Being cramped in an airplane for several hours is not only uncomfortable, but it can also be a dehydrating experience. Security checkpoints almost all over the world do not allow passengers to bring water or other beverages into the airport. If you run out of time or choose not to buy overpriced airport water, you will find yourself on a plane waiting for a small cup of water which surely won’t quench your thirst.

Your body needs proper hydration prior to travel in order to limit the effects of jetlag. Hydration therapy is a great way to give your body what it needs to sustain through long airplane travel. At Vida-Flo, we offer hydration therapy that is designed to quench your thirst on a cellular level. We use IV’s to pump water with vitamins, minerals, and electrolytes straight into your system. The process takes about 45 minutes and the effects of increased energy and strengthened immunity lasts for up to a week. This means you can eliminate the effects of jetlag simply through hydration.

2.  Boost the immune system

Jetlag can often be mistaken for the onset of a cold. Your immune system is put under pressure during air travel, because germs and bacteria are trapped in the cabin. When you inhale, you ingest these germs and often this results in sickness. You feel stuffy, tired, and even nauseous after catching an airplane cold.

We recommend hydration therapy to strengthen your immune system before travel. Germs and bacteria will be no match for your body when you take the time to enhance your defense system.

3.  Provide yourself adequate rest time

Be sure to give your body rest time so you can adjust to the new time zone and climates. The body needs sleep to function at full capacity. If you have an important meeting on Monday, plan to land Sunday morning so you can rest and have time to adjust.

Let us help you be more successful as you travel for business by eliminating the effects of jetlag. Call today to get started with hydration therapy.