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.

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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 Overall Benefits of Hydration Therapy

Hydration therapy is a revolutionary treatment developed by Vida-Flo to quickly and effectively rehydrate your body! 

This treatment is used by professional athletes and everyday people as a dehydration treatment. Here are a few facts and benefits of Vida-Flo’s hydration therapy.

Beauty and Wellness

Water is the foundation of beauty and wellness. Most people aren’t getting enough water to keep them looking and feeling great. Even those who drink the recommended amount of water can still experience the effects of dehydration, which includes dry mouth, exhaustion, and headaches. This is because not all water is created equally and after undergoing processing, most bottled water has become acidic. Human bodies need to maintain a balanced pH level to feel healthy which means alkalized hydration is key.

Vida-Flo is a leading dehydration clinic that specializes in hydration therapy to provide alkalized hydration that is packed full of essential electrolytes to truly replenish the body. The effects of adequate hydration include glowing and even-toned skin, reduced blemishes and healthy hair. It’s a fact that looking good feels good, so wellness begins from within!

Energy and Revitalization 

Your energy levels deplete when you are dehydrated, which means you can’t perform your best in your favorite physical activities. In addition, when you sweat, you lose essential salt that your body needs to function at full capacity while active. If you are exercising while dehydrated, you are more likely to sustain injuries, you will have a harder time losing fat, and your body will feel sore much longer.

Vida-Flo’s hydration therapy is used by top athletes and sports professionals, because it is an effective way to prevent physical fatigue and recover faster. Vida-Flo’s hydration therapy is applied through an IV and uses 1000ML bags that consists of normal saline (0.9% sodium chloride), which replaces vital salt lost in exercise. The bags also contain electrolytes of potassium, calcium and lactate, which are essential to fat loss and speedy muscle recovery. Exercise is a great way to boost your energy and with proper hydration your body will perform at its highest capacity.

Illness Recovery

The occasional cold is a normal part of life. Germs easily travel from surfaces into our systems and cause us to experience congestion, stuffy noses, sore throats, and variety of other symptoms. Having a cold is normal, but feeling sick for more than 3 days isn’t. Most common cold related hospital visits are treated simply with hydration therapy.

Vida-Flo’s hydration therapy can beat the common cold. Save yourself a trip to the medic and get a hydration boost that will help your immune system fight the common cold and prevent future illnesses.

Vida-Flo’s hydration therapy has these benefits and many more. Get started today with your customized hydration treatment at your local Vida-Flo!

WINTERTIME DEHYDRATION FAQS

Although we have recently received some snow here in the high country, it has been a considerably mild winter in Breckenridge. Unfortunately for visitors and residents alike, this can lead to increased cases of dehydration, turning a fun day on the slopes into an unpleasant experience. In today’s post, we will take a closer look at wintertime dehydration and what you can do to alleviate the symptoms of this troublesome condition.

At Vida-Flo, we are America’s hydration experts, offering Breckenridge visitors and natives efficient and affordable dehydration treatments. With a clinic that is located conveniently off of Main Street, we are here to serve all of your hydration needs, not only in the wintertime, but all year round. Book your appointment today!

Is Dehydration Possible in Winter?

In the hot summer months, it is easy to be mindful of drinking enough water to keep our hydration levels up. However, during winter it can be easy to forget about drinking enough water to ensure that our body gets the hydration it needs. Many of us don’t think of dehydration as a wintertime concern, leaving us particularly vulnerable to the condition. In truth, your hydration needs are just as important during the winter months as they are during the summer, especially if you are someone who enjoys participating in the snowy activities our community boasts.

Although some like to take it easy during the snowy season, there are many people who remain very active in the winter. Activities such as skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and ice skating are fun, but they are also sure to get your heart pumping. It is also likely that you will break a sweat when participating in these activities, and even shoveling outdoors is enough of a workout for some. When paired with the use of fireplaces, layered clothing, and dry air, these activities pack a one-two punch on your hydration levels, and while it may seem like somewhat of a misnomer, winter dehydration is possible.

Am I Dehydrated?

With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it can be difficult to drink enough water, and many of us find ourselves in a “holiday hangover” come January. The symptoms of wintertime dehydration are no different from those during other seasons, and some of them mimic the symptoms of a common cold. Dehydration treatment may be necessary if you find yourself experiencing the following symptoms:

  • Dry mouth and lack of skin elasticity
  • Fatigue and irritability
  • Thirstiness
  • Headaches and dizziness
  • Fever
  • Low blood pressure

When considered individually, these conditions may not seem indicative of a major health concern, but they may be the only warning signs you receive at the onset of dehydration. Once dehydration is recognized, it may take several days to bring your body back into balance.

How Can I Quickly Rehydrate?

Thankfully, there is a quicker way to deliver the hydration and electrolytes your body needs for optimal performance during the winter months: IV hydration therapy. When properly administered by physician assistants, registered nurses, and nurse practitioners, IV therapy is one of the fastest ways to rehydrate your parched body. In fact, when you receive this type of dehydration treatment, you can get the same hydration benefits as you would from drinking more than two gallons of water — all without the health risks and side effects associated with trying to drink that much fluid in a short period of time. Even better, you can achieve healthy levels of dehydration in less than an hour, allowing you to get back to your day quickly.

BRECKENRIDGE DEHYDRATION TREATMENT

Vida-Flo in Breckenridge offers membership plans and various packages to make maintaining proper hydration levels simple and affordable. Whether you prefer targeted treatments that are designed to enhance health, wellness, and athletic performance or you are interested in a more personalized dehydration treatment, we have your needs covered. Our treatments contain saline, potassium, calcium, and lactate for optimal hydration, but they can also be enhanced with medications and essential vitamins to provide a dual benefit. When it comes to providing high-quality dehydration treatments, the Vida-Flo team is here for you.

Are you ready to experience the Vida-Flo difference for yourself? You can begin your journey to optimal hydration for as little as $69 per month. Call our Breckenridge clinic at 970-423-6555 today to get started. We look forward to speaking with you!

TIPS FOR ATTENDING THE IROQUOIS STEEPLECHASE IN NASHVILLE

The Iroquois Steeplechase has been Nashville’s rite of spring since 1941, attracting more than 25,000 spectators to watch the best horses and riders in the world. If you plan on attending Nashville’s 76th Iroquois Steeplechase on May 13, 2017 at Percy Warner Park, you’re in for a real treat! A perfect outing for the whole family, this annual horse race is a great way to enjoy a long standing southern tradition that benefits the Monroe Carrell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Before you start planning for your first Steeplechase excursion, consider the tips below.

Dress To Impress

From head to toe, the Iroquois Steeplechase is all about dressing to impress. Most men and women start prepping their outfit months in advance, sporting bright colors and large floppy hats. For ladies, if you have the option, try to avoid sporting heels in your southern attire. There’s nothing worse than sinking into the grass with every step you take, so consider sporting wedges or sandals. After a few hours at the event, you’re feet will thank you!

Stay Hydrated

It’s easy to forget about hydrating when you’re watching a horse race, however it’s critical to drink water throughout the day to ensure you don’t get dehydrated. The Nashville sun shows no mercy, especially in the early Spring, so make sure you’re getting sips of water in between the alcoholic beverages available.

If you’re nervous about staying hydrated during the Iroquois Steeplechase, consider stopping by Vida-Flo in Nashville before the event for one of our IV hydration treatments. We offer a variety of hydration packages to meet your specific needs, whether you’re looking to boost your immunity the day before the race or after. If you wake up with a treacherous hangover after Steeplechase, we offer IV treatments specifically designed to cure hangovers as well. Book an appointment with our IV hydration experts today!

Bring Cash For Food Trucks

If you don’t plan to bring your own tailgating fare to the Iroquois Steeplechase, there will be a plethora of mobile food trucks onsite to indulge in. Make sure to bring cash for the food trucks, as some vendors may not have the ability to run credit cards remotely. If you do plan on bringing food to enjoy throughout the day, make sure you don’t pack anything in a glass container, as glass items are not allowed at the event.

Arrive Early & Go With The Flow

While attending Steeplechase is an event in and of itself, it can be a little hectic with more than 25,000 people walking around. In order to make your Steeplechase experience a stress free one, make sure to arrive at Percy Warner Park early, as parking can be overwhelming. If you don’t have a tailgating pass, you will have to park in the general parking area to take a bus to the entrance.

Vida-Flo in Nashville offers IV hydration treatments for a variety of ailments including colds, migraines, fatigue and alcohol overindulgence. Stop by our hydration therapy clinic today to learn more!

TIPS TO PREPARE FOR THE NASHVILLE HOT CHOCOLATE 15K and 5K

If you signed up to participate in the Hot Chocolate 15K & 5K in Nashville, there are a few things you can do to successfully prepare for the big day. Whether you’re a novice runner or an experienced marathon competitor, below are a few tips to maximize your efforts on the day of the big race.

Get Some Sleep Two Nights Before

Running a marathon can be exciting and nerve-wracking, so it’s important to get plenty of rest at least two days prior to the race. Pre-race jitters have the tendency to strike the night before the big race, which can have a negative effect on your quality of sleep and overall marathon performance. Make sure you get plenty of sleep the two nights leading up to the Hot Chocolate Marathon so you are well-rested to run your best.

Keep Your Training Light

During race week, your training mileage should decrease so as not to burn yourself out. At this point in your training regimen, you should focus on getting enough rest so your legs are ready for the big race. During the week of your race, try to schedule two or three short runs. Two days out from the marathon, make sure to take a day of rest.

Get There Early

The morning of the Nashville Hot Chocolate marathon, give yourself plenty of time to get to the race site and warm up. You’ll need to figure out a variety of things, including parking, packet pick-up and warming your body up before the race begins. Try to arrive at the race site at least 60 minutes prior to start time so you have plenty of time to get to the starting line.

Get IV Hydration Therapy

If you haven’t been able to hydrate as much as you’d like before the race, consider stopping by Vida-Flo for one of our IV hydration therapy treatments. While there are several supplements and sports drinks out there that promise improved athletic performance, IV hydration therapy is a surefire way to increase the length and productivity of your workout. We work with marathon runners before every Nashville marathon to ensure they are completely hydrated and energized for the race.

Eat A Good Breakfast

On the morning of the big race, be sure to eat a healthy breakfast. Try aiming to eat about two hours prior to the race to ensure your body has plenty of time to digest your breakfast, otherwise you could run the risk of getting a cramp halfway through. Keep your meal simple and make sure you’re eating items that are high energy and easy to digest. A bowl of oatmeal with dried fruit is a great option, or a bagel with peanut butter will do the trick.

At Vida-Flo in Nashville, we’re proud to be a leading provider of IV hydration therapy for athletes and marathon runners. When you visit our facility, we’ll take the time to learn about your fitness goals before recommending the best hydration therapy treatment for you.

EASY HYDRATION TIPS AFTER A WORKOUT

Is getting fit one of your 2017 resolutions? Did you ever consider how hydration is just as important as working on your squats and getting that heart rate up? Proper hydration can help your blood pressure to stabilize, boost your metabolism, and increase your energy levels. Vida-Flo Breckenridge is passionate about keeping your body in top shape with our IV hydration and vitamin therapies. If you’re feeling like you need to kickstart your hydration goals, make an appointment with us today! In the meantime, here are some great hydration tips to follow after a workout.

DRINK WATER!

Water is the ultimate hydrator and is the best for recovery after a hard workout. Try to drink about 24 ounces of water right after you leave the gym. To ensure that you won’t shock your body, try to drink cool or room-temperature water instead of water with ice in it. After you’ve consumed 24 ounces, continue to sip water throughout the day or evening to keep your hydration levels maintained. Sipping water is much better than chugging several ounces at a time. You’ll retain water and feel bloated if you try to consume a lot of H2O in those important few hours after your workout. If you’ve had a particularly strenuous gym session or gone for a run outside in hot temperatures, drinking plenty of water is imperative as it is quite easy to become dehydrated after intense sweat and electrolyte loss.

TRY COCONUT OR ELECTROLYTE WATER

If you’re concerned about the lost of sodium and electrolytes after an energetic workout class or a bootcamp session outside during the summer, you can supplement your water intake with coconut or water with added electrolytes. After you’ve been sweating for awhile, your body loses a lot of its nutrients and it can be hard to replace them. Acute dehydration can make you feel ill, contribute to muscle cramps, and raise your heart rate. Coconut water has naturally-occurring electrolytes and contains more potassium than a banana, making it an excellent choice for replacing those lost vitamins and minerals. Make sure that the coconut water that you choose doesn’t contain any added sugar or artificial flavors, as sugar can dehydrate you further. Water with added electrolytes is another great option if you don’t prefer coconut water or can’t find it in your city or town. While many people think that sports drinks are a good option for replacing the electrolytes lost while working out, often those beverages contain lots of sugar, artificial dyes, and artificial flavors.

EAT SOME FRUIT!

Ever considered fruit as a rehydration option? Fruit has lots of water, fiber, vitamins, and minerals that are a perfect choice after an intense workout. Try watermelon, apples, honeydew, cantaloupe, and grapes to help you rehydrate. If you want to add some protein or vegetables, blend your favorite combinations into a yummy post-gym smoothie. While fruit is a great recovery option, make sure to continue sipping water, coconut water, or electrolyte water along with consuming your favorite fruits. There is water in fruit, but not quite enough to replenish your body if an apple is your only hydration option.

CURB THE CAFFEINE

We get it: working on your fitness can make you tired. But stopping by a drive-thru to grab a cappuccino on the way home isn’t the best idea, especially after a workout. Caffeine is a diuretic, meaning that it causes your body to lose water. If you’re already dehydrated, drinking a cup of joe won’t exactly make you feel better after hitting the gym. Also, don’t get derailed by trying decaf coffee. Even though the caffeine is removed, the diuretic properties still remain. Coffee is delicious but not the best choice after a fitness class or gym session. Save that delicious iced latte for the next day after you’ve properly rehydrated.

DRINK SOME BROTH

A little tired of plain old H2O? Try sipping some warm chicken, vegetable, or beef broth. Bone and veggie broths are chock full of nutrients, vitamins, and protein, making broth a great choice for rehydrating after a sweat-filled gym session. On top of being a delicious and savory post-workout treat, broth contains collagen, minerals, and glucosamine, which are great for recovering after a long run. Bone and veggie broth also boosts your immune system and provides excellent protein. Try sipping a steaming cup instead of drinking eight ounces of H2O.

KNOW THE SIGNS OF DEHYDRATION

Understanding and diagnosing dehydration is extremely important to your overall fitness success so you don’t overexert your body. One of the first signs of dehydration is thirst. Easy to ignore, being thirsty while at the gym is your first sign of needing to drink some water. Other early indicators of dehydration is heightened blood pressure and heart rate, increased perspiration, and flushed skin. If you experience any of these symptoms, take a break and drink eight ounces of water. Stopping exertion before these symptoms intensify is imperative to ensuring that you won’t injure yourself or faint.

At Vida-Flo Breckenridge, we’re passionate about providing quick and beneficial hydration therapies to help your get back to your life quickly. As a Top Rated National® Hydration Expert, Vida-Flo is an excellent choice if you’re feeling dehydrated, getting over an illness, or recovering from a workout. We have many different vitamin and medication options and can help you make the correct choice for your body. Make an appointment with us and you’ll leave feeling rejuvenated and refreshed. Call us today!