Everything You need to know about Hydration IV

How to beat Dehydration with Hydration!

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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.

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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 Secret to Spring Dewy Glowing Skin

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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.

 

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  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.

 

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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!

 

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.

How to Improve Eczema Naturally and Effectively!

Atopic dermatitis (eczema) is the skin condition that causes red, dry, and itchy skin.

Affecting both adults and children, the condition is commonly seen in the creases of elbows, behind knee caps and even on the neck and face. If you suffer from eczema then you understand the condition is uncomfortable, unsightly, and can feel uncontrollable at times. While there is no known cure, but there are natural remedies for eczema. Read on to learn more about how to improve eczema with Vida Flo’s hydration therapy.

1. Hydrate

Our bodies are made up of over 70% water, so health is synonymous with hydration. Most people don’t get the daily recommended consumption of water. With so many beverage options at our disposal, choosing water can seem like the least inspiring option. Here at Vida-Flo, we understand the importance of water and we know that drinking it isn’t the only way to get its various benefits. We recommend hydration therapy as an alternative method for those who struggle with their daily intake of water.

The Vida-Flo hydration therapy method is applied through an IV and uses 1000ML bags that consists of normal saline (0.9% sodium chloride), electrolytes of potassium, calcium, minerals, and lactate. These ingredients are all natural, but aren’t usually found in bottled water which is often stripped of the vital nutrients your body needs to maintain adequate hydration levels. Hydration therapy will give your skin the internal moisture it needs which can help to decrease the symptoms of eczema.

2.  Moisturize

If are wondering how to improve eczema, then you need to understand the role of topical moisture. It is critical for you to apply a layer of moisturizer to your skin twice daily. We recommend a natural moisturizer like unrefined shea butter which is rich in vitamin A and vitamin E. This will also help to improve the appearance of dark marks and scars. Shea butter may seem like a heavy, creamy, and thick moisturizer but it is quickly absorbed by the skin, so you won’t look or feel greasy long after you apply it.

3.  Soften your water

Our skin is our body’s largest organ and when we shower we absorb the water directly into our skin. Unfortunately, the water that comes from our shower isn’t the best for our skin especially when it is considered to be hard water. Hard water is contains higher levels of calcium and magnesium. Exposure to hard water can significantly enhance the symptoms of eczema. By placing a water softener over your shower head, you can shield yourself from hard water deposits and reduce the absorption of high levels of calcium and magnesium in your skin.

4.  Use natural soaps and detergents

If you suffer from eczema, you can greatly benefit from natural soaps and detergents. Traditional soaps contain ingredients like sodium lauryl, laureth sulfate, dioxane, parabens, propylene glycol, diethanolamine, and fragrances. These chemicals are not only hard to pronounce, but they also can trigger eczema flare ups. Opt for a more natural alternative like castile soap which is oil based and natural and can be used to wash your skin and clothes.

5.  Eliminate food allergens

Often times eczema is a result of food allergens. If you have never been tested for food allergies you may be consuming the foods that are causing your discomfort. A simple food allergy test can help you identify the foods that are not compatible with your body, so you can begin to make informed food decisions.

There are many natural remedies for eczema, but here at Vida-Flow, we encourage you to experience the wonders of hydration therapy. Schedule your first appointment today by clicking here.

Vida-Flo Speaks: The Benefits of Glutathione

The benefits of glutathione may be the best thing you’ve never heard of!

Here at Vida-Flo, we recently introduced a new standard in hydration therapy which uses glutathione, an antioxidant naturally present in fruits and vegetables. Our glutathione package aids in preventing damage to important skin cells caused by free radicals and this service has several other benefits as well. Read on to learn more about the various benefits of glutathione hydration therapy.

Reduces Dark Marks and Evens Skin Tones

Glutathione is a natural skin brightener and is used commonly in cosmetics to lighten and reduce the appearance of dark marks and acne scars. The resulting effect is a bright and even skin tone for all shades of skin.

If you have tried dozens of products that promise to rid your skin of blemishes, scars, and dark marks only to be disappointed with the results, you will benefit greatly from introducing Vida-Flo’s hydration therapy with glutathione to your system. While there are several ways to use glutathione, we have found that when combined with hydration therapy, results are seen much faster, so you can enjoy healthy radiant skin sooner.

Anti- Aging Benefits

Our bodies need a balanced level of antioxidants to maintain a healthy and youthful appearance. When skin is exposed to UV rays, free radicals are created which causes oxidative stress, degradation of collagen, and an over-production of melanin (responsible for your tan). Over time, exposure to the sun rays can result in premature aging of the skin.

At Vida-Flo, we use glutathione combined with hydration therapy to combat the free radicals that cause oxidative stress and reverse the damage caused by harmful sun rays. This means your skin will look and feel softer and younger.

Reduced Inflammation and Redness

Inflammation is the body’s way of initiating healing responses. However, inflammation that is unregulated can result in excessive free radical activity and tissue destruction. Many of us experience inflammation so regularly that we don’t even recognize it as such, but most discomfort, itching, or redness in our skin is an indicator of inflammation.

Kick the discomfort by fighting inflammation from within! Our hydration therapy with glutathione will help your body to regulate its healing processes and reduce the itchy redness associated with inflammation.

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

TIPS FOR HYDRATING IN THE NEW YEAR

With New Year’s Day quickly approaching, many Americans have begun to think about what changes they would like to make for the new year. Oftentimes, our resolutions are related to health and physical fitness, such as committing to exercising more frequently, eating a more healthy diet, and quitting smoking. Even though it is essential to our overall health and wellbeing, one health goal that is easily overlooked is hydration. In today’s post, we’ll review the signs of dehydration and provide a few easy tips that you can use to maintain your hydration levels in the new year.

Are you a Nashville resident who is ready to get serious about your hydration goals? Conveniently located off of Demonbreun Street, Vida-Flo is here to provide hydration IV therapy services, and we offer several treatments to help you ring in the New Year right. Book your appointment now!

KNOW THE SIGNS OF DEHYDRATION

If you have ever been dehydrated, you know that it is often easy to mistake the symptoms of dehydration for other conditions. However, if staying properly hydrated is at the top of your New Year’s Resolution list, it is important that you know the warning signs of dehydration. If you experience any of the following symptoms, there is a chance you could be dehydrated:

  • Feeling thirsty
  • Feeling tired, sleepy, or lethargic
  • Headaches and dizziness
  • Dry skin
  • Decreased urine or urine that is more yellow than usual
  • Poor skin elasticity

Many people choose the beginning of a new year to set physical fitness goals for themselves, but they overlook the importance of hydration. Your body relies on proper hydration levels for optimal health and wellness, and if you are dehydrated, it could be more difficult to achieve your fitness goals. So, what steps can you take to make sure your body gets the water it needs? We’re glad you asked!

FOUR TIPS FOR EASY HYDRATION

Below, we’ve included a few tips that can help you step up your hydration game. Read on to learn more!

Make Your Water More Appealing

If you are someone who detests the bland taste of plain water, you aren’t alone. Thankfully, there are seemingly endless ways that you can naturally make your water more interesting. You can easily add a bit of extra flavor to your water by placing slices of fresh lemon in it. Because lemons contain Vitamin C and potassium, they can provide you with a little immunity boost as an added benefit. Other popular water additives include other citrus fruits, like limes and oranges. If you’re not a fan of sweet additives, you can also spice things up with mint sprigs and cucumber.

Set Reminders

Between work, school, family, and social obligations, life can be very hectic. If you are constantly on the go, you run the risk of becoming dehydrated if you don’t make a point of carrying water with you wherever you go. Even if you are diligent about carrying a water bottle with you, it can be challenging to remember to actually drink from it during the course of your day. Technology is a great thing, and nearly all of us have a cell phone on or near us every minute of the day. Setting reminders on your phone or computer to take a few sips is a great way to boost your water intake.

Consider IV Therapy

Reversing the effects of dehydration can take hours or days by using conventional methods like oral rehydration therapy. Hydration via IV therapy is an efficient and effective way of delivering your body the fluids it needs to recover from dehydration quickly. Just one short session provides hydration equivalent to drinking two and a half gallons of water in fifteen minutes. IV fluids can also be enhanced with vitamins and minerals to specialize your rapid hydration treatment for your specific needs.

Minimize Caffeine and Alcohol

Finally, one of the best ways you can boost your hydration levels is to avoid foods and beverages which are known to contribute to dehydration. Foods that contain high sodium levels, like popcorn, sausage, and fried foods, should be consumed in moderation since they can contribute to fluid loss. Additionally, drinks like coffee, soda, and tea are diuretics. These beverages can cause you to use the restroom more frequently, which can potentially lead to dehydration.

IV THERAPY IN NASHVILLE FOR HYDRATION

Offering customized IV therapy treatments for the residents of Nashville is what we do best, and if you are looking for a way to consistently maintain your hydration levels, Vida-Flo is here for you. Are you looking for a natural way to banish fatigue and increase your energy levels? Our Vitamin B12 Program may work well for you. We also offer other treatments that focus on medical relief, athletic performance, and health, wellness, and beauty. Contact the Nashville Vida-Flo team today at 615-840-6747 to learn more!

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!