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.

 

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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 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.

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!

VIDA-FLO VITAMIN GUIDE 101

At Vida-Flo, we’ve helped hundreds of Nashville residents look and feel their best with IV hydration therapy. IV hydration therapy can be very beneficial for your mind and body, as hydrating fluids and vitamins are pumped directly into your system through the use of an IV. At our state-of-the-art hydration facility, we utilize a variety of vitamins and antioxidants to help your body restore from dehydration, hangovers and colds, among other common ailments. In this article, we’ll go into depth about the vitamins and antioxidants we use during an IV hydration treatment, and how they help your body and mind recover from various conditions.

Vitamin B12

A popular vitamin for weight loss, B12 vitamins can help boost your overall immune system and enhance your athletic performance. This vitamin has also been found to improve symptoms of depression and can help boost your mood.

Toradol

Toradol is a potent anti-inflammatory that helps alleviate pain, headaches, migraines and cramps. This vitamin has been linked to improving the symptoms of hangovers, altitude headaches and various athletic recoveries.

Zofran

This prescription strength anti-nausea medication is a great remedy for people who suffer from migraines and general dehydration. Zofran is often used to treat cancer patients and women suffering from morning sickness.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is one of the best ways to boost your body’s immune function to fight off colds and flus. This vitamin is also known to promote skin health, decrease inflammation and in high doses, has been found to kill cancer cells.

If you feel you could benefit from IV hydration therapy, contact the experts at Vida-Flow today. When you visit our Nashville facility, we’ll take the time to thoroughly understand your individual needs before recommending the best IV hydration therapy for you.

STAY HYDRATED AND STAY WELL!

It’s cold and flu season, and everyone is looking for ways to stay healthy. Did you ever consider hydration? Our bodies are two-thirds water and dependent on hydration to keep us well. At Vida-Flo Peachtree, our hydration therapies will keep you feeling at the top of your game. Call us now for an appointment and feel awesome with Vida-Flo!

DRINK WATER

Of course, this is the best way to keep your hydration levels maintained. Try to drink around 64 ounces of water per day. If you find yourself struggling with staying motivated to sip water, try adding in some of your favorite fruits for flavor, such as strawberries or orange. Herbal teas, coconut water, and smoothies are also great ways to get that needed H20 during the day.

EAT YOUR FRUITS AND VEGGIES!

Did you know that fruits and vegetables are great alternative ways to hydrate yourself? Vegetables such as cucumbers, lettuce, eggplant, and spinach are over 50 percent water, and fruits like watermelon, strawberries, and oranges are also awesome sources of hydration. Munching on these yummy foods throughout the the day will supplement your water intake, and your body will thank you for the added vitamins and minerals that these foods contain.

Vida-Flo Peachtree is dedicated to making you feel awesome. As Top Rated National® hydration experts, we have an incredible selection of hydration treatments that will make you feel reinvigorated and revived in as little as 45 minutes. Make an appointment with us today and our certified nurses and professional staff will be happy to help you and answer any questions that you may have. Call us today!