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.

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!

 

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.

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!

HOW HYDRATION CAN MAKE YOUR SKIN GLOW

Are you searching for that rested, awake look this winter season? Is your skin dull, lifeless, and dry? Hydration is one of the most important skin care practices that will help you to look awake and well-rested. Drinking enough water is the absolute best way to ensure that your skin looks its best. Vida-Flo Peachtree is America’s hydration expert and can give you some great hydration options so you’ll look perfect for that special night out, important event, or even just every day. Here are some quick and easy ways to keep your skin hydrated.

DRINK LOTS OF WATER (OBVIOUSLY)

Drinking plenty of water is the absolute best way to keep your skin supple and glowing. Most experts recommend eight to ten glasses per day. So you’re not running to refill your glass often, get a large water bottle or cup and keep it by your desk. You can also set an alarm on your phone or computer to remind you to take a few sips throughout the day. Water is extremely important to your overall health, energy levels, and skin clarity. Caffeinated teas, juices, and sodas need to be limited as well since they contain copious amounts of sugar and caffeine which will dehydrate your body and make you more tired. As you become more accustomed to drinking plenty of water throughout the day, you’ll notice that your skin will appear clearer and brighter.

EAT FRUITS AND VEGGIES

Did you know that fruits and vegetables contain lots of water? One apple can contain upwards of 85 percent of water along with fiber, nutrients, and vitamins. If you want to consume lots of fruits and veggies quickly and don’t have a lot of time, try blending them into a smoothie. Make sure to leave out any sugary juices or sweeteners so that you’re getting the most out of that yummy blend. A salad filled with leafy greens is another great choice for lunch as lettuces are full of water as well. Along with being full of water, eating more vegetables and fruits will make you feel healthier and give you energy, and the added benefits of the vitamins and nutrients will make your skin even more glowy.

CHICKEN, BEEF, OR VEGETABLE BROTH

The newest trend in health and hydration, bone broth is a treasure trove of protein, minerals, and anti-inflammatory properties. Along with the delicious goodness that chicken, vegetable, or beef broth offers, your body is able to easily digest and utilize the minerals and nutrition that broth has. It also is a supplemental way to hydrate, especially if you have been sick or ill and in need of some nutrition. You can use whatever broth you prefer as a base for soups or just sip it hot throughout the day. Along with the nutrients, vitamins, protein, and minerals, the hydration of broth will be incredibly beneficial to your skin health.

COCONUT WATER

If you’re in need of flavor but still want to hit your hydration goals, coconut water is an excellent option. Full of potassium, vitamin C, and electrolytes, this is a perfect choice if you’re fighting off a cold or have recently worked out and need more than plain H2O. Make sure that the coconut water you choose doesn’t have any added sugar or artificial flavorings. One of the best hydrators, coconut water will make your skin bright and luminous.

Vida-Flo Peachtree is a perfect destination for all of your hydration needs. As a Top Rated National® Hydration Expert, Vida-Flo Peachtree here in Atlanta is dedicated to helping you feel and look your best with IV hydration and vitamin therapy. If you’re looking for beautiful, glowing skin, make an appointment and try our therapies today. We’re sure you’ll leave feeling refreshed and renewed, and everyone will be able to tell from your stunningly hydrated skin. Call us today!

THE BENEFITS OF IV THERAPY

IV Therapy is a new and innovative way to take care of your body. It’s received a lot of attention for its health claims and the different treatments offered. You may be wondering what exactly IV therapy does for your body. IV treatment is a safe and effective treatment for a variety of conditions and illnesses. Vida-Flo Peachtree is proud to offer IV therapy along with medication and vitamin treatments.

DEHYDRATION

IV treatment is a potent way to combat the effects of dehydration. At Vida-Flo Peachtree, we have several different vitamins and medications to help you to feel better in as little as 45 minutes. When you come in for an IV treatment to combat dehydration, your body will absorb the equivalent of two and a half gallons of water along with the medications and vitamins. Because of this, you’ll feel less exhausted and more cognizant, and you’ll leave Vida-Flo Peachtree refreshed and renewed.

HEADACHES

Headaches can be debilitating, and sometimes it seems like nothing will help to alleviate your pain and discomfort. Vida-Flo Peachtree has IV treatments specifically for customers who suffer from headaches. Along with the medication, your body also absorbs all of the fluid from the IV, so any dehydration you may have is relieved as well. Because we put the medication into the IV, your body absorbs 100 percent of the treatment and it gets into your bloodstream much more quickly than oral medication. You’ll find your headache easing quickly and that your body is responding to our medication and vitamins almost instantly.

HANGOVERS

After a wild weekend, you may wake up on Monday morning feeling sick and dehydrated. Instead of calling in sick, come to Vida-Flo Peachtree and we’ll send you on your way in as little as 45 minutes feeling rejuvenated. We have IV treatments especially for hangovers, and you’ll also gain the benefits of the hydration therapy as well. Instead of having to halt your life so you can recover from your hangover, you’ll be able to continue on with your day feeling great.

ILLNESSES

Feeling the effects of the flu or a sinus infection? Come to Vida-Flo Peachtree to gain some strength back. We offer treatments to help your body recover from sickness, and can help your body to flush out the toxins using the equivalent of two and half gallons of water in your IV therapy. We can also create a custom vitamin or medication mixture for your illness. IV therapy at Vida-Flo Peachtree will help you to get back on your feet quickly.

Vida-Flo Peachtree is dedicated to improving and empowering your body through our hydration therapy and medication and vitamin treatments. IV treatments can bring health and vitality to your body and give you a refreshed outlook. Our staff is all expertly trained, and we have certified nurses on site to administer your IV therapy. If you’re struggling with an illness, hangover, dehydration, or a headache, come see us at Vida-Flo Peachtree. We’re here to help you out and send you on your way refreshed, revitalized, and renewed.

HOW TO DEAL WITH FOOD POISONING

We’ve all been there. Eating an undercooked steak, sushi, or some deviled eggs that were left outside for too long can land you in bed feeling nauseated, bloated, and feverish. While most people can ride out a bout of food poisoning at home, it’s important to see your doctor if you aren’t feeling better in 48 hours or are experiencing severe stomach cramps, dizziness, confusion, or muscle weakness. In this post, we’ll discuss some ways to help alleviate the symptoms of food poisoning.

Of course, food poisoning can make you feel dehydrated quickly, so if you’re struggling with those symptoms and are needing to feel better fast, give Vida-Flo in Breckenridge a call. Our IV hydration therapy treatments can take as little as 45 minutes and be customized to your needs with vitamins, medications, and other options that will have you feeling awesome in no time. Contact us now to set up an appointment at our calming and relaxing office!

FOOD POISONING SYMPTOMS

No one enjoys the symptoms of food poisoning. These can include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Stomach cramps
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Low-grade fever
  • Vomiting
  • Bloating

If you’re experiencing these symptoms and you are feeling ill, it’s important to immediately begin treatment so that you can alleviate the issue as soon as possible and feel better faster. It’s extremely important to not take an anti-diarrhea drug without your doctor’s consent. Your body is trying to get rid of the bacteria that is making you ill, and interfering with this process can make the sickness last longer.

TREATING FOOD POISONING

One of the most important things you can do to help your body recover faster is to drink plenty of water. Dehydration is a risk and you need to replenish the fluids that you’re losing so that you don’t end up feeling worse due to not drinking enough water. Try sipping water, sports drinks with added electrolytes, hot broth, and clear sodas, like ginger ale. Stay away from fruit juices, caffeinated teas, and coffee, because the intense sugar and caffeine content of these beverages can make you feel worse. If you are feeling hungry, try eating a piece of dry toast, crackers, or a banana. However, if you are vomiting, it’s best to wait until you stop feeling nauseated to try eating food so you won’t end up vomiting more. Try only a few small bites and then wait at least half an hour to see if you’re able to keep it down. If your stomach has settled and you’re not feeling ill again, try a few more bites. Eating too much too quickly will only make you feel bloated and could cause stomach cramps. If you’re not feeling better in 48 hours or you’re experiencing a high fever, it’s best to contact your doctor.

If you’re able, it’s best to take a few days off of work to recover. Food poisoning is a bacterial infection, and while it’s not contagious, it will make you feel weak, listless, and exhausted. It’s best to sleep as much as you can and stop all physical activity. It can be hard to take time off and stay in bed, but trying to power through food poisoning will only exacerbate the symptoms and cause the illness to last longer.

AFTER FOOD POISONING

The morning after food poisoning, you’ll probably wake up feeling weak, exhausted, and dehydrated. The best thing that you can do for your body is to eat a simple breakfast, such as toast with a banana or some oatmeal. Make sure to drink plenty of water or sports drinks to keep your body hydrated. You may not feel like drinking lots of water, but it’s important to continue staying hydrated so you can get back to feeling better. However, if you’re struggling to drink enough water and are still feeling weak, call the team at Vida-Flo in Breckenridge! Our IV hydration therapy treatments are quick and can help you get back to feeling 100 percent fast.

Food poisoning will affect all of us at some point, but you don’t have to let it get you down. Once you’re feeling better but still aren’t feeling your best, call Vida-Flo in Breckenridge to schedule an IV hydration therapy treatment to help your body recover faster so you can get back to your life. Contact us today!

TRAVEL HEALTHY THIS SUMMER!

If you have some fun summer plans, it’s important to take care of yourself so that you can enjoy your trip. How many times have you gotten on a plane feeling great and then gotten off feeling horrible? Unfortunately, airplanes are crawling with germs, which can make you sick. Before you leave on a jet plane, make an appointment at Vida-Flo in Peachtree for an IV hydration therapy treatment! We can customize your treatment to include plenty of vitamins and medications to help your body defend itself from illness. Call today!

AIRPLANE AIR ISN’T THE CULPRIT

Everyone says that airplane air is full of germs, but actually it’s extremely clean. The recirculated air that you breathe is filtered continuously through HEPA filtration systems, which removes about 99.7 percent of airborne particles.

HOW TO STAY HEALTHY ON A PLANE

If you have a long flight coming up, here are some tips for you to follow to help yourself stay healthy:

Sanitize: You don’t know who last was in your seat, so it’s important to sanitize everything around you. Hand sanitizer is also essential to keeping your hands clean and free of germs.

Drink Water: Staying hydrated will keep you healthier and help your body to flush out toxins. Make sure you’re drinking at least eight ounces of water every hour that you’re on the plane.

No Alcohol: Even though enjoying a cocktail is relaxing and enjoyable, alcohol is hard on your system, especially if you’re struggling with a cold. Switch out that Bloody Mary for plain tomato juice to boost your immune system.

If you come back from vacation feeling less than 100 percent, make a beeline to Vida-Flo in Peachtree. Our IV hydration therapy treatments will have you feeling awesome in no time! Call today for an appointment!