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.

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!

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.

THINGS TO NOT DO BEFORE A RUN

When you’re planning for a run, it’s important to make sure that you’re properly prepared for the intense physical activity. In this blog, we’ll discuss some important things to not do before you hit the trail or treadmill. After a long run, you may need some serious hydration. If you’re guzzlling water but need more hydration, come to Vida-Flo Peachtree. We can get you in and out in as little as 45 minutes, and you’ll leave feeling refreshed and rejuvenated after your IV hydration therapy. Call us now for an appointment!

EATING TOO MUCH

You may be worried you’ll run out of energy during your jog, but eating too much can make you feel sick and lethargic. It can also add stress to your body because it will be working to help you breathe and function during your run, but also have to work to digest the food you’ve just eaten. Try eating a light snack around half an hour before you step outside the door.

UNDERHYDRATING

Not drinking enough water can make you serious struggle early into your run, especially if it’s a hot day. Further, not drinking enough water after your run can lead to headaches, muscle cramps, and digestion issues.

If you’re a serious runner and in need of just as serious hydration, call Vida-Flo Peachtree an IV hydration therapy treatment. You’ll leave feeling awesome and ready to take on your next run. Call us now!

VITAMIN B DEFICIENCIES 101

Struggling with low energy, weight gain, and exhaustion might not only mean you’re not sleeping well or eating enough healthy foods. You could be struggling with a vitamin B deficiency. If you find yourself consuming a lot of processed foods, sugar, or white flour, getting enough B vitamins throughout the day could prove difficult and make you reach more for a caffeine spike to wake you up. In this blog, we’ll discuss some of the essential B vitamins you need for for your body to function properly. While it’s best to get your daily vitamins from food and other sources, you can also supplement them through B vitamin pills and IV hydration therapy. At Vida-Flo in Breckenridge, we offer many different vitamin and medication hydration therapies for our customers. If you find yourself in need of a vitamin boost along with some serious hydration, make an appoint with us today!

VITAMIN B1 – THIAMINE

This B vitamin helps to metabolize sugars and amino acids, as well as improve the nervous system functions. Most individuals get enough thiamine from foods that they consume every day, though conditions such as alcoholism or anorexia can affect the absorption of thiamine.

VITAMIN B2 – RIBOFLAVIN

This B vitamin helps with the production of energy, the proper absorption of iron, and helps to recycle glutathione, one of the body’s most powerful and useful antioxidants. You get the most riboflavin by eating spinach, yogurt, eggs, asparagus, and almonds.

VITAMIN B3 – NIACIN

Niacin is an essential vitamin for cardiovascular and metabolic health, as well as balancing blood cholesterol levels. One of the best natural food sources for this vitamin is tuna, but due to high mercury levels, this fish might not be the best choice to add more niacin to your diet. If you can’t find wild-caught tuna that is certified mercury-free, you can supplement your niacin consumption with eating leafy dark greens, eggs, milk, and cereal grains such as wheat, barley, and oats.

VITAMIN B5 – PANTOTHENIC ACID

Vitamin B5 is vital to your skin and hair health. If you find yourself struggling with acne, dry or frizzy hair, or dry skin, it could be due to a vitamin B5 deficiency. Pantothenic acid is also essential to regulate your cholesterol. Sunflower seeds, avocado, salmon, broccoli, and yogurt are all excellent sources of vitamin B5.

VITAMIN B6 – PYRIDOXINE

This vitamin is best sourced from turkey breast, beef, pistachio, pinto beans, and avocado. Vitamin B6 regulates your metabolism, liver functions, eye health, and energy levels. Not getting enough of this vitamin can result in muscle pain or cramping, worsening effects of anemia, confusion, irritability, and low energy.

VITAMIN B7 – BIOTIN

This is the hair, skin, and nails vitamin. Many women add extra biotin to their diets to assist in accelerated hair growth, but biotin is also important for muscle growth, blood sugar regulation, and nervous system function. You can take biotin supplements, but it’s best received by consuming whole-wheat bread, pork, cheddar cheese, raspberries, and bananas.

VITAMIN B9 – FOLIC ACID

Folic acid is absolutely vital for proper brain function. This is why it’s so important for pregnant mothers to take a prenatal vitamin containing folic acid for the proper growth and function of the baby’s brain. Low vitamin B9 can also result in exacerbated anemia symptoms and mental sluggishness. Unfortunately, it’s fairly common for people to be deficient in folic acid, especially those who struggle with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) or Celiac disease. To add more folic acid to your diet, make sure to consume plenty of dark leafy greens, kidney beans, orange juice, brussels sprouts, milk, and asparagus.

VITAMIN B12 – CYANOCOBALAMIN

Vitamin B12 is thought to be the leading nutrient deficiency across many cultures. It affect your mood, memory, energy levels, heart, and hormonal levels. Since it directly affects your central nervous system, every function is adversely affected if the individual is deficient in vitamin B12. The best foods to consume to get more B12 in your diet include: beef and chicken livers, trout, herring, salmon, tuna, turkey, and raw milk.

Making sure you get enough B vitamins can be overwhelming, but by consuming a healthy diet full of lean meats, a wide array of vegetables, and dairy products, you’ll find that you feel healthier and your body is functioning well. In case you feel like you’re not getting enough B vitamins and are struggling with the effects, make an appointment with our trained medical professionals at Vida-Flo in Breckenridge. Our relaxing and quiet office will be a safe haven from a busy day, and in as little as 45 minutes, you’ll leave feeling refreshed and energized! Call Vida-Flo Breckenridge today!