Oh, it’s a new day… You’ve had fun last night, haven’t you? Your head is pounding with pain and you’re dying of thirst…
Oh, it’s a new day… You’ve had fun last night, haven’t you? Your head is pounding with pain and you’re dying of thirst… If only the game weren’t today! You feel like you’d trade the world for a chance to just stay in bed today!
Believe it or not, there’s still hope for you my young padawan and you may just be able to get to the game in time and who knows – win! What you’re looking for is – Cryotherapy! Cryotherapy offers a solution in the form of magic potions, or rather – hydration drinks which can help speed up the recovery from hangover, refresh and get you ready for any kind of physical activity.
What is Dehydration and Why Does it Occur?
To dehydrate basically means to remove water from body or tissue. To be more precise, you are dehydrated when your body doesn’t have enough H2O to function properly and maintain homeostasis (stable equilibrium between physiological processes). Our cells are made of water, and our entire body generally is over 60% water, so to lose any amount of this fluid from the body can actually endanger our health. Even a 5% decrease in body weight (used to estimate how much body fluid is lost) is considered dehydration.
The causes of dehydration are quite diverse:
- sweating (especially in hot weather)
- severe vomiting or diarrhea
- certain medications (diuretics)
- certain health conditions (diabetes, adrenal glands disease, kidney disease, chronic lung disease, gastrointestinal disease)
- excessive urination (polyuria)
- decreased water or fluid intake
Water – A critical Nutrient
If the body’s fluid supply is severely depleted, a condition called physical collapse or hypovolemic shock is likely to occur. This condition is characterized by clammy, cool and pale skin, increased heartbeat and shallow breathing. Since the main media for the transport of signals and chemicals in the body is scarce, the blood pressure may drop so low it can’t even be measured! The skin on the knees and elbows may become blotchy, followed by anxiety, restlessness and thirst.
Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research suggested that for every 1% body mass you lose through sweat; your heart has to work harder. This puts extra pressure on the heart muscle, and the water loss is even greater. That is why it is important to hydrate before your workout, not just during and after.
Needless to say that maintaining water balance is crucial for maintaining a healthy body. Our body actually depends on water to survive. Regulating body temperature, maintaining healthy kidney functions, maintaining strong cognitive performance, carrying nutrients throughout the body, flushing bacteria from the bladder, preventing constipation and lubricating your joints are only some of the important tasks that water performs.
Severe dehydration can even cause damage to the brain and other vital organs. Water is a critical nutrient, whose absence can lead to a lethal outcome within days!
The Science behind the Effects of Essential Substances on the Body
Eat your fruit and veggies! Since our early days, we are taught about the importance of vitamins for our health. As a child, you might have hated broccoli or lettuce, but as we get older, not only do we force ourselves to eat food we do not like, but we also take supplements to provide our body with essential substances. But what is the science behind the effect of vitamins, electrolytes, antioxidants and water on the body?
Vitamins and Minerals
Both of these substances are essential parts of the food you eat, with one basic difference – vitamins are organic substances, obtained from living organisms (animals, plants), while minerals are inorganic substances (found in soil, water). Unlike minerals, vitamins are easily broken down by heat, air, or acid. This means the minerals in soil and water can easily find their way into the body through the plants, fish, animals and fluids you consume. Vitamins have a more difficult task because cooking, storage and simple storage can deactivate them irreversibly. A list of all important vitamins, minerals, and their importance can be found here.
When food enters your stomach, hydrochloric acid and stomach enzymes help in releasing its nutrients. Subsequently, the vitamins and minerals travel to the small intestine, where they are absorbed into the bloodstream and carried to the liver. They are used up immediately, stored, or sent to kidneys for excretion. The roles of vitamins and minerals in the body are truly various, and the word essential is 100% suitable.
Antioxidants are celebrities among micronutrients, but what exactly are they? Picture them as a squad which fights free radicals – highly reactive compounds which can bind and damage cells in the body (caused by smoking, toxins but also as by-products of normal metabolism). Some vitamins such as A, C and E act like antioxidants, but there are also non-vitamin substances like lutein and lycopene.
Electrolytes are naturally occurring elements and compounds in the body, which play an important role in the control of psychologic functions. Calcium, magnesium, chloride, phosphate, potassium and sodium are part of electrolytes group. They can be imagined as keys for opening gates (ion channels) through which life support material moves through the body (to and from cells).
The Magic of IV Hydration Therapy
Wouldn’t it be great if you could get all these essential components, re-energize, completely forget about your hangover and start your day feeling fresh?!
Cryotherapy can help you with that!
Cryotherapy is a company which aims to improve the recovery process for all athletes, by constantly improving, innovating and using evidence-based research. The company offers IV Hydration Therapy, which re-energizes the body after physical activity or any type of exercise, as well as after general dehydration, such as the one caused by alcohol intake.
The iRefresh vitamin lounge is a modern hydration and nutritional therapy, via infusions and vitamin boosters. IV infusion flushes harmful toxins, balances nutrient levels and refreshes your appearance in the safest way possible, and in only 30-45 minutes!
Once reserved only for celebrities, IV Therapy is today accessible and affordable to many people. iRefresh has a wide range of vitamin concoctions. Here are some of them:
Are you familiar with the pain in your muscles after a workout? This therapy is ideal for re-energizing the body after exercise or general dehydration. As we know, hydration is crucial in maintaining optimal performance.
This therapy is not reserved for athletes exclusively. Since the IV solution delivers minerals, antioxidants, and electrolytes to detox the body and relieve headaches, lack of energy and nausea, it’s a very popular choice among dedicated party-goers (in other words, those who suffer from hangovers on a regular basis).
With a 50-year-old tradition, this cocktail is a famous supply of Vitamin C, minerals, antioxidants and electrolytes. It is best for maintaining good health and wellness, detoxification, strengthening immune system, energy boosting, essential minerals replenishing.
Due to all these benefits, Myer’s cocktail is often on the menu of alcohol enjoyers.
To recharge and rejuvenate! This is what you get with this hydration replenishing formula. Not only does it rehydrate your cells, but also treats lethargy, increases vitality, replenishes minerals, antioxidants, electrolytes and vitamins.
It is best for treating fatigue, hangover relief, recovery from illness, dehydration and even jet lag.
So there you have it – it is crucial for our health to stay hydrated and consume vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and electrolytes. On the other hand, over-excessive intake of any of these vital components may cause serious damage to your body, so always try to keep it on the optimal level. IV Hydration offers a safe and natural formula to increase your body’s performance.