Is Too Much Hydration Dangerous?

At Vida-Flo, one of our main focuses of certain is hydration and the proper replenishing of essential vitamins and minerals that the body needs.

What is the most efficient way to maintain our bodies’ necessary amount of hydration? While we most certainly do believe in using IV infusion therapy, and IV vitamin therapy to increase our overall health and wellness, we also recommend that we devote ourselves to being fully informed about exactly what our bodies need. Figuring this out can be more involved than many of us really think about.

Depending on our bodies’ individual needs, one person may need to drink 2 gallons of water and take vitamin B5 and B6, while another person may need just under a gallon of water and no additional vitamins or minerals. Each person’s hydration needs are different and while we definitely do recommend participating in any of our wellness programs, we do not recommend excessive treatments for anyone.

While the majority of us are concerned about whether or not our water intakes are high enough, there is an actual danger regarding becoming overhydrated. A condition called “water intoxication” can actually result from overhydration. Water intoxication or basically water poisoning happens when the amount of salt and electrolytes in your system become exorbitantly diluted. Hyponatremia, or the condition resulting in our bodies when our sodium levels have dropped too low, can be fatal. While athletes are the most at risk due to their increased water intake, anyone can mistakenly disrupt the ratio of sodium to water within their bodies.

The most common cause of overhydration in people who do not work out more than normal is actually water retention. When our bodies retain too much water it degrades certain other important substances in our blood. There are a variety of different medications that we may be taking for health conditions like heart disease or high blood pressure that put us a higher risk for retaining water and therefore, increases our chances of suffering from overhydration.

Symptoms of hyponatremia include muscle spasms and weakness, seizures, nausea, headaches, vomiting, disorientation and confusion, fainting, and even a coma. It is important to understand our bodies and their needs and to take a logical and reasonable approach to hydrate ourselves.

 

How Will the Afterburner Work for You?

The Afterburner program has been created to help bolster better athletic performance

Vida-Flo has a number of wellness programs that focus on hydrating your bodies and ensuring that you receive much-needed vitamins and minerals that you may be leaving out of your daily eating regimens. With so many options though, how can you decipher which one exactly is the right one for your health needs? Each IV vitamin therapy program is especially suited to meet each individual’s specific needs, whether they lead busy lifestyles and need additional hydration and vitamins to supplement a poor diet and eating habits, or whether they are an athlete participating in intensive training and exercise on a regular basis.. The formula took time to perfect and consists of a trio of B vitamins and hydrating fluids. Many people truly enjoy being active. Athletic activities are good for your cardiovascular systems and just plain fun, however, your bodies lose valuable and necessary salts and minerals when you sweat.

The Afterburner IV vitamin therapy formula was designed to replenish what you lose as you sweat, enabling you to maintain an appropriate and healthy level of hydration. When your bodies are properly hydrated, your muscles and joints are more able to recover from strenuous activity and injuries. Vida-Flo also understands that you lose essential electrolytes during periods of intense physical activity. The Afterburner program is manufactured to return these back to your body with a trio of essential B vitamins. Vitamins B5, B6, and B9 are the three major components of the Afterburner formula. B5 supports your metabolic system and helps you turn food into energy more efficiently. Vitamin B6 helps to send signals to other parts of the body like ligaments and joints while vitamin B9 is a great source of folic acid, which supports heart health and helps to generate healthy new cells. The combination of these vitamins and hydrating fluids in the Afterburner are what make this formula an amazing way to ameliorate injuries while simultaneously supporting the nervous system, adrenal glands and boosting our immunity. Deciding which Vida-Flo program is perfect for you shouldn’t be a stressful process. Information about each one of Vida-Flo’s IV vitamin therapy programs is available on our website.

 

A Brief History of IV therapy

At Vida-Flo, we want to ensure that all of our customers are well informed regarding our methods.

Most of us understand IV infusion therapy on a basic, elementary level. We understand that often, medicine needs to be administered straight to the affected area, quickly and without the middle-man, so to speak. Some medicines are even too strong to be taken orally and must be administered intravenously. Interestingly enough, while IV therapy seems fairly new, and granted, the technology that it requires in its modern inception is modern in terms of historic medical treatments, the concept of intravenous therapy is indeed ancient. IV therapy can be used in situations from extreme medical emergencies to a simple treatment of minor illnesses like dehydration or infections. Fun fact: some of the first IV therapy treatments were administered in an attempt to give interspecies transfusions between humans and animals. Thankfully, we were able to evolve from these primitive practices.

Over time, IV treatments have become common occurrences in hospitals and treatment centers around the world, even in some of the most remote and smaller places. IV therapy started to gain immense popularity, as well as very necessary technological advancements, around the 1960s when hospitals began to utilize them more frequently. IV treatments allowed a medical professional to begin infusing patients with vitamins and minerals and medicine faster and more effectively than ever before. The new medicinal cocktails that were being administered via intravenous means we’re able to treat everything from dehydration and allergies to asthma and heart disease, moving us forward into the forms on IV treatments that we know of today. Fortunately now, IV infusion therapy is available to those of us even when we are not deathly ill.

 

Now we understand that IV infusion therapy can be used for multiple purposes and isn’t solely to be utilized for blood transfusions or medical emergencies. In fact, IV infusion therapy has become a regular aspect of healthcare in our modern society. It is used to bolster the health of numerous people all across the globe and aspects of it are still being improved upon. Vida-Flo employs cutting edge technology to administer its IV infusion therapy and IV vitamin therapy, essential gains, and afterburner treatments.  

 

What Lifestyle Choices Negatively Affect Hydration?

Vida-Flo’s primary concern is our customers’ hydration needs and we use our IV vitamin therapy programs to meet those needs.

However, often, education about what prevents hydration is the key to actually preventing dehydration. Dehydration can have a serious backlash on your health and can often go undetected by busy adults, athletes or even junk food craving adolescents. Dehydration can be a part of an ongoing health condition or it can happen as a sudden phenomenon. An example of the latter would be when we exercise or otherwise physically overexert ourselves, especially during heat waves, and our glands and internal organs begin to suffer from lack of water. Dehydration can be fatal if left untreated, however, most commonly, it results in minor infections in the bladder, kidneys, or lungs. The following is a list of factors and habits that contribute to dehydration.

The primary cause of dehydration is simply not drinking enough water. A gallon of water per day is the optimal amount of water to drink. The typical recommendation of six to eight, eight-ounce glasses daily that many of us have been told as children does not take into account the high amounts of salt and sugar in the standard American diet. We also didn’t have the number of pollutants in our atmosphere when this recommendation first surfaced. Vida-Flo’s IV vitamin therapy programs can certainly help individuals meet this requirement but it is important to incorporate a water intake regimen that is sufficient for maintaining your hydration.

Another common but overlooked cause of dehydration is drinking coffee. Coffee, popcorn and white sugar can all play a vital role in drying out our bodies. What we eat plays an essential role in our body’s ability to remain hydrated. When we lose sodium and electrolytes through sweat and general activity, it is necessary for us to replenish it. Food also plays a role in this process. Certain foods, like pineapples and cucumbers, are even water-rich while eating in general triggers thirst which sends the signal to our bodies to start the process of water consumption.

Along these same lines, a balanced diet is also a vital aspect of preventing dehydration. Processed foods can trigger dehydration because they’re high in cholesterol, sugar, salt, and other chemicals. It is also important for your body to learn to expect food in order to set and maintain its natural schedule of processing what we eat and drink. If we do not eat enough nutritious food at fairly regular intervals, our bodies will simply not understand what to do with the nutrients that we provide it. In addition to healthy eating habits, healthy living habits and coping mechanisms are also an important part of preventing dehydration. Stress triggers our adrenal glands which essentially exhausts our bodies much the same as a workout. Vida-Flo can definitely help with IV vitamin therapy.

What are The Long Term Benefits of IV therapy?

Receiving IV vitamin therapy can assist in boosting your immune systems, improving vitamin deficiencies, and even fighting things like fatigue and anxiety, all things that can be caused by dehydration.  

If eating and digestion is essentially our bodies’ way of obtaining and processing nutrition then IV infusion therapy is like ingesting all of the nutrients, vitamins, and minerals in our food and water at hyperbolic speed.  It’s a reasonable assumption that IV vitamin therapy is perhaps the quickest manner to send nutrients directly into your bloodstream to be absorbed by your organs almost immediately. The fact that IV vitamin therapy also is able to circumnavigate the digestive process adds to its efficiency.  We generally see intravenous therapy in hospitals and during emergencies however, Vida-Flo is becoming more popular major cities as citizens begin to explore more alternative health methods.

Often the paces of our lives and the quality of our surrounding resources for food and water can exist in a tense juxtaposition, disabling our ability to lead the healthy lives we truly want.  Dehydration is an insidious opponent that can really damage our vital organs if not treated quickly and effectively. IV therapy is especially useful in situations when our bodies need more energy.  An example of these circumstances could be post workout, on an extremely hot day, or during an emergency. Aside from situations where hydration is needed immediately, however, the long term benefits of hydration include organ health, improved mood, better muscle function, healthy sweating which removes toxins and free radicals from our bodies, and other numerous benefits. When we participate in IV vitamin therapy, we may be amazed at how swiftly we feel our bodies respond to the rush of vitamins and minerals.  

 

Customers at Vida-Flo can enjoy the benefits that accompany receiving IV vitamin therapy treatments in a professional and compassionate environment from knowledgeable and caring people.  Over time, being able to provide our bodies with the vitamins and minerals provided by IV infusion therapy on a regular basis will most certainly ensure that we reap these benefits to our overall health and vitality.