We’ve all been there. A night out with friends or family, drinking wine or a cold beer, laughing, enjoying each other’s company. Before you know it, someone orders another round, and then another. In the morning, you have a pounding headache and a rolling stomach. But not to worry – Revive Me Mobile in St. Cloud, Minnesota can bring our IV therapy for hangovers to you for a quick recovery.
IV Therapy for Hangovers Explained
IV therapy for Hangovers is a pretty basic concept. We use it to deliver a specific treatment directly into your veins. This works much faster than providing you with pills to swallow, as the therapy immediately enters the bloodstream for distribution throughout the body.
Faster delivery means faster results. With IV therapy, you can recover safely and comfortably from ailments like dehydration, pain, and, of course, a hangover. But this treatment isn’t just for recovery; IV therapy can also give you a much-needed boost to supplement your daily workouts, supplements, and diet.
How It Works
As IV therapists, we’re trained to deliver medications and vitamins to patients intravenously. We insert the IV into a vein in your arm and then provide you with your chosen therapy to help revive and restore your well-being. We’ll also monitor you throughout the process to ensure you’re feeling better.
An exciting bonus with our treatments is that they come to you rather than the other way around. This is especially helpful if you’re a little under the weather – like after a night of partying – or don’t have time to drive to an office location.
IV Therapy for Hangovers
Our IV therapy for hangovers is mixed specifically to erase the effects of the night before. The ingredients we use target the symptoms associated with a hangover so you can get to work, clean the house, drive the kids, hang out with family, or anything else on your to-do list.
Does It Work?
We’re happy to answer this question with a resounding yes. Our treatment does work. It’s not a mishmash of ingredients we’ve thrown together in hopes of helping you. Instead, we blend medicines with a proven record of success.
Our treatment is even used by emergency room doctors to relieve patients of hangover symptoms. The goal is to replenish your body to get you up and moving.
Our Therapy Explained
Our IV therapy for hangovers consists of three ingredients – Zofran, Toradol, and Pepcid – and vitamins delivered in a banana bag. What’s a banana bag? We’re glad you asked.
This bag has long been administered as a treatment for patients suffering electrolyte and vitamin deficiencies after alcohol consumption. It is sometimes called a rally bag for a reason – it helps you rally from feeling sick so you feel like yourself again.
The ingredients within a banana bag are carefully chosen to address the body’s needs. Its name comes from the yellow color of its ingredients, which are listed below.
This member of the B vitamins group helps cells convert food into energy. In particular, thiamin helps fuel the nervous system and brain. A deficiency yields many symptoms, including muscle cramping and weakness, shortness of breath, and limb pain.
By restoring thiamine levels to normal, your body will feel less encumbered. This supplement can also increase your appetite so you’re ready to eat – a key way to combat hangover symptoms.
Folate is another B vitamin that helps fuel cells to give you energy. When your body runs low on this vitamin, you’re apt to feel general weakness, lethargic, and irritable. This vitamin is not stored in fat cells, so you need a daily intake to keep levels balanced.
Our treatment helps you recover the folate lost to drinking so you feel more energized. Folate can kick the groggy, foggy feeling associated with a hangover to help you think a little more clearly, too.
This crucial mineral supports more than 300 enzyme reactions inside your body. Included in its long list of tasks is aiding nerve and muscle activity and stabilizing blood pressure. This last function is particularly important when recovering from a hangover; by easing blood flow, it can alleviate your debilitating headache.
Magnesium also interacts with thiamine to increase your body’s absorption of the latter. Replenishing your body with this nutrient is therefore important to help you get the B vitamins – and energy – you need.
To finish revitalizing your body, the banana bag also contains a rich multivitamin. This, again, is intended to restore what’s been lost to give you a much-needed charge. Key supplements that will help you feel better include vitamins E and C, both of which bolster body responses and rev your immune system.
To deliver these nutrients, we use a saline solution that is ultra-hydrating. This is a much better way to get fluids back into your body than trying to sip water or soda while nauseated. The saline also provides the perfect means to deliver these nutrients for quick and effortless absorption.
An anti-nausea medication, Zofran blocks vomiting to give your body a chance to recover. It’s effective as a hangover remedy because it stops queasiness so you can keep down your breakfast or lunch. Zofran works quickly, usually in about 30 minutes, for ready results.
This NSAID stops pain and inflammation, making it the perfect remedy for your splitting headache. Because it blocks inflammation, it can also ease the body aches and pains that accompany a hangover. Eliminating both will allow you to face the day without moaning in pain.
This works to stem stomach acid production and relieve heartburn. For a hangover, it’s a great way to relieve the sour stomach you’re likely feeling. This is different from nausea and can keep you from eating and drinking if you let it. But erasing an upset stomach can give you a little boost and allow you to continue fueling your body throughout the day.
A Popular Choice
IV treatments have steadily grown in popularity as patients continue to experience their benefits. Many people schedule regular therapies – maybe once or twice a month – to help recover from strenuous workouts, improve their immune responses, and fight fatigue. These treatments can safely complement a healthy lifestyle or help you recover from ailments like hangovers.
In addition to our hangover remedy, we offer a full suite of IV therapies that includes:
- Pain relief
- Immune support
NAD + Therapy
We also offer an IV therapy that delivers NAD to the body. NAD exists naturally in the body’s cells and aids with crucial functions. It bolsters the immune system, keeps cells healthy, and repairs DNA.
Equally important, NAD gives you energy. Unfortunately, the natural production of this compound slows with age. We replenish levels with our IV therapy to give you a healthy boost and slow the effects of aging.
Our glutathione therapy delivers a powerful antioxidant found naturally in plants, animals, and other organisms. This can protect the body’s cells from damage caused by heavy metals, free radicals, and other toxins. It also acts as a detoxifier so the body feels completely revitalized.
Shedding Light on Hangovers
While you may know what a hangover feels like, it’s much more difficult to describe why it happens. This is because most of us don’t give that part any thought; we only want to know how the symptoms can be alleviated.
Although alcohol is the obvious cause of hangovers, the way it reacts in the body is responsible for making you feel so poorly. We’re talking about its dehydrating effects, which can debilitate you in a number of ways.
Alcohol is a diuretic, meaning it causes you to urinate more frequently than other liquids. In fact, just one drink can cause you to produce twice the amount of urine as normal. This quickly causes dehydration accompanied by symptoms like:
Drinking can dehydrate the body in other ways, too. Sweating, diarrhea, and vomiting can mean an additional loss of fluids. With fluids, electrolytes also leave the body. Electrolytes are chemicals that help to stabilize blood pressure, rebuild and/or repair tissue damage, hydrate tissues and organs, and regulate muscle and nerve activities. Without them, you feel terrible – as during a hangover.
Alcohol, even in small amounts, prompts the stomach to produce acid in greater quantities than usual. This can irritate the stomach lining and intestines, which in turn leads to inflammation. Inflammation contributes to nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea after a night on the town.
When you drink, the body slows its production of glucose. It also depletes the liver’s glucose reserves to ultimately cause low blood sugar. Symptoms of this condition include body weakness, fatigue, and mood swings. In other words, low blood sugar promotes the misery you experience with a hangover.
Sleeping after drinking is nearly impossible. Bouts of sleep can be interrupted, of shorter duration, and less restful than on any other night. This lack of quality is partly responsible for the fatigue that persists sometimes days after enjoying a few too many drinks.
The other aspect of fatigue is simply the depletion of your body’s vital nutrients, including a large loss of fluids. Dehydration in and of itself causes fatigue, as does a deficiency in vitamins and minerals.
When you have a few beers or shots, the alcohol you ingest causes blood vessels to widen. In response, blood flows more quickly and more forcefully throughout the body, causing the headache that makes a hangover so unbearable.
Water Isn’t Enough
Sure, you could take matters into your own hands and try to suffer through a hangover. But here’s something to keep in mind: you would need to drink a lot of fluids – primarily water – to adequately replenish what you lose after drinking. Why? Because your body only absorbs around 40 percent of water while in the midst of a hangover.
You can attribute this to the inflammation in your stomach. The GI tract has to work around this inflammation to absorb the fluids and nutrients you need to fully recover. But that’s a slow process, as your body isn’t working optimally, meaning you have to stick it out even longer as you continue to feel awful. Or, you can simply call our office and enjoy a fresh start to a new day.
We’ll Come to You
Our IV therapy for hangovers can restore balance to the body, hydrate tissues and organs, and cleanse toxins. It can also relieve miserable symptoms like nausea, upset stomach, headache, and body aches so you can get on with your day.
You don’t need to leave the comfort of your house to receive one of our beneficial infusions. Kick back, relax, and let us come to you. Call Revive Me Mobile in St. Cloud, Minnesota today to learn more and/or schedule your appointment.