People from all over the world want to visit Miami for its parties and events. In 2015, 100,000 people visited Miami for the Boat Show. In 2017, the Ultra Music Festival had over 165,00 people attend on the first day of the three-day event. Others come to hang out in Wynwood, South Beach, Coral Gables and Brickell. Tourists from Paris, Dubai, New York, Rio de Janeiro and the rest of the world join Miami natives as they all drink and party, with many them waking up to a hangover. If this sounds like you after a night of partying in Miami, here are three ways Miami’s top IV Therapy clinic can help you get rid of your hangover.
Do you have a hangover?
Before we go over the hangover benefits of IV Therapy, let’s take a look at what a hangover is.
A hangover is a term used to describe symptoms people experience after a night of excessive drinking.
The Mayo Clinic lists the symptoms of hangovers as:
- Fatigue and weakness
- Headaches and muscle aches
- Nausea, vomiting or stomach pain
- Poor or decreased sleep
- Increased sensitivity to light and sound
- Dizziness or a sense of the room spinning
- Decreased ability to concentrate
- Mood disturbances, such as depression, anxiety and irritability
- Rapid heartbeat
Not everyone experiences the same symptoms, and some may experience symptoms after a single drink. This is the case for many people in their 40s and 50s and as they age, they’re more likely to experience hangover effects with fewer drinks because of their prolonged exposure to toxins over the years.
Analyzing hangovers from a medical perspective, the causes behind them include the effects of alcohol on the body producing more urine, causing dehydration. Alcohol also causes your body to produce inflammation, resulting in lack of concentration and focus, loss of appetite and memory. The dreaded nausea or symptoms of vomiting are caused by irritation of the lining of your stomach from alcohol, which increases the amount of acid produced, delaying the emptying of the stomach.
IV Therapy Hangover Benefit #1: Combination of vitamins & nutrients
At Body Rx Anti-Aging, our blend of vitamins and minerals is proven to help lessen your hangover symptoms. We use a combination of IV fluids commonly called the “Banana Bag”, a mix of thiamine, magnesium and other important elements used in hospital emergency rooms all over the United States to treat patients suffering from severe effects of excessive alcohol consumption.
Thiamine (Vitamin B1) Benefits:
- Helps body convert carbs into energy, providing energy for the cells and nervous system
- Helps in conduction of nerve signals
- Increases flow of electrolytes in and out of nerve and muscle cells, digestion and carbohydrate metabolism (Mayo Clinic)
- Supports nerve and muscle function
- Boosts immune system, regulates heartbeat
- Increased energy, learning ability
- Prevents headaches
- Calms nerves and anxiety
- Helps relieve constipation
Further reading: The U.S. National Library of Medicine contains a study by the University of Kentucky noting the effectiveness of Banana Bags.
IV Therapy Hangover Benefit #2: Bypasses digestive system
When you get IV therapy for your hangover, you are getting vital nutrients directly into your bloodstream. Those nutrients are directly getting to the most critical parts of your body that desperately need nourishment. This means the gastric and liver enzymes are bypassed, allowing for a fuller and much faster result.
Without IV therapy, your body would not be able to handle high amounts of vitamins. For example, a standard amount of Magnesium found in a Banana Bag would cause severe diarrhea if taken orally.
IV Therapy Hangover Benefit #2: Immediate Response
IV Therapy involves introducing vitamins and minerals like B-complex vitamins directly into your bloodstream. As a result of this, the effects you may experience can take as little as 5 seconds. This is helpful for professionals or individuals with an urgent need for a quick recovery the next day after a night of binge-drinking:
- Airline Pilots
- Healthcare workers
- Public officials
- Entertainment personalities
At Body Rx Anti-Aging, we specialize in IV Therapy treatments for a wide variety of symptoms and needs. Visit one of our two locations in Coral Gables and South Miami/Kendall or call us at (786) 899-4514 to get an appointment.