Amino acids are a group of organic compounds that form the building blocks of proteins that make up 75% of the body. Being foundational to normal chemical reactions, amino acids are involved in almost every body function, including:
Amino acids are classified into three categories – Essential, Nonessential, and Conditional. Each group has its own role and set of functions.
A balance of essential and nonessential amino acids is required for optimal health and wellbeing. The body does not store amino acids, so they must be ingested or produced daily, otherwise, the proteins in muscle and tissue will start to degrade.
Top athletic performance relies on proteins to help maintain muscle and tissue strength. Studies suggest that amino acids enhance the body’s endurance and capacity for exercise. Amino acids may modify athletic performance in several different ways, including increasing the number of anabolic hormones in the body to boost metabolism, changing the way the body utilizes energy during exercise, and delaying the onset of mental and physical fatigue by altering the rate at which serotonin is created.
Vitamin B7, also known as biotin, is part of the B-vitamin complex and is associated with improving the strength, appearance, and overall health of the skin, hair, and nails. To this end, biotin is a common addition to beauty supplements.
Biotin plays a role in converting food into energy by helping to metabolize carbohydrates and fats. B7 also helps maintain the nervous system and promotes healthy psychological function¹².
While rare, biotin deficiency is often marked by hair loss, a decrease in mental cognition, dermatitis, depression, hypotonia (decreased muscle tone), and ataxia (decreased muscle coordination). Biotin cannot be absorbed through the skin. IV therapy can quickly restore normal levels of biotin to prevent unwanted symptoms of deficiency.
Vitamin B12 is part of the B-vitamin complex and notable for its role in maintaining optimal neurological function. The vitamin is associated with preventing memory loss and improving concentration, as well as boosting energy levels.
Vitamin B12 has a large role in DNA synthesis and metabolizing amino acids. B12 is essential to ensuring the proper formation of red blood cells; low levels of B12 can result in anemia.
Some individuals have increased difficulty absorbing B12 due to an underlying medical condition. These individuals are at an increased risk of developing vitamin B12 deficiency.
Symptoms of B12 deficiency include anemia, fatigue, and neurological changes such as memory problems, depression, and dementia.
B12 absorption is less effective when supplemented orally, so IV injection is an alternative and more effective way to correct B12 deficiency.
Studies suggest an association between low levels of vitamin B12 in the body and cognitive impairment, neurodegenerative disease, and dementia.
Magnesium is a mineral that is involved in over 300 biochemical reactions and enzyme systems that regulate various functions in the body. This mineral is found in many types of food.
Healthy Levels of Magnesium:
Because magnesium is involved in so many functions throughout the body, this mineral is included in many of IV therapies.
Magnesium plays a large part in energy production and protein synthesis. Supplementation can help improve fatigue and energy levels. Magnesium also provides cardiovascular support and helps regulates blood glucose and blood pressure.
Low levels of magnesium can cause a variety of symptoms including fatigue, cramps, muscle weakness, or numbness. Magnesium deficiency may also be associated with diseases such as Alzheimer’s, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, and diabetes.
Athletes who have low levels of magnesium in the body may benefit from supplementation to improve muscle function, energy production, and improve physical performance.
This essential blend of minerals helps reverse the effects of dehydration, remove toxins and replenish vitamins.
B complex vitamins refer to several different vitamins that are part of the same family. Together, these water-soluble vitamins perform a range of vital functions including cardiovascular support, helping the body convert food into energy, immune function, and more.
In addition to these, B complex vitamins are most notable for their role in promoting healthy skin, hair, and nails. They reduce free radicals in the body that contribute to aging, resulting in an overall healthier and younger appearance.
The B Complex Vitamins Are:
Also known as Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin that plays many essential roles throughout the body, helping to maintain systems such as muscles, bones, immune support, and the circulatory system. Vitamin C promotes the biosynthesis of collagen, which is a fundamental part of connective tissues. In this capacity, Vitamin C reduces stretch marks and is an essential component of healing wounds. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that also helps regenerate other antioxidants within the body. This vitamin reduces the damaging effects of free radicals, which are unstable molecules that contribute to tissue damage and aging.
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