Correct Your Electrolyte Imbalance With IV Therapy

Electrolyte Imbalance, IV Therapy, Active Future Solutions

When you think of good nutrition, you probably think of getting the vitamins and minerals your body needs to stay healthy. And for sure, vitamins and minerals play a really big role in your overall health and wellness. But there’s more to health than vitamins and minerals. Electrolytes are also important for maintaining good health, yet they’re rarely talked about.

When your levels of electrolytes are too low, it can interfere with a lot of normal functioning inside your organs. This is a condition called electrolyte imbalance, and it can cause a lot of unpleasant symptoms. Without proper management, it can affect your overall health as well. Here’s what you should know about electrolyte imbalance and how IV therapy at Active Future can help you avoid it.

What are electrolytes?

Electrolytes are substances inside your body that are capable of holding and transmitting tiny electrical charges. Calcium, sodium, magnesium, and potassium are all electrolytes (but they’re not the only ones). Many of the cells inside your body depend on electrical charges to transmit messages or signals necessary for normal function. For instance, your heart depends on electrical stimulation to maintain a normal rhythm. Every time you use a muscle to walk, stand, or even breathe, your body relies on tiny electrical currents to perform those functions. And that’s just a small part of what electrolytes do. They also play important roles in:

With good nutrition, most people can get the electrolytes they need through foods and drinks. But unfortunately, most Americans aren’t very good at getting the right foods in the right amounts to make sure their electrolyte levels stay optimized. Fast-food, sugary snacks, prepackaged meals, and convenience foods make up the bulk of many people’s diets, at least some of the time. And the fact is, most of those products are lacking in some pretty important nutrients, including calcium, potassium, and other electrolytes.

When we don’t get enough electrolytes, we can experience a whole range of symptoms, like:

You can get extra electrolytes by drinking certain sports drinks. But because they’re drinks, the electrolytes they contain can be quickly flushed out through your urine. To maintain a proper electrolyte balance — especially if you lead an active lifestyle or you have a chronic medical condition, like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) — IV infusion can be a better option.

Benefits of IV therapy

IV therapy at Active Future uses special solutions of electrolytes to supplement the electrolytes you get in the foods you eat. Unlike sports drinks that are taken orally, IV therapy delivers electrolytes directly to your bloodstream, which means they can get to your organs and other tissues as quickly as possible — much faster than they do when you drink or eat them.

Delivering electrolytes via IV also eliminates contact with the digestive tract entirely, which means there’s no chance for the chemicals inside your digestive tract to act on those electrolytes or to dilute their effectiveness. With IV therapy, you can count on more of the complete electrolytes reaching your organs and tissues, so you experience the complete benefits of therapy. In fact, hospitals and medical centers also use IVs to deliver electrolytes to patients whose levels are low.

Plus, while sports drinks always use the same solution, at Active Future we can deliver custom solutions that feature just the nutrients your body needs, without unnecessary substances. That means you can target specific symptoms or deficiencies so you can start feeling your best faster.

More than electrolytes

IV therapy is great for rebalancing your electrolytes, and there are lots of other reasons to have IV therapy too. At Advanced Future, we offer several options for IV therapy so you can get the essential vitamins, mineral, amino acids, and other nutrients your body needs for optimal health. To learn more about IV therapy or to schedule a session, contact the practice today.

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