The dedicated athlete
Some people are singularly committed to a goal, and when it comes to serious athletes, this generally revolves around attaining peak physical condition and competing at the highest level in a preferred sport. Whether you’re running ultra-marathons, training for the Tour de France, or competing for the world cup in Alpine skiing, you need to do everything you can to ensure that your body delivers on-demand.
Training is a big part of becoming the best in your sport, perhaps even making it to the Olympic level, but nutrition is equally important. Without the right nutrients and supplements, your body won’t have the fuel needed to function like a well-oiled machine.
As a female athlete, you push hard to reach your goals, and you need to make sure your body is up to the challenge. When you’re training full-time, you need to replenish with caloric intake and nutrients that help to keep energy high, as well as maintain and repair damaged muscle, bone, and other tissue.
This is where the Athlete’s Boost IV can serve as an ideal supplement. It’s hard to get all the nutrients you need from food alone, and even harder when you’re burning calories like crazy during intensive athletic training.
With the Athlete’s Boost IV, you’ll not only see an immediate increase in energy, but you’ll also boost immune function and healing. Even highly-trained and experienced athletes can suffer fatigue and injury, but with your drive to succeed, you push through. When you add the right boosts to your regular regimen, you’ll enjoy more energy and faster recovery. Here’s what you need to know about the Athlete’s Boost IV.
What’s in It?
For dedicated athletes seeking a boost that has it all, the Athlete’s Boost IV practically offers everything and the kitchen sink. It’s a combination of two of our most popular boosts, and then some. You can think of it as a hybrid of our Myers’ cocktail (nutrients found in the Energy Boost) and our Immune-C Boost, plus a dose of glutathione. In other words, it’s everything serious athletes need for energy and recovery when they’re pushing their bodies to the limit.
The Athlete’s Boost IV includes the following nutrients:
- Branched-Chain Amino Acids (BCAA)
- Calcium Gluconate
- Magnesium Chloride
- Potassium Chloride
- Ascorbic Acid
- Dexpanthenol (B5)
- Pyridoxine (B6)
- Methylcobalamin (B12)
- Vitamin B
- Complex (B1, B2, B3, B5, B6)
What does this combination of nutrients do for your body and how can it help athletes cope with intensive training and physical demand?
Benefits of Electrolytes
Even when your body is well-conditioned, you’re going to sweat and shed fluid, and this can deplete your body not only of hydration, but needed electrolytes that ensure proper bodily function, even down to the cellular level. Saline solutions are a common basis for replenishing lost fluids and treating dehydration, but with regular boosts, you may actually see some preventive benefits. In high-level athletes in particular, it’s important to account for loss of fluid and electrolytes through pre-hydration and rehydration, and IV fluids can help. In addition to the benefits of saline for hydrating, the Summit Boost IV includes a variety of electrolytes that can help your body to function as it should. Calcium Gluconate can supplement the calcium you get from your diet and help to prevent bone weakness or loss, an important consideration for serious athletes placing a lot of pressure on their skeletal system.
Magnesium Chloride is essential for ensuring proper function of the muscles, bones, nerves, and cells, and it plays a role in everything from muscle movement, to protein formation, to energy creation, and more. It can boost exercise performance, it has anti-inflammatory benefits, and it has been found to improve mood and reduce PMS symptoms. In other words, it’s a must for any female athlete.
You’ve probably heard that potassium is an essential component in preventing muscle cramps (along with water and sodium), but you might not know that Potassium Chloride can also work to preserve bone mineral density, lower blood pressure, prevent loss of muscle mass, and more. With the combination of electrolytes found in the Summit Boost IV, you can prevent many of the undesirable side effects of dehydration.
Benefits of Ascorbic Acid
More commonly known as Vitamin C, Ascorbic Acid is not only great for boosting the immune system, but it is a powerful antioxidant; it plays a role in stimulating the production of collagen (essential for tissue repair) and some neurotransmitters; it’s involved in protein metabolism; and it helps with iron uptake, an important function for women, in particular. Unfortunately, this water-soluble vitamin isn’t always well-absorbed through ingestion, and can easily be flushed from the body. With IV administration, you have the best chance to absorb this needed nutrient and gain all the benefits it offers.
Benefits of B Vitamins
B Vitamins are often used for an energy boost, but this complex of vitamins does so much more, especially for athletes. Many of the B Vitamins play a role in digestion, helping to break down proteins, carbs, and fats in your diet, convert your food to usable energy, and regulate metabolism.
B Vitamins also help your body produce red blood cells and hormones, maintain a healthy nervous system, and boost HDL cholesterol. In other words, you cannot do without them, and getting extra when you’re pushing your body hard is crucial to ensuring that you’re getting maximum benefit from the foods you ingest.
Benefits of Branched-Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs)
Found in meats, eggs, and some animal products, BCAAs are essential amino acids that our bodies cannot generate on their own. Studies have shown that BCAAs can help to decrease body fat and improve lean muscle mass, as well as reduce some muscle damage during high-intensity exercise. It has also been found to reduce fatigue and increase endurance. In other words, it’s something every athlete can appreciate.