Best Day Hikes in Colorado

Best Day Hikes in Colorado

Have you been searching for that next day hike in our beautiful state? Well, you certainly have plenty of options. Colorado boasts a variety of environments that range from on-trail walks to difficult 14ers. Let’s get right to it.


  1. Longs Peak - This isn’t exactly a walk in the park. Nearly 15,000 people each year try to reach the summit of Longs Peak and yet a mere 50 percent of them get there. With 15 miles roundtrip and just about 5,000 feet of elevation gain, it’s no wonder why it’s so challenging. But don’t be intimidated if you’re in great shape. The postcard-esque views and terrain certainly make it worth your while.

  2. Mount Bierstadt - Not ready to tackle Longs Peak? Then Mount Bierstadt might be more up your alley. It’s a six-mile round trip along a well-maintained trail. If you’re just beginning that 14er journey, give some thought to Mount Bierstadt. More experienced hikers will appreciate the challenge of Sawtooth Ridge.

  3. Bison Peak - How does a collection of breathtaking rock towers built up from a flower-adorned alpine meadow sound? That’s just what to expect from Bison Peak. Though it’s not quite a 14er (12,431 feet), Bison Park requires plenty of stamina. Prepare yourself for an 11-mile gradual hike up to treeline. What makes this trek so unique is the views of the wobbly, blocky, stone towers.

  4. Lion Lakes at Rocky Mountain National Park - If you’re planning a vacation in Colorado, be sure to put Lion Lakes on the itinerary. You and your group will appreciate the lakes, waterfalls, and pristine meadows. The 12-mile jaunt certainly isn’t easy, but isn’t all that difficult either. Just don’t be surprised by the crowds in RMNP, especially if you’re going on a weekend.

  5. San Luis Peak - Imagine working your way through large meadows and dense beds of colorful flowers near the Stewart Creek Trailhead. That’s just what you get with San Luis Peak. Even though it’s a 14er, San Luis Peak is rarely crowded. Just remember to start early on this one, as it’s 13.5 miles. Trust us, though, the views make it worth your while.

  6. Mount Elbert - The highest peak in Colorado stands at 14,433 feet. But don’t let that scare you away. Mount Elbert is just nine miles round trip, but does feature a pair of false summits. Once you reach the actual summit, be sure to take in the views of Leadville and the Sawatch Range.

  7. Lost Man Lake - The trailhead for Lost Man Lake is one mile west of the Independence Pass summit. Depending on how much you hang around the lake itself, expect a hike of about seven miles. Note the chunky glacial rock debris that’s offset by serene lakes on the south side of Independence lake.

  8. Boulder’s Guardians of the Flatirons - You can choose which trailhead you want to start at here. We recommend beginning your trek at Gregory Canyon Trailhead near Chautauqua. From there, it’s about a three-mile hike to Green Mountain. Maybe the best part about this hike? You should be able to see from Denver to Longs Peak and Pikes Peak on a clear day.

  9. Star Dune at Great Sand Dunes National Park - Looking for an easy hike for all fitness levels? Star Dune would have to be at the top of the list. Be sure to go in the early spring when the rivers run through the fine sand basin. You can watch as the landscape transforms into a living, breathing desert. Simply put, Great Sand Dunes National Park is a sight to behold.

  10. Rattlesnake Arches - McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area - This underappreciated area boasts the second highest concentration of natural sandstone arches in the world. See for yourself how the areches along the trail resemble prehistoric fossils. At just seven miles round trip, you should have plenty of time to detour and explore the countless formations.

Why Consider Hydration Treatment?

Now that you know about some of the more popular hikes in Colorado, it’s time to start making plans. Before you head out to the trail, though, think about stopping by Elevation Hydration for IV therapy packages. Our Weekend Warrior treatment will have you feeling your best thanks to a combination of B-Complex vitamins and B-12 for energy.

Believe it or not, the power of IV fluids goes a long way. See what IV oxygen therapy can do for your overall health. Contact us today to schedule an initial IV vitamin therapy treatment.   

Altitude Training Tips

Altitude Training Tips

High altitude is one of the major things that sets Colorado apart from other states. Visitors certainly become aware of the change upon arrival. Think back to the last time you went to a Broncos, Nuggets, or Avalanche game (if ever). Prior to game time, the public address announcer often warns the visiting team about the possible negative effects of playing at elevation. Granted, it’s mainly a tactic of intimidation. But altitude sickness is absolutely real and can have an impact on performance. So if you’re new to the state and have always maintained an active lifestyle, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with the following altitude training tips:

  1. Run slowly at first - The city of Colorado Springs sits at an elevation of more than 6,000 feet above sea level. It’s probably not the best idea to sprint right out of the gate (literally and figuratively). Don’t be surprised if you’re gasping for breath on even the smallest hill. So listen to your body, take the occasional break, and go slowly.

  2. Take more rest between intervals - It’s always a good idea to increase exercise-recovery ratios when training at altitude. Research indicates that for every minute of high-intensity physical activity, you take two minutes to recover.Maybe you’re thinking, “I have particular times and benchmarks to maintain. I don’t have time to rest.” Here’s the thing: each athlete responds to altitude differently. The last thing you want is to put yourself in a bad situation because you didn't’t take a breather.

  3. Get more sleep - The free radical damage and thin air of Colorado makes it more difficult to recover and sleep. Interestingly, those who train at altitude wake almost fives times as often as they do at sea level during the first three weeks. That’s why it’s important to go to bed earlier.

  4. Drink more fluids - The thin air causes your breathing to be more shallow and frequent. This can lead to greater fluid loss through the respiratory system. So make it a priority to carry water with you at all times and to drink about twice as much as you would at sea level.

  5. Consider hydration treatment - Regardless of the elevation you’re training at, it’s imperative to stay hydrated. The human body isn’t capable of performing at optimal levels without proper hydration. This is where IV hydration therapy comes into play. This is one of the safest, quickest, and most effective ways to deliver vital nutrients to the body.

Get Started with Hydration Treatment

Our hydration clinic is proud to offer proven treatments for those in Colorado Springs. Consider The Olympus, for example. With a mix of B-Complex vitamins, B-12 for energy, Toradol for aches and pains, and Calcium, this package is designed with the competitive athlete in mind. On the other hand, maybe you’re suffering from altitude sickness and could use a boost. Then be sure to ask about The Incline. It includes a combination of B-Complex vitamins and amino acids to help oxygenate muscles to fight fatigue.

Let Elevation Hydration team with you in your altitude training efforts. Schedule an appointment today.   

Flu Recovery Tips

Flu Recovery Tips

Colorado Springs residents have already been hit hard by the flu virus in 2018. Nationwide, there have been a whopping 2,485 flu-related hospitalizations. Common symptoms include fever, chills, cough, sore throat, congestion, body aches, and fatigue. If you’ve recently had the flu, you know how miserable it can be. For those just now experiencing symptoms, it’s important to be proactive in how you recover. Here are some tips from CNN that are certainly worth trying:


  1. Stay home and rest - Unlike the common cold, the flu usually comes out of nowhere. One minute you could be going about your normal routine while you’re forced to crawl back to bed the next. Listen to your body, though. Stay home, stay warm, and rest. Avoid going to work or school and risk getting others sick. Experts recommend avoiding contact with others for at least 24 hours after your fever breaks.

  2. Drink plenty of fluids - Remember when mom would constantly remind you to drink fluids when you were sick? Well she’s right. Drinking lots of water and other clear liquids helps prevent dehydration. Do you not have the energy to use a cup? Then feel free to use a squeeze bottle or straw instead.

  3. Avoid close contact with others - Most people aren’t aware that you can infect others from one day before you get sick to about a week after developing symptoms. If you live in a shared household, do what you can to stay in your bedroom/bathroom to decrease the case of infecting others. Those with the flu should also use their own drinking glass, washcloth, and towel. Lastly, disinfect everything you touch.

  4. Treat fever with over-the-counter medicines - Fever is often the worst part of having the flu. Don’t be surprised if your body temperature rises anywhere from 101 to 104 degrees. For the most part, a flu fever lasts between three to five days. One way to treat your fever is with OTC medications such as Tylenol, Advil, or Motrin.

  5. Call your doctor - There are times when rest and OTC medications just aren’t enough to kick the flu for good. If you’ve had a fever and other symptoms for several days, it’s probably time to call your physician. They can prescribe an effective antiviral drug to help you recover. Keep in mind that antivirals are known to work best when given within about 48 hours or so.

Hydration Treatment for Flu Symptoms

Have you ever considered hydration treatment for your flu symptoms? At Elevation Hydration, we carry several packages to suit your needs. Take the Immune Tune IV hydration therapy option, for example. It includes vitamins C and D3, zinc, and glutathione, all infused into one liter of hydration.

The team at our hydration clinic strives to get you back to feeling your best. There’s no need to worry about long wait times or co-pays. Simply contact us today to schedule your appointment.

Don’t let flu or cold symptoms keep you down any longer. Get in touch now with Elevation Hydration.

How to Stay Hydrated in Colorado


Colorado is a beast when it comes to altitude. In the Springs, we sit at more than 6,000 feet above sea level. It’s why so many Olympians choose to do much of their training here. Whether you’re a longtime resident of the state or just recently moved here, what does your current hydration strategy entail? Maybe a few gulps of water after a strenuous workout and that’s about it? The startling reality is that many Coloradans fail to stay hydrated the way they should. Consequently, they’re flirting with potentially dangerous consequences. Dehydration can lead to fatigue, lightheadedness, and poor performance. Don’t let dehydration get the best of you. Keep reading for tips on how to stay hydrated in Colorado.

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  1. Drink plenty of water - Here’s the deal about elevation: Since high altitude is drier and has lower air pressure, moisture evaporates quickly from your skin. That makes it difficult to truly gauge your hydration levels. Many folks make the mistake of thinking that because they don’t sweat much, they’re properly hydrated. This notion is completely inaccurate, though. That’s why it’s so important to drink plenty of water on your way to altitude. It doesn’t matter if you’re coming here by plane or car. The last thing you want to do is arrive dehydrated.

  2. Ease into activity - The mountains may be calling, but that doesn’t mean you should rush there. You may be itching to ski or snowboard as soon as you get off the plane. That said, it’s not smart to demand the same level of energy from your body at altitude that you experience at sea level. Experts recommend that, if possible, you stay an entire day in Denver before engaging in physical activity at a much higher elevation. This allows your body extra time to acclimate and take more rest than normal. By rushing into activities, you’re only leaving yourself more susceptible to altitude sickness.

  3. Continue to drink water - Just because you feel fine after a day or two at altitude doesn’t mean you’re in the clear. Pay attention to what your body’s telling you. If you’re at all concerned, drink a little more than you think is necessary. Never ignore signs such as fatigue or headaches, as these may be signs of dehydration.

  4. Eat foods with high water content - Many folks just don’t like the taste of water. If you feel like you just can’t drink enough, make it a point to consume fruits and vegetables high in water content.

  5. Steer clear of caffeine - Do you need a cup of joe to get started in the morning? You may want to think of an alternative pick-me-up once you get to Colorado. It’s important to know that caffeine is a diuretic and may inhibit your body’s water absorption. Do what you can to limit liquid intake to mostly plain water.

Effective Hydration Treatment

Are you ready to elevate your life? Elevation Hydration is here to help. We offer a variety of IV hydration therapy packages intended to enhance performance and overall wellness. “The Incline” is a hydration treatment designed specifically for anyone in need of quick, efficient recovery from the altitude. A combination of B-Complex vitamins and amino acids work to oxygenate muscles and fight fatigue.

Thanks to our hydration clinic, you can get back to doing what you love in our beautiful state. Call now to schedule your appointment. Stay tuned for more hydration tips.

How to Stay Hydrated in the Winter


It’s pretty easy to tell if we’re hydrated or not in the summertime. We sweat, lose water, and try to replace it. We’re constantly reminded of heat stroke and exhaustion should we fail to stay hydrated. Not the same attention is given to drinking water in the winter, though. That said, dehydration can be dangerous any time of the year. Keep reading for tips on how to stay hydrated even when it’s cold.

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  1. Drink plenty of water - This is the most obvious one and yet people don’t do it. Let’s say, for example, that it’s well below freezing and all you want to drink is your favorite coffee. Not a smart move. Keep in mind that caffeine is a diuretic and may inhibit your body’s water absorption. Even on cold days, hold yourself to one or two cups of coffee at most. Otherwise, limit liquid intake to mostly plain water. Consider buying yourself a nice water bottle and fill it up regularly throughout the day.

  2. Eat hydrating foods - There are countless foods that provide a hydration boost. The next time you’re at the store, consider fruits such as apples, cantaloupes, watermelons, and oranges. In terms of vegetables, opt for celery, cucumbers, and tomatoes. If you just can’t stand the taste of plain water, you have a few options. One is coconut water. No other beverage offers the hydrating qualities of coconut water. Another possibility is green tea. In addition to being hydrating, green tea also packs a variety of nutrients that will keep you feeling great. What about sports drinks? Sure, they’re loaded with electrolytes and amazing taste. But sports drinks are also laced with sugar and come nowhere close to the hydration that comes with pure water.

  3. Use a humidifier - Homes and workplaces tend to be extremely dry this time of year, especially in Colorado. That’s why it’s a good idea to invest in a humidifier. Your skin will appreciate the extra moisture in the air.

  4. Take a long bath or shower - Are you concerned with your skin becoming too dry in the winter? Then treat yourself to a long bath or shower. Once you’re done, keep your skin looking and feeling fantastic with a quality moisturizer. Another pro tip: prop the bathroom door open to let the steam into other rooms of the house.

  5. Get outside more - It’s easy to spend most of the winter bundled up inside. However, staying inside a dry, heated home only dries out your skin more. Even if it’s for just 20 minutes a day, get outside to allow some of the moisture to naturally infiltrate your body.

Why Consider Hydration Treatment?

Are you prepared for the coldest months of the year? At Elevation Hydration, we can help you stay hydrated and well. Our team understands the power of hydration treatment. Intravenous hydration therapy is one of the safest, quickest, and most effective ways to deliver vital nutrients to the body. IV hydration therapy allows the body to instinctively remain healthy, repair/rebuild, and fend off invading organisms.

Now’s the perfect time to see what our hydration clinic can do for you. Call Elevation Hydration today.

Hangover Remedy Myths

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“Never again.” That’s what you tell yourself after a night of drinking and partying. No longer can you deal with the throbbing headache, nausea, indigestion, brain fog, and irritability. But then you go out with friends the next night. It’s as if you’re trapped in a never-ending hangover. So you go online and see which hangover cures really work. There’s a good chance you will find a bunch. In this blog post, we will go over some of the more common “cures” that don’t actually work.


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  1. Chugging water - Elizabeth Narins of Cosmopolitan explains that alcohol inhibits a hormone that regulates water balance. So if you’ve wondered why you go to the restroom more frequently when you drink, this is why. As a result of all that water being sucked out of your cells, you may experience headaches, dizziness, dry mouth, and fatigue. The natural reaction is to want to chug water. However, the main cause of hangovers is a combination of congeners, acetaldehyde, prostaglandins, and the fact that alcohol throws off your sleep cycle. So no, don’t expect water to prevent you from waking up and feeling like you were hit by a truck.

  2. Consuming top-shelf liquor - It’s no secret that lower-quality wine and liquor often contain more impurities than pricier alcohol. Those ingredients can lead to hangovers. Still, don’t forget that all alcohol is toxic. Whether you’re drinking the cheap stuff or high-end stuff, you may not feel so hot the next morning.

  3. Eating a lot of carbs - Remember in college when you thought eating pizza after having one too many would prevent a hangover? Well, here’s the truth: Anything you eat before, during, and after drinking will reduce the rate at which alcohol hits the bloodstream. Therefore, the type of food doesn’t really have an impact. Just try to steer clear of foods that are particularly acidic, spicy, or salty. These foods may be tasty, but they can also trigger heartburn and indigestion.

  4. Drinking coffee - Many people struggle with symptoms of caffeine withdrawal the morning after drinking. Be aware, however, that coffee may worsen a throbbing headache since caffeine reduces swollen blood vessels while the alcohol simultaneously raises your blood pressure. That’s not exactly a great combination.

  5. Eating a greasy breakfast - What fun would a night of drinking be without a greasy breakfast the next day? Granted, nothing beats a burrito packed with cheese, potatoes, eggs, and bacon. But such a meal has indigestion written all over it. As an alternative, opt for fruit and toast instead.

  6. Taking over-the-counter pain medication - You have a brilliant idea. To eliminate any sort of hangover in the morning, you take a few OTC painkillers just before going to bed. It sounds great, right? The only thing is that most painkillers only last a few hours. So by the time you wake up, the effects have worn off. Not to mention, alcohol increases the secretion of gastric acids, which can wreak havoc on your stomach. Experts recommend waiting until morning to see how you feel. If you have a pounding headache, choose Alka-Seltzer instead.

  7. Staying in bed - Sometimes, the best medicine for a hangover is rest. But avoid sleeping the day away. Believe it or not, moving a bit can do wonders. Exercise releases endorphins, the body’s natural painkiller. On top of that, exercise increases circulation, which helps oxygen get to your cells and improves your mental outlook.

How IV Therapy Can Help

Unfortunately, there is no magic potion for curing hangovers. With that being said, you don’t have to let those nagging hangover symptoms ruin another weekend. At Elevation Hydration, we offer several IV therapy hydration packages geared toward recovery. One of them is called “The Hang(Over).” For just $99, IV oxygen therapy solution can bring you back from the dead after a night of drinking. This IV vitamin therapy package includes a mix of B-Complex vitamins, Toradol for headaches, and Zofran for nausea. We infuse all of this into one liter of hydration. In no time, you will be back to feeling like yourself.

See what IV fluids can do for your next hangover. Call Elevation Hydration to book your appointment.

What to Know About Hydration When Pregnant


First trimester pregnancy symptoms are anything but fun. Between constant nausea and vomiting, it’s not easy to stay adequately hydrated. The fact is that dehydration isn’t good for anyone, especially for pregnant women. Devan McGuinness of Babble cites a Fox News finding that preterm birth, psychological disorders, and brain disorders are all risks linked to severe dehydration in pregnancy. The natural question you may have is, “Well how am I supposed to stay hydrated if I’m having trouble keeping down fluids?” Here are five tricks you may want to try during pregnancy.

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  1. Take it easy with exercise - There’s no problem with exercising during pregnancy. That said, it’s imperative to be aware of how much you’re actually sweating and exerting yourself. Don’t hesitate to take the occasional break when necessary. Not to mention, be sure that you’re drinking plenty of water as you exercise. Steer clear of sugary sports drinks as much as possible.

  2. Make electrolyte popsicles - There are some days when you just can’t stomach much. Even with medications, the nausea gets the best of you every now and then. This is when many pregnant women turn to electrolyte popsicles. They provide a good balance of everything you need to stay out of the danger dehydration zone.

  3. Eat ice chips - Unfortunately, cold water sometimes feels heavy on the stomach when you’re nauseous. Think about eating ice chips as an alternative. Ice chips can help you feel like you’re eating something while also getting the necessary water intake.

  4. Line up the day’s water - Try to have a set amount of water that you drink each day, regardless of whether or not you’re nauseous. Then line up the water cups/bottles in the fridge for your daily intake. It sounds silly, yet makes a difference in hydration levels. Plus, it allows you to keep track of how much water you’ve had so far in the day.

  5. Get your fill of fruit - Pregnancy cravings come and go. There are also days where absolutely nothing sounds appetizing. With that in mind, make it a point to eat plenty of fruit during pregnancy if you’re concerned about dehydration. A number of fruits, such as watermelon, even have high water content.

Hydration Treatment and Pregnancy

Have you ever heard of intravenous hydration therapy? More medical professionals are using this as an innovative approach to health and wellness. Let’s get back to the basics for a moment. The human body is designed to run on water and minerals. Therefore, without proper hydration, the body fails to perform at optimal levels. Experts confirm that hydration treatment is one of the safest, quickest, and most effective ways to deliver vital nutrients to the body.

What makes our hydration packages so effective is that we use only the purest forms of essential vitamins and nutrients. Since everything is delivered intravenously, these nutrients bypass the stomach and aren’t impacted by intestinal absorption. Those vitamins and minerals, musts for expecting moms, are then available for immediate use. Keep in mind that proper hydration allows the body to instinctively remain healthy, repair/rebuild, and fend off invading organisms.          

What to Expect From Our Hydration Clinic

You have enough doctor appointment scheduled at the moment. So why on earth would you pencil in another one? At Elevation Hydration, we don’t really think of our hydration clinic as just another medical facility. In fact, we make the appointment process as stress-free as possible. Here’s how it works:

  • Visit our office and fill out a brief medical questionnaire.

  • Once you speak with one of our team members, we will select a hydration package that makes the most sense for you.

  • You have the choice to ask for add-ons with any of our therapies. For example, we have something if you’re looking for a boost of energy, increased immune support, or even athletic recovery.

  • We put you through the requested hydration session, which only lasts about 45 minutes.

What’s more to like is that there aren’t any co-pays or long lines. We know you’re busy, which is why we do our best to get you in and out in under an hour!

If you’re pregnant and would like to explore hydration treatment, please be sure to run it by your doctor first. Then give us a call so we can schedule your appointment.

Why Hydration is Important for Weight Loss


You already know the importance of drinking water and staying hydrated. Friends, family members, and co-workers know you as the person who always carries around a giant water bottle. This year, though, your focus is on shedding a few extra pounds. With that in mind, can a few extra glasses of water help you achieve your weight goals? Keep reading as we dive more into this commonly asked question.

The short answer is this: yes, drinking water can help with weight loss efforts when coupled with a balanced diet and exercise. How though? For one thing, drinking water regularly helps you avoid consuming extra calories. Those who drink plenty of water feel fuller for longer periods of time. In a domino effect, they don’t eat as much.

Let’s look at a Virginia Tech study from 2010. The researchers followed 48 adults over a three-month span who were dieting. Participants were split into two groups, one of which followed a low-calorie diet while the other followed the same diet but drank about two cups of water before breakfast, lunch, and dinner. At the end of the study, those who drank more water lost about five pounds more. That’s a pretty significant difference! When the researchers dug deeper into the findings, they realized the second group ate about 75 fewer calories per meal. Apply this study to your own life for a moment. Drinking more water could lead you to consuming upwards of 225 fewer calories per day and 1,575 per week!   

But that’s not the only benefit of drinking water, as studies show it may speed your metabolism to a degree. A 2003 study looked at the effects of drinking 500 ml of cold water. On average, the 14 participants burned about 23 extra calories due to the increased work the body had to do to warm the water. It may not sound like much at first, but those calories certainly add up over the course of an entire year.

What to Expect with Hydration Treatment

Our team at Elevation Hydration wants to help you feel your best. We understand that losing weight can be a major challenge for a lot of people. It takes willpower to say no to fatty foods and yes to regular workouts, even when you just don’t feel like exercising. So where does hydration treatment come into the equation? Well, think of IV hydration therapy as an innovative approach to health and wellness. The packages we have available at our hydration clinic deliver vital nutrients to the body in a way that’s safe, quick, and effective. On top of that, there’s never any downtime to concern yourself after your appointment. So feel free to come in after a workout or on your way home from the office.

See how Elevation Hydration can you get back to optimal health and the active lifestyle you once enjoyed. Give us a call today to schedule your hydration treatment. Don’t forget to ask about add-ons with your specific hydration package!

Why Hydration is Important for Skin


You have decided that 2018 is the year to ditch unhealthy habits. No longer will you stop at that favorite fast food joint on the way home from work. Gone are the days where you skip workouts. But what about taking better care of your skin? There’s no question we live in one of the most amazing places in the country. But the altitude also makes us more susceptible to skin damage from the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Investing in a good sunscreen is certainly a great place to start. Then there’s the importance of hydration. Did you know that your skin needs proper hydration just as much as the rest of your body? Here’s the thing: As the largest organ in our bodies, the skin requires adequate hydration to perform at its best. Keep reading as we further explain why hydration is important for your skin.


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  1. It slows the aging process - It’s never fun to see visible signs of premature aging. Keep in mind that proper hydration can help maintain your skin’s elasticity and combat the appearance of any wrinkles. Remember to be realistic, though. Just because you drink plenty of water doesn’t mean you’re going to slow every aspect of the aging process.

  2. It improves the skin’s appearance - Perricone MD mentions that a lack of hydration often makes your skin look dry, flaky, and tight. Skin that’s moisturized, on the other hand, appears more plump and supple. Not to mention, hydrated skin helps address surface dullness by fighting off the buildup of dead cells.

  3. It eliminates toxins - Think about a friend or family member who has beautiful skin. Maybe they just always seem to have that radiant glow about them. We’re willing to bet that his or her skin is adequately hydrated. Yet another great thing about hydration is that it rids your skin of irritation and inflammation. Be aware that skin can’t do away with toxins without proper hydration.

  4. It fights oil and acne - Dehydrated skin sends signals to the glands to produce more oil as a defense mechanism. Skin that’s well-hydrated is usually less oily overall. On top of that, acne becomes less aggravated. Think of hydration as a supplement to your current skin care regimen.

How Hydration Treatment Can Help

If having healthier skin is one of your New Year’s resolutions, it might be worth your time to check out hydration treatment therapy in Colorado Springs. IV hydration therapy is a quick, safe, and effective way to deliver vital nutrients to the body. Our hydration clinic is proud to use only the purest forms of essential vitamins and nutrients for our packages. What makes IV therapy so effective is that the nutrients bypass the stomach and aren’t affected by intestinal absorption. That means once the session is over, you will feel the results instantly.

Whether you’re looking for a boost of energy, increased immune support, or athletic recovery, the professionals at Elevation Hydration can help. Schedule your first appointment today.   

How to Avoid Migraines



For years, migraines have taken over your life. The pain, discomfort, and sensitivity cause you to miss work and time with your family. You aren’t alone. In the U.S., more than 37 million people suffer from regular migraines. While there may not be one obvious cause of migraines, there are a number of common triggers. Keep reading to learn how hydration treatment may help limit your migraines.


Let’s get started by looking at the following triggers:

  • Emotional stress

  • Changes in normal sleep pattern

  • Extreme fatigue

  • Specific foods and beverages

  • Excess caffeine intake or withdrawal

  • Changing weather conditions

Interestingly, natural chemicals in foods and beverages can also lead to migraines. These include:

  • Tyramine - Found naturally in aged cheeses, alcohol, and processed meats, Tyramine has been linked to these debilitating headaches.

  • Food additives/preservatives - The next time you pick up your favorite packaged deli meat or salad, take a look at the ingredients. Some additives such as nitrates and nitrites found in ham, sausage, and other processed meats have been known to contribute to migraines.

  • Monosodium glutamate (MSG) - There’s been plenty of talk around MSG in the food industry recently. Unfortunately, it too has been connected with migraines.

  • Alcohol - Those who drink may be more prone to migraines than folks who do not. It ties back to the impurities in alcohol or the byproducts your body produces as it metabolizes alcohol.

Here are some additional foods and drinks that are migraine triggers for some people:

  1. Caffeine - This is the big one. Maybe you depend on a daily cup of joe to get you started in the morning. It could be that you rely on that afternoon soda with lunch. When you get home, it’s possible that you make yourself some tea. Whatever your beverage of choice may be, just know that excess caffeine can cause migraines. Don’t think it’s a good idea to go cold turkey, though. Eliminating caffeine abruptly may also lead to migraines.

  2. Bread - If you regularly pack a sandwich for lunch, consider substituting the bread for a lettuce wrap.

  3. Pizza, peanuts, and chicken livers - Specific foods such as these can also contribute to more migraines.

How to Avoid Migraines

  1. Watch what you eat and drink - Make it a point to write down any food or drink you had. This will allow you to identify any sort of pattern related to your migraines. If you’re concerned about what may need to be eliminated from your diet, consult your physician.

  2. Eat regularly - We all fall victim to skipping the occasional meal due to workload, scheduling conflicts, etc. But skipping meals regularly can spell disaster for migraines. Feel free to be more proactive with this by eating a healthy snack every few hours.

  3. Be smart with exercise - Do you find yourself getting painful headaches right after a workout? It may be a good idea to tone things down a bit until those migraines are under control.

  4. Get regular sleep - Do you wake up feeling tired? Now’s the time to start getting more sleep. Remember that being overly tired can also trigger migraines.

  5. Learn to cope with stress - Anxiety, worry, fatigue, and excitement can only make a migraine worse. Take the time to cope with stress more effectively through counseling and relaxation training.

Hydration Treatment and Migraines

At Elevation Hydration, we strive to improve your overall health and wellness. Our IV hydration therapy experts offer the following packages that are well-suited for migraine recovery

  • Elevate - One of our most popular hydration treatment options, ‘Elevate” promotes general wellness and recovery.

  • Myers’ Cocktail - We like to call this a powerhouse multivitamin in a bag because it’s perfect for whatever may be ailing you. The Myers’ Cocktail is packed with B-Complex vitamins, B-12, vitamin C, Calcium, and Magnesium, infused into one liter of hydration.

  • The Hang(Over) - Is your head pounding from a night of drinking? This recovery package will get you back to feeling like yourself in no time. The Hang(Over) is a mix of B-Complex vitamins, Zofran for nausea, and Toradol for that nasty headache.

See how our hydration clinic can help your migraines. For more hydration tips, contact the professionals at Elevation Hydration.  

How to Prevent Altitude Sickness



You just booked a trip to Colorado for the holidays. Whether you’re visiting loved ones or want some time to yourself, skiing and snowboarding are at the top of the list. But then you remember what happened last time you were in Colorado - a combination of headaches, nausea, and inability to sleep all but ruined the trip. This is what’s known as altitude sickness. In this article from The Denver Post, it’s said that 25 to 30 percent of visitors heading to the mountains get acute altitude sickness. So how do you avoid it and is there anything you can take that would help? Read on to learn more.


We touched on altitude sickness in a previous post but it’s worth mentioning again. This condition can affect anyone regardless of age, gender, physical fitness, or previous experience with altitude. Longtime Colorado residents are susceptible to altitude sickness as well. So what’s the solution? Researchers recommend avoiding alcohol and salty foods. Don’t be afraid to drink a bit more water than normal. Doing so also helps visitors adjust to Colorado’s dry climate. If at all possible, take a day to acclimate at a lower election and rest before spending the rest of your time on the slopes.

Let’s say that you will be flying in from Florida to Colorado. As soon as you land, the plan is to drive up to the mountains and enjoy some fun. This isn’t smart, though. The jump from sea level to elevation takes a serious toll on the body and requires some time for adjusting. The Altitude Research Center advises spending a day in Denver before increasing your elevation level even more. In fact, those who stay a night in the Mile High City reduce their chances of getting altitude sickness by anywhere from 25 to 50 percent. Those who can spend two nights in Denver may not experience symptoms at all.

What to Take for Altitude Sickness

If you’re really concerned about altitude sickness, don’t be afraid to consult your doctor beforehand. They may choose to prescribe Diamox, which can reduce a person’s chances for altitude sickness by 80 to 90 percent. The Altitude Research Center also states that some studies suggest Gingko Biloba can help decrease symptoms.

How IV Therapy Can Help

Unfortunately, there is no “one-size-fits-all” cure for altitude sickness. What works for you may not work for the rest of your family. That’s why it’s good to have a surefire backup plan. At Elevation Hydration, we specialize in IV therapy packages. We’ve found that IV vitamin therapy is one of the safest, quickest, and most effective ways to deliver vital nutrients to the body.

Elevation Hydration is proud to offer a product geared specifically toward recovering from altitude sickness. ‘The Incline’ IV oxygen therapy package consists of a mix of B-complex vitamins (including B-12), as well as amino acids to help oxygenate muscles to fight fatigue. You can feel comfortable knowing this isn’t just a random concoction of IV fluids. We even include a can of Boost Oxygen so you’ll be enjoying the powder in no time!

Call now to schedule your appointment.  

Importance of Staying Hydrated



There’s certainly no shortage of ways to stay in shape in Colorado. From hiking and biking to skiing and snowboarding, the possibilities are seemingly endless. That said, we often get so wrapped up in what we’re doing that we forget to stay hydrated! Keep reading to learn about the importance of staying hydrated.

Harvard Medical School recommends that a healthy person needs 30 to 50 ounces of fluid per day. Drinking fluids allow the body to maintain the function of your heart, brain, and muscles. Note that fluids carry nutrients to your cells, flush bacteria from your bladder, and prevent constipation. Not surprisingly, children and young adults tend to do a better job of drinking water and other fluids throughout the day because of their amount of physical activity. Older adults, meanwhile, don’t sense thirst as much as they did when they were younger. It’s why this age group is more susceptible to dehydration.

What to Know About Dehydration

There are different levels of dehydration. In mild cases, you may feel a bit weak and notice that your urine is dark in color. More worrisome warning signs include low blood pressure, dizziness, or confusion. So what can you do to stave off dehydration and feel your best? To start with, drink more water. However, don’t just feel the need to chug from your water bottle. Make it a priority to stay hydrated throughout the day. Whenever possible, eat water-rich foods such as salads, fruit, and vegetables. One of the easiest ways to avoid dehydration is by getting fluids at meals.

Be aware that if you have certain health conditions or take specific medications, it is possible to take in too much water. For example, maybe you have thyroid/kidney disease, liver disease, or heart problems. It could be that you’re on a regimen of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, opiate pain medications, or antidepressants. If that’s the case, be sure to consult with your doctor to check that you’re consuming the proper amount of water.

Hydration Treatment That Works

Are you an elite athlete looking for that competitive edge? Or are you just a busy professional and haven’t felt your best recently? Hydration treatment could be the answer for you. At our hydration clinic, we will deliver vital nutrients to your body in a safe, quick, and effective manner. Rest assured that we only use the purest forms of vitamins and nutrients for our hydration packages. What makes IV hydration therapy so unique is that, when delivered intravenously, these nutrients bypass the stomach and are not affected by intestinal absorption which makes them available for immediate use. Hydration treatment enables you to get 100 percent of the vitamins your body craves! Once properly hydrated, you will feel an instant difference. Hydration treatment encourages the body to remain healthy, repair/rebuild, and fend off invading organisms.

At Elevation Hydration, we make things easy. Once you come into our office, we will have you fill out a brief medical questionnaire. From there, we select a hydration package that best fits your needs. We even have add-ons available if you could use an energy boost, increased immune support, athletic recovery. Our staff strives to get customers in and out of the office in less than an hour! Best of all, there are no co-pays or long waits.

See what Elevation Hydration can do for you. Call us today for more hydration tips.  

Hydration Tips for Athletes


You want every competitive edge you can get as an athlete. Believe it or not, staying properly hydrated can be one of them. Remember that water regulates body temperatures and works to lubricate joints. Not to mention, water helps transport nutrients to give you energy and keep you performing at a high level. An athlete who isn’t hydrated may feel tired, have muscle cramps, dizziness, or other symptoms that negatively impact play. But how much water is enough during competition? Are sports drinks better than water in some cases? Where does heat stroke come into play? In this blog post, we will answer these questions.


Guidelines for Drinking Water

The American Council on Exercise suggests the following for athletes:

  • Two to three hours before exercising, drink 17 to 20 ounces.

  • During your warm-up, drink eight ounces.

  • In the middle of competition, drink about seven ounces of water every 20 minutes.

  • No more than 30 minutes after the conclusion of your exercise, drink another eight ounces of water.

What to Know About Sports Drinks

The majority of people stay properly hydrated with water alone. In some cases, though, the occasional sports drink may be helpful. In addition to their hydrating qualities, sports drinks provide additional energy and electrolytes to allow you to perform longer. It sounds great, right? The only problem with sports drinks is the sugar content. Plus, they’re usually high in calories and contain high levels of sodium. If you feel like you absolutely must have that sports drink, consider alternating it with water. There’s just nothing that compares to pure water.

How to Avoid Heat Illness

This condition occurs when your body is dehydrated can’t cool itself during exercise in hot or humid weather. As explained by, the three stages of heat illness consist of heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heatstroke. Here’s what you should know about each:

  1. Heat cramps - Watch for painful muscle spasms in the legs, stomach, arms, or back.

  2. Heat exhaustion - This involves more serious symptoms such as faint or weak feelings, fast heartbeat, nausea, headache, and low blood pressure.

  3. Heatstroke - The most serious of the three, heatstroke involves abnormally high body temperature, fast heartbeat, flushed skin, fast breathing, delirium, loss of consciousness, and even seizures. If you or a loved one is experiencing any of these, seek medical attention immediately.  

How Our IV Therapy Works

At Elevation Hydration, we use only the purest forms of essential vitamins and nutrients. Since they’re delivered intravenously, you’re getting 100 percent of the vitamins your body craves. You might be thinking, “IV fluids sound great, but I just don’t have the time or money for it.” That’s not the case at all! Our IV vitamin therapy is convenient and affordable for everyone. Just walk into our office and fill out a brief medical questionnaire. An IV oxygen therapy then works with you in selecting the ideal hydration package. Customers are in and out in less than an hour. Rest assured that there’s no co-pays with any of our treatments!

Don’t go another day without being properly hydrated. Schedule an appointment now.

How Much Water You Should Drink Every Day


We’ve all heard the advice, “Drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day.” That said, your individual water needs depend on many factors such as health, activity level, and where you live. The Mayo Clinic explains that no single formula fits everyone. Some people may not need eight glasses a day, while others require more than that. Keep reading to learn how much water you really need.


Why We Need Water

Nearly 60 percent of our body weight is made up of water. Without water, we are unable to survive. Keep in mind that every cell, tissue, and organ needs water to work at peak performance. Here are just a few benefits of water:

  • Eliminates waste through urination, perspiration, and bowel movements

  • Keeps body temperature in check

  • Lubricates and cushions joints

  • Protects sensitive tissues

Don’t forget that lack of water can lead to dehydration. If you’ve ever been dehydrated, you know that it can drain your energy and make you tired. But how much should you be drinking on a daily basis? Well, you may need to adjust your fluid intake based on several factors:

  1. Overall health - Not surprisingly, your body requires more water when you have a fever, vomiting, or diarrhea. It’s also imperative to stay properly hydrated if you’re dealing with bladder infections or urinary tract stones. Don’t hesitate to contact your physician should you have questions regarding additional oral rehydration solutions.

  2. Exercise - You need to drink extra water to cover the fluid loss from exercise. If you’re an athlete, be sure to drink before, during, and after a workout. Do what you can to avoid sports drinks, though. The electrolytes may help replace minerals in your blood lost through sweat, but they don’t justify the amount of sugar in the drink itself.

  3. Environment - Depending on where you’re located, the weather can make you sweat and require additional fluid intake. This is the case in areas that are hot, humid, or in the case of Colorado, at high altitude.     

How Much Water We Should Be Drinking

Let’s get to the answer now, shall we? The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine confirms that a sufficient daily fluid intake is:

  • About 15.5 cups (3.7 liters) of fluids for men

  • About 11.5 cups (2.7 liters) of fluids a day for women

Note that these numbers cover fluids from water, other beverages, and food. In most cases, nearly 20 percent of daily fluid intake comes from food and other drinks.

Hydration Treatment for Athletes

Are you struggling to stay hydrated? Intravenous hydration treatment presents an innovative approach to health and wellness. IV hydration therapy at Elevation Hydration is one of the safest, quickest, and most effective ways to deliver vital nutrients to the body. Here’s what our hydration clinic has to offer:

Weekend Warrior

Ideal for the Colorado outdoor enthusiast, this hydration treatment package includes B-Complex vitamins and B-12 for energy.

The Olympus

This one is made for the competitor. Take advantage of a mix of B-complex vitamins, B-12 for energy, toradol for aches and pain, as well as calcium.

Don’t forget to ask about our pre and post-workout add-ons to elevate your training and recovery! Schedule your appointment today.

Five Tips for Never Getting Sick


Nobody has time to get sick. But it always seems like we catch some sort of bug at the absolute worst time. We’re forced to miss school, work, and fun activities with loved ones. Granted, there’s no surefire cure for the common cold. However, there are steps you can take to boost your immune system and fend off the next sickness that goes around. Keep reading to learn our five tips for never getting sick.


  1. Get a flu shot - WebMD confirms that nearly 20 percent of the U.S. population contracts the flu virus each year. Taking it a step further, nearly 200,000 Americans are hospitalized with the illness annually. With flu season just around the corner, be proactive and make sure you get a flu shot. The vaccine is offered at local drugstores and grocery stores for your convenience. There’s even a good chance your employer will be offering them for free.   

  2. Spend time outside - There’s nothing like enjoying Mother Nature this time of year in Colorado. Getting outside does two things for your body. For one, escaping into the fresh air gives you a break from all the germs inside. Secondly, exercising outside can actually boost your immunity. So while you may enjoy staying warm and cozy indoors, be sure to set aside some time for the outdoors.

  3. Make time to relax - Experts continue to emphasize the importance of relaxing. Why? Well, being stressed increases the chances of catching a cold due to the ongoing release of hormones such as glucocorticoids. These stress hormones limit the body’s ability to produce cytokines, a disease-fighting response from the immune system. If you feel as though you’re overwhelmed, take a step back and remember to take care of yourself.

  4. Wash those hands - It’s conventional wisdom, and yet, a lot of folks fail to do it as often as they should. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, soap and water remain most effective in efforts toward not catching a cold. Pro tip: Use a hands-free dispenser and opt for regular soap instead of antibacterial. Lather for about 20 seconds before rinsing and be sure to dry thoroughly, as damp hands are more likely to spread bacteria.

  5. Catch plenty of zzz’s - This article from cites an interesting study from 2009 regarding sleep. It found that anything less than seven hours of sleep nearly triples your odds of catching a cold. Keep in mind that this means seven straight hours, not accounting for restlessness in the middle of the night.      

Boost Your Immunity with IV Therapy

Today, we are rarely presented all options when it comes to getting and staying healthy. The human body has an amazing amount of innate intelligence in order to fend off disease and shield itself from toxins. There are times when medications simply don’t do the trick. That’s why we have to take it upon ourselves and boost our immune functions naturally. Doing so encourages the body to do what it does best and that’s heal and stay healthy.

This is where IV therapy comes into the equation. With how busy our schedules are, it can be a challenge trying to stay healthy. Elevation Hydration in Colorado Springs is changing the way we approach the common cold. Our IV vitamin therapy experts use only the purest forms of vitamins and nutrients for our hydration packages. Since they’re delivered intravenously, you’re getting 100 percent of the vitamins that are essential for wellness. Don’t forget that with proper hydration, the body remains healthy, repairs and rebuilds, and keeps invading organisms at bay.

Here are the two Immune Tune hydration packages we offer:

Immune Tune

Looking to boost your immunity or kick that cold in a hurry? Then this package has your name all over it! This IV oxygen therapy package includes vitamins C and D3, zinc, and glutathione.

Myers’ Cocktail

Think of the Myers’ Cocktail as a powerhouse multivitamin in a bag. It’s packed with B-complex vitamins, B-12, vitamin C, calcium, and magnesium.

At Elevation Hydration, we can get you back on the road to recovery. With 45-minute sessions available, it’s no secret why so many folks in Colorado are seeing what we’re all about.

Call now to schedule your appointment.

Top 10 Most Hydrating Foods


A lot of us don’t drink enough water every day. Some of us dislike the taste, while others simply forget. However, consider that about one-fifth of our water consumption comes from foods alone. If you’re looking to maintain your water intake throughout the day, be sure to snack on the following foods. When paired in tandem with your water bottle, these foods will help you stay hydrated.


  1. Cucumbers - This vegetable contains nearly 95 percent water. Not to mention, they’re loaded with potassium, which can help prevent stroke. The anti-inflammatory properties of cucumbers also promote brain health. Cucumbers are incredibly versatile in that they can be eaten alone, thrown in a salad, or paired with other vegetables.

  2. Zucchini - Similar to cucumbers, zucchini also contains about 95 percent water. Part of what makes zucchini so popular is that it makes a tasty substitution in pastas and other carb-heavy dishes.

  3. Watermelon - We still have several weeks of summer here in Colorado, so why not stock up on the most hydrating fruit? Watermelon contains about 92 percent water and is filled with vitamins A, B6, and C, in addition to lycopene and antioxidants.

  4. Celery - Yet another vegetable that contains 95 percent water, celery is known for more than just its hydrating properties. In fact, studies have found that this green has the potential to combat the growth of cancer cells.

  5. Carrots - Maybe you were already aware that carrots are imperative for good vision. But they’re also 90 percent water and make the perfect anytime snack.

  6. Radishes - Not a ton of folks eat radishes the way they do the aforementioned veggies. But there’s no reason you can’t start! Radishes are also 95 percent water, while their natural spicy flavor acts on the body to alleviate excess heat in the body. Plus, radishes have plenty of vitamin C, phosphorus, and zinc.

  7. Kiwi - Believe it or not, kiwis have more vitamin C than an orange. Made of 85 percent water, kiwis have as much potassium as a medium banana. They go great in desserts, fruit salads, smoothies, and much more. Then pair it with zinc and you’ve got a combination that fends off the common cold.

  8. Peaches - Colorado residents know that now is the time to enjoy those delicious Palisade peaches. Along with their incredible taste, peaches contain 88 percent water and have the potential to prevent obesity-related diseases such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

  9. Potatoes - This may be the most surprising one on the list. Potatoes contain about 80 percent water and are a good source of potassium. The next time you prepare baked potatoes, try topping them with broccoli, lean protein, cheese, and beans.

  10. Broccoli - This cruciferous vegetable has a pretty impressive resume. Loaded with nutrition, broccoli provides protective phytonutrients, antioxidants, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Plus, it goes great with just about every meal.

Contact Us for Hydration Treatment

Elevation Hydration is the only IV hydration therapy clinic in Colorado Springs. Our hydration clinic strives to get Coloradans back to the active lifestyle they enjoy. For more hydration tips, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. If you’d like to experience one of our hydration packages, schedule your appointment today!  

How to Cope with Jet Lag


Frequent fliers often spar with the symptoms of jet lag. Whether it’s disturbed sleep, daytime fatigue, difficulty concentrating and functioning, or stomach problems, jet lag can cause a number of challenges. That said, by implementing some new strategies, you can lessen the nasty effects of jet lag. Keep reading for 10 ways to effectively cope with jet lag, as explained by WebMD.


  1. Start your schedule before you leave - By adjusting your schedule in advance of your flight, you allow your body to get a head-start. For example, if you’re traveling east, shift your bedtime 30 minutes earlier each for several nights. Do the opposite if you’re traveling west.

  2. Adapt to your new schedule during the flight - For psychological reasons, it’s a good idea to change the time on your watch once you get on the plane. This practice helps you get into the mindset of your itinerary for when you arrive at your destination.

  3. Arrive early - This is a must for folks who travel for business. Do what you can to arrive a few days early so your mind and body can get acclimated. Should this not be an option, try to get some sleep on the flight if you can.

  4. Stay hydrated - We’ll expand on this later, but it’s imperative to drink water before, during, and after your flight so dehydration doesn’t set in. Several hours before you plan to sleep, steer clear of alcohol or caffeine.

  5. Keep moving - Depending on the flight’s duration, get up and walk around periodically. Even while sitting, try doing some static exercises and stretching. Pro tip: though you may want to hit the gym before bedtime, avoid doing so, as it can delay sleep.

  6. Consider natural light therapy - Keep in mind that exposure to sunlight helps regulate our circadian rhythms. On westward flights, get bright morning light at your destination and avoid afternoon/evening light exposure. Do the opposite for eastward flights. Natural light therapy helps shift the body’s circadian clock so that you feel rested and wake at ideal times at your destination.

  7. Eat smartly - Contrary to popular belief, no research has confirmed the benefits of eating a heavy diet prior to traveling and then fasting the day of the flight. To keep your sleep patterns in check, avoid eating a high carb or fatty diet close to bedtime.

  8. Take a hot bath - After a long, stressful day of travel, your body could use a bit of pampering. A hot bath relaxes sore muscles and allows you to wind down. As an added benefit, the drop in body temperature when you get out of a bath may make you sleepy.

  9. Eliminate sleep distractions - Do you find yourself struggling to sleep on your flights or even in your room at night? Try to minimize distractions such as light shining in through a window. Invest in high-quality earplugs or an eye mask if need be.

  10. Consult your doctor - If you don’t find success with any of the aforementioned tips, see if your doctor can be of any help. They may be able to prescribe medications to take temporarily that help you sleep or stay alert on your next trip.  

How IV Therapy Can Help with Jet Lag

Elevation Hydration offers hydration packages that work great for jet lag. IV vitamin therapy promotes overall wellness and recovery through essential vitamins and nutrients. Take your pick from the following IV oxygen therapy options: Elevate (recovery), Immune Tune (immunity), and Myers’ Cocktail (immunity).

Call Elevation Hydration for proven, affordable jet lag treatment.

Easy Hangover Remedies that Work


After a night of partying, you wake up feeling as if you were hit by a train. But you don’t have time to just lay around all day in the hope that your hangover will go away on its own. In the past, you went online and found some crazy concoction that guaranteed to eliminate your hangover. Unfortunately, it only made you feel worse. Keep reading to check out which hangover cures actually live up the hype.


  1. Make a Virgin Mary - Many folks believe that a Bloody Mary is the beverage of choice when it comes to ditching that hangover. However, the worst thing you can do is have another drink. Keep in mind that those nasty hangover symptoms stem from the toxins in alcohol. So stick to tomato juice and give your body a chance to recover.

  2. Eat light - Maybe you already know the importance of getting food back into your system following a night of drinking. While a greasy breakfast sounds appetizing, it’s probably not the best choice. Skip the pile of bacon and opt for easy-to-digest foods such as toast or cereal.

  3. Take some Alka-Seltzer - This one’s a bit tricky. Alka-Seltzer can settle symptoms of queasiness by neutralizing stomach acid. On the other hand, ingredients such as aspirin and citric acid may irritate your stomach. If you choose Alka-Seltzer, tread lightly.

  4. Drink a small amount of coffee - If you’re under the impression that multiple cups of coffee can be the solution to your hangover, think again. Caffeine narrows your blood vessels and raises blood pressure, worsening your symptoms. Should you absolutely need that morning cup of joe, go with a very small amount and wait about an hour until drinking more.

  5. Take a multivitamin - There’s next to no evidence surrounding the effectiveness of hangover pills. Rather than pay the hefty cost of these, take a multivitamin instead. It will restore the nutrients in your body that you may have lost the night before.  

  6. Consume water and sports drinks - Neither provide a cure, however, water and sports drinks replace the fluid you’ve lost. Whether you choose water, juice, gatorade, or a combination of the three, chances are that you’ll feel less miserable.

  7. Take pain relievers - Anti-inflammatory pain relievers can provide some relief. Just be sure to take the advised dosage and avoid taking with alcohol.

  8. Exercise - This seems crazy, right? Your head is pounding, you feel nauseous, and you’re sensitive to light. Believe it or not, though, a gentle workout could help you feel better. By gentle, we mean light stretching, yoga, or a walk. The last thing you should do is attempt some sort of high-intensity workout.

  9. Cold shower - Are you in need of an immediate energy boost despite having hangover symptoms? A brief cold shower should do the trick. Whatever you do, steer clear of “sweating out” the alcohol at a sauna. This can cause potentially dangerous blood vessel and blood flow changes in the body. It’s even been proven that sauna bathing while hungover carries significant health risks such as drops in blood pressure and abnormal heart rhythms.   

  10. Sleep - If you’re to sleep off the symptoms the next day, take the opportunity. Sometimes it’s best to just rest and let your body work its healing magic.

How IV Therapy Can Help Your Hangover

Are you looking for a proven hangover cure that’s different from traditional methods? IV therapy from Elevation Hydration may be for you. IV oxygen therapy is one of the safest, quickest, and most effective ways to deliver vital nutrients to the body. At Elevation Hydration, we use only the purest forms of essential vitamins and nutrients for our hydration packages. Our innovative method allows these nutrients to bypass the stomach, meaning they’re available for immediate use.

Our IV vitamin therapy team understands that hangovers are no fun. It’s why we created The Hang(over) hydration package. This hangover treatment consists of IV fluids that are intended to bring you back from the dead after a night of drinking! Take advantage of a mix of B-Complex vitamins, Toradol for headaches, and Zofran for nausea. For less than $100, you get all of this infused into one liter of hydration.

Don’t let your next hangover ruin an entire weekend. Instead, schedule your IV therapy session with Elevation Hydration.  

How Does Dehydration Occur?

We’ve all been dehydrated at one point or another. According to WebMD, dehydration occurs when your body doesn’t have as much water as it needs. Remember that without enough water, the body can’t function at an optimal level. Depending on how much fluid is missing from your body, you could be dealing with mild, moderate, or severe dehydration. In this blog post, we will explain the causes, symptoms, and risks that come with dehydration.



For the most part, we replace lost liquids by drinking fluids and eating foods that contain water. However, if you lose too much water or don’t eat/drink enough, dehydration becomes a possibility. Here are some potential causes of dehydration:

  • Fever

  • Diarrhea

  • Vomiting

  • Excessive sweating

  • Frequent urination


Be sure to look for the following signs of mild or moderate dehydration:

  • Thirst

  • Sticky or dry mouth

  • Not urinating often

  • Dark yellow urination

  • Dry, cool skin

  • Headache

  • Muscle cramps

Symptoms of severe dehydration are a bit different:

  • Extremely dry skin

  • Dizziness

  • Rapid heartbeat

  • Rapid breathing

  • Sunken eyes

  • Sleepiness, lack of energy, confusion, irritability

  • Fainting

Who’s at Risk?

The following groups of people tend to have greater chances of becoming dehydrated:

  • Babies and young children - They can lose significant amounts of water from diarrhea, vomiting, and a high fever. Plus, depending on how young they are, young children may not be able to tell you that they’re thirsty or have the ability to get their own drink.

  • Older adults - Many times, elderly folks don’t realize that they’re thirsty. On top of that, they may not be able to get a drink very easily.

  • People who are active outside - Keep in mind that in hot and humid weather, our bodies struggle to keep cool because sweat doesn’t evaporate in these conditions. In turn, this leads to a higher body temperature and need for more water.

Unmatched Hydration Treatment

At Elevation Hydration in Colorado Springs, we offer premium IV hydration packages. Intravenous hydration therapy is a revolutionary approach to overall health and wellness. Our hydration clinic is proud to carry a number of treatment packages to suit your needs.

How It Works

You visit our office and fill out a brief medical questionnaire. We then sit down with you and figure out your hydration needs. Don’t think of our treatments as a traditional IV. Instead, we select a hydration package that best suits you. Rest assured that our team never uses a one-size-fits-all or cookie cutter approach. Once we’ve chosen your package, you have the freedom to pair it with add-ons. Could you use a boost of energy, increased immune support, or athletic recovery? Then we’ve got an add-on with your name on it!

We try to get folks in and out of their hydration session within 45 minutes. There’s no downtime, either! You can walk out the door and get back to your active lifestyle refreshed and rejuvenated. Plus, there’s no co-pays or long waits that you would find at other clinics.  

If you’re interested in any of our hydration packages, please feel free to contact us or book your appointment online.   

Don’t Believe These Hydration Myths


You’ve been told countless times, “Be sure to drink plenty of water.” Whether you’re about to run a marathon or head to work for the day, this is definitely sage advice. But there’s plenty of misleading information out there regarding proper hydration. For example, do you really need to drink eight glasses a day? Is your favorite caffeinated beverage actually dehydrating you? In this blog post, we will debunk some of these hydration myths.


  1. Drink eight glasses of water a day - This may be the one that gets brought up most. However, according to this article in Runner’s World, the number of glasses you drink is completely arbitrary and depends on your activity level. Keep in mind that The Institute of Medicine recommends 91 ounces of water per day for women and 120 for men.

  2. Clear urine means that you’re properly hydrated - Susan Yeargin, assistant professor of athletic training at the University of South Carolina says that “As long as it’s pale yellow, like lemonade, you’re hydrated.” Therefore, there’s no need to worry if your urine isn’t perfectly clear. Just know that if it’s darker, it’s time to drink up.

  3. Caffeine dehydrates you - Research shows that about two cups of coffee minimally increases urine output for three hours after consuming it. When coupled with exercise soon after, caffeine doesn’t cause to urinate more frequently. In addition, if you routinely have your cup of joe in the morning or soda at lunchtime, your body acclimates to the caffeine.

  4. Pure water is best for hydration - Contrary to popular belief, water isn’t always the best choice for staying hydrated. Experts explain that it’s important to ingest some sodium as well because salt helps our bodies retain water. Here’s the tricky part, though. If you’re just going on a light jog, you don’t necessarily need an entire bottle of Gatorade. On the other hand, if you’re training for the next Tough Mudder, it’s critical to get some of those electrolytes in your system.

  5. Drinking water is a good way to detox - In the article, Dr. Stanley Goldfarb explains that, “There is no evidence that excess water makes your body more clean.” Drinking too much water can even impair the ability of the kidneys to filter blood.

What is IV Hydration Treatment?

Without proper hydration, our bodies can’t perform at the highest level. With intravenous hydration therapy, you can enjoy one of the safest, quickest, and most effective ways for vital nutrients to be delivered to the body. At Elevation Hydration in Colorado Springs, we are proud to offer a variety of hydration treatment packages. Our hydration clinic can set you up with treatments if you’re sick, hungover, jet-lagged, or just need a boost for an upcoming competition.

You can feel comfortable knowing that we only use the purest forms of essential vitamins and minerals for our packages. Best of all, you’re getting 100 percent of the vitamins your body craves because they’re delivered intravenously and aren’t affected by intestinal absorption. You’ll be amazed at how, with proper hydration, your body remains healthy, repairs & rebuilds, and fends off illness.

If you’re in need of some hydration help or hydration tips, please don’t hesitate to call. We are happy to provide clarification regarding other hydration myths.

Schedule your appointment today.