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Let Elevation Hydration Come to YOU With Our Mobile IV Service

Are You Feeling Sick? Let Elevation Hydration Come to YOU With Our Mobile IV Service

There’s nothing worse than waking up and feeling symptoms creeping up on you—coughing, runny nose, vomiting, sore throat. Maybe you tried hard to avoid all those viruses floating around, or maybe you had way too much to drink the evening before. Whatever the culprit is, Elevation Hydration offers a variety of IV hydration packages that can help you recover from feeling sick.

But when you’re truly feeling under the weather, we know that the last thing many of you want to do is get out of bed, leave your home, or wait in an ER or doctor’s office. It’s the absolute worst scenario possible: having to sit in a stiff waiting room, listening to other sick people groan, and wishing you were home in bed watching your favorite show.

Imagine, then, getting to rest at home and letting the doctor come to you so that you can get everything you need without leaving the house!

That’s why Elevation Hydration has a mobile concierge IV service. We can come to you and give you an IV in the convenience of your own home.

So avoid long waits at your doctor’s waiting room with other sick people! The mobile concierge IV service has a few amazing features...

An experienced healthcare professional will come to you. We send a paramedic or nurse will come to your home, office, hotel room—wherever you might be. After a brief medical exam, we'll recommend a hydration package that will best suit your needs and administer the infusion in the comfort of your own home.

The process is simple and easy. The mobile concierge IV service is a relatively painless process that usually takes less than an hour. You can feel safe and comfortable in your environment of choice, and we will treat you quickly so you can get on with your day (or resting in your bed!).

It’s affordable and efficient. Most ER visits cost around $200, and the average wait time in an ER is 2 hours. Our concierge fee is based on group size, not per person. Our hydration packages typically come in much cheaper than an ER copay, not to mention saving you HOURS of your day vs. making an ER visit.

It’s great for groups and families. Our concierge service is also great for bachelor/bachelorette parties, returning from/going on vacation, and families with children—among many, many other things.

It’s amazing for people with compromised immune systems. If you have a weak immune system due to chronic health issues—or simply being sick with a killer virus—then the last thing you need is to be exposed to germs in a hospital or ER. Letting us come to you ensures that you aren’t exposing yourself to those harmful germs and are in a clean, safe environment.

If this sounds of interest to you, we’d encourage you to contact the office today and set up an appointment. Let us know if you have any questions, and we’ll be happy to answer them!



Recognizing & Combating Altitude Sickness

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Recognizing & Combating Altitude Sickness

Recognizing & Combating Altitude Sickness
One thing that is common to come up against in Colorado is altitude sickness. A lot of visitors—and even people who have been here a long time—can get sick due to the altitude change, so it’s important to recognize the signs and learn to combat altitude sickness when you’re being really active. We don’t want altitude sickness to slow you down!

 Symptoms of Altitude Sickness

Sometimes called “mountain sickness,” altitude sickness happened when the pressure of the air drops and there is less oxygen. Any time you go rapidly to drastic altitudes of 8,000 or feet above sea level, you risk a chance of altitude sickness. However, some people with poorer health may even find themselves struggling at lower altitudes. 

As visitors come to Colorado, they will definitely feel that pressure drop. And while you do adjust to a higher altitude the longer you live in a place, even if you’re a citizen of Colorado, you risk getting sick when you start venturing into higher altitudes through climbing, hiking, or tackling those 14ers.

So how do you know if altitude is the culprit if you’re getting sick on a mountain? 

Symptoms include: 
·     Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)is pretty mild, and it involves a hangover-like sensation of dizziness, head and muscles aches, and nausea.

·     High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE),which can be very dangerous, causes fluid to build up in your lungs. 

·     High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE)is the worst form of altitude sickness, and it happens when fluid builds up in the brain. 

·     Symptoms of the last two altitude sicknesses can run anywhere from vomiting, extreme fatigue, shortness of breath, loss of appetite, insomnia, cerebral edema, respiratory failure, coma, or death.

So please don’t take symptoms lightly if you get mysteriously sick while traveling to higher altitudes. Take care of yourself! 

Combating Altitude Sickness

The good news is that you can be proactive when traveling to higher altitudes so that you can combat altitude sickness! If you’re visiting higher altitudes, take the time to adjust for a few daysbefore doing too extreme. Drink a lot of water, and eat healthily.  But if you develop altitude sickness, go to a lower altitude as soon as possibleand seek help. 

If you’re getting sick, one thing you can do to quickly combat altitude sickness is take our Incline Hydration package. It comes with B-Complex vitamins, B-12 vitamins, and amino acids. B vitamins help the body deal with stress, and they also help you metabolize carbs more easily—allowing for you body to produce the energy you need to recover. Amino acids help to oxygenate the muscles more effectively, which don't fatigue nearly as quickly—so taking this infusion before you even go on your adventure can help you be a little less prone to altitude sickness. 

The Incline Hydration package also comes with a can of Boost Oxygenthat is completely portable and can be taken almost anywhere. So if someone does feel a little winded or fatigued, they can take a few hits of oxygen to re-energize the system. 

A good thing to do is also combat altitude sickness before you even get into the higher mountains by taking this vitamin infusion! That way you’re ready and prepared for any adventure. 

If you have any questions, always reach out to us at Elevation Hydration! 

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The Myer's Cocktail

The Myer's Cocktail

The Myers’ Cocktail: A Powerhouse Vitamin Boost for the Immune System

If you’re feeling under the weather or just want a natural immune booster that will effectively keep your entire body active and healthy, then the Myers’ Cocktail is a vitamin infusion that is packed full of amazing nutrients. 

The History of the Myers’ Cocktail

This cocktail is named for John Meyers, M.D., a physician from John Hopkins Hospital in Maryland who began using intravenous injections of nutrients in the 1970s to help his patients with a lot of general health issues. The cocktail also became more popularized recently by Alan Gaby, M.D., who is one of the great doctors of nutritional medicine and has published many leading texts on the subject. 

The Myers’ Cocktail has a great history and legacy. It’s been around for 50 years and has been proven to help people suffering from a variety of ailments—including cancer, heart disease, chronic conditions like fatigue and pain from fibromyalgia, anxiety and stress, depression, headaches, leaky gut, weakened immune system, asthma and allergies. 

But the cocktail is not just for ailing patients. It’s for healthy patients who want to detoxify and keep their immune systems at optimal health, improve their metabolism, and increase energy throughout the day.  

What’s in the Myers’ Cocktail? 

The Myers’ Cocktail is basically like a super charged multivitamin in a bag.It’s a powerhouse mix of B-Complex Vitamins, B-12, Vitamin C, Calcium, and Magnesium—all infused into one liter of hydration. Getting this exact mix of vitamins is essential for overall health. 

B-Complex Vitamins help our bodies run like a well-oiled machine, helping produce new cells, protecting the immune system, fighting free radicals, transporting oxygen, boosting good cholesterol, etc., etc., etc. Vitamin C boosts the immune system and is essential to wound healing and the maintenance of cartilage, bones, and teeth; and Calcium boosts strength in our bones, heart, and muscles. Magnesium calms anxiety, increases energy, and treats insomnia and muscle aches...

The list goes on and on! 

As you can see, the benefits of the Myers’ Cocktail is a powerful combination of life-giving aids to a healthy body and immune system that you absolutely can’t live without in order to function at your optimum and/or heal properly. 

How Does the Myers’ Cocktail Work? 

The cocktail works by helping increase the intake of these vitamins through infusion into your blood, because taking intravenous vitamins is 50 times greater than what can be achieved through oral supplements. A lot of people have gut issues and digestive problems that can hinder their absorption of oral supplements, and so intravenous infusions help bypass that issue entirely by getting vitamins straight to your bloodstream. 

When taking the cocktail, a small catheter is inserted into a vein, and the infusion happens over about 20-30 minutes. There are usually no side effects, and most patients see results almost immediately to include more energy, deeper/fuller sleep, and decreased brain fog to name a few. 

If you’re interested in trying out a Myers’ Cocktail, then contact Elevation Hydration today! 

 

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.   

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, 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.

How to Prevent Altitude Sickness

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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.  

Hydration Tips for Athletes

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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 FamilyDoctor.org, 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.

Five Tips for Never Getting Sick

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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 Health.com 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.

How to Cope with Jet Lag

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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

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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.  

Get to Know the Ins and Outs of Altitude Sickness

If you’re new to Colorado, then you might have already experienced altitude sickness. WebMD explains that altitude sickness occurs when you can’t get sufficient oxygen from the air at high altitude. As a result, you may deal with symptoms such as loss of appetite, headaches, and trouble sleeping. This blog post will not only define altitude sickness but also detail some treatments available at Elevation Hydration.

Identifying Altitude Sickness

Folks who aren’t used to high altitudes and go quickly from a lower altitude to higher ones are most susceptible to sickness. Keep in mind that fitness level does not play a role in whether a person gets altitude sickness. What exactly does it feel like? For some, altitude sickness is comparable to having a hangover. Serious cases of altitude sickness can lead to confusion, not being able to walk straight, feeling faint, and having blue or gray lips/fingernails. Make it a point to be aware of your breathing in high altitude, as you may hear a sound like a paper bag being crumpled. Should you be experiencing this symptom, seek medical attention immediately.

Diagnosing Altitude Sickness

A lot of people mistake altitude sickness for the flu, a hangover, or dehydration. If you choose to see your doctor regarding symptoms, he or she will perform an examination to rule out other conditions. They will also ask if you’ve been drinking fluids, and if so, what kinds. Don’t be surprised if they also ask about current medications and whether or not you have a cold.

Treating Altitude Sickness

Ideally, your best bet is to go to a lower altitude. With that in mind, your body may just need some time to get used to the change. So take a little while to rest, especially at the beginning of your time in Colorado. Drink plenty of water and don’t overdo it with physical activity. Altitude sickness is not the same for everyone, but symptoms usually last anywhere from 12 hours to several days. Medical professionals recommend taking over-the-counter medicine to combat the effects of headaches that come with altitude sickness.

IV Therapy Hydration for Altitude Sickness

There are times when you just can’t avoid altitude sickness. In that case, you need a surefire treatment for altitude sickness. That’s exactly what you get with Elevation Hydration. At our IV vitamin therapy clinic in Colorado Springs, we use IV fluids to get you back to peak performance. One of our IV oxygen therapy options is The Incline. This solution is designed for those who need some quick and efficient recovery from the altitude. Our IV hydration therapy expert incorporates a mix of B-Complex vitamins (including B-12), as well as amino acids to help oxygenate muscles to fight fatigue. We even go the extra mile and include a can of Boost Oxygen so that you’ll have no trouble conquering the altitude!

Elevation Hydration was founded with the intent to get Coloradans back in the game. Whether you’re an Olympian training in the Springs and could benefit from athletic recovery or just had too much to drink last night and need an effective hangover treatment, we have the hydration package that best suits you. From migraine treatment and jet lag treatment, to everything in between, we’ve got premium IV hydration packages to elevate your life.

There are no co-pays or lengthy wait times to worry about. Hit the reset button and get 100 percent of the vitamins your body craves. Did we mention that hydration sessions last only about 45 minutes?

Don’t let altitude sickness get you down any longer! Call Elevation Hydration to book your appointment.

Welcome to Our Blog!

Whether you’re a current patient or just came across our website for the first time, we want to welcome you to Elevation Hydration! We are proud to be the only hydration therapy clinic in Colorado Springs and the southern front range. What exactly is a hydration therapy clinic, you may ask? We will answer that, explain more about who we are, and get into some of the hydration packages that we offer.

 

Get to Know Us

We don’t give our bodies enough credit. On a daily basis, we expect them to fight off disease and protect against toxins. Meanwhile, we’re juggling hectic work schedules, social calendars, and family life. The reality is that these deadlines can lead to a combination of poor nutritional choices and little exercise. However, our bodies continue to power through as much as possible. Over time, our bad habits turn into lifestyles. It’s not surprising that 50 percent of people taking multivitamins are still nutritionally deficient. Why? In our fast food-driven society, we fail to consume the necessary foods that enable us to perform at optimum capacity. Down the road, these micronutrient deficiencies can result in poor memory, loss of sleep, fatigue, decreased immune function, and other setbacks.

 We founded our IV therapy facility because we have a passion getting Coloradans back to their active lifestyle. Our team doesn’t believe in simply masking health issues with short-term solutions such as potentially dangerous over-the-counter medications. Instead, we make it a point to boost our immune functions naturally to let the body do what it does best and that’s heal and stay healthy.  

IV Hydration Therapy

Keep in mind that this is one of the safest, quickest, and most effective ways to deliver vital nutrients to our bodies. The IV vitamin therapy options that we provide make the perfect treatment for altitude sickness, migraine treatment, hangover treatment, or jet lag treatment. It’s no secret that Colorado Springs is a hotbed for elite athletes and Olympians in particular. That’s why we carry several hydration treatment packages for athletic recovery.

You can feel comfortable knowing that Elevation Hydration uses only the purest forms of essential vitamins and nutrients for all of our packages. With IV oxygen therapy, the nutrients bypass the stomach and are not affected by intestinal absorption, making them available for immediate use. What does this mean for you? You’re getting 100 percent of the vitamins your body craves and nothing else! By staying properly hydrated, the body instinctively remains healthy, repairs, rebuilds, and fends off invading organisms.

How It Works

Ready to get started? You’ll first come to our office and fill out a brief medical questionnaire. We then sit down with you to understand your needs and select the most appropriate hydration package. Sessions typically last no longer than 45 minutes and there’s no downtime involved once you’re done! Best of all, you don’t have to concern yourself with co-pays or long waits. When you come to us, our mission instantly becomes getting you back to your active lifestyle as quickly as possible.

Hydration Packages

There shouldn’t be a one-size-fits-all approach in terms of IV fluids. We understand that each of our customer’s needs are different, which is why we carry a variety of hydration packages. At Elevation Hydration, you can take your pick from the following:

  • Hydration for athletes - Weekend Warrior or The Olympus

  • Recovery - The Hang(over), Elevate, The Incline

  • Immune Tune - Immune Tune, Myers’ Cocktail

  • Injectables - Tri-Amino, B-12, L-Carnitine, BCAA’s, Glutathione

 We also offer several add-ons, such as zinc, Vitamin D3, and additional hydration.

 If you believe it’s time for a boost, call us today to book your appointment.