The practice of using IVs as a means to ward off dehydration for athletes is not new. Administration of IV Infusions for pre-race treatment and post race recovery have been occurring for the last 20 years. What sets FinishLine IV Hydration apart is that it provides nutrient-enhanced drips targeted at regular endurance ralooking to enhance their hydration before pre race and post race.
When it comes to performance the more an athlete hydrates prior to performing the better they will perform. Muscle recovery is delayed if you become dehydrated. Replenishing fluids before a strenuous race can be almost impossible with just water alone. During long races the blood flow to the stomach is redirected to the muscles. This reduction in blood flow to the stomach results in a decrease in the ability to digest and absorb nutrients. When a person consumes water only 30-40 percent of the fluid is absorbed in their gastrointestinal system. The fluid is then processed through the kidneys and is excreted as urine. IV fluids provide 100% absorption directly into the blood stream. The fluid is then stored by cells and provides bioavailability for use later, with no waste.
1. What is an IV drip and how does it work?
An IV drip is a medical treatment administered by well-trained medical professionals where sterile solutions of fluids, vitamins, minerals that are introduced directly into the bloodstream bypassing the digestive system allowing 100% absorption. With an IV drip, you instantly get the benefits!
2. Are they safe?
Yes! Our IV drip therapies are completely safe administered by one of our Licensed staff members.
3. What is the best Infusion for curing my hangover?
Our Hammered cocktail can help with hangovers since it is an infusion of vitamins that help detoxify alcohol and other build-up metabolites. It also helps with the dehydration associated with a hangover. The infusion contains glutathione which is directly responsible for detoxifying alcohol.
4. What kind of IV’s are available?
Our IV bags contain a unique combination of vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants that are diluted into (1L) of Lactated Ringers.
5. Will it hurt?
Our treatments are almost painless. Most patients state they hardly feel any discomfort at all! Also, our experienced staff will do their best make your IV infusion experience as pleasant as possible.
6. Are there any side effects during the process?
Other than feeling great afterwards, IV Therapy side effects are minor and temporary:
Possible bruising and soreness at the IV site
Far less common side effects include:
Risk of infection
We are well-versed in identifying and managing side effects in the rare case that it should happen.
7. How long does it take?
IV drip therapy sessions usually take 45-60 minutes but depend on each individual.
8. I may be difficult to start an IV on, what should I expect?
Our certified Registered Nurses have years of experience working of starting IVs on patients with very difficult veins under some of the most stressful conditions.
9. Do I need to make an appointment?
Appointments are preferred, but not necessary. Walk-ins are welcome, or you call us to guarantee your appointment. Finishlineivhydration@gmail.com or call/text 661-332-2559.
10. Who cannot receive an IV treatment?
We can not administer IV's to patients that have
Congestive Heart Failure
Those on dialysis
Any patient with abnormal vital signs
Those experiencing a medical emergency
Those who have experienced a seizure or had a abnormal reaction while receiving an IV
11.How are you able to perform Mobile IV's?
We operate under a strict set of protocols that out medical director has approved: All treatments are prescribed to you by the medical director. All of our medical professionals are Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners who are certified, trained and skilled to administer your IV.
12. Do you Accept Insurance?
We do not accept insurance at this time. We do accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Cash, Venmo and Debit.
13.What is Youngest individual you can treat?
We are unable to treat patients who are ages 17 years and younger or under 110 pounds.
14. How often can I receive treatments?
This depends on you and your needs.
Some patients receive an IV every day that they are racing. Arrangements can be made ahead of time to come to your teams hotel or home to administer your teams IVS.
661-332-2559 or FinishlineIVHydration@gmail.com