Running a marathon is quite hard on your body. Even if you are well-trained for the distance, racing that far really takes it out of you — and it will take you some time to recover. One way to help your body recover better and faster is to go for an IV treatment the day after your race. An IV can not only rehydrate you but can also deliver various nutrients that need to be replenished so you can heal. Here are some key nutrients to talk to your IV practitioner about including in your post-marathon treatment.
Magnesium is an electrolyte that you lose when you're sweating. It's not as talked about as sodium or potassium, and sports drinks don't always contain enough of it, which means many people end up low in magnesium. Including some magnesium in your IV may help you recover faster. More specifically, it may also ease some muscle soreness and tightness you're dealing with after the race.
This is another electrolyte mineral that many people don't get enough of, especially during hard workouts such as running a marathon. Adding potassium to your IV treatment will help prevent muscle cramps. It may also help your heart heal from the strain it was put under in the race.
Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin that plays important roles in metabolism and brain function. Many people do not get enough in their diets, especially when they are doing a lot of physical activity. Adding some to your IV can help you feel re-energized sooner after the race. You do deserve to lay around and take a break for a few days, but if you have some B12, you may not feel like you have to be immobilized and resting for quite as long.
After a hard athletic effort like a marathon, your immune system tends to be depleted. You may be more likely to come down with a cold during this time. Adding some vitamin C to your IV can help prevent this. Vitamin C helps support the immune system, so it has a better chance of fighting off any pathogens you encounter in the weeks after your race.
After a marathon or other demanding race, an IV can be key to a good recovery. Talk to an IV practitioner about these nutrients and any others they recommend having added to your mix. For more information on IV therapy, contact a professional near you.Share
20 April 2023
My name is Dan and this is my blog. I am a recently singled father of three that is learning everything about caring for my kids as I go along. Before my wife passed, she was the one that took care of the kids when they were sick or injured, so I had a lot of learning to do and I had to do it as quickly as possible. I got together with some of the parents from my kids' school and they helped out quite a bit. I created my blog for two reasons - to keep my facts straight and to help other parents learn what I have struggled to learn.