IVs for Athletes in CO

Athletes push their bodies to peak performance levels on a regular basis, whether that means competing in challenging matches, participating in endurance activities like marathons, working out at the gym, or training at home. This intense activity, however, can lead to the loss of fluids and minerals through sweating and sore and aching muscles during the recovery phase. 

As a result, athletes often look for effective ways to promote optimal performance and care for their bodies before and after exercise. In recent years, IV therapy for athletes has gained in popularity, and many athletes turn to IV fluids to rehydrate quickly between training sessions and kickstart recovery after intense athletic events. 

At Rocky Mountain IV Medics, we offer mobile IV therapy for athletic recovery, so you can receive the IV fluids you want wherever is most convenient for you in the Denver, CO, area. Our knowledgeable and experienced nurses and paramedics can administer an IV at your home or even at the gym, pool, field, or track where you train.

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Recommended IV for Athletes

One of our top recommended IV athletic recovery and preparation is the Myers' Cocktail.

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Recommended IV for Athletes

An IV that athletes also love is our Performance Plus IV which is great for pre-workout or post-workout hydration.

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Recommended IV for Athletes

One of our top recommended IVs for athletic recovery and preparation is the Myers' Cocktail.

Recommended IV for Athletes

An IV that athletes also love is our Performance Plus IV, which is great for pre-workout or post-workout hydration.

IV Therapy for Post-Workout and Sports Recovery

You left it all out on the field, which means you may be feeling the uncomfortable, or even painful, aftermath the next day. Sore muscles and joints, fatigue, lack of energy, and changes in mood are common side effects of strenuous activity or overexertion. Recovery is important because your body needs this time to rest and repair.

But recovery for athletes needs to be effective. If you don’t nurture your body by keeping it properly hydrated, getting enough sleep, and eating well, it may take longer to bounce back from a vigorous workout or athletic event. This can throw you off your training schedule or make it harder to compete at your highest level.

A drip IV can help with athletic recovery and sports performance by supplying your body with the vitamins, minerals, and fluids it needs to function at its best. 

Why Athletes Use IV Therapy

Athletes with a wide range of skills and training levels may use IV therapy as they strive to achieve peak performance. Some athletic organizations, including the World Anti-Doping Agency, restrict the use of IV fluids for otherwise healthy individuals. Nonetheless, many athletes still seek IV therapy while in training. Here are a few of the reasons athletes have been known to have an IV before or after exercise:

  • To rehydrate efficiently: Athletes lose a lot of fluid while exercising, especially in hot weather. Dehydration can lead to lowered athletic performance, and severe dehydration can even become dangerous if it's left unaddressed. Because IV fluids bypass the digestive system and enter directly into the bloodstream, they can rehydrate the body more quickly than oral rehydration. Furthermore, IVs allow for direct absorption of the ingredients in the IV solution, which might include electrolytes, antioxidants, or amino acids, so athletes may use IV therapy to rehydrate while also receiving vitamins and minerals tailored to their needs.
  • To lower the chance of muscle cramps: Muscle cramps during competitions pose serious problems for serious athletes. Although many factors contribute to muscle cramps, dehydration and salt loss may play a significant role. Some athletes and sports teams choose to replace fluids and salts through IVs before a competition in the hopes of preventing cramps.
  • To promote smoother recovery: To minimize inflammation and pain after exercise and promote a faster recovery, some athletes seek out IVs that contain glutathione, vitamin C, and other antioxidants thought to promote wound healing and reduce oxidative stress that leads to post-workout soreness.

Some anecdotal evidence certainly supports the usefulness of IVs for certain athletes, and IV fluids can also provide symptom relief for athletes suffering from moderate to severe dehydration as a result of exercise. However, it's important to note that research has not found significant evidence to suggest that IV rehydration provides performance benefits over oral rehydration under normal circumstances, or that IV fluids effectively prevent muscle cramping.

If you're thinking about getting IV therapy, check with the athletic organization governing your competitions to make sure it's allowed.

Book an IV for Athletic Recovery

As an athlete, you want to perform at your best and feel good doing it. At Rocky Mountain IV Medics, we can provide IVs for athletes in the Denver area who want to rehydrate and recover quickly. Call or text us at 720-987-2155 or book your appointment online!


Q: What are some common signs of dehydration?

A: Watch out for excessive thirst, dizziness, fatigue, headaches, and infrequent urination. These signs indicate you've lost too many bodily fluids and need to replace them. 

Q: I need to recover from an injury. Can IV therapy for muscle recovery help me?

A: Yes! We can customize your drip IV bag with additional supplements and ingredients. You may also choose to add the short-term pain reliever Toradol if your doctor gives you the OK.

Q: Are your team members experts in IV therapy for athletes?

A: Yes! Our medical professionals have a great deal of experience in IV treatment and work with you to find the IV therapy packages that will bring you the best results. Learn more about our team and our mobile IV service.

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