by Anita Farrelly, RN, BSN, MBA/HCM & Jessica Dickinson, RN, BSN, Owners, Aboost Wellness
When it comes to managing stress, there are a lot of options — yoga classes, exercise, massages, meditation. But have you ever thought about trying IV vitamin therapy?
When used for relaxation and de-stressing purposes, most people receive an infusion containing minerals like magnesium. This essential nutrient can help reduce stress levels by providing the body with essential elements it needs for proper functioning.
Magnesium plays an important role in many functions within the body, including regulating nerve and muscle function, controlling blood sugar levels and helping create energy from food.
When you are stressed, your body needs more magnesium than usual because it helps keep your hormones balanced and allows your muscles to relax. Low levels of magnesium can lead to anxiety, insomnia, irritability, fatigue, headaches, depression and other physical symptoms associated with stress.
Magnesium also helps regulate your body’s hormones, including cortisol. This hormone is responsible for triggering your “fight or flight” response when you’re worried or stressed. When your body has higher levels of magnesium, it can better regulate its cortisol levels, helping you stay calm and relaxed.
Lastly, magnesium also helps improve sleep quality, which is one of the most important aspects when it comes to managing stress. Poor sleep leads to higher levels of stress during the day because your body isn’t getting enough restorative rest at night.
By introducing more magnesium into your system through IV therapy, you can ensure that you get the proper amount of sleep needed to keep those stress levels under control.
IV infusions are a faster way to deliver nutrients directly into the bloodstream compared to oral supplements or food sources. This means that when you choose an IV infusion for stress relief you will feel the effects much sooner than if you were taking a pill or eating foods high in magnesium.
Additionally, since all the vitamins go directly into your bloodstream rather than having to pass through digestion first, this also helps improve absorption rates so more of the nutrients reach the intended target — your cells!
Relaxation is essential for reducing stress and improving overall wellbeing. If you’re looking for a new way to unwind, consider IV therapy. Bonus, it can be administered in the comfort of your own home or office.