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How Vitamin Infusions Can Boost Athletic Performance

Athletes and exercise enthusiasts often utilize natural supplements to optimize performance and recovery.

When used appropriately, supplements can help fight against fatigue, free radical formation, oxidative stress, enhance energy metabolism and aid with recovery. Unfortunately, individuals must take several supplements at varying doses to gain their full benefits and potential.

Furthermore, oral administration of these supplements can have varying pharmacokinetic properties which can further decrease their potential while the digestive process reduces their absorption rate.

The Perform Infusion offered by Nova Vita Wellness Centers is created to provide the ideal mixture of these supplements to enhance performance and recovery as well as ensure that you can gain the full potential  of these nutrients through an IV infusion.

The Perform Infusion contains the following:

  • Taurine
  • Glutathione
  • Tri-Amino mixture containing:
    • L-Arginine
    • L-Citrulline
    • L-Ornithine

What are all of these components of the Perform Infusion and what can they do?

  • Taurine is an amino acid that can be found in most cells that have various functions within mammals. It has drawn interest within the athletic community for its cytoprotective abilities. Research shows Taurine increases endurance performance and decreases oxidative stress which can help promote recovery.
  • Glutathione is involved in numerous physiological functions such as antioxidation and detoxification. Its effects can lead to improved aerobic metabolism which can decrease muscle fatigue.
  • L-Arginine is a non-essential amino acid that is obtained from dietary proteins and synthesized in the small intestine. It is important to not be thrown off by the word “non-essential”, this only means it cannot be obtained from food and is only produced by the body using essential amino acids.
    • Helps in synthesis of nitric oxide (NO) which dilates blood vessels, allowing more blood to reach the muscles. This can aid in aerobic and anaerobic performance as well as recovery.
  • L-Citrulline
    • An amino acid precursor to L-Arginine which helps synthesis of nitric oxide (NO). This can further augment aerobic and anaerobic performance as well as recovery.
  • L-Ornithine
    • Amino acid that plays an important role within the urea cycle to metabolize ammonia.
    • Lactic acid and ammonia accumulation limits athletic performance during moderate to high intensity exercise, by enhancing metabolism of ammonia, enhanced performance can be achieved.

The full Perform Infusion at Nova Vita Wellness Centers is optimal for athletic performance, yet you can also receive a vitamin injection containing all three of these amino acids for a quick start to your workout or competition.

For more information, give us a call or schedule an appointment online to avoid a wait.

References:

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  • De Carvalho, Flávia G., et al. “Taurine: a potential ergogenic aid for preventing muscle damage and protein catabolism and decreasing oxidative stress produced by endurance exercise.” Frontiers in physiology 8 (2017): 710.
  • Waldron, Mark, et al. “The effects of an oral taurine dose and supplementation period on endurance exercise performance in humans: a meta-analysis.” Sports Medicine 48.5 (2018): 1247-1253
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  • Ribas, Vicent, Carmen García-Ruiz, and José C. Fernández-Checa. “Glutathione and mitochondria.” Frontiers in pharmacology 5 (2014): 151.
  • Aoi, Wataru, et al. “Glutathione supplementation suppresses muscle fatigue induced by prolonged exercise via improved aerobic metabolism.” Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition 12.1 (2015): 1-8.
  • Viribay, Aitor, et al. “Effects of arginine supplementation on athletic performance based on energy metabolism: A systematic review and meta-analysis.” Nutrients 12.5 (2020): 1300.
  • Suzuki, Takashi, et al. “Oral L-citrulline supplementation enhances cycling time trial performance in healthy trained men: Double-blind randomized placebo-controlled 2-way crossover study.” Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition 13.1 (2016): 1-8.
  • Pérez-Guisado, Joaquín, and Philip M. Jakeman. “Citrulline malate enhances athletic anaerobic performance and relieves muscle soreness.” The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research 24.5 (2010): 1215-1222.Demura, Shinichi, et al. “The effect of L-ornithine hydrochloride ingestion on performance during incremental exhaustive ergometer bicycle exercise and ammonia metabolism during and after exercise.” European journal of clinical nutrition 64.10 (2010): 1166-1171.
  • Demura, Shinichi, et al. “The effect of L-ornithine hydrochloride ingestion on performance during incremental exhaustive ergometer bicycle exercise and ammonia metabolism during and after exercise.” European journal of clinical nutrition 64.10 (2010): 1166-1171.