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Weekend Warrior / Athletic Survival
60 min


Designed to help shorten the time of recovery after an injury and potentially improve athletic ability and recovery, this IV consists of premium-quality vitamins and amino acids that can help promote improved performance,recovery and overall wellness while giving you a boost of energy! Composed of 5,000 mcg B12, B complex and amino acids!

Possible Benefits

  • Decreases recovery time

  • Enhances athletic performance/recovery

  • Replenishes essential nutrients

  • Reduces inflammation

  • Helps convert fat into energy

  • Boosts metabolism


  • Maximum 3 per week (if desired more than once  weekly, then high dose B12 would need adjustment by medical director to avoid potential toxicity though very rare)

  • Recommended as needed based on energy/metabolism/muscle recovery weight loss progress

  • Suggested frequency:  Repeat weekly x 4. If improving after the 4th infusion, continue weekly x4 more. Then monthly or transition to premium shot combination biweekly or monthly. 

Arginine and Athletic Performance Studies

Meta-analysis; 11 randomized clinical trials (Rezaei, et al. 2021)

  • Arginine supplementation increased VO2 max compared to the control group.

Systematic review and meta-analysis effects on aerobic and anaerobic performance. Likewise, to show the effective dose and timing of this supplementation (Viribay, et al. 2020)

  • Eighteen studies included; Meta-analysis included 15 studies.

  • Results revealed that Arg supplementation could improve aerobic and anaerobic performance tests (i.e.lactate)

  • Acute Arg supplementation protocols to improve aerobic and anaerobic performance should be adjusted to 0.15 g/kg of body weight ingested between 60–90 min before.

  • AND chronic Arg supplementation should include 1.5–2 g/day for 4–7 weeks in order to improve aerobic performance, and 10–12 g/day for 8 weeks to enhance anaerobic performance.

  • Even if not ingested 60-90 min before, there is still benefit to increasing supplementation for this reason

Twenty-four male soccer players ingested either Citrulline + Arg or placebo (both 1.2 g/day each) for 6 days. (Suzuki et al.  2019)

  • Day7, ingested Cit + Arg 1 h before a 10-min full-power pedaling test.

  • Power output was significantly greater with Cit + Arg than in the placebo group

  • Plasma concentrations of post-exercise NOx was significantly higher in the Cit + Arg than in the placebo group

  • Cit + Arg also gave improved post-exercise subjective perception of “leg muscle soreness” and “ease of peddling

2017 double-blinded, randomized and placebo-controlled trial; 56 male soccer players randomly assigned to either L-arginine or placebo groups (Pahlavani et al., 2017).

  • Athletes received either 2 g DAILY arginine or for 45 days.

  • Sport performance (VO2 max) significantly increased in arginine group

  • Increase remained significant even after adjustment of baseline values, physical activity and usual dietary intake.

  • No effect on anthropometric measurements (i.e. BMI; though soccer players likely are quite fit anyways)

2019 systematic review effects of arginine on athletic performance (Pahlavani, et al.)

  • Most studies, arginine improved athletic performance and body composition in athletes.

  • Dose of 2-5 grams per day had no side effects.

Yavuz, et al. (2014) 

Found no difference in oxygen consumption. Time to exhaustion improved.

*This study was only done with a single dose of arginine

Older, IV study of arginine in healthy adults. (Schaefer et al., 2002)

  • Double-blind study of responses after IV arginine or placebo in 8 healthy subjects.

  • Improvement in peak Lactate and ammonia production; May play a role in improved exercise performance

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