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!
Decreases recovery time
Enhances athletic performance/recovery
Replenishes essential nutrients
Helps convert fat into energy
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