It’s never too early to start your new year’s resolution! So why not get ahead this year so you can skip the procrastination and pain that comes with a new habit and schedule in January? Enter 2021 prepared and already in the game! Here are some of our tips for you to do just that.
Resolution1: Lose Weight/Exercise More
If you want to lose weight, you’ll need to combine diet and exercise for optimal results. Both are tough to get into so it’s best to start early and stick with it as much as you can. You can also try to boost your results with a few essential vitamins and minerals!
For example, B vitamins help regulate your metabolism, including proteins, carbs, and fats. One B vitamin, Thiamine, helps the body cells convert carbohydrates into energy. If you are deficient in B vitamins, your metabolism might not be working as well as it should, meaning you’ll be getting less energy from food, thus making weight loss even harder.
Iron is another essential mineral when it comes to losing weight. It plays a key role in helping your body create energy from nutrients. Iron helps carry oxygen to all of the cells in your body, including your muscles. This, in turn, helps them burn fat.
Additionally, low iron levels also reduce your physical endurance and athletic performance, so deficiency means it will be harder to exercise!
Resolution 2: Eat Better
Everyone wants to have a healthier diet or cut out something bad for you. Whether you want to stop drinking soda or eat less cheese, the challenge is always tough. Quitting cold turkey doesn’t always work either. Instead, try cutting down the amount you’re eating month by month, until you no longer crave what you’re trying to cut out.
If your resolution is to eat a more balanced diet, then you can try supplementing some things with an IV vitamin therapy until you’re in the rhythm of eating healthier. And even if you are eating healthier, you may still be missing parts of a balanced diet.
Here’s how it works: the human body can absorb anywhere between 10% to 90% of nutrients in food before your meal is broken down and excreted. The foods you eat decide how much nutrients your body gets. Foods with healthy fats, such as avocados or olive oil, can enhance absorption rates, while phytic acid in grains and legumes reduce it.
To compare, an IV has a consistently higher rate of absorption at 90%. Depending on what treatment you choose, the vitamins can be released slowly into your system through your bloodstream over a longer period of time than through ingestion. Water soluble vitamins, such as B-complex and B12, do not stay in your system for long, though there is a slower release through IVs than in your digestive tract.
Even if you’re healthy, participating in regular IV sessions can help your body absorb the nutrients it missed through your diet.
Resolution 3: Stress Less
If you want to focus on yourself and make this year a calmer one, then you’re definitely not alone. After this year, we think everyone deserves a little relaxation and TLC.
Stress can come from anywhere: your job, global climate, your home, friends, family, unfinished personal projects; anything and everything. Everyone has a way to destress and detox from these, but it’s hard to find the right way that works for you. It can be stepping away from the stressful environment, breathing exercises, reading, or a long soak in the tub.
Relaxation and living a life with a little less stress can also come from taking the right vitamins.
Vitamin B12 Boosts Energy and Improves Mood
Vitamin B12 is a powerhouse: it can fortify your bones, boost your mood, give you energy, and more. A common cause of fatigue stems from B-12 deficiency, and fatigue is a common gateway to stress. Giving yourself a little boost of B12 can help give you the energy you need to see the day through, as well as finish any projects afterwards.
B12 also has mood boosting properties. While this may not seem like it will have an effect on your energy, consider this: depression is known for impacting sleep. People with depression often sleep too much or too little, which results in feelings of exhaustion. That feeling of exhaustion can increase your stress significantly.
B12 can help because it plays a vital role in synthesizing and metabolizing serotonin. Serotonin is the “feel good” chemical responsible for regulating mood.
This study that helped people with depression and low vitamin B12 levels. One group received antidepressants while the other received both antidepressants and vitamin B12. The group that was given B12 showed fewer depressive symptoms than those who were only treated with antidepressants
Although magnesium’s primary function is to help regulate your body’s nervous system, it is also a powerful muscle relaxant that combats stress and depression.
When we’re stressed, our bodies tend to go through vitamins C and B, and magnesium faster. To combat that, you will need to take in more of the aforementioned nutrients to avoid the side effects of being deficient in them.
The vitamins are easy enough to get, but magnesium is tough because your stomach doesn’t process it very well. You can eat most green and leafy veggies like spinach, kale, or you can go a sweeter route and eat dark chocolate, raspberries or a banana, but you’ll need a lot of it to get the magnesium you need.
The Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for adults is between 310 and 420 mg. The exact RDA will differ depending on your age and gender.
Or you can get it through an IV! IV Revival offers stress free mobile IV therapy where registered nurses come to you to administer a treatment of your choice. You can get all of these vitamins and get a head start on your resolution from the comfort of your own home. The best part? We’re built to be mobile, so we don’t limit your options! You can pick anything off our wide menu or pick their all-in-one solution: the Myer’s Cocktail.
Book an appointment with us today to start your new year off strong.