You hear a lot about metabolism — slow metabolism, fast metabolism, and boosting your metabolism, but what does that all mean?
Our Advanced Medical Care team specializes in the complex inner workings of metabolism, knowing it has significant implications for your overall health and well-being. Our board-certified physicians can identify metabolic problems and recommend effective treatments that rebalance your system and optimize your health.
We use advanced IV therapy to resolve many issues related to poor immunity, digestion, premature aging, cognitive issues, and more. Here’s how our personalized IV therapy can boost your metabolism and turn your body into an efficient, fat-burning, muscle-building machine.
Your metabolism is the process of converting food into energy, which powers everything you do, from thinking to moving. But don’t let that simple definition fool you — your metabolism is a complex engine that keeps your body running, and just like any engine, its performance can vary.
Your metabolic rate may slow down because of aging, hormonal imbalances, or a sedentary lifestyle. But why is a fast metabolism desirable?
A higher metabolic rate helps you burn more calories and can lead to increased energy levels, improved mood, and enhanced overall health. So, finding ways to rev up your sluggish metabolism can make a huge difference in your health and quality of life
When it comes to boosting metabolism, most people turn to one of the following practices.
Regular physical activity, especially high-intensity workouts, is a proven way to increase your metabolic rate.
Foods rich in fiber, like fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, can also assist by keeping your digestive system healthy and efficient. Spicy foods that contain capsaicin can help, too.
Incorporating probiotics from foods like yogurt can help balance your gut flora, contributing to better digestion and potentially aiding metabolism.
Although these methods are safe and effective, they take a long time to kick in and deliver results.
However, awareness of harmful methods that promise a quick metabolic boost is critical.
For example, caffeine can ramp up your metabolism in the short term by increasing thermogenesis. An average cup of coffee has about 95mg of caffeine, and it takes about 270mg to increase your calorie-burning capacity. Plus, if you’re a regular coffee drinker, you may see the same results as a decaffeinated person.
Since speeding up digestion can accelerate metabolism, some people use (and misuse) laxatives to lose weight. Even though this approach may deliver temporary results because of water loss, it doesn’t enhance metabolism. In fact, laxative overuse can lead to serious health problems, including dehydration, imbalances in electrolyte levels, and organ damage.
Some people turn to prescription drugs to increase their metabolism and lose weight. Although several are FDA-approved, they can cause negative side effects, such as:
Weight-loss medications that contain stimulants, like phentermine and diethylpropion, should only be taken for a short while to prevent dependence and long-term adverse effects.
Advanced Medical Care offers a cutting-edge method that’s gaining traction in the health and wellness world: intravenous (IV) therapy.
Instead of relying on oral supplements and potentially dangerous drugs, IV therapy delivers healthy nutrients directly into your bloodstream, bypassing your digestive system entirely. The beauty of IV therapy lies in its efficiency; because it doesn't need to go through your digestive system, it allows for 100% absorption of the vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that can supercharge your metabolism.
IV therapy can resolve a long list of health issues, from chronic fatigue to sleep problems, and can be a critical supplement to the treatments for diseases like diabetes, arthritis, Parkinson’s disease, and Alzheimer’s disease. We customize your IV drip to address your specific needs and symptoms.
We use our lipo-mino mix, a blend of vitamin B12, choline, inositol, and methionine to boost your sluggish metabolism. These nutrients are fat burners and antioxidants that can reduce your appetite, improve your immune system, and help you build lean muscle (natural fat burners).
Although IV therapy can drastically improve your metabolism and overall health, it isn’t a magic bullet. A balanced diet and regular exercise should form the bedrock of your metabolic health.
If you’re considering IV therapy to rev up your metabolism, call Advanced Medical Care in Brooklyn or Queens, New York, or book online.