GACLIV is a mixture of essential and non-essential amino acids that is further enhanced with B complex and glutathione. Since humans cannot make essential amino acids, we must get them from other sources—food, supplements or IV hydration.
Though this new cocktail is ideal for anyone, it’s especially beneficial for those wanting to promote muscle growth, increase athletic performance and recover from endurance exercise. It’s also helpful for those with GI issues, like Crohn’s, colitis and even leaky gut. Vegans and vegetarians may also benefit from GACLIV. Since it’s harder to obtain the same protein levels from plants as it is from meat, this drip can help ensure vegetarians get a complete amino acid profile.
Amino acids included in this drip include the following:
Glutamine—the most abundant amino acid (building block of protein) in the body, and an energy source for the nervous system, glutamine is also helpful in healing leaky gut through its effects on the immune system.
Arginine is a precursor to nitric oxide, a gas that’s naturally produced in the body that increases blood flow by relaxing blood vessels. At certain doses, arginine can stimulate growth hormone, glucagon and insulin release, which are helpful in muscle building.
Carnitine—Helps to transport fatty acids into the mitochondria where they are burned for energy.
Leucine—One of the most important amino acids in protein synthesis/muscle building, leucine contributes to regulation of blood-sugar levels, growth and repair of muscle and bone tissue, growth hormone production, and wound healing.
Isoleucine—This amino acid plays a role in wound healing, detoxification of nitrogenous wastes, hormone secretion stimulation, healthy immune function, hemoglobin synthesis and blood sugar regulation.
Valine contributes to muscle growth, tissue repair and energy. An essential amino acid, valine also helps maintain mental vigor, contributes to emotional calm, and helps with muscle coordination.
BCAAS (Branched-Chain Amino Acids)–The combination of leucine, isoleucine and valine make up about ⅓ of muscle protein; these amino acids are necessary to build and maintain muscle.
How can this IV be helpful?
- Amplify athletic performance
- Promote muscle growth
- Decrease muscle loss due to aging
- Expedite recovery from endurance training
- Increase fat burning
- Boost brain function
- Encourage detoxification
- Support weight loss
- Reduce blood sugar
Frequency and what to expect:
This IV can be administered up to 3x’s per week. As an alternative, we can also offer this as an injection or in addition to a Myers Cocktail; Anya Wallace can help determine the best scheduling system for you.
As a reminder, our IV’s are only offered to our clients as they are based on our comprehensive knowledge of their medical history. Each IV is specially formulated to the individual and is administered to clients in their own private room.
If you would like to find out more about the GACLIV, or any of our other IV options, please contact Stevie Bruce at 980.399.6614.