How IV supplements helped me

UPDATED SEP 24, 2013 2:01 PM ET
By: Brendon Ayanbadejo


The evolution of the athlete is in many ways directly related to the evolution of medicine.

Starting around 2009, once-devastating injuries that typically took 12-18 months to heal saw recovery time cut in half to around 6-12 months for some. the years since, we have marveled at the super-human recoveries of many athletes who had sustained serious injuries. Even on a week-to-week basis, the ability to bounce back and be ready to play has improved directly with advancements in medicine.

Follow along as I give you an inside look at what many professional athletes do in order to extend their careers, increase recovery plus healing time, and make them feel extraordinarily super-human. Legally.

I am by no means a doctor, and you should always consult one before starting any type of treatment. I am simply recalling my personal protocol to the best of my memory. Many athletes believe these methods help their recovery, though their effectiveness is not universally acknowledged in the medical community.

The key in the particular treatment demonstrated in the video above is phlebotomy, the process of inserting a needle into a vein. Sports performance doctors will write a prescription and request a blood sample.

In its simplest form, the blood panel gives you a view of all of your deficiencies and food allergies. Along with those key components, a full hormone panel is requested as well as testing the blocker in the human body that allows or doesn’t allow you to absorb supplements.

Every six months for the last few years, I would have a blood panel pulled for analyzation. A supplement strategy would be developed based on the blood panel results. The goal is to eliminate all deficiencies and crank up positive hormonal output and counteract any negative hormonal output, such as estrogen. Keep in mind this is all done naturally and treated homeopathically.

If one just tore a ligament or even played in a football game, or had something as simple as a hangover, a supplement strategy is designed for healing and recovery. Of course, this is all done proactively.

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