Essential Amino Acids

Elevate U Hydration And Wellness -  - Wellness Center

Elevate U Hydration And Wellness

Wellness Center located in Charlotte, NC

To enhance your athletic performance and recovery time, the nursing team at Elevate U Hydration and Wellness in Charlotte, North Carolina, uses IV therapy to deliver essential amino acids into your body. These amino acids are the building blocks of protein and help with the creation and repair of muscle tissue. Call the clinic to book your IV therapy or use the online scheduling feature.

Essential Amino Acids Q&A

What are amino acids?

Your body is made of protein and uses more than 20 amino acids to build it. Amino acids play a critical role in the operations of skin and connective tissues, muscles, hormones, and enzymes.

Your body makes many of the amino acids that you need to function, but there are nine that you can only get from your diet. They’re called essential amino acids.

What are the essential amino acids?

The nine essential amino acids are:

  • Methionine
  • Lysine
  • Valine
  • Histidine
  • Phenylalanine
  • Leucine
  • Isoleucine
  • Threonine
  • Tryptophan


A deficiency in any of these essential amino acids can cause serious harm to your health. That’s why the dedicated nursing team at Elevate U Hydration and Wellness gives you an essential amino acid boost with IV hydration therapy.

What foods contain the essential amino acids?

Several foods that provide the amino acids your body needs:

  • Fish
  • Poultry
  • Eggs
  • Dairy


If you don’t want to eat animal products, choose quinoa, nuts, seeds, and whole grains to fulfill your body’s requirement for the essential amino acids.

What are the benefits of essential amino acids IV therapy?

Not only are the essential amino acids critical for your health, but they also provide benefits; all of which you can receive through an essential amino acids IV therapy session at Elevate U Hydration and Wellness. Benefits include:

  • Boosting your mood
  • Supporting weight loss and maintenance
  • Enhancing healthy hair and skin
  • Promoting muscle development
  • Improving sleep quality
  • Increasing endurance
  • Improving cognitive function


Bodybuilders and people who play recreational and competitive sports often use essential amino acids for athletic recovery.

What are the symptoms of essential amino acid deficiency?

Because they’re the building blocks of protein, if you’re not getting enough essential amino acids, the symptoms are the same as a protein deficiency. Some of the key clues you’re lacking essential amino acids and could benefit from IV therapy are:

  • Brittle nails
  • Dry skin
  • Bone loss
  • Decreased muscle mass
  • Fatigue
  • Fluid retention
  • Constant hunger
  • Depression


The caring providers at Elevate U Hydration and Wellness include essential amino acids in your IV therapy to improve your health and support your athletic recovery.

Try the Elevate Athlete IV for $210. In addition to amino acids, it’s full of magnesium, selenium vitamin C, B vitamins, magnesium, and glutamine.

Call Elevate U Hydration and Wellness to learn more about essential amino acids restorative IV therapy or use the online scheduling feature to book at your convenience.