Vitamins B/C are a weekend warrior’s best friends

Opening dates are on the calendar and snow is in the forecast. Ski/Board season is coming to Lake Tahoe, and with it, all of the weekend warriors who from Friday evening to Sunday night pack in the fun.

The Conditions

A day riding the mountain, an evening of good food and wine, topped off by a little Tahoe nightlife are Instagram worthy pursuits after a long workweek. Lake Tahoe’s South Shore can be a 24-hour destination, but all that fun combined with the elevation – yes, the air is a little thinner up here – can leave visitors tired and dehydrated. Throw in a heavy day of physical activity skiing or riding and it can really run you down and severely deplete your micronutrients, which play a vital role in energy metabolism and can result in symptoms of tiredness and lack of energy.

The Weekend Warrior

In fact researchers have found that people more prone to this problem fit in a “lifestyle” category that could be part of a Wikipedia entry for the weekend warrior. Young to middle-aged adults with high job pressure or the double whammy of family and work, for whom time is a commodity fit the bill. Sometimes life gets in the way of our best health choices. Eating lunch at your desk, dieting, excessive alcohol and coffee drinking. Then throw in a day of hard physical activity after a week of sitting at a desk. Sound familiar?

The Solution

There is hope. Instead of missing that morning or evening of possibilities and epic moments, warriors sojourning in South Lake Tahoe can get a restorative B-12 shot or hydration treatment with a boost of vitamins B and C from H2uP Tahoe. B-12 is critical in metabolism and B 1-6 are required for energy and metabolism. Combined with Vitamin C, a potent antioxidant, the treatments are good for detoxing free radicals and giving an energy boost.

Check out our wellness treatments, we can get you back to your weekend quickly.

H2uP Tahoe hooks up repeat clients with value added package discounts

Mountain biking the Tahoe Rim Trail. Photo by Jeff Moser

H2uP Tahoe, South Shore’s only IV hydration clinic, is upping its value with updated package offerings. Clients can now get a 10 percent discount on package purchases of 5 treatments or a 20 percent discount on a package purchase of 10 treatments. H2uP Tahoe’s IV hydration treatments range from athletic performance, to wellness and hangover recovery. These packages are available for either the Elevate Wellness Center clinic or concierge clinic service by appointment. Prices differ for each location.

“Awareness of IV hydration is growing as clinics are available in most larger cities and our customer base is reflecting that. We wanted to offer an added benefit for our repeat clients,” said Dr. Targhee Oeveraas, H2uP founder and CEO.

Hangover package choices include the popular “Rally” treatment that includes one liter of fluid and the choice of three medications tailored to the client’s symptoms. Or the more robust “No Judgment” treatment, the ultimate in hangover resuscitation that includes one or two liters of fluids packed with electrolytes, minerals, vitamins and any of the medications H2uP offers to treat the worst hangover symptoms.

Yelp reviews of the “No Judgment” give it high praise.

“It definitely lived up to the hype to cure hangovers,” William F.

“It is highly likely that H2uP is the only reason I walked out of Tahoe in one piece,” Tyler M. “Not only were their services an absolute lifesaver, but they were a blast to hang out with.”

Lake Tahoe’s altitude and dry climate along with events that usually include alcohol, a diuretic, can sometimes come as a surprise to tourists who quickly become dehydrated. In consultation with H2uP’s doctors, clients can receive added medications to their IV treatments that can ease headaches, nausea, and heartburn.

For people just looking for an energy boost or a beauty treatment can look to H2uP’s Energize or Glow treatments that employ Vitamins B and C as well as powerful anti-oxidants that help with cellular regeneration. To make an appointment at Elevate Wellness Center or for an in home concierge treatment customers can book online at or call or text 530-675-4287.

Upping your game with Magnesium

Magnesium is a powerhouse mineral. It’s involved in energy production, cell growth, blood pressure, bone health and the functioning of the heart, nerves and muscles. So, pretty much everything an athlete needs to perform at optimum levels.

What happens when we don’t get enough of it? Muscle cramps and weakness, fatigue, poor blood sugar control, elevated blood pressure and nausea, which all equals out to not feeling your best. Also drinking alcohol does a number on your magnesium level.

What’s the best way to keep your magnesium levels up to par? As with most things it all boils down to what you’re fueling your body with. Eat foods rich in magnesium – whole grains, nuts, beans, seeds, fish, avocados, and the tried and true leafy greens. Popeye was right. Spinach really is a superhero choice.

In a perfect world, we are all getting our daily-recommended requirements and tossing back leafy greens and feasting on perfectly prepared salmon for dinner. Right?

For the times when maybe you had a few too many glasses of wine and work has regulated your meals to take out, and what’s in the fridge right now, bringing your balance back in order may be helped with an IV treatment.

Research has found that IV infusions of magnesium may be more effective than oral or intramuscular treatments for correcting nutrient deficits. H2uP Tahoe’s Recoup treatment can help.

H2uP treatments at the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament

H2uP to offer services at American Century Championship
H2uP to offer services at American Century Championship. Photo credit: American Century Championship

We are pleased to announce that H2uP will have a treatment tent at the 17th hole Friday through Sunday at the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament. Spending the whole day outside in the sun at lake level can easily make you dehydrated, especially if you are consuming alcoholic beverages. Come stop by and get hydrated and refreshed so that you can continue enjoying the tournament.

Get hydrated at the Tahoe Beach Retreat on July 4th

Happy July 4th - H2uP
Happy July 4th - H2uP will be at the Tahoe Beach Retreat

Happy July 4th!

Not many places can match a July 4th celebration at Lake Tahoe. With its blue sky, gorgeous views, refreshing water, fun beaches, and spectacular fireworks, Lake Tahoe has it all. But with all the fun, please make sure you take your precautions. The UV index is forecasted to be very high today, so make sure you put on appropriate sunscreen and reapply frequently to avoid damaging burns. And as usual, please stay hydrated. If you are visiting for the holiday, you should read our post about Dehydration in Lake Tahoe. Our team is offering treatments at Tahoe Beach Retreat today. Look for our H2uP tent. We will be offering IV hydration to keep you going through the celebration.

Bachelorette party in South Lake Tahoe

H2uP Bachelorette party IV hydration session
Bachelorette party IV hydration session in progress. Photo by H|P|M Photo

By Claire Cudahy

Whether you’re looking for a laid-back bachelorette weekend filled with beach lounging and hiking, or you’ve got the itch to try something new like parasailing before throwing on a sparkly dress and getting a little wild at a club, South Lake Tahoe has got you covered.

Enjoy outdoor recreation, trendy restaurants, relaxing spa experiences, and fun nightlife all while taking in unparalleled views of the largest alpine lake in North America and the beautiful Sierra Nevada mountains.


There’s a reason the Coachman Hotel has been getting nods from the likes of Vogue and Sunset magazines. The Coachman’s modern-meets-mountain décor has visitors and locals alike frequenting the hotel for weekend getaways or pre-dinner drinks. Guests can also play corn hole, take a dip in the pool and hot tub, or cook s’mores over the fire pit. Pro tip: purchase a bottle of the Coachman’s custom Sauvignon Blanc to give as gifts to your bridesmaids.

Hotel Becket, a newly renovated boutique hotel, is just steps from Heavenly Village and offers bright, airy rooms with rustic touches. The hotel’s restaurant Ten Crows has also been making waves on the South Shore with its Alabama BBQ (think sweet tea fried chicken and grits) and selection of 40 whiskeys and bourbons.

For a classic steakhouse dinner, make reservations at Friday Station atop Harrah’s Lake Tahoe. In addition to making a mean martini, the restaurant offers gorgeous views of Lake Tahoe. For the best experience, plan your dinner around sunset.

For a relaxed atmosphere, head to Tahoe AleWorX. At this recently opened brewery, you can create your own woodfired pizza with over 30 fresh ingredients while enjoying the self-service brewery. Simply scan your wristband, which is embedded with a chip connected to a credit card, and you can sample the various local beers and wines on tap at your leisure.

In the mood for a margarita? Chimayo Street Grill adds a modern twist to classic Mexican street food (and has a killer happy hour). Ceviche Tostadas, Mahi Mahi Tacos, Burnt Ends Torta — the delicious crispy ends of a BBQ brisket — are just a handful of the favorites that keep people coming back for more.


Located in MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa, Opal Ultra Lounge is where you go to get your dance on. Call ahead to reserve a table and VIP bottle service, and prepare for a wild night. Added bonus: free admission for ladies until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.

Not the club-going type of gal? Then how about a pub crawl? Hop aboard Off the Chain’s 15-passenger bike bus to explore Lake Tahoe’s best drinking establishments in style (while burning off all those tacos you hopefully ate at Chimayo).

What’s better than a magic show? A magic show with drinks in hand. The Loft in Heavenly Village is a great place to grab a few cocktails in the lounge before heading into the intimate venue for a captivating magic show, which you may just get to participate in.

Book a private wine-tasting tour with Tahoe Tasting aboard the Golden Rose. The 1953 wooden craft cruises through Emerald Bay while serving up samples of wines from Napa — but also wines grown and produced right in the Sierra Foothills in Placer, Amador and El Dorado counties.


Every bachelorette weekend needs a little pampering. Try a two-hour pamper party at BioSpirit Day Spa, where you can combine treatments like a massage and facial or an exfoliating scrub and hydrating wrap. While you’re at it, enjoy a glass of champagne in the steam room.

After an evening of drinking, you are likely in need of a little rehydrating. Enter H2uP, a concierge IV hydration service that will come to your hotel room and refuel you and your bridesmaids with fluids and other ingredients to target symptoms like nausea or headaches. Just sit back and relax (while watching something fitting on Netflix like “Bridesmaids”) as a trained nurse administers your treatment. The treatment last under an hour, and leaves you feeling refreshed and ready to take on the day. For an extra boost of energy, try a B12 shot.

No trip to Lake Tahoe would be complete without some time spent enjoying nature. For an all-skills-level hike, head to Van Sickle Bi-State Park, which is located conveniently behind Heavenly Village. Due to a steep incline, within 15 minutes you are above the tree line taking in epic views of the lake.

Enjoy a day out on the water (while also strengthening your core) on a standup paddleboard. South Tahoe Standup Paddle and SUP Tahoe both offer rentals, life jackets and tips for beginners.

Get a bird’s eye view of Lake Tahoe while you parasail across the waters with Zephyr Cove Resort. Either solo or tandem, experience the area while tethered to boat with a 1,000-foot rope.

Congeners and the brewing of a hangover

The effects of congeners in alcohol
The Day After - Edvard Munch. Photo credit: Wikipedia Commons

What causes hangover symptoms?  One of the culprits is congeners. I know catchy, right? Congeners are substances produced during fermentation other than alcohol. Eww, gross. Except congeners are the substances responsible for most of the taste and aroma of the alcohol, so we kind of like them. But, and there’s always a but, studies have shown that alcohols with increased levels of congeners are associated with worse hangovers. Bourbon? High congener content. While vodka has the lowest. High quality vodka has even less. Try drinking Tahoe Blue Vodka, (Yeah, we like them) in moderation and you have your best shot at being hangover free.

-Just another tip brought to you by the friendly medical professionals of H2uP. You’re Welcome.

H2uP’s custom hangover tea: Tahoe the Mornin’ To Ya!

H2uP Custom Hangover Tea by BlendBee

Learn how H2uP’s custom hangover tea works

By Jamah Dacus, owner and founder of BlendBee.

Assam morning black tea will give you a boost of energy and is perfectly paired with the nutrient dense South American roasted yerba mate. Crafted with dandelion leaf and milk thistle seed to promote healthy liver function. Other hangover reducing herbs like ginger and peppermint to decrease nausea, as well as lemongrass, lemon peel and fennel seed to help reduce headaches.

Energize your body, detox your liver, calm your tummy, and release your tension with Tahoe the Mornin’ To Ya! Custom designed by BlendBee exclusively for H2uP.