From Flu to MVP: How Alabama's Josh Jacobs Overcame


Unless you were under rock, you know there was a football game in Atlanta, GA last weekend. Regardless of which side you were on it was a great game full of grit, determination, rivalry, and for Alabama’s MVP, Josh Jacobs, it included multiple IV Therapies. According to

Jacobs was sick enough that he had not eaten since 6 p.m. Friday when he forced down a bowl of soup.

On an empty stomach, he ran for 83 yards on eight attempts and two touchdowns. The only source of nourishment, Jacobs said, came in the form of IVs. He got fluids before the game and at halftime.

He didn’t practice Thursday and didn’t look healthy Friday at the team’s walk through. Before getting to the stadium Friday, Jacobs tweeted about having flu-like symptoms.

“I was just aching,” Jacobs said. “Nose runny, everything. Throat. Couldn’t drink any fluids. It was just a lot.”

He got a few IVs Friday before the two Saturday. The symptoms began Tuesday but by game time, he was ready.

So why IV? Here are just a few of the benefits of IV Therapy:

  • Improves Immune System

  • Increases Energy

  • Fights Aging

  • Reduces Stress

  • Faster Recovery

  • Destroys Toxins

Sparrow Health & Performance offers IV Vitamin Therapies as part of our health and wellness programs. You don’t want just any ole IV Therapy. Don’t waste your time and money on cheap imitations. Not to mention the struggle your body goes through to process something it doesn’t readily recognize which places the body under more stress. All IV Therapies at Sparrow are compounded and customized specifically for the patient with no preservatives or artificial ingredients which means, those vitamins are more readily absorbed by your body.

Whether you are just seeking a boost, an adjunct therapy, or something in between, Sparrow has something for everyone. IV therapy can be effective in treating and supplementing for any number of conditions. Some of the most commonly treated conditions include fatigue, cold, flu, intestinal malabsorption, wound healing, and much more. IV therapy can also be used for many other purposes such as enhancing athletic performance and complementing cancer treatments such as chemotherapy.

With all we are exposed to on and off the field, our bodies need all the support it can get. Why not treat yourself and those you love to the best version of you with an IV Therapy from Sparrow and be the MVP of this busy season? Make your appointment today by calling 205-319-0056 or email us at

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